Het inspirerende verhaal van twee zusje

Deze twee zusjes zijn nog nooit een moment van elkaar gescheiden geweest. Ze hebben de afgelopen 27 jaar samen doorgebracht en absoluut alles, van hun eten tot aan hun bed, gedeeld. Abby en Brittany Hensel zijn een Siamese tweeling. Ze hebben samen één lichaam maar wel allebei een hoofd. Hoewel de kans minder dan één […]

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Abortion bill galvanizes Argentina’s youth to fight

Julieta Poo, a 15-year-old secondary school student, is getting her face painted green outside of Argentina’s Congress while young women chant “legal abortion in the hospital.” Poo wears a symbolic green bandana that reads: “Sexual education to decide, contraceptives to prevent abortion, legal abortion to prevent death.” She has come to the march because she […]

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Many Cameroonians skeptical as elections approach

In exactly two months, Cameroonians will be going to the polls to elect their president. 28 candidates are in the running, including 86-year-old incumbent Paul Biya, who has been in power for 36 years. He is Africa’s second longest serving leader after his neighbor Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea. But there are doubts inside […]

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Hungary rolls out red carpet for Foreign carmakers

Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto was visibly proud when, after 17 months of negotiations, he recently announced a multibillion-euro investment in his country by a German car manufacturer. “Some 150,000 cars can be produced in Debrecen every year,” said the minister. “This will initially create more than 1,000 jobs.” The plant’s construction is set to begin […]

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Germans ‘don’t trust the welfare state anymore’

German welfare organization Paritätische Gesamtverband warned in a report released Tuesday that a large section of the population no longer had faith in the welfare state, posing “a threat to social cohesion in Germany.” It said turning the situation around would require several key reforms and an investment of some €50 billion ($58 billion). Read […]

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What’s wrong with Indian media?

The recent resignations of two prominent journalists from ABP news channel have once again sparked a debate on media censorship in India. Those who left the channel included the former editor-in-chief, Milind Khandekar, and Punya Prasoon Bajpai, who hosted the popular show “Master Stroke.” Last month, the channel irked India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by […]


Has Earth entered the anthropocene epoch?

Death and rebirth are the bookends of time. For over 4.5 billion years, each day on Earth has begun the same way: with the rising of the sun. But earth scientists look for greater changes, choosing great extinctions or periods of evolution to mark the passing of one geological period into another. Our destiny, some […]


Usain Bolt agrees to practice deal with Australian soccer club

By The Associated Press Tues., Aug. 7, 2018 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Usain Bolt is quickly closing in on a professional soccer career. The Jamaican great has negotiated an “indefinite training period” with Central Coast Mariners in Australia’s A-League. Frmer Olympic and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt controls the ball during a charity soccer match between members […]


Facebook still teens’ most-used website: report

By Leanne ItalieThe Associated Press Tues., April 14, 2015 NEW YORK—Remember those declarations that teens are done with Facebook? Think again. Facebook remains the most used social media site among American teens ages 13 to 17, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. And, surprisingly, boys visit the site more often than […]


Bachelorette Becca Kufrin picks her man and Bachelor Nation does not approve

Host Chris Harrison called Monday’s Bachelorette season finale the most emotional we’ve ever seen, but I doubt he was talking about the one emotion that stood out for many of the show’s devoted fans: disappointment at Becca Kufrin’s choice. In hindsight we should have seen it coming. Becca herself essentially spoiled the outcome before a […]