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Ice Rapidly Decreasing in Greenland
Environment  (tags: CO2emissions, climatechange, environment, Greenland, ice melting )

- 1 day ago -
QAANAAQ, northwestern Greenland - Greenland has been rapidly warming, the thick ice sheets that cover its land sharply decreasing along with its glaciers and sea ice.
Environmentalists, Unions Protest Pacific Trade Pact in Maui
Business  (tags: business, dishonesty, environment, marketing, money )

- 3 days ago -
Protest organizers said in a statement the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement would benefit a few major corporations while sacrificing protections for public health, the environment, local jobs and indigenous rights.
Could Japan Become America's New Proxy Army?
World  (tags: usa, asia, Japan, constitution, pacifism, protest, Shinzo Abe, war )

- 4 days ago -
The issue this time is the plan by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to alter a key provision of Japan's peace constitution to allow Japan's "Self Defense Forces" to take part in overseas military operations for the first time since World War II.
Seven-Day State Mourning But No Holiday
World  (tags: asia, government, India, Abdul Kalam, mourning )

- 5 days ago -
NEW DELHI: Government has announced a seven-day state mourning in honour of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, however there will be no holiday.
Google's Former CIO Was Deaf and Dyslexic as a Kid -- Now He's Helping Millions of Americans Get Emergency Loans
Offbeat  (tags: money, corporate, google, bank loan, finance, Douglas Merrill, helping hand, helping hands )

- 8 days ago -
He wants to be that helping hand to millions of Americans who don't have access to regular bank loans - and provide a better way to borrow money.
Manhattan Project Physicist Led Scientists Against Dropping A-Bomb on Japan
World  (tags: war, usa, asia, Japan, a-bomb, James Frank, arm races, 1945 )

- 12 days ago -
The report, officially titled "A Report to the Secretary of War, June 1945," was prepared by a small committee led by University of Chicago physicist James Franck, who warned in the document that dropping the A-bomb could trigger an arms race.
Sahrawi Women Take to the Streets
World  (tags: africa, freedoms, government, humanrights, Western Australia, women )

- 14 days ago -
LAAYOUNE, Occupied Western Sahara, Jul 17 2015 (IPS) - Ten women are gathered to discuss how to transmit Sahrawi culture and tradition to the younger generations. As usual, it´s a secret meeting. There is no other way in the capital of Western Sahara.
At Eid, Iraqi Charities Take the Lead
World  (tags: conflict, humans, middle-east, Eid, ramadan, iraq, charity, unitednations )

- 15 days ago -
Homegrown organisations like Hajji's are trying to fill the gap and shoulder more of the burden. Funding drives during Ramadan have given them enough to celebrate Eid, but they too are facing shortages, particularly as UN money goes largely to foreign NGO
Opinion: Homosexuality Will Never Be Eliminated. How About Eliminating Homophobia?
World  (tags: violence, freedoms, humanrights, society, LGBT rights, homophobia )

- 15 days ago -
Same-sex relationships and diverse gender identities exist even where laws are most repressive, and levels of stigma are highest. Criminalising LGBT identities or same-sex conduct simply wonâEUR(TM)t make LGBT people disappear.
Civilian Killings? West Literally Gets Away With Murder
World  (tags: war, violence, world, unitednations, civilian killings, bias, Western nations )

- 15 days ago -
The United Nations continues to come under heavy fire for singling out mostly non-Western states for human rights violations while ignoring the misdeeds of Western nations or big powers.
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