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In this article written by CNN staff on October 15th 2013, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the country of Japan.  It was approximately 200 miles away from Japan, located in the Pacific Ocean. About three billion dollars of damages have been evaluated.  This is not the first time that Japan has had huge natural disasters hit them, making many casualties as well. In 2011, an earthquake with the magnitude of 9.0 hit the Fukushima prefectures, with about 15,000 deaths. This has had a huge impact on the country’s economy since they always have to rebuild.

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The purpose of this article is to show the improvements that china is slowly make to improve the living conditions of its population. China Hints that they are planning to make these changes in the next couple of months. One of the main points that is made in the article is that they were going to be less strict about the one child policy. Now, both parents that are an only child are eligible to have a second child.

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For decades now, certain policies of China defined their state as having a lot of power on the citizen’s lives. These policies include the one-child family restrictions and the “re-education through labor” camps. In the article ‘China to Ease Longtime Policy of 1-Child Limit’ published on November 15th, 2013 and written by Chris Buckly, new motives in China are being discussed.

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        In this article posted by The Guardian on November 6th 2013, there are plantations of Palm Oil trees and the companies running them are destroying the tropical forests, the wildlife, and not respecting human rights.

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This article discusses the aftermath of the disastrous typhoon that hit the Philippines. This disaster created a lack of sanitation, fresh water, and emergency health teams, lead up to many deadly diseases, such as cholera, malaria, hepatitis, and typhoid fever. It has been said that the chances of leptospirosis and polio making a comeback to the country is very high.

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According to the article '' Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar'' written by Moshahida Sultana Ritu on July 12th in 2012 in the New York Times, a civil war between the people of Myanmar exploded in the streets. Near the border of Bangladesh, in many villages belonging to the Arakan State, the Muslim population has been chased and murdered since the begining of June.

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After the gang rape and the murder by four individuals of a young woman named Nirbhaya, which occurred in December 2012, the ‘’Delhi Human Development Report’’ (DHDR) of 2013 undoubtedly exposed the major public safety issues in Delhi, India.

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 In the article found on Le Devoir, the author describes a major problem that is happening in Quebec these days. The Government, in other words, the Premier Pauline Marois, has forbid its employees to wear any religious objects. This being said, the law banned Muslim headscarf, Jewish skullcap, Sikh turban, and large Christian crosses. Pauline Marois believes that this is necessary for society to function in neutrality. Many people are offended by this decision and have been manifesting in the streets of Montreal lately to demonstrate their anger.

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The purpose of this article was to shame with the anti-gay laws in Russia. The main point that the author used to support his idea was that Russia’s failure to honor the Olympic Charter’s requirement of non-discrimination. The author also used Putin denying discrimination against the LGBT people to support his main idea. What makes the issue chosen a social problem is that it affects a group of people.

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In the news article ‘’ Europe’s Invisible Children’’, written by Sabine Clappaert in the Inter Press Service, brings up an issue about illegal children immigrants in Spain. Originating in majority from Iraq, Hungary, Romania, Afghanistan and Turkey, those children had little choice but to come to Spain hoping for a better lifestyle. Some of the immigrants come along with their families, some fled their homeland alone.

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David Suzuki is one of the most popular environmentalists in Canada. His mission is to protect nature’s diversity and to improve people’s quality of living. Some of David Suzuki and his organizations gaols include ensuring Canada is doing what it can to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce the amount of natural resources being put toward consumerism, and encouraging youth to grow more aware of the co-dependency between us humans and nature. According to the Huffington Post Suzuki is a scientist, author, broadcaster and the co-founder of the David Suzuki foundation.

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“The greatest sin our time is not the few who have destroyed, but the vast majority of who sat idly by.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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Spirit Day happens in October every year since 2010 and encourages people to wear purple to show their support for gay rights.  In 2010, the first year of the event, 2 million people participated in it and 3 million did the next year.  Celebrities such as Shay Mitchell form Pretty Little Liars and Diana Agron from Glee were ambassadors for the day and others such as the group fun. took part in it in 2012.

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My idea of a clothing product made with recycled materials. My goal is to offer quality products made in Quebec and adapted to my clients. Customers will be able to choose the color, style, fabric, for the product is the most with their image possible. So, my products are made

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With the turn of the centaury, technology has been rapidly growing. It has made life significantly easier and has even cured certain diseases. However, can everyday technology harm us? Is there are greater use for them than we can possibly fathom? According to an article titled “The Cool War” written by David Rothkopf and published by Foreign Policy on February 20, 2013, there is.

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On Thursday November the 8th 2012 an article named ‘’Generation Text’’ was published in the CTV Montreal News. The article points out that today’s teenagers are becoming more and more depending on technology such as cell phones. They always have their cell phones in their hands at all time.

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