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Student protests point to deeper problems in Bangladesh

International | Traffic safety is but one grievance on the minds of demonstrators and activists
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/14/18, 06:50 pm

As protests over poor road conditions in Bangladesh subsided last week, student demonstrators and activists reported that a government crackdown on opposition increased. Tens of thousands of students staged nine days of protests in early August after a speeding bus on July 29 killed two young students in Dhaka, the country’s capital and home to 18 million people.

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Another Ebola outbreak strikes Congo

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/06/18, 11:43 am

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s health ministry reported over the weekend there are 13 confirmed cases and three confirmed deaths in the country’s latest Ebola outbreak. Health ministry officials said the latest cases were detected in Ituri and North Kivu provinces. The ministry also identified 30 probable cases and 33 other suspected cases currently under investigation, recording 33 overall deaths that could be related to the epidemic.

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The fourth anniversary of genocide in Iraq

International | ISIS killed and enslaved thousands, and thousands are still missing
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/03/18, 03:57 pm

IRAQ: Friday marks the fourth anniversary of the ISIS genocide of Yazidis in Iraq. Besides the thousands ISIS killed and enslaved, thousands remain missing—and a Yazidi population of 400,000 before 2014 in Iraq has been obliterated. I write about my encounter last week with Yazidi activist and survivor Nadia Murad in the latest issue of WORLD Magazine.

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