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Australia’s national day fuels debate on colonial past

Melbourne, Australia – While most Australians fire up the barbecue and crack open beers to celebrate national day on Friday, Robbie Thorpe will be marching in the shadow of Victoria’s state parliament. Like many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, he doesn’t see anything to cheer on Australia Day, which marks the arrival of the…

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Zainab’s rape, execute sparks child sexual abuse debate

A minor girl’s rape and murder earlier this month has sent a shock wave across Pakistan. The incident has drawn a wide public outcry, with many celebrities openly talking against child sexual abuse in the South Asian nation. Zainab Fatima Ameen, a seven-year-old girl from the city of Kasur in central Punjab, was found dead…