When news of Robin Williams’ death by suicide was announced three weeks ago, the world was assailed for days with the minutiae of the actor-comedian’s final moments. In the aftermath of this media furor, however, it is becoming clear that the coverage of suicides – and particularly celebrity suicides – is in need of reevaluation. Continue reading
Brazil’s rapidly engorged position in the media spotlight over the summer has been dogged by persistent political and economic troubles of the country. From May until July, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro – amongst other large cities – were racked by street protests. Over one million people were estimated as taking part, with over 200 arrests made. Continue reading
With the G20 economic summit in progress, a new development in climate change could cause concern for participants. Massive holes have appeared in Siberia, and could be the result of greenhouse gases escaping melting permafrost. Continue reading
A United States Major-General was shot and killed at a military academy near Kabul on August 5th, the highest ranking U.S. officer to die since the September 11 attack on the Pentagon. A German brigadier-general, two Afghan generals and at least 10 other soldiers were also wounded before the gunman, a soldier wearing an Afghan army uniform, was shot dead.
Since March 2014, an outbreak of Ebola virus has been plaguing West African nations. Due to intense international travel the virus has the potential to quickly spread across the globe, and while it has only affected West Africa over 800 people have died.
Taiwan’s Kuomintang, or KMT party, was once again named the world’s richest political party. This year the KMT, also known as the Chinese Nationalist Party, registered its total assets at 26.8 billion NT, or 892.4 million USD. Continue reading
Last month a group of seven staff members at Burmese newspaper Bi Mon Te Nay (‘Bi-Midday Sun’) were arrested and are currently standing trial for allegedly endangering state security and inciting public alarm. If convicted, they face up to 14 years in prison. Continue reading
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not agreeing to a cease-fire in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza, despite pressure from international leaders to end the fighting. Israel and Palestine have had disputes over borders, security, and freedom since the beginning of the twentieth century. The overall lack of peace is rooted in the religious and cultural conflict between Israel, a traditionally Jewish state, and the Arab nations that surround it. Israel considers the geographic area the Jewish homeland, while Muslims in the area consider it their historic land. Continue reading
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In a startling move on July 17th, Australia eliminated its carbon tax policy. The Australian senate voted 39 to 32 to repeal the carbon tax on major Australian polluters. The tax had risen up to 25 dollars per metric ton of carbon dioxide. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott had made a campaign promise to eliminate the tax. The carbon tax had been highly controversial with the Australian electorate. Australia relies heavily on fossil fuels to the extent that it is one of the world’s highest per capita carbon emitters. Continue reading