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  • Activists Call for Resignation of Taiwan's Education Minister

    Activists Call for Resignation of Taiwan's Education Minister

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    Activists Call for Resignation of Taiwan's Education Minister

    Hundreds of students rallied outside Tapei’s Ministry of Education on Friday, July 31, to protest over the suicide of an activist who opposed forthcoming changes to the island’s school curriculum. The Anti-Curriculum Changes Alliance blamed his death on the decision of Taiwan’s KMT government to pursue legal action against Lin Kuan-hua, 20, and other students who occupied government buildings on July 24. Opponents of the new school curriculum argue that it will teach a China-centric view of the …

  • Manam Volcano Erupts in Papua New Guinea

    Manam Volcano Erupts in Papua New Guinea

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    Manam Volcano Erupts in Papua New Guinea

    Papua New Guinea’s Manam volcano erupted on Friday, July 31, sending ash hundreds of thousands of feet into air in “all directions,” according to a Australian Bureau of Meteorology report . The report says that volcanic ash was blasted 19,812 meters (65,000 feet) into the air on Friday morning as a result of the eruption. The Manam eruption is its first in almost 11 years. After the 2004 eruption, the island was evacuated and its residents resettled elsewhere in Papua New Guinea. Credit: …

  • A Minimum Wage Success Story in Seattle

    A Minimum Wage Success Story in Seattle

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    A Minimum Wage Success Story in Seattle

    Restaurants in Seattle are raising their wages, upping prices and discouraging tipping as the impact of Seattle's $15 an hour minimum wage ordinance takes shape. (July 31) …

  • Portland Police Remove Greenpeace Activists From Blocking Fennica's Departure

    Portland Police Remove Greenpeace Activists From Blocking Fennica's Departure

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    Portland Police Remove Greenpeace Activists From Blocking Fennica's Departure

    Portland police removed 13 Greenpeace activists dangling from the St. Johns Bridge on Thursday, July 30. The protesters hung from the bridge for almost 40 hours in a bid to stop Shell Oil icebreaker Fennica from leaving port in Portland, Oregon. Local reports said Greenpeace was fined $17,500 for the blockage. This video shows an activist being taken down from the bridge. Credit: Mark Hanrahan@KGW …

  • New Brush Fire Burns in Redding, California

    New Brush Fire Burns in Redding, California

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    New Brush Fire Burns in Redding, California

    Firefighters continue to battle wildfires in California on Thursday, July 30, with a new flare-up reported in Eureka Way, Redding. The Redding blaze was quickly contained but lightning strikes, high winds and hot weather have helped fuel the Rocky, Lowell and Wragg fire. Two fires have burned 212 acres southwest of Redding . Credit: Traci Hallstrom …