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An Insider Perspective of UK Unemployment.

If the pundits are to be believed, it seems Britain is one cup of tea away from complete bankruptcy, and a chunk of the population are turning to crime. At the very least the Government has revised its economic growth … Continue reading

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Hundreds of Schoolgirls poisoned in taliban attacks

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/06/taliban-poison-school-girls-afghanistan_n_1573325.html The Afghani Goverfnment has accused the Taliban of intentionally poisoning schooling instututions that educate girls, as a statement against the education of women. The water supply or the grounds themselves were allegedly laced with poison, snuck in by bribing either … Continue reading

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Blind chinese activist Chen Guangcheng flies to New York

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/20/us-china-dissident-idUSBRE84I04V20120520 One of Chinas most prominient activists is set to study as a fellow at New York University School of Law, after enduring much hardship defending the rights of his marginalized countrymen, as well as exposing forced abortions and sterilizations. … Continue reading

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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/06/2012621330497990.html

Yememi security forces conducted air raids in the outlying Abyan and Shabwa provinces of Yemen, targeting suspected Al-Qaeda fighters. At least 30 fighters were killed, reports a local town Mayor, and many more were injured. As well as this, Red Cross worker Hussein Saleh was killed whilst on a humanitarian mission to aid a fellow kidnapped colleague who was abducted in Western Yemen. 

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Karma return for ‘pay it forward’ philanthropist

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/18/paul-ziemniarskis-family-_n_1527672.html?ref=good-news&ir=Good%20News

American Paul Ziemniarski, after recovering from his own strggle with Leukemia, spent his recovery time founding the Ziemniarski Family Resource Foundation, to help other sufferers of cancer and their family with medical bills and other support- building on his principle of ‘paying it forward’. In the summer of 2011 Pauls cancer returned, and after arsenic treatment failed, the community, touched by his heartfelt efforts to help others, ‘paid it back’, with the Chicago community hosting a fundraising benefit in Mr. Ziemniarski’s honour to help with his second battle with the disease.

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Bagpipe playing prison program hopes to soften hardened criminals

http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2011/05/31/wouldnt-hanging-them-be-more-humane/

A rehabilitation program taking place in a Indian prison in the state of Jammu is somewhat unusual in nature, and involves teaching inmates to play the drums and bagpipes in an effort to reform their attitudes and societal involvement. The prison of Kotbhalwal has a 20 strong band of pipe players, that when accomplised enough, plan on playing at weddings and other various funcions in the community.

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