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In Northern Mali, Many Resent Islamist Restrictions

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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VOA reporter Idriss Fall is one of the first journalists to reach Gao, northern Mali’s largest city, since Islamists seized control of the region several months ago and began enforcing a strict form of Sharia law – banning alcohol and smoking and insisting that women wear veils, among other measures. Fall, a member of VOA’s […]

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US: 17 Governments Complicit in Human Trafficking

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department says 17 countries are doing almost nothing to fight human trafficking and may be complicit in such crimes. In its annual human trafficking report, the State Department calls those 17 nations countries of origin, transit, or destinations for such crimes as sex slavery, forced labor, and recruiting child soldiers. At a […]

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UUS: 17 Governments Failing to Fight Human Trafficking

Posted June 19th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department says 17 countries are doing almost nothing to fight human trafficking and may be complicit in such crimes. In its annual human trafficking report, the State Department calls those 17 nations countries of origin, transit, or destinations for such crimes as sex slavery, forced labor, and recruiting child soldiers. At a […]

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UN Warns of Increase in Displaced People Over Next Decade

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is warning of a significant increase in the number of displaced people around the world during the next decade, as conflict, natural disasters and climate change force people from their homes. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, said at the United Nations in New York Thursday that the world is […]

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Amnesty: Collapse in World Leadership Undermined Pro-Democracy Protesters

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International, in its 50th annual human rights report, says a collapse in world leadership has undermined the courage of pro-democracy protesters around the world, especially in Syria. The group says the U.N. Security Council seems ineffective, out of step, and unable to fulfill its mandate. It says Russian and Chinese intransigence puts the credibility […]

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Wife: Bin Laden Fathered 4 Children While on Run

Posted March 30th, 2012 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Osama Bin Laden’s youngest wife has revealed that the al-Qaida leader spent much of his time on the run living in Pakistani cities, moving between safe houses and fathering four children. The details of bin Laden’s life after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States are contained in an interrogation report of Amal […]

Wife: Bin Laden Fathered 4 Children While on Run

Posted March 30th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Osama Bin Laden’s youngest wife has reveled that the al-Qaida leader spent much of his time on the run living in Pakistani cities, moving between safe houses and fathering four children. The details of bin Laden’s life after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States are contained in an interrogation report of Amal […]

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Report: World Must Respond Sooner to Food Crises

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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Aid agencies say thousands of lives were lost in the East African food crisis because the international community waited to respond until the shortage was a full-blown emergency. A report released Wednesday by Oxfam and Save the Children says a food shortage for the region was reported as early as August 2010, but rich donor […]

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Amnesty: Protests, Repression to Continue in Middle East in 2012

Posted January 8th, 2012 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The international human rights group Amnesty International has warned of another year of protests and government repression in the Middle East and North Africa, if the region’s rulers do not ensure democratic and human rights for their people. In a report released in London Monday, the group described how governments across the region were willing […]

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UN Report: More Funding Needed to Eradicate AIDS

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations report released Wednesday says the world has made “extraordinary” achievements in the past year at combating HIV, but that greater efforts are still needed to end the global epidemic. The report, led by the World Health Organization, found that the number of new HIV infections has dropped by 15 percent in the […]

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