Chris LeBeau

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Congolese dare to hope for peace as M23 rebels surrender after brutal war

Democratic Republic of the Congo,Africa,World news,Paul Kagame,John Kerry,Rwanda,US news,US foreign policy,South Africa,United Nations,Global development,Human rights,Law<p>Rwandan-backed guerrillas' dramatic collapse follows offensive by revamped UN force and mounting international pressure<p>Congolese …

Child immunisation to avert 4 million deaths by 2015, says Gavi report

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi) says it is on track to enable developing countries to immunise an additional quarter of a billion children by 2015, but acknowledges that it needs to improve on equity.<p>In its mid-term review, Gavi said in addition to reaching its goal of …

Republicans Shut Down the Government for Nothing

After two weeks of closed government and a debt-limit freakout, a deal is on the horizon—and the GOP has little to show for the crisis caused by its demands.<p>With a deal to reopen the government apparently imminent Wednesday, it's worth taking stock of what it was all for—the two and a half weeks …

Ayatollah Khamenei hints Iran may be ready to come in from the cold

Iran has delivered the strongest indication yet it is prepared to make concessions on nuclear issues to end international isolation and sanctions, with the Supreme Leader announcing he was "not against" a diplomatic outreach to the West.<p>Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared that a new policy of openness …

Shell to negotiate over Nigeria oil spill compensation

Royal Dutch Shell faces claims exceeding £100m from local communities in Nigeria, ahead of talks to begin next week over two oil spills dating back to 2008.<p>Much of the oil that leaked into waterways around Bodo in the Niger Delta has yet to be cleared, amid disagreement over how the clean-up …

Saudi Arabia outlaws domestic violence | Saudi Arabia News

Saudi Arabia has adopted a law that criminalises domestic violence, usually targeting women and children, in a decision hailed by activists.<p>We are always in favour of an explicit law that does not need interpretations or personal judgment<p>Khaled al-Fakher,<br>National Society for Human Rights<p>The …

Bangladesh police arrest activist over 'fabricating information' on atrocities

Authorities in Bangladesh have arrested a leading human rights activist on charges of "fabricating information" about atrocities committed by state security forces in a government crackdown this year.<p>Plainclothes police officers arrested Adilur Rahman Khan, secretary of Bangladeshi human rights …

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's Nominee For Foreign Minister, Seen As Olive Branch To United States

By Marcus George and Paul Taylor<p>DUBAI/PARIS, July 29 (Reuters) - If Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani wanted to signal his determination to rebuild relations with the United States and strike a "grand bargain," he could hardly do better than pick Mohammad Javad Zarif as his foreign …

Encouraging Students to Imagine the Impossible

Dreams inspire learning, according to the founders of The Future Project, a venture for social entrepreneurship in high schools<p>The first time I visited the website for The Future Project, I was asked to name my dream. For most people, the question, "What is your dream?" never comes up. We do what …

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Leaked report shows high civilian death toll from CIA drone strikes

<b>(cclark395_Flickr)</b><p>The report describes 147 civilian deaths, much higher than the U.S. administration has admitted to<p>Chris Woods<p>July 22, 2013 11:48am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.<p>A secret document obtained by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism …

Egypt’s Salafi kingmakers suffer backlash | Egypt

Two and half years ago, when Egyptians revolted against the regime of deposed president Hosni Mubarak, Salafis hardly had any political voice. In fact, they refrained from political participation altogether. Today, Al Nour, Egypt's most powerful Salafi party, is a kingmaker.<p>Al Nour took part in a …

Marketing Asia’s female flight attendants, from “Gentle Girls” to “Flight Aunties”

China’s Spring Airlines said this week it will hire female flight attendants who are married with children between the ages of 25 and 45 years old, an eye-catching step for an industry that has often portrayed its women cabin crew as leggy decorations. To underscore the point, the country’s biggest …

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Climate change is happening too quickly for species to adapt

Among the many strange mantras repeated by climate change deniers is the claim that even in an overheated, climate-altered planet, animals and plants …

Chairmen stump for tax reform

ST. PAUL, Minn. — It’s a favorite strategy for presidents who see their policy priorities struggle on Capitol Hill: Take the conversation outside the Beltway to rally the public’s support.<p>Lawmakers often dismiss such tactics as theatrics, but on Monday two of the most powerful members of Congress …

Rohingya refugees exodus to Bangladesh and south-east Asia – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/gallery/2013/jun/20/rohingya-refugees-bangladesh-asia-in-pictures<p>720<p>Many Rohingya Muslim people are …

Why High Schools Should Treat Computer Programming Like Algebra

And 5 other cool ideas from The Atlantic's Technologies In Education Forum.<p>The tech industry is officially out to remodel your kid's classroom -- and it feels like there's a good chance that it's going to succeed. After years of more or less resisting the pull of the web, both college and K-12 seem …

Bloomberg’s culture is all about omniscience, down to the last keystroke

At Bloomberg, omniscience is a feature not a bug.<p>The company’s New York City skyscraper unfurls around its courtyard like a panopticon. Inside, the decor is punctuated at every turn with fish tanks. No one has an office to hide in, and the meeting rooms are enclosed in clear glass.<p>Visit any of …

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Teenager exposes India's 'one month wives' sex tourism

A 17-year-old girl has exposed the scale of Islamic sex tourism in India where Muslim men from the Middle East and Africa are buying 'one month wives' for sex.<p>Campaigners for Muslim women's rights said while short term 'contract marriages' are illegal in <b>India</b> and forbidden in Islam, they are …

Live First, Write Later: The Case for Less Creative-Writing Schooling

An unexpected brush with professional jealousy reminds a writing teacher that it's what you have to say, not how well you've learned to say it, that's the basis for great stories.<p>Flickr / Brian Crews<p>The other day, a college student sent me an autobiographical essay to read, following my visiting …