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World AIDS Day and the Global Epidemic

World AIDS Day and the Global Epidemic

The first of December is World AIDS Day, on which people around the world seek to increase awareness, share knowledge, and work together to end the HIV epidemic. This year’s theme is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community.”  The first World AIDS Day was...

The Earthquake in Albania

The Earthquake in Albania

Recently, the country of Albania was stuck by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake. The quake has destroyed buildings and left people trapped under the city’s rubble. So far, at least 16 people have died, and the city is scrambling to recover.  Albania is a small country...

New Delhi’s Pollution Problem

New Delhi’s Pollution Problem

New Dehlli, the capital of India, is the most polluted city in the world. Also known as the “Capital of Smog,” the city’s air quality has been especially bad this week, so much so that the city’s authorities declared a public health emergency. As a result, schools...

What You Should Know About the 2019 Chilean Protests

What You Should Know About the 2019 Chilean Protests

Widely known as the one of the countries with the most stable government and economic growth in Latin America, Chile is currently undergoing significant social unrest. The state of the country is reminiscent of the dictatorship under General Augusto Pinochet that...

The Current State of Internet Access in Africa

The Current State of Internet Access in Africa

Internet is almost a luxury in Africa. According to CNN, it is estimated that only about 40% of Africa's population has access to the internet. Additionally, for the population that is able to attain internet access, the internet rates in Africa have been categorized...

Main Takeaways from the G7 Summit in Biarritz

Main Takeaways from the G7 Summit in Biarritz

The Group of Seven (G7) recently met for two days in Biarritz, France to discuss international events, world trade, environmental issues, and more. The world leaders from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, and the US, held multiple meetings and covered a...

Hurricane Dorian’s Impact on the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian’s Impact on the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian has wreaked havoc on The Bahamas. Although the hurricane has passed, the country is still undergoing a humanitarian crisis. News outlets have moved on to cover other information, so few people have a solid understanding of the suffering of those...

4 Facts About the Current Amazon Rainforest Fires

4 Facts About the Current Amazon Rainforest Fires

Thousands of fires are currently destroying the Amazon rainforest. The outbreak is the worst one that has occured in nearly a decade, and has far-reaching impacts for Brazil and beyond. This year has seen a record amount of fires, and the smoke is spreading as people...

The Recent Ebola Outbreak

The Recent Ebola Outbreak

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is in the midst of the second largest and deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. Since the first of August last year, the number of people with the disease has reached 3,000 cases and 2,000 deaths. This year’s outbreak is second only...

Why Youth in Poland Are Getting a Tax Break

Why Youth in Poland Are Getting a Tax Break

Since joining the European Union (EU), Poland has had an extremely difficult time with the phenomenon known as brain drain. For anyone unfamiliar with the term brain drain, it is used to summarize the process of important working-age people emigrating to find work...