Political Unrest
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Israeli forces kill six Palestinian protesters on Gaza border

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/30/18, 10:20 am

At least six Palestinians died Friday and 500 others sustained injuries during protests along the Gaza border with Israel. Leaders of Hamas, the Gaza-based Islamic militant group, called for six-weeks of sit-in protests to mark the mass displacement of Palestinians during the 1948 war that led to the creation of Israel. The protests quickly turned violent. The Israeli military reported thousands of Palestinians burned tires and threw stones at soldiers positioned at the border.

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Riot and fire at Venezuelan jail kills 68 people

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/29/18, 11:54 am

A riot and fire that broke out Wednesday in overcrowded cells at a Venezuelan police station killed 68 people. Officials said the casualties included 66 men and two women at the station in the town of Valencia. Prosecutor Tarek William Saab said authorities appointed four prosecutors to determine what caused the deaths.

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Wars and rumors of wars

News | The drive to protect ideology sometimes prevails over the good of others
by Jamie Dean
Posted 3/15/18, 02:33 pm

President Donald Trump’s move in March to impose hefty tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum sparked fevered debates about the potential fallout of an international trade war.

Other kinds of war bring more certain dangers. A 2017 study estimated a nuclear war with North Korea could kill 2 million people in Seoul and Tokyo, if the North Korean regime detonated a nuclear missile over the massive cities.

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