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How To Start Your Own Country
 
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The Devastating Zika Virus Explained http://testu.be/20FUvsd » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe As Zika virus continues to spread, the WHO is taking to action to try to contain it. But how do countries control a pandemic like Zika? Learn More: The WHO just declared a public health emergency related to Zika virus http://www.vox.com/2016/2/1/10871562/zika-health-emergency-who "Zika, a virus that barely bothered humans until last year, has been moving. " Zika virus could become 'explosive pandemic' http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35425731 "US scientists have urged the World Health Organisation to take urgent action over the Zika virus, which they say has "explosive pandemic potential"." What The Ebola Crisis Can Teach Us About Responding To The Zika Outbreak http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ebola-zika-virus-who_us_56ad14a5e4b0010e80ea544b "The World Health Organization was widely criticized for delays and mismanagement in its response to the Ebola crisis that ravaged three West African countries in 2014." Public health emergencies: a brief history http://news.yahoo.com/public-health-emergencies-brief-history-214026637.html "By declaring a surge of microcephaly cases in Latin America to be a "public health emergency of international concern", the World Health Organization has sought to boost research into a little-understood condition." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "November wood" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Everything You Need To Know About Edward Snowden
 
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What Does The Future Of Religion Look Like? http://testu.be/1LjoQRY » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Atheism is becoming increasingly more popular, and some people turning away from religion are using the Flying Spaghetti Monster to express their beliefs. So how did the Flying Spaghetti Monster become a symbol of religious satire? Learn More: Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster http://www.venganza.org/about/open-le... "With millions, if not thousands, of devout worshipers, the Church of the FSM is widely considered a legitimate religion, even by its opponents - mostly fundamentalist Christians, who have accepted that our God has larger balls than theirs." Pastafarians rejoice as Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is granted permission to register as a religion in Poland http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wei... "A church that worships an invisible flying spaghetti monster can now apply to be registered as an official religion in Poland, after a 2013 court ruling was overturned on Tuesday." A closer look at America's rapidly growing religious 'nones' http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/... "Religiously unaffiliated people have been growing as a share of all Americans for some time." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Let's get Ready" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting TestTube! Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su
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How Powerful Are The Nordic Countries?
 
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Watch More: This Happened Here: Babes Ride Out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gjhd-oKdPs&list=UUJsSEDFFnMFvW9JWU6XUn0Q The Biker Gang Protecting Veterans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nODVhQcIJTc » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe A deadly rivalry shootout in Waco, Texas has become one of the deadliest violence involving motorcycle gangs in recent U.S. history. So how many other biker gangs are just as dangerous? Learn More: How the Bandidos became one of the world's most feared biker gangs http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/05/18/how-the-bandidos-became-americas-most-feared-biker-gang/ "American bike gangs took root after World War II, when thousands of young, disaffected, often war-traumatized men returned to a country they didn't recognize. Many rejected it." Waco biker shoot-out: Facts about the Bandidos and the Cossacks motorcycle gangs http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/32780433/waco-biker-shoot-out-facts-about-the-bandidos-and-the-cossacks-motorcycle-gangs Outlaw Motorcyle Gangs and Photos http://www.justice.gov/criminal/ocgs/gangs/motorcycle.html "There are more than 300 active OMGs within the United States, ranging in size from single chapters with five or six members to hundreds of chapters with thousands of members worldwide." The founding of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club http://affa.hells-angels.com/hamc-history/ "During the fifties more Hells Angels Charters came into existence. In the beginning the different charters had nothing to do with each other, but after some years they united and a regular criteria of admission was laid down. From having been exclusively a Californian phenomenon, the club developed internationally in 1961." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Julia Wilde for hosting TestTube! Check Julia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Julia_SCI
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What Is Life Really Like In Iceland?
 
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How Powerful Are The Nordic Countries? http://bit.ly/1UmSUP6 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Despite harsh winters and economic decline, Iceland ranked third on the UN's 2016 World Happiness Report. So what makes Icelanders so happy? Learn More: United Nations: 2016 World Happiness Report http://worldhappiness.report/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/03/HR-V1_web.pdf The Atlantic: Iceland: Superlative Happiness on a Cold Little Rock http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/08/iceland-superlative-happiness-on-a-cold-little-rock/261005/ BBC: The Truth about Icelandic Happiness http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160509-the-truth-about-icelandic-happiness InterNations: Healthcare, Education and Safety in Iceland https://www.internations.org/iceland-expats/guide/living-in-iceland-15712/healthcare-education-and-safety-in-iceland-3 Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Human Connection" _ More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Powerful Is Canada?
 
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What Does Death Smell Like? http://bit.ly/1PTF8G5 What We Know About Death And Our Plan To Beat It http://bit.ly/1MXbcCR » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe As populations grow older, more countries are changing their policies on end-of-life care. So where is the best place to die? Learn More: The 2015 Quality of Death Index http://www.economistinsights.com/sites/default/files/2015%20Quality%20of%20Death%20Index%20Oct%207%20FINAL.pdf "Everyone hopes for a good death, or rather, "a good life to the very end" , but until recently there was little dedicated effort and investment to provide the resources and education that would make that possible." Pain and Palliative Care: The Emergence of New Specialties http://www.academia.edu/7032478/Pain_and_Palliative_Care_The_Emergence_of_New_Specialties "The clinical and cultural significance of pain associated with advanced cancer means that the development of methods for its relief occupies a special place within the history of modern medicine." China's Population Destiny: The Looming Crisis http://www.brookings.edu/research/articles/2010/09/china-population-wang "Observers of China's rise, when assessing the implications for global peace and prosperity, have largely focused their attention on the country's economy, on its energy and resource needs, on the environmental consequences of its rapid expansion, and on the nation's military buildup and strategic ambitions." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting TestTube!
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Who Owns Antarctica?
 
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The U.S. is testing heavily armed autonomous drones for combat... and they're working. These computer controlled weapon carriers operate solely on their own and have already been used to attack targets abroad. Is this the future of war? Will soldiers soon be replaced by machines? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Learn More: How Drones are Redefining "Justice" in Warfare on Hippo Reads: http://read.hipporeads.com/how-drones-redefine-justice-the-hidden-war-on-terror/ "Most opposition voices understand that drone technology itself is here to stay: it is the moral and legal basis for certain applications of the technology that has been called into question." The Future Is Now: Navy's Autonomous Swarmboats Can Overwhelm Adversaries http://www.onr.navy.mil/Media-Center/Press-Releases/2014/autonomous-swarm-boat-unmanned-caracas.aspx Navy Unveils Self-Guided Drone Boats http://nypost.com/2014/10/05/navy-unveils-self-guided-drone-boats/ Office of Naval Research: Autonomous Swarm Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITTvgkO2Xw4&feature=youtu.be More Than 2,400 Dead as Obama's Drone Campaign Marks Five Years http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2014/01/23/more-than-2400-dead-as-obamas-drone-campaign-marks-five-years/ Reforming U.S. Drone Strike Policies http://www.cfr.org/wars-and-warfare/reforming-us-drone-strike-policies/p29736 Ethical and Methodological Issues in Assessing Drones' Civilian Impacts in Pakistan http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/10/06/ethical-and-methodological-issues-in-assessing-drones-civilian-impacts-in-pakistan/ Department of Justice: Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Directed Against a U.S. Citizen Who is a Senior Operational Leader of Al-Qa'ida or an Associated Force http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/msnbc/sections/news/020413_DOJ_White_Paper.pdf Watch More: Using Drones to Protect Nature https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szV-P__unmU _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What Weapons Are Illegal In War?
 
