World Turned Upside Down

Fleeing From Syria

GRAPHIC WARNING: The following images depict violence which some readers may find disturbing. Syria’s civil war is the worst humanitarian disaster of our time. The number of innocent civilians suffering has surpassed more than 11 million. More than four years ...
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A burnt house is seen in Meikhtila

Meiktila, Myanmar – Muslims massacred

Meiktila, Myanmar Muslims massacred: Newly released satellite photographs have revealed the extent of the sectarian violence in central Myanmar last month, in which Buddhist mobs torched hundreds of Muslim homes, killing at least 43 people. According to Human Rights Watch, ...
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The sad state of warehoused children

Russian orphanages are a scandal, said Jennifer Rankin. State institutions house nearly 400,000 children, a population larger than many cities. But less than one third of these children are actually orphans. Many “fall into the system when their parents, often ...
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Inside America’s Poorest County

The richest counties got richer and the poorer got poorer in the last decade, according to census reports. The poorest county turns out to be in the heart of Appalachia -- Owsley County, Ky. Owsley had the lowest median household ...
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Mutant Butterflies

Mutant Butterflies In Fukushima

Researchers in Japan say they have found evidence that radiation from the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident has caused the mutation of dozens of butterflies. The mutant butterflies are assumed to be just one of many affected ...
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Hunters for the Hungry - production of ground venison

Hunters for the Hungry (Budget Cuts Affecting Food Pantries)

Hunters for the Hungry Fred has been working with an agency called Hunters for the Hungry for five years. During that time, his food bank has received thousands of pounds of venison to feed the poor. This year, however, when Fred received no ...
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Albino Tribe Butchered for Black Magic Medicine

Albino Tribe Butchered for Black Magic Medicine

Albino children in Malawi are being hunted down and killed like animals.  The people believe that the bones, organs, and blood of the albinos can help in their medicine to bring them good health and wealth.  On the continent of ...
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This Woman Couldn’t Decide Which Dogs To Save, So She Bought The Entire Shelter

"This is the worst shelter she had ever seen," Clare Forndran, media director for Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary. More than 250 dogs were squeezed into a space designed for about 70. "Dogs were literally fighting over a loaf of ...
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Hundreds of Civilians Massacred In South Sudan

Bentiu, South Sudan Horrific massacre: Rebels have massacred hundreds of civilians in the South Sudanese city of Bentiu in the worst atrocity of the young country’s civil war. Bodies, including those of children and old people, were piled in heaps ...
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south korea suicide

South Korea – Where death is a popular option

The shocking death of a reality show contestant shined a light on South Korea’s suicide epidemic, said Kim Tae-ick. The contestant, identified only by her surname, Jeon, apparently hanged herself with a hair-dryer cord after telling her mother that she ...
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