Robyn Ellis

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ISIL attacks on Christians part of 'silent genocide'

CAIRO — As the fate of more than 250 Christians abducted by the Islamic State in Syria remains unknown, frightened fellow Christians are fleeing in search of a safe haven in a region known for persecuting them.<p>"With all this hatred against Christians — I don't know, I'm so afraid," said Osama …

Human Rights

Pew Study On Religion Finds Increased Harassment Of Jews

<b>Updated at 2 p.m. ET.</b><p>This week, a man was sentenced to die in Saudi Arabia because he renounced his faith in Islam; a Hindu leader in India made a new accusation against Mother Teresa; a mosque near Bethlehem was set on fire.<p>It's hardly news that religious differences lead to conflict, nor is it …

Religion

When Your Religion Makes You Too Uncool to Work at Abercrombie

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments about discrimination against job applicants who wear headscarves. But the case reveals something deeper about who's considered attractive in America.<p>When she was 17, Samantha Elauf applied to work at an Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa. She wore a …

Employment

Mexican police kill one, injure dozens at teachers’ protest

Protesting teachers in Acapulco, Mexico, ran into a determined police line as they cut the main road to the city’s airport.<p>They were demanding better working conditions and justice for disappeared students and teachers, but when a bus was driven into the police line the security forces charged with …

Rebuilding Gaza could take 100 years if Israel keeps blockade, says Oxfam

Aid agency urges Israel to allow more steel and concrete into the Palestinian territory - and for Hamas to use this material to build homes not tunnels<p>Rebuilding the Gaza Strip after last summer's war with Israel will take at least a century at the current rate of progress, Oxfam warned on Thursday.<p>…

Compensation

Mexican women with mental health problems pressured into sterilisation

Mexican women with psychosocial disabilities are suffering systematic abuse of their sexual and reproductive rights, according to a new study..<p>The study, carried out by the Washington-based group Disability Rights International, found that 42% of the women interviewed had been pressured by their …

Mental Health

Yiwu: The Chinese city where Christmas is made and sold

Forget Lapland. The real home of Christmas is a strange and unknown Chinese city called Yiwu. Tim Maughan visited the global epicentre of festive decorations and plastic gifts.<p>I’m a few hours away from Shanghai and I’ve not seen daylight for over three hours. I’m also hopelessly lost. I’ve been …

Decorations

Surgeon tied to India sterilization deaths arrested

A surgeon has been arrested on charges of negligence and attempted culpable homicide in the deaths of a dozen women who had undergone sterilization operations at a mobile clinic in one of India's poorest states.<p>Dr. R. K. Gupta, assisted by a team of fellow medical professionals, operated on 83 …

India mass sterilisation: women were ‘forced’ into camps, say relatives

Brother-in-law of one victim says women were ‘herded like cattle’ after 12 die and scores injured following botched operations<p>Relatives of the 12 women who died after a state-run mass sterilisation campaign in India went horribly wrong have told local media they were forced by health workers to …

Peak Water: United States Water Use Drops to Lowest Level in 40 Years

The most important trend in the use of water is the slowly unfolding story of peak water in the United States and elsewhere. Data on US water use are compiled every five years by the US Geological Survey, covering every state and every sector of the economy. The latest data -- for 2010 -- have just …

Water