Speak, Calliope

Poet Mustafa al-Trabelsi penned eerily prescient lines in the days before he would die in a flood in the city of Derna, on eastern Libya’s Mediterranean coast. “The rain /Exposes the drenched streets, /the cheating contractor, /and the failed state,” he wrote after attending a public...

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The Dragging Feet

The Guatemalan government resumed its presidential transition with representatives of President-elect Bernardo Arévalo this week, a move that comes after weeks of disputes and controversy following Arévalo’s landslide victory in an August run-off, Reuters reported. Arévalo won Guatemala’s presidential elections on promises to root out corruption...

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Worrisome Pattern

Indian police raided the homes of journalists linked to an independent news outlet critical of the government – and accused of spreading Chinese propaganda – a move that has sparked concern over eroding press freedoms in the world’s largest democracy, CNN reported. The raids targeted reporters,...

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Extreme Pathogen

Scientists recently discovered a new virus in the deepest part of the Earth’s oceans, Euronews reported. The pathogen was located in sediment taken more than 29,000 feet underwater in the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench – considered the planet’s deepest location, researchers wrote. The Mariana Trench’s lowest point...

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