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News in Brief

Aarushi Ahuja, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

Venezuela Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro supports rewriting the national constitution. His proposal would reorganize the existing legislative body and change the election system to “direct and secret vote” by this new body according to Al Jazeera. These changes were announced at a Caracas...

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Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

November 13, 2015

Australia The Australian Conservation Foundation challenged an India-backed coal mine on Nov. 9, insisting the mine is a threat to the Great Barrier Reef. The project, which is  worth $11.6 billion, is based in Queensland, and has been criticized by Australian environmentalists. Many argue that the...

US and other countries unite to respond to ISIS

Amol Garg, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014

“If the Islamic State (is) to be characterized, it would be as a revolutionary (or radical) insurgent actor,” said Yale Professor of Political Science & Director, Program on Order, Conflict and Violence Stathis N. Kalyvas in an article for the Washington Post. “These groups project a goal of...

Obesity struck America, and now it’s striking the Middle East

Connor Wilson

March 7, 2014

It’s not breaking news. A 2012 Harvard School of Public Health study presented a tie between Saudi Arabia and the U.S. in the prevalence of obesity in adults: 33 percent nationally. “Over the last two decades, the influence of the Western world has led to an increased consumption of fast foods...