Society

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...

Man charged in nutty attack - 01/26/2009

OTTAWA (AFP) - A Canadian man has been charged with assault using peanut oil he allegedly smeared on a car door handle to make his allergic former fiancee ill, police said Friday. Police in...

Influential US political scientist Samuel Huntington dies - 01/23/2009

NEW YORK (AFP) - Influential US political scientist Samuel Huntington, author of "The Clash of Civilizations" and a professor at Harvard University, has died at the age of 81, the university...

Frenchman speaks nonstop for 124 hours to set speech record - 01/23/2009

PERPIGNAN, France (AFP) - Frenchman Lluis Colet broke the world record for the longest speech after rambling nonstop for 124 hours about Spanish painter Salvador Dali, Catalan culture and other...

Drew G. Faust: Harvard's First Female President - 01/17/2009

Drew Gilpin Faust recalls her mother’s advice: “This is a man's world, sweetie, and the sooner you learn that, the better off you'll be.” A century ago, maybe even a few decades ago, this idea may...

'Rumpole' creator John Mortimer dies - 01/17/2009

LONDON (AFP) - Veteran British writer and leftwing lawyer John Mortimer whose most famous creation was curmudgeonly old London barrister "Rumpole Of The Bailey" died Friday aged 85, his family said....

Rent-a-crowd: Ukrainian bride seeks 'decent' British guests - 01/15/2009

LONDON (AFP) - A Ukrainian bride whose family and friends cannot make it to her wedding in Britain advertised Monday for "decent" guests to attend the ceremony in their place. She even needs a...

Overwork a silent killer in Japan - 01/12/2009

TOKYO (AFP) - Pushed to their limits, thousands of Japanese are literally working themselves to death each year, a scourge the Asian power has started to address but which could get worse in the...

Winter cycling cool in Quebec - 01/11/2009

MONTREAL (AFP) - Avoiding packed public transit and rush hour gridlock, more and more people in this Canadian city, with one of the world's heaviest winter snowfalls, are braving extreme cold to...

Disabled Japanese fisherman survives 15 hrs in sea - 01/11/2009

TOKYO (AFP) - A paraplegic Japanese fisherman without a life jacket survived for 15 hours after falling into the sea by keeping himself afloat, the coast guard said Friday. Toshiyuki Nashiro, 55,...
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