One in three South African men admit to rape, survey finds

More than one in three South African men questioned in a survey admitted to rape, the latest evidence in the country of a violent culture of patriarchy.Researchers found that more than three in four men said they had perpetrated violence against women.Nearly nine in 10 men believe that a woman should obey her husband – […]

Soldiers Help Afghan Children, One Backpack at a Time

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – In a country where fewer than 30 percent of people are considered literate, U.S. forces are working to help in rebuilding Afghanistan’s education system, which has been devastated from 30 years of war, anti-education politics and an unstable government. U.S. forces are building schools for boys and girls as they attempt […]

USACA-E says goodbye to Mannheim partners

MANNHEIM, Germany – Twenty-two people from the German Prison Mannheim and the German Police Mannheim visited the U.S. Army Regional Correctional Facility June 3 to say farewell to a long-lasting relationship as the facility is scheduled to be closed by the end of the year.The United States Army Correctional Activity-Europe (USACA-E) is closing the facility […]

Kansas builds for El Salvador

SITIO DEL NIÑO, El Salvador – Soldiers from the 226th Engineer Company out of Augusta, Kan. and Salvadoran army engineers from Battelion Enginero Centra out of Comando de Ingenieros de la Fuerza Armada, wrestle with the concrete pump house as the weight bears down on them under the Salvadoran sun.The joint effort to place concrete […]

Florida man convicted in loud music case has sentencing delayed

A Florida man convicted of attempted murder in a confrontation over loud music won’t be sentenced until after his retrial on a murder charge.A Duval County judge made that decision Friday and also scheduled Michael Dunn’s new trial for May 5.Dunn had been scheduled this month to be sentenced for attempted murder and firing into […]

Israelis set up tent cities in protest at housing costs

Tent protest villages have sprung up across Israel over the past week to demand action on house prices and rents, attracting large numbers of young workers and students, huge media attention and the panic of politicians beginning to feel the heat of people power.The centre of the nationwide protest is Rothschild Boulevard, a coveted and […]

Arctic 30 activists expected to return home after Christmas

A group of 30 Greenpeace activists and journalists detained in Russia since September should be home shortly after Christmas after authorities began on Tuesday to formally process their criminal amnesties and grant them exit visas.A Greenpeace spokesman said members of the group, who were arrested aboard the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise during a protest against […]

Ugandan gay rights activist David Kato found murdered

One of Uganda’s most prominent gay rights activists has been murdered in his home weeks after winning a court victory over a tabloid that called for homosexuals to be killed.David Kato, the advocacy officer for Sexual Minorities Uganda, was bludgeoned to death in Mukono, Kampala, yesterday afternoon. Witnesses saw a man fleeing the scene in […]

Kindle Fire: Amazon to launch tablet this week

Amazon is to go head to head with the iPad on Wednesday when it launches its own tablet device, which it hopes will loosen Apple’s stranglehold on the market.The online retailer will unveil the tablet in New York, reportedly calling it Kindle Fire to tie in with its existing ebook reader.Amazon hopes its brand recognition […]

BP sues Halliburton for Deepwater Horizon oil spill clean-up costs

BP has handed the bill for clearing up the disastrous 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill to Halliburton, the US contractor it claims botched the cement work on the failed rig.The oil group has filed a suit in New Orleans seeking “the amount of costs and expenses incurred by BP to clean up and remediate the […]

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