Jill Nelson

Jill is a correspondent for WORLD. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and the University of Texas at Austin. Jill lives in Orange County, Calif., with her husband, two sons, and three daughters. Follow her on Twitter @WorldNels.

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Crime scene

Russia | U.S.-Russia relations aren't taking into account Moscow's growing number of mysterious murders
by Jill Nelson
Posted 11/15/08, 12:00 am

Russia's leading human-rights lawyer Karinna Moskalenko was due in Moscow for a preliminary hearing in a high-profile trial, but an onset of headaches, nausea, and swelling delayed her. Medical tests in the French city of Strasbourg confirmed her fears: mercury poisoning. Needless to say, Moskalenko missed the opening of the trial last month in a closed Moscow military court where she was to represent the family of Anna Politkovskaya, a prominent journalist and Kremlin critic who was shot and killed outside her Moscow apartment in 2006.

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Associated Press

The 'sheer scale' of anti-Christian violence

Religion | Persecution takes no break during elections or financial crisis
by Jill Nelson
Posted 11/01/08, 12:00 am

India

Massive waves of violence against Christians in India's Orissa State have continued with surprisingly little intervention from authorities. An influential Christian, Dushahan Majhi, was killed and his body maimed when Hindu extremists raided his village on Oct. 3, according to Compass Direct News. The mob then killed at least one more believer in the village. Attacks on another village left one man dead and several injured from ax wounds.

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Survival of the tallest

Economy | Dubai can build bigger barns, but can it survive the financial storm?
by Jill Nelson
Posted 11/01/08, 12:00 am

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