Society

  • Listeriosis outbreak kills 180 people in South Africa
    Listeriosis_outbreak_kills_180_people_in_south_africa 2018-03-05 20:37:17 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Officials have said the outbreak was linked to contaminated sausage and warned South Africans not to consume "ready to eat" processed meat. The UN said the listeria outbreak is believed to be the largest-ever worldwide...
  • US Couples Take Weapons to Church
    Us_couples_take_weapons_to_church 2018-03-01 08:05:25 UTC
    Many Americans believe US school shootings do not justify stricter gun laws in a country where firearms are linked to more than 30,000 deaths annually. Worshippers clutched rifles and donned crowns made of rounds of bullets, as they exchanged o...
  • US armed teacher arrested after firing gunshot in classroom
    Us_armed_teacher_arrested_after_firing_gunshot_in_classroom 2018-02-28 20:29:39 UTC
    (Reuters) - An armed high school teacher in Georgia barricaded himself alone inside his classroom, then fired a gunshot when the principal tried to force open the door, but no one was seriously injured, police said after the instructor was arreste...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Trump Over 'DACA' Immigrants
    Apple__gm__best_buy_join_dreamers_coalition_lobby_on_daca 2018-02-26 18:07:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a setback to President Donald Trump, requiring his administration to maintain protections he has sought to end for hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought illegally into the United ...
  • Students take on NRA: Now is exactly the right time to talk about gun control
    Students_take_on_nra-_now_is_exactly_the_right_time_to_talk_about_gun_control 2018-02-25 09:03:34 UTC
    (Reuters) - In the week since 17 of David Hogg’s classmates and teachers were gunned down in Florida, he and his fellow high schoolers have launched a movement that reshaped the gun control debate almost overnight and may influence the U.S. midter...
  • US President Trump Wants Armed Teachers in Schools
    Us_president_trump_wants_armed_teachers_in_schools 2018-02-22 06:50:15 UTC
    WASHINGTON/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, while President Donald Trump suggested arming tea...
  • Time for action: Students walk out for gun control
    Florida's_students_urge_lawmakers_to_act_on_gun-control_laws 2018-02-21 17:48:05 UTC
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the Florida school shooting descended on the state’s Capitol on Wednesday with one overarching message: It’s time for action. The students entered a gun-friendly political climate in Tallahassee, where lawm...
  • George & Amal Clooney to join student march for gun control
    George_and_amal_clooney_to_join_students_marching_for_gun_control 2018-02-20 23:23:11 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - George Clooney and his wife said on Tuesday they are donating $500,000 to the “March for Our Lives” rally in Washington and will walk with students in support of gun control following last week’s shooting at a Florida high ...
  • Florida's students urge lawmakers to act on gun-control laws
    Florida's_students_urge_lawmakers_to_act_on_gun-control_laws 2018-02-20 04:43:56 UTC
    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida’s capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week. The students pla...
  • Florida students to lawmakers and Trump: 'Shame on you'
    Florida_students_to_lawmakers_and_trump-_'shame_on_you' 2018-02-18 08:49:13 UTC
    Victims of the recent Florida school shooting have called out politicians for their lack of action after yet another deadly massacre. "Shame on you!" the students said to Trump, NRA and U.S. lawmakers. Thousands of students, parents and gun con...
  • Supreme Court to decide whether to hear Trump's DACA appeal
    Us_supreme_court_will_decide_if_it_accepts_trump's_daca_appeal 2018-02-16 18:13:34 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court could say on Friday whether it will consider President Donald Trump’s appeal of a lower court decision blocking his order to end a program that shields hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from de...
  • Appeals court: Trump latest travel ban is unconstitutional
    Appeals_court-_trump_latest_travel_ban_is_unconstitutional 2018-02-15 17:34:09 UTC
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional because it discriminates against Muslims because of their religion, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday In a 9...
  • US teenager shoots and kills at least 17 in a Florida high school
    Us_teenager_shoots_and_kills_at_least_17_in_a_florida_high_school 2018-02-15 08:05:51 UTC
    PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old gunman returning to a Florida high school where he had once been expelled opened fire with an assault rifle on Wednesday, killing 17 people and wounding more than a dozen others before he was arrested, auth...
