Society

Gay rights movement marks 40 years since Stonewall riots - 06/27/2009

NEW YORK, Luis Torres de la Llosa - Forty years ago, a New York City bar called the Stonewall Inn shot to global attention when its gay clientele staged a revolt against police harassment, launching...

Young Jehovah Witness loses fight to stop forced blood transfusions - 06/27/2009

OTTAWA, June 26, 2009 (AFP) - Canada's high court on Friday dismissed a young Jehovah Witness's arguments that forcing her to get a blood transfusion violated her rights. In a 6-1 decision, the...

Going but not forgotten: US leaves cultural imprint on Iraq - 06/26/2009

BAGHDAD, Sammy Ketz - Sipping tea and smoking from a water pipe at Shahbander, a favoured haunt for Baghdad's intelligentsia, Jafaar Bairga neatly summed up the contradictions of Iraqi views of the...

Nigerian university teachers launch indefinite - 06/24/2009

LAGOS- Nigerian university teachers have launched an indefinite strike to demand the implementation of a pay agreement and adequate funding of the universities by government, local media said...

Stereotypes worldwide associate men with science - 06/24/2009

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2009 (AFP) - A study of more than half a million people worldwide has found that 70 percent associate science more with men than women, according to results released Monday....

Alcohol abuse on rise among US soldiers - 06/21/2009

WASHINGTON- Nearly twice as many US army soldiers today compared to six years ago are either alcoholic or engage in damaging behavior such as binge drinking, according to army statistics. Data...

Schools out for swine flu, but Hong Kong teachers stay online - 06/21/2009

HONG KONG, Francesca Ayala - The closure of dozens of Hong Kong schools to try to halt the spread of swine flu has kept thousands of children at home, but new technology has meant they can no longer...

France divided over calls to ban burka - 06/19/2009

PARIS - The French government was split on Friday over whether a law should be enacted to restrict the wearing of the full Islamic veil by Muslim women in Europe's most staunchly secular country....

Obama tells America's Dads to step up - 06/19/2009

WASHINGTON- US President Barack Obama on Friday reflected over the hole left in his life by the absence of his own father, as he called on American men to do their duty by their kids, two days before...

Protesters urge release of jailed I.Coast cocoa officials - 06/07/2009

ABIDJAN - Hundreds of protesters on Saturday demanded that Ivory Coast authorities release 24 jailed top cocoa industry officials, some of whom have been held for the last year in a corruption...
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