January 25, 1997 |
With masks on their faces and silencers on their pistols, assassins in Chechnya broke into an International Red Cross barracks one freezing night before Christmas and systematically murdered six foreign aid workers in their beds. In Rwanda this month, killers inspected the passports of two volunteer Spanish nurses and a doctor at their rural hospital, then coldly executed them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 21, 1995 |
Three Ventura County women who attended the recent Non-Governmental Organizations Forum on Women in China will share their experiences and discuss the issues that face women worldwide at a presentation Saturday at Ventura College. The free event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon in the Ventura College theater, is open to the public. It is sponsored by the Ventura County chapter of the United Nations Assn., the Bahai's of Ventura County and the Ventura County League of Women Voters.
January 14, 1987
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America filed a lawsuit charging that it is unconstitutional for the U.S. Agency for International Development to withhold funds from foreign, non-governmental organizations that counsel, make referrals for, or advocate abortions. "It (the policy) seeks to completely choke off any discussion of abortion," PPFA President Faye Wattleton said. She said Planned Parenthood, which received $17.
October 25, 1994
Environmentalists, scientists and government and industry representatives from 17 European countries meet here Wednesday through Friday for the first European Seas at Risk Conference, which will focus on the continent's growing problems of sea pollution. The conference is expected to concentrate on deteriorating conditions in the North Sea, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea, all bordering the industrial powers of Europe.
September 30, 1993 |
IBM, Digital Launch Vietnam Operations: International Business Machines Corp. named three Vietnamese companies to sell and service its products once the U.S. government lifts an economic embargo against the country. Digital Equipment Corp. has named two domestic companies as partners. Until sanctions are lifted, the local companies will help sell IBM and Digital products to the limited range of customers permitted under the embargo, including U.S.
May 2, 2010 |
Last week, in honor of World Malaria Day, viewers of "American Idol" were urged to donate $10 for an insecticide-treated bed net to save an African child from malaria, the mosquito-transmitted scourge that infects about 300 million people every year, killing nearly 1 million. The premise behind the idea of treated nets is simple. The netting prevents malarial mosquitoes from biting people while they're asleep, and the insecticide kills and repels the insects. World health experts say that using the nets can reduce child mortality in malarial regions by 20%. But even as donations roll in and millions of bed nets pile up in warehouses across Africa, aid agencies and non-governmental organizations are quietly grappling with a problem: Data suggest that, at least in some places, nearly half of Africans who have access to the nets refuse to sleep under them.