Mursi declares a state of emergency in three Egyptian governorates

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi Sunday a state of emergency in three provinces in the Suez Canal area after dozens were killed since Saturday.

He also announced a curfew in the provinces between the ninth evening and six in the morning, and as of Monday.
The protests erupted in Port Said after death judgment against 21 accused in the violence permeated in the football match between Al-Ahly and Masry Club last year.
And 30 people were killed in the unrest in the city on Saturday, and 3 others died in the funeral of the victims on Sunday.

Jan. 25 will be the Day of Rage

Agreed revolutionary forces in Egypt on several marches, and they are "16" march out into Tahrir Square, Federal Palace and also revolutionary Egypt Midayn, as well as the political forces has announced its refusal to raise the political signs or anything but the Egyptian flag or flags and pictures of martyrs.
It was agreed to start marches from three o'clock in the afternoon, and decide sit or not at subsequent meetings, and start marching in Cairo heading marches special area east of Cairo towards Palace Federal, while heading marches west Greater Cairo towards Tahrir Square, is scheduled to be launched Msertan of Shubramoving the first bearing the name «Mina Daniel for editing and the second under the name of 'national unity' and heading towards the Salah Salem and then to the Federal Palace.
And launched a number of rallies in the fields of revolution in various provinces, is scheduled to Tanttaleg marches in Alexandria from all fields to a mosque leader Ibrahim under the slogan «rebels Alexandria», and in Suez launched marches of all streets to Martyrs' Square and the forty under the name «for Hhdaúk Aasis», in the province of the camp, and specifically to the field of barns launched marches under the slogan« rationing put Brotherhood », in Ismailia and specifically in the field of the corridor are organizing marches under the slogan« Champions channel », in the field of Desouk Kafr El-Sheikh bear rallies title« victory of the revolution » 

You pictures the world's most luxurious prison: prison BEAUNE!

Seems that the concept of prisons in developed countries is very different from what it is in our nations, has published a foreign Web sites pictures of one of the most luxurious prison in the world, "prison BEAUNE" Stamark in Austria. This includes the prison all the needs of the individual, starting from the basics up to the entertainment and sports.

Netanyahu to Obama: Israelis decide alone defend their interests

U.S. President Barack Obama has said that "Israel does not know their interest," and in response, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the Israelis "decide alone" to better defend their interests, headed by his words to U.S. President Barack Obama.

Netanyahu said in response to a question about comments attributed to U.S. President less than a week before the Israeli legislative elections, "I think that the whole world knows that the Israeli citizens decide alone will genuinely vital interests of the State of Israel,"

Movie star Jackie Chan: America's top corruption in the world!

Raised actor Jackie Chan permits recent wave of objections within the media and the United States, after the permits saw some semi-motorcycle toward the country that gave him fame and still is today, and helped them to create wealth today is estimated at U.S. $ 130 million.

Said during his speech that the United States is one of the most developed countries in the world where corruption nestles.The Chan also added his words that the majority of the problems afflicting the world come from the United States of America itself.

Here ..All questions embarrassing fear that explain it

There are a lot of questions, which touched on in the minds of girls and women on issues related to body and skin care, and be talking about it awkward and not easy for them. Here are some of these questions and answers by experts.
Is naturally shaped nipple?
Suffers most girls of lack of experience on the natural state that you should be the nipple, which creates concerns many in their minds may reach their suspicion that they are infected with serious diseases such as cancer tumors, and to help you get rid of these concerns will answer some of the questions that can bethat touch on your mind on this subject.
- I suffer from chapped nipples. What do I do?
Occur cracked or bleeding nipples usually in cases of breast or due to the infection of the nipple or eczema, fungal or because of the severe dry skin or clothing or the effects of detergents or a ointments or creams or breast bath soaps, perfumes or cologne. In this case advised to stay away from the use of soap, lotion or perfume on the nipple. All you need is a laundry, or washing clean warm water to maintain the cleanliness of the breasts and nipples, grease nipple can Vaseline ointment in case of severe drought and preferably consult a dermatologist.
- How can I get rid of white hair bikini area?
There are many things to hate occur as we get old, the first of these things graying hair bikini area. Here are some solutions to end this problem:
1 - hair dye: if you're not keen on waxing just the bikini area on an ongoing basis, you can hide white hairs by commercially available dyes and for sensitive areas, where they do not contain ammonia or parabens.
2 - Temporary coloring: You hair coloring quickly and temporarily Balmascara or pen to take into account non-skin contact. Avoid hair coloring immediately after the shaving process as be at the top of skin sensitivity.
3 - Use tweezers Supply: hair cut by electrical hair tongs makes hair less visible white and almost non-existent.
4 - Allirz: the best solution that can save you from this problem permanently is waxing permanently by sessions Allirz or electrolysis devices.

