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How To Start Your Own Country
 
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The Devastating Zika Virus Explained http://testu.be/20FUvsd » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe As Zika virus continues to spread, the WHO is taking to action to try to contain it. But how do countries control a pandemic like Zika? Learn More: The WHO just declared a public health emergency related to Zika virus http://www.vox.com/2016/2/1/10871562/zika-health-emergency-who "Zika, a virus that barely bothered humans until last year, has been moving. " Zika virus could become 'explosive pandemic' http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-35425731 "US scientists have urged the World Health Organisation to take urgent action over the Zika virus, which they say has "explosive pandemic potential"." What The Ebola Crisis Can Teach Us About Responding To The Zika Outbreak http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ebola-zika-virus-who_us_56ad14a5e4b0010e80ea544b "The World Health Organization was widely criticized for delays and mismanagement in its response to the Ebola crisis that ravaged three West African countries in 2014." Public health emergencies: a brief history http://news.yahoo.com/public-health-emergencies-brief-history-214026637.html "By declaring a surge of microcephaly cases in Latin America to be a "public health emergency of international concern", the World Health Organization has sought to boost research into a little-understood condition." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "November wood" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Powerful Are The Nordic Countries?
 
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Watch More: This Happened Here: Babes Ride Out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gjhd-oKdPs&list=UUJsSEDFFnMFvW9JWU6XUn0Q The Biker Gang Protecting Veterans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nODVhQcIJTc » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe A deadly rivalry shootout in Waco, Texas has become one of the deadliest violence involving motorcycle gangs in recent U.S. history. So how many other biker gangs are just as dangerous? Learn More: How the Bandidos became one of the world's most feared biker gangs http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/05/18/how-the-bandidos-became-americas-most-feared-biker-gang/ "American bike gangs took root after World War II, when thousands of young, disaffected, often war-traumatized men returned to a country they didn't recognize. Many rejected it." Waco biker shoot-out: Facts about the Bandidos and the Cossacks motorcycle gangs http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/32780433/waco-biker-shoot-out-facts-about-the-bandidos-and-the-cossacks-motorcycle-gangs Outlaw Motorcyle Gangs and Photos http://www.justice.gov/criminal/ocgs/gangs/motorcycle.html "There are more than 300 active OMGs within the United States, ranging in size from single chapters with five or six members to hundreds of chapters with thousands of members worldwide." The founding of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club http://affa.hells-angels.com/hamc-history/ "During the fifties more Hells Angels Charters came into existence. In the beginning the different charters had nothing to do with each other, but after some years they united and a regular criteria of admission was laid down. From having been exclusively a Californian phenomenon, the club developed internationally in 1961." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Julia Wilde for hosting TestTube! Check Julia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Julia_SCI
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Everything You Need To Know About Edward Snowden
 
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What Does The Future Of Religion Look Like? http://testu.be/1LjoQRY » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Atheism is becoming increasingly more popular, and some people turning away from religion are using the Flying Spaghetti Monster to express their beliefs. So how did the Flying Spaghetti Monster become a symbol of religious satire? Learn More: Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster http://www.venganza.org/about/open-le... "With millions, if not thousands, of devout worshipers, the Church of the FSM is widely considered a legitimate religion, even by its opponents - mostly fundamentalist Christians, who have accepted that our God has larger balls than theirs." Pastafarians rejoice as Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is granted permission to register as a religion in Poland http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wei... "A church that worships an invisible flying spaghetti monster can now apply to be registered as an official religion in Poland, after a 2013 court ruling was overturned on Tuesday." A closer look at America's rapidly growing religious 'nones' http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/... "Religiously unaffiliated people have been growing as a share of all Americans for some time." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Let's get Ready" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting TestTube! Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su
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How Powerful Is Canada?
 
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What Does Death Smell Like? http://bit.ly/1PTF8G5 What We Know About Death And Our Plan To Beat It http://bit.ly/1MXbcCR » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe As populations grow older, more countries are changing their policies on end-of-life care. So where is the best place to die? Learn More: The 2015 Quality of Death Index http://www.economistinsights.com/sites/default/files/2015%20Quality%20of%20Death%20Index%20Oct%207%20FINAL.pdf "Everyone hopes for a good death, or rather, "a good life to the very end" , but until recently there was little dedicated effort and investment to provide the resources and education that would make that possible." Pain and Palliative Care: The Emergence of New Specialties http://www.academia.edu/7032478/Pain_and_Palliative_Care_The_Emergence_of_New_Specialties "The clinical and cultural significance of pain associated with advanced cancer means that the development of methods for its relief occupies a special place within the history of modern medicine." China's Population Destiny: The Looming Crisis http://www.brookings.edu/research/articles/2010/09/china-population-wang "Observers of China's rise, when assessing the implications for global peace and prosperity, have largely focused their attention on the country's economy, on its energy and resource needs, on the environmental consequences of its rapid expansion, and on the nation's military buildup and strategic ambitions." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting TestTube!
Views: 1836412 NowThis World
What Is Life Really Like In Iceland?
 
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How Powerful Are The Nordic Countries? http://bit.ly/1UmSUP6 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Despite harsh winters and economic decline, Iceland ranked third on the UN's 2016 World Happiness Report. So what makes Icelanders so happy? Learn More: United Nations: 2016 World Happiness Report http://worldhappiness.report/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/03/HR-V1_web.pdf The Atlantic: Iceland: Superlative Happiness on a Cold Little Rock http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/08/iceland-superlative-happiness-on-a-cold-little-rock/261005/ BBC: The Truth about Icelandic Happiness http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160509-the-truth-about-icelandic-happiness InterNations: Healthcare, Education and Safety in Iceland https://www.internations.org/iceland-expats/guide/living-in-iceland-15712/healthcare-education-and-safety-in-iceland-3 Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Human Connection" _ More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
Views: 1174356 NowThis World
What Are The Rules Of War?
 
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The Black Flag of ISIS Explained: http://testu.be/1Ej9SIx » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe ISIS is arguably the most powerful terrorist group in the world right now. So how do they grow their ranks so effectively? Learn More: ISIS Displaying a Deft Command of Varied Media http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/31/world/middleeast/isis-displaying-a-deft-command-of-varied-media.html "The extremists who have seized large parts of Syria and Iraq have riveted the world's attention with their military prowess and unrestrained brutality." The ISIS Twitter Census http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2015/03/isis-twitter-census-berger-morgan/brookings-analysis-paper_jm-berger_final_web.pdf "The Islamic State, known as ISIS or ISIL, has exploited social media, most notoriously Twitter, to send its propaganda and messaging out to the world and to draw in people vulnerable to radicalization." ISIS excels at recruiting American teens: Here are four reasons why http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2014/1022/ISIS-excels-at-recruiting-American-teens-Here-are-four-reasons-why-video "Three Denver schoolgirls skipped class Friday to fly to Turkey to join ISIS." Watch More: What Does The ISIS Flag Mean? Black Flags Of Jihad Explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs7F83acCj4 _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Lissette Padilla for hosting TestTube! Check Lissette out on Twitter:https://twitter.com/lizzette
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Who Owns Antarctica?
 
