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Captain Abandonned Ship, Leaves Hundreds of Children to Die

23/04/2014

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South Korea Ship Sinking, Photo by rionegro.com.ar

Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 23:38 p.m. DST, 23 April 2014 JINDO COUNTY, South Korea – Efforts once aimed at rescuing passengers aboard the downed Sewol ferry have transformed into a labored search to recover the bodies still aboard the small ship. 174 people were saved during the disaster last Wednesday, 16 April 2014, […]

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India to Recognize Third Gender

19/04/2014

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Hijra Dance Chhath Festival, Strand Road - Kolkata, 2013-11-09, Source Wikipedia

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 22:32 p.m. DST, 19 April 2014 INDIA – A decision was made on 15 April 2013 in favor of the 3 million Indians who are transgender. On legal forms, there is now a third category marked either “transgender” or “other.” The Indian constitution orders against gender discrimination and more […]

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Malala Yousafzai Continues Activism Two Years After Assassination Attempt

15/04/2014

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Malala Yousafzai Oval Office, 11 Oct 2013

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 13:30  p.m. DST, 15 April 2014 INTERNATIONAL – On October of 2012, 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot for speaking up about women’s rights to education. As an inside correspondent with BBC, subject of two documentaries and frequent guest in newsrooms, Yousafazai was becoming the poster child […]

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Death Penalty for Three Rapists Sets Precedent in India

05/04/2014

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New Delhi, India, Gang Rape Court Trial, Graffiti Protest, Photo by AFP

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 21:33 p.m. DST, 5 April 2014 MUMBAI, India – On Friday, three men convicted of two different 2013 rape cases were sentenced to death by hanging. The heavy sentence and relatively speedy conviction are thanks to the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2013. Mohammed Kasim Sheikh, Salim Ansari, and […]

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Fowl Play? China to Serve as Middleman in Chicken Processing

05/04/2014

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Chickens in the Bus, Shanghai, China, Photo by Gigi

Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 14:21 p.m. DST, 05 April 2014 WASHINGTON, DC – In case you were looking for another reason to try a vegetarian diet, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will likely allow the exportation of U.S. grown chickens to China for processing and packaging. China’s limited food regulations have […]

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