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Deadly earthquake in China leaves over 179 dead and thousands injured

Alden Hartopo

April 26, 2013

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake that struck China’s rural southwest Sichuan province left at least 179 dead and more than 6,700 injured, the Huffington Post reports. The earthquake struck shortly before 8 a.m. Saturday while many p...

Khmer Rouge Tribunal finds itself in a race against time

Lauren De Haan

April 24, 2013

Justice still awaits the citizens of Cambodia as the Khmer Rouge trial drags on with no end in sight. Only two leaders of Khmer remain on trial and the clock is ticking as the trial reaches a deficit and the defendants’ health deter...

Lack of media coverage spurs public outrage over Gosnell abortion trial

Rachel Hekman

April 17, 2013

Chances are, if you already know who Dr. Kermit Gosnell is, you found out about him through Facebook or Twitter. Philadelphia doctor Gosnell is currently the focus of an ongoing federal murder trial. He stands accused of seven ...

IMF restores relationship with Somalia despite persistent security issues

Julia Gho

April 17, 2013

After a 22-year break, the International Monetary Fund has finally recognized the government of Somalia. The IMF stated, “The International Monetary Fund today recognised the federal government of Somalia, headed by President Ha...

Obama’s budget proposal has long road ahead

Kemal Talen

April 17, 2013

On April 10, 2013, President Obama proposed a new budget that will cut social security benefits, reduce tax loopholes for the wealthy and replace the $1.1 trillion dollar “sequester” cuts with $1.8 trillion dollars in...

The “Iron Lady” passes away at age 87

Lauren De Haan

April 11, 2013

Margaret Thatcher, prime minister of Great Britain from 1979 to 1990 passed away on Monday in London at the age of 87. According to her spokesman, Tim Bell, Thatcher died of a stroke at the Ritz hotel after suffering from dementi...

Christian-Muslim violence kills five in Egypt

Alden Hartopo

April 11, 2013

Egyptian security officials reported a clash between Muslims and Christians early Saturday which left five men, four Christians and a Muslim, dead in a suburb of the city of Shubra el-Kheima, north of Cairo. According to Reuter...

Suicide rates high among South Korean elderly

Julia Gho

April 5, 2013

In South Korea, the traditional concept of filial duty has begun to fade. Many families feel less inclined to take care of their elders, especially when facing a lot of financial pressure themselves. According to a survey done by Statistic...

Netanyahu re-establishes detente with Turkey

Kemal Talen

March 29, 2013

Following the ebullience of President Barack Obama’s reception in Israel, the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, apologized to Turkey for an attack on a civilian flotilla at the port of Gaza, which killed nine people ...

Amash talks drone strikes and gay marriage at Wealthy Theatre

Joseph Matheson

March 28, 2013

The Wealthy Street Theater hosted a discussion on controversial issues of national security and civil liberties. The discussion was organized by the American Civil Liberties Union with Justin Amash, the representative for Michig...