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The U.S. is testing heavily armed autonomous drones for combat... and they're working. These computer controlled weapon carriers operate solely on their own and have already been used to attack targets abroad. Is this the future of war? Will soldiers soon be replaced by machines? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Learn More: How Drones are Redefining "Justice" in Warfare on Hippo Reads: http://read.hipporeads.com/how-drones-redefine-justice-the-hidden-war-on-terror/ "Most opposition voices understand that drone technology itself is here to stay: it is the moral and legal basis for certain applications of the technology that has been called into question." The Future Is Now: Navy's Autonomous Swarmboats Can Overwhelm Adversaries http://www.onr.navy.mil/Media-Center/Press-Releases/2014/autonomous-swarm-boat-unmanned-caracas.aspx Navy Unveils Self-Guided Drone Boats http://nypost.com/2014/10/05/navy-unveils-self-guided-drone-boats/ Office of Naval Research: Autonomous Swarm Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITTvgkO2Xw4&feature=youtu.be More Than 2,400 Dead as Obama's Drone Campaign Marks Five Years http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2014/01/23/more-than-2400-dead-as-obamas-drone-campaign-marks-five-years/ Reforming U.S. Drone Strike Policies http://www.cfr.org/wars-and-warfare/reforming-us-drone-strike-policies/p29736 Ethical and Methodological Issues in Assessing Drones' Civilian Impacts in Pakistan http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/10/06/ethical-and-methodological-issues-in-assessing-drones-civilian-impacts-in-pakistan/ Department of Justice: Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Directed Against a U.S. Citizen Who is a Senior Operational Leader of Al-Qa'ida or an Associated Force http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/msnbc/sections/news/020413_DOJ_White_Paper.pdf Watch More: Using Drones to Protect Nature https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szV-P__unmU _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What Is A Filibuster?
 
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Over 9 million Syrians have fled their homes to seek refuge from their war-torn country. More and more of them are turning to neighboring countries, many of which don't have the resources to support them. So where exactly are all of these refugees going? And which countries can realistically take them in? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe For a look at what daily life is like for Syrian refugees, click here: http://testu.be/SyriasRefugees Learn More: Syrian Refugees: A Snapshot of the Crisis -- In The Middle East and Europe http://syrianrefugees.eu/ "This website offers a snapshot of the repercussions of this refugee crisis for both Syria's neighbours and the European Union. It is a project of the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute, based on a series of studies conducted by local researchers on behalf of the MPC at the end of 2012 and an update carried out in 2014." The UN Refugee Agency: Syria http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/regional.php An inter-agency information sharing portal on Syrian regional refugee response. 2014 Syria Regional Response Plan http://www.unhcr.org/syriarrp6/docs/syria-rrp6-strategic-overview.pdf#A "The Syria Regional Response Plan (RRP) for 2014 is one of the largest appeals ever presented for a refugee emergency. Over 100 partners - UN agencies as well as national and international NGOs - are working together to address the needs of Syrian refugees and assist the countries in the region who have so generously taken them in. The Plan calls for further efforts to benefit host communities, who offer front-line protection and essential support to refugees." Presidential Memorandum -- FY 2015 Refugee Admissions http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/30/presidential-memorandum-fy-2015-refugee-admissions The Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2015. Watch More: Why Turkey Doesn't Want to Fight ISIS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak_sGFuyeqM Is Obama's War on ISIS Legal? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-JJJwDqIv8 _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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The Secret To Germany’s Powerful Economy
 
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What Countries Are The Most Energy Efficient? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytkt2YxGou4 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Pointed to as an example of success, the German economy has thrived while the rest of Europe struggled. So what's their recipe for success? Learn More: The Guardian: Miele boss explains how his two-family business has lasted four generations https://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/13/miele-boss-family-business-four-generations Wall Street Journal: The Engines of Growth https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748703509104576329643153915516 The Economist: German Lessons http://www.economist.com/news/business/21606834-many-countries-want-mittelstand-germanys-it-not-so-easy-copy-german-lessons More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Written by: Jennie Butler Edited by: Alex Esteves Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis
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How Iceland Beat The Banks
 
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Iran's Fight For Nuclear Power http://testu.be/1KEZGQB Why Does The U.S. Love Israel? http://testu.be/1IsV21w » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Iran and Israel have had rocky relations for decades, and recently, the tension seems is rising. So, why do Israel and Iran hate each other? Learn More: Eradicating the 'Little Satan' http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB123093176783149767 "The accession of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to the presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran has been accompanied by a sharp transformation in the Iranian attitude to, and depiction of, the state of Israel." Why Iran takes issue with the Holocaust http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-24442723 "When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was Iranian president, one issue which continually antagonised and offended abroad was his statements questioning the scale of the Holocaust, or whether it had even happened at all." U.S. pushing Israel to stop assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists http://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-pushing-israel-to-stop-assassinating-iranian-nuclear-scientists/ "As Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flies to Washington - due to arrive on Sunday (March 2), to prepare for talks with President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday - it's clear that there are several points of friction between Israel and the United States." Iran and the Palestinians http://iranprimer.usip.org/resource/iran-and-palestinians "After the 1979 revolution, Iran ended its alliance with Israel and started supporting the Palestinians, symbolized by turning over the Israeli embassy in Tehran to the Palestine Liberation Organization." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
Views: 176629 NowThis World
What Is The Ancient Japanese Religion Shinto?
 
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What Is The World's Most Peaceful Religion? - https://youtu.be/T0W-a8Ux0Do » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Practiced by nearly 80% of the population, Shinto is the largest religion in Japan. So what exactly is this ancient Japanese religion? Learn More: Is Shinto a Religion? http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/shinto/beliefs/religion.shtml Shinto: Ritual Practices and Institutions https://www.britannica.com/topic/Shinto/Ritual-practices-and-institutions Music provided by: "Voyage" More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Written by: Jennie Butler Edited by: Alex Esteves Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis
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How Powerful Are The Netherlands, Belgium & Luxembourg?
 
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Is Donald Trump A Fascist? http://testu.be/1NQAna2 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe The 2016 elections have turned into a media circus and Donald Trump is the star of the show. So is the media to blame for Trump's success? Learn More: Why is Trump surging? Blame the media. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2015/07/20/why-is-trump-surging-blame-the-media/ "Donald Trump's surge to the front of the GOP presidential polls has occasioned not a little media attention and endless speculation as to why. You can disregard most of that speculation." CAMPAIGN 2016 COVERAGE: ANNUAL TOTALS FOR 2015 http://tyndallreport.com/ "During 2015, Campaign 2016 logged more than 17 hours of coverage on the broadcast networks' weekday nightly newscasts (ABC, CBS and NBC combined)." Who won the ratings race: Fox News or Donald Trump? http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/29/media/republican-debate-ratings-donald-trump/ "Donald Trump's counter-programming stunt succeeded in stealing viewers from Fox News' Republican presidential debate." COMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1934 (transition.fcc.gov) https://transition.fcc.gov/Reports/1934new.pdf "For the purpose of regulating interstate and foreign commerce in communication by wire and radio so as to make available, so far as possible, to all the people of the United States... " Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Concentration" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting TestTube! Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su
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How Powerful Is New Zealand?
 
