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Students Teaching Against Racism in Society has created a poster campaign to highlight the racial stereotyping all too common in Halloween party costumes

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Halloween, the annual holiday observed on October 31, is a time for activities as trick-or-treating, carving jack-o’-lanterns and attending costume parties. A group of college students from Ohio University are taking a stand against some costumes which, they say, can cause hurt and humiliation to people from minority ethnic groups. The group from Ohio University, Students Teaching Against R...

High-profile Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon has been cleared by Supreme Court for violating a 1977 amnesty law with his investigation of Franco-era crimes

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High-profile Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon has been cleared by Supreme Court for violating a 1977 amnesty law with his investigation of Franco-era crimes. Baltasar Garzon had been accused by two right-wing groups of overstepping his powers by trying to prosecute crimes committed between 1936 and 1975. He said crimes against humanity should not be subject to an amnesty. Earlier this month, Baltasa...

Pope Benedict XVI prays during the Mass held in Erfurt after the shooting incident.

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...any’s Church has been losing thousands of followers because of revelations that hundreds of children and young people were abused by clergy and church employees, the scandal has cost them badly needed trust among the roughly 24 million German Catholics.   The victims groups and their lawyers has been accused Pope Benedict XVI of being part of a systematic cover-up by the church hierarchy for...

Australian lower house has approved laws allowing offshore processing camps for asylum seekers to be re-established in Papua New Guinea and Nauru

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Australian lower house has approved laws allowing offshore processing camps for asylum seekers to be re-established in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. The MPs passed a bill presented to parliament on Tuesday, following recommendations from an expert panel. The bill now goes to the Senate, where it is expected to pass in coming days because both the governing Labor Party and the opposition back it. La...

In Yemen, demonstrators briefly stormed the grounds of the US embassy in Sanaa and burnt the US flag

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...Tuesday, US Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, was killed in Benghazi. US officials say they are investigating whether the attack in Libya was planned, citing suspicions that a militant jihadist group may have co-ordinated the violence.   In Yemen, demonstrators briefly stormed the grounds of the US embassy in Sanaa and burnt the US flag Libya’s new Prime Minister Mustafa Abu S...

Researchers found that up to 900 species of tropical land birds around the world could become extinct by 2100

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...ffected as they could lose up to 80% of their habitat; as many as 20% of the Cerrado manakin species are expected to go extinct. Cagan Sekercioglu says: “Manakins show the importance of having a wide tropical area of mid-elevation forests, and being able to move to higher elevation forests.” He says while overall “birds are one of the least threatened groups of animals” by...

The Paris catacombs are a 200-mile network of old caves, tunnels and quarries and much of it is filled with the skulls and bones of the dead

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Below Paris’ 12million residents lay the remains of 6 million others – known as France’s Empire of the Dead, a world which is brought to life in a new documentary on CNN. The Paris catacombs are a 200-mile network of old caves, tunnels and quarries and much of it is filled with the skulls and bones of the dead. Much of the catacombs are out of bounds to the public, making it ill...

A study in the journal Biology of Reproduction suggests that eating around two handfuls of walnuts a day improves sperm health in young men

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...e attending infertility clinics to determine if placing sub-fertile men, with poor semen quality, on a walnut diet results in better success conceiving. It is thought that infertility in men may be a result of too few sperm being made, or that the sperm have poor swimming ability, size or shape. This study involved 117 men between the ages of 21 and 35, who were divided into two groups. One group...

Syrian state TV showed Bashar al-Assad performing prayers in the capital's al-Hamad mosque at the start of the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan

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...c since a bomb attack in Damascus last month killed several senior officials. State TV showed Bashar al-Assad performing prayers in the capital’s al-Hamad mosque at the start of the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan. Across the country, many people marked the holiday with prayers and anti-government demonstrations. But opposition groups reported fierce bombardments of rebel-hel...

Teachers in Rio are demanding better working conditions and salaries and have the support of colleagues in other cities

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...arch by more than 5,000 people ended in Rio, a much smaller masked group attacked shops, set fire to a police car and threw petrol bombs. There were also clashes in Sao Paulo, where shops were ransacked. Police responded with tear and pepper gas and detained dozens of people. Four officers were injured and seven banks were vandalized during the unrest in Sao Paulo, according to Reuters news agency...

Lonmin says just 13 percent of workers have reported for duty on Monday and says miners have been threatened

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...s third largest platinum producer, had hoped that the strike at the Marikana platinum mine would end and production would resume. “Employees are waiting for the environment to be safe. Groups of people are walking around intimidating people who come onto the property,” said Lonmin spokeswoman Sue Vey. Alfonso Mofokeng, a miner from Lesotho, told the AFP news agency: “We are aware...

Key Syrian defector General Manaf Tlas has hinted that French secret agents helped him flee Syria in early July

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...#8217;s sake, but for that of his family. On Monday, it emerged that Russia was proposing organizing a conference bringing together “all the players” of the deadly Syria conflict, including opposition groups, ordinary citizens and the ruling regime. In an interview scheduled to be published by leading French daily Le Figaro on Wednesday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov...

