Articles by Julia Gho

Julia Gho

Julia Gho is a Chimes staff writer for the 2012-13 school year.

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IMF restores relationship with Somalia despite persistent security issues

After a 22-year break, the International Monetary Fund has finally recognized the government of Somalia. The IMF stated,...

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Suicide rates high among South Korean elderly

In South Korea, the traditional concept of filial duty has begun to fade. Many families feel less inclined to take care ...

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Effects of Japanese tsunami still clear two years later

Two years ago, Japan was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, which was followed by a tsunami. Now, two years later...

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Chinese authorities’ first public reference to “cancer villages” raises concern on pollution levels

After a number of implicit claims and rumors, China’s environmental authority has finally acknowledged the existence o...

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Hindu religious festival Kumbh Mela brings millions to the Ganges

Kumbh Mela, an Indian festival, is the largest gathering of people for a religious purpose. Almost 80 million people are...

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Fighting in Mali displaces thousands

Tens of thousands of people have been displaced due to the fighting going on in the northern territories of Mali between...

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Awareness grows for women’s rights in India

Recently, there has been increase in sexual assaults against women on public transport in India. Although India goes thr...

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M23 rebels displace thousands of people in eastern DRC

The fierce fighting of the M23 rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is the most serious since July. The rebels...

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54 percent of Puerto Ricans support change from current status

Puerto Rico is not a U.S. state — it is a Commonwealth. Although the U.S. Congress has local responsibility over Puert...

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Campaigns see Latino voters as deciders in three key states

For the current election, campaigns see Latino voters as deciders in three key states: Colorado, Florida and Nevada. In ...