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Nigeria Frees 16 Pregnant Young Women From Horrifying 'Baby Factory'

Food Poverty In The UK Has Reached "Public Health Emergency" Levels

<i>Submitted by Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,</i><p>This tragic story emanating from the UK just doesn’t seem to go away. Probably because it’s …

American Studies Association endorses academic boycott of Israel | Al Jazeera America

The executive body of the American Studies Association (ASA), the nation’s oldest and largest association of scholars of American culture and history, on Wednesday endorsed a boycott of Israeli academic institutions, calling them complicit in a "multi-tiered system of oppression that has denied …

Gangrape survivor consumes poison outside SP's office

KANPUR: Upset over inaction by police, a 16-year-old gang-rape survivor allegedly consumed poison outside the office of the Superintendent of Police …

Crime

Iran Arrests 16 in New Crackdown on Internet Freedom

Despite lofty promises of more liberty, the crackdown on Internet freedom continues in Iran. However, this time, the victims aren't websites or …

The Central African Republic descending into ‘complete chaos’

The warnings have become more dire: The Central African Republic “is descending into complete chaos before our eyes,” the U.N. deputy secretary general said this week. France, the country’s former colonial power, pledged Tuesday to send 1,000 troops there after declaring last week that the …

The Day Mandela Was Arrested, With A Little Help From the CIA

One of the great things about the late great Nelson Mandela is that he didn’t hold grudges.<p>How else could he have accepted normal relations with the …

Someone's Been Siphoning Data Through a Huge Security Hole in the Internet

In 2008, two security researchers at the DefCon hacker conference demonstrated a massive security vulnerability in the worldwide internet …

Police remove protesters from Chevron's fracking site in Romania

US energy company Chevron has resumed its search for shale gas at a controversial site in north-east Romania after hundreds of riot police forcefully removed protesters from the village of Pungesti.<p>For more than two months, the village, which is believed to be sitting on large reserves of the …

South Korea in a daze over Chinese haze

<b>Scientists in South Korea say the country must brace itself for a bank of smog rolling in across the sea from China, it's reported.</b><p>The National Institute of Environmental Research says westerly winds are bearing a cloud laden with high levels of heavy metals such as arsenic and lead. They expect …

Turf war with Russia looms over Ottawa’s claim to Arctic seabed

The stage is set for a territorial dispute with Russia after the Harper government ordered a rewrite of Canada's international claim for Arctic seabed rights to include the North Pole – a region that Moscow has already marked as its own.<p>The Globe and Mail reported on Wednesday that Prime Minister …

‘The other side of North Korea’: A defected smuggler’s extraordinary story

Seongmin was 12 years old when he started smuggling goods in from China. It was the late 1990s, a time when North Korean border communities like his were beginning to change rapidly and in ways we are still trying to understand. The famine that had killed hundreds of thousands of Seongmin's …

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<b>CrossTalk</b><p>'CrossTalk' is RT's flagship program. This TV debate experience presents hot-topic discussions on...<p><b>Epic media fail</b><p>Is the day of reckoning …

TEPCO clean-up boss says Fukushima's radioactive water will be dumped into Pacific Ocean

The man in charge of the clean-up at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant says growing stores of contaminated water from the site will eventually have to …

WA Labor MP to be one of the first to marry same-sex partner when laws come into effect tonight

A West Australian Labor MP plans to be among the first to marry his same sex partner when gay marriage becomes legal in the Australian Capital …

US fast-food workers stage nationwide strike

<b>Fast-food restaurant workers across the US are staging a 24-hour strike in protest against low wages.</b><p>Walkouts were reported in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, and also Detroit, Michigan; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.<p>Organisers hoped workers in as many as 100 cities will …

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Atheist advertising rejected in Vancouver

Print<p>Related<p>What do you think about this? Join our discussion on Facebook.<p>An atheist organization says billboards it planned to run in downtown …

Human Rights

Stolen cobalt-60 found in Mexico; thieves may be doomed

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s public-health scare turned into a logistical hurdle Thursday as authorities sought to safely put a stolen load of radioactive material back into its container.<p>As officials worked on the material, federal police and soldiers formed a cordon of several hundred yards around the …

Iceland to write €24,000 off every household mortgage

The Blue Lagoon, Grindavik, Iceland<p>Image: Chris Ford via Flickr/Creative Commons<p>The Blue Lagoon, Grindavik, Iceland<p>Image: Chris Ford via …

Iceland

Pope Francis sets up Vatican child sex abuse committee

<b>Pope Francis is to set up a Vatican committee to fight sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church and offer help to victims.</b><p>The announcement, by the archbishop of Boston, follows a meeting between the Pope and his eight cardinal advisers.<p>It comes days after the Vatican refused a UN request for …

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