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India: Sexist comments make rape victims’ trauma worse

India: Sexist comments make rape victims’ trauma worse

Dec 15, New Delhi: Referring to the December 16 Delhi gangrape, President Pranab Mukherjee’s son and Congress’ sitting Member of Parliament (MP) from Jangipur Abhijit Mukherjee earlier this year made a sexist comment that created a political storm and embarrassed his father. While speaking at an event in West Bengal, Abhijit said “dented and painted” […]

December 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
AAP leader likely to challenge Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha poll

AAP leader likely to challenge Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha poll

Dec 11, – After making an impressive debut in capital, AAP today said it will contest Lok Sabha elections with hints thrown that one of its leaders Kumar Vishwas contesting against Rahul Gandhi. AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal also appealed to “honest” people from all spheres and political parties, including Congress and BJP, to join the […]

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New protests at Egypt’s Al-Azhar university

New protests at Egypt’s Al-Azhar university

Dec 09, Cairo – Egyptian police fired tear gas Sunday in an attempt to disperse supporters of the country’s ousted Islamist president protesting at the dormitories of an Islamic university in Cairo. Students at Al-Azhar University hurled rocks at the police and tried to block traffic on a major thoroughfare outside the campus in eastern […]

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Pisa global exam 2013 rankings: East Asia on the rise

Pisa global exam 2013 rankings: East Asia on the rise

Dec 03, – Teens from East Asian nations have dominated a global exam that measures math, science and reading competencies. The 65 participating countries in the influential exam make up more than 80 percent of the global economy. With a special focus on mathematics, the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tested the maths, reading […]

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Philippines government defends response to Typhoon Haiyan

Philippines government defends response to Typhoon Haiyan

Nov 15, – The Philippines government has defended its efforts to deliver aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan, many of whom have still not received assistance. The UN puts the rising death toll at 4,460 amid disputed figures. Philippines Interior Secretary Mar Roxas admitted Friday that aid had been slow in the wake of Typhoon […]

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Toronto mayor admits he has bought illegal drugs

Toronto mayor admits he has bought illegal drugs

Nov 13, TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted during a heated City Council debate Wednesday that he bought illegal drugs in the past two years, but he firmly refused to step down even after nearly every councilor stood up to ask him to take a leave of absence. The mayor made the admission under […]

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Starved civilians flee besieged Damascus suburb

Starved civilians flee besieged Damascus suburb

Oct 29, – At least three of Damascus’s suburbs – Yarmouk, Eastern Ghouta and Muadhamiya – have been besieged by government forces for several months. Thousands of Syrian civilians have finally been allowed to leave the besieged Damascus suburb of Muadhamiya. The HRO-media correspondent, who was at the scene, describes a tide of desperate people […]

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Tony Blair’s daughter held at gunpoint in London robbery

Tony Blair’s daughter held at gunpoint in London robbery

Se p 19, – Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s barrister daughter Kathryn escaped unhurt after being held at gunpoint by robbers on a central London street. The 29-year-old came face to face with two muggers as she and her boyfriend were walking their dog on Monday night. The two men, one armed with a […]

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Flooding continues to devastate US state of Colorado

Flooding continues to devastate US state of Colorado

Sep 15, – Rescue operations are continuing in Colorado, where major flooding has displaced thousands. Hundreds of people remain unaccounted for across the western US state as new flash floods threaten more evacuations. Flooding from five days of unprecedented rainfall in the US state of Colorado has left thousands of people displaced and at least […]

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