Assad recommends senior officers beat Israel in the event of his assassination!

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of his military commanders, that in the event of his assassination, it gives a mandate to the ground for senior leaders in the military and intelligence with ongoing missile strikes against targets inside Israel.
He also ordered the firing of rockets against cutting U.S. and Israeli military in the Red Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, and disrupt air traffic over the Mediterranean Sea, through the targeting of civilian aircraft in Europe.

Did you know?! Pet beneficial to human health

Often said that pets can be beneficial to human health. Certainly exercise with a dog will not hurt, but is there any evidence of that? Answer a number of studies already concluded that pets can have a positive impact. Said Detlev Naulth, Secretary-General of the research group "pets in the community",
The prevailing research methodology for decades is the psycho-social approach and held that the study of the effects of certain curriculum for pet owners"
The Naulth indicates that the results were based primarily on surveys and observations, so the results are not very strong. Adding that, however, scientific research approaches evolved gradually. And there is much evidence that pet useful for owners in many ways. For example, there are physical benefits, one of which is clear and is an important exercise.

For the first time: Messi and Cristiano in the same team!!

And approved a star Barcelona and Real Madrid, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, to join the team and one Ciecklh the International Federation of Football "FIFA" in a campaign aimed at the prevention of disease and the fight against the scourge of drugs, and will be among the events matches charity in different places of the world. Messi and Ronaldo at the forefront of the approvers of the stars of the world to join this team, to be the first time that the two stars Argentine and Portuguese in one team.
And will carry the team, which will include Messi and Ronaldo name "FIFA 11", and will play 11 games in different parts of the world, is likely to see Seen reputed names such as Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba and Italian Gianluigi Buffon and Spain's Carlos Puyol and Samuel Eto'o and Ghana's Michael Essien, and other players. The relationship between the players look at their best, due to the intense competition between them on individual awards and numbers, as well as the historical conflict between their teams Barcelona and Real Madrid, and usually avoid shaking hands with each other after the match "Clasico", or even compliment each other.

Unidentified attacking the residence of the Ambassador of Egypt, Belgium

Vandals attacked the residence of Egypt's ambassador to Belgium, and set fire to the outer perimeter of the building, also threw glass exterior windows with stones, and they have maimed exterior walls with paint, without causing casualties, while Belgian police continue their efforts to uncover the circumstances of the attack.
As issued by the Egyptian Embassy in Brussels a statement in which it confirmed was the residence of the Ambassador, Fatima Zahra Etman, for "assault" by unknown, at about 1:30 am on Wednesday, are the Belgian capital, officials have ruled out the Egyptian Foreign Ministry to be there, "motivesbehind this political attack.
Confirmed Ambassador Fatima Zahra was at her residence for the attack, and said in remarks to TV "Dream" on Wednesday evening: "I was surprised by the group of people, trying to ignite a fire in the house of the diplomatic mission, and also the home of my, users in that Achammarej, and Alphenabl scorching 

