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 Week ending Friday, September 15, 2017 
 
USA: US Wheat Production Lowest in Recorded History
Farmer Russ Higgins' ancestors settled a wide expanse of land south of Morris, Illinois, in 1858. Through the U.S. Civil War and every major event since then, there has been someone from the Higgins f...
 
DOMINICA: Latest Major Hurricane Leaves Dominica “Devastated”
As Hurricane Maria continues to barrel its way across the Caribbean, details are slowly emerging of the number of deaths and the extent of the devastation left in its wake in Dominica. Maria made l...
 
AFRICA: Out of Africa: Understanding Economic Refugees
Not a single month has passed without dreadful disasters triggering desperate migrants to seek refuge in Europe. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 2,247 people ...
 
UKRAINE: The Last Hurdle for Ukraine’s Recovery
Ukraine’s capital abounds with signs of hope and anarchy. The country has experienced an impressive economic turnaround, but corruption remains rife. President Petro Poroshenko’s administration has st...
 
BRAZIL: Small Farmers in Brazil’s Amazon Region Seek Sustainability
The deforestation caused by the expansion of livestock farming and soy monoculture appears unstoppable in the Amazon rainforest in the west-central Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. But small-scale farm...
 
NORTH KOREA: Trump Talked Tough, but What's His Plan for Denuclearizing North Korea?
President Donald Trump warned North Korea over its nuclear weapons development in his debut address to the U.N. General Assembly, but he failed to offer a concrete strategy on how to denuclearize the ...
 
INDONESIA: Indonesia’s Only Transgender Islamic School Quietly Running Again
Indonesia’s only Islamic school for transgender people closed with much drama in February 2016 after it came under fire by a local hardline Muslim group. The school’s closure was one of the darkest po...
 
PAKISTAN: Blasphemy: A Life-and-death Issue in Pakistan
Blasphemy is an emotive topic in Pakistan, where strong religious sentiments have led in the past to mob violence and worse. For those accused of blasphemy - which can include anything seen as a de...
 
GLOBAL: Ending Modern Slavery
Two centuries ago, right here in this city soon to emerge as the world’s center of commerce, a coalition of clergy, government officials, business leaders and rescued victims rose to fight the scourge...
 
BANGLADESH: Bangladesh Needs to Shore up Its Flood Defence
Bangladesh is a disaster-prone country with floods hitting almost every year, leaving a trail of destruction despite having early warning systems. Now experts say it is time for the delta nation to th...
 
 
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Articles for
Week Ending
 September 15, 2017

USA: US Wheat Production Lowest in Recorded History

DOMINICA: Latest Major Hurricane Leaves Dominica “Devastated”

AFRICA: Out of Africa: Understanding Economic Refugees

UKRAINE: The Last Hurdle for Ukraine’s Recovery

BRAZIL: Small Farmers in Brazil’s Amazon Region Seek Sustainability

NORTH KOREA: Trump Talked Tough, but What's His Plan for Denuclearizing North Korea?

INDONESIA: Indonesia’s Only Transgender Islamic School Quietly Running Again

PAKISTAN: Blasphemy: A Life-and-death Issue in Pakistan

GLOBAL: Ending Modern Slavery

BANGLADESH: Bangladesh Needs to Shore up Its Flood Defence

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