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Monthly Archives: May 2013

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries with cases of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) – a new SARS-like virus – to share information after Saudi Arabia said patent rights on nCoV had delayed the development of diagnostic tests....

By Mina Akrami on May 30th, 2013

On May 9, 2013, measurements at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii revealed climate data many scientists are calling a frightening milestone. For the first time in human history, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere reached...

By Record on May 28th, 2013

Since 1970 the rate of incarceration within the United States has increased by nearly 700 percent, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. The growing trend of incarceration, however, does not respond to trends of crime, as violent...

By Nicolas Rochon on May 24th, 2013

An Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report released last week found that the global economic and financial crisis deepened social inequality. The report found that after taxes, the richest 10 percent of the population...

By Mina Akrami on May 23rd, 2013

North Korea fired six missiles into waters beyond its east coast over three consecutive days beginning May 18, according to the South Korean Ministry of National Defense. Speculation that the missiles are short range KN-02s exist but the South...

By Record on May 23rd, 2013

Russia sold a record-breaking US15.16 billion dollars worth of arms in 2012, according to a recent report by the Federal Military-Technical Cooperation Service (FSMTC). In 2011, they sold US$13.2 billion, maintaining their status as the second...

By Record on May 20th, 2013

After the May 11, 2013 general election, Mian Mohamed Nawaz Sharif of the centre-right Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) party, acronym PML-(N), is set to become the prime minister of Pakistan. Tuesday’s official results show that Imran Khan...

By Mina Akrami on May 18th, 2013

A humanitarian crisis in Burma (formally Myanmar) presents a challenge for the international community. While recent democratic reforms in the Southeast Asian nation have led to the lifting of decades old sanctions, crimes against humanity committed...

By Record on May 16th, 2013

Local election results on May 3rd redefined the place of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) on Britain’s political spectrum, as the anti-EU, anti-immigration party took a quarter of all votes cast. This leaves analysts and other...

Afghanistan continues to be the world’s largest producer of opium, constituting about ninety percent of the illegal global supply, despite a poppy blight in 2010 that severely reduced crops. While potential poppy production decreased over...

By Record on May 13th, 2013