2013: celestial satellite will pass close to Earth

The year 2013 will be distinctive among astronomers who will allow them to see the number of asteroids and comets that pass along the ground, without being a major threat to the planet.Beginning next week, astronomers will be on a date with the first celestial space Stmraly by the planet, an asteroid, "99,942 Apophis" named after the symbol of evil and darkness the ancient Egyptians.
The diameter of this asteroid 270 meters, and in the event of a collision land will generate energy equivalent to power 25 thousand atomic bomb like those dropped on Hiroshima.This asteroid was raised in 2004, panicking scientists who are conducting a survey to monitor any threat to Earth because of the celestial floating in space.
The radars will remain "NASA" stare toward the asteroid "Apophis" as it passed along the ground tomorrow, at a distance of 14.5 million miles from the Earth's surface. Thanks to these observations, scientists will be able to reduce the margin of error in their calculations. And will be visiting the second asteroid "2012 DA 14", which is smaller than "Apophis", with a diameter of 57 meters, but will pass on February 15 next very close to the surface of the planet at an altitude of 34,500 kilometers, he will cross the parallel orbits satellites Earth-orbiting 

Knowledge is light .. Slogan "whores" Brazil in preparation for the World Cup!

Jades in the city of Belo Horizonte, capital of Minas Gerais province, receive free tuition in the English language for courtesy tourists during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Seda said Vieira, president of the Association jades in Gerais that the idea is intended to teach some English words for girls, such as the names of "certain foods or sexual terms" for ease of understanding with tourists.
And about 20 girls participated night in tutoring, and is expected to record 300 out of 4000 registered member, before the end of the year.
It is expected that the continue Relay quotas between six and eight weeks to begin the first series of lectures in March / March.

Israel army prevented Assad from the use of a weapon, "the Day of Judgment!"

Israel barred Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of using chemical weapons against his own people, and that before the Syrian army loaded on the aircraft.
The newspaper said that international cooperation unrivaled prevented the Syrian army to strike Syrian cities this weapon, after been mobilized missiles with chemicals, and the army was intended to load the aircraft about a month ago, and that the information thereon arrived in Israel which in turn informed the U.S. Department of Defense"Pentagon", which in turn had contacts with Russia, China and neighboring Arab states in order to put pressure on Assad to prevent the use of these weapons
As a result, these countries were directing a stern warning to Assad that does not use the so-called "doomsday weapon" against the people. It is noted that the Syrian opposition and the army free they emphasize about a month ago that the system used types of chemicals that caused damaged skin and bottlenecks to dozens of citizens, and confirmed the circles in the opposition that the system used types of gas chemical internationally banned by symptoms that appeared on the injured 

Cleaning teeth reduces the risk of premature birth for pregnant women

According to a British study, clean infected pregnant women gingivitis to the brim, the doctor, help reduce the risk of premature birth. That brushing your teeth with your doctor helps remove accumulated lime around the gums, thus reducing the risk of infection of the gums, which increases the risk of premature birth for pregnant women.
The researchers from Harvard University Dental that severe gum infections increase the secretion of the hormone prostaglandin, and Altnkerz factors that cause the death of cells, the chemicals cause accelerated delivery.

Violence Against Women bill dies in House

Before wrapping up their session on Tuesday night, Congress had a few things on their to-do list: Vote on the fiscal cliff bill, figure out what they were going to do about the farm bill, authorize relief for Superstorm Sandy victims — and reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
That last item may seem like a no-brainer, even taking into account recent partisan battles that have been paralyzing Congress.
But House leadership chose to let the bill expire, balking at new provisions that would extend protections to undocumented immigrants, Native Americans and LGBT individuals.
This is the first time since the act was introduced in 1994 that the bill hasn't been reauthorized. VAWA has "improved the criminal justice response to violence against women," the White House says, and provides financing for programs that work to end domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, as well as offer support to victims.

