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Detention camps: Why Pak is silent about plight of Muslims in China

ISLAMABAD/JAKARTA: Hundreds of Muslims held a rally outside the Chinese embassy in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, on Friday to protest against the treatment of members of the mostly Muslim ethnic Uighur minority in China’s far western Xinjiang region. Up to 1 million ethnic Muslims in China’s Xinjiang region + are estimated to be detained in…

A Collection of Educational Rubrics for Teachers

Rubrics are teachers’ Swissknives. They can be used for a variety of purposes to achieve different educational goals. For instance, you can use them to make your grading easier and quicker, assess students performances, evaluate teaching objectives, guide your lesson planning, and many more. There are actually several good web tools that make it easy…

One climber’s pursuit of an unclimbed peak

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Fox River cleanup efforts reflect ‘a trend to celebrate,’ expert says

Nearly 20 years ago, the Fox River was listed as the seventh-most endangered waterway in the U.S., according to American Rivers, a national conservation group based in Washington.On Sunday, visitors to the Schweitzer Environmental Center in Dundee heard more about the condition of the river today during a 90-minute presentation about the “State of the…

Hot Slut Of The Day!

Wyler’s FruitSlush! If you regularly watched Saturday morning cartoons or children’s shows in the late-80s, then there’s a very good chance that you’ve already gotten a priest to exorcise the FruitFlush jingle from your brain. So if you don’t want the FruitFlush jingle to possess your mind all over again, do not press play on…

Mueller, Feds Probe Ukrainian Officials Who Attended Trump’s Inauguration: Report

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign has zeroed in on at least a dozen Ukrainian officials in politics and business who may have used Trump’s 2017 inauguration to advocate for pro-Russia policies and business deals, The New York Times reported Thursday. According to the report, various officials attended big-ticket events…

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