  • Cape Town’s Critical Water Shortage Disaster Plan “Day Zero”
    Cape_town%e2%80%99s_critical_water_shortages_disaster_plan_%e2%80%9cday_zero%e2%80%9d 2018-01-28 19:46:52 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s police and military will help secure water collection sites in drought-stricken Cape Town if authorities must turn off most taps on what they call “Day Zero,” a date currently projected to fall in the first half ...
  • Doctors can detect deadliest cancers through blood test
    To_detect_deadliest_cancers_just_by_blood_test 2018-01-21 17:59:46 UTC
    The future isn't far off, according to US researchers: doctors will soon be able to detect cancer and locate tumor cells just by examining one blood sample. But is this new screening method as good as it sounds? <blockquote>Cancer of the ovarie...
  • Women's March 2018 Rallies Across the United States
    Women's_march_2018_rallies_across_the_united_states 2018-01-20 19:26:47 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters turned out across the nation for the second Women’s March on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration with rallies aimed at channeling female activism into poli...
  • Pope Francis on Immigration: There is no Christian joy when doors are closed
    Pope_francis_on_immigration-_there_is_no_christian_joy_when_doors_are_closed 2018-01-18 18:27:58 UTC
    IQUIQUE, Chile (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Thursday that it is not Christian to shut out immigrants, urging nations to welcome people whose lives had been “watered down” by poverty, injustice and exploitation. Francis, whose defense of mig...
  • 21 states sue to restore Net neutrality as senate Democrats reach a tie votes
    21_states_sue_to_restore_net_neutrality_as_senate_democrats_reach_a_tie_votes 2018-01-17 00:20:19 UTC
    (Reuters) - A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal t...
  • Trump turns to Supreme Court to end DACA program for immigrants
    The_racist_comments_of_donald_trump 2018-01-16 22:48:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday said it will ask the Supreme Court to overturn a judge’s ruling last week that blocked President Donald Trump’s move to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants b...
  • Immigrants from Africa Boast Higher Education Levels Than Overall U.S. Population
    Immigrants_from_africa_boast_higher_education_levels_than_overall_u.s._population 2018-01-13 10:19:57 UTC
    NEW YORK - Today, New American Economy (NAE) released a report on the contributions of immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa to the U.S. economy. Between 2010 and 2015, the number of African immigrants in America more than doubled - rising from rough...
  • James Franco’s Times talk canceled after misconduct claims
    James_franco%e2%80%99s_n.y._times_talk_canceled_after_misconduct_claims 2018-01-10 06:48:56 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times has canceled a public event with James Franco days after the Golden Globe winner was accused of sexual misconduct. The TimesTalk event scheduled for Wednesday was intended to feature “The Disaster Artist” dire...
  • 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants will lose their right to remain in the U.S.
    200_000_salvadoran_immigrants_will_lose_their_right_to_remain_in_the_us 2018-01-08 20:45:43 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants allowed to live and work in the United States since 2001 will lose their right to remain in the country in 2019, officials said on Monday, marking the Trump administration’s latest move to ...
  • Oprah Winfrey makes history as first black female recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award
    Oprah_winfrey_makes_history_as_first_black_female_recipient_of_the_cecil_b._demille_award 2018-01-08 08:40:43 UTC
    LOS ANGELES — Oprah Winfrey made history tonight as the first black woman to be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award since its inception in 1952. In her speech, she recognized Sidney Poitier for paving the way for black actors. "In 1964,...
  • Countries around the world celebrating start of 2018
    Countries_around_the_world_celebrating_start_of_2018 2018-01-01 00:21:15 UTC
    In the heart of Berlin, fireworks are igniting the night sky behind the Brandenburg Gate. Similar celebrations are taking place across Germany, including Cologne, Hamburg and Munich. The Chancellor of the Free World, Angela Merkel used her tele...
  • Protesters in Iran shouted “Khamenei, shame on you, leave the country alone"
    Protesters_in_iran_shouted_%e2%80%9ckhamenei__shame_on_you__leave_the_country_alone%22 2017-12-31 21:31:24 UTC
    Anti-government protesters demonstrated in Iran on Sunday in defiance of a warning by the authorities of a tough crackdown, extending for a fourth day one of the most audacious challenges to the clerical leadership since pro-reform unrest in 2009....