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Germany upholds law to keep circumcision legal

December 12, 2012

After months of controversy and legal uncertainty, German lawmakers approved a bill this past Wednesday that allows male infant circumcision to stay legal, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »

Nelson Mandela has a lung infection, being treated by military doctors

December 11, 2012

Former South African president, Nelson Mandela, is being treated by military doctors for a recurring lung infection, which he is susceptible to due to his time in prison as well as his old age, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »

China to surpass U.S. economy by 2030, report shows

December 11, 2012

A new report issued by the National Intelligence Council revealed a series of prognostications about what people can expect from the world in the coming decades, and the 140-page report said China's economy will surpass the United States by 2030, according to NBC News. Read Article »

Survey found half of Canadian business owners looking to throw a holiday party

December 10, 2012

A recent survey conducted by BMO found that even though many Canadian businesses have been affected by a poor economy and are still unsure of their future, they are still taking the time to host a holiday party for their employees, according to the Calgary Herald. Read Article »

South Africa looking to save rhino population

December 6, 2012

It is no secret that animal advocates across the globe are trying to eliminate all poaching and other forms of animal cruelty in order to protect various species. Read Article »

New survey shows young Canadians watching web content more than TV

December 6, 2012

A new survey conducted by CTAM Canada found that more young Canadians are spending their time watching web content than they are watching TV, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Read Article »

African lion population diminishing, study shows

December 5, 2012

The focus on preserving wildlife across the globe has been a main objective as of late, and now the attention is on the African lion. Read Article »

Mexicans jailed after violent protests against new president

December 4, 2012

Enrique Pena Nieto took office this past weekend, and many Mexican residents made their way out to protest against the incoming president, and as a result nearly 70 were detained, according to ABC News. Read Article »

Typhoon Bopha hits Philippines hard

December 4, 2012

Typhoon Bopha is considered the strongest this year, as it pounded the southern island of Mindanao on Tuesday. Read Article »

Chinese education officials canned after speculation of stealing from lunch program

December 3, 2012

Five Chinese education officials were fired this week after there was a lot of speculation surrounding what children were being fed from a national lunch program. Read Article »

Luiz Felipe Scolari back with Brazil, gearing up for World Cup

November 29, 2012

Luiz Felipe Scolari led the Brazil soccer team to a victory during the 2002 World Cup, and now he is back and ready to do it all again for the World Cup in 2014, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »

Russian court decides to ban Pussy Riot video

November 29, 2012

The Russian punk group, Pussy Riot, came under fire last February after protesting against President Vladimir Putin outside a Russian Orthodox Church. Read Article »

Canadians go with their heart when it comes to investing, survey shows

November 28, 2012

The Bank of Montreal in Canada asked its customers how they invest their money and what their decision-making process is. The majority of respondents reported they follow their heart, according to The Canadian Press. Read Article »

Mexican president looking to change nation's official name

November 27, 2012

The country of Mexico's official name is the United Mexican States, and its current president, Felipe Calderon, is looking to change it to simply Mexico, according to The Associated Press. Read Article »

Chinese communist paper fails to realize a fake article by the Onion

November 27, 2012

The Chinese Communist Party's official paper, The People's Daily, did not pick up on the fact that the Onion was running a fake article, calling Kim Jong Un its "Sexiest Man Alive," according to the Los Angeles Times. Read Article »

Canada's Mark Carney to lead the Bank of England

November 26, 2012

Mark Carney, Canada's top banker, recently announced that he will be moving across the pond, to become the Bank of England's new governor, according to the CTV News. Read Article »

Chinese police arrest 73 for manufacturing fake designer bags

November 20, 2012

Chinese police recently arrested 73 people for manufacturing and exporting fake brand name purses such as Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Coach, according to Reuters. Read Article »

Russia gearing up for World Cup 2018

November 20, 2012

Even though it is six years away, Russia is already starting to plan for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in order to have the event run smoothly, according to FIFA. Read Article »

Twinkies may live to see another day, thanks to Mexican company

November 19, 2012

The infamous Twinkie, which has long been considered indestructible, may actually be able to live up to its reputation. Read Article »

South African police arrest man who swallowed 200-plus diamonds

November 16, 2012

A 25-year-old man was recently apprehended at the Johannesburg airport in South Africa, after he reportedly tried to smuggle hundreds of diamonds out of the country by swallowing them, according to NBC News. Read Article »

