(10) Around the World 8/17
Asylum seekers arriving by boat to Australia will again be locked up in detention centers on the Pacific island nations of Nauru and Papua New Guinea.
Australia's upper house voted on Thursday in favor of detaining asylum seekers to deter them from risking their lives to reach Australia.
Since 2001, hundreds of refugees have died at sea while traveling to Australia from Indonesia.
Gold mining in South America is notorious for being toxic and dangerous work, but in Colombia's Santa Fe de Antioquia, miners use indigenous techniques to protect the environment.
According to local jewellers, miners and jewellers have signed a pact to not use chemicals in their gold-making process.
As such, jewellers often melt down the gold before braiding it into threads to create adornments or jewellery.
A Vietnamese student poses at a park in Hanoi wearing a dress made of lettuce leaves.
She is part of a protest staged by the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that urges people to go vegetarian and draws attention to the suffering of animals that are raised and killed for food.
Vegetarianism is common among Buddhist practitioners in Vietnam, but meat remains the most popular source of nutrition for most people.
Park So-jung, Arirang News
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