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Human rights
New Zealand condemns China’s treatment of Uyghurs but won't call it ‘genocide’
The World May 11, 2021
New Zealand has joined other countries in calling out China for its mistreatment of Uyghurs, but falls short of calling it "genocide." Critics say the condemnation has been "watered down" to protect China as an essential trade partner.
Education
A year of pandemic schooling highlights education gaps for English-language learners
The World May 11, 2021
Remote learning has been especially hard on students for whom English is a second language. Educators are now trying to support them and their families.
COVID-19
Efficiency over privacy: How trust in the Chinese government helped contain the pandemic
The World May 10, 2021
Author Yashu Zhang describes the efficiency of China's vaccination rollout and why there's so much trust in authorities in the fight against the coronavirus.
Food
Brazil’s small farmers tackle food insecurity, hunger amid the pandemic 
The World May 10, 2021
In Brazil, hunger, poverty and unemployment have spiked alongside COVID-19. But the Landless Workers' Movement, a massive organization of small farmers, is doing its best to help tackle the problem.
Brexit
Is Brexit destabilizing Northern Ireland?
The World May 07, 2021
Last month's violence in Northern Ireland was blamed on anger over Brexit but, upon closer inspection, the issues run much deeper.
Language
A small town in Sweden fights to preserve Elfdalian, a dying forest language
The World May 06, 2021
The town of Älvdalen is fighting to preserve its local language amid pushback from some members of parliament.
Social media
Twitter's ban on actor Kangana Ranaut could lead to confrontation with Indian government
The World May 06, 2021
The expulsion of Kangana Ranaut from Twitter may put the platform on a path toward confrontation with the Indian government.
Education
France’s top elite school closes in quest for diversity
The World May 06, 2021
In April, French President Emmanuel Macron ordered the closure of L’Ecole Nationale d’Administration, with plans to “to build something better.” But will its replacement be more of the same by a different name?
Brazilian comedian's COVID-19 death unites nation in grief
Associated Press May 06, 2021
Paulo Gustavo, a popular comedian in some of Brazil's biggest-box office movies and television shows, died of COVID-19, sparking an outpouring of grief across a country polarized by the pandemic.
The Sacred Nation
This medieval Catholic church in Spain hosts iftar meals during Ramadan 
The World May 06, 2021
Many of Spain’s 2 million Muslims are celebrating iftar, the traditional dinner at nightfall during Ramadan, alone. But Barcelona's Santa Anna Church has opened its courtyard for the nightly meal to keep the festive tradition alive.
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