Month: November 2019

November 30, 2019

Cyber Monday: US Shoppers Flock to ...

For many Americans, the holiday season means shopping and, increasingly, online shopping. On CyberMonday, the Monday after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, online retailers offer deep discounts in hopes of racking up huge sale volumes. Many shoppers in the U.S. say they mix online and in-person shopping to find the best deals

In Malta, Political Resignations ar...

One of the suspects, Melvin Theuma, has received a presidential pardon in exchange for information and is expected to testify before a magistrate on 29 November. Three henchmen, Alfred Degiorgio, George Degiorgio, and Vincent Muscat, also remain in detention following their arrest on 4 December 2017, without having been tried yet

Community Radio Station Empowers Wo...

A community radio station in one of northern India’s most backward districts is empowering women by encouraging them to work at the station and helping them tackle issues such as domestic violence in a patriarchal society. Anjana Pasricha visited the station in Haryana state’s Mewat district to see the transformative role it is playing across 170 villages that it reaches~VO

Does New Turkish Unrest Mean New Re...

The conflict in Syria created a global humanitarian crisis, with millions displaced and millions more fleeing to other countries. Turkish military operations that began in early October may be creating a new wave of displacement. Where are these Syrians going?

Tajik Woman Makes Her Feet Do The H...

Saodat Khojaeva, 40, from southern Tajikistan, was born with only one deformed arm. She uses her legs to do house chores, including cooking, cleaning, and looking after her three childre

November 29, 2019

Rebuilding Paradise, but Not Return...

It has been a year since what is now known as the Camp Fire destroyed approximately 90% of the northern California town of Paradise and killed 85 people. The fire that started on November 8, 2018, and burned down more than 14,000 homes was one of the worst wildfires in the past 100 years in the United States. Some survivors still do not want to return

United Nations Says Man-Made Starva...

United Nations special envoy to Zimbabwe, Hilal Elver, says millions of people are facing serious food shortages in the country due to a “man-made starvation”, worsened by a devastating drought

Former Tibetan Monk Stages Fatal Se...

Yonten’s protest follows the December 2018 self-immolation of DrukKho, also in Ngaba, and brings to 156 the number of self-immolations by Tibetans since the wave of fiery protests against Chinese rule of their homeland began in 2009

Nigeria’s Progress Slow in Fi...

Nigerian authorities this week launched the first nationwide register of sex offenders and held a candlelight procession in the capital, Abuja, to raise awareness and work to prevent violence against women. While they welcomed these as steps forward, women’s rights activists and victims of gender-based violence note Nigeria has a poor record of prosecution

Fake Uniforms For Sale At Kabul Mar...

Fake uniforms and military accessories are being bought and sold at markets in the Afghan capital, Kabul. It’s feared some such uniforms are being used by criminals and terrorists in Afghanistan to infiltrate targets

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