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Syria: NGO report says over 1,70,000 dead in last three years

Jul 11, 2014

Syria: NGO report says over 1,70,000 dead in last three years

Among the dead in Syria were 56,495 civilians, including 9,092 children, according to the toll, which included casualties documented up to 8 July this year. #World #Syria #NewsTracker #Damascus #Bashar al-Assad #Syrian Observatory for Human Rights #Sectarian violence #Free Syrian Army #Syrian civil war #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #Middle Easr
Myanmar: Journalists sentenced to 10 years for reporting on chemical weapons

Jul 10, 2014

Myanmar: Journalists sentenced to 10 years for reporting on chemical weapons

The article alleged that the country's military was operating a chemical weapons factory in the town of Pauk in Magway, under the instructions of former strongman junta chief Than Shwe. #NewsTracker #Myanmar #journalists #Human Rights Watch #Reporters Without Borders #Than Shwe #Chemical weapons #Press Freedom #Journalists jailed #Myanmar's Military Junta #Unity Weekly #Official Secrets
China: Prominent pro-Tibetan rights writers placed under house arrest as Kerry visits

Jul 10, 2014

China: Prominent pro-Tibetan rights writers placed under house arrest as Kerry visits

Woeser said she was detained after a US Embassy staffer telephoned to invite her to meet a US official for dinner. #World #China #US #NewsTracker #Freedom of Speech #Tibet #Tsering Woeser #John Kerry #US-China Talks #Tibetan Rights
Spain's bull run begins in Pamplona amid protests

Jul 06, 2014

Spain's bull run begins in Pamplona amid protests

The first bull run, which traditionally draws the largest number of participants, is on Monday. A run takes on average just under four minutes. #World #BuzzPatrol #Spain #Festivals #Bull Run #Pamplona #Animals rights #Bull fighting
Moral policing on rise in Goa: Minister demands end to bikinis, 'pub tourism'

Jul 02, 2014

Moral policing on rise in Goa: Minister demands end to bikinis, 'pub tourism'

Dhavalikar fired his first salvo on Monday night at the sidelines of an event at a resort in Goa, where he told journalists, "Scantily dressed girls visiting pubs project the wrong culture and this should be stopped. It does not fit in our culture. What will happen to our Goan culture if we allow this? " #Politics #BJP #Goa #Manohar Parrikar #Sri Ram Sene #Women Rights #Lok Sabha elections #pubs #Sudin Dhavalikar #Pramod Muthalik

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Not just BJP, Sri Ram Sene: Medieval mindsets cut across parties

Mar 24, 2014

Not just BJP, Sri Ram Sene: Medieval mindsets cut across parties

My point is that medieval mindsets cut across parties and if you're going to castigate politicians for it, reprimand them all. #Politics #India #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Violence against women #Rape #Sri Ram Sene #Women's rights #Lok Sabha elections 2014 #Pramod Muthalik
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Feb 27, 2014

Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Will no one be able to question conventional wisdom about history, politics and mythology? Will no one be able to expose the wrong-doings of politicians and corporate leaders? #Internet #InMyOpinion #Penguin #research #Academia #Freedom of Expression #Right wing group #religious sentiments #Wendy Doniger #The Hindus: An Alternative History

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Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Jul 10, 2014

Angels put pitcher C.J. Wilson on 15-day disabled list

The Angels placed struggling left-handed pitcher C.J. Wilson on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained right ankle before Thursday night’s game against the Texas Rangers...
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Jul 10, 2014

Angels put pitcher C.J. Wilson on 15-day disabled list

The Angels placed struggling left-handed pitcher C.J. Wilson on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained right ankle before Thursday night’s game against the Texas Rangers...
Pulping Doniger's book: Will publishers only print 'safe' books?

Jul 10, 2014

Who donated three skulls to Wash. thrift store?

All right, who dumped the human heads at a Goodwill store in Washington state...