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Who is Kim Jong-un? - http://testu.be/1J0YpzR » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe North Korea is in a severe drought, yet due to high tensions with the US, its food aid options are slim. So who's giving aid to North Korea? Learn More: North Korea Faces Severe Shortfall In Foreign Food Aid http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/25/north-korea-food-aid_n_5212148.html "A funding crunch for aid to North Korea has become so severe 500,000 rural schoolchildren are as of this month no longer receiving assistance and aid to millions more could soon dry up, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press." Foreign Assistance to North Korea https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R40095.pdf "Between 1995 and 2008, the United States provided North Korea with over $1.3 billion in assistance: slightly more than 50% for food aid and about 40% for energy assistance." In Focus: North Korea's Nuclear Threats http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/04/12/world/asia/north-korea-questions.html "North Korea has been issuing near-daily threats against the United States and South Korea, and sometimes at United States forces in the Pacific." United Nations' Food Aid Program for North Korea Lacks Donors http://www.wsj.com/articles/united-nations-food-aid-program-for-north-korea-lacks-donors-1409047712 "The United Nations' food assistance agency says it may have to stop operating in North Korea because of a lack of funding, as donors continue to shy away from the rogue state." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Evan Puschak for hosting TestTube! Check Evan out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheeNerdwriter/media
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What Is The Ancient Japanese Religion Shinto?
 
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What Is The World's Most Peaceful Religion? - https://youtu.be/T0W-a8Ux0Do » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Practiced by nearly 80% of the population, Shinto is the largest religion in Japan. So what exactly is this ancient Japanese religion? Learn More: Is Shinto a Religion? http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/shinto/beliefs/religion.shtml Shinto: Ritual Practices and Institutions https://www.britannica.com/topic/Shinto/Ritual-practices-and-institutions Music provided by: "Voyage" More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Written by: Jennie Butler Edited by: Alex Esteves Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis
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What Is A Filibuster?
 
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Over 9 million Syrians have fled their homes to seek refuge from their war-torn country. More and more of them are turning to neighboring countries, many of which don't have the resources to support them. So where exactly are all of these refugees going? And which countries can realistically take them in? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe For a look at what daily life is like for Syrian refugees, click here: http://testu.be/SyriasRefugees Learn More: Syrian Refugees: A Snapshot of the Crisis -- In The Middle East and Europe http://syrianrefugees.eu/ "This website offers a snapshot of the repercussions of this refugee crisis for both Syria's neighbours and the European Union. It is a project of the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute, based on a series of studies conducted by local researchers on behalf of the MPC at the end of 2012 and an update carried out in 2014." The UN Refugee Agency: Syria http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/regional.php An inter-agency information sharing portal on Syrian regional refugee response. 2014 Syria Regional Response Plan http://www.unhcr.org/syriarrp6/docs/syria-rrp6-strategic-overview.pdf#A "The Syria Regional Response Plan (RRP) for 2014 is one of the largest appeals ever presented for a refugee emergency. Over 100 partners - UN agencies as well as national and international NGOs - are working together to address the needs of Syrian refugees and assist the countries in the region who have so generously taken them in. The Plan calls for further efforts to benefit host communities, who offer front-line protection and essential support to refugees." Presidential Memorandum -- FY 2015 Refugee Admissions http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/30/presidential-memorandum-fy-2015-refugee-admissions The Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2015. Watch More: Why Turkey Doesn't Want to Fight ISIS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak_sGFuyeqM Is Obama's War on ISIS Legal? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-JJJwDqIv8 _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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The Secret To Germany’s Powerful Economy
 
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What Countries Are The Most Energy Efficient? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytkt2YxGou4 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Pointed to as an example of success, the German economy has thrived while the rest of Europe struggled. So what's their recipe for success? Learn More: The Guardian: Miele boss explains how his two-family business has lasted four generations https://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/13/miele-boss-family-business-four-generations Wall Street Journal: The Engines of Growth https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703509104576329643153915516 The Economist: German Lessons http://www.economist.com/news/business/21606834-many-countries-want-mittelstand-germanys-it-not-so-easy-copy-german-lessons More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Written by: Jennie Butler Edited by: Alex Esteves Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis
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How Powerful Are The Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg?
 
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Is Donald Trump A Fascist? http://testu.be/1NQAna2 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe The 2016 elections have turned into a media circus and Donald Trump is the star of the show. So is the media to blame for Trump's success? Learn More: Why is Trump surging? Blame the media. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2015/07/20/why-is-trump-surging-blame-the-media/ "Donald Trump's surge to the front of the GOP presidential polls has occasioned not a little media attention and endless speculation as to why. You can disregard most of that speculation." CAMPAIGN 2016 COVERAGE: ANNUAL TOTALS FOR 2015 http://tyndallreport.com/ "During 2015, Campaign 2016 logged more than 17 hours of coverage on the broadcast networks' weekday nightly newscasts (ABC, CBS and NBC combined)." Who won the ratings race: Fox News or Donald Trump? http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/29/media/republican-debate-ratings-donald-trump/ "Donald Trump's counter-programming stunt succeeded in stealing viewers from Fox News' Republican presidential debate." COMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1934 (transition.fcc.gov) https://transition.fcc.gov/Reports/1934new.pdf "For the purpose of regulating interstate and foreign commerce in communication by wire and radio so as to make available, so far as possible, to all the people of the United States... " Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Concentration" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting TestTube! Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su
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When Can You Be Stripped Of Your Citizenship?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Paris' Pont des Arts has become a symbol of fidelity through love locks. But now, Paris must break them to preserve its historical bridge. Learn More: Paris Love Lock Bridge History: Why Romantic Gesture Irks Preservationists http://www.ibtimes.com/paris-love-lock-bridge-history-why-romantic-gesture-irks-preservationists-1947150 "The Pont des Arts bridge in Paris, famous across the globe as a symbol of passion and fidelity, will have its roughly one million "love locks" cut off over the next few days after years of structural damage." Paris ends relationship with 'love locks' http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/30/travel/paris-love-locks-bridges-feat/ "The city of Paris started removing padlocks from the Pont des Arts on Monday, effectively ending the tourist tradition of attaching "love locks" to the bridge." Paris Bridge's Love Locks Are Taken Down http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/02/world/europe/paris-bridges-locks-of-love-taken-down.html "The padlocks that weigh heavily on the sides of the Pont des Arts tell stories dear to the lovers who affixed them to the celebrated bridge's iron grillwork." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What's The Difference Between A Caucus And A Primary?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe President Obama's latest attempts to reform immigration policy have Republicans in Congress threatening another government shutdown. What exactly is a government shutdown and why do politicians use it as a political weapon? Learn More: Government Shutdown: Get Up to Speed in 20 Questions http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/30/politics/government-shutdown-up-to-speed/ Here is Every Previous Government Shutdown, Why They Happened and How They Ended http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/25/here-is-every-previous-government-shutdown-why-they-happened-and-how-they-ended/ Obama Would Veto House GOP Budget Bill http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/09/19/obama-boehner-house-budget-health-care/2836929/ National Priorities Project: Fighting For A U.S. Federal Budget That Works For All Americans https://www.nationalpriorities.org/budget-basics/federal-budget-101/federal-budget-process/ "The vision of democracy is that the federal budget - and all activities of the federal government - reflects the values of a majority of Americans. Yet most people feel that the federal budget does not reflect their values and that the budgeting process is too difficult to understand." Text of the Pay Our Military Act https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr3210/text "Making continuing appropriations for military pay in the event of a Government shutdown." Watch More: Life Noggin: Do We Need College? http://youtu.be/Ad_gVhBOGzI _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Powerful Is The Vatican?
 