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Please Take Our Survey: http://testu.be/2015TTSurvey » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe "Monster" Cyclone Pam battered the islands of Vanuatu for almost 24 hours. Learn More: Vanuatu Is Devastated By Cyclone Pam, Leaving At Least 8 Dead http://www.bustle.com/articles/69800-vanuatu-is-devastated-by-cyclone-pam-leaving-at-least-8-dead-photos "With a population of just around 270,000 people, the tiny South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu rarely makes headlines - but times like this epitomize the notion that no news is good news." Cyclone Pam leaves many of Vanuatu population homeless http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31892872 "Vanuatu's president has told the BBC many of his people are homeless after the "monster" cyclone that ravaged the Pacific island nation on Saturday." Joint Press Statement of the President of the Republic of Kiribati and the Secretary-General of the United Nations http://www.un.org/sg/STATEMENTS/index.asp?nid=5483 "The President of the Republic of Kiribati and the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) met on 4-5 September 2011 during the visit of the Secretary-General to Kiribati, one of the frontlines of the global climate change crisis." Photo by Phillip Capper https://flic.kr/p/tkn4t CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Watch More: Should We Be Worried About Climate Change? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWfoTBDOMFk What Does 'Third World Country' Mean? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1xBpBaBbrA _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Can The Middle East Survive Without Oil?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Dubai is so rich it has its own fleet of man-made islands, and the police force drives Ferraris. So how did Dubai, and the United Arab Emirates get so wealthy? Learn More: 15 Mind-Blowing Facts About Dubai http://www.businessinsider.com/mind-b... "Dubai has been one of the most exciting and volatile economic stories of the 21st century." The UAE and Global Oil Supply http://www.uae-embassy.org/uae/energy... "With nearly 10 percent of the total world supply of proven crude oil reserves, the UAE is an important provider to global energy markets. As a mainstay to the economy, oil exports now account for about 30 percent of total UAE gross domestic product." United Arab Emirates profile - Overview http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-... "The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of seven states formed in 1971 by the then Trucial States after independence from Britain. Since then, it has grown from a quiet backwater to one of the Middle East's most important economic centres." Watch More: Abused Migrant Workers In United Arab Emirates: High Cost Of High Culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3rxd... _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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When Can You Be Stripped Of Your Citizenship?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Paris' Pont des Arts has become a symbol of fidelity through love locks. But now, Paris must break them to preserve its historical bridge. Learn More: Paris Love Lock Bridge History: Why Romantic Gesture Irks Preservationists http://www.ibtimes.com/paris-love-lock-bridge-history-why-romantic-gesture-irks-preservationists-1947150 "The Pont des Arts bridge in Paris, famous across the globe as a symbol of passion and fidelity, will have its roughly one million "love locks" cut off over the next few days after years of structural damage." Paris ends relationship with 'love locks' http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/30/travel/paris-love-locks-bridges-feat/ "The city of Paris started removing padlocks from the Pont des Arts on Monday, effectively ending the tourist tradition of attaching "love locks" to the bridge." Paris Bridge's Love Locks Are Taken Down http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/02/world/europe/paris-bridges-locks-of-love-taken-down.html "The padlocks that weigh heavily on the sides of the Pont des Arts tell stories dear to the lovers who affixed them to the celebrated bridge's iron grillwork." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Powerful Is The Vatican?
 
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Surprising Sex Laws That Still Exist http://testu.be/1rBPCe9 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Around the world, adultery raises mixed feelings ranging from criminal offense to an acceptable practice. So where is adultery illegal? Learn More: Somalian rape victim, 13, stoned to death http://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/03/somalia-rape-amnesty "An Islamist rebel administration in Somalia has had a 13-year-old girl stoned to death for adultery after the child's father reported that she was raped by three men." When Adultery Is a Crime http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/03/south-korea-adultery-law-repeal/386603/ "Last week, a South Korean court struck down a national institution: a six-decade-old law that made adultery a criminal act carrying a prison sentence of up to two years." French more accepting of infidelity than people in other countries http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/01/14/french-more-accepting-of-infidelity-than-people-in-other-countries/ "French President Francois Hollande may have hoped his first press conference of 2014 would offer an opportunity to discuss his agenda and boost his sagging political fortunes, but when he faced reporters today he confronted questions about his personal life - specifically his alleged affair with actress Julie Gayet." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Vorsprung" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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When Does The US Legally Recognize A Religion?
 
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Why The U.S. Needs China http://testu.be/1Squ8N5 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe China’s economy is fearing collapse and it looks like only one man can save it: Ronald Reagan. Wait, what? How can Reaganomics save China’s economy? Learn More: Xi Jinping’s Remedy for China’s Economic Gloom Has Echoes of Reaganomics http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/04/wor... “With the world looking to China for assurance that it can manage its slowing economy and tumultuous stock market, President Xi Jinping has begun pushing a remedy that sounds less like Marx and Mao than Reagan and Thatcher.” Stagflation http://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/s... “A condition of slow economic growth and relatively high unemployment – economic stagnation – accompanied by rising prices, or inflation, or inflation and a decline in Gross Domestic Product (GDP).” Do Americans still not get Reaganomics? http://www.salon.com/2013/04/02/do_am... “The results of a new Gallup poll released Monday reveal an unfortunate yet wholly unsurprising fact: The most commonly offered positive statement about the Republican Party continues to be its capacity for ‘better fiscal management.’” Tax Cuts Don't Lead to Economic Growth, a New 65-Year Study Finds http://www.theatlantic.com/business/a... “Here's a brief economic history of the last quarter-century in taxes and growth.” Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Leitmotiv" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Which Countries Don't Allow Dual Citizenship?
 
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When Can You Be Stripped Of Your Citizenship? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps_l0aBGuzc » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Many Americans belong to two countries, but other nations do not allow dual citizenships. So where is having two nationalities prohibited? Learn More: CNN: Record number of Americans dump U.S. passports http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/08/news/americans-citizenship-renunciation/ D'Alessio Law Group: List of countries that allow or disallow Dual Citizenship http://www.dlgimmigration.com/united-states-citizenship/list-of-countries-that-allow-or-disallow-dual-citizenship/ immihelp: Dual Citizenship http://www.immihelp.com/citizenship/dual-citizenship-recognize-countries.html U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Naturalization for Spouses of U.S. Citizens https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/citizenship-through-naturalization/naturalization-spouses-us-citizens Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: _ More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting Seeker Daily! Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su
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Why Do Canada And The Netherlands Love Each Other?
 
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Canada And Russia's Complicated Alliance http://bit.ly/2aiwIX4 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe During World War II, Canada and the Netherlands formed a friendship that persists until today. So what's behind their strong alliance? Learn More: CBC News: VE-Day: Why Dutch-Canadian connections have stayed so strong http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ve-day-why-dutch-canadian-connections-have-stayed-so-strong-1.3057318 Dutch News: 10 things you need to know about the end of World War II in the Netherlands http://www.dutchnews.nl/features/2015/05/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-end-of-world-war-ii-in-the-netherlands/ CBC News: Abdicating Dutch queen was a wartime Ottawa schoolgirl http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/abdicating-dutch-queen-was-a-wartime-ottawa-schoolgirl-1.1315871 Netherlands-Canada Chamber of Commerce: Trade Information http://www.nccc.trade/Canada-Netherland _ More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting Seeker Daily! Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su
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What Laws Apply In International Waters?
 
