Society

Exams near, Vietnam students seek help from ancient tortoise - 07/10/2009

HANOI, Ian Timberlake- The procession of young people continues all afternoon in the muggy heat, and so does the message from Phan Bich Hong's megaphone. "Please don't touch the head of the...

Five course meal for G8 leaders before hunger talks - 07/10/2009

L'AQUILA - G8 leaders enjoyed a five-course meal Thursday on the eve of talks aimed at tackling world food shortages, a menu released by a summit source showed. The leaders will be joined by...

Amnesty decries Peru's high maternal death rate - 07/10/2009

LIMA - Peru has one of the highest maternal death rates in the Americas due to limited access to emergency care and shortage of health staff who speak indigenous languages, Amnesty International said...

Jackson 'best father' ever, daughter tells the world - 07/09/2009

LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson's young daughter, Paris, stepped out of the shadows Tuesday to pay moving tribute to the late star saying: "Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine."...

Market crashes drive up suicides, homicides, but road deaths fall - 07/09/2009

PARIS- Economic crises prompt an increase in suicides, homicides and fatal heart attacks, but also a fall in road deaths, according to a European study published by The Lancet on Wednesday. Every...

Zimbabwe teachers to strike over wages: union - 07/08/2009

HARARE - Zimbabwe school teachers will go on strike Friday to pressure the government to increase their salaries, the teachers union said. "We have resolved to boycott classes and stay away from...

British lawmakers reject assisted dying law - 07/07/2009

LONDON - British lawmakers voted on Tuesday voted against a controversial move to protect Britons who help terminally-ill relatives travel to die at assisted suicide clinics overseas. The House of...

US Vietnam war architect Robert McNamara dies - 07/06/2009

WASHINGTON, Carlos Hamann - Robert McNamara, the US secretary of defense who was one of the main architects of the US war in Vietnam, died Monday, The Washington Post reported. He was 93. McNamara...

Japan students rush for English-language education - 07/05/2009

TOKYO, Kyoko Hasegawa- At 28,000 dollars a year, a popular English language cram school course in Japan doesn't come cheap, but its students hope the rewards will more than make up for the hefty...

Costa Rica tops happiness, 'green living' poll - 07/04/2009

SAN JOSE - Costa Rica is the happiest place on earth, and one of the most environmentally friendly, according to a new survey by a British non-governmental group. The New Economics Foundation...
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