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Moving through life’s assembly line

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From the time we are conceived until the moment we die, we are all products - moving through life's assembly line. (Public domain photo)

Love is often not entirely explainable and may seem quite random, and therein lies its power… to somehow stall the machine, though never quite break it.

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5 things I hate about Hong Kong

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A Hong Kong resident tells us why life for him in the hyped up city is far from fab.

“As a local, I was born and grew up here. Part of me always feels bewildered about the positive comments uttered from the mouths of tourists about this overcrowded city.”

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Theresa May, the DUP and right-wing extremism

in Opinion/Politics by
Opinion piece on Theresa May's proposed deal with the Northern Irish DUP, a far right-wing party, for a coalition government.

The irony of the situation we see today is that the party helping Theresa May fulfil her Brexit promises conforms in several ways to the definition of right-wing extremism from the Verfassungsschutz.

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Media repression series: Ukraine calling

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Yevhen Hershov writes about media repression in Ukraine in the 2010s; published as part of a LeipGlo series on the theme.

How much has Ukraine really changed after Euromaidan? We hear from a young Ukrainian studying media, society and international relations at Leipzig and Wroclaw universities.

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Stellenbosch’s fortified mental juice

in Society/Travel by
Stellenbosch has been a fascinating place to spend a study period - for both its pretty and ugly bits. And of course, for the wine.

Did they put something in my wine? Cuz words are just pouring out of me.

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The touristy and the macabre in Key West

in History/Travel by
Sunset in Key West.

A city of alcoholic sippy cups and doll houses, ruled by a scary doll, Hemingway and hurricanes.

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