Recommendation 1 from ‘Spiegel Online’

Article Name:Assad’s Cold Calculation: The Poison Gas War on the Syrian People

By: Hans Hoyng and Christoph Reuter

Evidence clearly suggests that Syria’s president has deployed chemical weapons.

Summary:

The crises in Syria is another one that shocks one to the core and rips apart one’s conscience: how can fellow human beings come to this level? Well, the games of power have ensured that dictators vanquish their own with the help of just about anything. Read this disturbing piece to know more about the Syrian crises.

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Learn Words from the article:

Scruples: Motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person’s thoughts and actions
Prelude: Something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
Indiscriminately: In a random manner
Brutal: Able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Global Mail’

Article Name:The Smugglers’ Prey

By: Eric Ellis

What does a Sri Lankan would-be asylum seeker look like?

Summary:

The Philosopher’s Beard is my favorite philosophy blog and the reason for that is pretty obvious: the quality of writing. I love to read the opinions of this man, though I may not agree with them all. The wisdom he brings to the table is immense and the analysis is the kinds you require for cracking CAT/GRE/GMAT RCs.

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Learn Words from the article:

Maimed: Having a part of the body crippled or disabled
Calamitous: (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
Itinerant: Traveling from place to place to work
Horrendous: Causing fear or dread or terror
Persecution: The act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)
Menacing: Threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
En route: On a route to some place

Recommendation 3 from ‘The Economist’

Article Name:How can you buy illegal drugs online?

By: DK

The Silk Road is, put simply, an online marketplace, located on a website hidden away from ordinary internet browsers.

Summary:

This is a stunning read, seriously. I never knew drugs could be bought online, and the mechanism explained in this article is truly ingenious. You would be super surprised to read this article and know that such a thing exists.

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Learn Words from the article:

Cryptography: The process or skill of communicating in or deciphering secret writings or cipher
Anonymous: Having no known name or identity or known source
Encrypting: Convert ordinary language into code

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