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  • Square Roots a compelling collection of sonorities

    Square Roots a compelling collection of sonorities
    Mauritanian singer Noura Mint Seymali has two related goals. The first is to raise global awareness of her country's music, and the second is to educate youths in Mauritania about their own culture. All of which make her the quintessential artist to...
  • Muslim Hacker Claims to Infiltrate Twitter User Database

    A notorious hacker who claims to "fight for the dignity of Muslims" though peaceful means attacked Twitter on Tuesday, publishing private information online from the accounts of thousands of the social-media company's users. The self-described Mauritania...
  • Modern-day slavery persists the world over

    Modern-day slavery persists the world over
    NEW DELHI — When Savita Debnath was 14, two unknown men came to her impoverished village in eastern India, promising her a job cleaning houses for $40 a month in nearby Kolkata. When she got there, agents forced her onto a train to New Delhi and...
  • India's not-so-hidden shame: World leader in modern slavery

    India's not-so-hidden shame: World leader in modern slavery
    NEW DELHI -- When Savita Debnath was 14, two unknown men came to her impoverished village in eastern India, promising her a job cleaning houses for $40 a month in nearby Kolkata, but when she got there, agents forced her onto a train to New Delhi and sold...
  • Slavery still haunts Africa, where millions remain captive

    Slavery still haunts Africa, where millions remain captive
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- African countries dominate a new global index on slavery, with 38 of the 50 nations where the scourge is at its worst found on the continent. The Global Slavery Index, released Thursday, estimated that nearly 30 million...
  • Kadafi spy chief sent to Libya amid worries about fair trial

     
    Mauritania shipped the man who served as spy chief to deposed Libyan strongman Moammar Kadafi off to Libya on Wednesday, where the Libyan prime minister assured reporters he would get a fair trial, according to local and international media....
  • News of the Weird: Ireland to Issue DUI Permits?

    News of the Weird: Ireland to Issue DUI Permits?
    Cliche Come to Life: The Kerry, Ireland, county council voted in January to let some people drive drunk. The councillors reasoned that in the county's isolated regions, some seniors live alone and need the camaraderie of the pub, but fear a DUI arrest...
  • Win the FOX Rocks Lunchbox!

    Win the FOX Rocks Lunchbox!
    Sign up to win the Fox Rocks Lunchbox! K-Mack announces a new winner every Monday and Thursday at 10am drawn from all entries. We visit the winner at work and deliver the coveted FOX ROCKS LUNCH BOX, filled with great prizes every Tuesday and Friday...
  • EGYPT: Incidents of protesters setting themselves on fire occur across North Africa

     
    The depressed fruit seller in Tunisia who set himself on fire and touched off protests that toppled former President Zine el Abidine ben Ali has inspired copycats in recent days in Egypt, Algeria and Mauritania. On Monday, a 50-year-old man......
  • Julie Ward's fabrics: out of Africa and into America's stores

    Julie Ward's fabrics: out of Africa and into America's stores
    THE TRIBAL trend is one of the hottest this summer. The graphic prints and the bold dyes of the fabrics are popping up everywhere, but although most are mere knockoffs -- loomed, printed and dyed simply to look exotic -- a few are the real thing, and...
  • Copenhagen's lukewarm deal

     
    The reaction of environmentalists to the deal negotiated in Copenhagen Friday ranged from lukewarm to hostile. U.S. groups that work closely with Obama administration officials sought to make nice. “It strikes a credible blow against the single greatest...