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   <li><strong>China clampdown on criticism of Xi plan</strong> <b>—</b> China's <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-china-politics/china-sets-stage-for-president-xi-jinping-to-stay-in-office-indefinitely-idUKKCN1G9072">move to remove presidential term limits</a>, which could allow President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely, has sparked a social media backlash on Chinese blogging site Weibo, with some users comparing it to the authoritarian rule of North Korea. Many users turned to memes to protest the plan. China clamped down by removing the comments and blocking the search term "two term limit" on Sunday. (Help us expand on this story <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/02/25/china/chinas-communist-party-proposes-eliminating-presidential-limits/51754/">here.</a>)</li>
<li><strong>Supreme Court says Trump must maintain "Dreamers" protections</strong> — President Donald J. Trump's plans to end protections for so-called "Dreamers" (immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children) were <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-court-immigration/u-s-supreme-court-rejects-trump-over-dreamers-immigrants-idUKKCN1GA1UU">dealt a blow by the Supreme Court</a>. The court refused to hear an appeal from Trump's government after a federal court <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-immigration-ruling/u-s-judge-blocks-trump-move-to-end-daca-programme-for-immigrants-idUKKBN1EZ0AP">temporarily blocked its plans</a> to repeal Obama-era protections on January 9. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is estimated to cover hundreds of thousands of people, and was due to be phased out from March under the Trump administration's plans.</li>  <li><strong>Supreme Court says Trump must maintain "Dreamers" protections</strong> — President Donald J. Trump's plans to end protections for so-called "Dreamers" (immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children) were <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-court-immigration/u-s-supreme-court-rejects-trump-over-dreamers-immigrants-idUKKCN1GA1UU">dealt a blow by the Supreme Court</a>. The court refused to hear an appeal from Trump's government after a federal court <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-immigration-ruling/u-s-judge-blocks-trump-move-to-end-daca-programme-for-immigrants-idUKKBN1EZ0AP">temporarily blocked its plans</a> to repeal Obama-era protections on January 9. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is estimated to cover hundreds of thousands of people, and was due to be phased out from March under the Trump administration's plans.</li>
<li><strong>Syria urged to implement ceasefire</strong> — U.N. Secretary General António Guterres <a href="http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=22703&amp;LangID=E">called on</a> the Syrian government to implement a 30-day ceasefire after violence continued in the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Ghouta. The Security Council <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/02/24/current_affairs/un-calls-for-syria-ceasefire-airlines-cut-ties-with-nra/48989/">unanimously voted</a> to demand a ceasefire on February 24, but this was followed by further<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-43195707"> reports of bombing</a> by the Syrian air force. The volunteer organisation known as the "white helmets" that operates in rebel-held areas <a href="https://twitter.com/SyriaCivilDef/status/967858288690913281">also said on twitter</a> that civilians had been subjected to chemical weapons.</li>  <li><strong>Police say Slovakian journalist likely killed due to his work</strong> -  The death of a Slovakian journalist <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-slovakia-crime/police-suspect-slovak-investigative-journalist-murdered-for-his-work-idUSKCN1GA0Y5">appears to be linked to his investigative work</a>, according to police. Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend were found shot dead on February 25. On February 26, Prime Minister Robert Fico said that if it is proven that Kuciak was killed due to his work it would constitute an "unprecedented attack on freedom of speech and democracy in Slovakia.” Kuciak reported on tax fraud and real estate businesses with links to the government. The International Press Institute <a href="https://ipi.media/ipi-condemns-murder-of-slovak-journalist-and-girlfriend/">called the deaths</a>, which follow the <a href="https://www.apnews.com/ce407e3828a240d9b068a601cb0b0de0/Maltese-court-charges-3-with-murder-of-journalist,-7-on-bail">killing of Maltese investigative journalist</a> Daphne Caruana Galizia in October 2017, "a terrible sign for journalism in the EU."</li>
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<li><strong>China clampdown on criticism of Xi plan</strong> <b>—</b> China's <a href="https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-china-politics/china-sets-stage-for-president-xi-jinping-to-stay-in-office-indefinitely-idUKKCN1G9072">move to remove presidential term limits</a>, which could allow President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely, has sparked a social media backlash on Chinese blogging site Weibo, with some users comparing it to the authoritarian rule of North Korea. Many users turned to memes to protest the plan. China clamped down by removing the comments and blocking the search term "two term limit" on Sunday. (Help us expand on this story <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/02/25/china/chinas-communist-party-proposes-eliminating-presidential-limits/51754/">here.</a>)</li>  <li><strong>Syria urged to implement ceasefire</strong> — U.N. Secretary General António Guterres <a href="http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=22703&amp;LangID=E">called on</a> the Syrian government to implement a 30-day ceasefire after violence continued in the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Ghouta. The Security Council <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/02/24/current_affairs/un-calls-for-syria-ceasefire-airlines-cut-ties-with-nra/48989/">unanimously voted</a> to demand a ceasefire on February 24, but this was followed by further<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-43195707"> reports of bombing</a> by the Syrian air force. The volunteer organisation known as the "white helmets" that operates in rebel-held areas <a href="https://twitter.com/SyriaCivilDef/status/967858288690913281">also said on twitter</a> that civilians had been subjected to chemical weapons. (Read more: <a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/02/21/syria/latest-urban-warfare-in-syria-matches-pattern-of-indiscriminate-attacks/50768/">Damascus urban warfare matches pattern of "indiscriminate" attacks</a>).</li>
