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The Briefing 04-08-14

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1)”Never Again” reflecting on Rwandan genocide 20 years after

20 years after the genocide, Rwanda is a beacon of hope, The Guardian (Tony Blair)

France Curtails Role at Genocide Services After Rwanda Leader Casts Blame, The New York Times (Alissa J Rubin and Maia de Baume)

Reflecting on Rwanda’s Past—While Looking Ahead, Wall Street Journal (Paul Kagame)

Rwandans Reflect On ‘Never Again’ 20 Years After Genocide, Associated Press

2) 815 million voters in India largest election in history of humanity

India to Kick Off World’s Biggest Election in Remote Northeast, Reuters (Shyamantha Asokan)

India Starts Voting in World’s Largest Election, USA Today (Associated Press)

3) Portland too “tolerant” to tolerate one individual with opposing views

Owner’s anti-gay views cause furor over soon-to-open Sellwood grocery store, The Oregonian (Harry Esteve)

4) The new Australian gender: “span-sexual”

Neither Female Nor Male, New York Times (Julia Baird)

Court declares Scotswoman born a man is now genderless, Herald Scotland (Staff)

Scot wins landmark legal battle to be recognised as neither male or female, Daily Record (Staff)