World Turned Upside Down

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South Korea – Where death is a popular option

The shocking death of a reality show contestant last week has thrown a light on South Korea’s suicide epidemic, said Kim Tae-ick. The contestant, identified only by her surname, Jeon, apparently hanged herself with a hair-dryer cord after telling her ...
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China Implements New Human Trafficking Laws

China's Ministry of Public Security news portal website has reported that a new law has been implemented citing criminal punishment for people buying trafficked women or children. The new law is due to take effect on 10/1/15. The amendment, approved ...
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The sad state of warehoused children

Russian orphanages are a scandal, said Jennifer Rankin. State institutions house nearly 400,000 children, a population larger than many cities. But less than one third of these children are actually orphans. Many “fall into the system when their parents, often ...
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Guatemala: A nation in the grip of depression

Guatemalans are suffering from “an epidemic of chronic pessimism,” said Jose J. Camacho. We all seem to agree that “everything is bad, nothing is certain, everyone has a price, and something evil lurks behind every good deed.” The media fuel ...
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H.R. 933 GMO Bill Signed Into Law

H.R. 933 GMO Bill Signed Into Law

On March 26th, 2013, United States President Barack Obama signed the H.R. 933 GMO bill into law that was written in part by the very billion-dollar corporation that will benefit directly from the legislation. Pres. Obama inked his name to H.R ...
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Fetuses Burned To Heat British Hospitals

It has been reported that thousands of aborted and miscarried fetuses have been burned to heat British hospitals. An expose by local British news found that 27 state-run hospital trusts incinerated fetal remains, sometimes burning the bodies with other hospital ...
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Human Traffickers Sink Boat In Mediterranean Sea

Valletta, Malta Traffickers drown refugees: As many as 500 people, including scores of children, drowned off the coast of Malta when human traffickers rammed one of their boats. The traffickers had taken the group—which included Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians, and Sudanese—by ...
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BPA linked to miscarriages

New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant. While the study is not nearly ...
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Anti-Semitism

Where Jews still aren’t welcome

Anti-Semitism is sweeping Hungary, said Colin Freeman. It’s so bad that the World Jewish Congress held its annual conference in Budapest to express solidarity with beleaguered Hungarian Jews. The Jobbik party, which is openly anti-Roma and anti-Semitic, is now the ...
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Men In Jail

Nearly Half Of Black Males, 40 Percent Of White Males Are Arrested By Age 23. A large number of American men have already been arrested by the time they're in their early 20s, according to a new report. A study, ...
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