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'We're still here': The enduring anguish of Korea's ferry tragedy

Jindo - When steel worker Huh Hong-Hwan heard his teenaged daughter might be trapped in a sinking ferry, he didn't hesitate.
In the Media by Jung Ha-Won (AFP)

Op-Ed: Can all parents raise their children as bilingual speakers?

“Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Gisele Bündchen do it, so why can’t we do it too?” Some monolingual parents ask when they hear about the Hollywood stars, rich or celebs, for whom it has become trendy to bring up children to be bilingual.
In the Media by J.N. Paquet - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Marine brings sons the best Father's Day gift he could give

Some of you have probably already guessed (or seen) that gift was him coming home. Master Sergeant Christopher Willenbecher thrilled his kids by coming home early on Father's Day to be with them.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Husband of bludgeoned Pakistani woman murdered first wife

Lahore - The husband of a pregnant Pakistani woman bludgeoned to death outside a courthouse murdered his first wife, he told AFP on Thursday, in a twist to a story that has shocked rights activists.
In the Media by AFP

Four arrested in Pakistani woman bludgeoning case

Lahore - Pakistani police investigating the murder of a pregnant woman bludgeoned to death outside a court have arrested four men including her uncle and two cousins, a senior officer said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Husband of bludgeoned Pakistani woman murdered first wife

Lahore - The husband of a pregnant Pakistani woman bludgeoned to death outside a courthouse murdered his first wife, he told AFP on Thursday, in a twist to a story that has shocked rights activists.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Calls for justice for pregnant Pakistan woman beaten to death

Lahore - The husband of a pregnant Pakistani woman who was beaten to death outside Lahore's High Court for marrying against her family's wishes vowed Wednesday to fight for justice.
In the Media by Waqar Hussain (AFP) - 1 comment

Re-Discovering The Magic Of Roy Orbison's 'Mystery Girl' Special

Roy Orbison’s 'Mystery Girl' was released two months after the legendary singer’s sudden passing. Now the 1989 album has been re-issued with new material. For the Orbison sons, the re-release is truly a family affair.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy - 3 comments

Laid-off worker quizzed after Spain politician shot dead

Madrid - Spanish police on Tuesday questioned a laid-off council worker and her mother suspected of gunning down a ruling party politician, a murder that halted Spain's European election campaigns.
In the Media by Roland Lloyd Parry (AFP)

Op-Ed: Brazilian cancer patient and daughter grateful for alkaline diet

A few years ago, a young Brazilian woman working and studying in Italy left the country to return to Brazil, so that she could care for her father who was recently diagnosed with cancer. Before she left, she met a woman who told her about alkaline diets.

Probe shows French family were murdered in Cambodia

Phnom Penh - A Frenchman and his four young children, whose skeletal remains were found in a submerged car in Cambodia two years ago, were murdered, a judge said Tuesday, after a probe by forensic experts.
In the Media by AFP

Thousands languishing in Japan children's homes: Human Rights Watch

Tokyo - Almost nine out of 10 children taken from their families in Japan end up in institutions rather than foster care, a rights group said Thursday, a rate it said was the highest among developed nations.
In the Media by AFP

Dad abandons son after mistaken paternity test

A hospital in Italy has been ordered by local courts to pay €50,000 ($69,000 USD) after a 14-year-old boy's father abandoned him over a mistaken paternity test.
In the Media by Angela Atkinson

Pope asks forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests

- Pope Francis on Friday personally asked forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests -- the first time he has made such an apology since being elected last year."I feel compelled...
In the Media by AFP

Social pressures force Tunisia women to fake virginity

Tunis - It happens every April ahead of the summer marriage season, says Tunisian gynaecologist Faouzi Hajri -- desperate brides-to-be beg for surgery to make them "virgins" again for their wedding night.
In the Media by Kaouther Larbi (AFP)

