Cholera Outbreak in Haiti Following 2010 January Earthquake

The January 2010 earthquake on the Caribbean island of Haiti left vast swaths of the country devastated. VICE News reporter Sebastian Walker traveled to the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince in 2010 to cover the effects of the devastation caused by the earthquake but was compelled to extend his stay. During his stay a cholera outbreak caused […]

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Science & Technology

Republic of Korea Successfully Launches Naro Space Rocket

South Korea successfully launched its first-ever space rocket, the Naro, according to Lee Ju-ho, minister of education, science and technology.   The Korea Aerospace Research Institute announced the Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) – or Naro – deployed its payload, the Science and Technology Satellite-2C and placed it into orbit above the Earth.   South Korea’s 2009 and […]

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Video Game Music

Temple of Drifting Sands, NieR Gestalt & NieR Replicant (Original Soundtrack)

Composed by Keiichi Okabe, 2010’s NiER from Square Enix is one of the finer examples of the type of quality soundtrack one expects to hear on a Japanese game. Ethereal echoing voices and sonorous vocals help convey the sentiment of wandering through a vast and lonely desert. The ability to paint images in the mind with […]

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North Korea News Today

The Spectre of Juche: Is North Korea Capable of True Reform?

As his first year as Supreme Leader concludes, analysts have an overall mixed reaction to Kim Jong-un’s style of leadership. Promises of economic reform, innovations in propaganda that has made it more outward facing in nature, and the introduction of a first family with his marriage to Ri Sol-ju are just three of the highlights of the newest Kim’s first year. While the […]

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