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


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


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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Interesting items show up in UNM duck pond

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It’s no secret, the pond at the University of New Mexico is a popular place for students and families.

Every other spring the pond is drained and cleaned. Besides the usual trash, there are also many surprising items found.

It’s the Manager of Environmental Services at UNM, Willie West, who oversees the draining of the pond. West said it’s always an interesting process.

“We did find a couple of office chairs, a fishing pole, several pairs of shoes,” said West.

Those were just some of the items found during this spring cleaning. But it doesn’t stop there.

“We have occasionally found things like knives, computers, laptops,” said West.

Other items include car keys, a mannequin, and even a bowling ball.

Many students have their own theories to how the items got there.

“It’s probably frats or sororities maybe playing pranks,” said student Gabriel Sandoval.

“You hear a…

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3Novices:World › For Iraqis, years after U.S. invasion seem like unending war


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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