Monthly Archives: October 2016

Duterte’s Actions May Cause Economic Woes

By Marina Mangie Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s rule may become the cause of economic issues in the Philippines if he continues his present path of volatile leadership. The most popular parts of Duterte’s presidential platform were his promises to fight … Continue reading

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China’s First Lady Enhances Soft Power

By Zhongyi Christina Su Peng Liyuan, 54, known as “Mama Peng” by many Chinese children, is a successful singer and performing artist. Her songs, including Zhumulangma, People from Our Village and In the Field of Hope, are so popular that … Continue reading

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Egyptian MP Wants Women Students to Prove Virginity

By Rana Shenawi An Egyptian lawmaker, Elhamy Agina, called this past month for mandatory virginity tests for women before they could be admitted to a university in Egypt. According to Egyptian Streets, Agina said in an interview that female college … Continue reading

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Brazilians Boost Attendance at the Paralympics

By Melina Fleury Franco The Barra Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro hosted 170,000 people on Sept. 10, more people than on the busiest day of the 2016 Olympic Games, which only totaled 157,000. What were all these people watching? … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia, Iran Dispute Affects Hajj Pilgrims

By Ibrahim Alkhayal There is an ongoing dispute between Saudi Arabia and Iran surrounding this year’s Hajj, the annual trip to Islam’s holiest city, Makkah. Saudi-Iranian relations took a dive this year after Iran refused to sign a Saudi document requiring … Continue reading

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