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Pope Francis recently granted sainthood to two 19th century Palestinian nuns. So we were wondering what are the qualifications for becoming a saint? » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Learn More: Pope Francis Is Making Saints Out Of Two Palestinian Nuns http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/13/pope-francis-saints-palestinian-nuns_n_7260252.html "Pope Francis will bestow sainthood on two Palestinian nuns on Sunday (May 17), a move that's being seen as giving hope to the conflict-wracked Middle East and shining the spotlight on the plight of Christians in the region." How does someone become a saint? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27140646 "Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII are to be declared saints by the Catholic Church." Is Mother Teresa's Miracle for Real? http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2003/10/is_mother_teresas_miracle_for_real.html "On Sunday, Pope John Paul II beatified Mother Teresa of Calcutta, bringing her one step closer to sainthood." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Lissette Padilla for hosting TestTube! Check Lissette out on Twitter:https://twitter.com/lizzette
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How Powerful Is The Yakuza?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Joseph Sledge was convicted of a double murder in 1978, but was exonerated after 37 years in prison. What evidence helped overturn his conviction? Learn More: Brief and Timeline from the hearing conducted by the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission http://www.innocencecommission-nc.gov/Forms/pdf/Sledge/State%20v.%20Joseph%20Sledge%20Brief.pdf The Affidavit Given by Herman Baker At Hearing: http://www.innocencecommission-nc.gov/Forms/pdf/Sledge/Handouts%20provided%20to%20the%20Commission%20during%20the%20hearing.pdf Joseph Sledge, Wrongly Imprisoned For Decades, Now Free http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/23/us/man-free-after-jailed-for-half-his-life/ "During the more than three decades Sledge was in prison, he maintained his innocence, filing numerous post-conviction motions on various grounds. All were denied without hearing." Watch More: The Huge Problem With For-Profit Prisons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDm9JSOY_YI _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Does The UN Work?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Special Thanks to Evan Puschak for hosting TestTube! Last month, the Pakistani Taliban attacked a school in Peshawar and killed 132 children. This is one of the largest attacks the nation has ever seen. Who are the Pakistani Taliban and what exactly are their motives? Learn More: Peshawar School Attack: Who Are the Pakistani Taliban and What Do They Want? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/peshawar-school-attack-who-are-the-pakistani-taliban-and-what-do-they-want-9928261.html How the Pakistani Taliban Became a Deadly Force http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/17/world/asia/how-the-pakistani-taliban-became-a-deadly-force.html?_r=0 National Counterterrorism Terrorist Profile: Mullah Omar http://www.nctc.gov/site/profiles/mullah_omar.html Can Peshawar Rage Finally Rouse Pakistan to Act Against the Taliban? http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/20/peshawar-rouse-pakistan-act-taliban Peshawar Massacre: Afghan Taliban Condemn 'Un-Islamic' Pakistan School Carnage http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/peshawar-massacre-afghan-taliban-condemn-un-islamic-pakistan-school-carnage-1479853 After Years of Delays, Pakistan Cracks Down on Violent Islamists http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/after-years-of-delays-pakistan-cracks-down-on-violent-islamists/2014/12/28/cbce12fa-8d58-11e4-ace9-47de1af4c3eb_story.html Watch More: What is Sharia Law? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjJVO8GASmw&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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Why Does The UK Want To Leave The EU?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Nepal's Gurkha Army is known around the world as a resilient force with a fierce reputation for great fighters. So, who are the Gurkhas? Learn More: Who are the Gurkhas? http://www.ayo-gorkhali.org/en/gurkhas/who-are-the-gurkhas "It is said that Gurkhas take their name from the Himalayan principality of Gorkha in west-central Nepal. " Gurkhas: the beginning of the end? http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/nov/10/gurkhas-mod-cuts-end-role "As scores of British Gurkha soldiers are made redundant by the British army and recruitment numbers fall, there is deep concern among Nepal's mountain tribes that their proud 200-year tradition could be under threat." In photos: 200 years of the fierce, fearless Gurkha warriors http://qz.com/390476/in-photos-200-years-of-the-fierce-fearless-gurkha-warriors/ "Such is the reputation of Gurkhas-the fearless, fierce soldiers from Nepal-that even the gritty Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, one of India's greatest military commander, was an avowed admirer: 'If a soldier says he is not afraid of death, he is either lying or he is a Gurkha.'" Nepal's Elite Gurkha Fighters Struggle to Save Homeland http://www.wsj.com/articles/nepals-elite-fighters-struggle-to-save-homeland-1430687566 "When the earthquake that ravaged Nepal hit this mountain village, Dhaniram Ghale lost his home and dozens of his neighbors, who were crushed to death." Watch More: Nepal's Desperate Struggle For Democracy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdw9-825Sh8&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Are US Companies Avoiding Billions in Taxes?
 
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Why Is Russia Sneaking Into Other Countries? http://testu.be/1LaG4Uj » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe With tensions rising between Russia and NATO, some say it might be the start of a second Cold War. So are we on the brink of Cold War 2.0? Learn More: Russia and the Menace of Unreality http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/09/russia-putin-revolutionizing-information-warfare/379880/ “At the NATO summit in Wales last week, General Philip Breedlove, the military alliance’s top commander, made a bold declaration.” Insight - Russia's nuclear strategy raises concerns in NATO http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/02/04/uk-ukraine-crisis-russia-nuclear-insight-idUKKBN0L825A20150204 “Concern is growing in NATO over Russia's nuclear strategy and indications that Russian military planners may be lowering the threshold for using nuclear weapons in any conflict, alliance diplomats say.” The Cold War http://www.westga.edu/~hgoodson/The%20Cold%20War.htm “Ill feeling between the U.S. (and its allies) and the Soviet Union burst into the open following the war, as the two countries, with their very different ideologies and interests, emerged as the most powerful nations in the world.” _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Did Latin Become A Dead Language?
 
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How Science Is Keeping Latin Alive https://youtu.be/qT4XWxlnYdU » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe While Latin's influence is apparent in many modern languages, it is no longer commonly spoken. So exactly why did the language die out? Learn More: Britannica: Romance Languages https://www.britannica.com/topic/Romance-languages Boston Globe: Besides the Pope, Who Speaks Latin Today? https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2013/02/24/besides-pope-who-speaks-latin-today/CGxdGtQB4TlXV49HaKJzBN/story.html About Education: Vulgar Latin - Learn Why Late Latin Was Called Vulgar http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/latinlanguage/qt/vulgarlatin.htm Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Voyage" More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Written by: Jules Suzdaltsev Edited by: Alex Estevez Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis
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South America’s Lithium Boom: A Blessing Or A Curse?
 
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The Devastating Effects Of Gold Mining - https://youtu.be/wq0p5tnFnWs » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Bolivia holds the world's largest lithium reserves and mining it could heal the impoverished country's economy. But at what cost? Learn More: In pictures: The world's largest salt flat in Bolivia http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-34731813 Salt 'n Power: A First Look at the Lithium Flats of Bolivia https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lithium-flats-of-bolivia/ Tossed Aside in the 'White Gold' Rush https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/business/batteries/tossed-aside-in-the-lithium-rush/ Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Strings for story telling" More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Written by: Jennie Butler Edited by: Alex Esteves Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis
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How Powerful Is Australia?
 
