The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Hanoi orders probe as majority of Essex truck death victims likely from Vietnam

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Nghe An is one of Vietnam’s poorest provinces, and home to many victims of human trafficking, who end up in Europe, according to a March report by the Pacific Links Foundation, a US-based anti-trafficking organization.

#SoutheastAsia #Vietnam #London #HumanTrafficking


Weekend At Bernie’s: Sanders Tell Black Student to ‘Respect’ Police to Avoid Getting ‘Shot in the Back of the Head’

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“I would be very cautious if you were my son in terms of dealing with that police officer, but I would also defend my rights and know my rights and make sure if possible that police officer’s camera is on what goes on.”

#Election2020 #BlackLivesMatter #FeeltheBern


He’s the First African American to Receive a Face Transplant. His Story Could Change Health Care


 Widespread mistrust of the medical system has made many African Americans wary of tissue donation, contributing to donor shortages; in turn, only 17% of black patients awaiting an organ transplant got one in 2015, compared with about 30% of white patients.

#Race #Medicine #History #Science


The unplanned journey that led Lagos to becoming an overwhelmed megacity

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The city was much smaller and was made up of Lagos Island (Eko) which included Ikoyi and Obalende neighborhoods. It was a beautiful environment that featured Portuguese, Brazilian, and British Victorian architecture. Its streets were clean and tree-lined. Urban crime was virtually non-existent.

#Lagos #Nigeria #Meagcity #Africa


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