Timeline Snapshot 2016-05-07

Demonstrators take part in a protest against a plan to restrict access through the Brenner Pass between Italy and Austria, in Brenner, Italy, May 7, 2016. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler

When members of the European Union first declared their intentions to take in refugees of the conflict in Syria, their plans were celebrated for being humane solutions to a humanitarian problem. They may have anticipated some of the difficulties in housing so many new families, and guiding them toward productive lives. Apparently they did not anticipate the cultural clashes, or the rise in criminal behavior.

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Timeline Snapshot 2016-05-05

Students from Fort McMurray Composite High School are released early as wildfire burns nearby in Fort McMurray, Alberta May 3, 2016

Mankind is at least partly responsible for changes in nature. In turn, nature is responsible for changes in people’s behavior.
People react to things that endanger their lives. The reaction to the Zika virus has been to do research to understand the virus. Understanding the virus enables researchers with ways to wipe it out.

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Timeline Snapshot 2016-05-03

Watching Cruise Ship Approach Havana

In today’s snapshot; A band from Niger performs with a message to bring their country together. Migrant workers in Taiwan stand up and protest the cause and effects of dead fish. For the first time in 40 years, a cruise ship set sail from Miami and docked in Cuba. And Freedom of the Press Day becomes a weighty issue in countries where such freedoms are routinely challenged.

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