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Language has the power to disarm the concerned citizen

Utterly confused by the words chosen to explain the US-EU trade agreement? Mission accomplished, then.
from The Guardian on Nov 24, 2014.
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Afghan women frozen out of peace talks, warns agency

Afghan women are consistently excluded from Afghanistan’s peace negotiations and formal talks about the country’s future, says an international agency Oxfam.
from Oxfam on Nov 24, 2014.

UK licensed arms worth £7m to Israel in lead-up to Gaza bombing

The UK approved £7 million worth of military licences to Israel during the six months leading up to the recent bombing of Gaza, says arms trade campaigners.
from Campaign Against Arms Trade on Nov 24, 2014.

Kenyan troops claim to kill 'over 100 Somali terrorists'

The Kenya Government says that troops have killed more than 100 terrorists in Somalia in retaliation for an attack on a bus on Saturday,
from The Standard on Nov 24, 2014.

'New climate normal' threatens development

As the planet warms, heatwaves and other weather extremes will become the "new climate normal," with severe consequences for development, warns a new report.
from World Bank on Nov 23, 2014.
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Indian labour reforms: watch out, workers

The Indian government’s push for so-called labour reforms will take aim at provisions that safeguard worker rights, writes Kinjal Sanmpat.
from Himal on Nov 24, 2014.

Chaos and self-censorship stalk Central African Republic journalists

Africa’s “forgotten crisis” is exacerbated by a breakdown in the media, which forces the population to live in an information blackout
from Index on Censorshiop on Nov 22, 2014.
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Finding the ‘disappeared’ in Argentina and Mexico

Mexico’s wave of violence continues. Identifying the victims would be a near-impossible task were it not for forensic scientists.
from SciDev.Net on Nov 20, 2014.
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