Indian authorities file rape and murder charges against five of the six accused of gang raping a 23-year-old university student. India has been ranked one of the worse countries to be a woman. We examine the rankings of other nations. Then, Pan-Arab channel Al Jazeera buys cable news channel Currant, owned by Al Gore and associates. And the politics of taxes and rum in the Caribbean.
Indian authorities filed rape and murder charges Thursday against five men accused of gang rape of a 23-year-old university student.
On hands and knees, he painstakingly sweeps every inch of the street with an old shoe brush. But he and his young son Asad aren’t collecting trash. They’re looking for gold dust that blows out of the jewellery shops around them.
The Arab news giant Al Jazeera has purchased the American television news channel Current TV. The New York Times Media Reporter Brian Stelter tells anchor Marco Werman this represents a huge leap in audience numbers for the Qatari-owned channel.
A 15 year old girl in Iceland is taking her government to court. She’s suing for the right to use the name given her by her mother. Only certain names are allowed, by law, and hers isn’t one of them. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Sveinn Gudmarsson of the Icelandic National Broadcast Service.
China’s government is increasingly trying to control the message and it’s increasingly having difficulty doing that. The latest example happened this week in Guangdong, when a government censor replaced the annual New Year’s editorial of a well-respected newspaper. And people went ballistic online.
China has a middle class of some 300 million people. And more and more of them are traveling internationally. When they travel, they spend, and American states are increasingly trying to market themselves to bring Chinese tourists to their corner of the world.
Ever heard of an architectural style being knocked off? Well Iraqi-British Zaha Hadid has. The Iraqi-British architect unveiled her designs for the Wangjing Soho complex in Beijing in 2011, but a building that looks a lot like Hadid’s is also going up in the city of Chongqing.
Which of the Caribbean region rum producing countries has the oldest continuously producing rum distillery ? This country has been making rum in wooden stills along the banks of the Demerara River ever since the 17th century. Rum expert Edward Hamilton has the answer.