The A-Blast

57 Filipinos Killed in a Political Massacre

Jayran Moridzadeh Staff Writer

December 10, 2009

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On November 23, 57 Filipino citizens were massacred during the beginning stages of an election. Violence during the run-up to elections was no surprise to the civilians in the Philippines; in the 2004 elections 148 people were ...

Somali pirates attack once again

November 20, 2009

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On Nov. 18, a Danish-owned ship Maersk Alabama, which was hijacked last spring, was struck once again by the Somali pirates. Last spring, the U.S. citizen captain Richard Phillips was held hostage for five days in Maersk Alaba...

President plans to withdraw troops in Iraq

November 12, 2009

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Since March 19, 2003, the United States and many other nations around the world have been fighting to achieve stability in Iraq. Now, over six years later, the U.S. is one of the few nations still standing in Iraq. This will only be the case for about the next ten months as President Obama,...

Obama debates call for more troops

November 12, 2009

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Every day students walk down the halls, laughing and making plans for the weekend, many not even realizing that thousands of miles away, American soldiers are fighting for their lives. Although the conflict in Afghanistan ...

Rwanda: 15 Years Later

October 19, 2009

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On Oct. 5, 2009 one of Rwanda’s most wanted men, former Hutu intelligence chief Idelphonse Nizeyimana, was finally captured and arrested.This infamous individual has been suspected of instigating many of the violent crimes that took pl...

Ban of burqa in France raises questions

September 28, 2009

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When Napoleon Bonaparte, the ruler of the French Empire from 1804 to 1815, died on May 5, 1821, he left behind a great legacy—one which was significantly tolerant of all religions. Because of that grand legacy, since the Napoleonic...

Sudan punishes a female journalist for wearing pants

September 28, 2009

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To many high school students, it seems as if the dress code is continuously getting stricter and stricter as the school years pass. There are always going to be those who follow the rules, and those that “bend” them. For t...

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