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Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

February 19, 2016

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Afghanistan The United Nations published a report indicating the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan during 2015 was the highest since recordkeeping began in 2009. Last year, the U.N. logged 11,002 civilian casualties. A... Read more »

Laurent Gbago trial sparks questions about ICC

Rachel Henley, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016

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Is the International Criminal Court really international? If so, why have no developed countries had criminals indicted? The ICC, established in July, 2002, is the first permanent international court to be put in place. Tribunals... Read more »

Primaries begin in polarizing election

Mara Stern, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016

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As casual conversations at Guilford snake their way around to political discussions, the upcoming presidential primary election is at the forefront of most Guilfordians’ minds. Whispers of Trump, Cruz, Bernie, and Hillary hang... Read more »

News In Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

February 12, 2016

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Columbia The Constitutional Court of Colombia made a ruling prohibiting mining operations and petroleum projects from the country’s paramos regions. Paramos are moorland ecosystems typically found between elevations of 3,000... Read more »

WHO declares emergency over virus

Kathryn Long, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016

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A “public health emergency of international concern” is how the World Health Organization recently classified the Zika virus. At this point, the Zika virus has infected over 20 countries in Central and South America. Although... Read more »

Year of Pulses educates about food, promotes sustainability

Regina Gardner, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016

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In an effort to combat global food insecurity, the 68th U.N. General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses. “Pulses are annual leguminous crops that yield between one and 12 grains or seeds,” according to... Read more »

Water crisis rocks small city

Harris Billings, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016

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Murky, brown, rancid, high in lead and — by some reports — carrying Legionnaires disease. These are the conditions of tap water in Flint, Michigan. On April 25, 2014, the City of Flint switched its water supply from Detroit’s... Read more »

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

February 5, 2016

Filed under World & Nation

Burundi Following the conclusion of the 26th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the new chair of the AU, Chadian President Idriss Deby, must resolve the situation in Burundi without force. Prior to the summit, th... Read more »

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