Research and Writing 303

Foreign Affairs, War on Terror, International Relations

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  • Blast destroys shop and home in English city, six taken to hospital

    Blast destroys shop and home in English city, six taken to hospitalBy Darren Staples LEICESTER, England (Reuters) - An explosion destroyed a convenience store and a home in the central English city of Leicester on Sunday, injuring at least six people, officials said. British police said there was no immediate indication that the explosion was linked to terrorism. A local hospital said two patients were in a critical condition and four people had less severe injuries.


  • Powerful quake hits central Papua New Guinea, disrupts oil and gas operations

    Powerful quake hits central Papua New Guinea, disrupts oil and gas operationsBy Charlotte Greenfield and Sonali Paul WELLINGTON/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea's Southern Highlands province early on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, disrupting communications and oil and gas operations. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, although PNG's disaster management authority did not respond to a request for comment.


  • Major 7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea 

    Major 7.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea early Monday, with unconfirmed reports of blackouts and damage to buildings, officials said. The quake's epicentre was around 90 kilometres (55 miles) south of Porgera in Enga province, according to the US Geological Survey, and hit at a depth of 35 kilometres. Felix Taranu, a seismologist at the Geophysical Observatory in the capital Port Moresby said the quake was felt strongly at Mount Hagen, some 168 kilometres away.


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  • Letter from Pyeongchang: Finding beauty in the Olympic struggle

    Letter from Pyeongchang: Finding beauty in the Olympic struggle“I kind of put pressure on myself today because I wanted to honor those who were lost and skate really well for them and kind of have somewhat of a happy moment for our country,” said Alexa through tears, shortly after their performance.


  • Texas's colonias: solution to housing crisis or moral blot on rich nation’s conscience?

    Texas's colonias: solution to housing crisis or moral blot on rich nation’s conscience?Recommended: How much do you know about Texas? Across the Southwest, more than 2,000 of these colonias now exist along the US-Mexican border, the majority in Texas. To social justice advocates, the enduring presence of colonias symbolizes the growing gap between rich and poor, urban and rural in the United States.


  • Readers write: Reporter’s experiences over the decades in China

    Readers write: Reporter’s experiences over the decades in ChinaRegarding the Jan. 22 cover story, “My return to China”: Rarely have I read such a remarkable essay as this one. The stories of Ann Scott Tyson’s two visits are filled with keen observation, emotion, and compassionate comparisons of social norms past and present, leaving one with an early warning signal that demonstrates how quickly invasive governmental surveillance can cast a chill on a nation’s populace, silencing natural desires to communicate in even the simplest conversations with others. Recommended: How much do you know about China?