Category world events

A Campaign Launches In Spain To Overturn The Gender-Stereotyping In Children’s Toys

The Institute of Catalan Women (ICD) wants to overturn the gender-stereotyping that is present in children’s toys. ‘ICD’ has launched the Let’s Overturn Stereotypes campaign with four posters that combine images of toys traditionally identified as suitable for one gender or another, but not both. One poster show Superman’s characteristic S painted pink with a […]

Tsunami Update: 429 dead, Thousands Homeless

The death toll from the tsunami that hit Indonesian islands without warning Saturday night has passed 420 with more than 1,400 people injured. Thousands of people were left homeless when the waves smashed homes on coastal areas of western Java and southern Sumatra. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the death toll had climbed […]

Israel Enacts Medical Cannabis Export Law

The Law Still Requires Approval By The Israeli Cabinet To Enable Exports To Go Ahead. The medical cannabis export law proposed by MK Yoav Kisch (Likud) has been approved on its second and third Knesset readings. Approval was rushed through the Knesset in order to facilitate exports before the Knesset disperses. 21 MKs voted in […]

Breaking News: Mexican Governor, Senator Killed In Helicopter Crash

A Mexican governor and her senator husband were killed in a helicopter crash in the center of the country on Monday (Dec 24), the government said. Martha Erika Alonso, a senior opposition figure and the new governor of the central state of Puebla, died with Rafael Moreno, a senator and the former governor of the […]

Mount Etna Erupts In Sicily (Video)

    Europe’s most active volcano, Mount Etna in Sicily, erupted on Monday, with officials reporting more than 130 earthquakes of up to 4.3 in magnitude. The Mount Etna observatory said lava had spewed from a new fracture near its south-eastern crater. A local volcanologist said it was Etna’s “first flank eruption” in more than […]

Breaking News: 8 Year Old Guatemalan Boy Dies In US Custody

U.S. immigration authorities say an 8-year-old boy from Guatemala has died in government custody, the second immigrant child to die in detention this month. U.S. Customs and Border Protection say the boy died shortly after midnight Tuesday. CBP says the boy showed “signs of potential illness” Monday and was taken with his father to a […]

Breaking News: Funerals Held For Seventeen’s Band Members After Tsunami

Funerals were held Monday (Dec 24) for several members of an Indonesian pop band killed when a tsunami slammed into a stage where they were performing an open-air concert. Relatives of Muhammad Awal Purbani – bassist for the group Seventeen – sobbed and hugged each other at a service in Indonesia’s cultural capital Yogyakarta, including a three-year-old daughter […]