Shooting survivors, UK paper receive youth news award

Survivors of a killing at a U.S. school and The Guardian paper have received an award from News-Decoder for coverage of a protest in favor of gun control.

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Instant news of scandal challenges deliberate Catholic Church

Sex abuse by priests has turned into a scandal for the Vatican. Modern communication is putting pressure on the church to take decisive action.

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Saudi Arabia and America’s embrace of  dictatorships

The killing of Jamal Khashoggi adds to Saudi Arabia's grim human rights record. But don't expect Washington to sacrifice arms deals over a dead dissident.

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Khashoggi case shows dangers of lawless world

Human rights or realpolitik? The presumed murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi creates dilemmas for the U.S., Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Europe.

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Imran Khan confronted by realities of power in Pakistan

Cricket-star-turned-prime-minister Imran Khan says he wants to lift up the poor in Pakistan. But his renegade political drive faces economic headwinds.

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Ethically-minded millennials set to transform finance

Millennials -- numerous and poised to inherit massive wealth -- are reshaping global finance with a focus on ethical investment.

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Democracy under fire. You can make a difference.

Democracy is in retreat around the world. How bad is the "democratic recession?" And what can you do to get democracy back on track?

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Angels, demons, double standards in Trump’s Mideast

Donald Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from the Iran nuclear accord. But his criticism rings hollow in a region dripping in blood, where implacable foes jostle for power.

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Decoder: Can pricing carbon brake climate change?

It costs nothing to pollute. That has long been the driving force of our economy. But a movement is growing to change that calculus by putting a price on carbon.

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Northern Ireland: A political volcano inside Europe

Northern Ireland has been peaceful for two decades. But tensions are building again as a power-sharing agreement teeters and Brexit looms.

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Catalonia stokes separatist fires around Europe

Catalonia's declaration of independence has national leaders around Europe on the edge of their seats, worried the separatist bug might be contagious.

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Iran outpacing Saudi Arabia in Middle East struggle

Rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia, aspirants for leadership of the Islamic world, is at the crux of conflict across the Mideast, with deadly results.

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California plans “own damn satellite” to fight warming

California plans to launch a satellite, barely bigger than two shoe boxes, to pinpoint greenhouse emissions as part of its fight against global warming.

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U.S. elections: Signing up students in the heartland

Key U.S. elections take place next month. This week Indiana University students scrambled to boost participation of young voters, which is historically low.

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Paterson, New Jersey: Portrait of a Promised City

Paterson city and its powerful waterfall drew my immigrant family from the Middle East. The cataract may hold the key to the depressed city's future.

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News-Decoder podcast partnership to broadcast young voices

News-Decoder is partnering with a UK-based charity, Podium.me, to produce an eight-episode podcast on major international issues.

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Not all Chinese students in the U.S. are rich and spoiled

Chinese students flaunting luxury cars and flashy designer clothes fuel a stereotype that ignores the harsh reality for many compatriots on U.S. campuses.

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Laggard Jordan advances slowly on women’s rights

In many countries, women live without the legal protection the West takes for granted. Jordan has made strides to protect women's rights, but it still lags.

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