Mighty Morphin Hillary

Everyone expected Hillary to lower the boom on Bibi Friday night.
The bullying Israeli prime minister is fond of demanding that America set red lines on Iran’s nuclear ambitions. But he blithely stuck a finger in the eye of President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton Friday and went over a red line for successive American administrations: Israel gave the White House only a few hours’ notice that it was defying the U.S. and planning new settlements in the most sensitive territory east of Jerusalem, a move that Washington fears could obliterate any prospect of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“If such a project were to go beyond blueprints,” Jodi Rudoren and Mark Landler wrote in The Times, “it could prevent the creation of a viable, contiguous Palestinian state” by closing off the West Bank from East Jerusalem.
The brazen and counterproductive action, designed to punish the Palestinians, flouted the Obama administration, which had Israel’s back twice recently: in the clash with Hamas over Gaza and, despite increased diplomatic isolation, in opposing the successful vote to upgrade Palestine to a nonmember observer state in the United Nations.
The provocation preceded Hillary’s speech at the Saban Forum at the Willard Hotel here Friday night. The conference on the Middle East is run by Haim Saban, an Israeli-American media and entertainment mogul from Beverly Hills who is best known for three things: bringing the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Japan to America, being a vocal supporter of Israel and lavishing the Clintons with donations. (He gave $5 million to the Clinton presidential library, $5 million to the Clinton foundation and avidly supported Hillary’s ’08 bid against Obama.)
Last year, at the Saban forum, Hillary infuriated some Israeli ministers when she said she was alarmed about the rights of women and “antidemocratic” bills proposed by far-right members of the Netanyahu government. She talked about her dismay at learning that some religious Israeli soldiers walked out of events where women were singing and that some buses in Jerusalem operated under gender apartheid — “reminiscent of Rosa Parks,” as she put it. So, many in the audience this time assumed that the outgoing secretary of state would lay down the law to Bibi on settlements, and they were surprised when she pulled her punches and made only a mild reference, eschewing the word “settlements.”
“These activities,” she said, “set back the cause of a negotiated peace.”
She said the Palestinians could have a state “as old as I am” if in 1947 they had made “the right decision” or if they had “worked with my husband” in 2000. And she urged Israel to be “generous” toward the Palestinians. But she didn’t whack Bibi, as he deserved. Many there came away assuming that it was the beginning of Hillary’s 2016 campaign, that she was thinking about her future rather than her present. Her reasoning, they reckoned, was this: If Obama doesn’t want to have anything to do with the settlement issue, if he’d rather spend his time in Myanmar than Israel, then why should she stir up trouble with Israel and her pro-Israel supporters on her way out the door?
And aside from the dog that didn’t bark, there was the video that roared. A film that introduced Hillary featured leaders and Israeli pols — including Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, Shimon Peres and Tzipi Livni — gushing over the secretary.
In a dispatch headlined “Hillary Is Running,” David Remnick, The New Yorker editor, wrote: “The film was like an international endorsement four years in advance of the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary.”
How can we focus on Barry’s transition when Hillary’s is so much more riveting? Far from being depleted and ready for a spa, she’s energetically rounding up the usual suspects. She “took steps to solidify her relationships with some Democrats by sending hand-signed notes to candidates who got bested in close Congressional races,” offering them encouragement and succor, The New York Observer’s politics blog reports. That provided a marked contrast to Obama, who did not bother to rally Democrats in his acceptance speech.

