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Journalism weakened by worldwide erosion of democracy

The latest World Press Freedom Index reflects a world that has reached the age of post-truth, propaganda, and suppression of freedoms.
from Reporters Without Borders on Apr 26, 2017.
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South African court halts nuclear deals with Russia, US and Korea

A South African court has set aside nuclear power agreements with Russia, South Korea and the US.
from Mail&Guardian on Apr 26, 2017.

China bans Islamic baby names in Muslim majority Xinjiang province

China has banned Islamic baby names in its largest Muslim province as part of a crackdown on alleged "extremism" that monitors say restricts fundamental rights.
from The Independent on Apr 26, 2017.

Germany and Austria blasted for hosting Myanmar military chief

Germany and Austria are blasted by a pro-democracy organisation for inviting the head of the Burmese military to visit their countries this week.
from Burma Campaign UK on Apr 26, 2017.

World military expenditure rises to $1.6 trillion

Military spending as a share of GDP was highest in the Mideast in 2016 and lowest in the Americas, with US and China the biggest spenders, say Swedish monitors.
from SIPRI on Apr 25, 2017.
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India and China will outdo US in renewable energy

India and China view renewable energy as an investment opportunity, while the US plans to support coal and shale
from Down to Earth on Apr 25, 2017.

Kenya’s history of election violence is threatening to repeat itself

Kenya has seen an increase in intra-party political violence following the start of its political party primaries that began on 13 April and are scheduled to run for two weeks.
from The Conversation on Apr 24, 2017.
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Ex-child soldier wins prize for risking life to protect Congo's wildlife

He has been beaten and imprisoned, but the former child soldier says he will not stop until the destroyers of the DR Congo's wildlife are held responsible for their actions.
from CNN on Apr 24, 2017.
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