Category Archives: Asia

The stories behind the pictures: Iraq War

“Every once in a while your path crosses paths with history”- Luis Sinco I just watched this series of videos done by photojournalists from the LA Times, depicting their journeys during the Iraq War. They spoke about the importance of … Continue reading

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Ninety-two abducted children rescued in China in crackdown on human trafficking

We might live in a society where slavery has been formally abolished, but that does not mean it is nonexistent. Today, thousands of children, women and men are trafficked around the world to serve as prostitutes, workers, housemaids etc., forced … Continue reading

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Putin signs adoption ban

On Friday, President Vladimir Putin, of Russia, signed into law a ban on adoptions of Russian Children by U.S. citizens. This law is in response to a law President Barack Obama signed called the Magnitsky Act, which imposes U.S. travel … Continue reading

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South Korea Elects First Female President

South Korea elected its first female president recently. The below is written by Ms. Magazine. On Wednesday, Park Geun-hye was elected President of South Korea. She will be the first woman to ever hold the position in that country. Park, … Continue reading

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Tajikstan orders Facebook be blocked

According to the Washington Post, 41,000 Facebook users in Tajikstan will know longer be able to use the social network as the country’s government has ordered all Internet Service Providers and mobile carriers in the country to block the site. … Continue reading

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Israeli man set himself on fire during protest

According to ABC News, an Israeli protestor who demonstrated in Tel Aviv on Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the social protests is now in critical condition after setting himself on fire. The 52-year-old man left a letter at … Continue reading

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Saudia Arabia will allow “qualified” women to participate in Olympics

The article below comes from Human Rights Watch, and is about Saudi Arabia allowing “qualified” women to compete in this year’s Olympics— something the country has never allowed before. The announcement comes weeks before the Olympics are set to begin. … Continue reading

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