Posts Tagged ‘AP’
The Irish government is investigating the death of an Indian woman who died in an Irish hospital after being denied a termination of her pregnancy.
Proponents of same-sex marriage and legalized marijuana use gained ground in ballot initiatives across the United States Tuesday.
Burma's government on Monday pardoned more than 500 prisoners, among them political detainees and some foreigners.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has announced he is suspending executions for prisoners on death row, after being criticized for allegedly executing nine convicts last month.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's life prison sentence for complicity in the killings of anti-government protesters has failed to appease some Egyptians who have taken to the streets in protest. Thousands of demonstrat...
Cuba's vice president says there will be no political reform in Cuba, despite calls by Pope Benedict XVI for more freedom and openness in the communist-ruled country.
Pope Benedict has arrived in Mexico for a five-day Latin America trip that also will take him to Cuba. Church bells rang out as the papal plane touched Friday down at Guanajuato International Airport
Church groups in New Mexico scored a minor victory recently for illegal immigrants when a district judge set limitations on an investigation by the state’s governor into the residency of foreigners holding a driver’s license. J...
Arts & Culture
After Justin Bieber received the “Moonman” award at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, he thanked God and Jesus—making it the leading trending topic on Twitter. When the Biebs’ name was announced by Kim Kardashian, he stood up...
Dutch commission investigates high level of deaths of minors in Catholic mental hospital in the 1950s
A Dutch commission was tasked recently to investigate the deaths of some 34 minors, all boys, in the 1950s, that stayed in a Roman Catholic boarding school and workshop for the mentally ill. The commission, headed by former edu...