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What's The Difference Between Sunni & Shia? http://testu.be/1OFR6Rt » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Houthi, a Muslim Shia rebel group, recently seized control of the Yemen government through a violent coup. So, who is really instigating this proxy war and what do they want? Learn More: Iranian support seen crucial for Yemen's Houthis http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/15/us-yemen-houthis-iran-insight-idUSKBN0JT17A20141215 “Exactly how much support Iran has given the Houthis, who share a Shi'ite ideology, has never been clear. Sunni countries in the Gulf accuse Iran of interference via Shi'ite proxies in the region, something Tehran denies.” Iran-Saudi proxy war in Yemen explodes into region-wide crisis http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/26/iran-saudi-proxy-war-yemen-crisis “What has until now been an unacknowledged proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the two great powers of the Middle East, has now burst into an open confrontation that appears to be escalating rapidly as other countries and players are sucked in. The primary Saudi aim is to pacify Yemen, but its wider objective is to send a powerful message to Iran: stop meddling in Arab affairs.” Saudi Arabia bombs Yemen, launches coalition op against Houthi rebels http://rt.com/news/244117-saudi-arabia-bombs-yemen-houthis/ “Saudi Arabian forces, joined by nine other countries, have launched a military operation in Yemen against Shiite Houthi rebels, the Saudi ambassador to the US said. The offensive, which started with airstrikes, will also involve “‘other military assets.’” Watch More: What's the Difference Between Sunni and Shia Muslims? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KLvjs7Yrtw _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Evan Puschak for hosting TestTube! Check Evan out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheeNerdwriter/media
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How Should Democracy Really Work?
 
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Watch Seeker Stories Here: http://testu.be/SeekerStories There are over 7,000 languages in the world, but half the population only speaks one of 12 as their first language. So, what are the most common languages? Learn More: Summary by World Area http://www.ethnologue.com/statistics/size "The World Languages section of this site provides country summaries and language-by-language information." Enrollments in Languages Other Than English in United States Institutions of Higher Education, http://www.mla.org/pdf/2009_enrollment_survey.pdf "Since 1958, the Modern Language Association (MLA), with the continuous support of the United States Department of Education, has gathered and analyzed data on undergraduate and graduate course enrollments in languages other than English in United States colleges and universities." World Factbook: Languages https://www.cia.gov/Library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2098.html#xx "This entry provides a rank ordering of languages starting with the largest and sometimes includes the percent of total population speaking that language." Watch More: Seeker Stories https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJsSEDFFnMFvW9JWU6XUn0Q _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Laura Ling for hosting TestTube! Check Laura out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraling
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What Is Lobbying and Can It Be Good?
 
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Why Is Germany The Only Country Stepping Up In The Refugee Crisis? http://testu.be/1Q41C3V » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Thousands of migrants have died while trying to seek refuge in Europe. Some are blaming the EU for its slow response to the migrant crisis. So, is the EU at fault? Learn More: Data raises questions over EU's attitude towards asylum seekers (m.euronews.com) http://m.euronews.com/en/304485/ "New data has shed fresh doubt over the EU's attitude to asylum seekers after a weekend in which more than 700 migrants drowned trying to reach the continent." 10 truths about Europe's migrant crisis (theguardian.com) http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/aug/10/10-truths-about-europes-refugee-crisis "When you're facing the world's biggest refugee crisis since the second world war, it helps to have a sober debate about how to respond." Operation Triton: Europe's Mediterranean border patrol (bbc.com) http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30039044 "New maritime patrols aimed at stemming the flow of African migrants making the dangerous Mediterranean crossing to Europe are taking over from the Italian navy." Dublin Procedure: Germany says EU rule 'not working' (channel4.com) http://www.channel4.com/news/eu-migration-policy-not-working-germany "The Dublin Procedures established the principle that the first EU country a migrant or refugee entered was the one responsible for processing their asylum claim." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Laura Ling for hosting TestTube! Check Laura out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraling
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What Countries Have Nuclear Weapons?
 
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Why Does America Love Guns? http://testu.be/1ONTyDO » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Established in the late 1960s, the 911 emergency number still has unsolved issues. So, how does the 911 call system actually work? Learn More: 9-1-1 Origin & History https://www.nena.org/?page=911overviewfacts "The three-digit telephone number "9-1-1" has been designated as the "Universal Emergency Number," for citizens throughout the United States to request emergency assistance." Telecommunications Act of 1996 https://transition.fcc.gov/telecom.html "The Telecommunications Act of 1996 is the first major overhaul of telecommunications law in almost 62 years." 47 CFR 20.18 - 911 Service https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/47/20.18 "Scope of section. The following requirements are only applicable to CMRS providers, excluding mobile satellite service (MSS) operators, to the extent that they:" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What Is The Ancient Religion Zoroastrianism?
 
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What Is The World's Most Peaceful Religion? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0W-a8Ux0Do » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe With Zoroastrianism on the decline, there is a chance the ancient religion may eventually disappear. So what is this age-old faith? Learn More: Washington Post: Saudi Arabia's Top Cleric Says Iran's Leaders 'Not Muslims' https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/saudi-arabias-top-cleric-says-iranians-are-not-muslims/2016/09/06/6c1cc66c-7424-11e6-9781-49e591781754_story.html BBC: Zoroastrianism at a Glance http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/zoroastrian/ataglance/glance.shtml NPR: Zoroastrianism an Ancient, Shrinking Religion http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121859841 Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Human Connection" More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Written by: Jennie Butler or Jules Suzdaltsev Edited by: Alex Estevez Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis Special thanks to Laura Ling for hosting Seeker Daily! Check Laura out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraling
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What Are Super PACs?
 
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Ebola is on the rise again in Western Africa with nearly 1,100 people infected. Should we be worried about this virus spreading? And can it possibly be the next global pandemic? Learn More: Ebola only a plane ride away from USA http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/28/ebola-potential-to-spread/13267909/ Since it was detected in March, the number of cases attributed to Ebola in the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea stands at 1,201, including 672 deaths. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/cdcresponse.htm This document summarizes key events of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and CDC's response activities for historical purposes. Ebola Kills Liberian Doctor, 2 Americans Infected http://time.com/3043753/ebola-kills-liberian-doctor-2-americans-infected/ One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa - the largest ever recorded. Watch More: Why the Anti-HIV Pill Isn't a Good Idea for Everyone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmGBvulpleM&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA Why Does The US Still Have Troops In Iraq? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUyZBfPZU9o&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA
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Should Puerto Rico Become A State?
 
