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New Zealand Earthquake Hits Richter Scale at 8.1

New Zealand Earthquake Hits Richter Scale at 8.1

Early Friday, a mighty 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands region of New Zealand. The quake was so violent that the country set a tsunami warning for the surrounding areas out of caution, as large quakes like the one Friday morning often spawn huge tsunami waves. The 8.1 quake was …

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The Pope Visits Iraq for First Time

The Pope Visits Iraq for First Time

Pope Francis plans to visit Iraq starting Friday, and will stay in the country for four days as he makes a tour of six cities. Crowds will not be permitted to gather to hear the pope speak, owing largely to the pandemic, so his meetings with others in the country …

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Security Forces in Myanmar Kill at Least 33 Protestors

Security Forces in Myanmar Kill at Least 33 Protestors

On Wednesday, Myanmar security forces cracked down brutally on civilians, reportedly killing at least 33 protestors calling for an end to the coup of military forces in the region. This is in addition to other protestors killed on Saturday, which the UN estimates numbered at least 18 people. International observers …

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Iran-Backed Syrian Militias Targeted by US Air Strikes

Iran-Backed Syrian Militias Targeted by US Air Strikes

On Thursday, the United States conducted its first military actions under new president Joe Biden. The action, which targeted infrastructure used by Iranian-backed militias in Syria, was a dispassionate air strike on a strategic target. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin reportedly suggested the attack and target to Biden, who authorized the …

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Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts After Coup

Facebook Bans Myanmar Military Accounts After Coup

After a violent coup on February 1, wherein the military of Myanmar overthrew the civilian government, Facebook moved to ban the military’s hate speech on their platform. Myanmar has only recently become connected with the internet on a large scale, with as few as five percent of people in the …

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Japan’s Deaths Fell in 2020: How Is That Possible?

Japan’s Deaths Fell in 2020: How Is That Possible?

The year 2020 will be remembered as a dark moment in global history. An unprecedented health crisis led to millions of deaths globally, as the world reconfigured itself to handle the sudden spread of a deadly illness. However, one country saw their annual rate of deaths decline in 2020. Japan, …

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Attack on UN Convoy Leaves Italian Ambassador Dead

Attack on UN Convoy Leaves Italian Ambassador Dead

A vicious attack on a humanitarian World Food Program convoy headed to a school in North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday left three dead. Among those killed in the attack included Italy’s ambassador to the Africa nation. The attack took place neaby the city of …

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