February 8, 2013 • 6:12 am
India’s troubles continue beyond its economic slump into its social fabric. The immense country is home to a huge portion of the world children and it’s laws do not seem up to the task of nurturing and protecting them. India is a society of hierarchy and class leaving many poor children at the mercy of those with privilege and power…
“Sexual abuse of children is “disturbingly common” in India, and the government’s response to it has fallen short, both in protecting children and in treating victims, Human Rights Watch said in a report released…”
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October 3, 2012 • 3:14 am
ON SEPTEMBER 12th a queue of stationary vehicles kilometres long blocked the coastal highway that leads out of Puerto Cabello. “Politics,” said a resident, wearily, by way of explanation.
The politics in question were taking place beside the entrance to the port city’s weed-infested airstrip. A small group of supporters was waiting to escort …
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September 28, 2012 • 2:36 pm
THE most humble day of my life,” is how Rupert Murdoch, the boss of News Corporation, described his experience being excoriated by British parliamentarians in July 2011. Accusations of phone hacking, police bribery and negligence involving Mr Murdoch’s News …
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British prosecutors accused a group of former top journalists at News Corp.’s NWSA -0.32% now-closed News of the World tabloid—including former editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson—of conspiring to hack the voice mail of more than 600 celebrities, sports stars, politicians and …
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Reëlections are like second marriages—a portion of the pageantry, a fraction of the idealism. The controversy now swirling around Newark Mayor Cory Booker is a reminder of that. In urging the President (and Mitt Romney) to renounce negative campaigning, Booker inadvertently offered a barometer of the difference between the Barack Obama of 2008, who strode into …
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After weeks of fevered debate, speculation and argument, Egyptians went to the polls on Wednesday in the Arab world’s first competitive presidential election, choosing among a dozen candidates spanning the nation’s …
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