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Child labor in Bolivia

In July, Bolivia passed a new child labor law that attracted a great deal of international attention. The South American country made it legal for children who are at least 10 years old to go to work. This...

Book talk: “Arab Women Rising”

Following the Arab Spring, gender equality between men and women in the Middle East is improving. Women today have more opportunities, both in business and in society, than they did in previous years. Two...

The immigration debate

This summer, President Obama has lobbied Congress to enact immigration reforms, with the hope of reducing illegal immigration and streamlining the process through which people move to the United States....
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Made in Bangladesh

Fifteen months ago, a fire at a garment factory in Bangladesh killed more than 100 people and injured at least a further 200. The factory provided clothing for U.S. retailers like Walmart, among others,...

Scotland considers independence

In September, voters in Scotland will participate in a unique referendum. They will decide whether or not Scotland should secede from the United Kingdom and become its own, independent country. Supporters...

Conflict between Israel, Hamas intensifies

For the third time in six years, major fighting has broken out between Israel and Hamas. Last month, three Israeli teens were abducted and killed in the West Bank, an attack Israel blamed on Hamas. Hamas...
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Al Shabaab on the offensive in Kenya

The militant group Al Shabaab has wreaked havoc across East Africa throughout the decade. A cell of Al Qaeda, the group has launched attacks on civilians throughout Somalia, Kenya and Uganda, and is...

Fukushima: three years later

In March 2011, an earthquake and tsunami devastated the eastern coast of Japan. Thousands of people were killed, and scores more were displaced as a result of the natural disaster. The earthquake and...

Fukushima’s impact on the nuclear industry

The meltdown's regulatory fallout differed in some of the world's most nuclear-dependent nations. Following the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor in March 2011, many wondered what lasting...