Archive for the 'Current Affairs' Category

Top Stories Of 2007 You Probably Missed

From Foreign Policy: Quite interesting collection of 10 stories you probably missed this year. Amongst the list, The American Heartland Grows Crops—with Human Proteins Farmers have long experimented with crops bred to produce better yields, with few ill effects. But with little public debate, something entirely new—rice engineered to produce human proteins—is coming to a […]

Adopted Child "Dumped" By Diplomat [Reverse-Angelina Syndrome]

Seven year old Jade was adopted by Dutch consular Raymond Poeteray and wife when she was 4 months old. The girl of south Korean origin, has received lots of media attention after the Poeterays were accused of “dumping” Jade, leaving her to the Hong Kong social welfare department for readoption. The reason behind this they […]

"Honey, I’m Home, Where Are You?" The Missing Canoeist

Five years after going missing while canoeing, John Darwin, walked into a police station and said “I think I am a missing person”. He was presumed dead when the remains of his canoe were found washed up on a beach near Hartlepool in March 2002. Even though the 57 year old is alive and well, […]

Teddy Bear Teacher Freed In Sudan, On Her Way Home

The British teacher who had been sentenced and jailed for allowing kids in her school name a teddy bear “Mohammad”, has finally been freed. Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir pardoned her after talks with two British Muslim peers. In a statement she said: “I have great respect for the Islamic religion and would not knowingly offend […]