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Children of sex workers get a helping hand in India

Children of sex workers get a helping hand in India
BY MANIPADMA JENA
IPS NEWS AGENCY

KOLKATA, INDIA — "May I come in, Miss?" asks seven-year-old Ajmiri Khatun, her face beaming with her radiant smile. Her teacher, Pujo Roy, gladly welcomes her into the eight-square-foot educational facility designed for Indian children like her.

"Thank you, Miss," says Ajmiri, as she enters the Kidderpore ‘Berabhenge' centre, sits cross-legged on the floor and starts doing her homework.

Every day, from her school, Ajmiri proceeds to the centre where she waits for her mother, a commercial sex worker (CSW), to return from her work. Home for her and her family is a dilapidated shanty by the Sealdah railway in Kolkata city, where the stench of urine and garbage never goes away.

 

 

N.J. medical volunteers heading to Uganda to treat orphans

N.J. medical volunteers heading to Uganda to treat orphans

Organization seeks to raise awareness of crisis

Over 1,000 children in Africa will feel much better next month when their adopted grandmother Sylvia Allen, founder of Sylvia's Children, returns to thei...

Iceland could have a European Union future

Iceland could have a European Union future
BY LOWANA VEAL
IPS NEWS AGENCY

REYKJAVIK — Views within Iceland towards membership of the European Union (EU) are mixed. Though Iceland has officially decided to apply for EU membership this does not me...

Evidence contradicts perceived relationship between Taliban and Osama bin Laden

Evidence contradicts perceived relationship between Taliban and Osama bin Laden
BY GARETH PORTER
IPS NEWS AGENCY

WASHINGTON — Evidence now available from various sources, including recently declassified U.S. State Department documents, shows that the Taliban regime led by Mullah Mo...

NASA Space Shuttle secrets stolen for China

NASA Space Shuttle secrets stolen for China
BY JIM KOURI, CPP

An aerospace engineer was sentenced Tuesday to close to 16 years in federal prison for his conviction on charges of economic espionage and acting as an agent of the People's Republic ...

Attacks targeting teachers and students worldwide on the rise, says UNESCO report

Attacks targeting teachers and students worldwide on the rise, says UNESCO report
BY SUE WILLIAMS

The number of politically and ideologically motivated attacks on teachers, students and school buildings is rising, says the report "Education Under Attack 2010", launched by UNESCO on ...

Costa Rica’s Laura Chinchilla to lead a nation as latest female president

Costa Rica’s Laura Chinchilla to lead a nation as latest female president
BY DANIEL ZUERAS
IPS NEWS AGENCY

SAN JOSÉ — Laura Chinchilla of the governing National Liberation Party (PLN) will be the first female president of Costa Rica and the ninth in the history of Latin Ameri...

Defiant Iran going full steam ahead for nuke program

Defiant Iran going full steam ahead for nuke program
BY ELIZABETH ARROTT
VOA NEWS

CAIRO — Iran says it has informed the U.N. nuclear agency it plans to further enrich its uranium in defiance of international demands that it stop. Iran's processing progra...

Clinton trying to rally support to pressure Iran

Clinton trying to rally support to pressure Iran
BY DAVID GOLLUST
VOA NEWS

THE STATE DEPARTMENT — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday it is time to move toward new sanctions against Iran, given the lack of a clear response from Tehran ...

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