Day: April 17, 2017

Gun Crime And Domestic Violence: An American Affair

Yet another shooting plagued America this week, with three deaths being reported at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California. On Monday, two adults and one student died in a murder-suicide shooting. Cedric Anderson, 53, entered the school premises and opened fire on his estranged wife, Karen Elaine Smith,

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The Threat Of Nuclear War Looms On The Horizon

With the United States Navy approaching the Korean peninsula and the North Korean’s parading their military might for the world to see, for the first time in decades, there is a real threat of nuclear war. There is a tendency to dismiss North Korea as a joke.  The country is

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#BringBackOurGirls: Three Years On

The 15th of April marks three years to the day since 276 Chibok schoolgirls were abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist organisation in Nigeria. It was an event that shocked and outraged not only Nigeria but the world and sparked the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. The #BringBackOurGirls hashtag was used 1 million

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Political Chaos In Venezuela

Eye-searing tear gas, rubber bullets, and swinging police batons greeted protestors opposed to President Maduro in Venezuela at the end of March 2017. Extraordinary political events had occurred, the most extreme being the Supreme Court’s announcement on 29 March 2017, stating its intent to take over legislative powers from the

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America Gains Support In Facing North Korean Defiance

Early Sunday morning, an alleged Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) was launched in Sinpo, located on North Korea’s east coast. The missile didn’t get far, with reports indicating that the missile blew up on take off. However, the missile launch comes just one day after the massive military parade in Pyongyang,

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Syrian Conflict: Kurdish Active Ingredients

In light of the recent gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun, a rebel-held town in Syria, it is important to consider the Turkish involvement in the Syrian conflict. At first blush, Turkey’s relationship with the Syrian conflict is much more neutral than that of both Russia and the United States, but

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South Africa Marches Against President Zuma

This week has seen massive protests in South Africa, calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down. On Friday 12 April, thousands of young South Africans hit the streets in response to the downgrading of the country’s credit rating and Zuma’s record of alleged corruption. In addition to this, people

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Chechnyan Torture Camps

Over the last week, reports have leaked that more than 100 gay men have been detained and tortured in prison camps in Chechnya, with 3 killed by Chechnyan police. The story was first reported in Novoya Gazeta, a Chechnyan independent newspaper, whose journalists are now being threatened by government authorities. The

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