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Thousands of China workers on strike

Labour disputes pop up regularly in China, but one strike in the southern Chinese city of Dongguan is attracting attention because of its size.<p>On Monday, 40,000 workers walked off the job at seven giant Yu Yuan shoe factory locations across the city. They say they are owed social security payments …

China

Egyptian police 'using rape as a weapon' against activists

Four years after its revolution, Egyptian activists warn that the number of deaths and rapes in police custody is rising fast<p>Rape is being used as a weapon by Egyptian police against both men and women, former detainees have told The Telegraph and human rights activists inside and outside the …

ICCSD Expands AP Participation

Three years ago, 13 percent of students in AP classes were minorities. Since then, the Iowa City School District has been making an effort to …

Education

Annalise Rummelhart ’19 Recovers After Serious Injury

In the winter of 2016, Annalise Rummelhart ‘19 sustained a serious stress fracture to her foot. By fall of 2016, Rummelhart had made her way onto the …

Marathons

Hamentaschen

Slideshow • 6 PhotosLottie GidalCloseThe cookies themselves are made to resemble Haman’s hat. Haman, an anti-semitic noble, was the advisor to King …

Dessert

Women’s March in Washington, DC

To combat post-election feelings of unease, Iowa City resident Monica Moen organized two buses of 56 people to go to the Women’s March on Washington …

United States

Science March on Washington: Iowa City

Slideshow • 10 PhotosThe rally in downtown Iowa City began at 12:00 p.m. and the march began at 1:00 p.m. The march lasted for one hour.Close

Iowa

The Palestinian Response to Trump

Since U.S. President Donald Trump’s election, tensions between Israel and Palestine have risen over new illegal settlements, the possible opening of …

Israel to demolish Bedouin homes in Palestinian village

<b>Khan al-Ahmar, occupied West Bank</b> - The Israeli military says it will demolish all homes, a school and a mosque in a community that lies in the way of planned illegal settlement expansion.<p>The United Nations says the Israeli government is tearing down more Palestinian homes than ever before. Illegal …

Israeli settlements law could make it easier to prosecute Jewish state for war crimes, NGOs warn

An Israeli law which retroactively legalises 4,000 Jewish settler homes could make it easier to prosecute Israeli politicians, military personnel and …

Ten of the ugliest animals threatened by climate change

Because not just cute critters will suffer<p>Everyone cares that pandas and polar bears are endangered because, let’s face it, they’re adorable. In enviro speak, they’re known as “charismatic megafauna”—they’re large animals with popular appeal. Also included on this list are elephants, lions, tigers, …

Most Americans think climate change is happening – to somebody else

According to the Yale Climate Opinion Maps 2.0, a majority of Americans really do believe that climate change is happening. Even in the Reddest of …

Antarctic: temperature records verified

Heat and cold records in the Antarctic have now been officially confirmed by the World Meteorological Organization. What do we gain from the news? …