Feb 15, 2015

Four nuns who founded orders to be made saints: pope

Pope Francis announced Saturday that he will elevate four women to sainthood in May, all nuns who lived in the 19th century and founded Catholic orders: one French, one Italian and two Palestinians. The canonization will take place on May 17, the pope announced ...

Feb 10, 2015

Keidanren taps BT Japan president as first female executive

Keidanreen said Monday it has tapped Haruno Yoshida, president of BT Japan, the local arm of British telecom company BT Group PLC, to become its first female executive in June. The country’s largest business lobby, also known as the Japan Business Federation, said Yoshida, ...

U.S. mom delivers 6½-kg baby after surprise pregnancy

Feb 8, 2015

U.S. mom delivers 6½-kg baby after surprise pregnancy

Maxxzandra Ford said she realized during delivery that she was giving birth to an unusually large baby, but had no idea her son was 14.1 pounds (6,400 grams). It was a double surprise for the Florida mom, who hadn’t even realized she was pregnant ...

Feb 8, 2015

Rome gives green light to red-light zone

Authorities in Rome have approved plans for a red-light zone where prostitution will be officially tolerated from April, officials said Saturday. Ignazio Marino, the Italian capital’s center-left mayor, gave his blessing on Friday evening to the experiment in the EUR business district south of ...

Feb 6, 2015

South Sudan fighters carried out 'month of rape' campaign: U.N.

South Sudanese fighters carried out a “month of rape” campaign, a top United Nations rights chief has said, warning that atrocities continue with a seventh cease-fire broken. “Violations continue to take place,” said U.N. Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic after visiting the “destroyed” ...