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SCIENCE – Mankind, good and bad

Are we saints fallen on evil ways, or monsters?  One hundred and thirty-one hours imprisoned in a room measuring just a few...

On the roof of the world

Tibet faces the old, the new and realpolitik.   The Tibetan capital of Lhasa is a modern Chinese city teeming with new...

FOOD&CULTURE – Dining to die for

A tradition in many US prisons, the last meal of the condemned to death is dying out. Cheeseburgers, chips, steak, lobster, ice...

ENTERTAINMENT – When the game gets serious

The world of video games is a virtual contradiction. Video games first emerged as a global presence in the 1980s. Today, with...

MUSIC – Murder music

Songs of homicide. Before the invention of crime reporting there were the murder ballads. These songs described violent crimes and fearful retributions,...

Where death rules

The Middle East and North Africa are strongholds of capital punishment. In the United States, antideath penalty activists often refer to the...

Corporate personhood

If a company steals, can it be sent to jail? L ast year a very peculiar news item appeared in the American...

Shoplifting, a crime for everyone

Have you stolen something in a store lately? "Swastika Mukherjee, who is making her Bollywood debut opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in Dibakar...

Human trafficking

Is outlawing commercial sex the best way to fight modern slavery? A half hour short of midnight, after a long debate, a...

Women behind bars

The female prison population is booming around the world.   Prisons were conceived by men and for men, not for women....

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“Open Balkan” initiative, an alternative to EU

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