Day: July 24, 2012

FIJI NEWS – Fiji faces dramatic changes in security

Voter Registration in Fiji one-third of the way to target MarketWatch (press release) “This is a historic moment for Fiji, particularly considering the country’s political history,” stated the Attorney-General. “The Bainimarama Government has taken care to ensure the challenges and issues pointed out in the 2006 EU report will not be repeated, … See […]

Why Love Is Good for Your Health Is marriage good for your health? In general, research suggests yes. Married people live longer, have better access to health care, enjoy a more satisfying sex life, experience less stress, live a healthier lifestyle, and have lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, and depressioncompared to their single counterparts. The list of health perks conferred […]

Colorado-Style Shooting Unlikely In Philippines Belies Brutal Reality

Philippines News: AmmoLand Gun News USA –( Philippine police say mass shootings similar to the one at the Aurora, Colo., theater are unlikely due to the nation’s strict gun control laws, reported Saturday. “Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesman, Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr., said the Philippines has stringent measures regulating the sale of firearms,” […]

India: Muslim-Hindu Clash Is Deadly

Source: The New York Times A clash between Muslims observing the holy month of Ramadan and Hindus who were offering alms to one of their gods left one man dead and 20 people injured in northern India. The police imposed a curfew on Bareilly, a town in Uttar Pradesh State […]

Looking into the minds of killers

Source: CNN Author: Jeffrey Swanson (Professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University’s School of Medicine) A witness to the horrific shooting rampage in the Colorado movie theater called it “the longest minute” of his life. One can only imagine. But the second longest minute may be the waiting […]

The Lebanese model may work for Syria

July 24, 2012 By Jawad Boulos The Daily Star, Lebanon Syria is in the midst of a civil war. As the predominantly Alawite regime attempts to defend its waning power against an increasingly successful, mainly Sunni, insurgency, the struggle has degenerated into a bloodbath. Murder, torture, rape and destruction have […]