We start today's newz with Nelson Mandela having passed away at the age of 95. While in the Central African Republic, French soldiers arrive just after over 100 people are killed in street battles. Thai protests ramp up in the week leading up to the King's birthday. Demonstrations in Ukraine continue calling for the government to step down. Iran and the International Community have reached a very historic agreement on the nuclear issue. The Swiss continue to discuss the issue of executive pay via the ballot box. This week's NEWZ Source is the Atlantic magazine. And finally a look ahead to the 30C3 this month in Hamburg.
This week we look again at the damage and recovery after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Poor nations walk out in protest at Climate Summit in Warsaw. Aid begins to arrive for Somali cyclone victims. The Russian government has released more of the arctic 30 activists. While the Dutch government in suing Russia over its treatment of the Greenpeace activists. Over in Congo, a German pacifist now leads a new kind of UN Peacekeeping force in Congo. This week's NEWZ Source is Jurist.org, a massive collection of information about court cases from around the world. Lastly, a big thank you and update as the Dubai Taxi Driver project has now hit its funding goal.
A super typhoon destroys parts of the Philippines as the world scrambles to help with rescue and recovery. While the outgoing government in Bangladesh formally recognizes Hijras as a separate gender. The Israeli cabinet approves the destruction of a Bedouin town ahead of a supreme court decision. Over in California, an Oakland school will be the first of its kind to have a gunshot detection system. And new research shows that the Montreal protocol accidentally helped slow global warming. This week's NEWZ Source: Climate Central. Lastly today, Mark has a new project on kickstarter entitled "The Dubai Taxi Driver", read all about it.
This week we start with the breaking news that Israel has bombed military bases in Syria. While in Bulgaria authorities are unable to cope with the influx of Syrian refugees. Cambodia and Thailand promise peace regardless of who the international court declares as the owner of the Preah Vihear temple. Over in Brazil a new law may soon get passed that would further restrict abortion in some unprecedented ways. Our NEWZ Source for this week is a great source for science, environment and technology news, Fast Company.
We kickoff this week's newz rundown with the latest on the Moscow riots. Which reminds us of the issue of asylum seekers in Germany and throughout Europe as more tragedies take place at sea. There's a new state in India, now over two months old, it is still inspiring protests. The US government was shut down, but now it is opened again- for now. Cuba has announced an end to the 19 year old convertible peso, next up- a unified currency. Latest graphs and charts on Japan's problematic apathy towards sex, relationships and kids. This week's newz source: The Worldviews Blog published as part of the Washington Post.