Quantcast
Home » Archives » Latest Headlines (Page 1710)

Museum to open balcony where Martin Luther King Jr. was shot

The motel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee where US civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 is being opened to the public, a spokeswoman said Friday. It is the first time that visitors to the erstwhile Lorraine Motel, now the National Civil Rights Museum, will…

Iranian film challenges social conventions by focusing on trans people

Facing Mirrors brings transsexuality to the big screen for the first time, even though Khomeini fatwa legalised it in 1987 Adineh and Rana are women from very different sides of the track. Wealthy, modern and rebellious, Adineh has fled the family home, harbouring a secret desire to become a man.…

Pew study: Social media of presidential campaign ‘relentlessly negative’

As the marathon campaign season wraps up researchers confirm what many have suspected: civility has taken a vacation If the political postings you’ve seen lately on Facebook and Twitter seem particularly outrageous, it’s because they are. From the beginning of the political conventions to the eve of the final debate,…

Industry: Global air passenger traffic growth has slowed

Global air passenger traffic growth has slowed considerably, and rose by just 4.1 percent year-on-year in September, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Friday. Global air cargo demand meanwhile grew just 0.6 percent in September compared with the same month in 2011, the Geneva-based organisation said in a statement.…

Cancer study: Close monitoring of prostate tumors may make radiation, surgery unnecessary

Close monitoring of prostate cancer tumours may make radiation and surgery — which can cause incontinence and impotence — unnecessary, a new study has shown. Prostate cancer is one of the slowest-growing forms of the disease, and many men with tumours may never develop symptoms during their lifetime, meaning that…

French court rejects Google appeal against tax searches

A Paris appeals court has rejected a request by Internet search giant Google to invalidate the search and seizure of documents by French tax authorities, according to a copy of the decision obtained by AFP on Friday. The court rejected Google’s arguments against the 2012 tax raid and ordered the…

Dutch medical schools are asking for samples of travelers’ poop

Three top Dutch medical schools are asking thousands of travellers to tropical countries to donate stool samples on return for a study into the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. The combined study, launched this week by the Academic (AMC), Erasmus and Maastricht medical centres will focus on 2,000 travellers mainly…

Obama granted clemency to just 22, less than any modern president

By Dafna Linzer ProPublica A former brothel manager who helped the FBI bust a national prostitution ring. A retired sheriff who inadvertently helped a money launderer buy land. A young woman who mailed ecstasy tablets for a drug-dealing boyfriend, then worked with investigators to bring him down. All of them…

U.S. jobless rate ticks up slightly to 7.9 percent in October

WASHINGTON — The US unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent in October from 7.8 percent the prior month, the government said Friday in a highly anticipated report ahead of the November 6 election. Though the jobless rate ticked up a notch, the economy added 171,000 jobs in October, well above…

Israelis back Mitt Romney in upcoming presidential election but Palestinians are indifferent

Israel may be openly hoping that Republican challenger Mitt Romney will end up stealing the presidency from Barack Obama, but for the Palestinians it makes little difference who takes over the White House. With the US presidential race drawing to a close, Israelis have come out strongly in favour of…

Google+