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By Susmita Abani:  In 2012 president Barack Obama in the United States expressed solidarity with marriage equality supporters. In May 2015, Ireland’s vote for marriage equality came as a surprise ...
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By Bhanvi Satija: In Saudi Arabia, it seems, justice is being equated with decapitation. The country is on pace to break its record for the number of people beheaded in ...
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By Pamela Eapen:  China has become notorious in the past few years for animal cruelty. The recent dog meat festival in Yulin carried on, despite numerous online protests to shut ...
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By Devika Kohli: Bernie Sanders, the Senator of Vermont has emerged as one of the most prominent contenders in the 2016 American Presidential election. Other popular candidates are Hillary Clinton ...
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By Nishtha Relan: In China, the residents of Yulin follow a tradition of celebrating the Yulin Dog Festival annually, where they slaughter about 10,000 dogs and cats to consume as food. ...
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By Lamya Ibrahim: Grab your handkerchiefs folks, this is going to be an emotional one. The US Supreme Court’s ruling that same-sex marriage is a Constitutional right, led to a ...
Tunisian security forces in Sousse. EPA/STR

By Rory McCarthy: Just two months after the shooting of 22 holidaymakers in the Bardo museum in Tunis, Tunisia has been attacked again. On June 26, two gunmen opened fire ...
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By YKA Staff:  The Supreme Court in the United States of America has legalised gay marriage in the entire country. This landmark judgement came after Jim Oberfell from Ohio filed a ...
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By Ruchika Thakur: China recently blocked India’s move in the United Nations for seeking action against Pakistan for releasing 26/11 mastermind Zaki-Ur-Rehman Lakhvi and has put it on technical hold. ...
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By Nikhil Umesh:  On Wednesday, Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced that he would be seeking the United States presidency. Jindal is the first Indian American to seek a spot ...
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By Parul Ghosh: There are 1 billion people living with disability in the world. The United Nations recognizes only 9 Major Groups. Disability is not one of them. If 1 ...
While many people in India live without electricity, it is looking less likely that Australian coal will supply it. Environmental Change and Security Program/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND

By Lynette Molyneaux: “India needs Australian coal” is a view promoted by government and industry alike, most recently in the Institute for Public Affairs’ latest report. The report argues that ...
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By Kabir Sharma:  India is one of only 4 countries not to have ratified neither of the ILO international conventions on child labour. The others are Marshall Islands, Palau and ...
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By Pamela Eapen:  As a South African with Indian-born parents, I’ve been privileged to be a part of two entirely different cultures and environments growing up. Consequently, I’ve come to ...

By Ruchika Thakur: As Indians we are always more worried about China than Pakistan, because we can never figure out what China is actually up to, and every time we hold ...
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By Anisha Padma: John Oliver opened his show, Last Week Tonight, with the terrorist attack on Charleston’s Emanuel AME church that killed nine people. This attack is one of many ...
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By Nikhil Umesh:  To all South Asians living in the United States: Let us remember their names. Cynthia Hurd, 54 Susie Jackson, 87 Ethel Lance, 70 Rev. DePayne Middleton-Doctor, 49 ...
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By Manasi Chaudhari: I recently went on a holiday with friends to Pattaya, Thailand. On New Year’s Eve, after our party, we sat down at a Starbucks to relax. While ...
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By Abhishek Jha:  There are two things regarding the recent Charleston shooting. The way these shootings are characterised by conservative media, and the terrorist-organisation-style rationalisation that Dylann Roof gave before ...
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By Shambhavi Saxena:  People have had to flee their home countries for any amount of reasons, from state-sponsored violence, ethnic clashes, to wars, natural disasters and devastating economic conditions. Strong ...
A Muslim woman attending a yoga lesson in Bandung, Indonesia. Indonesia is one of 47 Islamic nations that supported the creation of an International Yoga Day.

By Chaitanya Mallapur: There are 47 Islamic nations among the 177 countries of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that officially co-sponsored–with India–a resolution to establish June 21 as “International Day ...
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By Pamela Eapen:  The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has had a past riveted with stories of torture and inhumane interrogation techniques on terrorists. However, a previously classified CIA document released ...

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