Archives for April 2014

Famine Fears In South Sudan, But Leaders Unconcerned

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than 1 million people in South Sudan have fled their homes at a crucial time of the year: planting season. Famine, aid officials say, could be the result, and the U.N.’s top official for human rights said Wednesday she is appalled by the apparent lack of concern by the country’s […]

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than 1 million people in South Sudan have fled their homes at a crucial time of the year: planting season. Famine, aid officials say, could be the result, and the U.N.'s top official for human rights said Wednesday she is appalled by the apparent lack of concern by the country's two warring leaders that mass hunger

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A Look At Syrian Refugees In Neighboring Countries

The massive numbers of Syrians fleeing the civil war has stretched the resources of neighboring countries and raised fears of violence spreading in the region.

The massive numbers of Syrians fleeing the civil war has stretched the resources of neighboring countries and raised fears of violence spreading in the region. The U.N. estimates there are nearly 2.7 million Syrians registered in neighboring countries, with more than 67,500 more awaiting registration. There also are hundreds of thousands who are

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Abducted Girls Forced To Marry Nigerian Extremists

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Scores of girls and young women kidnapped from a school in Nigeria are being forced to marry their Islamic extremist abductors, a civil society group reported Wednesday. Parents say the girls are being sold into marriage to Boko Haram militants for 2,000 naira ($12), Halite Aliyu of the Borno-Yobe People’s Forum […]

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Scores of girls and young women kidnapped from a school in Nigeria are being forced to marry their Islamic extremist abductors, a civil society group reported Wednesday. Parents say the girls are being sold into marriage to Boko Haram militants for 2,000 naira ($12), Halite Aliyu of the Borno-Yobe People's Forum told The

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Colorado Works On New Rules For Edible Marijuana

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s marijuana experiment is threatened by the very popularity of eating it instead of smoking it, leading the pot industry to join health officials and state regulators to try to curb the problem of consumers ingesting too much weed. A task force that’s meeting Wednesday planned to start work on refining Colorado’s […]

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's marijuana experiment is threatened by the very popularity of eating it instead of smoking it, leading the pot industry to join health officials and state regulators to try to curb the problem of consumers ingesting too much weed. A task force that's meeting Wednesday planned to start work on refining Colorado's rules on

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Iraq Election Violence: Many Killed, Wounded

Bombs and ballots took place on the eve of the Iraq elections. Here are stories reported by Antiwar and the Associated Press on the day’s events.   67 Killed, 115 Wounded on Eve of Iraq Elections By: Margaret Griffis On the eve of parliamentary elections, at least 67 Iraqis were killed and 115 more were […]

Bombs and ballots took place on the eve of the Iraq elections. Here are stories reported by Antiwar and the Associated Press on the day's events.   67 Killed, 115 Wounded on Eve of Iraq Elections By: Margaret Griffis On the eve of parliamentary elections, at least 67 Iraqis were killed and 115 more were wounded. Bombers again struck in

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Study: Number Of Innocent People Sentenced To Death Much Higher Than Thought

Researcher: ‘Most of these undiscovered innocent capital defendants have been re-sentenced to life in prison, and then forgotten.’

At least one in 25 people sentenced to death in the United States is innocent. So finds a damning study published Monday in leading scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The authors, hailing from Pennsylvania and Michigan, employ a statistical technique called "survival analysis" to arrive at their

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