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More than 1,100 rapes daily in DRCongo: study

WASHINGTON — More than 1,100 women are raped every day in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), making sexual violence against women 26 times more common than previously thought, a study concluded Tuesday. More than 400,000 women and girls between the ages of 15 to 49 were raped in the…

Fox Contributor: ‘Cult of victimology’ around rape stifles debate

Kirsten Powers, a Fox News and Daily Beast contributor and former Clinton Administration official, became the latest women to jump on the anti-”Slutwalk” bandwagon following pop singer Rebecca St. James’ assertion that women are “asking for sex if they’re dressed immodestly” and should refrain from doing so if they don’t…

Islamists restore order amid Tunisia violence

ETTADHAMEN, Tunisia — Charred cars, vandalised shops, roadblocks made of garbage and manure have made this town nearly unrecognisable were it not for Islamists who have taken action to re-establish calm and order. Ettadhamen, a deprived district outside Tunis, is one of several areas across the country that has been…

Twenty-five fighters killed, wounded near Afghan-Pakistan border in retaliatory strike

ASSADABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Twenty-five foreign fighters were killed and wounded by Afghan security forces after they crossed the border from Pakistan, a government official said, the first sign of retaliatory attacks in Afghanistan after al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed. Bin Laden, the architect of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States,…

Muslim Brotherhood: U.S. troops should now quit Iraq, Afghan

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said on Monday that U.S. soldiers should be withdrawn from Afghanistan and Iraq after the killing of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the September 11 attacks that led to two U.S.-led wars. Al Qaeda leader was killed in a firefight with U.S. forces…

Andrew Brietbart smearing college professors with deceptively edited video

Andrew Breitbart, who sponsored the heavily edited “pimp” videos that destroyed the anti-poverty group ACORN, is now using the same technique to go after two college professors for statements they allegedly made while teaching a course at the University of Missouri on Labor, Politics and Society. According to MediaMatters, Breitbart’s…

Thousands call for overthrow of Syria’s Assad

AMMAN (Reuters) – Thousands of Syrians called for the overthrow of President Bashar al-Assad Sunday at a funeral for protesters killed by security forces in the southern town of Nawa, a witness said. “Long live Syria. Down with Bashar!” the mourners chanted, their calls audible in a telephone call during…

Syrian forces raid homes, Assad opposition mounts

AMMAN (Reuters) – Secret police raided homes near Damascus overnight, rights campaigners said on Sunday, as popular opposition to Syria’s authoritarian President Bashar al-Assad increased following bloody attacks on pro-democracy protesters. Security forces and gunmen loyal to Assad have killed at least 112 people over the last two days. They…

Uganda threatens to block Twitter and Facebook over protests

KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda will order social media sites Twitter and Facebook blocked locally if further protests over high food and fuel prices take place because they are being used to fan unrest, a senior official said Tuesday. Monday, soldiers and police fired teargas to disperse thousands demonstrating for a third time against rising…

Mexico’s orphans are casualties of drug wars

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AFP) – With a child’s unfettered frankness, six-year old Jorge tells a social worker that he is saving his pesos for the one thing he wants more than anything: an AK-47 automatic rifle. It will take a weapon at least that deadly, the boy reckons, to visit…

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