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Will The Historic Inter-Korean Peace Summit On Friday Finally Help To Bring Peace To The Korean Peninsula?

On April 27, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and the South Korean president Moon Jae-in is will meet for a historic peace summit scheduled to take place in the De-Militarized Zone between the countries. It will be the first time a North Korean leader has visited South Korea since the Korean War and the third time that a North and South Korean leader meet since 1953. Their meeting will be broadcasted live and over 2800

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Opinion: Philosophy Education Should Be Incorporated into Indonesia’s School Curriculum

The skills of problem-solving and critical-thinking are undoubtedly the most valuable competencies that would utterly be valuable in a variety of professions, as well as your everyday life. You need to be able to handle problems wisely by the means of taking different point of views into account in making the decisions. Unfortunately, it seems that plenty of Indonesian students do not possess the aforementioned traits. According to PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), more than

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Tropical Storm Tembin Hits The Philippines Hard

The tropical storm called Tembin (also known as Vinta in the Philippines) has brought on flash flooding and mudslides to the island of Mindanao, located in the southern part of the Philippines. Even though tropical storms are very common in the Philippines, usually they do not occur at Mindanao. This makes this storm particularly a threat to the residents of the Philippines and the neighboring areas. “The river rose homes were swept away. The

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The Sonia Era of Indian Politics Comes To a Close

The 22-year-old Sonia Maino left her home in Piedmont, Italy in 1968 to marry into crème de la crème cult of Indian Politics: the Gandhi-Nehru Family, when she tied the knot with Rajiv Gandhi, the younger son of the then Indian Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi. In a compendium of photos taken by Rajiv Gandhi, titled Rajiv’s World which was published in 1994, Sonia Gandhi reminisces her absolute lack of knowledge about Rajiv’s background during their initial

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The Dangers of Being a Regional Journalist in India

On Jun. 1, 2015. Jagendra Singh, a journalist from the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was set on fire by some local policemen and henchmen allegedly under the directions of one of the state’s ministers, Ramamurti Singh Verma. He died on Jun. 8, 2015 from burn injuries. Singh wrote on local politics and current affairs in Hindi-language newspapers and on his Facebook page, which had more than 4,000 followers. Singh often wrote critically about Verma, alleging that he was involved

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10-Year Old Boy Injured From U.S. Helicopter Window in Okinawa

The U.S. military and Okinawa have always had a rough relationship, ever since the occupation of Japan in 1945. However, just recently on December 13, a transport helicopter lost its window when it was flying overhead Daini Futenma Elementary School in Okinawa. This incident lead to Gov. Takeshi Onega’s response later on: “It is unforgivable that it dropped in the middle of the playground” Because of this unfortunate incident, past concerns about other incidents will

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Yemen’s Escalating Humanitarian Crisis Has New Hope with Greater Efforts

The conflict that has been raging in Yemen for the last three years, with a body count of 5,000 civilians, came to a head on November 6th when a missile fired by Houthi rebels was intercepted near Riyadh. Now the Houthi-held ports in Yemen, where 70% of the population requires emergency aid, are experiencing a blockade of food, medical supplies, and humanitarian aid. According to a UN News Center report, 90% of Yemen’s basic needs are

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Don’t Send Rohingya Refugees Back to Genocide in Myanmar

Ethnic cleansing has been the motivation behind some of the worst genocides in history. Unbeknownst to many people, this format did not end with Hitler. A small country in Asia, Myanmar, is going through this in full force, and the group being targeted is the Rohingya Muslims. More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees have been forced to leave their homes because of the brutality inflicted by Myanmar’s government. A Rohingya girl from Myanmar, Yasmine Ullah, describes

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Saudis Arrest 11 Princes, Including One of World’s Richest Men

Al Arabiya, the Saudi-owned television network, announced on Saturday night the arrest of eleven princes, including billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. Four ministers and many former ministers were also arrested. The arrests were allegedly conducted and closely followed by the formation of Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption commission. The commission’s leader is Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is widely believed to be combating dissent preemptively. Though he is already the de facto ruler and official minister of defense,

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Declassified Documents Reveal the U.S. Knew About Indonesian Massacre

Newly declassified documents reveal the US government knew about the mass killings in Indonesia in 1965 as they occurred and yet failed to act. The US Embassy in Jakarta shared “intimate” knowledge of the violence with Washington, including a list detailing whether known Communist leaders had been arrested or killed. Telegrams described religious orders to civilians “to kill suspected communists,” and how “victims taken out of populous areas before being killed and bodies

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