US & Canada

Philadelphia Fire Victims Laid To Rest

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Philadelphia- When Ms. Eleanor Jacque gave birth to her son Taj on May 18, 2014, in the City of Philadelphia, United States of America USA, she was blissful; her desire of having a second child, had come through. She felt blessed. For Eleanor and the Jacque family, little Taj Was a bundle of ...

Mass Unrest in Ferguson Continues Despite Attempts to Criminalize African Americans

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American youth, was shot at least six times by a Ferguson, MO white police officer Darren Wilson according to the preliminary results of an independent autopsy requested by the family. The fatal shot went directly through the top of Browns head into his brain, ...

Microsoft Devices Group Announces Ultra-Affordable Mobile Phone With Music And Video Player For 19 Euros

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 REDMOND, Wash. Aug. 13, 2014 Recognizing the rapid growth of ultra-affordable mobile phones, Microsoft Devices Group on Monday unveiled the Nokia 130, a mobile phone designed to introduce millions of people to new digital experiences.At just 19 euros, the Nokia 130 combines the everyd ...

Theodore Wafer Found Guilty In Shooting Death Of Renisha McBride

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 A Wayne County jury on Aug. 7 found Theodore Wafer, 55, of Dearborn Heights, a suburb outside Detroit, guilty on all charges brought against him which included second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old African American Renisha McBride.McBride was killed on Nov. 2, 2013 and the inci ...

Mass gay wedding in Toronto for 115 couples

Friday, June 27, 2014 Australians Richard Laslett and Collin Gunther waited 37 years to say I do to one another. The couple finally got their chance on Thursday in Toronto, at a mass wedding that brought 115 gay and lesbian couples together, as part of the citys World Pride Week. The pairs from around the worl ...
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Police: Dad kills wife, 2 kids on Father's Day

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 MATOACA, Va. AP A Virginia man shot his wife and their two young children to death on Fathers Day and then killed himself, police said. Chesterfield County police said in a news release Monday that the night before, Barry C. Jernigan, 35, killed his 30-year-old wife, Renotta; his 9-year-old ...

Report urges U.S. commitment to address climate change impact on global food security

Thursday, May 22, 2014 A new report is urging the US government to take action to curb the risks climate change poses to global food security. It explains how higher temperatures, changes in rainfall and natural disasters caused by climate change could undermine food production and put food supplies at risk. In total, ...

Federal Judge Orders Detroit to Pay Another $85 Million to BOfA and UBS

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 A ruling by Federal Eastern District Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven W. Rhodes has awarded yet another large-scale payment to two banks that are heavily implicated in the financial ruin of Detroit and other cities throughout the United States.Rhodes ruled on April 11 that the third negotiated atte ...

Stagnant Wages Slowing Down Stronger US Economic Recovery

Sunday, March 16, 2014 The United States economy is having a slow but steady recovery since the recession but this is being derailed by stagnant wages in the country, according to the former Counselor to the Secretary of the US Treasury, Steven Rattner. The expert economic analyst, who is currently the chairman of W ...

U.S. Political Prisoner Marshall Eddie Conway Released After 44 Years

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Baltimore Black Panther Party member Marshall Eddie Conway was released from 44 years of imprisonment on March 4. Conway had been a target of the FBI Counter-intelligence Program COINTELPRO which sought to destroy the revolutionary African American movement in the United States during the 1960s an ...

Obama to reveal curbs on NSA spy programmes

Friday, January 17, 2014 President Barack Obama is to announce changes to US electronic spy programmes after revelations made by ex-intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.He aims to restore public confidence in the intelligence community.Mr Obama is expected to create a public advocate at the secretive court that ap ...

Organic Food And Farm Groups Ask Obama To Require GMO Food Labels

Friday, January 17, 2014 Jan 16 Reuters - Four U.S. lawmakers joined with more than 200 food companies, organic farming groups, health and environment organizations and other groups on Thursday to urge President Barack Obama to require manufacturers to label food products that contain genetically engineered ingredients ...
Company logo is seen at Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, California, on April 13, 2011.  By Ryan Anson (AFP/File)

Netflix wins first Oscar nod for Egypt documentary

Friday, January 17, 2014 Los Angeles AFP - Streaming TV and movie provider Netflix won its first Oscar nomination for The Square, a documentary about the 2011 revolution and ongoing strife in Egypt.The movie, to be released on Friday, recounts the turmoil in Egypt centered on Cairos Tahrir Square since the uprising ...
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