Oct 31, 2014

U.K. opens National Sperm Bank amid donor shortage

Britain has opened a National Sperm Bank to help meet rising demand for donors. The sperm bank is based at the Birmingham Women’s Hospital 115 miles (185 kilometers) northwest of London. Officials said Thursday it is designed to help single women, men with fertility ...

The more the merrier

| Sep 3, 2014

The more the merrier

When the Tamura family of Shizuoka adopted not only Hara (left, now named Ribbon) but Shiitake (right) as well, ARK workers cried tears of joy. And from the sound of it, the two dogs have indeed found joy in their new home. In search ...

Aug 24, 2014

Niger minister arrested in 'baby-trafficking' investigation

Niger’s agriculture minister has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a baby-trafficking network, a spokesman for his political party and legal sources said on Saturday. The arrest of Abdou Labo, a senior figure in President Mahamadou Issoufou’s ruling coalition, comes after 17 people, ...

Five babies a day left at Chinese city's 'baby hatch'

Mar 17, 2014

Five babies a day left at Chinese city's 'baby hatch'

More than 260 unwanted children, most of them babies, have been abandoned in a Chinese “safe haven” in just over six weeks — more than five a day — since it opened in late January, authorities said. The “baby hatch” in Guangzhou, in the ...