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Brunei to punish adultery and homosexuality with stoning

By Roberta Pardo On April 3, a harsh new criminal law went into effect in Brunei, despite international outcry from other countries, rights groups and celebrities. The law includes death by stoning for sex between men, for adultery and for abortion. The death penalty will also be required for some other offenses, including rape and some forms of blasphemy, like …

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Census finds 97,000 ‘ghost’ kids in Mexican childcare centers

By Roberta Pardo A census of childcare facilities in Mexico revealed that at least 97,180 children were unaccounted for under that program, representing 31.2 percent of the total nationwide. The census results were announced by Maria Luisa Albores, minister of social welfare; and Ariadna Montiel, deputy minister, during Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s recent morning conference. Some other irregularities …

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Wonderful World: Discover New Delhi

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we will talk about New Delhi, India, the capital of the second most populated country and the 5th most populated capital in the world. The city was founded in 1911 and has a population of around 21 million citizens in its metropolitan area. New Delhi was planned by two of the leading …

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Sicario kid kills two men in Colombia

By Roberta Pardo A 14-year-old boy killed two men on the streets of Medellin, Colombia. The homicide occurred on March 27 and it was caught on camera by a surveillance video. In the video, the boy is seen wearing shorts, a T-shirt and a cap as he stands next to the two men. The boy then pulls out a gun …

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Wonderful World: Discover Mazatlan

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we will talk about Mazatlan, Mexico, a beautiful coastal city of our neighboring country Mexico. The place where the largest mural in the world made by a single person is located. City founded in 1531 and that currently has around 700 thousand residents. Due to the great natural beauty, its facilities to …

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Plane crash deaths rise in 2018, but accidents remain rare

By Roberta Pardo In 2018, the number of people killed in plane crashes jumped compared to 2017, with more than 500 deaths recorded. The Netherlands-based Aviation Safety Network (ASN) recorded 15 fatal airliner accidents in 2018, leading to 556 deaths. In 2017, for comparison, 44 lives were lost in 10 accidents. It was the safest year in aviation history. Regardless …

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Spring: Break Away for a Spring Travel Adventure

Spring is the perfect time of year to break away from everyday life for a journey to a new destination. Across the country, the climate tends to be moderate, so you can take in a wide range of activities for a fun-filled getaway. One challenge of planning a trip is finding things to do that appeal to everyone’s interests and …

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Wonderful World: Discover Asuncion

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we will talk about Asuncion, Paraguay the capital of the country where the Guarani language is one of its official languages. It is also one of the oldest cities in South America. The city was founded in 1537, initially as a military fort. It has about half a million citizens, while its …

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Boeing 737 Max jets grounded after fatal Ethiopian crash

By Roberta Pardo After a March 10 airplane crash killed 346 people in Ethiopia, countries and airlines worldwide announced they were banning Boeing 737 Max jets from flying. A fatal Lion Air crash in October 2018 in Indonesia, along with the crash in Ethiopia, raised concerns worldwide that the crashes might have been caused by software Boeing had added to …

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Pedestrian deaths reach highest level in decades

By Angie Baldelomar A new study reveals that the number of pedestrians killed in traffic in the United States is approaching a three-decade high. In what has been labeled as an “alarming rise” in such deaths in recent years, an estimated 6,227 pedestrians were killed in traffic in 2018, according to a study by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). …

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