Staying Engaged: Three stories to follow this weekend.

April 29, 2016

rachelstory

It’s important to stay engaged and informed about what’s happening around the world in order to effect real change.  Here are three stories from the week to keep you up to speed on stories to follow:

Nepal marks the first anniversary of its devastating earthquake.
The earthquake was over a year ago but Nepal is still far from recovered.  The struggle is made worse by government policies that are keeping emergency aid from reaching the people.

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Peace talks are failing in Syria.
For a while now, parties in Syria have been in talks to end the violence ravaging the country.  Unfortunately, violence in Aleppo is threatening to end these efforts, causing opposition leaders to walk away.

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Former Auschwitz guard apologizes for his role in the Holocaust.
At 94 years old, Reinhold Hanning, a former guard at the Auschwitz death camp, apologized in a court hearing this week.  He has been charged with 170,000 counts of accessory to murder.

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Bonus: A city in Germany puts traffic lights in the ground.
This one is pretty sad. Augsburg, Germany has installed traffic lights in the ground for pedestrians too busy gazing at their phones to see if a train is coming towards them.  Collisions with pedestrians due to increased phone use is a growing problem around the world, according to Ohio State University.

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