Angelina Jolie has opened an all-girls school in Afghanistan. The Hollywood actress-turned-humanitarian funded the opening of a primary school in a village just outside of Kabul where refugees are rebuilding after the collapse of the Taliban regime, E! News reported.
A cast member of MTV reality show “Buckwild” was found dead in rural West Virginia after being reported missing by family members following a late-night session in a local bar. Shain Gandee, 21, was found dead in a car along with two other men including his uncle David on Monday morning in Sissonville, Kanawha County, a spokeswoman for County Commissioner Kent Carper told Reuters
Most gamblers die broke, which is probably their own affair.
Only Indochinese with special ties will be admitted Since Saigon fell to the Communists in 1975, more than 1.2 million people have fled Indochina, most of them risking perilous journeys overseas in rickety fishing craft. Horrified by the plight of the boat people, a number of countries in Asia and the West liberalized their immigration policies to accommodate the flood of refugees
A high-stakes trial has kicked off to determine whether South Africa’s former police commissioner is a corrupt cop or a man wrongly accused of being in the pocket of criminals.
Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a teenage girl who mysteriously turned up in Manhattan two weeks ago, claiming to have no memory of her family, her home — or even her own name. “I just want to know who I am,” the girl says in a statement released by the New York City Administration for Children’s Services
Several armed men Thursday abducted a French national working for the Red Cross in Sudan’s volatile Darfur region, the agency said. China has also become the biggest vehicle market in the world this year and car sales expanded an extraordinary 78 per cent last month from a year ago.
For the fourth year in a row, Iraqis top a growing roster of people seeking asylum in an industrialized nation. They are just ahead of people fleeing wars in Afghanistan and Somalia, said a report published by the U.N
The White House refused to indicate Monday whether President Obama will issue a posthumous pardon for Jack Johnson, the African-American boxing champion convicted in 1913 for dating a white woman. The House of Representatives on July 29 unanimously passed a resolution urging Obama to grant a pardon; the Senate passed a similar measure by a voice vote on June 24
The visit of the NBA to London on Monday, in the form of a preseason friendly between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz, could be seen as an important step in the global growth of the American sports franchise. Not only did the action on the court deliver in almost script-perfect fashion — with British-national Luol Deng top-scoring on the night and a buzzer-beating basket from rookie James Johnson sealing a 102-101 win for Chicago — but crucially, for the first time in the three-year history of the fixture, the attention from the British media matched the passion of the sell-out crowd.