Cathy Riegler

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US trainee nun 'smothered her newborn child in convent'

<b>A trainee Catholic nun has appeared in court charged with killing her newborn child at a convent in Washington DC.</b><p>Sosefina Amoa was ordered to be held without bail, according to the US Attorney's office.<p>The 26-year-old is accused of first-degree murder in the smothering death of her infant son.<p>She …

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Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Poachers kill 300 Zimbabwe elephants with cyanide

Cyanide has been used to kill 300 elephants in Zimbabwe's biggest nature reserve - three times the original estimate - as new photos show the scale of the slaughter<p>Poachers in <b>Zimbabwe</b> have killed more than 300 elephants and countless other safari animals by cyanide poisoning, <i>The Telegraph</i> has …

Treasury secretary says Obama will keep trying to ease spending cuts

<i>By Tom Curry, National Affairs Writer, NBC News</i><p>Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on NBC’s Meet the Press that President Barack Obama will keep trying to undo or ease the cuts in spending that he reluctantly signed into law as part of the Budget Control Act in 2011.<p>“There's no question that the deep …