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Child Labor Ring Busted - Khmer Times

PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – Eleven-year-old Sareth was friends with some of the children who lived in the crowded, tiny house in a back alley in Phnom …

Phnom Penh

Researchers have identified a very simple, universal solution to child labor’s vicious cycle of poverty

When a UK think tank interviewed 2,700 children in the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh, for an extensive new report on child labor, one girl they spoke with was a 14-year-old named Shilpa. She had completed a few years of schooling in a rural area before moving to Bangladesh’s capital and largest city, …

Child Labor

The West must get all sides in Yemen to reach a deal - or face an overwhelming humanitarian catastrophe

The horrifying images of starving children, women, and men coming out of Yemen have alerted the world to how the country is sliding into a wide-scale famine while all sides in the conflict turn a blind eye to the suffering of millions of innocent civilians.<p>While an alliance of the Houthi rebel …

UNICEF: One in nine children being raised in war zones

The UN agency has published a new report on the dire conditions for the 250 million youths worldwide living amidst violence. Lack of education, child …

Africa

UN agency reports 2.2 million Yemeni children hungry and in need of care

Some 2.2 million Yemeni children are hungry and in need of urgent care with one child dying every ten minutes due to malnutrition, diarrhoea or …

Africa

Dhaka's Dickensian workhouses should shame us all

A damning study says children in the slums of Bangladesh work over 42 hours a week, often at factories supplying to the west<p>Charles Dickens was outraged by child labour and for good reason: he had first hand experience of working long hours for little pay in bad conditions.<p>By the time Dickens came …

Child Labor

Turkish politician pushes Swiss free speech limits

With the backing of Europe’s top human rights court, a Turkish politician keeps testing Switzerland’s tolerance for freedom of speech.<p>Doğu Perinçek, …

North Africa

The Isis attack on an Istanbul nightclub is the end of freedom of speech in Turkey

Nationalism and authoritarianism don’t seem to mix very well with satire. Donald Trump, preparing vigorously to make America great again, gets very …

Vladimir Putin

Doctors may refuse to treat transgender patients and women who’ve had abortions.

In the waning hours of 2016, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor unleashed a bizarre ruling that fundamentally alters the balance between medical …

LGBTQI

Here’s what we think will be the major religion stories of 2017

The new year could be turbulent for religion in America.<p>Several hot-button issues — including immigration, abortion, poverty, health care, gay rights and education — will put religion near the center of public life and debate.<p>But the issue that could especially flare up? In a Trump administration, …

Religion

Religious Freedom in Pakistan Takes 1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back

The Pakistani government took a positive step forward earlier this month in renaming the National Center for Physics after the Nobel Prize-winning …

Despite Growing Income Inequality, Learning Gaps Between Rich And Poor Kids Are Actually Closing

In a country where the earnings and lifestyles of the richest and poorest citizens are increasingly disparate, education researchers are offering up a rare piece of good news: Despite a societal backdrop of widening income inequality, kids on opposite ends of the wealth spectrum are now entering …

Achievement Gap

Transfamily: Mother-of-two discusses happy marriage with husband who became a woman

Kristin Collier had been married to her husband, Fred, for 12 years when he told her he wanted to be a woman.<p>13 years on and Fred has become a woman …

Relationships

Where does human trafficking happen? Right in front of you

<b>* Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.</b><p>"We need to make sure the trafficker gets the …

Equal rights for women

Print<p>This essay has been submitted by a law student. This is not an example of the work written by our professional essay writers.<p>INTRODUCTION<p>Equal …

All work, no play: Myanmar child labor widespread

Twelve-year-old Myat Noe dashes between tables taking orders and sweeping up cigarette butts, working for about a US$1 a day in Myanmar, which has …

What puts veterans at risk for homelessness?

There has been an ongoing battle to end homelessness in the United States, particularly among veterans. Over the past three decades, considerable …

Homelessness

Justice Elusive In SDSU Sexual Assault Case

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Harvard's rape culture: Men's cross-country team also made lewd rankings

Harvard's men's cross-country team and its men's soccer team created sexually explicit documents evaluating freshman recruits for the women's …