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You are what you speak — how Europe is using language analysis to designate refugees


There's been many news accounts recently about refugees from other parts of the world trying to pass as Syrian. Countries in the EU have outsourced language tests/analysis of refugees to determine whether their origin is what they say it is. However, it's much more complicated then just knowing a certain vocabulary.

Conflict & Justice

Purvi Patel's legal team attacks evidence behind her controversial conviction for feticide, child neglect


In a case that caught the world's attention earlier this year, a jury convicted 34-year-old Purvi Patel and sentenced her to 46 years in prison — of which she's currently serving 20. The jurors in South Bend, Indiana, found her guilty of both feticide — fatally harming her unborn child — and child neglect, leaving the child to die after birth. In filing an appeal, her new legal team says there's not enough evidence to justify that conviction, and that her charges should be reversed.

Lifestyle & Belief

A lynch mob killed a man in India — after rumors he ate beef

Earlier this week, there was news of a gruesome murder in a village in northern India. A 50-year-old Muslim man named Mohammed Akhlaq was killed by a lynch mob. The reported motive? Rumors that his family had been storing and consuming beef at home, angering Hindus in the village. The cow is considered a sacred animal by many Hindus. It's a case which has shocked much of India.