Australia's top court recognises 'gender neutral' sex category

Sydney - Australia's highest court on Wednesday ruled that a person can be legally recognised as gender neutral, or non-specific, as opposed to male or female."The High Court...
In the Media by AFP

Despair, poverty driving French to far-right Front National

B - "We're dying here!
In the Media by Beatrice Le Bohec (AFP)

Op-Ed: Preventing tomorrow's CEOs from being spoiled little brats

Every day within the entrepreneurial community of the United States, countless up and coming leaders — many of whom, arguably, are more brilliant than the business giants of the modern age — fall prey to a common foible of young aspiring entrepreneurs
In the Media by Michael Essany

16-inch rat terrorizes family in Sweden

A family in Sweden were left terrified when the trap they had set did not immediately kill a monstrous 16-inch rat that was running around their kitchen.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments

Vatican names former victim on child abuse commission

- A former victim of sexual abuse by priests will sit on a new commission created to root out paedophilia in the Catholic Church, the Vatican said on Saturday.Pope Francis in a statement revealed the first eight names of officials who will sit on the com...
In the Media by AFP

Crimean family divided over vote on closer Russian ties

Dzhankoy - The Onoprienko family is split down the middle on whether Crimea should become part of Russia or stay with Ukraine, reflecting deep divisions between even blood relatives ahead of Sunday's referendum.Dima, 17 -- a computing student who loves the Beatle...
In the Media by Katherine Haddon (AFP)

Smoking in France, losing its puff?

Paris - It was banned in restaurants and al fresco eating became all the rage.
In the Media by Angus MacKinnon (AFP)

North, South Korea wrap up bittersweet family reunion

Pyongyang - North and South Korea wrapped up Tuesday their first reunion for divided families in more than three years, an event that raised hopes of a sustainable improvement in volatile cross-border ties.More than 350 South Koreans said a final farewell to 88 No...
In the Media by AFP

Family reunion underway as S.Korea-US army drill looms

Sokcho - A second group of 350 South Koreans have crossed into North Korea to take part in a reunion for divided families Sunday, a day before South-US military drills that threaten to undo a recent upswing in cross-border ties.The latest event -- held in the N...
In the Media by AFP

Reunited Korean families hold final farewell

Sokcho - North and South Korean families held a final farewell Saturday after they were reunited for the first time since war divided them 60 years ago, knowing they will almost certainly never be together again.On the third and last day of their brief, emotion...
In the Media by AFP

Reunited Koreans given privacy to bridge 60-year divide

Sokcho - Around 80 elderly South Koreans met privately Friday with North Korean relatives they haven't seen for 60 years, on the second day of a highly-charged reunion for families divided by the Korean War.In contrast to the previous day when their tearful and...
In the Media by AFP

S. Koreans head for bittersweet family reunion in North

Sokcho - A group of 82 elderly, frail South Koreans, two of them in ambulances, left for the North Korean border Thursday to attend the first reunion in more than three years for families divided by the Korean War.Ten coaches, with half a dozen police vehicles ...
In the Media by Kim Dong-Hyun (AFP)

Peugeot family approves draft Dongfeng deal: sources

PSA Peugeot Citroen's <PEUP.PA> founding family gave the go-ahead on Monday for a 3 billion euro ($4.1 billion) tie-up with China's Dongfeng <0489.HK> that would draw a l...
In the Media by Gilles Guillaume and Laurence Frost (Reuters)

N. Korea threatens to renege on reunions with South

Andong - North Korea threatened Thursday to renege on an agreement to hold a reunion for families divided by the Korean War unless South Korea scraps planned military drills with the United States.
In the Media by Lim Chang-Won (AFP)

US drugstore giant CVS to stop selling cigarettes

Washington - The second largest US drugstore chain, CVS, announced Wednesday it will soon quit selling cigarettes, a decision President Barack Obama hailed as a "powerful example.
In the Media by Kerry Sheridan (AFP)
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