Church to review same-sex relationships policy

The Church of England is to review its policy towards same-sex relationships and consider allowing gay clergy to be ordained as bishops. It comes after a rise in the number of clergy entering civil partnerships. There is also pressure on the Church to conform to laws guaranteeing equal treatment to […]

100 OFWs pardoned in Jordan due home in July

At least 100 overseas Filipino workers, most of them distressed household service workers, are due to arrive home from Jordan this month. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said most of the workers are now sheltered at the Filipino Workers Resource Center (FWRC) at the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Amman. […]

Camel’s milk set for boom times

Source/Credit: The Times of Malta:   For the tattered-clothed young men in this remote community, milking a camel’s stubby utters at sunrise is not a novelty, but a daily chore to get milk valued by their tribe for generations. But camel’s milk, long-cherished by the Cushite people of central Kenya, […]

Awaiting the Latest Strauss-Kahn Legal Turn

  Robert Stolarik for The New York Times Outside the main criminal courts building in Manhattan, the crowds started to gather in the early-morning hours on Friday, preparing for the latest twists in the legal saga of Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Mr. Strauss-Kahn arrived shortly before 11 a.m., about a half-hour before […]

US rejects demand to vacate Shamsi base

// The Financial Times quoted Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar as saying that Pakistan has already stopped US drone flights from the Shamsi air base.—Reuters photo //   // WASHINGTON / ISLAMABAD: The US is rejecting demands from Pakistan that American personnel abandon a military base used by the […]

Commuting by Helicopter to Oil Rigs

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For a large proportion of people working in Macaé, commuting to work by helicopter is not the preserve of the rich and famous, but the only way to get to their offshore job. Macaé’s sky buzzes with the sound of helicopters constantly ferrying crew to-and-from the […]

High-speed train on fast track to success

BEIJING – High-speed trains linking Beijing and Shanghai made their passenger debut on Thursday, extending China’s high-speed rail network to nearly 10,000 km. Premier Wen Jiabao attended the railway’s opening ceremony at Beijing South Railway Station and boarded the first train to Shanghai. The high-speed line, built in only 38 months […]