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In two minutes, Julia Wold can look at a quotation, create an outline and formulate a speech. In another five minutes, she can deliver the speech with few pauses in between words and minimal "ums." "There's different ways you can formulate your speech,...
Tags: Teaching and Learning, Students, Politics, Education
In voting to legalize same-sex marriage, Britain's House of Commons has proved that a tradition-conscious society can also adapt to social change. Enactment of the legislation, which is also expected to pass the House of Lords after some additional action...
NEW DELHI -- India executed Mohammad Afzal Guru on Saturday, an Indian national from divided Kashmir convicted of providing logistical support for a notorious 2001 attack on parliament that killed at least seven people and fanned regional tension....
Change of SubjectNews: Boy Scouts of America delay vote on ending ban on gays Views: I get the sense that the organization wants to take a plebiscite of its stakeholders-- ...due to the complexity of this issue, the organization needs time for......
TEHRAN -- A key ally of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been released from jail, Iranian news services reported Wednesday, the latest development in a case that has highlighted internal political squabbles in advance of June’s presidential...
Tags: Political Corruption, Prisons, Iran, Justice System, Prosecution
LONDON -- British lawmakers voted Tuesday to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed, siding with majority opinion in the country but exposing major divisions within the ruling Conservative Party. Nearly seven hours of debate in Parliament culminated in...
TEHRAN -- Authorities arrested a former top Iranian prosecutor who was once labeled a “serial human rights abuser” and linked to the deaths in custody of three protesters following the nation’s disputed 2009 elections, according to...
Tags: Lawyers, Prisons, Iran, Justice System, Prosecution
California activist Jonathan Frieman finally got his day in court in January, but a Marin County judge quickly rejected his argument that he is entitled to use the state's carpool lanes accompanied only by a sheath of corporate papers in the passenger...
AMMAN, Jordan -- Polls closed in Jordan on Wednesday night in elections that King Abdullah II called part of a major governmental reform initiative but that opposition parties boycotted as offering insufficient change. The state news agency said that at...
Japan's new prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has announced plans to revise his country's famous pacifist constitutional provision, Article 9, which renounces "war as a sovereign right of the nation." On the surface, Abe's proposal may seem merely symbolic,...
ATHENS – Greece’s ruling coalition on Monday called for a parliamentary probe into allegations that former Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou altered a list of more than 2,000 wealthy Greeks with Swiss bank accounts, deleting the names...
CAIRO -- Egyptians cast ballots Saturday in the final phase of their voting on a controversial constitution draft that has sown dissension between the country’s Islamist and secular political camps. Some voters embraced the likely constitution...
Tags: Voting, Islam, Hosni Mubarak, Politics, Religion and Belief
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