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Secession movements seem to be everywhere: from the Kurds in Iraq, to pro-Russian Ukrainian separatists, to Scotland's aim to break up the UK. How does secession actually happen? Let's look back to South Sudan's successful secession effort to see exactly how new countries gain independence. Learn More: Comprehensive Peace Agreement http://unmis.unmissions.org/Portals/UNMIS/Documents/General/cpa-en.pdf http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39034&Cr=South+Sudan&Cr1=#.U86stIBdXZE In North Sudan, 58% voted for secession http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/In-N-Sudan-58-voted-for-secession/articleshow/7394514.cms Only some 16,000 voters in 10 states in the south chose to remain united with northern Sudan, while 3.7 million chose to separate. Results for the Referendum of Southern Sudan http://southernsudan2011.com/ The results displayed across this website are the final certified results from the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission. The Background to Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement http://unmis.unmissions.org/Default.aspx?tabid=515 For all but 11 of the 48 years since its independence in 1956, Sudan has been engulfed in civil conflict. Protocol Between the Govt. of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement on Power Sharing http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/file/resources/collections/peace_agreements/power_sharing_05262004.pdf UN welcomes South Sudan as 193rd Member State http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39034&Cr=South+Sudan&Cr1=#.U86stIBdXZE The General Assembly today admitted the Republic of South Sudan as the 193rd member of the United Nations, welcoming the newly independent country to the community of nations. Watch More: Why Chicago Has So Much Gang Violence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Unj0W4VCN8&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA Will Anyone Pay for the Malaysian Flight Disaster in Ukraine? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWGnEFqZ_eI&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Powerful Is South Korea?
 
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Sexual Assault and Photography https://youtu.be/rxBx77S9w-I » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe The U.S. military has received criticism for its handling of sexual assault cases. So, how widespread is sexual abuse among service members? Learn More: Sexual Assault And Sexual Harassment In The U.S. Military https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_reports/RR800/RR870z2/RAND_RR870z2.pdf “The results of the 2012 survey suggested that more than 26,000 service members in the active component had experienced unwanted sexual contacts in the prior year, an estimate that received widespread public attention and concern.” Why the Military Has a Sexual Assault Problem http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/foreign-affairs-defense/why-the-military-has-a-rape-problem/ “The military’s campaign to prevent sexual assault largely centers on telling servicemen not to have sex with women when they’re drunk.” Department of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military http://www.sapr.mil/public/docs/reports/FY12_DoD_SAPRO_Annual_Report_on_Sexual_Assault-volume_one.pdf “Sexual assault is a crime that has no place in the Department of Defense (DoD).” ________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Laura Ling for hosting TestTube! Check Laura out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraling
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What Is Insider Trading And Why Is It Illegal?
 
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How Powerful Is Brazil? http://testu.be/1MQfjp5 » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Federal prosecutors in Brazil are investigating dozens of politicians involved in a massive corruption scandal. So, just how corrupt is Brazil? Learn More: Brazil: Ex-Lula aide Dirceu held in corruption probe http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-33760559 "Police in Brazil say they have arrested Jose Dirceu, who served as chief of staff under then-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from 2003 to 2005." The persistence of corruption in Brazilian politics http://www.dw.com/en/the-persistence-of-corruption-in-brazilian-politics/a-17974970 "A number of Brazilian politicians are corrupt, and yet that doesn't seem to diminish their chances come election time." Impact of Brazil's Clean Companies Act http://www.thinkbrg.com/media/news/464_Fogarty_CCM_BrazilCleanCompaniesAct_july14.pdf "We see an increased level of concern from both multinational entities and Brazilian companies, not only about existing regulations such as the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act, but also with Brazil's Clean Companies Act." Brazil's Petrobras Reports Nearly $17 Billion in Asset and Corruption Charges http://www.wsj.com/articles/brazils-petrobras-reports-nearly-17-billion-impairment-on-assets-corruption-1429744336 "Brazil's state oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA put a price tag on a corruption scandal that has thrown the country into political and economic turmoil, writing off $17 billion due to losses from graft and overvalued assets." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Lissette Padilla for hosting TestTube! Check Lissette out on Twitter:https://twitter.com/lizzette
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How Powerful Is Switzerland?
 
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Can Modi Save This Dying Art? http://testu.be/1LITJCf How Powerful is India? http://testu.be/1vJ32sT » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe The recently elected prime minister of India, Narendra Modi is a controversial figure in Indian politics. So who is Modi and what did he do? Learn More: Why Narendra Modi Was Banned From the U.S. http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702303380004579520041301275638 "Well-intentioned U.S. policies sometimes work out in absurd ways, but this is hard to top: In a few weeks, India, the world's largest democracy, will probably elect as its next prime minister a politician who for nearly a decade has been prohibited from setting foot on U.S. soil." Narendra Modi's track record in Gujarat is not the runaway success he claims http://qz.com/171409/gujarat-by-the-numbers/ "Narendra Modi's candidacy for Indian prime minister largely rests on claims of turning around his state of Gujarat." Timeline of the Riots in Modi's Gujarat http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/06/world/asia/modi-gujarat-riots-timeline.html#/#time287_8539 "For more than a decade, Indians have asked whether Narendra Modi, India's new prime minister, could have slowed or stopped the bloody 2002 riots in Gujarat." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Evan Puschak for hosting TestTube! Check Evan out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheeNerdwriter/media
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Why Supreme Court Justices Serve For Life
 
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Was There An Armenian Genocide? bit.ly Why Does Armenia Hate Turkey? bit.ly » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe In June 2015, protests broke out in Armenia when a Russian electric company increased their prices. Here's a look into what happened. Learn More: Armenia protests: Electricity price hike suspended http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33301689 "The president of Armenia has suspended an increase in electricity prices that led to more than a week of protests." Kremlin Fears a Revolution in Armenia http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-06-24/kremlin-fears-a-revolution-in-armenia "The events of the past five days in Armenia can be followed on Twitter under the hashtag #ElectricYerevan, but they aren't on the front pages of global newspapers." Armenian protesters block road for third day over energy hikes http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/6/24/armenians-protest-for-third-day-over-energy-hikes.html "A standoff between police and demonstrators protesting a hike in electricity prices blocked the central avenue in Armenia's capital on Wednesday for a third straight day, with no visible progress toward resolving the worst unrest that the impoverished former Soviet nation has seen in years." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Powerful Is Vietnam?
 
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What If China And Vietnam Went To War? http://bit.ly/1sJJCpP » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe With a booming economy, Vietnam is projected to gain the most from the new TPP deal. So just how influential is Vietnam? Learn More: CIA World Fact Book: Vietnam https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/vm.html New York Times: Vietnam Arms Embargo to Be Fully Lifted, Obama Says in Hanoi http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/24/world/asia/vietnam-us-arms-embargo-obama.html?mtrref=undefined&gwh=6246DCF2F14EE340B78EF14F4FA56584&gwt=pay The Guardian: Vietnam 40 years on: how a communist victory gave way to capitalist corruption http://www.theguardian.com/news/2015/apr/22/vietnam-40-years-on-how-communist-victory-gave-way-to-capitalist-corruption Bloomberg: Toasts Turn to Water Cannons in China, Vietnam Sea Spat http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-05-18/vietnam-china-shared-patrols-turn-to-south-china-sea-standoff Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Continuity" _ More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting Seeker Daily! Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su
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Why China Is Running Out Of Water
 
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The Fight To Control The South China Sea http://www.seeker.com/the-fight-to-control-the-south-china-sea-1792606255.html » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe 80% of China's underground water is not suitable for drinking and many rivers are too polluted to touch. Will China run out of clean water? Learn More: The Economist: Desperate Measures http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21587789-desperate-measures The Atlantic: China Has Launched the Largest Water-Pipeline Project in History http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/03/china-has-launched-the-largest-water-pipeline-project-in-history/284300/ The Guardian: 100 Chinese cities face water crisis, says minister https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/jun/08/china.jonathanwatts National Geographic: Yellow River http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/05/china/yellow-river/larmer-text/2 Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Ephimeral" _ More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting Seeker Daily! Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su
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Who Owns The North Pole?
 
