Turkey's sex workers seek to establish a union

Turkey's sex workers seek to establish a union ISTANBUL – Activists and sex workers in Turkey are working on a project to establish Turkey’s first sex workers union. They are hopeful about finding a solution to their problems and changing society’s approach toward sex workers. They will organize an awareness walk to bring attention to their issues

Victim forces 3 robbers to seek police help

Three robbers had to get police help after their intended victim fought back with a knife in Foshan, Guangdong province, on Thursday.

UN details morphing drug markets

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reported Wednesday on the reduction of the markets of opium, cocaine and marijuana and the expansion of the consumption of amphetamines and ecstasy.

Does Sanford's fall equal Barbour's gain?

One of the most immediate fallouts from Gov. Mark Sanford's admission today of an extra-marital affair was his resignation as chair of the Republican Governors Association. That speeds up the leadership hand-off of the RGA -- already in the works -- to Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi.

Fury as West Bank building goes on

Tel Aviv stands accused of deception by claiming settlement construction in the occupied territories is only continuing to cater for growing families already living there.

Do the Geneva Conventions still stand up?

One hundred fifty years ago the battle of Solferino left 40,000 soldiers and civilians either wounded or killed. With too few doctors on hand, Swiss civilian Henry Dunant helped villagers care for the victims. Underscoring the direct and dire impact of war on civilians, his experience led him to found the International Red Cross Movement, which celebrates its anniversary on 24 June.

Irans public bus workers union call for solidarity actions on June 26

In recent days, we continue witnessing the magnificent demonstration of millions of people from all ages, genders, and national and religious minorities in Iran. They request that their basic human rights, particularly the right to freedom and to choose independently and without deception be recognized. These rights are not only constitutional in most of the countries, but also have been protected against all odds.

Recession fuels dating violence, curbs prevention

A survey released earlier this month finds that teen dating violence rates are higher than ever, with the economic crisis apparently worsening rates of abuse of between parents and among teens. Those June 10 results come out as school budget cuts hinder education programs focused on preventing dating violence.

Chavez lambasts big pharmaceutical firms

Venezuela plans to scrap some pharmaceutical patents and allow domestic manufacturers to produce generic drugs. Commerce Minister Eduardo Saman declared at the weekend that Venezuela's socialist government would annul patents on some medicines under a reform of existing intellectual-property laws.

Iran opposition: Even violence wont keep us from continuing

'You can be sure that even violence won’t keep us from continuing.' The great Iranian cinematographer (Kandahar or Safar e Ghandehar (2001)) Mohsen Makhmalbaf has become international spokesman for the reform candidate Mir Hossein Moussavi, whose 'defeat' in the presidential election last Friday has lit the powder kegs in Iran.

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