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Entries by Adam Taylor from 03/2010

Brazil Baby Dies As Doctors Fight, Reports Claim

Posted 03.01.2010 | World

A baby died in a Brazilian hospital while the two doctors there to perform a cesarian started fighting instead, news reports say. Authorities are no...

Iraq Election: Poor Selling Votes For Cash

Posted 03.01.2010 | World

Iraq is rife with allegations of vote buying a week ahead of the country's national elections. ...

Israel Makes Videos Mocking Foreign Journalists (VIDEO)

Posted 03.01.2010 | World

An Israeli government website has shown adverts that depict foreign journalists as stupid and condescending, reportedly as part of an initiative to im...

Mir Hossein Mousavi: Iran Finds Its Mandela

Posted 03.01.2010 | World

Traditional Iranian husbands, the sort found in the highest ranks of the Islamic Republic, sometimes refer to their wives as "the house." For them, th...

Gays Protest Church's Refusal To Give Communion To Gay Man

Posted 03.01.2010 | Religion

Hundreds of worshipers walked out of a Catholic mass in Holland in protest at the practice of denying communion to open homosexuals, according to repo...

Karadzic Defends 'Just And Holy' Bosnian War

Posted 03.01.2010 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, defending himself against charges of Europe's worst genocide since the Ho...

Bo Xilai: China's 'Man Of The Year'

Posted 03.01.2010 | World

BEIJING — China's ruling elite gather this week for the year's biggest political event and the buzz is mainly about one especially savvy player,...

Iran Newspapers Banned For Pro-Reform Stance

Posted 03.01.2010 | World

TEHRAN — The Iranian government has closed down two pro-reform newspapers, the publication's editors said Monday, continuing a crackdown on oppo...

Ejup Ganic, Ex-Bosnian Leader, Arrested At London Airport

Posted 03.01.2010 | World

LONDON — British police arrested a former senior Bosnian leader in London Monday on a Serbian warrant alleging he committed war crimes, to the o...

Two Dubai Murder Suspects Traveled To U.S.

Posted 03.01.2010 | World

DUBAI�"At least two of the 26 suspects sought by Dubai police for the alleged killing of a top Hamas leader appear to have entered the U.S. shortly ...

Were The Olympics Worth It For Vancouver?

Posted 03.01.2010 | World

VANCOUVER, Canada �" Despite the golden glow of the hockey finale, despite the rousing closing ceremonies farewell, there is an ineffable sadness in...

Nuclear Bunker For Sale On eBay

Posted 03.02.2010 | World

Nostalgic for Cold War hysteria? Now may be your chance to relive the glory days and own a terrifying piece of history with the purchase of a nuclear ...

Chinese Newspapers Make Rare Criticism Of Government

Posted 03.02.2010 | World

BEIJING — More than a dozen Chinese newspapers took a rare stand this week against a Mao Zedong-era system blamed for the wide gap between the c...

Philippines School Torched By Angry Parents

Posted 03.02.2010 | World

MANILA, Philippines — A group of parents torched a school in the central Philippines after complaining their children weren't given the food pro...

College Student Says He Killed Roommate Over Snoring

Posted 03.02.2010 | World

BEIJING — A Chinese college student fed up with his roommate's snoring, has confessed to stabbing him to death in the middle of the night. Zhao...

Muslim Leader Issues Anti-Terrorism Fatwa

Posted 03.02.2010 | Religion

LONDON The leader of a global Muslim movement has issued a fatwa, or religious edict, that he calls an absolute condemnation of terrorism. Muhamm...

British Surfers Ride Wave Down River (VIDEO)

Posted 03.02.2010 | World

Surfers have made the most of a once-in-a-decade occurrence on the British river Severn by riding a tidal wave for miles. The wave is caused by the...

Ukraine's 'Orange' Coalition Dissolves

Posted 03.02.2010 | World

KIEV, Ukraine — Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's pro-Western Orange coalition dissolved Tuesday as her former allies turned against her, settin...

French Bishops Criticize 'Confession' Hotline

Posted 03.02.2010 | Religion

"For advice on confessing, press one. To confess, press two. To listen to some confessions, press three," says a male voice welcoming the caller to "L...

Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian Billionaire, Loses $53 Million Deposit On Super Mansion (VIDEO)

Posted 03.02.2010 | World

Mikhail Prokhorov, Russia's second richest man, has lost his $53 million deposit for Villa Leopolda, a mansion in the south of France. The house, whi...

Aregawi Gebreyohannes, Ethiopian Opposition Candidate, Stabbed To Death

Posted 03.02.2010 | World

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopian officials say an opposition candidate has been stabbed to death in northern Ethiopia. The candidate's party sa...

Australian House Booby-Trapped With 50 Fake Bombs

Posted 03.03.2010 | World

SYDNEY — A Sydney bomb squad evacuated neighbors and sent in robots to clear dozens of suspected explosives strewn about the house of a man who ...

Indian Navy Jet Crashes At Air Show (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2010 | World

An Indian navy jet performing in an air show crashed in southern India on Wednesday, killing both the pilot and co-pilot and injuring two civilians on...

Swiss Government Makes Extra Small Condom For Boys As Young As 12

Posted 03.03.2010 | World

Extra small condoms for boys as young as 12 are going on sale in Switzerland after a sexual health group campaign. ...

Weight Watchers Teams Up With McDonald's, Angering Nutritionists

Posted 03.03.2010 | World

Anti-obesity campaigners have hit out against plans by Weight Watchers to team up with McDonald's. The deal, which is taking place in New Zealand, ...