Criticism of police grows after mob violence kills nearly 40 in India’s capital

Witnesses say police were unwilling or unable to control communal violence and in some instances may have participated in the worst riots in Delhi in decades.

Scotland moves to become first nation to make pads and tampons free

The plan is a big win for the global movement to remove so-called “tampon taxes” that classify sanitary pads as luxury items.
The family found shelter in a cave near Idlib, Syria, after fleeing the Aleppo countryside about a month ago. (Emin Ozmen/Magnum Photos)
The family found shelter in a cave near Idlib, Syria, after fleeing the Aleppo countryside about a month ago. (Emin Ozmen/Magnum Photos)

A Syrian offensive inside embattled Idlib wreaks terror on children

Children in the province have died in the cold and withered away because of severe malnutrition as their parents desperately search for food. In bedrooms or schoolyards, they have been blasted by airstrikes or artillery shells.

Some ultra-Orthodox Jewish women in Israel are breaking with tradition to press for a political say

They are looking beyond the two ultra-Orthodox parties while weighing how to vote in elections next week.
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The clashes are the worst communal violence in India’s capital in decades.
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