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Kony buzz perplexes observers from Africa

"The war (in Uganda) was more than just one man killing children," said a Ugandan journalist. "It was much more complex than just one man called Joseph Kony."

Advocates join Hungarian midwife Agnes Gereb's fight for home births

Prominent Canadians, including psychologist Andrew Feldmar, have spoken against Hungary's persecution of Agnes Gereb, a trailblazing midwife who has been jailed for her work.

Japanese emoticon guide and translation

A quick and easy guide to Japanese "kaomoji" emoticons.

Black history in Vancouver: Who was Joe Fortes?

February is Black History Month, and with it comes the tale of shipman, lifeguard and hero of the Bay, Seraphim "Joe" Fortes.

Study and Go Abroad spring fairs

Canada’s largest international university and student travel expo - highlighting global education opportunities

BCCIC’s youth campaign launched for International Development Week

International Development Week, Feb. 5 -11, is a CIDA-led initiative held annually for over 20 years, which celebrates Canadians’ involvement in international development and cooperation. As part of...

Supporting South Africa and Vancouver with food wall gardens

Two of the bigger challenges for families and girls living in rural areas of South Africa’s Limpopo, Northern and Eastern Cape provinces, are food security and basic menstrual supplies. Food...

Eric James Borges, gay teen filmmaker, takes his life one month after making 'It Gets Better' video

"My name was not Eric, but 'Faggot...I was stalked, spit on, ostracized, and physically assaulted,'" said 19-year-old filmmaker Eric James Borges, speaking for an "It Gets Better" video to support...

Gay teen filmmaker Eric James Borges commits suicide one month after making 'It Gets Better' video

Despite encouraging other youth not to give up, a young filmmaker succumbs to suicide after a lifetime of rejection and bullying.

Huntsman objects to attack ad featuring his adopted daughters from China, India

Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman says Rep. Ron Paul's supporters are out of line with a web ad that uses images of Huntsman's adopted daughters from China and India to argue that he doesn...
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