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  • Egypt girl's death after genital excision leads to unprecedented trial

    Egypt girl's death after genital excision leads to unprecedented trial
    DEYARB BOQTARES, Egypt — By all accounts, Soheir Bataa was a bright and lively girl. At 13, she was diligent in her schoolwork, with her math teacher recalling an eager pupil. On her run-down street in this Nile Delta village, she could often be seen hoisting a neighborhood toddler onto a skinny hip.
  • In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job

    In Afghanistan, childhood is often a full-time job
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Sami Rahimi sleeps fitfully on a bread rack above the bakery's cold concrete floor. He rises at 5 a.m., sweeps up, washes in a pan of chilly water, then prays. Before the sun has risen, Sami is pushing a dented wheelbarrow...

    Disney throws big celebration for 'It's a Small World' anniversary

    Disney throws big celebration for 'It's a Small World' anniversary
    From Tokyo to Paris, Orlando, Fla.,  to Southern California, folks all around the globe Thursday are celebrating the ride and song that, for better or worse, has been getting stuck in people's heads for the last 50 years. "It's a Small World" turns 50...

    Backlash ends Irvine's plan for 'friendship' with Vietnamese city

    Backlash ends Irvine's plan for 'friendship' with Vietnamese city
    When a city councilman in Irvine dreamed up the idea of forming a relationship with a coastal town in Vietnam, the leaders of this increasingly multicultural community got a quick, decisive lesson in foreign relations. Hundreds of Vietnamese Americans,...

    Irvine drops 'friendship city' plan with Vietnam town amid protest

    Irvine drops 'friendship city' plan with Vietnam town amid protest
    Confronted with nearly 600 protesters upset over a proposal to join Irvine in "friendship" with city of Nha Trang in Vietnam, Irvine City Council members Tuesday night voted to revise their rules for choosing cities to be friends with. After more than...