January 2010

Eye-catching tattoos are turning heads in US jails

 Eyeball Tattoos Are the Latest in Prison FashionLord knows when you're serving time you want to look your best for that hour you get out in the yard. But what's the best way to make yourself stand out? Previously prisons have offered up body pie ...
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Scourge of drug addiction in Gaza

The underground tunnels between Egypt and the Palestinian city of Gaza in the Middle East may be a lifeline for those trapped inside the blockaded Gaza Strip, but along with the clothes, furniture and food that make their way through the tunnels, a da ...

'Sex addict' Woods signed 'celibacy contract' at rehab clinic

Deborah Hobson - The-Latest EXCLUSIVESome media outlets in America  are reporting that troubled billionaire golf champion Tiger Woods is being treated for sex addiction at a rehabilitation clinic in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Woods has recent ...

Bigoted politician wants veil ban on Muslim women

Once again, the issue of veiling has resurfaced, this time after the United Kingdom Independence Party’s former leader Nigel Farage has called for Muslim women to be banned from covering their faces in public places and public buildings, writes Jess M ...

US troops fight Taliban with secret 'Jesus rifles'

Jack BremerAmerican combat troops in Afghanistan are using rifle sights secretly inscribed with coded biblical references. The inscriptions are in direct contravention of military rules designed to prevent criticism that the US is embarked on a religious " ...

Campaigners demand complete debt cancellation for Haiti

In the wake of last weeks catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, which has left more than 200,000 people dead, the World Development Movement has joined the Jubilee Debt Campaign in calling for an urgent cancellation of all of Haiti's remaining debt."The povert ...
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'Our country needs yours help now', say UK Haitians

National news media turned up to hear heart-rending accounts from British Haitians of loved ones killed and missing after the earthquake which devastated the Caribbean island. A dozen camera crews and just as many journalists crammed into Southwark Town Ha ...

Haiti’s ‘curse’, the Christian right and a pact with ignorance

Controversial American televangelist Pat Robertson has claimed that the earthquake which caused mass death and destruction in Haiti this week is the result of the Caribbean island’s “pact with the devil” made in the 17th century. Is this a true story or my ...
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Haiti damned by 'pact with the devil' claims disgraceful televangelist

"Something happened a long time ago in Haiti ... they were under the heel of the French, uh, you know, Napoleon the third and whatever ... and they got together and swore a pact to the devil, they said, we will serve you, if you get us free from the Prince ...

Not forsaken or forgotten: Global community responds to Haiti disaster

"To the people of Haiti, we say clearly and with conviction, you will not be forsaken, you will not be forgotten." These words were spoken by US President Barack Obama on January 13 as he pledged one of the biggest relief efforts in recent American history ...

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