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Surprising Sex Laws That Still Exist http://testu.be/1rBPCe9 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Around the world, adultery raises mixed feelings ranging from criminal offense to an acceptable practice. So where is adultery illegal? Learn More: Somalian rape victim, 13, stoned to death http://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/03/somalia-rape-amnesty "An Islamist rebel administration in Somalia has had a 13-year-old girl stoned to death for adultery after the child's father reported that she was raped by three men." When Adultery Is a Crime http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/03/south-korea-adultery-law-repeal/386603/ "Last week, a South Korean court struck down a national institution: a six-decade-old law that made adultery a criminal act carrying a prison sentence of up to two years." French more accepting of infidelity than people in other countries http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/01/14/french-more-accepting-of-infidelity-than-people-in-other-countries/ "French President Francois Hollande may have hoped his first press conference of 2014 would offer an opportunity to discuss his agenda and boost his sagging political fortunes, but when he faced reporters today he confronted questions about his personal life - specifically his alleged affair with actress Julie Gayet." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Vorsprung" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Why Do Canada And The Netherlands Love Each Other?
 
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Canada And Russia's Complicated Alliance http://bit.ly/2aiwIX4 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe During World War II, Canada and the Netherlands formed a friendship that persists until today. So what's behind their strong alliance? Learn More: CBC News: VE-Day: Why Dutch-Canadian connections have stayed so strong http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ve-day-why-dutch-canadian-connections-have-stayed-so-strong-1.3057318 Dutch News: 10 things you need to know about the end of World War II in the Netherlands http://www.dutchnews.nl/features/2015/05/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-end-of-world-war-ii-in-the-netherlands/ CBC News: Abdicating Dutch queen was a wartime Ottawa schoolgirl http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/abdicating-dutch-queen-was-a-wartime-ottawa-schoolgirl-1.1315871 Netherlands-Canada Chamber of Commerce: Trade Information http://www.nccc.trade/Canada-Netherland _ More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting Seeker Daily! Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su
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Why Does The UK Want To Leave The EU?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Nepal's Gurkha Army is known around the world as a resilient force with a fierce reputation for great fighters. So, who are the Gurkhas? Learn More: Who are the Gurkhas? http://www.ayo-gorkhali.org/en/gurkhas/who-are-the-gurkhas "It is said that Gurkhas take their name from the Himalayan principality of Gorkha in west-central Nepal. " Gurkhas: the beginning of the end? http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/nov/10/gurkhas-mod-cuts-end-role "As scores of British Gurkha soldiers are made redundant by the British army and recruitment numbers fall, there is deep concern among Nepal's mountain tribes that their proud 200-year tradition could be under threat." In photos: 200 years of the fierce, fearless Gurkha warriors http://qz.com/390476/in-photos-200-years-of-the-fierce-fearless-gurkha-warriors/ "Such is the reputation of Gurkhas-the fearless, fierce soldiers from Nepal-that even the gritty Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, one of India's greatest military commander, was an avowed admirer: 'If a soldier says he is not afraid of death, he is either lying or he is a Gurkha.'" Nepal's Elite Gurkha Fighters Struggle to Save Homeland http://www.wsj.com/articles/nepals-elite-fighters-struggle-to-save-homeland-1430687566 "When the earthquake that ravaged Nepal hit this mountain village, Dhaniram Ghale lost his home and dozens of his neighbors, who were crushed to death." Watch More: Nepal's Desperate Struggle For Democracy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdw9-825Sh8&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Can The Middle East Survive Without Oil?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Dubai is so rich it has its own fleet of man-made islands, and the police force drives Ferraris. So how did Dubai, and the United Arab Emirates get so wealthy? Learn More: 15 Mind-Blowing Facts About Dubai http://www.businessinsider.com/mind-b... "Dubai has been one of the most exciting and volatile economic stories of the 21st century." The UAE and Global Oil Supply http://www.uae-embassy.org/uae/energy... "With nearly 10 percent of the total world supply of proven crude oil reserves, the UAE is an important provider to global energy markets. As a mainstay to the economy, oil exports now account for about 30 percent of total UAE gross domestic product." United Arab Emirates profile - Overview http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-... "The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven states formed in 1971 by the then Trucial States after independence from Britain. Since then, it has grown from a quiet backwater to one of the Middle East's most important economic centres." Watch More: Abused Migrant Workers In United Arab Emirates: High Cost Of High Culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3rxd... _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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When Does The US Legally Recognize A Religion?
 
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Why The U.S. Needs China http://testu.be/1Squ8N5 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe China’s economy is fearing collapse and it looks like only one man can save it: Ronald Reagan. Wait, what? How can Reaganomics save China’s economy? Learn More: Xi Jinping’s Remedy for China’s Economic Gloom Has Echoes of Reaganomics http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/04/wor... “With the world looking to China for assurance that it can manage its slowing economy and tumultuous stock market, President Xi Jinping has begun pushing a remedy that sounds less like Marx and Mao than Reagan and Thatcher.” Stagflation http://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/s... “A condition of slow economic growth and relatively high unemployment – economic stagnation – accompanied by rising prices, or inflation, or inflation and a decline in Gross Domestic Product (GDP).” Do Americans still not get Reaganomics? http://www.salon.com/2013/04/02/do_am... “The results of a new Gallup poll released Monday reveal an unfortunate yet wholly unsurprising fact: The most commonly offered positive statement about the Republican Party continues to be its capacity for ‘better fiscal management.’” Tax Cuts Don't Lead to Economic Growth, a New 65-Year Study Finds http://www.theatlantic.com/business/a... “Here's a brief economic history of the last quarter-century in taxes and growth.” Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Leitmotiv" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Powerful Is The Yakuza?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Joseph Sledge was convicted of a double murder in 1978, but was exonerated after 37 years in prison. What evidence helped overturn his conviction? Learn More: Brief and Timeline from the hearing conducted by the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission http://www.innocencecommission-nc.gov/Forms/pdf/Sledge/State%20v.%20Joseph%20Sledge%20Brief.pdf The Affidavit Given by Herman Baker At Hearing: http://www.innocencecommission-nc.gov/Forms/pdf/Sledge/Handouts%20provided%20to%20the%20Commission%20during%20the%20hearing.pdf Joseph Sledge, Wrongly Imprisoned For Decades, Now Free http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/23/us/man-free-after-jailed-for-half-his-life/ "During the more than three decades Sledge was in prison, he maintained his innocence, filing numerous post-conviction motions on various grounds. All were denied without hearing." Watch More: The Huge Problem With For-Profit Prisons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDm9JSOY_YI _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What Are The Rules Of War?
 
