This Week in Culture: June 30 - July 7

This Week in Culture: June 30 - July 7

This Week in Culture: June 30 - July 7

From Pakistan

Pakistan is turning to solar and wind power to combat power outages. Investments in sustainable energy will help Pakistan transition into becoming a well-powered country that uses clean energy.

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From Australia

Australia’s government has changed the way it regulates games. As a result, 220 computer games have been banned. From 1994 to 2014, only 50 computer games were banned.

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From the US

The United States has overtaken Spain in its number of Spanish speakers and is now the 2nd largest Spanish speaking country. Of the 41 million native Spanish speakers in the United States, 11.6 million are bilingual.

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From Mozambique

On June 29th, Mozambique updated its penal code from laws dating back to colonial times. “Vices against nature” such as abortion and homosexuality will no longer be criminalized. While many other African countries have strict laws regarding sexuality, few conflicts have risen between Mozambique and other nations.

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From Greece

In an effort to repay a loan from the International Monetary Fund, some have used crowdfunding to pay off Greece’s debt. Much to the surprise of its campaign organizer, Thom Feeney, the “Greek Bailout Fund” attracted so many visitors to its campaign page that the website crashed.

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The Plight of the Ignored Rohingya

The Plight of the Ignored Rohingya

Caitlyn: New Face of the Transgender Community

Caitlyn: New Face of the Transgender Community

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