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Italian Students Protest Work Placements

Throughout Italy, thousands of teenage Italian school students protested their work placements. They suggest that these placements provide almost no on-the job training, and also enable employers to exploit lax laws for free labour. Student unions have been organizing the protests through social media, and have claimed that over 200,000 […]

Mysterious Braid Chopping In Northern India Sparks Protests

Indian has been at the centre of some odd and mysterious behaviour, which surfaced recently but has been ongoing since September (2017). News outlets are calling it ‘braid-chopping’, and it is exactly that. Multiple reports have come from Northern India, claiming assailants forcibly removing hair from unsuspecting women. The total […]

Philippines Suspends Police Anti-Drug Operations

Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte announced last week that he has suspended the anti-drug operations of the Philippine National Police. All operations will now be transferred to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), which will entail a refocusing on larger drug syndicates as opposed to low-level street dealers and users. Since […]

Iraqi and Kurdish Forces In Armed Standoff Over Kirkuk Region

Iraqi and Kurdish forces remain locked in an armed standoff in the disputed Kirkuk region after Iraq ordered the Kurds to surrender military positions. This follows the recent independence referendum held in Kurdistan, which suggested the incorporation of Kurdish majority areas, like Kirkuk, into an independent Kurdistan. Kirkuk Governor Najm […]

Is Nobel Peace Prize 2017 A Solution To Nuclear Weapons?

Among 318 nominations, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2017. The ICAN is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in 100 countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. The campaign was born in Melbourne and officially […]