Global Week in Review: Mandela Family Under Fire

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  • Renowned Zimbabwe Singer Chiwoniso Dies
  • Spain’s Jobless Rate Drops
  • Support for Female Genital Mutilation Declines
  • Kate Middleton Has a Baby Boy
  • Biden Travels to India and Singapore
  • Jamaica to Fight Child Abduction With Billboards
  • Deadly Earthquake Strikes China
  • Pope Francis Heads to Brazil for Weeklong Celebration
  • Brazil World Cup Ticket Prices
  • Tree Loss Rate Slows in African Rainforest
  • Watchdogs Blast Australian PM for PNG Aslyum Deal
  • Nigerians Contest Senate’s Backing of Underage Marriage
  • U.N. Voices Fear Over Somalia’s Media Law
  • Obstacles Pile Up Ahead of Mali Elections
  • Japan’s Prime Minister Is Re-Elected
  • Same Sex Marriage Is Legalized in England
  • Palestinians Says No Peace Talks Without Border Agreement
  • Mandela Family Under Fire
  • Spain Train Wreck Kills at Least 78
  • China Indicts Ex-Politician Bo Xilai for Corruption
  • Tunisian Opposition Leader Assassinated

Support for Female Genital Mutilation Declines

A recent Unicef study shows that support for female genital mutilation (FGM) is declining among both men and women. The survey, described as the most comprehensive study on the issue to date, found that in the 29 countries throughout Africa and the Middle East where FGM is still practiced, girls were less likely to be cut than they were 30 years ago.

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