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Verna: Pakistani rape film pushes social boundaries

A new film in Pakistan has unleashed a heated debate on women's issues in the Islamic country. It depicts a woman who is raped by a powerful man and …

The United Nations Explained: Its Purpose, Power and Problems

Almost everybody has heard of the United Nations. But how many people know what it actually does? Or how it works? Or why, as world leaders gather for the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, the institution has struggled to live up to the promise of its founders: making the world a …

Geopolitics

It's Going to Take a Lot More Than a Historic Handshake to Fix China's Relations With Taiwan

The handshake was long, 82 seconds, almost awkwardly so, and the smiles were stretched too, for the cameras. On Nov. 7, on the neutral and friendly …

Syria conflict: New US-backed rebels cross from Turkey

<b>A group of 75 US-backed rebels has crossed into northern Syria from Turkey to fight jihadists, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.</b><p>The rebels crossed into Syria in 12 vehicles equipped with machine guns over the weekend, it added.<p>It comes days after a top US general said only a …

Middle East

Hotter and hotter - earth continues to warm

Another month, another record; data from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) rated August 2015 as the warmest August on record.<p>Data analysis from the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) was only slightly at odds with that of NOAA. NASA rated August as the …

Global Warming

Iain Duncan Smith calls people without a disability 'normal'

The work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, has been criticised for referring to people without a disability as “normal”.<p>The Conservative cabinet minister made the remarks in the House of Commons as he defended the government’s record on getting more people with a disability back into …

United Kingdom