Author: Yuexin Li

Rough Sex Defense Will Be Banned In The U.K.

The death of Grace Millane, a 22 years old British girl, triggers controversial discussions. Because of her interest in BDSM, Millane had asked to be strangled during sex. This “rough sex gone wrong” then became an excuse for the killer to avoid being accused. As a grey area in the

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U.S. Protests Bring Brazil Racial Inequality To The Fore

U.S. protests trigger outcry about racial discrimination globally. Under this trend, being a country with enormous disparities among races, Brazil is criticised for violating black people’s human rights during the pandemic. The disproportionate death toll of black people is the most recent evidence of Brazil’s racial inequality. According to the

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Land Invasions Threaten The Life Of Indigenous People Amid COVID-19

The pandemic distracts the public’s care of deforestation and fragile tribes in the Amazon. Although lockdown policy improves the environment of urban areas, things are different in these places. Increasing illegal mining, logging, and wild animal trafficking is reported by environmental authorities amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The infectious disease also

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COVID-19 Leaves Care Homes In The U.K. Unable To Cope

Care homes and hospices have become the centre of attention in U.K. media after thousands of deaths were reported. Since recorded infections and death rates in hospitals began decreasing from their early April peak, a new problem which had been ignored previously is being exposed now. In the week of

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Domestic Violence: A Hidden Pandemic

COVID-19 has escalated the global gender violence crisis. Because of the stay-at-home orders, increasing cases of domestic violence are being reported. Counting Dead Women, a pioneering project that records femicide in the UK, reports that suspected domestic abuse killings have risen during lockdown. In the past ten years, the average

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Life After India’s Lockdown

On March 25th, 2020, the Indian government declared a 21-day lockdown to control the outbreak of the Coronavirus. Rather than slowing and stopping transmissions, the strict strategy goes contrary to its wishes. Most citizens complain the lockdown policy is too sudden to prepare, triggering large-scale hunger and unemployment.  Homeless people

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COVID-19: UK Government’s Controversial Response

As of March 12th, confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK have risen to 590. The true number of cases could be much higher. Moving from the “containing” phase to the “delaying” phase, the National Health Service system is on an emergency footing. Although 30 designated hospitals are still receiving patients,

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No More Escamilla, No More Femicide

Hundreds of people holding the slogan “not one more murder” gathered in front of the National Palace in Mexico City over the last few days, to protest against the murder of a young woman on the 9th February, 2020. Ingrid Escamilla, a 25-year-old girl, was killed brutally by her partner.

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Torture In Nigeria: Life In The Hellfire

With arms forced back and tied at the elbows and feet tied back at the knees, suffering detainees are bound into a triangle. Sometimes perpetrators put heavy blocks like wood or concrete on the backs of hanging detainees to intensity their burden and pain. After cutting the blood circulation to

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Coronavirus Outbreak Reawakens Anti-Chinese Racism: I’m Not A Virus

In Vietnamese and Korean restaurants, there could be signs with “no Chinese in”. In public transportations, passengers choose to stand rather than sitting next to the Chinese. In the newspaper, editors described the deadly coronavirus as a “yellow alert”. They are not things happening during SARS or Ebola but taking

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Possible Next Steps For Syrian Refugees

While the globe was celebrating the coming new year, artillery fire didn’t stop in Syria. Nine people, including five innocent children, were killed by a Syrian military attack in a school of Idlib, a northern city being held by rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad. Being run by Syria Relief,

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Iran Air Crash: A Heavy Price To Conflicts Between The U.S. and Iran

After a booming crash, PS752, a passenger plane of Ukraine International Airliners, fixed its flight forever on January 8, together with 176 innocent souls, including newlyweds, families of four, foreign students, and gentle crew. Three days later, under the pressure of clear evidence, General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the

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Mexico Should Reconsider Its Approach To Fighting Its Drug War

Since the Mexican government deployed troops to fight against drug cartels in 2006, over 61,000 people have disappeared and violence has only increased. Head of Mexico’s National Search Commission, Karla Quintana, expressed the announcement of this huge number as a great pain for both individuals and their families. Along with

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Non-combative Strategies Should Be On the Agenda Towards Mali Conflict

According to the announcement of the French defence ministry on December 23, seven Islamic extremists had been killed by the French first armed drone strike. Being a tough response to 13 French soldiers’ death by a helicopter collision during their Mali operation several weeks ago, the defence minister Florence Parly

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