Archive for January, 2015

Afghan journalists seek cover at the sce AFP PHOTO/SHAH Marai (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghan journalists seek cover at the scene where clashes between Taliban-linked militants and security forces occured in Kabul on January 18, 2010. At least 18 civilians were wounded when fighting erupted between Taliban militants and Afghan security forces in the centre of Kabul on January 18, a health ministry spokesman said. The Taliban launched a string of attacks on government buildings and shopping centres in commercial and political heart of the Afghan capital, triggering gun battles with security forces.

For more information go to : https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/01/23/publish-and-perish-in-afghanistan/

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Angela Köckritz Mitarbeiterin DIE ZEIT

At first they arrested her Chinese assistant, Zhang Miao. Then the authorities put the screws on her. In the end, Angela Köckritz, correspondent for German weekly Die Zeit, decided to leave China in haste.

Here her story here: http://www.dw.de/köckritz-chinese-authorities-accused-me-of-spying/a-18200442

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Protestors gather in November to call for the Nigerian government to secure the release of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

Protestors gather in November to call for the Nigerian government to secure the release of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.
Credit Olamikan Gbemiga/AP via NPR

When gunmen entered the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and murdered its cartoonists in cold blood, the world erupted in outcry. But the same week, when Islamist militants from the group Boko Haram razed the entire town of Baga in Nigeria—killing, according to some estimates, 2,000 people or more—it hardly stirred.  Read the full story here: http://wgbhnews.org/post/where-public-outcry-over-massacres-nigeria?utm_referrer=http%3A//m.wgbhnews.org/%3Futm_referrer%3D%23mobile/34917

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Japanese IS Abduction


(Reuters) – It is an unlikely friendship that ties the fates of war correspondent Kenji Goto and troubled loner Haruna Yukawa, the two Japanese hostages for which Islamic State militants demanded a $200 million (132.34 million pounds) ransom this week.

See the full report here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/21/us-mideastcrisis-islamicstate-japan-idUSKBN0KU1Y420150121

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Mongolian MineCredit: Rachael Bale/CIR

The mine has put itself directly at odds with a traditional way of life that’s already facing the strains of drought and climate change. Mongolia has warmed more than any other country in the last century, nearly 4 degrees Fahrenheit in 70 years.

You can read the article here: https://beta.cironline.org/reports/massive-mongolian-mine-endangers-nomads-water-way-of-life

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