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The Black Flag of ISIS Explained: http://testu.be/1Ej9SIx » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe ISIS is arguably the most powerful terrorist group in the world right now. So how do they grow their ranks so effectively? Learn More: ISIS Displaying a Deft Command of Varied Media http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/world/middleeast/isis-displaying-a-deft-command-of-varied-media.html "The extremists who have seized large parts of Syria and Iraq have riveted the world's attention with their military prowess and unrestrained brutality." The ISIS Twitter Census http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2015/03/isis-twitter-census-berger-morgan/brookings-analysis-paper_jm-berger_final_web.pdf "The Islamic State, known as ISIS or ISIL, has exploited social media, most notoriously Twitter, to send its propaganda and messaging out to the world and to draw in people vulnerable to radicalization." ISIS excels at recruiting American teens: Here are four reasons why http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2014/1022/ISIS-excels-at-recruiting-American-teens-Here-are-four-reasons-why-video "Three Denver schoolgirls skipped class Friday to fly to Turkey to join ISIS." Watch More: What Does The ISIS Flag Mean? Black Flags Of Jihad Explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs7F83acCj4 _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Lissette Padilla for hosting TestTube! Check Lissette out on Twitter:https://twitter.com/lizzette
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How Are US Companies Avoiding Billions in Taxes?
 
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Why Is Russia Sneaking Into Other Countries? http://testu.be/1LaG4Uj » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe With tensions rising between Russia and NATO, some say it might be the start of a second Cold War. So are we on the brink of Cold War 2.0? Learn More: Russia and the Menace of Unreality http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/09/russia-putin-revolutionizing-information-warfare/379880/ “At the NATO summit in Wales last week, General Philip Breedlove, the military alliance’s top commander, made a bold declaration.” Insight - Russia's nuclear strategy raises concerns in NATO http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/02/04/uk-ukraine-crisis-russia-nuclear-insight-idUKKBN0L825A20150204 “Concern is growing in NATO over Russia's nuclear strategy and indications that Russian military planners may be lowering the threshold for using nuclear weapons in any conflict, alliance diplomats say.” The Cold War http://www.westga.edu/~hgoodson/The%20Cold%20War.htm “Ill feeling between the U.S. (and its allies) and the Soviet Union burst into the open following the war, as the two countries, with their very different ideologies and interests, emerged as the most powerful nations in the world.” _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Does The UN Work?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Special Thanks to Evan Puschak for hosting TestTube! Last month, the Pakistani Taliban attacked a school in Peshawar and killed 132 children. This is one of the largest attacks the nation has ever seen. Who are the Pakistani Taliban and what exactly are their motives? Learn More: Peshawar School Attack: Who Are the Pakistani Taliban and What Do They Want? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/peshawar-school-attack-who-are-the-pakistani-taliban-and-what-do-they-want-9928261.html How the Pakistani Taliban Became a Deadly Force http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/17/world/asia/how-the-pakistani-taliban-became-a-deadly-force.html?_r=0 National Counterterrorism Terrorist Profile: Mullah Omar http://www.nctc.gov/site/profiles/mullah_omar.html Can Peshawar Rage Finally Rouse Pakistan to Act Against the Taliban? http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/20/peshawar-rouse-pakistan-act-taliban Peshawar Massacre: Afghan Taliban Condemn 'Un-Islamic' Pakistan School Carnage http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/peshawar-massacre-afghan-taliban-condemn-un-islamic-pakistan-school-carnage-1479853 After Years of Delays, Pakistan Cracks Down on Violent Islamists http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/after-years-of-delays-pakistan-cracks-down-on-violent-islamists/2014/12/28/cbce12fa-8d58-11e4-ace9-47de1af4c3eb_story.html Watch More: What is Sharia Law? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjJVO8GASmw&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Which Countries Don't Allow Dual Citizenship?
 
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When Can You Be Stripped Of Your Citizenship? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps_l0aBGuzc » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Many Americans belong to two countries, but other nations do not allow dual citizenships. So where is having two nationalities prohibited? Learn More: CNN: Record number of Americans dump U.S. passports http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/08/news/americans-citizenship-renunciation/ D'Alessio Law Group: List of countries that allow or disallow Dual Citizenship http://www.dlgimmigration.com/united-states-citizenship/list-of-countries-that-allow-or-disallow-dual-citizenship/ immihelp: Dual Citizenship http://www.immihelp.com/citizenship/dual-citizenship-recognize-countries.html U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Naturalization for Spouses of U.S. Citizens https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/citizenship-through-naturalization/naturalization-spouses-us-citizens Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: _ More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting Seeker Daily! Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su
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What Is Lobbying and Can It Be Good?
 
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Why Is Germany The Only Country Stepping Up In The Refugee Crisis? http://testu.be/1Q41C3V » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Thousands of migrants have died while trying to seek refuge in Europe. Some are blaming the EU for its slow response to the migrant crisis. So, is the EU at fault? Learn More: Data raises questions over EU's attitude towards asylum seekers (m.euronews.com) http://m.euronews.com/en/304485/ "New data has shed fresh doubt over the EU's attitude to asylum seekers after a weekend in which more than 700 migrants drowned trying to reach the continent." 10 truths about Europe's migrant crisis (theguardian.com) http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/aug/10/10-truths-about-europes-refugee-crisis "When you're facing the world's biggest refugee crisis since the second world war, it helps to have a sober debate about how to respond." Operation Triton: Europe's Mediterranean border patrol (bbc.com) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30039044 "New maritime patrols aimed at stemming the flow of African migrants making the dangerous Mediterranean crossing to Europe are taking over from the Italian navy." Dublin Procedure: Germany says EU rule 'not working' (channel4.com) http://www.channel4.com/news/eu-migration-policy-not-working-germany "The Dublin Procedures established the principle that the first EU country a migrant or refugee entered was the one responsible for processing their asylum claim." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Laura Ling for hosting TestTube! Check Laura out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraling
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What Laws Apply In International Waters?
 
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Pope Francis recently granted sainthood to two 19th century Palestinian nuns. So we were wondering what are the qualifications for becoming a saint? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Learn More: Pope Francis Is Making Saints Out Of Two Palestinian Nuns http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/13/pope-francis-saints-palestinian-nuns_n_7260252.html "Pope Francis will bestow sainthood on two Palestinian nuns on Sunday (May 17), a move that's being seen as giving hope to the conflict-wracked Middle East and shining the spotlight on the plight of Christians in the region." How does someone become a saint? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27140646 "Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII are to be declared saints by the Catholic Church." Is Mother Teresa's Miracle for Real? http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2003/10/is_mother_teresas_miracle_for_real.html "On Sunday, Pope John Paul II beatified Mother Teresa of Calcutta, bringing her one step closer to sainthood." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Lissette Padilla for hosting TestTube! Check Lissette out on Twitter:https://twitter.com/lizzette
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South America’s Lithium Boom: A Blessing Or A Curse?
 
