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By: Anthony Kuhn
Date: June 11th 2016
Source: NPR.org

On a busy Taipei street corner, students in tribal tunics, bare feet and temporary facial tattoos are taking part in an impromptu ceremony.

The students, aboriginals at National Taiwan University, line up and shout out their names and the names of their tribes. Recounting their hardships, some of them weep.

Global

By: Ellen Wulfhorst
Date: June 10th 2016
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dangerously weak planning is leading to unchecked urban sprawl, leaving new city dwellers far from transportation and services, United Nations experts said.

A photograph taken during the filming of Colombia's Best Foreign Language Film nominee "Embrace of the Serpent" shows Nilbio Torres as a younger Karamakate. Picture: Andres Cordoba
Colombia

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
Author: Matthew Ponsford
Picture: Andres Cordoba; A photograph taken during the filming of Colombia's Best Foreign Language Film nominee "Embrace of the Serpent" shows Antonio Bolivar as the protagonist Karamakate, the last surviving member of an Colombian Amazonian tribe. 
Editing by Paola Totaro.
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