New two-ton horned dinosaur discovered in Canada

November 15, 2012

A new dinosaur has been discovered by scientists, and it is believed to be older than any they have found in the past in this location. Read Article »

South African police find four stolen works of art

November 15, 2012

Earlier this week, five works of art were stolen from South Africa's Pretoria Art Museum, and four of them were believed to be found 650 miles away from the scene. Read Article »

Russian hunter charged for poaching a tiger

November 13, 2012

During a rare ruling this Tuesday, a hunter in the Russian Far East was sentenced with 18 months of community service and a $18,500 fine for killing a tiger. Read Article »

Survey of young Canadians express their views on Remembrance Day

November 13, 2012

A recent survey conducted by Abacus Data on behalf of the Rideau Institute, a think tank based in Ottawa, asked Canadian young adults what their feelings were toward Remembrance Day, and what they find to be the most important message to take from the holiday, which took place this past Sunday Read Article »

MTV European Music Awards bring celebrities to Germany

November 12, 2012

The MTV European Music Awards took place this past Sunday night, and a host of A-list celebrities in the music industry flew to Frankfurt, Germany for the event. Heidi Klum, a Germany native, hosted the show and made sure to stand out on her own turf. Read Article »

Canadian beer sales dip due to NHL lockout

November 8, 2012

The NHL lockout not only has fans across the United States and Canada discouraged and frustrated, but Canadian beer companies have been hurting as well, according to The Canadian Times. Read Article »

Russia hoping for President Obama to be flexible with missile defense shield

November 8, 2012

It was not just the liberal Americans who were rejoicing when President Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney and was reelected for another four years. Read Article »

Russian scuba divers come across shipwrecked vessel with gold cargo

November 8, 2012

Russian scuba divers recently came across a sunken cargo ship, which was loaded with 700 tons of gold ore that is owned by Polymetal International Plc, according to Reuters. Read Article »

Nelson Mandela to be featured on banknotes in South Africa

November 7, 2012

Nelson Mandela has long been the person who unites South Africa, even though the country is divided in a number of ways. In order to honor the former president, the government sent out a new set of banknotes featuring Mandela's image, according to Reuters. Read Article »

Report shows majority Chinese women exposed to secondhand smoke

November 6, 2012

A recent report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) found that almost two-thirds of women who are of reproductive age in China are exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke at home. Read Article »

Mexico City opens up new subway line

November 5, 2012

Mexico City has a new subway line, and Line 12 or the Gold Line, will bring those coming to and from the city a much faster commute, according to the Los Angeles Times. Read Article »

Study finds young Canadians are dealing with excessive stress

November 5, 2012

A new study conducted by Sun Life Financial Canada found that young Canadians are experiencing a great deal of stress. In fact, 90 percent of Canadians between the ages of 18 and 24 reported they experience excessive stress, and 72 percent said they felt overwhelmed. Read Article »

Filipino kid from the streets turns into inspiration

November 2, 2012

When Cris Valdez of the Philippines was born into his family, he was not born into the best conditions and his parents were not thrilled. Read Article »

Chinese considering getting rid of "one child" policy

October 31, 2012

The unpopular "one-child" policy in China, which only allows families of some provinces to have one child, may be phasing out. Read Article »

Survey shows more Canadians utilizing food banks

October 30, 2012

A new survey released by Food Banks Canada found that more Canadians are making their way to food banks. Read Article »

Chinese women taught to smile using chopsticks

October 30, 2012

The traditional Chinese adage explains that a women of beauty does not show her teeth while she is smiling, but it seems as though this may no longer be the case. Read Article »

Canadian teen takes gold in international skating competition

October 29, 2012

Kaetlyn Osmond, 16, stunned the audience when she took gold at the Skate Canada International during her first Grand Prix appearance, according The Canadian Press. Read Article »

German Chancellor opens memorial for Roma Holocaust victims

October 25, 2012

German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened a memorial in Berlin to honor the Roma and Sinti, also known as gypsies, who were discriminated and targeted during the Holocaust, according to NBC News. Read Article »

Report looks at salary increases in Canada

October 25, 2012

A new report issued by the Conference Board of Canada found that the expected increase in salary for non-unionized employees will be three percent. Read Article »

Huge seizure of ivory found in Hong Kong

October 24, 2012

This past Saturday, authorities in Hong Kong intercepted and seized one of the largest shipments of illegal ivory in history, according to the International Herald Tribune. Read Article »