Three interdependent new studies published this weekend reaffirm a link between sweet soda and fruit drinks to an epidemic of obesity that is sweeping the United States. Consumption of High Calorie, Sugary Drinks Still on The Rise Consumption of these drinks has more than doubled since the 1970s, and the rate of obesity among […]
A giant oil-trading company is offering to pay thousands of Africans a settlement after a contractor illegally dumped toxic waste in West Africa three years ago. The United Nations says the 2006 dumping in Ivory Coast killed 15 people and sickened about 100,000 others
A woman who was convicted at a trial for wearing pants — clothing deemed indecent by Sudanese authorities — was released from jail Tuesday after being imprisoned for a day, a United Nations spokesman said.