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Philippine president signs contraception law

2,389 ViewsA family-planning bill that was blocked by the Catholic Church for more than a decade is approved by the president. The Philippine President has signed into law a family-planning bill that was blocked by the Catholic Church for more than a decade. Presidential spokeswoman Abigail Valte said that President Benigno Aquino III had signed […]

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India gang-rape victim dies in Singapore

3,475 ViewsA statement by Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth hospital where the 23-year-old victim was being treated said she “died peacefully” early on Saturday. “We are very sad to report that the patient passed away peacefully at 4.45am (local time) on Dec 29, 2012,” Kelvin Loh, the chief executive of Mount Elizabeth Hospital, said in a statement. […]

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How Iran sacked the sole female minister Dastjerdi from health post

2,357 ViewsIran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sacked Health Minister Marziyeh Vahid Dastjerdi, the sole woman in his cabinet, state television reports. Ms Dastjerdi was also the first woman minister in the 30-year history of the Islamic republic. While no reason has been given, the dismissal is being linked to her call for drug price rises […]

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Berlusconi ‘agrees $48m divorce’

1,905 ViewsFormer Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, is rounding out the year with a divorce, and he has reportedly agreed to pay his exwife almost four million dollars a MONTH as part of their settlement. Veronica Lario, with whom Mr Berlusconi has three children, filed for divorce 3 years ago. She accused him of having […]

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1,931 ViewsA female student gang-raped on a bus in India’s capital Delhi has “taken a turn for the worse” at a Singapore hospital, doctors say. The 23-year-old arrived in Singapore on Thursday after undergoing three operations in a Delhi hospital. “Her vital signs are deteriorating with signs of severe organ failure,” hospital official Kelvin Loh […]

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President George Bush Sr. in ICU, Condition worsens

3,661 ViewsFormer President George H.W. Bush of the United State of America, 88, was moved to an intensive care unit at a Houston hospital on Sunday after a stubborn fever persisted and doctors were unable to control it. The elder Bush has been hospitalized since November, suffering from a bronchitis-like cough. His people, however, are […]

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Whitney ‘was murdered’ claims US Investigator

6,489 ViewsThe Hollywood detective has allegedly uncovered evidence – including CCTV footage – that points to her being the victim of an attack by two men who were sent to collect a debt for drugs. The troubled Bodyguard singer is said to have owed in excess of $1.5million to dangerous dealers before her shock death […]

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Jacob Zuma wins ANC presidency

1,502 ViewsBloemfontein – President Jacob Zuma scored a thumping victory in the ANC leadership contest on Tuesday, opening the way for him to lead the country until 2019. Zuma won the backing of 75.1% of the 3 977 ANC voting delegates at the national elective conference in Mangaung, making him the odds-on favourite to retain […]

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To see him ageing… it pains you, cries Mandela’s wife as journalists camp at hospital

1,526 ViewsJournalists are camped outside 1 Military Hospital on the outskirts of Pretoria where South African First black president Nelson Mandela is hospitalized. And his wife Grace says it ‘pains her to see Mandela aging and his health deteriorating.’ On Tuesday 11th December 2012 that marked four days from the time Mandela was admitted the […]

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1,260 ViewsNigerian police were searching for the 82-year-old mother of the country’s finance minister on Monday after she was kidnapped from her home by unknown assailants. Authorities said Kamene Okonjo was seized in Delta state in the southeast late on Sunday morning. They said a rescue operation was under way. “The kidnappers have made their […]

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