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To curb rape, Muslim group calls for end to co-ed schools in India

To curb rape, Muslim group calls for end to co-ed schools in India Following the violent gang rape of a young medical student on a Delhi bus last month, some top Muslim clerics say ending co-ed schools would prevent rapes. But the suggestion has found few takers: Even among Muslims, many…

Fidel Castro makes surprise appearance in Cuba

Ailing Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro made a surprise appearance in Havana Sunday to vote in parliamentary polls, expressing confidence in the revolution despite a decades-long US trade embargo. Castro’s visit to the voting precinct in Havana’s El Vedado neighborhood was the main event in Sunday’s elections, during which Cubans…

Scotland Yard stole dead children’s identities: report

London’s Metropolitan Police stole the identities of some 80 dead children and issued false documents in their names for use by undercover officers, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported on Sunday. The force authorised the practice over three decades for officers attempting to infiltrate protest groups, without informing the children’s parents, the…

China’s thick smog arrives in Japan

The suffocating smog that blanketed swathes of China is now hitting parts of Japan, sparking warnings Monday of health fears for the young and the sick. The environment ministry’s website has been overloaded as worried users log on to try to find out what is coming their way. “Access to…

Sequins and robberies at Rio’s pet Carnival

Hundreds of pets decked out with sequins, ruffles and hats paraded on Rio’s famed Copacabana beach Sunday in an annual pre-Carnival extravaganza briefly interrupted by a spate of robberies. The annual “blocao,” a play on the Portuguese words for “street party” and “dog,” brought together dogs and their owners on…

Kerry and Palestinian leader agree to meet and promote peace

Newly sworn-in US Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Sunday and said they should meet on peace efforts, a presidential spokesman said. Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina told the official Palestinian news agency Wafa that the two discussed “the necessity to hold meetings in the…

French mosque vandalized with anti-Islam graffiti after 2012 sees increase in attacks

Vandals have targeted a French mosque in a graffiti attack, tagging the worship centre with swastikas and anti-Islam slogans, officials said Sunday. The attack was discovered by worshippers arriving for morning prayer at the mosque in Ozoir-La-Ferriere, a small town 35 kilometres (20 miles) east of Paris. Photographs of the…

Gay asylum seekers in UK feel more pressure to prove sexuality: experts

Assessment changes by UK Border Agency has led immigrants fleeing persecution to even show film of themselves having sex Gay asylum seekers, desperate to avoid being returned to countries where they face persecution, are increasingly being forced to prove their sexual identity to immigration officials. Changes introduced by the UK…

Italy’s Berlusconi vows to refund money from unpopular tax

Former premier Silvio Berlusconi vowed Sunday to refund the money Italians have had to fork out for an unpopular property tax if his coalition wins this month’s elections. Speaking at a rally in Milan, Berlusconi vowed to scrap the levy and refund the taxes paid on primary residences in 2012…

India’s President approves death penalty in some rape cases

India’s president on Sunday approved harsher punishments for rapists, including the death penalty, after a brutal gang-rape in New Delhi sparked national outrage and triggered demands for tougher laws. President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to the new rape law two days after cabinet ministers recommended changes to improve safety…

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