People of South Asian, African or African Caribbean descent living in UK are significantly more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than their European counterparts

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...their European counterparts, British researchers have warned. Half had developed the disease by the age of 80 in a study of 4,200 people living in London – approximately twice the figure for Europeans. The researchers said the rates were “astonishingly high”. The findings were published in the journal Diabetes Care. People of South Asian, African or African Caribbean descent li...

The US government has settled its legal case against the iconic Gibson Guitar company over use of illegal timber from Madagascar in its instruments

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...e violated laws intended to limit overharvesting and conserve valuable wood species from Madagascar, a country which has been severely impacted by deforestation,” said Assistant Attorney General Moreno following the settlement. The ebony was mainly in the form of strips that would be fashioned into fretboards for guitars, mandolins and banjos. Following the raids, environment groups urged th...

North Korea has requested immediate food aid after devastating floods last month

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...in South Phyongan Province, and Chonnae County in Kangwon Province, said the UN. Residents in these areas are in urgent need of food supplies, as well as clean water, as wells have been contaminated by sewerage during the floods. A UN spokesman in New York confirmed that the North Korean government has asked the UN to release emergency supplies such as food and fuel. Some international aid groups...

The Antiviral Drugs Advisory Committee recommended US regulators approve Truvada for use by people considered at high risk of contracting the AIDS virus

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...of health experts recommended US regulators approve daily pill Truvada for use by people considered at high risk of contracting the AIDS virus. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not required to follow the panel’s advice, but it usually does. Some health workers and groups active in the HIV community have opposed the approval of the drug. However, the move could prove to be a new...

Kim Jong-Un was kept from public view until September 2010, when he was 27 years old and appeared with his father Kim Jong-Il

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...brink of conflict several times” but stopped short. “Seoul [20 miles from the border] is a vulnerable city and the North would face annihilation.”   Related search articles:howard lutnick fraud north west baby picture current picture of north west Www xviod 9 yers girl twitter beef over kriss jenner swimsuit picture South Korean Movies 2012 N UPCOMING NEWS STORY IS CALLED m...

Tuareg rebels has declared independence for a northern Malian region called Azawad

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...er. The statement also called for recognition from the international community. “We completely accept the role and responsibility that behoves us to secure this territory. We have ended a very important fight, that of liberation… now the biggest task commences,” rebel spokesman Mossa Ag Attaher is quoted as saying by the AFP news agency. However, it is unclear which of several gr...

A genetic flaw may explain why some people get more ill with flu than others, say scientists

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A genetic flaw may explain why some people get more ill with flu than others, say scientists. Published in Nature, the research found that a variant of the IFITM3 gene was much more common in people hospitalized for flu than in the general population. It controls a malformed protein, which makes cells more susceptible to viral infection. Experts said those with the flaw could be given the flu jab...

Mac users booking hotels on the Orbitz travel site could end up paying more for their holidays

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...holidays, reports the Wall Street Journal. Orbitz told the paper it was showing Mac users different, and in many cases more expensive, hotels to those shown to people browsing on a Windows PC. Orbitz said research suggested Mac users generally spent about 30% more per night on hotels than PC users. But it never showed the two user groups the same room for different prices. Mac users booking hotel...

Former leaders during Argentina's military rule Jorge Videla and Reynaldo Bignone have been found guilty of overseeing the systematic theft of babies from political prisoners

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...ies from political prisoners Jorge Videla was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2010 for the torture and deaths of 31 dissidents during his rule. Reynaldo Bignone was also given a life sentence in April 2011 for the torture and murder of political opponents. Victims’ groups nevertheless welcomed the latest verdicts as a confirmation of the defendants’ guilt for what many consider as th...

More Olympic tickets will go back on sale after the row over empty seats

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...ing” but not “a unique episode” with other previous Games facing similar problems. At some venues, seats in the accredited “Olympic family” areas – reserved for groups including officials, sports federations, athletes, journalists and sponsors – have remained empty. LOCOG communications director Jackie Brock-Doyle said organizers were doing everything they...

About 200 people are reported to have been killed in the Syrian village of Tremseh

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...killing many more villagers and setting fire to houses. Others who tried to flee through fields were also gunned down, the activists said. State media said gunmen from what they termed armed terrorist groups had attacked the village in the morning, shooting dead dozens of people. The Revolution Leadership Council of Hama told the Reuters news agency that most of the dead in Tremseh were civilians....

General Ratko Mladic is charged with 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity

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...in Pasic is the first witness who has taken the stand in the war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic. Elvedin Pasic held back tears as he described surviving a mass killing in 1992 in the Bosnian village of Grabovica. He told the International Criminal Court at The Hague how Bosnia’s ethnic groups lived in peaceful coexistence until the outbreak of war in the 1990s. G...

Cetin Recep confessed the Izmir murders.

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Izmir murders updates. Shannon Graham at mother’s funeral.   Two women from Northern Ireland murdered near Izmir, Turkey.   Izmir murders. Turkish waiter, Recep Cetin appears in court.   Turkey murders latest news. Recep Cetin charged with stabbing to death his girlfriend’s mother.   [googlead tip="patrat_mediu" aliniat="stanga"]Raymond McGuinness, one of the Izmir murders victim’s ex-husband arr...