Aurora, Colo., Shooting Kills Four

The episode began about 3 a.m. when shots were heard on East Ithaca Place, about 16 miles southeast of downtown Denver, said Sgt. Cassidee Carlson, a spokeswoman for the Aurora Police Department.
A woman who had escaped from the house told officers that shots had been fired and “that she observed three people inside the home who appeared lifeless as she was leaving,” according to a statement released by the police on Saturday afternoon.
About 50 officers, including members of a SWAT unit and hostage negotiators were called, Ms. Carlson said. When attempts to talk to the man by telephone and over a bullhorn were unsuccessful, the police statement said, officers moved in using an armored vehicle around 8 a.m., which was fired upon.
The police were unable to force the gunman out of the house using gas, Sgt. Carlson said, and about an hour later, officers shot him to death after he appeared in a second-floor window, she said.
Inside, the police said they also found the bodies of a woman and two other men. Sgt. Carlson did not identify the victims or the gunman, and said investigators did not know what set off the episode.
In July, 12 people were killed and 58 wounded in a shooting at an Aurora movie theater during midnight screening of the Batman sequel “The Dark Knight Rises.” The gunman, wearing what the police described as ballistic gear, used an AR-15 assault rifle, a shotgun and a handgun in the shooting, the police said.
James Eagan Holmes, 24, was arrested outside the theater and has been charged in the killings. Prosecutors are scheduled to present their case against Mr. Holmes at a preliminary hearing on Monday that is expected to be attended by many of the survivors and family members of those who died.
Bob Broom, a member of the Aurora City Council, said memories of the movie theater shootings were still fresh but that life in the city had begun to resume its normal rhythms. He said he did not believe the shooting on Saturday shooting would reopen those wounds because it appeared to have been an act of domestic violence.
“When the theater shooting first happened, there was incredible grief,” said Mr. Broom, who said he lives in the subdivision where the shooting on Saturday took place. “But time heals. And it has healed in this situation.”
Barb Helzer, co-owner of the Rock Restaurant and Bar, said she tensed up when she heard news of the shooting on Saturday. “My whole staff, even the young staff, who normally don’t pay attention, we all said, ‘Oh my God, there’s been another shooting,’ ” she said.
Ms. Helzer says she has friends whose Aurora businesses have struggled since the summer. Others will not go to the movies.
“It is all still a recent reality here. We’re still nervous,” Ms. Helzer said. “You find yourself looking at people differently. We’re careful when we ask people to leave the bar. You don’t take things for granted anymore.”
The theater where the shootings took place, the Century 16, is scheduled to reopen on Jan. 17. The theater’s operator, Cinemark, has been criticized for sending out invitations for the reopening to relatives of those who were killed.
Parents, grandparents, cousins and a widow of 9 of the 12 people killed said they were asked to attend an “evening of remembrance” followed by a movie on Jan. 17, according to an open letter to Cinemark published by The Denver Post.
In the letter, many of the relatives said the company had never offered its condolences and had refused to meet with them without the company’s lawyers being present.
“Our family members will never be on this earth with us again, and a movie ticket and some token words from people who didn’t care enough to reach out to us, nor respond when we reached out to them to talk, is appalling,” the letter said.
The families, some of whom have sued Cinemark, described the invitation as a “thinly veiled publicity ploy” and called for a boycott of the theater. Cinemark did not immediately return a message seeking comment on Saturday.

Dan Frosch contributed reporting from Albuquerque, N.M.

Common Sense: Google Finds a Line Between ‘Aggressive’ and ‘Evil’

“Don’t Be Evil,” the founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, proclaimed in their 2004 “Owner’s Manual” for prospective investors in the company. Despite widespread cynicism, criticism and even mockery, the company has never backed down on this core premise, reiterating in its most recent list of the “things we know to be true” that “you can make money without doing evil.”
Jon Leibowitz, chairman of the F.T.C., at the announcement of its Google antitrust ruling.
Yet the company has been dogged for years by widespread allegations that it violates its own pledge by manipulating the search results that remain the core of the company and the primary source of its enormous profits.
Google insists that its results have always been “unbiased and objective” and that they are “the best we know how to produce.” But for competitive reasons, it never disclosed the secret algorithms that produce those results, so no one outside the company knew for sure. A growing chorus of complaints from companies like Expedia, Yelp and, especially, Microsoft that Google manipulates the results to favor its interests at the expense of competitors led both the United States government and the European Union to take up the issue. On Thursday, after nearly two years of investigation, the Federal Trade Commission rendered a verdict: Google isn’t evil.
It may have been “aggressive,” as the commission delicately put it. But “regarding the specific allegations that the company biased its search results to hurt competition, the evidence collected to date did not justify legal action by the commission,” said Beth Wilkinson, outside counsel to the F.T.C. “The F.T.C.’s mission is to protect competition, and not individual competitors.”
The decision is “a huge victory for Google,” Randal Picker, a professor of commercial law at the University of Chicago Law School and a specialist in antitrust and intellectual property, told me just after this week’s decision.
It’s also a vindication of the integrity of Google’s search results and the company’s credibility. “There’s never been any evidence that consumers were harmed by Google’s practices, and no evidence that Google ever engaged in any manipulation that violates antitrust law,” said Eric Goldman, a professor of law and director of the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law.
The decision is also likely to set standards for competition on the Internet for years to come. It’s a blow to competitors like Microsoft, which has been stirring up opposition to Google for years, not to mention newer rivals like Facebook, Apple and Amazon. “The gloves will be off,” Professor Picker predicted. “The F.T.C. has indicated it’s going to be taking a very cautious approach toward regulating competition on the Internet.”
But will the decision ultimately prove to be good for consumers?
The F.T.C. did secure some concessions from Google regarding patent licensing and advertiser options. But to call those a slap on the wrist would be an overstatement.
What mattered most to both Google users and competitors was Google’s search practices, which had never been put under the regulatory microscope to such a degree and which the F.T.C. left untouched.
Google’s search results have evolved significantly from its early, simpler days. When I searched for “flight JFK to LAX” this week, I got three categories of results: paid ads at the top and on the right; a Google-produced chart comparing flight options with the disclaimer, which you need to click on, that “Google may be compensated by these providers”; and so-called organic results below that. The first two organic results were entries for Expedia, a rival to Google’s travel site. But given the layout and size of my screen, none of the organic results were visible unless I scrolled down.
However clearly labeled, the prominence of Google’s own travel results gives pause to some antitrust experts. “Location is important,” Professor Picker said. “No one thinks otherwise. Years ago, it was important for airlines’ reservations systems to be on the first screen. But I’m not sure this is an antitrust problem.”