<li><strong>U.S. says NK talks will depend on ending nuclear program –</strong> The White House says any offer of <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-sanctions/white-house-talks-with-north-korea-must-lead-to-ending-nuclear-program-idUSKCN1G907Q">talks with North Korea</a> must lead to efforts by Pyongyang to de-nuclearize and terminate the country's nuclear program. Senior North Korean officials visiting South Korea for talks with President Moon Jae-in on Sunday expressed a willingness to engage in talks with the United States. “We will see if Pyongyang’s message today, that it is willing to hold talks, represents the first steps along the path to denuclearization,” the <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-press-secretary-denuclearization-korean-peninsula/">White House said</a> in a statement.</li>  <li><strong>U.S. says NK talks will depend on ending nuclear program –</strong> The White House says any offer of <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2018-northkorea-sanctions/white-house-talks-with-north-korea-must-lead-to-ending-nuclear-program-idUSKCN1G907Q">talks with North Korea</a> must lead to efforts by Pyongyang to de-nuclearize and terminate the country's nuclear program. Senior North Korean officials visiting South Korea for talks with President Moon Jae-in on Sunday expressed a willingness to engage in talks with the United States. “We will see if Pyongyang’s message today, that it is willing to hold talks, represents the first steps along the path to denuclearization,” the <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-press-secretary-denuclearization-korean-peninsula/">White House said</a> in a statement.</li>
<li><strong>110 girls confirmed missing after Boko Haram attack –</strong> Nigeria confirmed that 110 girls are <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-says-110-girls-unaccounted-for-after-boko-haram-attack-idUSKCN1G90Q3">missing from a school in northeast Nigeria</a> one week after a suspected attack by Boko Haram militants. Reuters reports that it may be one of the largest abductions since the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chibok_schoolgirls_kidnapping">Chibok kidnappings</a> of 2014. The Islamist militant group attained global attention after abducting more than 270 schoolgirls from the town. That incident led to a high-profile social media campaign "<a href="http://www.bringbackourgirls.ng/">Bring Back Our Girls."</a></li>  <li><strong>110 girls confirmed missing after Boko Haram attack –</strong> Nigeria confirmed that 110 girls are <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-security/nigeria-says-110-girls-unaccounted-for-after-boko-haram-attack-idUSKCN1G90Q3">missing from a school in northeast Nigeria</a> one week after a suspected attack by Boko Haram militants. Reuters reports that it may be one of the largest abductions since the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chibok_schoolgirls_kidnapping">Chibok kidnappings</a> of 2014. The Islamist militant group attained global attention after abducting more than 270 schoolgirls from the town. That incident led to a high-profile social media campaign "<a href="http://www.bringbackourgirls.ng/">Bring Back Our Girls."</a></li>
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<li>After another school shooting what do people need to know about gun ownership in the United States? Help<a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/02/22/wikiproject/gun-ownership-in-america/51093/"> contribute to this project</a> on gun control – tell us the story of American gun ownership and why little has changed following the Florida shooting, the<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Las_Vegas_shooting" rel="external"> Las Vegas </a>massacre, or <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Hook_Elementary_School_shooting" rel="external">Sandy Hook</a>.</li>  <li>After another school shooting what do people need to know about gun ownership in the United States? Help<a href="https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2018/02/22/wikiproject/gun-ownership-in-america/51093/"> contribute to this project</a> on gun control – tell us the story of American gun ownership and why little has changed following the Florida shooting, the<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Las_Vegas_shooting" rel="external"> Las Vegas </a>massacre, or <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Hook_Elementary_School_shooting" rel="external">Sandy Hook</a>.</li>
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<li>For generations, fishermen in Amuay, Venezuela, have fished to feed their families. But an oil plant that is part of the largest refinery complex in Venezuela, has from time to time spewed contaminants into the bay and the adjoining Caribbean Sea. <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/25/world/americas/venezuela-fishermen-pdvsa.html">As the<em> New York Times</em> reports</a>, the trend threatening the livelihood of families living in this poor fishing village of several thousand on the country’s northwest coast. – <em>Charles Anderson</em></li>  <li>For generations, fishermen in Amuay, Venezuela, have fished to feed their families. But an oil plant that is part of the largest refinery complex in Venezuela, has from time to time spewed contaminants into the bay and the adjoining Caribbean Sea. <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/25/world/americas/venezuela-fishermen-pdvsa.html">As the<em> New York Times</em> reports</a>, the trend threatening the livelihood of families living in this poor fishing village of several thousand on the country’s northwest coast. – <em>Charles Anderson</em></li>
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