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The Netherlands expands parental rights for LGBT families

Dutch kids may soon be able to have three or more mothers or fathers after the government said it was seeking to enshrine parenting rights for the Netherlands’ 25,000 children in gay families. “The justice ministry is going to investigate and see what the possibilities are for recognising three parents…

Dutch lab monkeys retire to sunny Spanish Balearic islands

Eighteen female monkeys used in lab experiments in the Netherlands are to be flown Wednesday to Spain’s Balearic islands to enjoy the “exceptional” fate of a leisurely retirement in the sun. “These monkeys are around 12 years old, and this species can live to 30-35 years old in captivity,” Saskia…

Clint Eastwood makes TV ad for Mitt Romney

Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood made Mitt Romney’s day Wednesday, urging Americans to join him in supporting the Republican White House challenger in a TV ad against President Barack Obama. The gruff-voiced “Dirty Harry” star said four more years of Obama would mean four more years of policies that have left…

Danish company develops eye-control software for smartphones

A Danish company hopes to clinch deals with major mobile phone and tablet makers after developing software that enables users to control their devices by moving their eyes, it said Wednesday. “You can use it for basic control, such as turning to the next page in an e-book, and playing…

Scientists make progress on mechanism for stopping genetic diseases

Scientists on Wednesday reported that, in pioneering experiments on human eggs, they had replaced a genetic mechanism blamed for crippling diseases. The laboratory breakthrough could one day lead to human trials to avert so-called mitochondrial disorders, they said. Other experts praised the work but sounded caution. Described in the journal…

Hopes of full NHL season dim as contract negations stall

Hopes that the NHL would end its contract dispute in time to salvage a complete season dwindled Wednesday after the league and players couldn’t even agree to meet. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has said a new collective bargaining agreement would need to be hammered out by Thursday if the league…

Candid Marilyn Monroe photos to be auctioned

Rare Marilyn Monroe photographs immortalising the American blonde bombshell will be auctioned November 8 in Warsaw, an auction house in the Polish capital announced Wednesday. Poland’s state treasury obtained the candid shots of Monroe — taken by a friend, Milton Green — in a collection of nearly 4,000 photographs it…

Knut the German polar bear gets Berlin Zoo memorial

Berlin Zoo on Wednesday unveiled a bronze memorial to Knut, an uber-cute cuddly polar bear that captured hearts worldwide and devastated fans when he died from a suspected brain seizure last year. The small sculpture, entitled “Knut The Dreamer”, shows the snowy-white bear reclining lazily on rocks in his pen…

Sweden grants undocumented children access to school

Undocumented children in Sweden will be allowed to go to school as of July 1 next year, the Swedish government announced on Wednesday after striking a deal with the opposition Green Party. “Children without a residency permit will have the right to education” from kindergarten to secondary school, it said…

U.S. sues Bank of America for $1 billion over bad mortgages

WASHINGTON — The United States sued Bank of America Wednesday for more than $1 billion for allegedly having sold dodgy mortgages to state-controlled mortgage financers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The government charged that Countrywide — the mortgage giant now owned by Bank of America — labeled defective mortgages as…

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