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August in review

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of August: Fires at Amazon forest trigger global calls for greater environmental protection Massive fires erupted in the Amazon forest in Brazil in late August, triggering outcry as well as calls for better protection of the “lungs of the […]

July in Review

Following are some of major events that have been dominating the global headlines in the month of July: Leaked private chats of Puerto Rican governor trigger massive street protests The streets of Puerto Rico were hit by massive protests amid leaked chats from the messaging app, Telegram that showed the territory’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló and […]

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro signs decree easing gun rules

On 7 May, Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree relaxing the rules for carrying firearms and raising a limit on ammunition purchases. This means that at least 20 million new people will be allowed to potentially carry firearms in the country, formerly restricted to the security forces.   The carry permit implies the […]

Preparing for the global measles outbreak

Measles is making a comeback worldwide with reports of 112,163 outbreak cases as of 15 April 2019. A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that the number of measles cases has increased by 300 percent in the first quarter of this year. This outbreak has alarmed public and especially travellers as measles is […]

Weeks of Youth-led protests prompt Bouteflika resignation

Algeria will hold its first post-Bouteflika presidential elections on 4 July, interim leader Abdelkader Bensalah has announced on 10 April. On 2 April, long-term president Abdelaziz Bouteflika submitted his resignation following weeks of youth-led mass protests against his 20-year rule. Despite Bouteflika’s resignation and the announcement of upcoming presidential elections rallies are likely to continue, […]