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By Nisha Umesh:  On July 30th in Jerusalem, Yishai Schlissel, an ultra-orthodox Jewish man, stabbed 6 people at the annual Gay Pride Parade. Schlissel had just been released from prison, ...
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By Nisha Umesh:  It has been about two months since my first year of college ended at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). The University was originally established ...
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By Priyanka Sinha: ‘‘Four women every five minutes are raped in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’’, says Esperance Kavira Furaha. In 2009, on her way back home after appearing ...
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By Shruti Sonal: An unofficial gay pride parade was carried out by a right wing nationalist Jan Sjunnesson on 29th July, running through a neighbourhood in the capital city of ...
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By Ankita Ghosh: Picture this. Year 1872, an audacious and rather foresighted Jules Verne chronicles the intrepid and edge-of-the-seat journey of a solitary Englishman, Phileas Fogg, in his acclaimed title ...
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By Shruti Sonal:  Iran has long been an issue of contention in international politics, symbolizing the divide between a “rational and progressive” West and a conservative Middle East guided by ...
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By Vaagisha Das:  When Caitlyn Jenner affirmed her gender identity in Vanity Fair, telling people to “call [her] Caitlyn“, most people seemed to be supportive of her choice, going as ...
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By Renu Rana:  The 15th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit was concluded on 10th July 2015 in Ufa, Russia. It was attended by many influential leaders such as Indian Prime ...
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By Jason ‘Jayology’ Jeremias and Riddhima Sharma Edited by Aindrila Chaudhuri Last week, the #‎GirlsUp‬ summit was held in Washington D.C. The summit’s mission states: “Girls are powerful. When they’re educated, healthy, and ...
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By Anisha Padma:  On May 28th, the Oxford Union hosted a “Reparations Debate,” featuring many notable dignitaries. Among them was Indian MP, Dr. Shashi Tharoor. He took part in the ...
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By Bikash K Bhattacharya: Intense fighting erupted in Sumpra Bum area, northernmost Myanmar, near the Chinese border on the morning of 18 July. Fierce clashes between the Kachin Independence Army ...
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By Garima Kushwaha: Euthanasia has recently been in discussion since Aruna Shaunbaug’s case in India, who was left in a vegetative state of pain for 42 years, but also after ...
Health was at the core of the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and important progress was made to fight ill health and save lives. In the current Sustainable Development Goals framework that will cover the period 2015 – 2030, health has been relegated to only one of 17 goals. In a harsh competition for a stagnating aid envelope, health and other social sectors are likely to lose out. Considering the unfinished business of the health MDGs and major health challenges still facing many countries, health should remain high on the priority list in the development funding discussions. Credit: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders

By Meinie Nicolai, President of MSF’s Brussels Operational Centre: If you ask the proverbial ‘man on the street’ where the greatest health needs in the world are, most will think ...
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By Garima Kushwaha: Can a teenager who is not allowed to smoke, drink alcohol, have sex, drive, join the army or vote be considered capable of making a decision on ...
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By Nikhil Umesh: Standing in front of national television, filming for the junior quiz bowl in Kingston, Jamaica, I was prompted to introduce myself to the audience. “I am Nikhil ...
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By P.V. Durga: In a speech that started out as an apology for the crimes of the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America during the colonial era, Pope Francis went ...
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By Saswati Chatterjee: Satoru Iwata, Chief Executive Officer of Nintendo, passed away on July 11, 2015. He was 55 years old. His death was mourned across the industry, especially for ...
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By Zoya Sham: The BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) convened last week at Ufa for their 7th annual summit. The association was established with a view ...
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By Karthik Shankar: Sometimes feeling the weight of history can be intensely profound. The First and Second Hague Conference led to a plethora of international agreements on war crimes known ...
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By Shinjini Devbarman: It is a tumultuous time for the Greeks. The new set of reforms put forward by the creditors have left the ruling party Syriza reeling. A week ...
Being vegetarian saves cows' lives, but threatens the future of other sentient creatures. nunro

By Mike Archer AM: The ethics of eating red meat have been grilled recently by critics who question its consequences for environmental health and animal welfare. But if you want ...
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By Asmita Sarkar: The Delhi Government recently met with a delegation representing the , popularly known as Majnu ka Tila, in north Delhi. The refugees had been living in the ...

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