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Thailand 6/8-7/1: Phuket, Ko Phi Phi, Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Tao

Here are some brief synopses of my travels in Thailand over the last three weeks: Phuket: I stayed in Phuket for 1 week. I had an excellent stay, mostly due to some amazing Airbnb hosts who showed me great local

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Dubai 6/9

My last three days in Dubai went past much more quickly than I would have liked. On Tuesday the 7th, my day featured a whirlwind of Islamic culture. First, I visited the Jamirah Mosque for a tour and lecture on

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Travel Blog: Dubai 6/6

I have now been in Dubai for four days, since June 2nd. I am here visiting my father, little brother, and step mother and their hospitality and generosity has made the beginning of my stay here absolutely enjoyable. On my

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Boko Haram: Reign of Terror in Nigeria

http://www.dw.de/boko-haram-claims-abduction-of-more-than-200-nigerian-schoolgirls/a-17613825 Boko Haram, a terrorist group that has grown increasingly active in Nigeria over the last month, has most recently taken responsibly for the kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian school girls, who they now claim they will sell into slavery. 

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Crimean Ballot had only Two Options, Neither of which was No

http://landandseajournal.com/russian-governments-own-civil-society-organization-finds-crimean-referendum-falsified/ The above article outlines the fact that the civil society organization in Russia found that the Crimean referendum was falsified. Buried at the bottom of this article is the nugget that the referendum ballot only had two options on

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Slow Motion Invasion

Slow Motion Invasion This is an excellent article giving an in depth look at the tactics being utilized by the Putin regime in Crimea. The use of shadow troops, or troops without insignia (which is illegal according to international law)

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Barrel Bombs: A New Form of Terror Emerges in Syria

Barrel Bombs have emerged as a weapon that has become widely used by the Syrian government forces as they continue to try and subdue the FSA and other rebel groups in Syria. These weapons are cheaply constructed from oil barrels

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