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World Cup 2014 Group G – Germany v Portugal liveblog

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Sports | 0 comments

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Brazil 3-1 Croatia: Hosts grind out a scrappy victory in World Cup opener

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Blog, Sports | 0 comments

The hosts Brazil kicked off the World Cup with a good 3-1 result against Croatia, but a subpar performance. After going behind early to a Marcelo own goal, they needed a lucky Neymar shot from distance to equalize, before going ahead with an extremely soft penalty in the second half. Croatia will feel rightly aggrieved at the scoreline after giving a decent account of themselves against the hosts and tournament favorites. Brazil will have to improve if they hope to beat the likes of Spain, Germany, or Argentina if they meet in the knockout stages.

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Gold, Coltan & Diamonds: Pillaging in the Congo

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Consul, Sex, Drugs and Guns | 1 comment

Modern companies have been largely free to act with impunity in conflict regions. The widespread exploitation of Congo’s resources has financed conflicts in the Congo since the late 18th century and continues to finance the current civil war in the Congo, which has claimed more than 5 million lives.

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Ukraine’s Alleged New Register

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Blog, World Affairs & Politics | 0 comments

A flier has been allegedly circulating around a Ukrainian city calling for the registry of all Jews. Is that for real, or just classic dark Jewish humor?

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Alyne da Silva Pimentel v. Brazil

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Blog, Health, Human Rights, Sex, Drugs and Guns | 0 comments

The Brazilian government has become the first country in the world to pay reparations for maternal death. The decision comes 3 years after the death of Alyne da Silva Pimentel.

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A New French Prime Minister

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Blog, World Affairs & Politics | 0 comments

Today, French president François Hollande approved a new cabinet and fired his prime minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault, replacing him with the center-left interior minister, Manuel Valls. Read on to find out more!

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