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This week in history: International Literacy Day at half-century mark

UNESCO is celebrating the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day under the banner "Reading the Past, Writing the Future."

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Senate votes to slash minimum wage for youth in Puerto Rico

"Over the last five years alone, more than 150 public schools have been shut down and the childhood poverty rate in Puerto Rico is now 58 percent."

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Turkey: 30 young socialists massacred in Suruç suicide bombing

The attack in the southern city of Suruç targeted a gathering of 300 Socialist Youth Associations Federation (SGDF) members from Istanbul.

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U.S. covert operation against Cuban youth condemned

 USAID hired young people from Peru, Costa Rica, and Venezuela to pose as tourists in Cuba to befriend young Cubans and try to convert them into anti-government activists.

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Quito youth meet continues world festival tradition

Just hours after the passing of Nelson Mandela in December, over 8,000 youth from around the globe began gathering at the 18th World Festival of Youth and Students in Quito, Ecuador.

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Labor a big part of protests in 77 Turkish cities

The Istanbul Gezi Park protests have been coordinated by a broad coalition called "Taksim Solidarity," which is composed of 117 different constituent groups, including trade unions.

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Pakistan rallies around Malala Yousafzai

The 15-year-old Pakistani woman gravely wounded in a Taliban attack, has come to symbolize a broadening struggle in that country, against the extremist views the Taliban seeks to enforce there.

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Quebec students continue strike vs. tuition hike

Student leaders vowed to continue their campaign of peaceful protest, dubbed by some as the "Maple Spring."

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What's behind savage beatings, killings of metal fans?

In what appears to be part of a recent uptick in prejudicial attacks on the heavy metal community, 16 year-old metal fan Ben Moores was brutally kicked and beaten by a gang in Lancashire, England.

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Weeklong "Occupy Nigeria" strike wins victory

A weeklong nationwide strike resulted in a victory for Nigerians as the government on Monday agreed to partially restore a popular fuel subsidy.

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