3Novices:World › One-third of Delhi police to be women

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The Indian government Friday approved a proposal to reserve one-third of police posts in Delhi for women, its latest move to address shocking levels of sexual violence against women in the capital.

The decision, taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is part of a series…
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3Novices:World › 640,200 Syrians living in besieged areas: U.N. report

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Nearly 650,000 Syrians are living in besieged communities in the country’s civil war, more than three times the U.N. estimate, according to a new report that offers a graphic account of hundreds of deaths in areas the world has struggled for years to reach.

The report says Syria’s government is…
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3Novices:World › For Iraqis, years after U.S. invasion seem like unending war

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Alaa al-Qureishi’s home is full of ghosts — the photos of dead relatives decorating the walls of every room.

In 2006, his mother and brother were killed when the house, in the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad, was randomly hit by a rocket. A year later, tragedy struck again when…
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