Society

US hero pilot, crew to receive keys to New York City - 02/09/2009

NEW YORK (AFP) - Hero pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who safely guided a passenger jet to a perfect splash-landing in the Hudson River last month, was to be awarded the symbolic keys to New York City on...

Women to take to employment helm in the US - 02/08/2009

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Women in the United States may soon, for the first time, hold more jobs than men, if the economic crisis continues to eliminate jobs in male-dominated industries, according to...

Britain's schools minister fails spelling test - 02/06/2009

LONDON (AFP) - Britain's schools minister has admitted he could do better when it comes to spelling, after a newspaper found a string of basic errors on his website. But Jim Knight, who went to...

Barbie -- and creators -- feel her age at 50 - 02/06/2009

NEW YORK (AFP) - She doesn't have a streak of grey hair, her breasts remain unnaturally perky, and she has endless outfits -- but Barbie is feeling miserable ahead of her 50th birthday. Not only...

Oh crap! Student loses research work - 02/06/2009

LONDON (AFP) - A British graduate student was left "reeling" after his university threw out a bag of lizard excrement he had spent seven years collecting in the rainforests of the Philippines, he...

Australian man caught with pigeons in trousers - 02/04/2009

MELBOURNE (AFP) - An Australian man was caught with two live pigeons stuffed in his trousers as he got off a flight from the Middle East, authorities said Tuesday. Customs officers body-searched...

Norway police to strike for 90 minutes - 02/01/2009

OSLO (AFP) - Norway's leading police union has called on its members to observe a 90-minute strike over work conditions Thursday. "We expect the strike will be widely observed and that it will...

Moroccan jailed for selling hot dog... literally - 02/01/2009

CASABLANCA (AFP) - Taking things a little too literally, a Moroccan man was jailed for six years for selling customers dog meat instead of beef, a judicial source said Friday. The man, who admitted...

Lynyrd Skynyrd pianist Billy Powell dead at 56: band - 01/30/2009

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Lynyrd Skynyrd pianist Billy Powell, one of the longest-serving members of the 1970s supergroup, has died aged 56, the band announced on its website Wednesday. Powell, a...

Indonesia bans 'Hindu' yoga for Muslims - 01/26/2009

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AFP) - Muslims in Indonesia have been banned from doing yoga if they engage in Hindu religious rituals during the exercise, the chairman of the country's top Islamic body said...
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