Monthly Archives: August 2009

UK | Lesbians given equal birth rights

  Lesbians given equal birth rights Many lesbian couples have used fertility treatments to start a family Women in same-sex relationships can now register both their names on the birth certificate of a child conceived as a result of fertility … Continue reading

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Ministers under fire for locking up immigrant children

  Ministers under fire for locking up immigrant children • Policy questions after figures say 470 minors detained• Post-traumatic stress common in those released Yarl’s Wood: strongly criticised by the children’s commissioner for England. Photograph: Dan Chung Ministers were facing … Continue reading

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Legal case against God dismissed

  Legal case against God dismissed The plaintiff argued an omniscient God would know of the lawsuit A US judge has thrown out a case against God, ruling that because the defendant has no address, legal papers cannot be served. … Continue reading

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Heat forms potentially harmful substance in high-fructose corn syrup

  Heat forms potentially harmful substance in high-fructose corn syrup Enlarge A new study shows that heat can produce a potentially toxic substance in high-fructose corn syrup that may kill honeybees and might also endanger human health. Credit: Wikimedia Commons … Continue reading

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‘Non-GMO’ Seal Identifies Foods Mostly Biotech-Free

  ‘Non-GMO’ Seal Identifies Foods Mostly Biotech-Free Genetic ID A technician processing DNA for a test of biotech crops in Fairfield, Iowa. By WILLIAM NEUMAN Alarmed that genetically engineered crops may be finding their way into organic and natural foods, … Continue reading

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Child bride aged 10, turned over to 80-year-old husband

  Child bride turned over to 80-year-old husbandArab News AL-LAITH: A 10-year-old bride was returned last Sunday to her 80-year-old husband by her father who discovered her at the home of her aunt with whom she has been hiding for … Continue reading

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Charles Taylor on trial: Man of peace, man of war

  Charles Taylor on trial Man of peace, man of war From The Economist print edition The former president of Liberia, and indicted war criminal, takes the stand AP IN A small courtroom on the upper floor of the International … Continue reading

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