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Ruaha National Park in Tanzania may seem like a world away from Wisconsin. But Wauwatosa-native BenJee Cascio calls both of these places home.

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It has been 25 years since the genocide in Rwanda, in which the ruling Hutu majority government slaughtered as many as one million Tutsi people. By most measures, life in Rwanda is vastly different today, as a full generation has been born since the end of the civil war hostilities there.

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March 29 was supposed to be the day Britain would leave the European Union, or what's known as Brexit. But the deadline has been pushed back to next week, amid legislative wrangling over a deal that would govern how Brexit would work. Eight different options were debated and ultimately rejected by parliament last week.

Political analysts say the odds are not good for the options being debated this week, either. And so again, the U.K. could face a situation in which Brexit happens with no deal in place, or the deadline could be pushed back again.

Editor's note: This piece was originally published on Sept. 27, 2018.

The website, Atlas Obscura, takes visitors to exotic and unusual sites around the world. It connects travelers with other would-be travelers, and features unique tourist destinations in all corners of the globe (15,000 attractions, at last count). 

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To many of us, the South Pacific seems like a slice of paradise: gentle trade winds, crystal clear water, lovely beaches. And that’s actually a pretty accurate picture of the Pacific, or at least it was, until around 1950.

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The Italian Ambassador to the United States, Claudio Bisogniero, made a quiet visit to the Milwaukee Art Museum late Monday afternoon.

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An expert in global nuclear disarmament says we are making great progress in reducing the numbers of atomic weapons globally, but we still have a long way to go to get the number to zero.

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Could a molecule composed of one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms ignite Armageddon?

Russia President Vladimir Putin has sent troops into Crimea, and is pressing a referendum later this month to confirm separation of the region from Ukraine.

ESSAY: Good World News for the New Year

Jan 29, 2014

"Nattering nabobs of negativism" is probably the most enduring of the many alliterative pronouncements of Spiro Agnew, Vice President in the Nixon administration until forced to resign because of corruption.

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It's still early January and already it's been a busy year on the international news front.

Former Nigerian President Visits UWM to Build Educational Partnership

Dec 19, 2013
Bonnie North

Former President of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was in Milwaukee this week, his second visit in an effort to forge a collaborative educational effort with UW-Milwaukee.

Amy Tan

Human trafficking and the sex trades are modern-day tragedies, but writer Amy Tan finds tragedy, as well as hope and redemption, in the upscale brothels of early 20th Century Shanghai. 

Aid Trickles into Devastated Philippines

Nov 14, 2013
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The United Nations says the typhoon that struck the Philippines has killed 4,460, a number confirmed by government officials.

Ambassador: U.S. Could Take Economic Lessons from Iceland

Nov 12, 2013
Luis Arreaga

Like its American ally, Iceland has been recovering from a devastating economic situation in the last several years.

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