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By Ipsita Barik: When you hit the wall, there is only one solution – climb the wall. What’s this? An inspirational quote? A success mantra? Well, right now, it’s the quote ...
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By Ankita Mukhopadhyay: The Iran nuclear deal, a negotiation between Iran and the Permanent members of the UN Security Council- United States, France, China, Russia and United Kingdom along with ...
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By Tarak Bach Baouab:  On 19 August 2003, the Canal Hotel housing the United Nations (UN) office in Baghdad (Iraq) was targeted by a large truck-bomb. The attack left 22 dead, ...
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By Nisha Umesh:  It has been a little over a year since the extra-judicial killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown’s murder was the spark that unfortunately necessitated chants ...
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By Perry Maddox: The UN’s latest global population statistics were dumped online this week in the form of a huge, impenetrable spreadsheet. What the complex figures obscure is a landmark ...
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By Bikash K Bhattacharya: Editor’s Note: This year International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, celebrated on 9th August, had the theme- Post 2015 Agenda: Ensuring indigenous peoples’ health and ...
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By Monica Islam: On 6th of February last year, a young interfaith leader said “Muslim extremists have shut down the country today”, pointing out the nationwide blockade, which was observed ...
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By Shruti Sonal:  Nobody had heard of Zuber Ahmed Khan, an average Mumbaikar having a wife and two children, before the news of his arrest came out a few days ...
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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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