US country music star Randy Travis is in critical condition in a Texas hospital, a day after he was hospitalised with viral cardiomyopathy.
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This week journalist Mihingarangi Forbes will start a new gig as presenter of Native Affairs, Maori Television’s flagship current affairs show. Forbes is an award-winning journalist who honed her skills with stints at TVNZ and TV3 (including seven years at Campbell Live) before joining Maori Television last year as a producer for Te Kaea, the channel’s daily news bulletin.
With the announcement of national elections on July 3, Thailand’s Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has placed his fate in the hands of the voters, and put the country’s developing democracy to what may prove to be a perilous test.
After Harvey Milk became the first openly gay man elected to any substantial political office in the history of the planet, thousands of astounded people wrote to him. “I thank God,” wrote a 68-year-old lesbian, “I have lived long enough to see my kind emerge from the shadows and join the human race.” Sputtered another writer: “Maybe, just maybe, some of the more hostile in the district may take some potshots at you–we hope!!!” There was a time when it was impossible for people–straight or gay–even to imagine a Harvey Milk
I hope your boy gets raped in jail and killed.” The words, angry and exasperated, from an anonymous caller, burn into the ears of Jackie Golden, grandmother of Andrew Golden. For a moment she is too shaken to speak.
Snow still caps the fir-covered mountains of southwest Oregon despite the warm spring sun that has lured burly loggers from their hibernation and drawn orchardmen back to their pear trees.
Former Bosnian Serb leader Biljana Plavsic was released from prison in Sweden Tuesday, after serving two thirds of an 11-year sentence for crimes against humanity.