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Romanians rise up
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Romanians rise up

Biggest demonstration since fall of communism in 1989 Thousands of Romanian citizens flooded the streets to protest the government’s decree to legalize bribery and fraud in early February. According to USA Today, the decree allowed several politicians to avoid prosecution if the financial damage involved less than $48,000. Josiah Coroama, […]

Drug lord extradited from Mexico
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Drug lord extradited from Mexico

Mexican authorities extradited Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known by his nickname “El Chapo,” to the United States to face multiple indictments associated with his leadership of the Sinaloa drug cartel. Prosecutors seek to hold his trial in Brooklyn where he will face 17 charges including drug smuggling […]

Syrians flee capital city of Aleppo
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Syrians flee capital city of Aleppo

Debris coated the streets of Syria’s capital city, Aleppo, as the Syrian army’s forces broke into the once city. The battle waged in the streets, once again brought the war to the doorsteps of citizens. The ongoing civil war started in 2011 with protests and anti-regime messages. Many citizens wanted […]

Israel proceeds with West Bank settlements
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Israel proceeds with West Bank settlements

Israel has recently planned for another 2,500 settlements on the Palestinian occupied West Bank. The expansion of settlements has been controversial since its  start in 1967 because of its effect on Palestinians living in East Jerusalem. Obama’s recent choice to abstain from a U.N. vote against Israeli settlement reflects two […]

President of South Korea impeached
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President of South Korea impeached

South Korean President Park Geun-hye was accused of a corruption scandal that led to the first impeachment in the country’s history. President Park, impeached with a vote of 234 to 56 by lawmakers in South Korea’s National Assembly, had plans to stay in office until February 2018. She is currently […]

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Students respond to Trump administration

  Numerous riots and anti-Trump protests broke out in cities across the nation after the election. Many feel Donald Trump is not fit to be President.  At John Brown University, students shared these sentiments, but the consensus was hardly uniform. Cristopher Proveda, a junior business major from Nicaragua, said that […]

The World’s Position on Climate Change
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The World’s Position on Climate Change

                Ice caps are melting, sea levels are rising and the world’s governments are coming together to talk about what can be done about it.   Jane Beers, assistant biology professor at John Brown University, said that 97 % of professional climate scientists […]

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Thailand decrees mourning for death of king

The longest serving monarch in the world, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, died on October 13 at the age of 88 after seven decades in power. Emily Richards, a missionary kid from Thailand who currently lives in Siloam Springs, recalls the day she first heard of the king’s death. “Well, […]

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Trump reverses US stance on NATO

There are several unanswered questions after Trump’s narrow victory, as the controversial candidate’s wide claims have offended and divided people across party lines. Trump’s claims for his presidency range from building a wall across the Mexican border to pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. How Trump will guide the United […]

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Canopy offers aid to war torn families

The Syrian Civil war has created a devastating chain reaction, impacting countries that are thousands of miles from the battle grounds. Thousands of Syrians are losing their homes, families and safety as a result of the Syrian civil war. The war is forcing these families to find a home somewhere […]