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Monday, October 15, 2018
Expand Women prepare food in Hamdallaye village in the Boké region. Compensation payments for land lost to mining are often paid to male heads of household or lineages, even where the land is utilized by entire families or households. January 2018.  © 2018 Ricci Shryock for Human Rights Watch Rural women and girls play vital roles in their families and communities. They produce food, gather water, provide care, and navigate myriad challenges from poverty to environmental disasters, due to climate change. Today marks the International Day for Rural Women. But too often, rural women and girls… (Full Story)
Monday, October 15, 2018
Facebook Inc will ban false information about voting requirements and fact-check fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations ahead of next month's U.S. midterm elections, company executives told Reuters, the latest effort to reduce voter manipulation on its service. The world's largest online social network, with 1.5 billion daily users, has stopped short of banning all false or misleading posts, something that Facebook has shied away from as it would likely... (Full Story)
Monday, October 15, 2018
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who visualized the indispensability of the personal computer more than 40 years ago, died Monday at 65. Allen's family said he died in Seattle of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer he had been battling off and on since 2009. After persuading high school friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard in 1975, the two teamed up to develop a rudimentary software that hobbyists used to operate home-built computers.  "I expect the... (Full Story)
Monday, October 15, 2018
While Russian and Iranian-backed Bashar al-Assad's regime is consolidating its grip on most areas once controlled by various rebel groups in Syria, Iran's involvement and military footprints in the country have some experts and U.S. lawmakers concerned that Tehran might be in the process of establishing long-term presence in Syria in an effort to project regional power in the long term. "These countries [Russia and Iran] are digging into Syria preparing for the long... (Full Story)
Monday, October 15, 2018
A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Monday, saying the president made a "hyperbolic statement'' against a political adversary when he tweeted about a composite sketch the porn actress' lawyer released. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, sued Trump in April after he said a composite sketch of a man she said threatened her in 2011 to keep quiet about an alleged affair with the real estate mogul was... (Full Story)
Monday, October 15, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services released proposed regulations Monday that would require companies selling drugs covered by Medicare or Medicaid that cost more than $35 to disclose prices in their television ads. HHS Secretary Alex Azar framed the move as a way to reduce prices and protect consumers. "Patients deserve to know what a given drug could cost when they're being told about the benefits and risks it may have," Azar said in a speech to the National... (Full Story)
Monday, October 15, 2018
Gambia has launched a truth and reconciliation commission to look into crimes committed under former President Yahya Jammeh's government, which is accused of torturing and killing perceived opponents.  The tiny West African state swore in 11 members of the new commission Monday.  President Adama Barrow said in a post on Twitter: "Let us stand together to say: 'Never again shall a few people oppress us as a nation. Never again shall the beautiful Smiling Coast... (Full Story)
Monday, October 15, 2018
Pakistan's unilateral installation of a robust fence on its largely porous border with landlocked Afghanistan this week sparked fresh military clashes between the uneasy neighbors, and provoked Islamabad to close a busy southwestern crossing point. The abrupt closure of the Chaman crossing stranded travelers and hundreds of trucks loaded with commercial goods on both sides.  Pakistani authorities Monday allowed hundreds of stranded people to walk across the border, but they... (Full Story)
Monday, October 15, 2018
The Catholic Church in Washington has released the names of 28 former clergy members that it says were "credibly" accused of sexual abuse since 1948. A letter released Monday by the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said the move is "a necessary step towards full transparency and accountability and the process of healing." The archdiocese said it created the list on the orders of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who announced last week he was retiring, following a... (Full Story)
Monday, October 15, 2018
Concerns about debt diplomacy on China's expansive infrastructure megaproject — the Belt and Road — have become an increasing source of debate from Asia to Africa and the Middle East. In recent weeks, more than $30 billion in projects have been scrapped and other loans and investments are under review.   Public opposition is also testing the resolve of ruling authorities from Hanoi to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, as concerns about Chinese investment... (Full Story)
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