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May 12, 2016

French teen's streamed suicide on Periscope leads to inquiry

French authorities have opened an investigation after a teenager allegedly live-streamed video of her suicide on the popular app Periscope. The local prosecutor said Wednesday the young woman threw herself under a commuter train in the suburban Egly station, south of Paris, after claiming ...

May 10, 2016

Indian woman, 70, gives birth for first time

An Indian woman who gave birth at the age of 70 said Tuesday she was not too old to become a first-time mother, adding that her life was now complete. Daljinder Kaur gave birth last month to a boy following two years of in ...

In California, couple's return to meat sparks vegan uproar

May 7, 2016

In California, couple's return to meat sparks vegan uproar

At the Cafe Gratitude restaurant chain in California, waiters serve plates of vegan rice bowls, vegetable pizzas and tempeh sandwiches with names such as “Gracious,” “Warm-Hearted” and “Magical.” The last two weeks, though, have been anything but kind. Angry patrons and animal rights activists ...

Harvard to bar members of all-male clubs from leading groups

May 7, 2016

Harvard to bar members of all-male clubs from leading groups

Students who join Harvard’s male-only social clubs won’t be able to serve as sports captains or leaders of other campus groups starting in the fall of 2017. The new policy, announced Friday by Harvard’s first female president, also applies to other unofficial single-gender groups ...