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NASA’s Mars Announcement – Live

NASA’s Mars Announcement – Live

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Voice of London will be live-blogging the upcoming announcement from NASA on Mars. The live-stream (that we have included below) will begin at 19:00 GMT, and is predicted to reveal something important about the atmosphere on the red planet. The announcement by NASA last month revealed that evidence of water had been discovered on the planet's surface. Words: Megan Townsend, Corey Armishaw NASA live-stream here Check the live-stream above at 7:00pm for the announcement.   20:25 NASA has uploaded this handy highlights video for those who missed the announcement: Did you miss today's news about what happened to Mars' atmosphere? Here's the recap from the @MAVEN2Mars team: https://t.co/C2x3GEdnYE — NASA (@NASA) November 5, 2015 CA 19:55 That's a
As Europe’s Refugee Crisis Deepens, What’s London’s Response?

As Europe’s Refugee Crisis Deepens, What’s London’s Response?

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The refugee crisis is spiraling out of control across Europe but Britain is still not feeling the pressure. In September thousands of activists marched through central London to let refugees know that they’re welcome in the UK. As a result, prime minister David Cameron agreed to accept up to 20,000 asylum-seekers over the next five years but as the crisis keeps getting worse, what more can be done? Words: Mariya Savova, Subeditor: Corey Armishaw This year marked the fourth anniversary of the start of the Syrian armed conflict. What began as massive anti-government protests in March 2011 soon escalated into a bloody civil war, causing the death of more than 250,000 Syrian men, women and children, with the death toll rising every day. The war forced millions to flee their homes and seek
Unspoken Life, Unspoken Death: China’s ‘Black Children’

Unspoken Life, Unspoken Death: China’s ‘Black Children’

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Who is going to be the world’s next future superpower? Well, China. This is the answer that everyone gives, even a child. After all their toys are made there.  Over the past years China has progressed immensely in every aspect. Whether being the world’s fastest growing economy or advancing in technology, it is the unchallenged future supremacy.  So, why did it take 36 years to drop the hugely controversial one-child policy? Words: Izza Hina, Subeditor: Mariya Savova   Even though this seems like a huge step for the Chinese Government to stop themselves from interfering in couples' family planning, there are still many divisive issues that need to be addressed sooner than the next 36 years. Black Children, this is the term given to those who were forcefully born by mother

Turkey Elections – The Majority Has Been Conquested

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In unexpected turn, Turkey's new leader gains absolute majority. This is the second election of the year in Turkey after no party was able to reach a majority in June. Words: Natalia Alejarra, Subeditor: Daisy Greenaway The second election of the year in Turkey happened on November 1st. The results were unexpected, following the elections on June 7th, in which no party was able to gain majority. The party has been in power since 2002 - with an absolute majority. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, representing Islamic-leaning Justice and Development party (AKP), won 317 seats out of the 550-member parliament. However, the party leader has been criticized by opposition media that suggests the new president’s government is increasingly autocratic. In response to the criticism, Mr Erdoğan said the
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