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Webster Police: Suspect fired 2 rounds at officers, officers shot back

Loading...<p>WEBSTER, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com/AP) -- State Police are investigating an early morning police-involved shooting between Webster officers …

Crime

Nebraska senator compares police to ISIS, suggests he’d shoot a cop

A Nebraska state senator compared American police to Islamic terrorists and suggested he'd shoot a cop if only he had a weapon.<p>State Sen. Ernie Chambers said during a legislative hearing on March 20 that you don't have to go halfway around the world to find an ISIS mentality. It can be found in …

Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground

CAIRO (AP) — Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt's new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months …

For Chinese Women, Marriage Depends On Right 'Bride Price'

Women hold up half the sky, China's Chairman Mao famously said. But in China, the one-child policy and the traditional preference for boys mean that 117 boys are born for every 100 baby girls. By one estimate, this means there could be 24 million Chinese men unable to find wives by the end of the …

Female genital mutilation story debunked, but are Iraqi women really safe?

The story was a grabber: Islamic State, the fundamentalist Al Qaeda breakway group formerly known as ISIS, was planning the genital mutilation of as many as 4 million Iraqi women and girls.<p>The BBC and other news agencies quoted the U.N.'s humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, Jacqueline Badcock, who, …

Women in India agitate for their right to pee

When you spot images of gods or deities on store shutters or the walls of people’s houses in India, it’s usually not because the owners are pious. The pictures are probably there to dissuade men from peeing.<p>But, apparently, many men don't mind peeing in front of the divine. You’ll see the backs of …

Saudi Women Hope For Greater Rights In 2015

By EMILY CADEI -- OZY<p>Saudi Arabian women’s headline-grabbing 2011 driving protests were a seminal moment for women’s rights in this ultraconservative Muslim country. Next year, they’ll finally get to taste the fruits of that activism — though not quite in the way they were shooting for.<p>The …

Female genital mutilation (FGM) – highs and lows

Programmes Director, Katy Newell-Jones is in Kenya. She shares with us her experiences so far this week.<p>“I am currently with ECAW for the six-monthly …

Female Genital Mutilation

Criminalisation will not stop FGM in east Africa

Since female genital mutilation (FGM) has been outlawed in Ethiopia, some rural families have been holding clandestine circumcisions, said parents at confidential focus group discussions in Ethiopia for Oxford University's Young Lives study. Often, the ritual takes place at night in order to evade …

Imam Baba Leigh: 'FGM is not a personal issue. It is a worldwide issue'

A prominent Muslim activist and cleric, who was thrown into prison in his home country of The Gambia for speaking out against the government, has come out in support of the Guardian-backed campaign to highlight the plight of women and girls in the US who are forced to undergo female genital …

Why should the British public care about FGM?

The recent Global summit to end sexual violence in London was unique in its ambition; not only in efforts to bring sexual violence in conflict to an end, but also in attempting to engage the public in a challenging issue about which they had little prior knowledge and mostly no personal experience …

Doubts grow over Isis 'FGM edict' in Iraq

<b>Doubts are growing about the authenticity of an edict attributed to the Sunni Islamist group Isis controlling the Iraqi city of Mosul about female genital mutilation (FGM).</b><p>A top UN official quoted from a statement saying that Isis wanted all females aged between 11 and 46 in the northern city to …

What kind of men support FGM? An illustrated guide

A man’s role within cultures that practice FGM is often encompassed by behaviour that can be both brutal and blase at the same time. While every context carries its own detail, identifying the major attributes in their relationship with FGM can be the first step in turning men into drivers of …

Britain's first FGM clinic for girls to open in London in September

<b>Britain's first specialist clinic for child victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) is set to open in London next month.</b><p>The clinic, at University College Hospital, will provide medical and psychological treatment for girls.<p>Doctors will also carry out examinations if the police are not sure if …

FGM: ‘My daughter will never be cut. It stops with me’

Jaha Dukureh lies collapsed across a two-seater sofa in the living room of her father’s house in Serekunda, the Gambia. A fan attempts to break through the stifling mid-afternoon air. Sitting here, waiting, she knows she is about to open the closed box of her own history for the first time, and …

