violence

Murders, Violence On Rise As Parched Central India Battles For Water

By Shuriah Niazi BHOPAL, India, June 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Imrat Namdev and her younger sister Pushpa Namdev were neighbours in Chhatarpur district, in the drought-hit Indian region of Bundelkhand. Both relied on the same well for water and, according to police, frequently quarrelled over how much the other was using. In May, during

[ Read More ]

War, Disasters Disrupt Education of 80 Million Children

By Alex Whiting LONDON, March 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – At least 80 million children living in areas affected by war or natural disaster had their education disrupted last year, leaving them prey to child labour, trafficking and extremism, experts said on Thursday. Many humanitarian aid appeals for 2015 ignored education, and aid appeals for

[ Read More ]

Clinton Calls Daesh Persecution of Christians, Yazidis, a Genocide

By Amanda Becker Dec 30 – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said that Daesh violence against Christians, Iraqi Yazidis and other religious minorities in the Middle East was genocide. “I think I was asked this a couple months ago, and I said that term carries with it legal import, it is a very important

[ Read More ]

Chicago Charges Cop in Black Teen’s Death

By Mary Wisniewski and P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO, Nov 25  – A white Chicago policeman who killed a black teenager was charged with murder on Tuesday, hours before authorities released a long-awaited video that shows the youth walking away from officers as he is shot 16 times. The graphic footage of last year’s shooting, taken from

[ Read More ]

With Ramadi Encircled, Iraqi Forces Brace For Urban Warfare

By Ahmed Rasheed and Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Iraqi forces appear better positioned than ever to launch an offensive against Islamic State militants controlling Ramadi, now that months-long efforts to cut off supply lines to the city are having an effect, but plenty of risks remain. The fall of Ramadi, the capital

[ Read More ]