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Respect children’s right to life: Asha Nayak

Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, provides enough protection to children as strong rules have been framed under the Act. According to the legislation, not reporting the abuse of a child despite being aware of the exploitation is an offence, Renni D’Souza,…

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Neoliberal plague: AIDS and global capitalism

Another World AIDS Day is behind us, and the usual spatter of annual reports and politicians’ eager promises continue to reverberate through the media. If you’re like me, you’re probably tired of the whole show at this point. After all, it’s 2012; we were supposed to have this epidemic licked by now. Why, despite billions of dollars’ worth of interventions ...

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Task force prepping report on child protection

NASHVILLE, TENN. — A task force on child protection wants more consistency in how reports of abuse are investigated and decisions about criminal charges are made. The Joint Task Force on Children’s Justice/Child Sexual Abuse is putting finishing touches on its report to the governor and legislators. The Tennessean…

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UN makes aid plea for refugees in Jordan

The UN secretary general says he has not seen any confirmed reports that Syria is preparing to use chemical weapons. Ban Ki-moon is in Turkey after visiting a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. While there, he met some of the families housed there and appealed for more international assistance. Ban said that only half of the aid requested has been ...

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U.N. says Congo army, rebels have committed rights abuses

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo troops raped and pillaged in Minova after fleeing to the eastern town as M23 rebels advanced, while insurgents killed civilians and looted when they took the nearby provincial capital Goma last month, the U.N. said on Friday. Congolese troops, aided by a U.N. peacekeeping mission known as MONUSCO, have been battling the ...

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UN relief chief asks Myanmar Government to allow aid deliveries in off-limits area

Print 7 December 2012 &#150 On a visit to Myanmar, the top United Nations relief official said today the UN’s humanitarian arm is seeking the Government’s permission to access people driven from their homes in parts of the country’s north, in addition to asking for international donor support for people displaced by ethnic inter-communal violence in the west. “For almost ...

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U.S. economy adds 146K jobs, rate falls to 7.7 pct.

Follow Us On Facebook Follow @washtimes Question of the Day Will the economy improve in 2013? View results WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy added a solid 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The government said Superstorm Sandy had only a minimal effect on the figures. The Labor Department report ...

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EU sets out detailed "map" for euro zone’s overhaul

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders will examine a detailed plan for completing a banking union and strengthening euro zone fiscal policy next week, with officials concerned that momentum is waning in tackling the debt crisis. In a report prepared for a December 13-14 EU summit, policymakers have set out a three-step process they hope will strengthen economic and monetary ...

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Ex-NASA executives to sell $1.5 billion trips to Moon

Zeenews Bureau Washington: A team of former NASA executives are launching public trips to moon at jaw-dropping prices. The team will make you fly to the Moon for a mere $1.5 billion. The venture called Golden Spike Co. was announced on Thursday and is offering trips for two people, either to individuals or to countries for research or national prestige. ...

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