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  • Belgium's humane stance on dying kids

     Belgium's humane stance on dying kids
    It's an idea that, in the death-squeamish U.S., is probably too disturbing for the edgiest TV hospital drama, let alone real life and real legislation. Last week, the Belgian Parliament passed a law allowing terminally ill children to request aid in dying. Adults there have been able to do that since 2002, and a few other European countries have similar measures. But last Thursday's action, which is expected to be signed into law by King Philippe, will make Belgium the first to extend the right to minors faced with "constant and unbearable suffering."
  • In South Africa, inequality and economic ills persist

    In South Africa, inequality and economic ills persist
    By the time Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, the path to ending South Africa's political crisis through the abolition of apartheid was known, even if it would not be easy or straight. Solving the country's economic crisis was another...

    Pomona-Pitzer track athlete is in running for Rhodes Scholarship

    Pomona-Pitzer track athlete is in running for Rhodes Scholarship
    Annie Lydens is accustomed to juggling a demanding academic schedule at Pomona College and her running career for Pomona-Pitzer with equally exceptional results. Lydens, a senior, has a 3.99 grade-point average while studying philosophy, politics and...

    Belgium website asks tipsters to report illegal immigrants

     
    In Belgium, a political party on the far right has unveiled a deeply controversial new website where tipsters can report illegal immigrants working on the black market or abusing the social security system.

    Palestinian leaders cancel tax hikes amid protests

     
    Responding to violent protests in several West Bank cities, the Palestinian Authority said Tuesday it would cancel planned tax hikes on cooking gas, fuel and other commodities.