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Israel swears in new coalition, ending Netanyahu’s long rule
June 13, 2021
Israel’s parliament on Sunday narrowly approved a new coalition government, ending the historic 12-year rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and sending the polarizing leader into the opposition. ... read more »
Great Britain’s First Black Studies Professor Wants to Unite the Diaspora
June 10, 2021
Kehinde Andrews grew up as a child of the British Black Power movement. ... read more »
What California Can Learn from COVID Hotspots India and Brazil
June 3, 2021
According to doctors on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic in countries such as Brazil and India – where the global crisis has been most intense. ... read more »
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4-time Slam champ Osaka Out of French Open, Cites Anxiety
May 31, 2021
Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open on Monday and wrote on Twitter that she would be taking a break from competition, a dramatic turn of events for a four-time Grand Slam champion who said she experiences “huge waves of anxiety” before speaking to the media and revealed she has “suffered long bouts of depression.” ... read more »
Samburu Project Marks Third Year of Improving Health in Kenya
May 27, 2021
The Samburu Project (TSP), a Los Angeles-based nonprofit, demonstrates how widespread of an impact clean water can have. On May 28, they will be participating in the successful international awareness campaign, Menstrual Hygiene Day, for the third year in a row. ... read more »
Paris Court tries Anti-Racism Activist for Statue Attack
May 11, 2021
A French activist for Black rights went on trial in Paris on Monday for defacing a statue of a historical figure from France's colonial, slave-trading past, calling the protest a political act to denounce deep-seated racism. ... read more »
HIV Drugs Run Short in Kenya as People Say Lives at Risk
April 26, 2021
Kenyans living with HIV say their lives are in danger due to a shortage of anti-retroviral drugs donated by the United States amid a dispute between the U.S. aid agency and the Kenyan government. ... read more »
UN: Tigray’s Humanitarian Crisis Worsens, No Eritrean Exit
April 16, 2021
The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Thursday that the grave humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region is deteriorating, with no sign of Eritrean troops withdrawing and alarmingly widespread reports of systematic rape and other sexual violence mainly by men in uniform. ... read more »
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Iran Atomic Sites Targeted by Diplomacy, Sabotage
April 15, 2021
Iran's nuclear program has been targeted by diplomatic efforts and sabotage attacks over the last decade, with the latest incident striking its underground Natanz facility. ... read more »
Famed Egyptian Archaeologist Reveals Details of Ancient City
April 12, 2021
Egypt's best-known archaeologist on Saturday revealed further details on a Pharaonic city recently found in the southern province of Luxor. ... read more »
Refugee Families Urge Biden to Keep Promise to Up Admissions
April 6, 2021
The families of refugees and their supporters, including 124 elected officials, sent President Joe Biden a letter Tuesday urging him to make good on his promise to boost refugee admissions to the United States during the current budget year, replacing the record low number set by his predecessor. ... read more »
UN Warns over 27 Million Congolese Suffer From Acute Hunger
April 6, 2021
Two U.N. agencies warned Tuesday that over 27 million people in Congo are suffering from acute hunger, a record high representing almost one-third of the African nation’s estimated population of 87 million. ... read more »
Japan’s PM aims to calm China-Taiwan tension on US visit
April 5, 2021
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Sunday said Taiwan's peace and stability is key to the region and that Japan will cooperate with the United States to calm rising tensions between China and Taiwan. ... read more »
Who are the rebels in northern Mozambique?
April 4, 2021
They are known locally as al-Shabab, Arabic for ``youth,'' but it seems to be just a handy nickname as they don't have any known affiliation with Somalia's jihadi rebels of the same name. ... read more »
Writers from Four continents up for International Booker Prize
March 31, 2021
Chinese writer Can Xue and Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong'o, both long-favored contenders for the Nobel Prize for literature, are among nominees for the International Booker Prize for fiction. ... read more »
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