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Jamaica: Unchecked Homophobic Violence
By October 26, 2014 Read More →

Jamaica: Unchecked Homophobic Violence

(Kingston) – LGBT Jamaicans are vulnerable to both physical and sexual violence and many live in constant fear, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. They are taunted, threatened, fired from their jobs, thrown out of their homes, or worse: beaten, stoned, raped, or killed. The 86-page report, “Not Safe at Home: Violence […]

Demand High for Engineers in Midwest
By October 21, 2014 Read More →

Demand High for Engineers in Midwest

Record 105 firms come looking for SDSU engineering students Engineering students preparing to take their sheepskin and depart into the world of change orders and service requests are finding no shortage of companies wanting to take their resumes. The Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering at South Dakota State University organized its annual fall career […]

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Acid Oceans Could Deal Heavy Blow to Fishing-Dependant Nations
By October 19, 2014 Read More →

Acid Oceans Could Deal Heavy Blow to Fishing-Dependant Nations

Scientists here are warning Caribbean countries, where the fisheries sector is an important source of livelihoods and sustenance, that they should pay close attention to a new international report released Wednesday on ocean acidification.

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Fed Chief Rips Widening Gap Between Rich, Poor Americans
By October 18, 2014 Read More →

Fed Chief Rips Widening Gap Between Rich, Poor Americans

The head of the U.S. Federal Reserve voiced alarm Friday over rising economic inequality in the United States, questioning whether the growing disparity between rich and poor is compatible with the American ideal of opportunity for all. Janet Yellen, in an address on economic opportunity, said trends in recent decades show the U.S. income and […]

Boko Haram Truce Reached; Girls to be Freed
By October 17, 2014 Read More →

Boko Haram Truce Reached; Girls to be Freed

The Nigerian government says militant group Boko Haram has agreed to a cease-fire and the release of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militants in April from the town of Chibok. The two sides reached the cease-fire deal Friday, after talks in Saudi Arabia that involved President Idriss Deby of Chad and high-level officials from Cameroon. […]

Converse sues firms over trademark shoe
By October 15, 2014 Read More →

Converse sues firms over trademark shoe

US shoemaker Converse is suing 31 companies, arguing they are copying the design of its trademark shoe. The company filed lawsuits against big retailers such as Wal-Mart and Ralph Lauren for allegedly selling imitations of its famous Chuck Taylor sneaker. The lawsuits filed in New York include companies based in Canada, Australia, Italy, China and […]

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US Seizes More Than $30M From Guinean Official
By October 15, 2014 Read More →

US Seizes More Than $30M From Guinean Official

DAKAR, SENEGAL— Equatorial Guinea’s second vice president Teodorin Nguema Obiang has been ordered by the U.S. Justice Department to sell more than $30 million worth of property it believes was bought using illegally obtained assets from corrupt business deals.

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Nigerians Mark 6 Months Since Schoolgirl Abductions
By October 15, 2014 Read More →

Nigerians Mark 6 Months Since Schoolgirl Abductions

Parents and supporters in Nigeria have marked six months since Islamists abducted more than 200 girls from a secondary school. Nigerian police on Tuesday blocked protesters demanding the release of the schoolgirls from marching on the president’s official residence in the capital, Abuja. On April 14, dozens of fighters from Islamist militant group Boko Haram […]

No Formal State Funeral Planned for ‘Baby Doc’ in Haiti
By October 10, 2014 Read More →

No Formal State Funeral Planned for ‘Baby Doc’ in Haiti

Former Haitian self-proclaimed president-for-life Jean-Claude Duvalier, known as “Baby Doc,” will receive no formal state funeral. Instead. the brutal and corrupt Caribbean dictator will be remembered during a private ceremony Saturday at the chapel of a Catholic school he once attended in Port-au-Prince. Duvalier’s lawyer, Reynold Georges, said until recently the government of Haiti under […]

US Courts Block Voter ID Laws
By October 10, 2014 Read More →

US Courts Block Voter ID Laws

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a new law requiring voters to provide photo identification. The ruling Thursday coincided with a ruling on the same day by a federal judge in Texas striking down a Texas law that voters must provide photo identification at the polls. Both rulings mean that voters in Wisconsin and Texas […]