Tag: human rights news

Dark Side of ‘Chat Rooms’ for Troubled Teens: Talk of Self-Harm

Dark Side of ‘Chat Rooms’ for Troubled Teens: Talk of Self-Harm

Oct 31, – While social media can help vulnerable teenagers seeking support, Internet use can do more harm than good for young people at risk of self-harm or suicide, a new study suggests. Researchers from Oxford University in England found conflicting evidence on whether online activity poses a positive or negative influence for vulnerable teens, […]

October 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
128 dead in Nigeria state capital

128 dead in Nigeria state capital

Oct 29, – A 5-hour battle between Islamic extremists and army troops in the capital of Yobe state killed at least 127 people, all but two combatants, according to reports from army and police officers that raise doubts about military claims that they have the upper hand in Nigeria’s fight to halt an Islamic uprising […]

October 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria miss deadline

Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria miss deadline

Oct 29, – The chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog disclosed for the first time in a report obtained by The Associated Press that Syria has declared 41 facilities at 23 chemical sites where it stored approximately 1,300 tons of precursors and agents, and over 1,200 unfilled munitions to deliver them. International inspectors overseeing […]

October 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests

Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests

Oct 27, – Women with lupus are twice as likely to have a child with autism compared to mothers without the autoimmune disease, new, preliminary research finds. However, the overall risk is still low and the findings won’t change the management of women with lupus, said one expert. “I wouldn’t tell my lupus patients not […]

October 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Austrian police seize half-ton of cannabis

Austrian police seize half-ton of cannabis

Oct 27, – Police in Carinthia province said the drugs – divided into 500 packages were hidden inside the roof of the vehicle, which was stopped Saturday afternoon by a patrol on a highway. A sniffer dog alerted officers to the stash, and the van was taken to a nearby police station and searched. Authorities […]

October 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
5 dead as Bangladesh opposition enforces strike

5 dead as Bangladesh opposition enforces strike

Oct 27, – The strike is aimed at forcing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to quit and form a caretaker government made up of people from outside political parties to oversee an election due by early next year. The shutdown began Sunday morning and is to continue until Tuesday night. Police and backers of Bangladesh’s ruling […]

October 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Antarctic ozone hole slightly smaller than average

Antarctic ozone hole slightly smaller than average

The hole in Earth’s protective ozone layer in Antarctica this year was slightly smaller than average in recent decades, US space agency NASA said. The average size of the hole was 21 million sq km in September-October 2013, while the average size measured since the mid-1990s was 22.5 million sq km, reported Xinhua Friday citing […]

October 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Sleep not enough for being well rested

Sleep not enough for being well rested

Contrary to popular belief, being well rested has nothing to do with only sleeping more, there are many other ways to achieve this. Huffingtonpost.com suggests eight constructive ways of waking up fresh daily: -Don’t sleep in: The most important thing about establishing a healthy sleep pattern is to wake up on time. -Don’t use electronics […]

October 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
3000 civilians in Syria’s rebel areas need food aid

3000 civilians in Syria’s rebel areas need food aid

Oct 25, – Some 3,000 civilians trapped in a suffocating Syrian army siege of rebel areas in the city of Homs need urgent food aid, a monitoring group and activists said Friday. “Three thousands civilians, among them 500 aged over 70, are living exclusively off the little food that had been stored in the besieged […]

October 25, 2013 | By | Reply More