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World's Not Becoming Melting Pot (Interactive Infographic)

The Global Flow of People. (Photo courtesy of Nikola Sander, Guy J Abel, and Ramon Bauer, Vienna Institute of Demography, Austria)
The Global Flow of People. (Photo courtesy of Nikola Sander, Guy J Abel, and Ramon Bauer, Vienna Institute of Demography, Austria)

Did you know that 50 percent less people were emigrating from Mexico than from Bangladesh? Or that five times more people moved into Russia than...




  • An undated file photo shows US missionary, Reverend Phyllis Sortor, 87, of the Free Methodist Church, who was kidnapped on February 24, 2015 by unknown gunmen in the village of Emiworo village in the Ajaokuta district of Kogi State in Central Nigeria. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Nigeria Kidnappers of American Missionary Phyllis Sortor Demand Ransom

    ABUJA, Nigeria—The armed men who abducted an American missionary earlier this week in southern Nigeria have demanded a ransom of nearly $300,000, police said Wednesday... Read more

  • Fighters from the Islamic State group parade in a commandeered Iraqi security forces armored vehicle down a main road at the northern city of Mosul, Iraq. Islamic State militants have abducted at least 70 Assyrian Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, two activist groups said Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP)

    Fate of Abducted Christians Unclear, Syria Clashes Continue

    BEIRUT—Islamic State group militants have moved a large group of Christian hostages to a city they control in northeastern Syria, while they continue to battle... Read more

  • Salvador, Bahia, Brazil: Tiago Leonardo Alves Muniz, 30, Teacher: Yes, the methodology of the Community School Luiza Mahin in Salvador-Bahia, where I was a student, and today I am a teacher, has been developing these extracurricular issues in adaptations—working with racial prejudice, the need for interpersonal and intrapersonal relationship, using the technologies of information in improving knowledge—through educational learning and focusing on reading, writing, and following the evolution of the planet Earth.

    Global Q&A: ‘In your country, are children being educated to adjust to life in an ever-changing world?’

    Advances in methodology, technology in schools, and development of social skills are helping prepare children for a changing society. This is what Epoch Times reporters... Read more

  • (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Report Says ‘2,500 Tons Of Fake Food’ Seized Across the World

    Thousands upon thousands of pounds of horse meat hamburgers, as well as “counterfeit” mozzarella, strawberries, eggs, and dried fruit and thousands of gallons of alcohol laden... Read more

  • Ukrainian troops guard a roadblock between the towns of Vuhlehirsk and Debaltseve, Ukraine on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, as a convoy of buses travel to evacuate civilians caught in the crossfire of fighting between government troops and Russian-backed separatists. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Holland are set to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on Friday, one day after discussing peace proposals for Ukraine's conflict with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    Ukraine Truce Failing; French, German Leaders Try to Save It

    PARIS— The French president says he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have spoken with the leaders of Ukraine and Russia about the cease-fire that has... Read more

  • Michael Barone at CPAC in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 20, 2010. (Gage Skidmore)

    Why Michael Barone Isn’t Betting on a Climate Agreement in Paris

    Last week the UN published an encouraging announcement of the tentative text for the Paris climate change agreement negotiated by 194 nations during the February Geneva... Read more

  • A man stands in front an ATM machine which is out of order, on November 26, 2014 in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. (ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

    How Hackers Stole $1 Billion Dollars From Banks, ATMs Across the Globe

    A group of cyber-criminals stole as much as $1 billion dollars from over 100 financial institutions over 2 years via a phishing campaign targeting bank... Read more

  • Lima, Perú: Lauretta Luci, 56, Poet: The first step I would take if mayor of my city would be to work in favor of culture and education, and work more with young people and children. People have to learn to reason, develop more critical thinking. Currently, I see none of that. We should all know our rights and fulfill our obligations. There should be a "culture of debate." Society has to improve—talk more, be less discriminative, and less competitive. People fight against each other, instead of finding harmony. That’s why it is important to work with young people.

