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Chinese man jumping in river reveals the hidden side of arranged marriages

<i>“Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match…”</i> <i><br>-Fiddler on the Roof</i><p>Millennial pop cultural news website Elite Daily reported on an interesting story over …

Relationships

Censor Board strikes again, bans movie on homosexuality

The Censor Board has struck again. This time, by reportedly banning a film that explores the topic of homosexuality. <i>Unfreedom</i>, the story of a young …

Wedding Blues: Groom tries to drown himself after meeting "Ugly" arranged bride

Groom tries to kill himself after seeing his "ugly" arranged marriage bride for the first time.<p>Kang Hu, 33, claimed bride Na Sung, 30, would be "bad …

Traditional leaders, governments join hands against child marriage

FOR three months she was kept in a dingy little room and denied access to the outside world.<p><b>Phyllis Mbanje</b><p>She was beaten as a way to cow her into …

Child brides take Zimbabwe government to court over marriage laws | Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two former child brides have taken Zimbabwe’s government to court in a ground-breaking bid to get child marriages declared illegal and unconstitutional.<p>Loveness Mudzuru and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi say child marriage, which is rife in Zimbabwe, is a form of child abuse …

Gender

Child marriage in Egypt: 'I don’t know how old I am'

“I don’t know” is a simple answer usually used with sophisticated questions or questions that relate to worlds out of one’s interest, but not to …

Charlie Chaplin divorce papers found: Teen wife claims he made 'degrading' sexual demands

Charlie Chaplin’s teenage wife Lita Grey described in bombshell divorce papers how the movie icon seduced her while she was underage, got her pregnant and made “degrading” sexual demands.<p>An original copy of the 1927 divorce papers filed by Grey has emerged, the Times of London reports.<p>The 50-page …

Divorce

Why Big Data Is Scarier Than Metadata Retention

With the Senate passing the Federal Government's data retention bill last week, there has been a great deal of discussion of "metadata", what it is …

Big Data Gets Big Money for Big Reasons

Companies have been throwing money hand over fist into the predictive analytics, data management and business intelligence world over the last few …

Why big data is crude oil – while rich data is refined, and the ultimate in BI

It's talked up as being an epoch-defining change, but big data on its own is useless. Created by combining open, freely available data with data …

In Times Of Social Crisis: When Being Counted Matters

The quality of any social order is defined by the relationship between state and society; much like the legitimacy of government is measured by its ability to deliver public services in times of need. The ongoing debate on public service delivery centers on aligning political incentives with those …

CDC

Al Shabaab attack on Kenya university: live

Somali terrorists have killed at least 147 people at a university in eastern Kenya, taking students hostage. Latest updates here<p><b>• Death toll reaches 147 in Kenya university siege</b> <b><br>• Al Shabaab claim responsibility</b> <b><br>• Gunmen still inside campus</b><p><b>00.00</b> That's it for our live coverage of the tragic events …

How the war on terrorism became a business model

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/marchaprilmay_2015/on_political_books/operation_rent_seeking054219.php?page=all<p><i>...James Risen, national</i> …

Egypt Bashes US Reluctance To Support War On Terrorism

Another U.S. ally is expressing frustration at President Obama's withdrawal from the Middle East and the war on terrorism. Meeting with a delegation …

Middle East

US counterterrorism strategy in Yemen collapses amid chaos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once hailed by President Barack Obama as a model for fighting extremism, the U.S. counterterrorism strategy in Yemen has all but …

Middle East

New Canadian Counterterrorism Law Threatens Environmental Groups

Geraldine Thomas-Flurer, who campaigns for environmental protection on behalf of indigenous First Nations in Canada, wasn’t surprised when, in 2012, …

Why Business Is Evil

The root of all evil in business is not greed; it is a simple oversight, a misunderstanding.<p>This evil is unleashed when organizations lose sight of a single fact. This fact is not a secret. It is not complicated.<p>Here’s the fact:<p><b>Business success revolves around human relationships.</b><p>You hire people …

Leadership

Gap is finding out whether boosting the minimum wage really boosts business

Gap Inc. might not have raised wages before raising wages was cool, but it certainly beat a lot of other companies to the party.<p>Fully a year before Wal-Mart, Target and T.J. Maxx announced last month they would bump their baselines to $9 an hour, Gap — which has 65,000 employees across its brands …

Employment

Soros-Owned Company Sued for Cheating Minimum Wage Workers

A Syracuse, N.Y.-based restaurant chain owned by liberal billionaire George Soros cheats workers who rely on tips, makes them share tips with …

Delhi: AAP government hikes minimum wages of unorganised sector workers

In a major relief to workers in the unorganised sector in the national capital, the Delhi government on Wednesday announced an increase in their …

India

Correction: Seattle Minimum Wage story

SEATTLE (AP) — In a story April 1 about Seattle's minimum wage law, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount the small restaurant chain …

Health Care

DataCom 2015 : 2015 International Conference on Big Data Intelligence and Computing

2015 International Conference on Big Data Intelligence and Computing [Chengdu, Sichuan, China] [Dec 19, 2015 - Dec 21, 2015]

Computer Science

What can big data reveal about corporate culture? Get ready for 'people analytics'

Quantifying employee productivity is usually a rather qualitative, subjective exercise. But apparently, someone’s electronic calendar and email …

Data Monopolists Like Google Are Threatening the Economy

The White House recently released a report about the danger of big data in our lives. Its main focus was the same old topic of how it can hurt customer privacy. The Federal Trade Commission and National Telecommunications and Information Administration have also expressed concerns about consumer …

This new startup lets the maths nerds unleash their brilliance on your business

You’ve probably heard about this whole “big data” thing. So you have lots of data collected from lots of users sitting on lots of servers. Cool.<p>Now …

Sex trafficking, slavery and forced marriage on the rise in Australia, say police

Superintendent Matt Warren said these "child bride" cases were "a signficicant concern" for the AFP and mostly involved ethnic communities where …

Café

Against their will: Inside Canada's battle against forced marriages

Forced marriage is one of the last taboos to break. A new law could make it a crime. So why do those who champion prevention oppose it?<p>Two weeks …

Too young to be a bride? More countries aim to curb child marriage.

The world is making steady progress toward reducing child marriage, which is closely linked to chronic poverty and health problems.<p>The number of …