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The Devastating Effects Of Gold Mining - https://youtu.be/wq0p5tnFnWs » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Bolivia holds the world's largest lithium reserves and mining it could heal the impoverished country's economy. But at what cost? Learn More: In pictures: The world's largest salt flat in Bolivia http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-34731813 Salt 'n Power: A First Look at the Lithium Flats of Bolivia https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lithium-flats-of-bolivia/ Tossed Aside in the 'White Gold' Rush https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/business/batteries/tossed-aside-in-the-lithium-rush/ Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Strings for story telling" More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Written by: Jennie Butler Edited by: Alex Esteves Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis
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How Should Democracy Really Work?
 
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Watch Seeker Stories Here: http://testu.be/SeekerStories There are over 7,000 languages in the world, but half the population only speaks one of 12 as their first language. So, what are the most common languages? Learn More: Summary by World Area http://www.ethnologue.com/statistics/size "The World Languages section of this site provides country summaries and language-by-language information." Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, http://www.mla.org/pdf/2009_enrollment_survey.pdf "Since 1958, the Modern Language Association (MLA), with the continuous support of the United States Department of Education, has gathered and analyzed data on undergraduate and graduate course enrollments in languages other than English in United States colleges and universities." World Factbook: Languages https://www.cia.gov/Library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2098.html#xx "This entry provides a rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language." Watch More: Seeker Stories https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJsSEDFFnMFvW9JWU6XUn0Q _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Laura Ling for hosting TestTube! Check Laura out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraling
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How Did Latin Become A Dead Language?
 
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How Science Is Keeping Latin Alive https://youtu.be/qT4XWxlnYdU » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe While Latin's influence is apparent in many modern languages, it is no longer commonly spoken. So exactly why did the language die out? Learn More: Britannica: Romance Languages https://www.britannica.com/topic/Romance-languages Boston Globe: Besides the Pope, Who Speaks Latin Today? https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2013/02/24/besides-pope-who-speaks-latin-today/CGxdGtQB4TlXV49HaKJzBN/story.html About Education: Vulgar Latin - Learn Why Late Latin Was Called Vulgar http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/latinlanguage/qt/vulgarlatin.htm Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Voyage" More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Written by: Jules Suzdaltsev Edited by: Alex Estevez Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis
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What's The Most Expensive City In The World?
 
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What Are The Deadliest Countries For Journalists? http://testu.be/1hzV6ab 4 Times Journalists Exposed The Truth http://bit.ly/20EZDre » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe When reporting on crime in Mexico, journalists face extremely dangerous situations. So what is the situation for Mexico's journalists? Learn More: Mexico: Crime reporter kidnapped in Veracruz http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-35529639 "The Mexican authorities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz say they are searching for a reporter who was dragged from her home by armed men and hasn't been seen since." 'Journalists are being slaughtered' - Mexico's problem with press freedom http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/04/journalists-mexico-press-freedom-photographer-ruben-espinosa-murder "Rubén Espinosa's coffin was carried to the graveside under a blistering Mexico City sun, accompanied by a round of applause from his friends and colleagues - and the howling of his beloved cocker spaniel, Cosmo." 36 Journalists Killed in Mexico since 1992/Motive Confirmed https://cpj.org/killed/americas/mexico/ _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Why Superdelegates Favor Clinton to Sanders
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Currently, the U.S. military bans transgender personnel from service, but that could be changing. In a landmark ruling, the U.S. Army approved hormone therapy for transgender soldier, Chelsea Manning. So where does the military stand on the issue now? Learn More: Chelsea Manning allowed to have hormone therapy http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/13/chelsea-manning-allowed-to-have-hormone-therapy "Chelsea Manning, the US army intelligence analyst who was the source of the massive WikiLeaks disclosure of state secrets, has been granted hormone therapy in her transition to a woman, a report suggested on Thursday." The Courage of Transgender Soldiers http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/22/opinion/sunday/baird-the-courage-of-trans-soldiers.html "It was 2 a.m., just a few days before Christmas, in a remote part of Afghanistan. Eight hours into a 16-hour shift, Ryan, a 23-year-old American naval sailor, was standing tense and alert, watching the footage of soldiers undertaking a nearby mission on a screen in front of him." Transgender Military Service in the United States http://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Transgender-Military-Service-May-2014.pdf "This research brief offers analyses from several data sources to estimate the number of transgender individuals who have served in the US armed forces, including the number who are likely on active duty or serving in the Guard or Reserve forces, and the number who are veterans or retired from Guard or Reserve service." Watch More: Is It Legal to Discriminate Against LGBT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkqgrdeEImI _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What Countries Have Nuclear Weapons?
 
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Why Does America Love Guns? http://testu.be/1ONTyDO » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Established in the late 1960s, the 911 emergency number still has unsolved issues. So, how does the 911 call system actually work? Learn More: 9-1-1 Origin & History https://www.nena.org/?page=911overviewfacts "The three-digit telephone number "9-1-1" has been designated as the "Universal Emergency Number," for citizens throughout the United States to request emergency assistance." Telecommunications Act of 1996 https://transition.fcc.gov/telecom.html "The Telecommunications Act of 1996 is the first major overhaul of telecommunications law in almost 62 years." 47 CFR 20.18 - 911 Service https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/47/20.18 "Scope of section. The following requirements are only applicable to CMRS providers, excluding mobile satellite service (MSS) operators, to the extent that they:" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Important Is The African Union?
 
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What Does It Mean To Be A Feminist In Islam? http://testu.be/1VSclBl What The West Gets Wrong About Muslim Women http://testu.be/1KtiRha » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe In 2004, France passed a law banning religious symbols in public spaces. Here's a look into how France's Muslim women view the law. Learn More: Veiled meaning: The French Law Banning Religious Symbols In Public Schools http://www.brookings.edu/fp/cusf/analysis/vaisse20040229.pdf "On March 3, 2004, the French Senate gave the final approval for a bill prohibiting the wearing of conspicuous religious symbols in public schools." French Muslims Say Veil Bans Give Cover to Bias http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/27/world/europe/muslim-frenchwomen-struggle-with-discrimination-as-bans-on-veils-expand.html "Malek Layouni was not thinking about her Muslim faith, or her head scarf, as she took her excited 9-year-old son to an amusement site near Paris. But, as it turned out, it was all that mattered." French Muslims caught between Islamophobia and extremism https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/french-muslims-caught-between-rising-islamophobia-and-growing-extremism/2015/03/22/7359329c-c739-11e4-bea5-b893e7ac3fb3_story.html "This city's first Muslim doctor doesn't look Muslim." Why There's Tension Between France and Its Muslim Population http://time.com/3659241/paris-terror-attack-muslim-islam/ "The country's radical secularism clashes with many Muslims' desire to publicly display their faith." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What Is Insider Trading And Why Is It Illegal?
 