    Global Q&A: ‘If you were mayor of your city, what one measure would you take to improve the welfare of your people?’

    To invest in education and health care, improve job opportunities and the justice system, are important measures for a mayor to take to improve the... Read more

  • This June 2013 photo shows a desert sun casting a shadow of a three-camel caravan on the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, Morocco, at the edge of the Saharan desert. The route from Marrakech, Morocco, to the Saharan desert follows one of Africa’s most mythic and historic trading routes: the road to Timbuktu, lined with centuries-old castles, oases and the occasional camel-crossing road warning. (AP Photo/Giovanna Dell’Orto)

    ‘Timbuktu,’ an Oscar Nominee, Explores Islamic Extremism

    JOHANNESBURG— An Islamic extremist can’t summon the necessary fervor while making a video hailing the jihadi cause in a scene from “Timbuktu,” an Oscar nominee... Read more

  • In this file photo taken Tuesday Nov. 27, 2012, Congolese M23 rebel fighters detain a man they suspect to be an FDLR (Force Democratique de Liberation du Rwanda) rebel returning from an incursion into Rwanda Near Kibumba, north of Goma. The Congolese government says it’s only a matter of time before it launches a military offensive against a rebel group that has threatened the country’s east for more than two decades. In an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, presidential adviser Seraphin Ngwej hinted that military action against the FDLR was imminent. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

    Congo President Condemns UN Withdrawal From Anti-Rebel Mission

    KINSHASA, Congo—Congo’s president on Sunday condemned a decision by the United Nations to withdraw its support from a joint military offensive against a rebel group... Read more

  • Russia Police Detain Opposition Leader Navalny for Passing out Pamphlets

    MOSCOW—Moscow police have detained anti-corruption campaigner and leading opposition figure Alexei Navalny as he and supporters were handing out leaflets in the subway. Navalny’s spokeswoman... Read more

  • This April 22, 2014, photo shows an employment application form on a table during a job fair at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, N.Y. The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week on Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Unemployment Kills: 45,000 Suicides Each Year Linked to Joblessness, Study Says

    A study has found that 45,000 people, or 20 percent, of all suicides around the world each year are associated with being unemployed. The study,... Read more

  • Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, on February 13, 2014. (MIKHAIL METZEL/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Moment When Vladimir Putin Gave an AK-47 to Egypt’s Leader

    Russian President Vladimir Putin gave an AK-47 assault rifle to Egypt’s leader during a ceremony on Tuesday, according to reports. Putin was visiting Cairo, and... Read more

  • An Egyptian man covers his face as he walks on a bridge during a sandstorm in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's Cairo International Airport briefly closed to arrivals Tuesday as a sandstorm descended over the country that also disrupted traffic at other airfields and seaports, officials said on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Sandstorm Hits Israel, Sends Sea Waves Tearing Into Beirut

    A Mideast sandstorm roared into Israel and Lebanon on Wednesday, causing the worst Israeli air pollution in years and sending powerful waves tearing into Beirut’s... Read more

  • President Barack Obama during in the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    President Obama’s Climate Change Goals: Whose Goals Are They Anyway?

    “So that’s my plan. The actions I’ve announced today should send a strong signal to the world that America intends to take bold action to reduce... Read more

  • A US Navy F-18E Super Hornet supporting operations against the militant Islamic State group, leaves after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq, on Oct. 4, 2014. US-led airstrikes and Iranian aid have helped Iraqi troops, militiamen and Kurdish fighters take back bits around Islamic State-held territory, but recapturing it all remains far out of reach for this country held hostage. (AP Photo/US Air Force, Shawn Nickel)

    Emirates Launches Airstrikes From Jordan on IS Targets

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—The United Arab Emirates launched airstrikes Tuesday against the Islamic State group from an air base in Jordan, marking its return to... Read more


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