Hobbit star Sir Ian McKellen has lent his support to Rainbow Youth’s WTF NZ campaign. Rainbow Youth board member Laura McGillivray posted a photo of herself and the actor holding a ‘So F*cking Proud’ poster during a fundraising lunch in Wellington.
Angelina Jolie has brought her celebrity wattage to London to back an urgent cause: fighting sexual violence in military conflicts. The Hollywood star joined British Foreign Secretary William Hague in announcing US$36 million in additional funding from G-8 nations to go toward a series of measures for preventing sexual violence and ensuring justice for its survivors.
SOME INGREDIENTS IN THE STEAMING HORmonal stew that is American adolescence: For Prom Night last week, senior class officers at Benicia High School in California assembled some party favors — a gift-wrapped condom, a Planned Parenthood pamphlet advocating abstinence and a piece of candy. “We know Prom Night is a big night for a lot of people, sexually,” senior Lisa Puryear told the San Jose Mercury News.
The capital of Syria has the illusion of calm.
While NATO foreign ministers ended their meeting in Berlin on Friday with a show of unity in the military campaign against Libya, the two-day summit had exposed further cracks in the alliance and now questions are being asked about whether NATO’s air strikes are being ramped up from protecting civilians to all-out regime change.
For Portugal, the news just gets worse and worse. Markets had been circling the debt-ridden, growth-resistant country since last summer, pushing up borrowing costs in anticipation of a default
An Iranian-American man has been sentenced to 15 years in an Iranian prison for his role in protests after the disputed presidential election in June, a U.S. State Department spokesman said Tuesday
A scare over the health of Thailand’s king has delivered a blunt lesson to investors about political risk in a country where many see the revered monarch as the sole hope of reconciliation in an increasingly fractured society. The palace tried to combat rumours about the 81-year-old king’s health with a statement on Wednesday evening, saying his condition was improving after almost a month in hospital with fatigue and breathing problems.
Pakistani jet fighters and attack helicopters fired on militant hideouts in South Waziristan, killing more than 20 militants, a senior military official told CNN.
A Zimbabwean court ordered a senior opposition politician back to jail Wednesday to await his trial, set to begin next week.