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Rob Tornoe: Bordering on cruelty
Throughout the political world, there is growing outrage over the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy on the Mexican border, which has led to the forced separation of families and the detainment of thousands of minors in facilities throughout the South. The Associated Press described kids in one facility in South Texas waiting “in a series of cages” under overhead lighting that “stays on around the clock.”
Christine M. Flowers: Sessions’ asylum decision hurts women most in need
I have seen a woman beaten, and I did nothing to stop it. It is hard, as a teenager, to know your power and to find your voice. Instead of confronting the violence, I hid behind a locked door. I’m no longer in contact with that woman and don’t even know if she is still alive. What I do know is that she left the man who hurt her and her two boys after that violent showdown, and moved away to a stable, safer place. That was over
Will Gore: Melania’s call underscores a vital truth about Trump
Melania Trump’s recent hospitalisation led to all sorts of speculation. Officially, she had a benign kidney condition, now successfully treated. Judging by her surprisingly forthright statement at the weekend about America’s present policy towards migrant children at the Mexican border, it is tempting to wonder whether she also gained a renewed clarity of vision. Certainly her call for America to “govern with a heart” sharpened
Evan Halper: New law threatens to throttle Civil society groups
When leaders of a powerful congressional committee turned their attention this month to the scourge of foreign agents plotting to weaken American democracy, they didn’t target Eastern European hackers or shadowy international political operatives. They instead took off after the even-tempered environmental lawyers at the Natural Resources Defense Council. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, the chair of the House Natural Resources
Amit Kapoor: India times it perfectly
The current global economy is caught in a major paradox. We live in a world where systems using artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and automation are matching or exceeding human performance in more and more domains. Yet, global productivity levels have been stagnant since the economic crisis of 2008. The global total factor productivity (TFP), which measures the efficiency with which inputs such as labour and capital are
Gracie Bonds Staples: Are suicides really preventable?
Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in this country, and yet we still talk about it in whispers — if we talk about it at all. Time, though, has a way of demanding us to say something, do something. That time came in quick heartbreaking succession when fashion designer Kate Spade and author/chef Anthony Bourdain had both died from apparent suicide, and well, we had a reference point. Everybody was talking.
Benetton condemned for using rescued migrants in adverts
MARSEILLE: French charity SOS Mediterranee has lashed out at clothing ..
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Indonesia ferry disaster jumps to 180: Police
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Taliban kill 30 soldiers in first major attack since ceasefire
KABUL: Taliban militants killed 30 members of the Afghan security forc..
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AD Airports opens sleeping facility for transfer passengers
ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi Airports today announced the opening of Aerotel’s..
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Canada Senate approves recreational use of marijuana
TORONTO: Canada’s upper house of parliament on Tuesday approved a revi..
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Anukreethy Vas is Femina Miss India World 2018
MUMBAI: The 55th Femina Miss India World 2018 winner is Anukreethy Vas..
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Pilot whale meat poses health hazard, Faroese warned
TÓRSHAVN: The Faroe Islands’ ritual pilot whale hunt is not only highl..
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'Quit separating the kids!' Trump faces Democratic rage on immigration
WASHINGTON:President Donald Trump on Tuesday came face to face with fu..
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J&K placed under Governor’s Rule after President’s approval
SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir was placed under the Governor’s Rule on We..
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UAE a model for respect of human dignity: ICA official
ABU DHABI: The UAE has set a shining example for supporting and respec..
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