After 50 derailed train cars in the U.S. Midwestern state of Ohio caused an explosive fire that led to the release of toxic fumes into the air, workers argue corporate cost-cutting was the culprit. Peoples Dispatch reports.
At least eight people were killed by UN forces in the North Kivu province on February 7. The Democratic Republic of Congo is witnessing renewed protests against the UN peacekeeping mission (MONUSCO) and the East African Community (EAC) regional forces. Tanupriya Singh reports for Peoples Dispatch.
About 11,000 people have been reported dead in Turkey and Syria, and thousands more are injured, after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit on February 6. Peoples Dispatch reports.
Trafficking of adults and children has become rampant as a war rages in Cameroon between the Francophone government and Anglophone forces. Philip Obaji, Jr., reports from Mamfe, Cameroon.
Protesters accuse Atlanta officials of lying about an alleged "compromise" over the construction of a $90 million, 85-acre police-training facility activists have dubbed "Cop City." The city of Atlanta and DeKalb County reportedly have reached an agreement regarding permitting issues that had previously slowed their plans build in the middle of a forest in unincorporated DeKalb County, southeast of Atlanta. Ryan Fatica reports for Unicorn Riot.
Adalah, the legal center for Arab minority rights in Israel, on January 30, filed an objection to the U.S. move to build its new embassy in Jerusalem on land stolen by Israel from its original Palestinian owners. It called for the immediate cancellation of the plan. Peoples Dispatch reports.