New York City public school officials announced on Wednesday their school district will begin observing two Muslim holidays. There will be no school on the two holidays to be observed, starting in the 2015-16 school year.
Researchers in Massachusetts released a study in which they found gout, an inflammatory arthritic condition, lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease by 24 percent. Gout is caused by rich diets leading to a build-up of uric acid.
The Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Spain published results from their new study Tuesday and they are disturbing. They found that the brains of kids who go to school in heavy-traffic areas are being damaged.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) released a major report Tuesday slamming the continent's slow movement on air pollution and predicting thousands more premature deaths in Europe as a result. The report also said many positive steps have been taken.
The Indian parliament passed a bill to grant overseas citizenship to individuals of Indian origin residing abroad, a hundred years after Mahatma Gandhi, a key spearhead in India's freedom struggle against the British, returned to India.
In a study released today, researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois found traces of the protein amyloid in patients as young as 20. The abnormal protein is a cause of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia.
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A baby stolen from her sleeping mother's arms shortly after birth has been found by the family through an astonishing coincidence 17 years later, her biological family and South African police said Friday.
The CBC in Canada has obtained a recording of a judge in a Quebec courtroom telling a Muslim woman to remove her hijab if she wants her case heard. The woman was appealing to the court to get her impounded car back.
Chocolate is something a lot of people like and marijuana is something that, well, some people like. A California man appears to have gotten the bright idea to put the two together. The problem? He got caught doing it in the wrong state.
A trove of leaked secret intelligence documents has revealed that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's 2012 claim that Iran was a year away from building a nuclear bomb was roundly rejected by his own foreign intelligence agency.
All the 486 miners who were trapped underground at a gold mine in South Africa on Sunday have been brought to the surface, a spokeswoman for mining company Harmony Gold said."All the miners are out," Charmane Russell told AFP.
What is certain to be the richest fight in boxing history was announced Friday on social media by one of the two combatants. On the social media site 'Shots' Floyd Mayweather said he and Manny Pacquiao are ready to rumble on May 2 in Las Vegas.
The longtime boxing writer Mark 'Scoop' Malinowski may have managed the biggest scoop of his career. Malinowski said a trusted source told him the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight contract is signed and will be announced by Mayweather in a day or two.
Police in Paris are investigating a group of Chelsea football supporters who are seen in a video shoving a black man on a platform on the Paris metro twice, refusing to let him board. They also chanted a racist song.
The seemingly never-ending negotiations to get Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather into the ring have taken another twist. Sunday at the NBA all-star game Mayweather denied a deal has been signed by either party.