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Compiled by Suzanne Hones Space Seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star were found by scientists, as published in the journal Nature this Wednesday. These planets all have the potential to support life, being temperate and similar in size to Earth. A group of planets of this size orbiting the same star have never been

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Compiled by Britt Beerman New Zealand A puzzling conundrum for scientists: New Zealand’s glaciers are growing, while the rest of the world’s are shrinking. The glaciers have been growing for over 25 years, for reasons still unknown, but new research shows cooling temperatures in the South Pacific specific to the climate variability in New Zealand’s

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Compiled by Kelsey Kaufmann   Morocco Morocco moved to rejoin the African Union (AU) after a 30 year hiatus due to political dispute with Western Sahara, a territory it claimed ownership of at the time of its exit. It was voted in 39-9 as the last country to join the AU.   Asia Millions gathered

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Compiled by Mina Seo   Israel Although the United Nations Security Council resolution demanded Israel to stop all settlement plans, Israel approved constructing 2,500 new settlement homes in the West Bank. Palestinian officials publicly criticized this, saying that the plans threaten prospects of peaceful relationships by building on land they are seeking. There are currently

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Compiled by Eleanor Jersild   Germany Bjoern Hoecke, a prominent member of the nationalist Alternative for Germany right-wing political party, wants to put an end to the country’s tradition of acknowledging its Nazi past. Hoecke claims that the memorial in Berlin in remembrance of the millions of Jews killed in the Holocaust is a “monument

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Compiled by Eleanor Jersild Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro fights the steadily rising levels of inflation by raising the minimum wage for the fifth time in the past year. However, for many Venezuelans, necessities remain too expensive. Though the country’s banknotes are virtually worthless, Maduro made a decision to begin printing new bills of a much

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Compiled by Eleanor Jersild ITALY Florence, Italy, is being sued by McDonald’s for €18 million after their request to open a restaurant on a historic plaza was denied. McDonald’s argued that they were perfectly willing to comply with the city’s desire to protect Florence’s artistic and cultural heritage, and claimed discrimination against their business’ freedom

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