Cambodia: 33 pregnant women found in raid on child surrogacy ring

Police say a Chinese administrator seems to be the mastermind behind an illegal rent a womb operation at two Phnom Penh apartments Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women who were carrying newborns on behalf of Chinese clients have been discovered during a raid on an illegal commercial surrogacy operation, police said on Saturday. Police arrested the group…

EPA staff resisted agency’s new the standard rules on asbestos utilize, emails expose

Emails obtained by New York Times demonstrate employees worried that companies could get away with using asbestos in ways the EPA did not list The Environmental Protection Agency’s own staffers objected to a controversial new US rule governing the use of cancer-causing asbestos, according to internal emails. The rule, issued in June, would require manufacturers…

‘I was molested by Dr Larry Nassar’: how the gymnastics sexual abuse scandal unfolded

Nassar was jailed for up to 175 years for abusing more than 150 women and girls but his crimes may never have come to illumination without an email to an Indiana newspaper ‘I was molested by Dr Larry Nassar’: how the gymnastics sexual abuse scandal unfolded Gymnastics ‘I was molested by Dr Larry Nassar’: how…

Russian spy assault: Trump subsistences UK ‘all the way’

US president agrees Moscow must provide answers over poisoning as May prepares reprisals Donald Trump has given Theresa May his full support for her strategy of confronting Russia over the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal, saying he is” with the UK all the way “. The US president’s backing came in a phone call…

Madonna creates $7.5 m for Malawi and criticises Trump at Miami show

Singer says plight of Native Americans stimulates her ashamed to be an American at benefit performance and auction Madonna has repeatedly criticised Donald Trump and said she is ashamed to be an American, in a performance and auction in Miami that raised more than $7.5 m( 5.9 m) for her Malawi foundation. Images of the…

Is Oklahoma trying to be America’s least progressive state?

As a budget crisis bites, liberals and some conservatives wonder if rightwing fears over abortion and transgender rights are tipping their state into chaos Sitting in a barge on a pond in northern Oklahoma, on a weekend away, Troy Stevenson took a phone call about the news from Washington. He resigned himself to a busy…

Don’t let Trump derail gender equality talks, experts caution G7 leaders

Gender council members insist leaders must honour plans to discuss equality despite tensions over US tariffs Members of the G7′ s first gender advisory board have vowed that talks about US tariffs will not overshadow deliberations about women’s empowerment as they prepare to meet world leaders this weekend. Justin Trudeau made the advisory council to…

Russian snoop attack: Trump supportings UK ‘all the way’

US president agrees Moscow must provide answers over poisoning as May prepares reprisals Donald Trump has given Theresa May his full support for her strategy of tackling Russia over the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal, saying he is” with the UK all the way “. The US president’s backing came in a phone call…

Why is the US banning kratom, the virtually harmless herb? | Marc Lewis

It acts on opioid receptors, hence the anxiety. But since some heroin users take it to ease withdrawal, its proscription could have some very harmful effects indeed Just this morning I got an email from a head shop Id dropped into on my last trip to San Francisco. I didnt recall leaving my email address,…

Don’t try to be happy. We’re programmed to be dissatisfied | Frank T McAndrew

Perpetual bliss would entirely undermine our will to accomplish anything at all thats why perfect contentment has probably been evolved out of us In the 1990 s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman resulted the positive psychology movement, which placed the study of human happiness squarely at the centre for human rights of psychology the investigations…