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Why Boko Haram Wants To Join ISIS http://bit.ly/1qVWOH2 What Is Sharia Law? http://testu.be/1Bu78Yj » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe After years of terrorizing the south of the Philippines, Abu Sayyaf has pledged allegiance to ISIS. So what is Abu Sayyaf? Learn More: 18 Philippine Soldiers Killed in Firefight With Militant Group http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/11/world/asia/18-philippine-soldiers-killed-in-firefight-with-militant-group.html "At least 18 soldiers were killed and more than 50 wounded in a gun battle in the southern Philippines between government forces and the militant group Abu Sayyaf, military officials said Sunday." Philippines: Abu Sayyaf back in the spotlight http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/10/philippines-abu-sayyaf-201410187641392234.html "Once described as a spent force that had been isolated in remote southern Philippine jungles, a group of Muslim fighters has again thrust its menacing face into the international spotlight by abducting foreigners and professing support for ISIL combatants halfway across the world." Guide to the Philippines conflict http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-17038024 "The southern Philippines has a long history of conflict, with armed groups including Muslim separatists, communists, clan militias and criminal groups all active in the area." Abu Sayyaf Group http://csis.org/files/publication/111128_Fellman_ASG_AQAMCaseStudy5.pdf "Founded in the early 1990s as a Filipino Muslim (Moro) terrorist organization, the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) emerged as a more violent Islamist alternative to the stagnated political movements of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Elevation" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Laura Ling for hosting TestTube! Check Laura out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraling
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What's The Most Expensive City In The World?
 
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What Are The Deadliest Countries For Journalists? http://testu.be/1hzV6ab 4 Times Journalists Exposed The Truth http://bit.ly/20EZDre » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe When reporting on crime in Mexico, journalists face extremely dangerous situations. So what is the situation for Mexico's journalists? Learn More: Mexico: Crime reporter kidnapped in Veracruz http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-35529639 "The Mexican authorities in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz say they are searching for a reporter who was dragged from her home by armed men and hasn't been seen since." 'Journalists are being slaughtered' - Mexico's problem with press freedom http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/aug/04/journalists-mexico-press-freedom-photographer-ruben-espinosa-murder "Rubén Espinosa's coffin was carried to the graveside under a blistering Mexico City sun, accompanied by a round of applause from his friends and colleagues - and the howling of his beloved cocker spaniel, Cosmo." 36 Journalists Killed in Mexico since 1992/Motive Confirmed https://cpj.org/killed/americas/mexico/ _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Powerful Is Italy?
 
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How China Is Forcing Citizens To Love The Government http://testu.be/1OAlbCk » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe China's government maintains a tight grip on citizens by closely monitoring their activity. But how invasive is China's mass surveillance? Learn More: China Tightens Censorship of Electronic Communications http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/world/asia/22china.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all "If anyone wonders whether the Chinese government has tightened its grip on electronic communications since protests began engulfing the Arab world, Shakespeare may prove instructive." In China, Beware: A Camera May Be Watching You http://www.npr.org/2013/01/29/170469038/in-china-beware-a-camera-may-be-watching-you "China is becoming a surveillance state. In recent years, the government has installed more than 20 million cameras across a country where a decade ago there weren't many." ACLU: Orwellian Citizen Score, China's credit score system, is a warning for Americans http://www.computerworld.com/article/2990203/security/aclu-orwellian-citizen-score-chinas-credit-score-system-is-a-warning-for-americans.html "Gamer? Strike. Bad-mouthed the government in comments on social media? Strike." China 'employs 2 million to police internet' http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/07/world/asia/china-internet-monitors/ "China has around two million people policing public opinion online, according to a state media report that sheds light on the country's secretive internet surveillance operations." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Subtle Nuance" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special Thanks to Julian Huguet for hosting TestTube! Watch Julian on The Science of Happiness on SoulPancake: http://bit.ly/ScienceofHappiness Special thanks to Amy Shira Teitel for hosting TestTube! Check Amy out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/astVintageSpace Special thanks to Laura Ling for hosting TestTube! Check Laura out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lauraling Special thanks to Julia Wilde for hosting TestTube! Check Julia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Julia_SCI Special thanks to Lissette Padilla for hosting TestTube! Check Lissette out on Twitter:https://twitter.com/lizzette Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting TestTube!
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How Important Is The African Union?
 
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What Does It Mean To Be A Feminist In Islam? http://testu.be/1VSclBl What The West Gets Wrong About Muslim Women http://testu.be/1KtiRha » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe In 2004, France passed a law banning religious symbols in public spaces. Here's a look into how France's Muslim women view the law. Learn More: Veiled meaning: The French Law Banning Religious Symbols In Public Schools http://www.brookings.edu/fp/cusf/analysis/vaisse20040229.pdf "On March 3, 2004, the French Senate gave the final approval for a bill prohibiting the wearing of conspicuous religious symbols in public schools." French Muslims Say Veil Bans Give Cover to Bias http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/27/world/europe/muslim-frenchwomen-struggle-with-discrimination-as-bans-on-veils-expand.html "Malek Layouni was not thinking about her Muslim faith, or her head scarf, as she took her excited 9-year-old son to an amusement site near Paris. But, as it turned out, it was all that mattered." French Muslims caught between Islamophobia and extremism https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/french-muslims-caught-between-rising-islamophobia-and-growing-extremism/2015/03/22/7359329c-c739-11e4-bea5-b893e7ac3fb3_story.html "This city's first Muslim doctor doesn't look Muslim." Why There's Tension Between France and Its Muslim Population http://time.com/3659241/paris-terror-attack-muslim-islam/ "The country's radical secularism clashes with many Muslims' desire to publicly display their faith." _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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What Is ASEAN And Why Is It Important For Southeast Asia?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe In April 2015, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush reiterated his support for Puerto Rico's statehood. It's a move that has long been debated. So, should Puerto Rico become a state? Learn More: Puerto Rico Governor Promises Plebiscite on Commonwealth Status by 2016, Congress Rep Wants Land to Be 51st US State http://www.latinpost.com/articles/17412/20140717/puerto-rico-governor-promises-plebiscite-commonwealth-status-2016-congress-rep.htm "On Wednesday, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said that by 2016, there will be a plebiscite to determine what to do about the U.S. commonwealth archipelago's political status." In the fight for Puerto Rican statehood, is San Juan the new Selma? http://qz.com/368534/in-the-fight-for-puerto-rican-statehood-is-san-juan-the-new-selma/ "Leave it to a British comic to school us all on the least talked-about race problem in America-well, except the millions of Americans living in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa." Federal Funds Management Office Commonwealth of Puerto Rico http://www2.pr.gov/agencias/FederalFunds/Documents/Fondos%20Fderales%20vFINAL.pdf "Impact of Federal Funds on Puerto Rico" Watch More: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ULPJM6KyoQ&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Evan Puschak for hosting TestTube! Check Evan out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheeNerdwriter/media
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The North Korean Government Explained
 
