News in Asia

It’s been a heavy news week for the U.S. with major court decisions regarding the Voting Rights Act and gay rights and a filibuster to defeat an attack on access to safe abortions and reproductive healthcare in Texas. So, with all the focus on the U.S. media honed in domestically, I haven’t heard much in the mainstream media headlines on Asian news, but that certainly doesn’t mean that stuff isn’t happening.

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Mid-week News: We Didn’t Start The Fire

Bless my heart, kittens, you are back. Was last week that good? Did you forget about what the news deal usually is about? Or are you just gluttons for punishment? Dirty, dirty, kittens! Read More Mid-week News: We Didn’t Start The Fire

News in Africa: 12/06/2012

It’s another week, and Africa’s been hopping. From conflict development to genomes to billionaires, there’s a bunch to cover, so let’s dive right in, shall we? Read More News in Africa: 12/06/2012

Tales from the Ledge: The Name of the Game is Regression

This has been a very weird summer, rife with uncertainty. More and more, I’ve turned to my chief coping mechanisms: writing and reading. I gravitate toward YA and romance when times get tough, and that’s definitely been true these past few months. After work, when I’m not at dance class or listening to a light rock DJ and her sappy love songs, I have my nose in my Nook. Read More Tales from the Ledge: The Name of the Game is Regression

Thirty Years and Here We Are: World AIDS Day

The first case of AIDS was reported on June 5, 1981 in Los Angeles. Back then, it was only identified as Pneumocystis pneumonia, a form of a compromised immune system that, while wasn’t HIV/ AIDS, indicated an immunocompromised patient who had no real reason to be sick. Since that day in 1981, an estimated 25-30 million people have died from the virus and the current worldwide estimate of people living with HIV is 33.3 million. Read More Thirty Years and Here We Are: World AIDS Day