Monthly Archives: January 2017

Videotaped gang rape in Haiti sparks debate on sexual violence 

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AFP) — The videotaped gang rape of a 16-year-old girl has outraged Haitians and triggered angry debate about unpunished violence against women.

Scientists take first steps to growing human organs in pigs 

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Scientists have grown human cells inside pig embryos, a very early step toward the goal of growing livers and other human organs in animals to transplant into people.

Mexico leader cancels US trip in border wall row with Trump 

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AFP) — Tensions between Donald Trump and Mexico’s Enrique Pena Nieto over the US leader’s vow to make Mexico fund a new wall on the neighbors’ border boiled over Thursday with the cancellation of talks in Washington set for next week.

Florida airport shooting suspect indicted on 22 counts 

MIAMI (AP) — A federal grand jury returned a 22-count indictment against the man accused of a shooting rampage at a South Florida airport that left five people dead and six wounded.

This Day in History – January 26 

Today is the 26th day of 2017. There are 339 days left in the year.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT

1998: US President Bill Clinton says that he “did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms Lewinsky”. He acknowledges a relationship some months later.

Jah9, Raging Fyah surge on Billboard 

JAH9 and Grammy-nominated band Raging Fyah are enjoying a boost in sales on this week’s Billboard Reggae album chart.