Real scorcherJan-June 2015 hottest on record since 1880:
According to new data released by the US National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Tuesday, globally
averaged temperatures over ocean and land surfaces between January
and June of 2015 were the hottest on record since 1880.
Migrating for work, ending as sex slaves
Young Indian females are often lured by agents
with false promises of domestic work in Malaysia and then
subsequently coerced into commercial sex trade.
Twenty-eight-year-old Laxmi (name changed), is among numerous Indian
women who come to Malaysia in the hope of a better paying job, but
end up falling victim to sex trafficking instead.
New political reality in Middle East
With Iran publicly meeting the country it has
called “the Great Satan,” and the West aiming to win contracts for
Iranian projects, today is very dissimilar to yesterday. The region,
known for its never-ending wars and conflicts, is taking a new