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Death from killer drones kept under wraps by US forces

Death from killer drones kept under wraps by US forces

The death toll resulting from US drone strikes in Pakistan has continued to rise at an alarming rate, according to a recent report. Navid Ahmed, an investigative journalist and academic in Islamabad said that despite the rising number of people losing their lives as a result of the drone strikes, the United States government has consistently failed to record the[Read More…]

Children die after eating school meals contaminated with pesticides

Children die after eating school meals contaminated with pesticides

An investigation has been launched in India after at least 23 children died and 25 fell ill following pesticide poisoning at their school. It is not yet known how the chemicals contaminated the free school meals that were served in the poverty-stricken eastern state of Bihar, although one official said the food may not have been properly washed before it[Read More…]

Toru Hashimoto

Japanese mayor advocates military rape

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it” George Santayana Rape is necessary to boost the morale of soldiers – according to one politician who has caused outrage by trivialising the sexual slavery of thousands of Asian women during the world war. Japanese mayor Toru Hashimoto, is co-leader of an emerging conservative political party, which has[Read More…]