Author: Aisha Parker

Himalayan Glaciers Are Melting Rapidly According To American Scientists

The melting glaciers in the Himalayas have brought fear into the international arena as Cold War spy-satellite images have recently surfaced. The American scientists who studied the data have stated that the “glaciers are melting about twice as fast as they used to”. According to the American academic journal, ‘Science

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180 Nations Agree To United Nations Plan For Plastic

On May 10th, there was a significant move towards regulating the export of plastic waste as 180 governments collectively agreed on the new UN framework and the amendment of the Basel Convention (1989). The meeting in Geneva involved 1,400 representatives who arrived at this decision after 12 days of intense

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NASA Carbon Observatory (OCO-3) To Launch

In an effort to improve the science surrounding Climate Change, NASA scientists have planned for the mission ‘Orbiting Carbon Observatory 3’. The OCO-3 assignment involves sending an instrument to the International Space Station which will better understand the movement of carbon dioxide between plants and the atmosphere. Unfortunately, the OCO-3

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Italy Joining China’s Belt And Road Initiative

Italy recently joined President Xi Jinping’s strategy to revive the old silk road through China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). This raised international concerns from the U.S. and EU because Italy is the first G7 nation and the biggest EU member to join. Although the BRI allows Rome to improve

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Chinese Authorities Accused Of Intimidating Uyghurs In Australia

Chinese authorities were accused of threatening the Uyghur community in Australia by stating they will detain their family members who live in China. DFAT has raised alerts around the intimidation of the Uyghur people by the Chinese government, who have asked Australians for their personal information. The detention camps for

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Terrorist Attacks In Two New Zealand Mosques

On Friday, 15th March a devastating terrorist attack took place at two Mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. This resulted in the death of 50 innocent civilians with another 50 people wounded. According to law enforcement, these attacks were meticulously planned leading up to the outbreak which took place during Friday

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Israel Rejects UN Accusations Of War Crimes After Gaza Probe

Between March 30 and December 21, 2018, investigations took place by the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry into Israel’s treatment of Palestinians during protests at the Gaza strip. The UN commission conducted 325 interviews with victims, witnesses, and other courses; they investigated more than 8000 documents, studied drone footage and other

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Queensland Mother Guilty Over Daughters’ Genital Mutilation

A Queensland mother has been found guilty of taking her two daughters, aged 9 and 12, back home to Somalia for a female genital mutilation procedure in 2015. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a horrific cultural tradition and a massive gender-security issue of the 21st century. This case was the first

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Trump Says ‘A Lot Of Progress’ Made With North Korea

According to the U.S. President Donald Trump, his consultation with Kim Yong-chol on Friday, January 18th was an “incredible meeting.” Kim Yong-chol is one of North Korea’s top negotiators and Trump intends to make progress with the country to ensure their de-nuclearisation. However, there is no certainty of this occurring

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SpaceX And The Launch Of GPSIII To Help US National Security

The success of Space X launching the GPS III was momentous for Elon Musk coming into January 2019. This was America’s first National Security Space mission as explained by the U.S. military. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off 8.51 am Sunday 23rd December 2018 from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force

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Malaysia Muslims Rally In Kuala Lumpur

In Kuala Lumpur, tens of thousands of Muslims have protested on the streets to save their ethnic rights. Malay privilege is under threat from the government, causing massive discontent across the multiracial country. The peaceful protest took place on 8 December 2018. This was the first rally since Prime Minister

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Climate Change Agreements And Achieving Unity

The threat of climate change has been at the forefront of global environmental security. National leaders gathered together at a UN summit in Poland to discuss and find solutions to this global phenomenon. Due to the severity of the situation, the United Nations climate chief said that the aforementioned “threat

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Deforestation In The Amazon And Climate Change

The Brazilian Amazon rainforest is suffering tremendously from deforestation and illegal logging, motivated mainly by the drive for animal agriculture. Government reports have shown that between 2017 and 2018, approximately 14% more land was cleared than in 2016 (previously the highest level in the past decade). Satellite images over the

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North Korea’s Nuclear Tests

North Korea’s new nuclear testing has created insecurity for U.S. hegemony and security. Kim Jong-un visited the test site of the “ultramodern tactical weapon,” which allegedly would ensure the state’s security and protect North Korea like a “steel wall.” The testing of the highly developed weapon has occurred in a sensitive

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Terror Attack on Melbourne’s CBD

A recent terrorist attack on Melbourne’s CBD has prompted a “reality check” for Australian police. A lone wolf terrorist, identified as Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, was inspired by Islamic State ideology. Shire Ali drove his 4×4 vehicle filled with bottles of gas throughout Bourke Street in the CBD around 4.30pm. He then

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NASA Launches Satellite To Help Understand Global Ice Loss

With the melting of global ice causing tremendous worldwide fear, NASA has stepped up their technological and scientific skill to help understand Earth’s ever-changing climate. On September 15, NASA launched the ICESAT-2 satellite to observe Earth’s ice sheets and their contribution to sea levels. The Delta II rocket carrying the

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China’s Growing Navy Poses A Threat To The U.S.

China’s navy has received renewed attention as its growth begins to challenge U.S. military hegemony within the Pacific Ocean. The uncertainty surrounding how this will affect future relations between China and the U.S. remains unknown and worrisome. As an established economic superpower, China is now moving to become one of

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Twelve-Year-Old Nauru Refugee Attempts To Set Herself On Fire

Nauru has received renewed attention within the past month due to reports of children harming themselves in protest. Among those, is a 12-year-old refugee who has attempted to set herself on fire on Wednesday 22nd August. This infliction of self-harm was intervened by her family and friends. The girl was

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Trump Wants A Militarized Space Force By 2020

The Trump Administration has announced an eccentric new plan for the creation of a militarized “Space Force” by 2020. The proposed Space Force would become the sixth branch of American’s military which follows a similar structure to their air and land forces. It would include a wide range of military

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