Make Every Woman Count

<b>Source:</b> StarAfrica<br>A group of Somali women have taken a stand to speak for themselves and their fellow women in general back home on issues …

Female Genital Mutilation

Kenyan Schoolgirls take bold step in fight again FGM

Alice Oldenburg, Irene Baqué, Roopa Gogineni, Mary Carson and Maggie O'Kane

FGM suspects appear in court in UK’s first genital mutilation trial

A hospital doctor carried out female genital mutilation on a young mother after the birth of her first child in a London hospital, a court has heard .<p>Mounting the first prosecution against someone for carrying out FGM in England and Wales, the Crown alleged that Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena, a junior …

​‘Barbaric’: 500 FGM cases found in UK hospitals in single month

Nearly 500 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) were discovered in hospitals across the country during the last month, the latest figures reveal.<p>Data published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) revealed 15 cases of FGM were reported by hospitals every day on average in …

Doctor accused of FGM ‘extremely trustworthy’, court hears

A doctor accused of carrying out female genital mutilation was extremely trustworthy and had a very good clinical record, a court has heard.<p>And a consultant in charge the day he allegedly carried out the illegal procedure said she did not think “anything significant had been done wrong”.<p>Dhanuson …

Do common drugs really cause dementia?

If you looked at the news at all yesterday, you will likely have heard about a new study that claims an alarming range of common drugs - including Nytol and over-the-counter hayfever pills - can increase the risk of developing dementia in people over 65. The mainstream media have shown a …

Arrests Made After Heroin-Laced Bible Sent to Prison Inmate

By Rachel Ford<p>Well, I think we’ve found another example of Christian persecution in this country (you listening, <b>Todd Starnes</b>?): a prisoner’s Bible …

Bible

Obama wants community college to be “as free and universal” as high school

As predicted, US President Barack Obama discussed student privacy, early childcare, and free community college during his State of the Union address (and he left the controversial topic of No Child Left Behind and the future of standardized testing for another time, it seems).<p>In talking about his …

College & University

State of the Union: Why Obama barely mentioned K-12 education in his speech.

With ambitious child care and community college proposals, President Obama had plenty to say about education for our youngest and older students in …

Obama Makes Case for Free Community College

President Says Access Should Be as Cost-Free and Universal as High School<p>A $60 billion proposal outlined by President Barack Obama on Friday to make community-college tuition free appeared dead on arrival in a Republican-controlled Congress but kicked off a debate about how to usher more Americans …

10 Things Solo Travel Taught Me About Relationships

This summer, my four-year relationship ended. So naturally, I booked a two-and-a-half week trip to Croatia and Iceland. By myself.<p>At the time, there was a part of me that thought I could run away from my heartbreak (spoiler alert: I couldn't) and come back healed and unscarred (spoiler alert: I …

Why You Should Travel Solo At Least Once

<b>"Don't be scared to walk alone. Don't be scared to like it." John Mayer</b><p>Three years ago, you couldn't pay me to travel <i>anywhere</i> by myself, and getting on a plane to go abroad solo was definitely out of the question.<p>It's funny how time changes things and us, and the things you never saw yourself doing …

No One Knows Where Exactly Ohio Is Getting One Of Its Execution Drugs

<b>This investigation was reported by Maurice Chammah for The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization. You can sign up for their newsletter, or follow The Marshall Project on Facebook or Twitter.</b><p>When Ohio officials announced last Thursday that they were abandoning the state’s two-drug …

​UK drug gangs using 12yo kids as dealers, accused of trafficking

Drug dealers in the UK’s inner cities are using children as young as 12 to sell illegal substances in a new and dangerous form of human trafficking.<p>According to a Sky News investigation, gangs have made ‘thousands’ of pounds using young children to sell drugs, despite them being subject to violence …

‘Superman’ pill deaths spark calls for dangerous-drugs alert system

Photograph: Gary Calton<p>Dr Fiona Measham, whose equipment can test the makeup of drugs in 60 seconds.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/16/1421417813079/cc68df85-4f59-4889-8c10-a7671454b71b-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Gary Calton<p>Dr Fiona Measham, whose equipment can …