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14 April 2016 21:29:23 WN.com - World News
Just to be able to have an opportunity to express ourselves is a huge thing for us New Delhi, April 14 As one of New Delhi’s thousands of street children, Jyoti Kumari knows more than most about the goings on in the Indian capital’s desperate and sometimes brutal underbelly. Now the 16-year-old, who has never stepped foot in a regular classroom, is putting her knowledge into print, reporting for a tabloid run by street kids and tackling tough issues facing the city’s homeless. At a meeting around a table strewn with drafts of stories and diaries, Kumari and other children as young as 13 are busy planning their next edition. “We have 70 reporters...
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30 September 2015 07:26:42 WN.com - World News
TOKYO (Reuters) - China is holding two Japanese on espionage charges, a newspaper said on Wednesday, a report that prompted Tokyo to deny spying on China or any other country....
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04 August 2015 15:01:19 WN.com - World News
Evansville Courier & Press. July 27, 2015 Jobless rate looking good Indiana's unemployment rate, announced last week, is putting a shine on the state's economy. According to the Associated Press, the state's unemployment rate has dropped below 5 percent for the first time since the national recession was starting in 2008. The rate fell to 4.9 percent in June, down two tenths of a percentage point from May. The state's unemployment rate went below five percent in February 2008, but then peaked during the recession at 10.9 percent in 2010. The most current report shows about 158,000 people were looking for jobs in Indiana last month. Despite the improved employment figures, Democrats complain...
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15 July 2015 17:21:45 WN.com - World News
DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwait seeks the death penalty for 11 out of 29 suspects being prosecuted for their alleged role in a deadly suicide bombing in a mosque last month, newspaper al-Qabas reported on Wednesday....
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12 July 2015 11:23:46 WN.com - World News
Monsoon flooding that killed dozens of people in western India last month also hurt the world's last population of wild Asiatic lions, forest officials said in a report. The floods killed at least 81 people with mudslides, collapsed homes or high waters in...
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17 February 2015 19:08:56 Malaysia News latest RSS headlines - Malaysia Sun.com
KUALA LUMPUR: MNRB Holdings Bhd posted net losses of RM20.08mil in the third quarter ended Dec 31, 2014 when compared with earnings of RM13.40mil a year ago due to provisions for the floods in ...
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12 January 2015 19:09:36 Gambia News Online
Copyright : APA The mass demonstration against terror by the Gambia’s security forces on Friday, the apology statement issued to Britain by the government over the alleged British involvement in the recent coup attempt in the Gambia, among others, were the focus of Gambian newspapers on Monday.The Daily Observer reported that the security forces in ...
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08 January 2015 06:44:22 WN.com - World News
Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Jan. 7, 2014. Accountability on border security: Lawmakers must get beyond the political theater and support true, effective enforcement measures With border security being one of the top issues of Texas political leaders, it is no surprise that Gov. Rick Perry has favored adding more drones to the arsenal already in use to help stop illegal crossings from Mexico. Since the summer, Texas has had a surge of National Guard troops, Department of Public Safety personnel and even game wardens assigned to patrol the state's southern border all at an enormous price for taxpayers. Considering the findings of the Homeland Security Department's inspector general regarding...
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24 December 2014 14:13:27 Morocco World News
Rabat - The recent floods that recently hit several areas in Morocco have damaged 23,600 houses, Housing Minister Nabil Benabdellah said on Tuesday. Some houses were completely demolished while others were partially damaged or left on the verge of collapse, the Minister said at an Upper House question session. He said the Ministry has earmarked 7.2 billion dirhams to restore houses on the brink of collapse in old urban neighbourhoods, noting that the number of these houses is estimated at 43,000.
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15 December 2014 00:54:09 Daily Online News
UK's Newspaper The Guardian view on the Freedom of the Internet: It’s under attack around the world The net is a powerful weapon, and governments don’t want it in the hands of their critics. In Bangladesh, government reprisals have focused on social media posts critical of political leaders. The internet is not a culture in itself. It has no values and works indifferently either for or against freedom and democracy. But however it is employed, it works powerfully. So it has become an arena in which struggles over power and ideas are fought out all across the world. This is not just a matter of competing messages. Governments want to control what is said and what is heard and where they can’t control it, then at any rate to listen in and take advantage of what they learn there. When the power of the internet first became apparent, the obvious resort of government was simply to ban or block access to sources of information that political leadership found displeasing. But, as a recently released report from the Washington-based thinktank Freedom House points out, there is now a growing tendency to use more sophisticated methods. A recent study in Science magazine showed how the Chinese censorship regime lets through any amount of criticism of the party or its officials but clamps down hard on anything that might inspire political action. And here in Britain, a woman has just been jailed for five years for inciting terrorism in Syria on Facebook. Other countries are just as authoritarian but less subtle about it. Out of 65 countries assessed by Freedom House, 36 have seen a deterioration of online freedom. The worst examples are in Russia, Turkey and Ukraine, where media users and online journalists were targeted by the Yanukovych regime during the Euromaidan protest. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, called Twitter “the worst menace to society”, and Vladimir Putin has called the internet a “CIA operation”. In May his government passed a so-called bloggers law that requires any site drawing more than 3,000 daily viewers to register with the telecommunications regulator – an approach intended to inhibit independent reporting of the Putin regime. There is now a frightening number of Russian laws repressing free speech online, which authorities often describe as “extremism”. It is especially worrying that repressive techniques are being mimicked from one country to the next. The Snowden revelations led to a healthy debate on how a democratic country, the United States, as well as some of its allies, carries out massive online surveillance. But repressive regimes have seized upon this to introduce more online repression that increasingly leads to detentions. Surveillance, in these countries, is now used not just to collect huge amounts of data but to punish dissent and lock people up. The revelations of NSA activity, says Freedom House, have served “as an excuse” for some governments to “augment their own monitoring capabilities”. In Bahrain, malicious links have been used to identify and arrest several anonymous Twitter users who were outspoken against the government. Kazakhstan adopted legislation similar to Russia’s in order to crack down on digital media carrying criticism of the authorities. In Bangladesh and in Singapore, government reprisals have focused on social media posts critical of political leaders. Iranian authorities have continued to hand down harsh punishments, sentencing some users to lengthy prison terms for their digital activities. The Syrian regime, in the midst of an ongoing civil war, has an army of hackers that infected 10,000 computers with malware. The Syrian regime shows off another worrying trend: the bad actors are doing their best to take advantage of other countries’ freedoms. The Russians and the Chinese, especially, work tirelessly to infiltrate the systems of the western companies such as Google, Facebook or Apple to which we entrust so many of our secrets and desires. Unlike privateering hackers, they don’t want to release what they find, nor to advertise their exploits. They just want to know everything, and to use for surveillance the mechanisms that have been built for other ends. That, too, is a threat to the freedom with which we may use the internet. There is no purely technological fix. The struggle for freedom from repression online is in the end just a part of the wider struggle for freedom offline. Activism online cannot substitute for action in the physical world, but freedom in each world now depends on freedom in the other.
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