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According to an article published in Montreal’s French newspaper La Presse on the twenty fifth of November, there would have been more than a million candidates who applied for a job in the Public Services at the national competition organized by the Chinese government last week-end. In fact, this competition is the modern form of a tradition old of thousands of years introduced by the Song dynasty (580-618 A.D) that had for purpose to reward nation’s greatest servitors.

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The United States of America has claimed to be the place of freedom, opportunity and happiness ever since it became a country. For the most part, this is truth; America is a wonderful country where people are free from discrimination laws and are provided many opportunities to express their freedoms. In fact, America is truly a beautiful nation when looked at from the outside. However, when you dive in deeper to the prominent societies, anyone who is different is faced with a whole set of challenges that many Americans are ignorant to.

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Over the past decade, the definition of marriage equality has become the question many state governments and courts have been asking. Since the recent law passed legalizing same sex marriage, the bigger question however, has been, on what grounds, is marriage an institution? Human rights violations have been the bigger issue in regarding same sex marriage, which has been challenged by many of the states in hopes to achieve marriage equality.

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According to an article published the Thirty-first of October in La Presse, a French newspaper of Montreal, Bangladesh’s textile workers would have said no to a wage increase of 50%. Indeed, the union representatives did not accept the government offer qualifying it of inadequate. They argue that the increase is not enough to ensure decent living conditions and does not follow the inflation.

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According to an article published the Thirty-first of October in La Presse, a French newspaper of Montreal, Bangladesh’s textile workers would have said no to a wage increase of 50%. Indeed, the union representatives did not accept the government offer qualifying it of inadequate. They argue that the increase is not enough to ensure decent living conditions and does not follow the inflation.

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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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There is a common problem throughout the world that every society has. There has always been a group of homeless people. Whether they are truly going through a struggle with their life situation or not, there is never a good way to handle the problem. In Canada they have three parts to the government that all deal with different parts of the homeless. The three parts of the government are Federal, Provincial and Municipal.

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According to an article* published in the French newspaper La Presse the eighteenth of October, Ottawa wants to eliminate parole for serious crime recidivists. Rooted in the political platform of the Conservative Party of Canada since 2006, this bill could be achieved in the upcoming months. The Speech from the Throne was the moment chosen by the Conservative cabinet to put out of the dust this project. Canada’s minister of justice, Peter McKay, commented the future bill by saying it would only apply to the most violent and dangerous recidivists.

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An article published on the 16th of October, 2013 by the Montreal Gazette, addressed the issues brought up by Pauline Marois and the PQ government with the proposed values of the Charter of Quebec. The Charter of Values violates human rights by banning the hijab, kippah, and Sikh turbans in public institutions. In a recent interview Pauline Marois stated that “gender equality” is of more importance then religious freedoms. She claims that Quebec should be trying to become more “modern”, and that in order to do so, they need to lessen religion.

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According to an article published the Sixth of August, 2013 in the Globe and Mail, France is debating on extending the ban around the Muslim headscarf to its universities. In fact, complete veiling of the face is already forbidden in public places in France since 2010. The ban is also applicable to Muslim headscarf in the public schools of the country since 2004 in order not to influence young children.

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Catalonia: A 400km human chain for the independence

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In modern society there has been a growing concern over gun control. There are two ends of the spectrum; those advocating for stricter gun laws and others who believe there strict enough. Advocates argue that stricter guns laws are needed to protect all civilians from danger while critics state that gun rights are guaranteed by the United States Constitution. All though both view points are arguable, neither one has proven to be sufficient in altering gun violence.

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