Society

14 women missing this year in notorious Mexico border city - 05/29/2009

MEXICO CITY - Two teenage girls have gone missing in Ciudad Juarez, authorities said Thursday, making a total of 14 missing females this year in the Mexican border city where hundreds of young women...

Irish Catholic orders refuse to revise abuse compensation - 05/26/2009

DUBLIN, Andrew Bushe - Irish Roman Catholic religious orders which ran homes where children were abused for decades ruled out Monday renegotiating a disputed deal for compensating the victims. The...

Boy who fled cancer treatment returns to Minnesota - 05/26/2009

CHICAGO - A 13-year-old boy who spent a week on the run with his mother to avoid cancer treatment that went against his religious beliefs was returned to Minnesota Monday, officials said. "It is a...

Obama feels no pressure to pick woman for high court - 05/24/2009

WASHINGTON, Jim Mannion - President Barack Obama said Saturday he feels no pressure to select a woman as his first Supreme Court nominee but that over time, his high court picks would reflect the...

Mother, stepfather of Britain's abused Baby P jailed - 05/22/2009

LONDON, Guy Jackson- The mother and stepfather of Baby P, whose death after months of brutal abuse shocked Britain and triggered an urgent review of childcare policy, were jailed Friday for their...

3.2-ton cocaine stash found in Colombia: police - 05/21/2009

BOGOTA- Colombian police announced Wednesday they had seized a 3.2-ton shipment of cocaine in the Caribbean port of Cartagena during an operation conducted with the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)....

DNA shows 13-year-old British boy did not father a child - 05/19/2009

LONDON- DNA tests have revealed that a 13-year-old British boy who claimed to have fathered a child with his 15-year-old girlfriend was not the dad, according to a court judgement made public...

Tiaras, no tantrums at Thai transsexual beauty contest - 05/18/2009

PATTAYA,Newley Purnell- Resplendent in a figure-hugging grey and black dress, Sorrawee Nattee wept tears of joy after being crowned Thailand's most beautiful transsexual at a unique pageant....

Obama seeks 'common ground' on abortion - 05/18/2009

SOUTH BEND, Mira Oberman- President Barack Obama sought "common ground" over the divisive abortion debate in a controversial speech Sunday at one of the top Catholic universities in the United...

Gays, adulterers barred from Peruvian police - 05/14/2009

LIMA - Peru announced on Wednesday that it will ban homosexuals from the ranks of its police -- for sullying the image of the force. New regulations, which also covers those engaged in...
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