Originally published on Sat May 18, 2013 1:09 pm
After protests from some MPs and after only about 15 minutes, the Afghan parliament halted debate Saturday on a bill aimed at curbing violence against women.
As the BBC reports, the bill would have solidified a law passed by presidential decree in 2009, which banned "violence against women, child marriages and forced marriages."
Originally published on Sat May 18, 2013 6:46 pm
Breaching protocol, a Russian official let a name slip during an interview with Interfax, the state news agency.
The interview was with a representative of the FSB, the Russian security agency, and the name he made public was of the person Russia believes is the CIA station chief in Moscow.
The Guardian explains:
Originally published on Sat May 18, 2013 12:37 pm
On average, men aren't as healthy as women.
Men don't live as long, and they're more likely to engage in risky behaviors, like smoking and drinking.
But in the past decade, global health funding has focused heavily on women.
Programs and policies for men have been "notably absent," says Sarah Hawkes from the University of London's Institute of Global Health.