Migrant Caravan Determined to Press On Despite Opposition

A caravan of about 7,000 migrants heading towards Mexico and the United States is continuing to move forward despite threats and criticism from US politicians and President Donald Trump. These immigration caravans have been organized and running since 2008, with the express goal of escaping poverty and inequality from Central American countries like Honduras to find better opportunities and lives in Mexico and the US. In the Honduras, poverty, corruption and inequality make it difficult to live and thrive in the country. Protests caused by allegations and reports of election…

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The Titanic II, a Replica of Original Titanic, Expected to Set Sail in 2022

In an era full of remakes, remasters, and nostalgia trips, Australian billionaire Clive Palmer announced that a replica ocean liner of the RMS Titanic, faithfully named the Titanic II, is expected to set sail in 2022. The Titanic II was first announced in 2012 by Palmer, a businessman and chairman of Blue Star Line, but the building of the ship had been delayed due to money troubles and conflicts with the Chinese government, leading them to halt its production. Development also stirred up controversy after it was revealed that another…

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Reddit Was Hacked in Mid-June, Despite Two-Factor Authentication System

Reddit recently reported that its website was hacked this past June. The hacker scammed Reddit’s two-factor authentication system. Luckily, the hacker was only able to access an old backup of the platform. As such, the hacker stole information which is most likely now irrelevant. However, it is believed that the hacker could be able to match Reddit accounts with their users’ email addresses using the information found. According to one of Reddit’s engineers, the hacker did not gain authorization to records stored in the platform’s systems. However, the stolen information…

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75 People Sentenced to Death by Egyptian Court

In 2013, there was a sit-in in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, located in Cairo, Egypt. The event occurred on August 4th, and it was violently ended by police forces. Approximately 600 individuals were killed in the process of dispersion. The sit-in was intended to protest Mohammed Morsi. Morsi, the former Egyptian President, has been associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. After an influx of protests regarding Morsi’s one year rule, the military finally removed him from his position of power. Six months after this event, the Egyptian Government stated that the Muslim…

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Clashes in Congo’s Kasai Spark Fears of Genocide

A recent upsurge in violence throughout Kasai, a southwestern province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, may lead to genocide, warn U.N. torture investigators. Warring Congolese insurgents and government troops have been engaging in acts of mutilation, rape, and mass killings at an unprecedented scale. International observers have drawn parallels with the most gruesome of ethnic clashes around the world. My greatest concern is that what we are witnessing today may be only the prelude of what is still to come. In my view, Kasai already today bears the signature…

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