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How Powerful Is Brazil? http://testu.be/1MQfjp5 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Federal prosecutors in Brazil are investigating dozens of politicians involved in a massive corruption scandal. So, just how corrupt is Brazil? Learn More: Brazil: Ex-Lula aide Dirceu held in corruption probe http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-33760559 "Police in Brazil say they have arrested Jose Dirceu, who served as chief of staff under then-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from 2003 to 2005." The persistence of corruption in Brazilian politics http://www.dw.com/en/the-persistence-of-corruption-in-brazilian-politics/a-17974970 "A number of Brazilian politicians are corrupt, and yet that doesn't seem to diminish their chances come election time." Impact of Brazil's Clean Companies Act http://www.thinkbrg.com/media/news/464_Fogarty_CCM_BrazilCleanCompaniesAct_july14.pdf "We see an increased level of concern from both multinational entities and Brazilian companies, not only about existing regulations such as the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act, but also with Brazil's Clean Companies Act." Brazil's Petrobras Reports Nearly $17 Billion in Asset and Corruption Charges http://www.wsj.com/articles/brazils-petrobras-reports-nearly-17-billion-impairment-on-assets-corruption-1429744336 "Brazil's state oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA put a price tag on a corruption scandal that has thrown the country into political and economic turmoil, writing off $17 billion due to losses from graft and overvalued assets." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Lissette Padilla for hosting TestTube! Check Lissette out on Twitter:https://twitter.com/lizzette
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What Is The Ancient Religion Zoroastrianism?
 
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What Is The World's Most Peaceful Religion? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0W-a8Ux0Do » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe With Zoroastrianism on the decline, there is a chance the ancient religion may eventually disappear. So what is this age-old faith? Learn More: Washington Post: Saudi Arabia's Top Cleric Says Iran's Leaders 'Not Muslims' https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/saudi-arabias-top-cleric-says-iranians-are-not-muslims/2016/09/06/6c1cc66c-7424-11e6-9781-49e591781754_story.html BBC: Zoroastrianism at a Glance http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/zoroastrian/ataglance/glance.shtml NPR: Zoroastrianism an Ancient, Shrinking Religion http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121859841 Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Human Connection" More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Written by: Jennie Butler or Jules Suzdaltsev Edited by: Alex Estevez Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis Special thanks to Laura Ling for hosting Seeker Daily! Check Laura out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraling
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What Was The KGB And Why Was It So Feared?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Right now, Millennials are between the ages of 15 and 34. This year, they are set to outnumber the baby boomer generation, which is in decline. Are Millennials set to take over the world? Learn More: Millennials and the Future of Electric Utilities http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/planetpolicy/posts/2014/07/11-millennials-electric-utilities-banks "In the past several years there has been intense discussion over the future of the electricity industry, centering on how existing utilities will adapt and evolve as they confront numerous transformational challenges." Marketers Are Sizing Up the Millennials http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/22/business/marketers-are-sizing-up-the-millennials-as-the-new-consumer-model.html "Millennials have been called a lot of names. Narcissistic, lazy, indecisive." American generations through the years http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2011/05/living/infographic.boomer/ "Though there is consensus on a general time period for American generations, different sources use varying dates to mark their beginning and end." Watch More: What Happens If You Don't Pay Off Your Student Loans? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH143XWxEkk _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Why China Is Running Out Of Water
 
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The Fight To Control The South China Sea http://www.seeker.com/the-fight-to-control-the-south-china-sea-1792606255.html » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe 80% of China's underground water is not suitable for drinking and many rivers are too polluted to touch. Will China run out of clean water? Learn More: The Economist: Desperate Measures http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21587789-desperate-measures The Atlantic: China Has Launched the Largest Water-Pipeline Project in History http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/03/china-has-launched-the-largest-water-pipeline-project-in-history/284300/ The Guardian: 100 Chinese cities face water crisis, says minister https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/jun/08/china.jonathanwatts National Geographic: Yellow River http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/05/china/yellow-river/larmer-text/2 Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Ephimeral" _ More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting Seeker Daily! Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su
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Should Puerto Rico Become A State?
 
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Secession movements seem to be everywhere: from the Kurds in Iraq, to pro-Russian Ukrainian separatists, to Scotland's aim to break up the UK. How does secession actually happen? Let's look back to South Sudan's successful secession effort to see exactly how new countries gain independence. Learn More: Comprehensive Peace Agreement http://unmis.unmissions.org/Portals/UNMIS/Documents/General/cpa-en.pdf http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39034&Cr=South+Sudan&Cr1=#.U86stIBdXZE In North Sudan, 58% voted for secession http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/In-N-Sudan-58-voted-for-secession/articleshow/7394514.cms Only some 16,000 voters in 10 states in the south chose to remain united with northern Sudan, while 3.7 million chose to separate. Results for the Referendum of Southern Sudan http://southernsudan2011.com/ The results displayed across this website are the final certified results from the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission. The Background to Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement http://unmis.unmissions.org/Default.aspx?tabid=515 For all but 11 of the 48 years since its independence in 1956, Sudan has been engulfed in civil conflict. Protocol Between the Govt. of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement on Power Sharing http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/file/resources/collections/peace_agreements/power_sharing_05262004.pdf UN welcomes South Sudan as 193rd Member State http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39034&Cr=South+Sudan&Cr1=#.U86stIBdXZE The General Assembly today admitted the Republic of South Sudan as the 193rd member of the United Nations, welcoming the newly independent country to the community of nations. Watch More: Why Chicago Has So Much Gang Violence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Unj0W4VCN8&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA Will Anyone Pay for the Malaysian Flight Disaster in Ukraine? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWGnEFqZ_eI&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Do We Regulate Chemical Weapons?
 
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Who Owns The North Pole? http://testu.be/1sIw1wf » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe With 98% of the continent covered in miles-thick ice, and limited resources, Antarctica is easily the most naturally inhospitable place on earth. So, who exactly controls Antarctica? Learn More: The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty http://www.ats.aq/e/ep.htm "The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty was signed in Madrid on October 4, 1991 and entered into force in 1998." The Glories of the Wild Ice http://www.oceanites.org/antarctica/ "One hundred fifty million years ago, the supercontinent Gondwana dominated the earth's surface." Arctic vs. Antarctic https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/seaice/characteristics/difference.html "Because the Arctic and Antarctic are cold, dark, and remote, we often think these two places are nearly the same." Territorial Claims http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1996/nstc96rp/images/figii1.gif Watch More: Who Owns The North Pole? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbSi-UVqHbE&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Powerful Is Indonesia?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe From Watergate to the NSA, journalists are an integral part in educating the public and holding the accountable for their actions. So who are they and how did they change history? Learn More: The Watergate Story http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/watergate/part1.html ""Five Held in Plot to Bug Democratic Offices Here," said the headline at the bottom of page one in the Washington Post on Sunday, June 18, 1972." Torture At Abu Ghraib http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2004/05/10/torture-at-abu-ghraib "In the era of Saddam Hussein, Abu Ghraib, twenty miles west of Baghdad, was one of the world's most notorious prisons, with torture, weekly executions, and vile living conditions." Randy Shilts warned early about 'baffling diseases' in gay men http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Randy-Shilts-warned-early-about-baffling-2795293.php "A 45-year-old San Francisco man looked at the purple spots covering his arms, face and chest and contemplated the death sentence they might foreshadow." The Top 100 Works of Journalism In the United States in the 20th Century http://www.nyu.edu/classes/stephens/Top%20100%20page.htm "As selected by Madeleine Blais, Alan Brinkley, David Brinkley, Lydia Chavez, Karen Durbin, Clay Felker, Jeff Greenfield, Pete Hamill, Mary McGrory, Nancy Maynard, Eric Newton, Dorothy Rabinowitz, Gene Roberts, Morley Safer, David Shaw, George Will and Ben Yagoda;" Watch More: Which Countries Have The Worst Censorship? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR1miR6pgR4&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA&index=17 _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Lissette Padilla for hosting TestTube! Check Lissette out on Twitter:https://twitter.com/lizzette
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How Powerful Is The Mafia?
 
