Nearly 80 Thousand Migrants Arrived in Europe by Sea in H1 2014
Nearly 80,000 migrants have taken dangerous boat journeys across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in 2014, an increase of 60% compared to the entire 2013. A total of 800 people have died this year alone trying to reach Europe, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) reports. More than 260 people have died or have been reported missing as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea towards Europe over the ...
‘Drunktown's Finest,’ ‘The Circle’ Win Top Outfest Awards
Sydney Freeland's narrative feature “Drunktown's Finest” and Stefan Haupt's documentary “The Circle” have won the top jury awards at the 2014 Outfest, organizers announced on Sunday, as the 11-day Los Angeles festival devoted to LGBT stories came to an end.
While air travel has become progressively less exclusive, rail is edging back towards the prestige it once had. But it has had a chequered historical and cultural past.
Posted: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 1:20 pm, Fri Jul 11, 2014. Rangina represents Kandahar Treasure, a cooperative of embroiderers creating unique traditional work inspired by Islamic geometric shapes and hand-embroidered on fabric.
Nancy Scheper-Hughes, organ detective
Tracking the organ trade, the UC Berkeley anthropologist visited African and South American dialysis units, organ banks, police morgues and hospitals. She interviewed surgeons, patient’s rights activists, pathologists, nephrologists, and nurses. So why aren’t more people listening to her? (From the Pacific Standard .)