03 Jan

News and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



US embassy evacuates staff in South Sudan

Officials blame ongoing political violence, which has claimed more than 1,000 lives in the past three weeks


South Sudan

State Department


US embassy evacuates staff in South Sudan

Cambodia garment workers' strike turns deadly


Cambodia garment workers’ strike turns deadly

Military police open fire on workers protesting for higher wages, killing at least three people



Low-wage Workers


Walmart recalls donkey meat in China

DNA tests reveal traces of fox meat in the popular Chinese snack sold by Walmart, the world’s largest retailer




Food Safety


Indian teen dies after being gang raped twice and set on fire

Protesters demand accountability and justice for 16-year-old victim who reported assaults to police




Women’s Rights

Central & South Asia


Heavy fighting rages in Iraq’s Anbar province

Clashes continue between army and Sunni fighters after gunmen seized control of several police stations




Middle East

Italian navy rescues more than 1,000 migrants sailing to Europe

Migrants Italy

3 Jan 2014: Navy helicopters spot four boats carrying 823 people, while in second operation 233 migrants are saved




S consulate compound in Benghazi attacked

Who needs facts? We appear to be in the Post-Information Age now

Evidence? Ha. That’s for humanists, scientists and who knows what other dangerous–ists. It’s all about how we feel now

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A vehicle and the surrounding area are engulfed in flames after it was set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi. Photograph: Str/AFP/Getty Images

Remember the Information Age? That was such an interesting period, when digital technology and the thirst for understanding converged to give the human race unprecedented access to heaps of revealing data, contemporaneous and historical. All you had to do was analyze the information without prejudice and the secrets of the world unfolded before you – from the human genome to weekend crime in your town, from the value of the two-out stolen base to the origin of the universe. ……………………


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the oleary

Indian teen dies after being raped twice and set on fire. What the hell is going on in India. What a terrible culture that must be to encourage young males to be so violent and destructive.

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