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China’s beleaguered Uighurs under high-tech surveillance

International | A new report details disturbing government efforts to eradicate minorities in Xinjiang
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/10/18, 01:10 pm

CHINA: A new Human Rights Watch report details the scaled-up efforts to eradicate Uighur Muslims, Kazakhs, and other minorities behind a wall of secrecy in Xinjiang province—in state parlance, “to cure ideological diseases.” Most disturbing, according to the report, for its widespread implications:

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Private donations outpace government flood relief in India

International | Indian government refuses foreign assistance, including ministry efforts
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/29/18, 01:44 pm

INDIA: Private donors are stepping up more than the state to provide relief from the worst flooding in a century in Kerala state. Thus far, local and expat Indians—using online and GoFundMe campaigns—have donated $103 million versus the central government’s $85 million (with an estimated $3 billion in damage).

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U.S., Mexico agree to NAFTA overhaul

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/27/18, 01:53 pm

President Donald Trump announced Monday he is scrapping the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) held by Canada, Mexico, and the United States in favor of a new deal that may exclude Canada. The agreement will be called the “United States–Mexico Trade Agreement” and would require more automotive components to be produced in North America by higher-paid workers.

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