Teens are still having sex, most use contraception

June 22, 2017

(CNN)American teens’ sex habits and contraceptive use haven’t changed much over the past decade, according to a new report from the National Survey of Family Growth, which is administered by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In that time period, 42% of female teens and 44% of male teens reported having had sex at least once, a 1% decrease for females and a 2% increase for males over the previous four years, spanning 2006 to 2010. These differences are …


North Korea: Diplomatic delegation ‘mugged’ at JFK Airport

June 19, 2017

… spiked over Pyongyang’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and numerous missile tests this year. The US has responded with military shows of force in waters around the Korean Peninsula. KCNA said North Korea regarded the JFK incident as just the latest example of US hostility towards it. “This mugging act of the US serves as a graphic account telling the world how reckless and despicable the US hostile policy towards (North Korea) has become,” the KCNA report said. “The US should …


Catastrophe Looms If NGOs Are Forced To Halt Rescue Missions In Mediterranean, Report Warns

June 18, 2017

… were putting people directly on NGO boats, new researchthat[This report] is written to avert a looming catastrophe, the researchers say. If NGOs are forced to stop or reduce their operations, many more lives will be lost to the sea. Chris McGrath via Getty Images a shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa Frontex launched a new operation Migrants and refugees wait to board a Proactiva Open Arms’ rescue vessel after being rescued from a wooden boat sailing out of control in …


Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

June 16, 2017

The news comes a day after President Donald Trump reportedly gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in the country in an effort to combat the spread of insurgent groups like the Islamic State and the Taliban. There are currently about 8,400 U.S. troops officially stationed in Afghanistan and an additional 2,000 not included in official tallies. The Pentagon refuted the AP report in a statement to Reuters late Thursday, saying no decisions have been made regarding …


The ‘Boy In The Ambulance’ Emerges In Interviews With Pro-Assad Media

June 8, 2017

… Mohammad Kheir Daqneesh, on a couch in an Aleppo home. Other photos on Allouches Facebook account show the journalist wearing a shirt with the image of Assads face. According to Ruptlys report, Daqneesh had concluded that the footage was used by opposition-supporters for the purpose of propaganda. Another video taken by the Russian news station shows Omranwaving the Syrian national flag. They are the ones who hurt us and our country and displaced the people, Daqneesh said. Omrans …


Ravaged By Climate Change, The Great Barrier Reef May Never Be The Same

June 3, 2017

… report by consultancy firm Deloitte Access Economics, the reef contributes almost $4 billion to the Australian economy each year and supports almost 70,000 jobs. WWF Australia/XL Catlin Seaview Survey The Great Barrier Reef may never be the same again, but action can and must be taken to salvage what can still be saved, experts say. Both the Independent Expert Panel and the Reef 2050 advisory committee have said tackling climate change is central to this effort. The government wants to …


9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord

June 2, 2017

… responsible for the U.S. already shrinking its carbon footprint by 12 percent below 2005 levels. (The country committed to lowering that number to 26 percent to 28 percent under the Paris Agreement). Nothing in the accord prevented the U.S. from extracting fossil fuels. There are ways to extract oil and gas responsibly. The problem is the Trump administration doesnt seem keen on doing that. In one of its first moves, the Trump EPA requiring oil and gas companies to report leaks of methane, a …


43 Percent Of Kids Killed In Car Crashes Aren’t Properly Restrained

June 1, 2017

A report published in the The Journal of Pediatricspresented the factors that may increase the likelihood of a child dying in a car accident in the U.S. based on four years of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Overall, nearly 16 percent of those children were killed in these fatal accidents. Forty-three percent of the children who died were unrestrained or improperly restrained, and 13 percent were inappropriately seated in the front seat of the car. zenstock via …


Manchester attack: Victoria railway station reopens – BBC News

May 30, 2017

Manchester attack: Who were the victims? What we know about bomber Salman Abedi Special report: Manchester bombing Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Hanstock of British Transport Police (BTP) said his thoughts remained with those affected by the tragic attack. “Since this event, Manchester Victoria station has remained closed and behind the scenes great effort has been made in order get Manchester moving again,” he added. “I am sure that today’s announcement that the …


Kushner Following Trump’s Orders On Secret Russian Link, Former CIA Official Suggests

May 30, 2017

reports that top White House adviserJared Kushner attempted to establish a secret communication link with Russiahas an ex-CIA official wondering if he was acting on his or following orders and if so, whose orders. Mudd was referring to last weeks Washington Post report that Kushner met in December with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. to discuss establishing a secret communication channel to the Kremlinthat could not be monitored by U.S. intelligence using Russian facilities. The link was …


Report: Trump Tells ‘Confidants’ U.S. Will leave Paris Climate Deal

… pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with European diplomats frustrated at having to revisit questions they had hoped were long settled. Although he tweeted that he would make a decision next week, his apparent reluctance to embrace the first legally binding global climate deal that was signed by 195 countries clearly annoyed German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Read the full report …

May 28, 2017

Church of Scotland expected to back same-sex marriage – BBC News

Moderator Designate the Reverend Dr Derek Browning said: “On Thursday afternoon the theological forum will be bringing a report to the General Assembly, and this year what they’re asking to do is for the assembly, first of all, to consider making an apology to the gay community for things that have have been said in the past and the assembly will have to make up its mind on that. Image copyright PA Image caption The General Assembly is the governing body of the Church of …

May 20, 2017

Now it’s up to the special counsel

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

May 18, 2017

1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

(CNN)More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world — an average of 3,000 deaths per day — from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The leading cause of deathamong 10- to 19-year-olds globally in 2015 was road injury, which killed more than 115,000 people, followed by lower respiratory infections and self-harm. When separated by age, sex and region, however, the leading causes of death differed …

May 16, 2017