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The untold story of how India's sex workers prevented an Aids epidemic

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Beating Aids is India’s greatest public health achievement. A new book says it wouldn’t have happened without womenIn 2002, a major report predicted an Aids catastrophe in India. The country would have 20-25m Aids cases by 2010. People were being infected at the rate of about 1,000 a day. Aids orphans numbered 2 million. This scourge would ravage families, society, and the economy. India was going to be the Aids capital of the world.But 2010 came and

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Religious freedom and LGBT kids: Coalition kicks can down the road with yet another review

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Analysis: the latest review is not a necessary step to legislative action - it’s a stopgap The Coalition’s response to the Ruddock review of religious freedom is … wait for it, another review.The Australian Law Reform Commission will take a look at five of the most contentious Ruddock recommendations, because it’s just too politically difficult to make good on a promise to take away religious schools’ power to expel gay students in a way that pleases both

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North and South Korea soldiers cross DMZ in peace

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The historic exchanges were part of moves to dismantle guard posts on the heavily guarded border.

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Vahid Sayadi Nasiri: Jailed Iran activist dies on hunger strike

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Jailed for his posts on social media, Vahid Sayadi Nasiri protested against his conditions in prison.

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Gilbert Rozon: Just for Laughs founder charged with rape and indecent assault

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The Canadian comedy festival creator is also facing a C$10m class-action lawsuitGilbert Rozon, the founder of Canadian comedy festival Just For Laughs, has been charged with rape and indecent assault.Quebec’s director of criminal prosecutions announced the charges on Wednesday, which relate to incidents that are alleged to have occurred in June and September 1979, in Saint-Sauveur. Continue reading...

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Theresa May defeats Tory coup over Brexit deal but is left damaged

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More than a third of MPs vote no confidence in leader but PM says victory gives party ‘renewed mission’Theresa May has won the backing of her party to stay on as prime minister – but more than a third of Conservative MPs voted against her, underscoring the uphill battle she faces in getting her Brexit deal through parliament.Tory MPs rejected a no-confidence motion in the embattled prime minister’s leadership by 200 votes to 117 on Wednesday night, after

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'Tired of eating human flesh': South African court jails two men in cannibal case

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Judge said men were guilty of ‘most heinous crime’ over murder of 24-year-old womanTwo South African men accused of cannibalism were given life sentences for murder on Wednesday, with the judge saying they were guilty of “the most heinous crime”.Judge Peter Olsen sentenced Nino Mbatha, 33, and Lungisani Magubane, 32, to life in prison for the killing last year of Zanele Hlatshwayo, the Witness newspaper said. Continue reading...

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New Zealand courts banned naming Grace Millane’s accused killer. Google just emailed it out | Toby Manhire

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That one of the world’s biggest companies rides roughshod over a court order tells you all you need to know about the giants of Silicon ValleyImagine if a media company told you the name of the man accused of killing Grace Millane. Imagine if, in defiance of a very clear court ruling of interim name suppression, that company told you his name in an email – spelling it out, even, in the subject header.Unthinkable? That’s exactly what happened in the early

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