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Elian Peltier
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 10, 2022
African tributes to queen are tempered by Britain’s bloody colonial past
Among a younger generation of Africans growing up in a post-colonial world, some lamented that the queen never faced up to the grim aftermath of colonialism and empire.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 11, 2022
In metropolis of 5.5 million, rainforest is a lifeline and a junkyard
After losing about 85% of its forest cover over the past 60 years, Ivory Coast has vowed to protect what remains and to reforest as much as it can.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 1, 2022
‘The killings didn’t stop’: In Mali, a massacre with a Russian footprint
Witnesses and analysts say the death toll was between 300 and 400 by their most conservative estimates, with most of the victims civilians.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 15, 2022
Denmark, overflowing with virus cases, embraces a ‘bring it on’ attitude
The government said this month it would no longer consider COVID-19 a 'socially critical disease” and dropped all restrictions, including a mask mandate in closed spaces.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 5, 2021
In Iceland, 18,000 earthquakes over days signal possible eruption on horizon
Volcanoes in southwestern Iceland have been quiet for 800 years, but the period of rest may soon be over: More than 18,000 earthquakes have shaken the area in just over a week, leading scientists to believe that an eruption could be imminent.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 18, 2020
Denmark toughens rape law to include sex without explicit consent
In order to bring a rape charge, the law previously required proof of violence, threat or evidence that the victim was unable to fend off the assault.

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