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How Powerful Is Facebook? http://bit.ly/1Hdg0rs » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Charities have received large donations from the deep pockets of billionaires. So which philanthropists have donated the most to charity? Learn More: Mark Zuckerberg Will Donate Massive Fortune to Own Blinkered Worldview http://gawker.com/mark-zuckerberg-will-donate-massive-fortune-to-own-blin-1745573343 "In a savvy PR maneuver, today Mark Zuckerberg used the birth of his daughter Max to advertise to the world the fact that he's decided to give away 99% of his Facebook shares (roughly $45 billion today) to charity (over the course of the rest of his life, not all at once)." Top 10 Largest Private Charitable Foundations In The World Created By Richest People For 2015 http://ceoworld.biz/2015/08/03/top-10-largest-private-charitable-foundations-in-the-world-created-by-richest-people-for-2015 "The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ((BMGF), established by Bill and Melinda Gates tops the list of the 10 largest private charitable foundations led by the World's richest people, according to a study of philanthropies created by ultra-high-net-worth individuals. " 10 more billionaires join Buffett-Gates Giving Pledge http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/02/news/companies/giving-pledge-billionaires-buffett-gates/ "They signed the Giving Pledge -- an effort started in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates -- to encourage billionaires to commit to giving away most of their money either during their lifetimes or in their wills." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Make A Promise" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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How Powerful Is The Philippines?
 
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The Evolution Of South Africa's Skyscraper Slum http://testu.be/1LDJ60n » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe According to the UN, almost a billion people live in slums, with numbers set to rise in the future. So where are the world’s largest slums? Learn More: Slums: Some Definitions http://ww2.unhabitat.org/mediacentre/documents/sowcr2006/SOWCR%205.pdf “UN-HABITAT defines a slum household as a group of individuals living under the same roof in an urban area who lack one or more of the following:” Housing & slum upgrading http://unhabitat.org/urban-themes/housing-slum-upgrading/ “Rapid urbanization places remarkable strain on housing and serviced land.” 5 Biggest Slums in the World http://www.ibtimes.com/5-biggest-slums-world-381338 “As people continue to migrate away from rural areas and into cities, cities that are growing to devour the land around it, the numbers of people living in slums, shanty towns and informal settlements are skyrocketing.” _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Lissette Padilla for hosting TestTube! Check Lissette out on Twitter:https://twitter.com/lizzette
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Is College Still Worth It?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Special Thanks to Chastity Vicencio for hosting TestTube! Close to half of all babies and toddlers in the U.S. are not receiving their recommended vaccinations on time. Why are some parents choosing not to vaccinate their children? Should vaccinations be mandatory for the safety of everyone? Learn More: How Well Do Vaccines Work? http://www.vaccines.gov/basics/effectiveness/ "Vaccines work really well. Of course, no medicine is perfect but most childhood vaccines produce immunity about 90 - 100% of the time." State Vaccination Requirements http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/imz-managers/laws/state-reqs.html "No federal vaccination laws exist, but all 50 states require certain vaccinations for children entering public schools. Depending on the state, children must be vaccinated against some or all of the following diseases: mumps, measles, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, and polio." What Is "Herd Immunity"? http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/herd-immunity.html "Just as a herd of cattle or sheep uses sheer numbers to protect its members from predators, herd immunity protects a community from infectious diseases by virtue of the sheer numbers of people immune to such diseases." Lancet Retracts 'Utterly False' MMR Paper http://www.theguardian.com/society/2010/feb/02/lancet-retracts-mmr-paper Watch More: Vaccines Do NOT Cause Autism! What Does? http://youtu.be/_fyJM24BiMU _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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The Rise Of The Mongol Empire
 
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The Rise Of The Ottoman Empire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMpfdpHPNDE The Fall Of The Ottoman Empire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MawOLbHtnMY » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe The now collapsed Mongol Empire once conquered a region twice the size of the Roman Empire. So how did the Mongols gain so much power? Learn More: Britannica: Mongolian Plateau https://www.britannica.com/place/Mongolian-Plateau History.com: Genghis Khan http://www.history.com/topics/genghis-khan The Guardian: Why Genghis Khan was Good for the Planet https://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2011/jan/26/genghis-khan-eco-warrior Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Voyage" More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha Special thanks to Sapna Parikh for hosting Seeker Daily! Check Sapna on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sapna_parikh http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Written by: Jules Suzdaltsev Edited by: Alex Estevez Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis
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Who Can Run For President?
 
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WATCH : Why Do Apple and Google Censor Porn? http://testu.be/1sFpmUy » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Google's ubiquitous multi-service platform and billions in revenue have raised questions about the company's influence on the world. So, how powerful is Google? Learn More: Small Arms and Ammunition - Imports & Exports http://armsglobe.chromeexperiments.com/ "An interactive visualization of government-authorized small arms and ammunition transfers from 1992 to 2010." Google encrypts data amid backlash against NSA spying http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/google-encrypts-data-amid-backlash-against-nsa-spying/2013/09/06/9acc3c20-1722-11e3-a2ec-b47e45e6f8ef_story.html "Google is racing to encrypt the torrents of information that flow among its data centers around the world in a bid to thwart snooping by the NSA and the intelligence agencies of foreign governments, company officials said Friday." Google, once disdainful of lobbying, now a master of Washington influence http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-google-is-transforming-power-and-politicsgoogle-once-disdainful-of-lobbying-now-a-master-of-washington-influence/2014/04/12/51648b92-b4d3-11e3-8cb6-284052554d74_story.html?tid=pm_politics_pop "In May 2012, the law school at George Mason University hosted a forum billed as a "vibrant discussion" about Internet search competition. " Watch More: Why Do Apple and Google CENSOR Porn? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9iczhVc0p4 _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Evan Puschak for hosting TestTube! Check Evan out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheeNerdwriter/media
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Why Is Sweden Buying Trash From Other Countries?
 
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» Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe The US and Israel have been long-time allies and Netanyahu recently called their relationship "rock-solid". But disagreement over Israeli settlements have been putting a strain on the personal friendship between Obama and Netanyahu. With imminent threats from neighboring countries, can Israel afford to lose a friend? Learn More: Press release from the White House http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-at-Cairo-University-6-04-09 Remarks by the President on a new beginning between the United States and Muslim communities around the world. Democrats to Boehner: Postpone Netanyahu speech http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/democrats-john-boehner-benjamin-netanyahu-speech-114695.html "Three House Democrats are circulating a letter they plan to send to Speaker John Boehner, urging the top Republican to 'postpone' Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress." Creeping construction: Israel to build 600 new settlements in the West bank http://rt.com/news/217791-israel-settlements-west-bank/ "Israeli authorities have approved the building of at least 623 settlements on the West Bank in the space of just one week. The decision comes amid growing tensions in the region ahead of a planned UN vote on Palestine's statehood." Watch More: Why Does the U.S. Love Israel? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl8sWCxyPJw _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special Thanks to Julia Wilde for hosting TestTube! Check out Julia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Julia_SCI
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