Global Week in Review: U.N. Reports Rise in Afghan Civilian Deaths

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  • Apple Looks Into Worker Rights’ Violations
  • Nigerian Vigilantes Clash with Boko Haram
  • Protests in Burkina Faso Decry the New Senate
  • South Africa Fights to Protect a Native Tea Name
  • Britain Confirms Cash Bond Scheme
  • Zambia Goes Back on Press Freedoms
  • U.N. Reports Rise in Afghan Civilian Deaths
  • Zimbabwe Presidential Candidate Cries Election Fraud
  • Egypt’s Ousted President Morsi “Sends His Best,” Says EU Official
  • Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws May Not Be Suspended for 2014 Olympics
  • Israel and Palestine to Restart Peace Talks
  • Explosions in Nigerian Christian City Kills 24
  • Twitter Rape Threats in U.K. Lead to Arrest, Online Petition
  • Pro-Morsi Groups Plan March Following Massacre
  • Pope Says He Won’t “Judge” Gay People
  • Deadly Wave of Iraq Car Bombs Kills Dozens
  • Italy Coach Crash Leaves at Least 38 Dead
  • Spanish Train Driver Charged With Homicide
  • Cambodian Opposition Party Cries Election Fraud
  • China Orders a National Audit

Protests in Burkina Faso Decry the New Senate

Thousands in Burkina Faso are protesting the president’s creation of a new Senate which allows him to appoint 29 of the 89-member body himself. President Blaise Compaore has been in power for 26 years and protesters fear that he may use his grip on the Senate to amend the constitution’s two five-year term limit.


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