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The unpreferred sex: why there aren't enough girls for Indian boys

India's recent preliminary census results had a shocking statistic: the ratio of girls to boys had fallen yet again. There are now only 914 girls for every 1,000 boys, while in some areas it's as low as 800. Easy access to ultrasound machines and illegal sex determination tests have led to a boom in the abortion of female fetuses, leading to widespread people trafficking and abuse of women.

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2014-07-28 France

As France’s Carrefour pulls out, what next for India’s retail market?

French supermarket giant Carrefour announced earlier this month it is giving up on one of the world’s biggest consumer markets by closing its operations in India. Carrefour wants...

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2014-07-25 immigration

Many Turks angry over Syrian refugee situation

According to the UNHCR 2.5 million Syrians have fled to neighboring countries since the conflict there began. Over 800 000 of them are now in Turkey. Ankara has maintained an...

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2014-07-24 Ukraine

Sluggish tourist season in Crimea

As early as the late 19th Century Crimea has lived off tourism. But the annexation of the peninsula by Russia, using military force, has already had an impact on the 2014 season....

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2014-07-22 Angela Merkel

Can Chancellor Merkel's winning streak last?

Calm, efficient, successful... Pick a stereotype about Germany and it seems to be holding true right now: their national football team just won the World Cup, their economy is...

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2014-07-23 agriculture

Hunger in a fertile land...

In Senegal a series of bad harvests mean the government and international organisations have been forced into distributing food aid. The aid helps farmers during lean times, but...

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