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Why Are Mosques in China Quietly Disappearing?

Just hours after the Notre-Dame fire in Paris, millionaires of the world were already donating towards renovating the cathedral and all the major news outlets were reporting it. Amidst this display of favoritism towards the coverage and help of the Parisian exemplar over other destroyed religious heritage sites, many people found the liberty to discuss it on online platforms, specifically Twitter and Instagram. On April 16, Iranian-American poet Kaveh Akbar tweeted, complaining that “The 800-year-old

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The Dark Side To Coffee Production

Over 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed daily — it’s simple to just buy it from our local Starbucks. It may seem easy for us but it certainly isn’t for coffee farmers in countries like Ethiopia and Brazil, where they are being exploited. With the global population demanding more of this famous beverage, these farmers are more susceptible to the violation of their human rights. Higher demand for coffee equates to foreign businesses employing

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US Airstrikes Killed More Civilians Than The Pentagon Admits

From its liberal use of torture, the implementation of PRISM, a mass surveillance program used on American civilians, to rising counts of employee sexual harassment, the US military has never failed to remain at the centre of controversy. However, one recent story seems to have fallen out of the headlines before it even had the chance to appear in them. A report released by Amnesty International last month shed light on the shadowy claims made by

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Sri Lanka Under Attack Due To Consecutive Massive Bombings

It was almost 10 years after Sri Lanka, the Paradise Island -as it is often addressed was over with its civil war, earned the title of the ‘Best Country’ in the world to travel in 2019 by Lonely Planet. This South-Asian island was chosen for the top spot in the guidebook publisher’s annual Best in Travel Awards as a result of its better and improved transport facilities, new-attractive hotels and a flourishing number of interesting

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Why Colonials Needs to Be Taken Into Account in Notre Dame’s Rebuilding

The famous Notre Dame Cathedral caught fire on Monday. Fortunately, due to the church being under renovation, multiple artifacts had been removed from the site and placed in the Louvre museum.  The over-800-year-old church is guessed to have burnt down from the center of the roof, and the damage is so intense that even $1 billion dollars raised from France’s billionaires may not help. However, President Emmanuel Macron has called for the cathedral to be

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Guam Youth Congress: The Importance of Youth Politics and Policymaking

The Guam Youth Congress was created in 1975 by then-Senator Carl T.C. Gutierrez as a training ground for Guam’s future leaders. Today, representatives from the island’s villages and schools gather to discuss and debate issues that plague our island. Christian Valencia, the Speaker of the House of Guam Youth Congress, believes that the organization provides the youth with an avenue to voice their concerns about issues that affect them and their communities. It gives them

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The Armenian Genocide, Told By a Turk

On this day 103 years ago, 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the government of the Ottoman Empire, known today as Turkey. This genocide was carried out both during and after World War and it lasted three years, involving mass murder, forced labor and a death march through the Syrian Desert women, children and the elderly were sent on. Other ethnic groups such as Greeks and Assyrians were also murdered during this time. Turkey has

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A Beginner’s Guide For Voting In The Indian General Elections

The 2019 Indian General Elections are here, which means it’s time for every Indian who is 18 and above to exercise their constitutional right to vote. For many of us, it is probably our first time. So in order to make things easier, here is a handy guide of things to keep in mind before you go out and vote at your nearest voting booth: We’re Electing MPs, Not a Prime Minister:  It’s easy to

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