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World: WHO, UNICEF urge safe school reopening in Africa

World/Africa/23-08-2020/Author and Source: www.kbc.co.ke The unprecedented and prolonged school closures aimed at keeping students safe from COVID-19 are harming them in other ways, World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF said Thursday, urging governments in Africa to promote the safe reopening of schools while taking measures to limit the spread of the virus. A WHO survey […]

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New Zealand: Sexual violence, racism and exploitation, the sad state of student housing

Oceania/ New Zealand/ 07.07.2020/ Source: www.stuff.co.nz. Sexual violence, racism and exploitation are all prevalent in the halls of residence at Victoria University, according to the university’s student association. Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) has released its submission to the inquiry into student accommodation with students detailing horror stories they have faced while living in halls […]

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Slavoj Zizek: Politically correct white people who practise self-contempt are contributing NOTHING in the fight to end racism

By: Slavoj Zizek Smashing up monuments and disowning the past isn’t the way to address racism and show respect to black people. Feeling guilty patronizes the victims and achieves little. It was widely reported in the media how on June 21, German authorities were shocked by a rampage of an “unprecedented scale” in the centre of Stuttgart: […]

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French demonstrators & police CLASH as protests turn to riots (VIDEOS)

Europe/France/08-12-2019/Author (a) and Source: www.rt.com Riot police and demonstrators have clashed in France amid the ongoing general strike by labor unions against proposed pension reforms. Dozens have been arrested in Paris alone as over a million people marched across the country. Footage from Paris shows protesters hurling objects at police, and riot-geared officers charging in […]

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Violence against women on the rise in Pakistan

Asia/ Pakistan/ Fuente: www.dw.com. Pakistan ranks as the sixth most dangerous country in the world for women, with cases of sexual crimes and domestic violence recording a rapid rise. Activists blame society’s patriarchal attitudes for the problem. 40-year-old Shazia S. was busy talking to her daughter at her parents-in-law’s house in Lahore. The mother of six barely […]

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At least 97 killed in 2nd wave of protests in Iraq: UN report

Asia/Iraq/10-11-2019/Author (a) and Source: www.xinhuanet.com Demonstration-related violence from Oct. 25 to Nov. 4 caused at least 97 deaths and thousands of injuries during the second wave of demonstrations that started in Iraq on Oct. 25, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said Tuesday. According to a report published by the UNAMI, although Iraqi […]

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Russia: Fight club for school kids: Shocking MMA-like VIDEO sparks police probe

Europe/Russia/06-10-2019/Author and Source: RT A random tip-off reportedly helped uncover a chilling sweepstake frequented by a bunch of Moscow high schoolers – but they weren’t the ones who were relentlessly fighting for bets and recognition. Schoolchildren as young as 10 or 12 were taking part in bizarre ultimate fighting contests, which their older handlers were […]

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