Google’s Lawyers Work Behind the Scenes to Carry the Day

After regulators had pored over nine million documents, listened to complaints from disgruntled competitors and took sworn testimony from Google executives, the government concluded that the law was on Google’s side. At the end of the day, they said, consumers had been largely unharmed.
That is why one of the biggest antitrust investigations of an American company in years ended with a slap on the wrist Thursday, when the Federal Trade Commission closed its investigation of Google’s search practices without bringing a complaint. Google voluntarily made two minor concessions.
“The way they managed to escape it is through a barrage of not only political officials but also academics aligned against doing very much in this particular case,” said Herbert Hovenkamp, a professor of antitrust law at the University of Iowa who has worked as a paid adviser to Google in the past. “The first sign of a bad antitrust case is lack of consumer harm, and there just was not any consumer harm emerging in this very long investigation.”
The F.T.C. had put serious effort into its investigation of Google. Jon Leibowitz, the agency’s chairman, has long advocated for the commission to flex its muscle as an enforcer of antitrust laws, and the commission had hired high-powered consultants, including Beth A. Wilkinson, an experienced litigator, and Richard J. Gilbert, a well-known economist.
Still, Mr. Leibowitz said during a news conference announcing the result of the inquiry, the evidence showed that Google “doesn’t violate American antitrust laws.”
“The conclusion is clear: Google’s services are good for users and good for competition,” David Drummond, Google’s chief legal officer, wrote in a company blog post.
The main thrust of the investigation was into how Google’s search results had changed since it expanded into new search verticals, like local business listings and comparison shopping. A search for pizza or jeans, for instance, now shows results with photos and maps from Google’s own local business service and its shopping product more prominently than links to other Web sites, which has enraged competing sites.
But while the F.T.C. said that Google’s actions might have hurt individual competitors, over all it found that the search engine helped consumers, as evidenced by Google users’ clicking on the products that Google highlighted and competing search engines’ adopting similar approaches.
Google outlined these kinds of arguments to regulators in many meetings over the last two years, as it has intensified its courtship of Washington, with Google executives at the highest levels, as well as lawyers, lobbyists and engineers appearing in the capital.
One of the arguments they made, according to people briefed on the discussions, was that technology is such a fast-moving industry that regulatory burdens would hinder its evolution. Google makes about 500 changes to its search algorithm each year, so results look different now than they did even six months ago.
The definition of competition in the tech industry is also different and constantly changing, Google argued.
For instance, just recently Amazon and Apple, which used to be in different businesses than Google, have become its competitors. Google’s share of the search market has stayed at about two-thirds even though competing search engines are “just a click away,” as the company repeatedly argued. That would become the company’s mantra to demonstrate that it was not abusing its market power.

