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Jerusalem is Not the Capital of Israel: Here’s Why

Jerusalem is Not the Capital of Israel: Here’s Why

🕔10:19, 16.Jan 2018

Though Israel claims Jerusalem as its undivided capital, the realities for those who live there cannot be more different. Israel’s settlement project in East Jerusalem, which is aimed at the consolidation of Israel’s control over the city, is also considered illegal under international law.

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Herdsmen Killings Not President Buhari’s Fault: Malam Garba Shehu Tells Nigerians

Herdsmen Killings Not President Buhari’s Fault: Malam Garba Shehu Tells Nigerians

🕔16:35, 10.Jan 2018

Shehu also said Buhari held the view, as many experts also do, that these conflicts are more often than not caused by major demographic changes in Nigeria, recalling that when Nigeria attained independence, the population of the country was estimated at about 63 million. “Today, the population is estimated at close to 200 million, while the land size has not changed and will not change. Urban sprawl and development have simply reduced land area both for peasant farming and cattle grazing.

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What is DACA: What You Need to Know About Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

What is DACA: What You Need to Know About Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Updated

🕔13:00, 10.Jan 2018

What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status.

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Muhammadu Buhari: Between Yesterday and Tomorrow

Muhammadu Buhari: Between Yesterday and Tomorrow

🕔12:52, 9.Jan 2018

In 2015, the Buhari campaign train was so hypnotic most Nigerian voters jumped onto it. Less than three years later, the same persons are struggling to jump off the train. Out of the 15 million persons who voted for Buhari in 2015, millions of them have lost their jobs. Today, the strongest and most vocal supporters of the Buhari proposition are all so embarrassed they have chosen to keep quiet. One of them is now a self-appointed referee of Nigerian democracy going about with a RED CARD.

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‘Comfort Women’: True Story of Women Forced to Perform Sexual Acts for Japanese Armed Forces During WWII

‘Comfort Women’: True Story of Women Forced to Perform Sexual Acts for Japanese Armed Forces During WWII Updated

🕔12:00, 29.Dec 2017

In every large-scale armed conflict, women are victims of sexual violence. In most cases this is kept quiet – by victims, perpetrators and government leaders. A few years later, when an attempt was made to turn it into a film, Occupation censors intervened again and ordered the rewrite of the script for a total of eight times. As a result, in the film, its main character was changed from a comfort woman to a singer visiting soldiers in a war zone. Lee Ok-Seon spent three years in a Japanese military brothel in China against her will during WW II. Nearly 70 years after the surrender of Japan, she visited Germany to make her story known about the ‘Comfort Women’.

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China vs Japan: Asian Giants Battle for Supremacy

China vs Japan: Asian Giants Battle for Supremacy Updated

🕔01:00, 29.Dec 2017

Tensions are high between East Asian neighbours China and Japan. China accuses Japan of failing to repent for historical wrongs, while Japan accuses China of dwelling on the past. But behind the talk of the past there are also fears and ambitions for the future. As China speeds towards economic parity with the Japanese heavyweight, competition for resources and markets is growing. Both wish to match their economic prowess with leading roles in world diplomacy. Both are anxious to take maximum advantage of a rapidly changing regional power balance.

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Nanking Massacre: The Rape of Nanking (Nanjing)

Nanking Massacre: The Rape of Nanking (Nanjing)

🕔12:23, 28.Dec 2017

Once one of China’s most prosperous cities and industrial centers, Nanking (Nanjing) took decades to recover from the devastation it experienced. Abandoned as the national capital in 1949 for Beijing, it grew into a modern industrial city during the communist period and today is home to many of China’s largest state-owned firms.

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