In Brazil, where the homicide rate is five times higher than in the United States, politicians are debating a law to make it easier for residents, including convicted criminals, to buy guns. A group of conservative lawmakers wants to allow Brazilians to buy up to nine guns a year.
Latin America's largest nation is also one of the world's deadliest. And, just like in the US, violence in Brazil disproportionately affects young, non-white men. Now activists are fighting to draw attention to the problem of killings of young black Brazilian men, frequently by police. One of the leading local movements is Amnesty International’s “Jovem Negro Vivo,” meaning “Young Black Alive.”
The Alliance for Food Health said the spot “reproduces and reinforces stereotypes that establish Indians as culturally and racially subordinated."
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Even China's state media criticized the unctuous, hammy scene in the version of "Iron Man 3" shown in China, in which a Chinese doctor calls the hero's robot assistant and says, "Tony doesn't have to do this alone... China can help." That scene did not appear elsewhere.
Of all the movies to climb the charts here, an Adolf Hitler spoof might seem the least likely option.
It's brewed from rainforest plants and vines. Supporters say it has healing properties. It's also illegal,
More than 2,600 civilians have been killed in the civil war in Yemen, most from air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition backed by the US. Global Post reporter Sharif Abdel Kouddous is just back from Yemen, and tells the story of one air strike that targeted a home where a wedding was taking place.
Police are still investigating Friday's attack on a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Colo., but they say Robert Dear is responsible. If that's the case, it represents just the latest example of a white male being behind a mass shooting.
In 2004, 34 men, women and children stepped out of a forest in southern Laos. They had never seen cars, telephones or television, and believed that they were refugees from a war engulfing their native Cambodia. They did not know that the war they were fleeing had in fact ended — a full 25 years earlier. Journalist Corinne Purtill traveled to Cambodia to learn about their life on the run.