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Berlin Clinic Aims To Make Genital Cutting Survivors Feel Whole

<b>Listen · 7:50</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>At a recent sewing class held in Berlin at Mama Afrika, which helps immigrants adjust to life in Germany, most of the African and Middle Eastern students feign ignorance when founder Hadja Kaba asks them about female genital mutilation.<p>Turning to …

13 States Will Raise Their Minimum Wage For The New Year

WASHINGTON -- Minimum wage workers in a handful of states will be ringing in the new year with an automatic pay raise.<p>As Congress considers legislation that would boost the federal minimum wage, at least 13 states will be raising the wage floor on their own next week. They're led once again by …

Prisoners go on hunger strike in Egypt

More than three hundred prisoners, including Al Jazeera reporter Abdulla Al Shami, in Egypt have gone on hunger strike to protest against "ill-treatment" and the conditions they're being held in.<p>The prisoners, who went on hunger strike on Monday, have said their cells are full of insects and that …

Top 10 Photos of the Year 2013

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This man was just evicted from Beijing’s underground heating system—and there are many more like him

In a luxury residential neighborhood in northeastern Beijing, a 52-year-old man named Wang Xiuqing has been living in the underground pipelines (link in Chinese) of the city’s heating system for 10 years.<p>On Dec. 6, after seeing news reports (Chinese) of Wang and others’ underground abodes, …

Heating System