Daily Archives: October 14, 2018


Four Indonesian Baby Traffickers Arrested

Last month, four people have been arrested for allegedly trafficking babies through two social media platforms: WhatsApp and Instagram. The four apprehended included: the man who managed the Instagram account where the babies were promoted – Alton Phinandita Prianto; the 22-year-old mother of the child who was put up for […]


A Century-Old Dispute: Chile & Bolivia

In a recent landmark ruling, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled against Bolivia in its century-long dispute with Chile over access to the Pacific Ocean. The dispute, which has lasted for over a century now, has left a long and strenuous relationship between the two South American nations, and […]


Ebola Outbreak In Democratic Republic Of Congo At ‘Critical Juncture,’ According To WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the fight against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo is being threatened by a ‘perfect storm’ of hindrances. Dr. Peter Salama, WHO’s Deputy Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response, has expressed concern about the effects of increasing violence in DRC on […]


Italy’s Pro-Refugee Mayor Arrested

On October 2nd, the mayor of the Italian region of Riace, Domenico Lucano, was arrested and put under house-arrest for fraudulently delegating local waste management to two co-operatives, rather than formally taking care of the problem. Prosecutors identified this action as “aiding illegal migration.” Lucano has been the mayor of […]


Legislation In California Offers Renewed Hope In The Fight Against Climate Change 1

The 100 Percent Clean Energy Act of 2017 (SB-100) was signed this month by Governor Jerry Brown after it passed in the assembly with 43 votes in favor and 32 against. Surprisingly, in the fallout of California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment, which finds that almost two-thirds of the state’s beaches […]


Taliban Forces Kill 27 Members Of Afghan Security 

On September 17, 2018, global news sources reported that more than 27 security force members were killed across three provinces in Afghanistan: Farah, Badghis, and Baghlan. Taliban forces have been targeting police checkpoints and killing, wounding, or abducting security force members. The Taliban publicly claims responsibility for such attacks. These […]


Online Videos Of President Maduro Eating Meat With “Salt Bae” While Venezuela Starves

A viral video has surfaced of Venezuelan President Nicolás Marduro dining at a restaurant run by the world-famous Nusret Gökçe, also known as the internet’s “Salt Bae.” Maduro and his wife Cilia were gifted cigars while Gökçe prepared a steak for them at one of Gökçe’s chains in Turkey. This […]


Recurring Reports Of Migrant Domestic Worker Abuse In Gulf States

On 19 September, an article published by Al Jazeera revealed the plight of Vietnamese migrants who spent months living and working under harsh conditions in Saudi Arabia while employed as domestic worker or maids. The interviewees recounted how they had their passports confiscated by their employers upon arrival, and were […]