Cheryl Simon

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After violent night, Kiev girds for large protest

After a violent night when protesters besieged a building where police were sheltering, Ukraine's capital is preparing for a large demonstration that will test the opposition's determination and authorities' patience.<p>Throughout Ukraine's two-month-long political crisis, Sunday rallies have …

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300 sickened on Royal Caribbean cruise ship

U.S. health officials are expected to board a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in the Virgin Islands on Sunday to investigate a possible outbreak of highly contagious norovirus that has sickened more than 300 passengers and crew members.<p>The Explorer of the Seas ship stopped part way through a 10-day …

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Hopes for first womb transplant baby

The world's first ever birth from a transplanted womb could be imminent as doctors successfully introduce an embryo into a Swedish woman's body<p>A woman is on course to become the first in the world to give birth from a transplanted womb, after doctors successfully introduced an embryo into her …

Village 'justice' in West Bengal: 'This is our way. We don't go to the police'

If there are clues to explain what happened, they lie behind the open door of the third hut on the left at the entrance to the poor, remote village of Subalpur.<p>It was here that a 20-year-old single woman was found in the company of a married man from another village on Monday afternoon. Dragged out …

Indian rape victim under police protection

A woman who said she was raped on the orders of village elders has been placed under police protection, along with her family, and will be relocated after being ostracised by villagers following the attack.<p>Officials said on Sunday that the 22-year-old, who was raped last week by 13 men in the …

Xu Zhiyong sentenced to four years in prison

Chinese government jails Xu Zhiyong, a liberal legal scholar, for four years in crackdown on dissent<p>One of China's leading law scholars has been jailed for four years in a case that has deeply dismayed the country's liberals.<p>A statement from Beijing's No.1 Intermediate Court said Xu Zhiyong, 40, …

Gun flight: Smith & Wesson, Ruger quit California over stamping requirement

A new gun law proponents say helps law enforcement has driven Smith & Wesson and Sturm Ruger out of California, and affirmed the suspicions of firearms rights advocates that the measure is really about making handguns obsolete.<p>The two companies have announced they will stop selling their wares in …

War on inequality … may take awhile

Coming up next: President Barack Obama solves inequality? Don’t hold your breath.<p>He’s building his new agenda around an issue that has been in the making for decades: economic inequality. It’s expected to be the major theme of Tuesday’s State of the Union address, and when Capitol Hill doesn’t act …