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Why we're ReThinking orphanage tourism There are about eight million kids living in orphanages and residential care facilities around the world. Here’s the thing, though: four out of five of them have a living parent or family member. In Cambodia, the number of orphanages has grown by 75% over the past decade, yet technically, the number of orphans has decreased. How is this possible? Partner of MH370 passenger acuses governments of cover up on BBC » Intellihub MALAYSIA (INTELLIHUB) — Sarah Bajc, a 48-year-old American teacher recently appeared on BBC News to discuss the disappearance of her partner Phillip Wood. Phillip Wood is one of the 277 passengers aboard the missing Malaysian flight. Sarah Bajc is among a large number of friends of family members who don’t believe official reports that the plane crashed and killed everyone inside. The many governments involved in this investigation are not putting forward any evidence to the theories that they are suggesting, and to make matters even more confusing, the apparent evidence continues to change by the day.

Blame Trump’s Victory on College-Educated Whites, Not the Working Class The average Trump voter is not poorly educated or unemployed, nor does he live in a rural area. Back in May, FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver punctured the myth of the “working class” being Trump’s voter base: In exit polls of 23 states from the primaries, all showed a higher median income for Trump supporters than the national average, usually around $70,000. Exit polls last week, while not definitive, reveal that both college-educated white men and college educated white women voted for Trump by much higher than expected margins.

Who am I Giving to Now? What Does this go to? Are you sure… it will make me feel good? — What Keeps You Up at Night? What to give… What to give… Give my time, my energy, my expertise, my money, my home, my work… so so many ways to show kindness. We can give big or give small, it is all wonderful. We can help someone across the street or take a trip to a third world country to help educated the youth.

Where is Malaysian Airlines MH370 Where is Malaysian Airlines MH370 Investigators believe that someone was in control of Malaysian Airlines MH370 till the final seconds, meaning the search area is totally wrong! Top searchers at the Dutch company leading the underwater hunt for Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 say they believe the plane may have glided down rather than dived in the final moments, meaning they have been scouring the wrong patch of ocean for two years. Doubts that the search teams are looking in the right place will likely fuel calls for all data to be made publicly available so that academics and rival companies can pursue an “open source” solution – a collaborative public answer to the airline industry’s greatest mystery. The meeting between officials from China, Australia and Malaysia is expected to discuss the future of the search.

Political correctness or measured language: for many anxious communities, words count As the implications of the success of Donald Trump’s particularly toxic brand of divisive rhetoric reverberate around the world, it is a reminder that the language used by elected politicians has a big impact on the standard and fairness of political discourse throughout society at a time when many communities are anxious about what will constitute the new social norm. In Australia, recent accusations in parliament of “political correctness” raise the question: do we want our political representatives using measured language when discussing matters of policy? The push to bring inflammatory language into the mainstream represents a shift in the balance of power that has the potential to impact on the prevailing “givens” that we have become used to. Here is an example.

Can Australia truly be an innovative country? Can Australia truly be an innovative country? The Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda was released in December 2015 with the goal of boosting Australian innovation. But are we headed in the right direction? Australian business, historically, had little incentive to take risk and innovate. We were a lucky country- there was an abundance of natural resources and a population small enough that it did not immediately warrant the attention of companies wanting to penetrate markets.

Next Generation Nepal - Ethical Volunteering © Erik B. Wilson/Next Generation Nepal At NGN we applaud everyone who wishes to donate their time and skills to help others less fortunate than themselves. However, choosing an “ethical volunteering” placement in a developing country is something that takes careful consideration. “Ethical volunteering” means two things: 1) volunteering with the right mindset; and, 2) taking the time and care to choose a placement that does not cause harm to others. To help you do this, here are NGN's seven tips for ethical volunteering:

Metal on Thai Beach Likely to Be Rocket, Not Plane Part A Japanese rocket maker said Monday that a large piece of metal that washed up on a beach in Thailand is likely part of a rocket launched by Japan, not a missing Malaysian plane. The discovery of the metal sparked speculation that it might be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared almost two years ago. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said the metal piece is "highly likely" to be part of a Japanese H-IIA or H-IIB rocket that was launched from southern Japan, based on an initial examination of photos and videos of the object. Company spokeswoman Sayo Suwashita said officials are trying to determine which rocket and its launch date. Rocket debris falls into the ocean after every launch, and most is collected but sometimes pieces can be found some distance from the launch site, including in foreign waters, she said.

Why is the Catholic church moving away from just war theory? The Catholic church's ongoing move away from the just war theory as "settled teaching" to a more expansive call to proactive peacemaking has been made clear in a global conference scheduled for April 11-13 in Rome. Sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Pax Christi International, the conference, "Nonviolence and Just Peace: Contributing to the Catholic Understanding of and Commitment to Nonviolence," is gathering educators and activists from all over the world, particularly from the global South. The precise purpose of the conference is to more fully develop a vision of nonviolence and just peace for the Catholic church. Five reasons underlie this pivot to a positive vision of peace and a point of view that goes well beyond the just war theory:

Here's Everything That Could Go Wrong in 2016 On a clear March night in Iraq, the desert plain of the Faw peninsula and a Kurdish village near Syria and Turkey go up in flames. The next morning, Islamic State claims responsibility for the destruction of the country’s major oil pipelines. The world immediately loses 3.5 million barrels of daily exports.

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