World

100 civilians dead in Syria bombardment of rebel enclave: new toll

100 civilians dead in Syria bombardment of rebel enclave: new toll

The blank statement condemns the worldwide community's failure to protect Syrian civilians . "We are trying to survive by hiding underground". There's no basement. Over six million of them are seeking asylum outside their country. Panos Moumtzis, the United Nations' humanitarian coordinator for Syria , on Tuesday condemned the bombing of five hospitals in eastern Ghouta and said intentional attacks on medical facilities "may amount to war crimes".


Kuwait invites Filipino leader to visit amid workers row

Kuwait invites Filipino leader to visit amid workers row

The Philippines reinforced a January suspension on its citizens being deployed to Kuwait on February 12 after a string of abuse cases were highlighted by the country's premier. Authorities say 252,000 Filipinos work in Kuwait, many as maids. Malacañang expects that Kuwait will commit to protect the lives of OFWs in their territory following reports of abuse and maltreatment they are experiencing from their employers.


Supreme Court Lets California's Gun-Buying Waiting Period Stand

Supreme Court Lets California's Gun-Buying Waiting Period Stand

Those states say those delays have two advantages - allowing time for a thorough background check and providing a "cooling-off" period, allowing people who might guy a gun to harm themselves or others a chance to calm down. The National Rifle Association and state gun rights advocates argued the law violates the Second Amendment because the criminal misuse of firearms targeted by the APPS is not sufficiently related to the legal acquisition of firearms on which the fee is imposed.


NCAA denies Louisville appeal; Cardinals must vacate 2013 national title

NCAA denies Louisville appeal; Cardinals must vacate 2013 national title

Greg Postel said in a statement. It also refuted Louisville's position that the NCAA exceeded its boundaries and didn't follow its own precedent established in other cases and said in an eight-page decision that upheld the penalties. Anthony Jenkins, attorney in private practice; Patti Ohlendorf, vice president for legal affairs at Texas; and David Williams, committee chair and vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director at Vanderbilt".


Letter to the editor: Second Amendment doesn't stand test of time

Letter to the editor: Second Amendment doesn't stand test of time

But without an AR-15 at his disposal, a deranged young man would most likely not be able to wreak the kind of carnage we saw here. Sophia Bush is a gun owner, and she wants everyone to know - she's fed up with guns. The NRA has ridiculously positioned the life-and-death matter of guns in America as a vast conspiracy to take everyone's hunting rifles and handguns.


Pakistan is the riskiest country for newborns

Pakistan is the riskiest country for newborns

A baby born in Pakistan , which has the highest neonatal mortality rate - equivalent to one death for every 22 live births, is up to 50 times more likely to die in the first month of life than one born in Japan, the charity said . "I can't imagine any New Zealander would object to that". "Among those children, more than 80 per cent died from treatable causes such as premature birth, complications during delivery, and infections like sepsis and pneumonia", says the United Nations ...