Claire Cain Miller reported from San Francisco, and Nick Wingfield from Seattle.

Chinese Groups Take On H.I.V./AIDS Outreach Work

Le, a gay man who would give only his first name, was being tested at the Lingnan Health Center, an organization run largely by gay volunteers, whose walls are adorned with red AIDS ribbons and a smiling condom mascot. In the past, Le went to hospitals to be tested, he said, but the stigma of being a gay man in China made the experience particularly harrowing.
“I’d always be concerned about what the doctors would think of me,” Le said. “Here we’re all in the same community, so there’s less to worry about.”
Le is one of thousands of gay men in this bustling city of 13 million people who are benefiting from a pioneering experiment that supporters hope will revolutionize the way the Communist Party deals with nongovernment groups trying to stop the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Encouraged by the new slate of leaders who came to power in November, civil society activists hope the model taking shape here in the prosperous southern province of Guangdong, which has long served as a petri dish for economic reform, will be replicated nationally, not just in the fight against disease but also on issues like poverty, mental health and the environment.
While China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention has allowed community organizations across the country to participate in disease testing programs since 2008, in practice those efforts remain patchy. But in November, just before World AIDS Day the following month, the grass-roots movement received a high-profile endorsement from the incoming prime minister, Li Keqiang.
At a meeting with advocates for AIDS patients, Mr. Li, a large red ribbon pinned to his jacket, promised more government support and shook hands with H.I.V.-positive people. The image resounded in a society where those infected are routinely turned away from hospitals and hounded from their jobs. “Civil society plays an indispensable role in the national battle against H.I.V./AIDS,” he said, according to the state news media.
Activists remain wary, however, noting that the government has made similar promises in the past. And despite the high-level support and a policy in Guangdong allowing grass-roots groups to register directly with the government — instead of being forced to find an official sponsor, as in much of the country — many organizations say they still are stymied by dizzying bureaucratic hurdles or rejected for missing unannounced deadlines.
Tao Cai, the director of AIDS Care China, which provides support to 30,000 H.I.V.-positive people nationwide but remains unregistered, believes the obstacles come from local officials who are trying to prevent nonprofit groups from competing with their fiefs. “In China,” he said, “we say reform never gets out of Zhongnanhai,” a reference to the walled compound for senior leaders in Beijing.
There is little doubt that public health officials need help. Through October, nearly 69,000 new H.I.V. infections were reported in China in 2012, a 13 percent rise from the same period in 2011. Almost 90 percent of those cases were contracted through sexual intercourse, with rising numbers involving gay men. Medical experts also worry about syphilis, which has returned with a vengeance after being virtually wiped out during the Mao era.
Reported cases of syphilis, known in the south as “Guangdong boils,” have increased more than tenfold in the last decade, according to national statistics. As with H.I.V., gay men and sex workers are particularly at risk. Local health experts estimate that 5 percent of men who have sex with other men carry H.I.V., while around 20 percent test positive for syphilis.
The Chinese authorities have long tackled the rise in communicable diseases among gay men with all the sensitivity of a swinging billy club. In raids on bars, bathhouses and parks, police officers and health officials often force those detained to hand over their IDs and submit to blood tests.
Grass-roots health groups have been frequent targets of official harassment as well. In most provinces, they can legally register with the Bureau of Civil Affairs only if they are sponsored by a government agency. But advocates say few agencies are willing to vouch for groups focused on politically fraught issues like homosexuality, prostitution or sexually transmitted diseases.
In the face of such constraints, the majority of China’s estimated 1,000 H.I.V. organizations operate in a legal purgatory that deprives them of tax benefits and makes it risky to accept foreign donations, usually their main source of support.
Mr. Li, the incoming premier, has a spotty record when it comes to H.I.V. In the 1990s, when he was the top official in central Henan Province, a botched blood-collection program there infected hundreds of thousands of people with H.I.V. Critics say Mr. Li was more interested in covering up the problem than dealing with its causes. Even as he was holding court with AIDS groups, over a hundred of those infected in the scandal marched in Beijing to the Ministry of Health demanding justice.
Mr. Li’s views appear to have changed. In November, social media erupted over the case of a 25-year-old man seeking treatment for lung cancer who was turned away from two Beijing hospitals because he was H.I.V.-positive. A hospital in nearby Tianjin finally removed the tumor — but only after he altered his medical records to conceal his H.I.V. status from doctors. As a battle raged online between those condemning his actions and those sympathizing with his plight, Mr. Li ordered the Health Ministry to prohibit hospitals from rejecting AIDS patients.

