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Philippine Health Department drops ‘SEX’ slogan for call center

The Philippine Health Department said Tuesday it had dropped a cheeky slogan that recommended ‘SEX’ for call centre workers after the industry failed to find it funny. The SEX tagline, which stood for “Stress-free, Eat the right foods and Exercise”, was suppose to encourage the country’s army of call centre…

Google wants blimps to bring wifi access to sub-Saharan Africa

Search giant to bring wi-fi to remote African regions in emerging markets wi-fi roll-out Google is planning to develop high-speed wireless networks in sub-Saharan Africa with the help of high-altitude balloons that can transmit signals across hundreds of square miles. The internet search giant is already running high-speed fibre networks…

Christians who refused to counsel same sex couples rejected from European human rights court

Shirley Chaplin, Gary McFarlane and Lillian Ladele lose legal tussle over workplace discrimination at Strasbourg court Three British Christians who argued that their beliefs saw them wrongly disciplined by their employers for actions such as refusing to counsel same-sex couples have lost their legal battle at the European court of…

New H7N9 bird flu confirmed to be drug-resistant

PARIS — Laboratory tests have revealed resistance in some H7N9 bird flu patients to the only available treatment, said virologists who unveiled “concerning” study results on Tuesday. Three out of 14 patients monitored at a clinic in Shanghai had a genetically-mutated version of the virus that makes it drug resistant,…

South Carolina family arrested for 80 dead animals inside home

A mother and three sisters in South Carolina have been charged with ill treatment of animals and failure to bury animals properly after deputies discovered more than 80 dead in their home. Laurens County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Judy Stiles told WYFF that deputies were in the process of evicting 58-year-old…

Chinese graffiti removed from Egyptian relic

Egyptian restoration experts have managed to remove graffiti from an ancient monument after it had been defaced by a Chinese tourist, the antiquities department said on Tuesday. Authorities had assigned a committee to assess the damage and concluded that the marks on the 3,500 year-old panel were superficial. The graffiti…

Passenger recounts horror of cruise ship blaze: ‘We’re on fire in the middle of the ocean’

Passengers who were nearly evacuated from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that caught on fire on the high seas Monday morning are returning to the U.S. with harrowing tales and video from the scene. Cruise-takers were roused just after 2:30 a.m. on Monday morning by the ship’s captain informing them…

Disabled blogger really doesn’t want to be in your ‘prayer sandwich’

A disabled 22-year-old Duke University graduate named Megan has started a blog to discuss her experiences with aggressive Christians who want to lay hands on her and pray in an effort to heal her. According to The Friendly Atheist, Megan, who has a rare connective tissue disease called epidermolysis bullosa, had…

U.S. targets Costa Rica-based digital currency operator for money laundering

The United States on Tuesday unveiled what it said was the world’s “largest” money laundering probe against the digital currency operator Liberty Reserve. The Costa Rica-based entity, which operates a hugely popular online currency system outside of the control of national governments, is charged with running a “$6 billion money…

Pennsylvania parents arrested after driving daughter in dog cage

A Pennsylvania couple was arrested Monday night after motorists spotted them allegedly transporting their 10-year-old daughter inside a dog cage on the back of a pickup. The Pittsburgh Tribune reported on Tuesday that the child’s mother, 29-year-old Abbey Carlson and stepfather, 30-year-old Thomas Fishinger, were charged with endangering the welfare…

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