Report finds rising segregation in U.S. schools

May 18, 2016

Report finds rising segregation in U.S. schools

Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country educates its poor and minority children. A report Tuesday by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office found deepening segregation of black and Hispanic students at high-poverty K-12 ...

May 16, 2016

Iran cracks down on Instagram modeling

Iran has arrested eight people for working in “un-Islamic” online modeling networks, particularly on Instagram, the head of Tehran’s cybercrimes court said on state television. The arrests were made under a 2-year-old sting operation named “Spider II,” targeting among others models who post photos ...

U.S. set to renew most Myanmar sanctions

May 14, 2016

U.S. set to renew most Myanmar sanctions

The United States plans to renew the bulk of its sanctions against Myanmar when they expire next week, but will make some changes aimed at boosting investment and trade, according to several senior U.S. officials and congressional aides. An announcement on extending much of ...

May 10, 2016

Two million Chinese to be relocated in anti-poverty drive

China, fighting to stamp out poverty, will this year move more than 2 million of its poorest citizens from remote, inland regions to more developed areas, an official of the cabinet-level State Council said on Tuesday. The mass relocation of people is a strategy ...