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What Are The World's Most Powerful Militaries? http://testu.be/1QeAS0Z » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe After World War 2, many countries moved away from military conscriptions. How many countries still use the draft? Learn More: Lithuania to reintroduce conscription over security concerns http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31607930 "Lithuania is to reintroduce conscription over concerns about "the current geopolitical environment" in the Baltic states, President Dalia Grybauskaite says." Military Conscription Policy by Country http://chartsbin.com/view/1887 "This map shows the status of Conscription Policy by country." Switzerland referendum voters to keep army conscription http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-24195870 "Swiss voters want to keep the country's compulsory military service, exit polls from the latest national referendum on the topic have suggested." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Concentration" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting TestTube!
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How Powerful Is Italy?
 
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How China Is Forcing Citizens To Love The Government http://testu.be/1OAlbCk » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe China's government maintains a tight grip on citizens by closely monitoring their activity. But how invasive is China's mass surveillance? Learn More: China Tightens Censorship of Electronic Communications http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/world/asia/22china.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all "If anyone wonders whether the Chinese government has tightened its grip on electronic communications since protests began engulfing the Arab world, Shakespeare may prove instructive." In China, Beware: A Camera May Be Watching You http://www.npr.org/2013/01/29/170469038/in-china-beware-a-camera-may-be-watching-you "China is becoming a surveillance state. In recent years, the government has installed more than 20 million cameras across a country where a decade ago there weren't many." ACLU: Orwellian Citizen Score, China's credit score system, is a warning for Americans http://www.computerworld.com/article/2990203/security/aclu-orwellian-citizen-score-chinas-credit-score-system-is-a-warning-for-americans.html "Gamer? Strike. Bad-mouthed the government in comments on social media? Strike." China 'employs 2 million to police internet' http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/07/world/asia/china-internet-monitors/ "China has around two million people policing public opinion online, according to a state media report that sheds light on the country's secretive internet surveillance operations." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Subtle Nuance" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special Thanks to Julian Huguet for hosting TestTube! Watch Julian on The Science of Happiness on SoulPancake: http://bit.ly/ScienceofHappiness Special thanks to Amy Shira Teitel for hosting TestTube! Check Amy out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astVintageSpace Special thanks to Laura Ling for hosting TestTube! Check Laura out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraling Special thanks to Julia Wilde for hosting TestTube! Check Julia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Julia_SCI Special thanks to Lissette Padilla for hosting TestTube! Check Lissette out on Twitter:https://twitter.com/lizzette Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting TestTube!
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How Free Is Our Press?
 
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Why Drones Shouldn't Be Stopped: http://testu.be/1H4mcAI How Do Military Drones Work?: http://testu.be/1H4mac8 Real Life FPV Video Game Drone Racing: http://testu.be/1IWdcwO Two Americans were killed by a US drone strike in Pakistan, highlighting the ongoing questions on the use of drones as weapons. So, what is the controversy? Learn More: Remarks by the President at the National Defense University https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/05/23/remarks-president-national-defense-university Convenient Killing https://dronewarsuk.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/conv-killing-final.pdf "The military use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly referred to as drones, has grown rapidly over the past decade." Almost 2,500 now killed by covert US drone strikes since Obama inauguration six years ago: The Bureau's report for January 2015 http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2015/02/02/almost-2500-killed-covert-us-drone-strikes-obama-inauguration/ "At least 2,464 people have now been killed by US drone strikes outside the country's declared war zones since President Barack Obama's inauguration six years ago, the Bureau's latest monthly report reveals." Obama defends drones: They are 'effective' and 'legal' http://www.msnbc.com/hardball/obama-defends-drones-they-are-effective "President Obama on Thursday offered a clear defense of the country's controversial drone program, arguing it's both legal and vital for national security." War By Remote Control: Drones Make It Easy http://www.npr.org/2011/11/26/142781012/war-by-remote-control-drones-make-it-easy "From his spot beneath the famous Wright Military Flyer in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Peter Singer is reminded of a modern military drone." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Evan Puschak for hosting TestTube! Check Evan out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheeNerdwriter/media
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What Is ASEAN And Why Is It Important For Southeast Asia?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe In April 2015, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush reiterated his support for Puerto Rico's statehood. It's a move that has long been debated. So, should Puerto Rico become a state? Learn More: Puerto Rico Governor Promises Plebiscite on Commonwealth Status by 2016, Congress Rep Wants Land to Be 51st US State http://www.latinpost.com/articles/17412/20140717/puerto-rico-governor-promises-plebiscite-commonwealth-status-2016-congress-rep.htm "On Wednesday, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said that by 2016, there will be a plebiscite to determine what to do about the U.S. commonwealth archipelago's political status." In the fight for Puerto Rican statehood, is San Juan the new Selma? http://qz.com/368534/in-the-fight-for-puerto-rican-statehood-is-san-juan-the-new-selma/ "Leave it to a British comic to school us all on the least talked-about race problem in America-well, except the millions of Americans living in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa." Federal Funds Management Office Commonwealth of Puerto Rico http://www2.pr.gov/agencias/FederalFunds/Documents/Fondos%20Fderales%20vFINAL.pdf "Impact of Federal Funds on Puerto Rico" Watch More: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ULPJM6KyoQ&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Evan Puschak for hosting TestTube! Check Evan out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheeNerdwriter/media
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What Is A Technocracy?
 
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How Powerful Is California? http://bit.ly/1NB8I03 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe New York City is a cultural and financial powerhouse, but how does the state compare overall? How powerful is New York? Learn More: More Americans Moving to Cities, Reversing the Suburban Exodus http://www.thewire.com/national/2014/03/more-americans-moving-to-cities-reversing-the-suburban-exodus/359714/ "More Americans are moving to cities in the wake of the slight uptick in the economy in recent years, reversing the decades-long trend of settling in the suburbs." 15 states with the highest share of immigrants in their population http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/05/14/15-states-with-the-highest-share-of-immigrants-in-their-population/ "A sharp rise in the number of immigrants living in the U.S. in recent decades serves as a backdrop for the debate in Congress over the nation's immigration policies." New York City finds one in five adults has mental health problems http://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-york-mentalhealth-idUSKCN0T12OO20151112 "At least one in five adult New Yorkers suffer from depression, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts or other psychological disorders every year, according to a report released on Thursday ahead of Mayor Bill de Blasio's new mental-health initiative." The NYPD Officers Who See Racial Bias in the NYPD http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2015/01/the-nypd-officers-who-see-racial-bias-in-the-nypd/384106/ "A dozen years ago, City Journal, the quarterly magazine of The Manhattan Institute, published 'The Black Cops You Never Hear About' by Heather Mac Donald, one of the sharpest, most eloquent, and zealous defenders of New York City's police department." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Front Runner" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Who Owns The North Pole?
 
