Society

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...

Harvard to create professorship of gay studies - 06/04/2009

BOSTON - Ivy League university Harvard is to endow a professorship of gay, lesbian and transgender studies, the organizers said Wednesday. The Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus announced that the 1.5...

New Hampshire is sixth US state to allow gay marriage - 06/04/2009

NEW YORK - New Hampshire on Wednesday became the sixth US state to allow gay marriage after the Democratic governor signed a bill on same-sex unions. Governor John Lynch, a Democrat, signed the...

Abortion doctor shot dead at his Kansas church - 05/31/2009

WICHITA, Joe Stumpe- Authorities here on Sunday arrested a suspect in the death of a controversial provider of late-term abortions, who was fatally short as he walked into services at his Kansas...

Jewels worth six million euros stolen from Paris store: police - 05/31/2009

PARIS - A lone robber armed with a handgun on Saturday got away with jewellery worth around 6.6 million euros (9.3 million dollars) in a hold-up at the exclusive Chopard store in central Paris,...

Saudis crucify murderer after execution - 05/30/2009

RIYADH - The Saudi government beheaded a double murderer Friday and then crucified his headless body in a Riyadh square, the government and rights groups said. Ahmed al-Anzi was put to death for...
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