Day: August 22, 2017

Philippine Drug War Escalates, Leaving 80 Dead In One Week

The Philippines’ war against drugs entered its deadliest week yet, with police killing at least 80 people over the past few days as part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s ongoing crackdown on drugs and crime. According to the New York Times, 58 people were killed by police in just three days

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The State Of Far Right-Extremism In Canada

As racist violence in the US has steadily increased and culminated in the events at Charlottesville last weekend, there has also been a rise in right-wing extremist activity in Canada. The actions of right-wing extremists and other racist groups in Canada are largely monitored by the RCMP and recent estimates suggest there are dozens

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Iraqi Forces Advance Towards Tal Afar, ISIS’ Last Urban Stronghold

Just after a month since Mosul was retaken from ISIS’ control, Iraqi forces have pushed forward to the outskirts of the North-Western city of Tal Afar. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced in a televised speech addressing the push that ISIS would ‘either surrender or die.’  ISIS have had control of

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Terror Reigns As Women Suicide Bombers Kill 30 In Nigeria

There has been a striking resurgence in suicide bomb attacks in the Northern region of Nigeria. On Tuesday, August 15th, three women strapped with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) detonated their explosives and killed 30 people and severely injured 83 more, according to BBC News. The attacks took place at two

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