With no obvious cause of death for Glee star Cory Monteith, the British Columbia Coroners Service says it will do further testing to determine how the 31-year-old died. The autopsy was taking place today (NZ time), but the coroners’ service says it could take several days before toxicology test results are in
Kelly Osbourne is resting at home after being hospitalized for five days following a seizure. A spokesman for the 28-year-old TV personality says doctors have given Osbourne “a clean bill of health,” finding no conclusive results explaining why she collapsed on the set of E!’s Fashion Police last week.
Days after Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir accepted the referendum results granting southern Sudan its independence, more than 100 people have died in clashes between the south’s army and a renegade general. The fighting is the latest in a wave of violence that has all but extinguished the party atmosphere in the south, while raising serious questions over the future of the world’s newest nation
While devastating for severely afflicted children and their families, autism has long been assumed to be relatively uncommon, appearing in perhaps 1% of all kids. But that figure was a rough estimate at best, based largely on the population of children who have already received a diagnosis of the disorder.
While much of the world can only dream of democracy, other places have trouble making it work. Tiny Albania emerged from communist dictatorship in 1990 only to tumble into a rough world of gangsters, fraudulent financial machinations and incompetent governance, exacerbated by lawless capitalism and devil-may-care politics
The candidate who will face Afghan President Hamid Karzai in a runoff election next month said Friday that he won’t join Karzai’s government if the incumbent wins another term, but instead will remain in opposition.
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has urged Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his main rival to abide by the results of August’s election which the United Nations has said was marked by “widespread fraud.” Kai Eide, head of the U.N. mission in Afghanistan, said last week that the vote was flawed
David Letterman may be under attack from some quarters after the revelations that he had sexual affairs with staffers, but he still has the support of a number of notables, as well as TV viewers.
August had the most fatalities this year for civilians in Afghanistan because of the country’s disputed election, and violence could rise again when the final results are released, a U.N. report warns.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai maintains a substantial lead in the country’s August presidential polls, according to partial results issued by election officials on Saturday. Out of 5,545,149 valid votes from 92.82 percent of the country’s polling stations, Karzai has 3,009,559 and his closest challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, the nation’s former foreign minister, has 1,558,591, the Independent Election Commission said.