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PHOTOS: South Sudan Students Study Despite Unrest


Fighting has engulfed South Sudan since December, complicating efforts to provide primary education to the world’s most illiterate population.

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Save Us From Our Data

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Crowd-sourcing is the answer, the “smart city” is a sales pitch.

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PHOTOS: A Bird’s-Eye View of ‘The World’s Most Innovative City’

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A visual tour of Medellín, Colombia, this year’s host of the World Urban Forum.

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Olympic, World Cup Waste Scrutinized At World Urban Forum

An abandoned bobled track from the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics. Flickr photo: Gabriel Hess

Experts urge governments to consider cheaper, biodegradable venues for mega events.

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LISTEN: TRNS’ Zack Baddorf In Kiev

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A month after his first visit to Kiev’s, Zack describes how the city’s main protest site has changed since the removal of President Yanukovych.

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In Crimea, Ethnic Tensions Loom Despite Otherwise Calm Referendum

Photo: Zack Baddorf

Violence did not overshadow Crimea’s vote Sunday, but union with Russia may ignite tensions with the region’s Tatar population, which sat out the referendum.

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LISTEN: TRNS’ Zack Baddorf In Ukraine

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Zack describes the scene in Crimea on Sunday and describes what might be next for Ukraine.

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On Location: The 2013-14 Euromaidan Movement In Ukraine

Luke Vargas 'On Location' at the Euromaidan protests in Kiev, Ukraine. February, 2014.

A video tour of Kiev and the Black Sea port city of Sevastopol as anti-government protests rock Ukraine.

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In Southern Ukraine, Russian Pride Stifles Euromaidan Inroads

Pro-Russian demonstrators confront Euromaidan activists at a rally in Sebastopol. Courtesy: Victor Neganov

Residents of Ukraine’s pro-Russian stronghold of Sevastopol make scathing caricatures of Kiev protesters.

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Inside the Barricades: An In-Depth Look at Ukraine’s Protests


TRNS spent a week in Ukraine getting to know the ins and outs of the EuroMaidan occupation area of downtown Kiev

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Ulysses S. Grant Dies, Rioting In Detroit, And Justice Kennedy Turns 78

Photo courtesy of the Detroit City government.

Here’s what happened today in American political history.

Click here for: Wednesday, July 23

● Appeals courts split on Obamacare

● JFK’s nuclear war briefing is declassified

● Educational benefits for young aliens

● Judge boots scientists from FDA advisory panel

● Racism thrives on Indian-styled mascots and teams

● Homocide data is double-counted

US: No Evidence Of Direct Russian Involvement In Downed Plane

The U.S. officials however do claim that the Russian governments involvement in the Ukraine crisis had “created the conditions” of the tragedy.

McDonald Pledges To Reform VA, Wins Praise From Senate

“Today, the Department operates as loosely-connected individual administrations,” McDonald said. “Tomorrow, I hope the Department can be ‘one team one dream.’”

Pro-Israel Artists Install Makeshift Bomb Shelter On Capitol Hill

Artists 4 Israel wants you to know how it feels inside an Israeli bomb shelter.

Israel To UN: ‘No Nation Is Immune To The Threat Of Radical Islamist Terrorism’

Deputy Israeli Ambassador David Roet at the U.N. Security Council. July 22, 2014. Photo: Luke Vargas/TRNS

Deputy Ambassador warns Security Council that not supporting Israel’s fight against terrorism will ‘invite tyranny and terror into your own backyards.’