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By Stephanie Simko, News Editor   SOUTHERN ISLES, THE PHILIPPINES – Disaster in wake of Typhoon Haiyan A week after Typhoon Haiyan crashed into the islands of the Philippines, the nation is still in a state of calamity. Tacloban City received the brunt of the storm, leaving more than 3,600 dead and hundreds of thousands [...]

November 20, 2013

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Catching up on global happenings in the past week By Stephanie Simko News Editor ISTANBUL, TURKEY – Historic rail tunnel linking Europe and Asia opens The world’s first underwater rail link between two continents opened last Tuesday, fulfilling a dream conjured up by Ottoman sultans more than a century ago. The Marmaray tunnel, connecting Asia and [...]

November 6, 2013

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Catching up on global happenings in the past week By Stephanie Simko News Editor DHAKA, BANGLADESH – Protests continue for wage increases Police responded with violence against thousands of garment workers after the third day of protests in the industrial zones around the capital city.  The workers demand an increase in their minimum monthly wage [...]

October 2, 2013

Chinese navy targets Japanese military ship with radar

By Stefan Miceta The Argus In light of the ongoing territorial dispute between islands in the East China Sea, PRC naval forces have tested the already strained tensions between China and Japan by using weapon systems radar to target a Japanese warship. The radar, which was locked on and ready to fire weapons immediately, was [...]

February 13, 2013
Russia and China on board peace plan

Russia and China on board peace plan

Against a backdrop of intensifying conflict in Syria, Russia and China officially endorsed former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan’s peace plan last week. Annan has been appointed by both the United Nations and the Arab League to the office of special envoy to Syria. Annan had been tasked with helping to draft a plan for the resolution of hostilities between the government and opposition forces.

March 26, 2012

Philosophy doesn’t make money so it shouldn’t be a major

China’s Ministry of Education announced last week that it’s planning on phasing out majors at its universities that produce unemployable graduates. Unemployable, in the Ministry’s definition, is any major in which less than 60 per cent of graduates find work in two years.

November 28, 2011