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Why Boko Haram Wants To Join ISIS http://bit.ly/1qVWOH2 What Is Sharia Law? http://testu.be/1Bu78Yj » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe After years of terrorizing the south of the Philippines, Abu Sayyaf has pledged allegiance to ISIS. So what is Abu Sayyaf? Learn More: 18 Philippine Soldiers Killed in Firefight With Militant Group http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/11/world/asia/18-philippine-soldiers-killed-in-firefight-with-militant-group.html "At least 18 soldiers were killed and more than 50 wounded in a gun battle in the southern Philippines between government forces and the militant group Abu Sayyaf, military officials said Sunday." Philippines: Abu Sayyaf back in the spotlight http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/10/philippines-abu-sayyaf-201410187641392234.html "Once described as a spent force that had been isolated in remote southern Philippine jungles, a group of Muslim fighters has again thrust its menacing face into the international spotlight by abducting foreigners and professing support for ISIL combatants halfway across the world." Guide to the Philippines conflict http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-17038024 "The southern Philippines has a long history of conflict, with armed groups including Muslim separatists, communists, clan militias and criminal groups all active in the area." Abu Sayyaf Group http://csis.org/files/publication/111128_Fellman_ASG_AQAMCaseStudy5.pdf "Founded in the early 1990s as a Filipino Muslim (Moro) terrorist organization, the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) emerged as a more violent Islamist alternative to the stagnated political movements of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Elevation" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Laura Ling for hosting TestTube! Check Laura out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraling
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How Powerful Is Switzerland?
 
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Can Modi Save This Dying Art? http://testu.be/1LITJCf How Powerful is India? http://testu.be/1vJ32sT » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe The recently elected prime minister of India, Narendra Modi is a controversial figure in Indian politics. So who is Modi and what did he do? Learn More: Why Narendra Modi Was Banned From the U.S. http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702303380004579520041301275638 "Well-intentioned U.S. policies sometimes work out in absurd ways, but this is hard to top: In a few weeks, India, the world's largest democracy, will probably elect as its next prime minister a politician who for nearly a decade has been prohibited from setting foot on U.S. soil." Narendra Modi's track record in Gujarat is not the runaway success he claims http://qz.com/171409/gujarat-by-the-numbers/ "Narendra Modi's candidacy for Indian prime minister largely rests on claims of turning around his state of Gujarat." Timeline of the Riots in Modi's Gujarat http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/06/world/asia/modi-gujarat-riots-timeline.html#/#time287_8539 "For more than a decade, Indians have asked whether Narendra Modi, India's new prime minister, could have slowed or stopped the bloody 2002 riots in Gujarat." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Evan Puschak for hosting TestTube! Check Evan out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheeNerdwriter/media
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How Powerful Is The Philippines?
 
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The Evolution Of South Africa's Skyscraper Slum http://testu.be/1LDJ60n » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe According to the UN, almost a billion people live in slums, with numbers set to rise in the future. So where are the world’s largest slums? Learn More: Slums: Some Definitions http://ww2.unhabitat.org/mediacentre/documents/sowcr2006/SOWCR%205.pdf “UN-HABITAT defines a slum household as a group of individuals living under the same roof in an urban area who lack one or more of the following:” Housing & slum upgrading http://unhabitat.org/urban-themes/housing-slum-upgrading/ “Rapid urbanization places remarkable strain on housing and serviced land.” 5 Biggest Slums in the World http://www.ibtimes.com/5-biggest-slums-world-381338 “As people continue to migrate away from rural areas and into cities, cities that are growing to devour the land around it, the numbers of people living in slums, shanty towns and informal settlements are skyrocketing.” _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Lissette Padilla for hosting TestTube! Check Lissette out on Twitter:https://twitter.com/lizzette
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Why Is Sweden Buying Trash From Other Countries?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe The US and Israel have been long-time allies and Netanyahu recently called their relationship "rock-solid". But disagreement over Israeli settlements have been putting a strain on the personal friendship between Obama and Netanyahu. With imminent threats from neighboring countries, can Israel afford to lose a friend? Learn More: Press release from the White House http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-at-Cairo-University-6-04-09 Remarks by the President on a new beginning between the United States and Muslim communities around the world. Democrats to Boehner: Postpone Netanyahu speech http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/democrats-john-boehner-benjamin-netanyahu-speech-114695.html "Three House Democrats are circulating a letter they plan to send to Speaker John Boehner, urging the top Republican to 'postpone' Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress." Creeping construction: Israel to build 600 new settlements in the West bank http://rt.com/news/217791-israel-settlements-west-bank/ "Israeli authorities have approved the building of at least 623 settlements on the West Bank in the space of just one week. The decision comes amid growing tensions in the region ahead of a planned UN vote on Palestine's statehood." Watch More: Why Does the U.S. Love Israel? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl8sWCxyPJw _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special Thanks to Julia Wilde for hosting TestTube! Check out Julia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Julia_SCI
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How Powerful Is Portugal?
 
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How Did Mexico's Most Powerful Drug Lord Escape Prison? - » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Mexico is home to some of the world's most dangerous drug cartels known for a long list of crimes. So what are Mexico's most dangerous cartels? Learn More: Mexico Seems To Favor Sinaloa Cartel In Drug War http://www.npr.org/2010/05/19/126906809/mexico-seems-to-favor-sinaloa-cartel-in-drug-war "Mexican President Felipe Calderon is in Washington on Wednesday for an official state visit. His battle against the violent drug cartels is high on the agenda." Nearly Eight Years Into The Drug War, These Are Mexico's 7 Most Notorious Cartels http://www.businessinsider.com/mexicos-7-most-notorious-drug-cartels-2014-10 "The Mexican Drug War, launched in December 2006 by then-President Felipe Calderon, is approaching its eight-year mark. Only 2 major cartels have survived Mexico's 8-year-long drug war http://www.businessinsider.com/only-2-cartels-left-in-mexico-2015-6#ixzz3fuHiGha2" "After more than eight years of widespread violence spanning two Mexican presidential administrations, the country's drug war has led to the consolidation of just two remaining major cartels and the splintering and degradation of the country's other drug trafficking organizations, Fox News Latino reports citing Mexico's Attorney General's Office." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Julia Wilde for hosting TestTube! Check Julia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Julia_SCI
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Is College Still Worth It?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Special Thanks to Chastity Vicencio for hosting TestTube! Close to half of all babies and toddlers in the U.S. are not receiving their recommended vaccinations on time. Why are some parents choosing not to vaccinate their children? Should vaccinations be mandatory for the safety of everyone? Learn More: How Well Do Vaccines Work? http://www.vaccines.gov/basics/effectiveness/ "Vaccines work really well. Of course, no medicine is perfect but most childhood vaccines produce immunity about 90 - 100% of the time." State Vaccination Requirements http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/imz-managers/laws/state-reqs.html "No federal vaccination laws exist, but all 50 states require certain vaccinations for children entering public schools. Depending on the state, children must be vaccinated against some or all of the following diseases: mumps, measles, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and polio." What Is "Herd Immunity"? http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/herd-immunity.html "Just as a herd of cattle or sheep uses sheer numbers to protect its members from predators, herd immunity protects a community from infectious diseases by virtue of the sheer numbers of people immune to such diseases." Lancet Retracts 'Utterly False' MMR Paper http://www.theguardian.com/society/2010/feb/02/lancet-retracts-mmr-paper Watch More: Vaccines Do NOT Cause Autism! What Does? http://youtu.be/_fyJM24BiMU _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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