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Canada's New Government Drops Legal Action Over the Veils Worn by Some Muslim Women

Canada’s Liberal government has retracted a legal challenge that would force women who wear the niqab, a veil that partially covers the face, to …

Taj Mahal: India's top court orders crematorium to move

<b>India's Supreme Court has ordered the removal of a wood-burning crematorium near the Taj Mahal to protect the famous monument to love from pollution.</b><p>The court acted after a judge warned the crematorium's smoke could damage the 17th Century marble mausoleum.<p>Hindus, who make up the majority of …

After decontamination trials in Fukushima, Japan will try to scrub Agent Orange from Vietnam

Japan could help Vietnam finally get rid of traces of chemical warfare left in the soil since the Vietnam War.<p>After Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant ruptured in March 2011, Japanese civil engineering company Shimizu trialed its water pressure technologies to purify some of the soil in …

Opaque military justice system shields child sex abuse cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a U.S. Marine, Daniel E. DeSmit swore to live by a code of honor. Semper fidelis, always faithful. But DeSmit shattered that …

Salt Lake City elects openly gay mayor for the first time

LGBT rights defenders reasonably compromising on gay rights legislation with conservative church leaders. A church ban on baptism of children of same-sex couples. A judge removing an infant from her same-sex foster parents — until child services objected and a Republican governor frowned, leading …

Embryos of divorced California couple should be discarded, judge rules

A woman must abide by an agreement with her ex-husband to destroy five frozen embryos if they got a divorce, despite her contention that they represent her last chance to have children, a California judge ruled Wednesday.<p>San Francisco Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo said in a tentative …

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