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  It is known that China has been very strict concerning the amount of children that a Chinese woman can produce. This law is also known as the “One-Child Policy” and recently, it has been “loosened”. In fact, it has been stated in the BBC article named “China reforms: One-child policy to be relaxed “  that in  the future , couples wanting to have more than one child would be able to if one of them was an only child.

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Are your parents to blame for your drug addiction? The way parents choose to raise their children could have negative effects down the road of adolescence. Researchers Zeinalo et al. (2011) look into the likelihood of a teenager developing an addiction problem regarding their upbringing and conclude their research with an interesting “solution” to the relatively current issue.

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The news article “Monster typhoon Haiyan roars across Philippines” by Matt McGrath, an environment correspondent of the BBC, was written on November 8th, 2013. This article discusses the social issue that is environmental disasters. Typhoon Haiyan which recently hit the Philippines is said to have been one of the strongest typhoons to ever hit land. It forced millions of people out of their homes and put the Philippines in a state of calamity.

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In the BBC news article entitled “The dark underworld of Bangladesh’s clothes industry”, its author Andrew North discusses the social issue that is working conditions. This article was written on April 26th, 2013 and talks about the clothing industry in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka. North America presently has a high demand for bargain clothing and looks to countries like Bangladesh to produce these items at low costs. There are therefore many clothing factories that can be found in Dhaka today.

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The article written by the BBC News, South Asia correspondent Andrew North, describes the disastrous situation that cyclists and pedestrians are facing in India. In fact, at least three of them pass-away on the streets of the major city of New Delhi on a daily basis. They represent more than 50 percent of all the road deaths in this urban center. Likewise, this issue is also common in other Indian metropolises, such as Mumbai.

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The article “UN human rights investigator says Canada needs inquiry into missing aboriginal women” by the Canadian Press in the Globe and Mail discusses the idea of human rights. Written on October 15th, 2013, this article mainly discusses the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women. According to a senior UN rights official, the federal government should set up a national inquiry into this social issue. The Canadian government has already put forth a plan to deal with the issue of missing aboriginal women but many fear this will not be enough.

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In an article written by the Canadian Press on October 6th 2013, in the Globe and Mail, it has been stated that numerous past Parti Québécois leaders are against the charter that would ban religious symbols to the public, making protestors feel a little more at ease. Another demonstration against Quebec’s charter of values was held on Sunday in Quebec City and Montreal.

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A major social problem that has been growing as the use of technology has increased is cyber bullying. This is a topic that many teens can relate to, whether they’ve been the victim or perpetrator of bullying. In this article, juvenile police officers have brought the consequences to the attention of middle school aged students. Cyber bullying is almost always something that occurs outside of the classroom. The major problem with cyber bullying is that the result of it can be brought back into the school setting, resulting in a physical or verbal fight between the victim and the bully. By informing the students on the consequences at a young age, juvenile police offers hope that it can decrease the amount of cyber bullying problems they will have with that generation in the future.

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Mathieu Fortier                                                                                                                                      September 13   Italy's unemployment rate going up  

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Students cheating their way through the learning and education system.

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The article “Facing Fury Over Antigay Law, Stoli Says ‘Russian? Not Really’” By Andrew Higgins of the New York times posted on September 7th, 2013 discusses the social issue that is discrimination (Homophobia in particular) in Russia today. This summer, a large number of Americans were outraged with the way Russia was supporting homophobia and the way which they were treating their citizens that are of a minority. Americans therefore decided they would boycott Stolichnaya vodka which they believe to be a Russian brand of Vodka.

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