WUHAN: THE HEROIC MEDICAL WORKERS OF A BESIEGED BUT NOW HAPPILY EMPTY HOSPITAL

EXCERPTED FROM THE ‘BUSINESS INSIDER’ — Medical workers in Wuhan, China, removed their masks after the city closed the last temporary hospital, which was panic-built to accommodate the overflow patients from the coronavirus outbreak. The viral video, which has been viewed more than three million times, showed a number of workers…

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PAKISTAN: #JUSTICE FOR MADHIA – OUTRAGE OVER MURDER AND RAPE OF A NINE-YEAR-OLD

MANAAL ALI WRITES-Pakistani headlines took a devastating turn on February 16, in the wake of news that  nine-year-old Madiha, a child in the Hangu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was brutally raped and murdered.  The Inspector-General of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recently took 16 suspects into custody. As investigations continue, Twitter and Facebook…

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INDONESIA: HIP-HOP, TENNIS & COFFEE – HOW KOPI KENANGAN ATTRACTED SUPERSTAR INVESTORS JAY Z AND SERENA WILLIAMS

STUART MULJADI WRITES–Earlier this year, it was announced that megastars Jay Z and Serena Williams would be  investors in Kopi Kenangan (translation: “Coffee memories”), an ambitious, Jakarta- based, non-franchise coffee chain founded by CEO Edward Tirtanata in 2017. According to a local article profiling the CEO, Tirtanata was asked the…

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JAPANESE INTERNMENT: AT LMU, COUNTERING INJUSTICE ONE PERSON AT A TIME

NATHAN RIVAS WRITES – Recently, the California legislature formally apologized for the state’s role in the incarceration of more than 120,000 people of Japanese descent in internment camps during the second world war. Now, a recently uncovered artifact reveals that Loyola University, (so-called before its  merger with Marymount college in…

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