Shi Da and Mia Lee contributed research from Beijing.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: January 4, 2013

Because of an editing error, a picture caption on Thursday with the continuation of an article about a new model in China for caring for people with H.I.V. misspelled, in some editions, part of the name of an organization in Guangzhou that is using the model. As the article correctly noted, it is the Lingnan Health Center, not Lignan.

Murder Charges Are Filed Against 5 Men in New Delhi Gang Rape

A court official announced that beyond rape and murder, the charges include destruction of evidence and the attempted murder of the woman’s companion, a list of crimes that could result in the rare imposition of the death penalty. A court official said the charges would be made public on Saturday. A sixth suspect is a juvenile and will have his case handled separately for now.
The case against the five men will be referred almost immediately to a new fast-track court set up in recent days to handle cases involving crimes against women, officials said. That court is expected to hold a trial soon in stark contrast to the apathy and years of delay that Indian rape victims often face when seeking justice.
The five are accused of luring the woman and her boyfriend onto a bus in South Delhi, beating them and abusing her so brutally with a metal rod during the rape that she sustained fatal internal injuries. The woman clung to life for two weeks but died on Saturday in a Singapore hospital, where she had been transferred for special care.
Gang rapes have become almost routine in India, a country that some surveys suggest has one of the highest rates of sexual violence in the world. Rape complaints increased 25 percent between 2006 and 2011, although it is impossible to know whether this represents a real increase in crime or simply an increased willingness by victims to file charges and by the police to accept them.
But something about the recent crime caught the public’s attention. Among the reasons could be the randomness of the crime (most rape victims know their abusers), its brutality and the sympathetic profile of the victim.
The outpouring of anger at the crime caught the government by surprise, and there has been widespread criticism of its aggressive response to protesters, which included tear gas, water cannons and beatings by truncheon-wielding riot police officers. The government invoked a terrorism law that prohibits even small gatherings and it closed a huge portion of the capital to vehicular and pedestrian traffic, which represented a punishing loss to businesses in the area.
The government’s reaction fed longtime criticism that India’s police are too often used to guard the powerful from the people rather than to protect the people from predators. India’s police are generally poorly trained, deeply corrupt and often viewed by women as predators rather than protectors — one reason that laws forbid officers from arresting a woman or even bringing her to a police station for questioning during nighttime hours.
The case has also led to a continuing discussion about the conflict between the aspirations of India’s rising middle class and a deeply conservative and patriarchal culture that views the recent educational and economic successes of Indian women with unease and even alarm. An estimated 25,000 women are murdered each year by families who view their choice of mate as inappropriate, and Indian newspapers and television news programs now feature almost daily stories about new rape cases.
Kishwar Desai, an author, wrote an opinion article in The Indian Express on Thursday that said the gang rape illustrated to some that “a certain class of men is deeply uncomfortable with women displaying their independence, receiving education and joining the work force. The gang rape becomes a form of subduing the women, collectively, and establishing their male superiority.”
Because of the intense interest prompted by the case, a vast scrum of TV cameras and reporters jostled inside and outside of the courthouse for much of Thursday. And with officials refusing to provide routine information about whether the suspects would arrive at the courthouse, rumors about the day’s events ricocheted around the media scrum like a drop of water on a hot frying pan.

Niharika Mandhana contributed reporting.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: January 3, 2013

Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article erroneously reported that the charges had been filed earlier on Thursday.