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Pastors on Boats Bring Sermons to the Congo River

March 9, 2022

The Democratic Republic of Congo suffered under King Leopold II. The Belgian king’s greed in the “Scramble for Africa” devastated millions and still affects the country. Today, clergymen deliver sermons from boats on the Congo River to reach the people on shore. […]

Oil prices rising and oil rigs in background

As Russia Invades Ukraine, Oil Prices Soar

March 2, 2022

Crude oil topped $100 a barrel amidst Russia’s Ukraine invasion. The surge in price stood out in stock markets, Thursday, even as global markets plunged. Oil remains a major fossil fuel used worldwide. […]

Waste worker on garbage truck

Taiwan Garbage Trucks Play Beethoven on Cue

February 25, 2022

Residents of Taiwan bring out the trash when they hear Beethoven’s “Für Elise,” being played by the drivers of garbage trucks as they drive down the street. During COVID-19, this signals trash time and neighbors get to mingle, keeping the streets bustling with social interactions. […]

winter olympic sport

Beijing Hosts Olympics Again, with Repeat of Boycotts

February 10, 2022

For the second time in 14 years, Beijing is home to the Olympic Games. In 2008, the city hosted the Summer Olympics; in 2022, the Winter Olympics are occurring nearby. The 2008 Olympic Games were embroiled in controversy, and the 2022 Olympic Games are experiencing similar scrutiny and critique. […]

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