Crime spikes in several US cities confound criminologists

James Alan Fox, a crim­i­nol­o­gist at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston, is dis­mis­sive of the half-​​​​year sta­tis­tics. “The shorter the window, the more volatile the num­bers,” he said. “Six-​​​​month homi­cide numbers […]

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To cut or not to cut

Roughly 1.1 mil­lion people in Zim­babwe live with HIV. Studies show cir­cum­ci­sion could reduce the risk of infec­tion by 60 per cent. Since 2011, Zim­bab­wean men and infants have been […]

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Gulen, Erdogan and democracy in Turkey

Turkey has recently been shaken up by the tumul­tuous alter­ca­tion between the glob­ally active Muslim community-​​​​movement, the Gulen move­ment (GM) and the pro-​​​​Islamic Jus­tice and Devel­op­ment Party (AKP) in power […]

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