Society

'Royal' wedding unites ancient Georgian dynasty - 02/11/2009

TBILISI (AFP) - A prince and a princess from Georgia's ancient Bagrationi dynasty were wed in a lavish ceremony here Sunday, bringing together two feuding strands of the royal house that once ruled...

What do Alabama, Iran, Zimbabwe share? Religion - 02/11/2009

People in the US state of Alabama probably don't know it but they have something in common with Iranians and Zimbabweans: the importance of religion in their daily lives. Eighty-two percent of...

French first lady on AIDS trip to West Africa - 02/11/2009

UAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AFP) - French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy praised hospital treatment for HIV-infected women and children here Wednesday, as she marked her first trip as a goodwill...

No paper... no news in GBissau - 02/11/2009

BISSAU (AFP) - Who said no news is good news? The people of Guinea-Bissau, a nation of 1.6 million people in west Africa, have had no newspapers for more than seven weeks. "There is a paper crisis...

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...
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