The Afghan government should take urgent steps to halt an alarming increase in women and girls imprisoned for "moral crimes," Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. Statistics from Afghanistan's interior ministry indicate that the number of women and girls imprisoned for "moral crimes" had risen to about 600 in May 2013 from 400 in October 2011 - a 50 percent rise. Since October 2011, there has been ...
Nearly 3 out of 4 pregnant women experience constipation, diarrhea or other bowel disorders during their pregnancies, a new study has found. But such bowel disorders only minimally affect a pregnant woman's quality of life, according to the Loyola University Medical Center study. The study by senior author Scott Graziano, MD, and Payton Johnson was presented during the 61st Annual Clinical ...
Traveling can lead you to let loose and get a little crazier than usual. Travel guide website Triposo conducted a survey to learn more about crazy tourist behavior abroad. They asked respondents to confess to their own travel sins-which included everything from public drunkenness to cheating on significant others-and also to report on the misbehavior of others. When asked about their goals ...
Women who smoke during pregnancy increase the risk of both obesity and gestational diabetes, in their daughters, a recent study has found. The study is by Dr Kristina Mattsson, Lund University, Sweden, and colleagues including Dr Matthew Longnecker from the National Institute on Environmental Health Sciences at the U.S.National Institutes of Health, North Carolina, USA. While the relation of ...
20 May 2013 150 Education is not against any religion, the head of the United Nations educational and cultural agency told Afghan authorities and families during a visit to the country to promote learning for women and girls, and to highlight the importance of Afghan cultural heritage as a vital economic asset. "Providing education to girls and women is not against religious beliefs," said ...
Winds: From the SSE at 2.5 MPH Gusting to 2.5 MPH
Iron Man [Blu-Ray]
You never know what youre going to get from a superhero movie. Although they are currently the most popular means for a studio to ensure a lucrative franchise that draws a sizable summer audience and concomitant profits, hence their increasing proliferation in recent years, their very nature al ... ...
Indian women's football team will have to be at their best when they take on Myanmar, a higher ranked team, in their first match of the AFC Asian Cup (qualifiers) here Tuesday. There's a difference of five places - Myanmar are 46th in the FIFA rankings while India are 51st. "This match will decide our fate. We need a good start. The first match always sets the tone. The real test begins now," ...
A tech delegation of top women executives in the information and communication technology sector is visiting India this week to explore ideas to increase the number of women in ICT professions and academia. Led by the US State Department, the delegation will be meeting with leading companies, foundations, educational institutions and government ministries engaged in promoting women in ICT and ...
Deepika Padukone recently unveiled the special issue of People magazine, titled 'India's Most Beautiful Women 2013', in Mumbai. Speaking at the occasion, the actress, who has been crowned as India's most beautiful woman for the year 2013, said that she felt great and special. "It feels special, it feels great," she said. The actress, who looked beautiful in the Orange Alexander and the queen ...
Women are more judgemental than men about breast-feeding in public, says BBC presenter Edith Bowman, calling their catty glances "a real ...
Women demonstrate in Kabul: religious conservatives have blocked a landmark law protecting women from violence. Photograph: Shah Marai/AFP/Getty ...
Nothing will ever completely replace playing the game I love, however I feel like I'm starting a new adventure and I'm genuinely excited about what lies ahead. I'm fortunate to have been given many opportunities throughout my career and now I feel it's my time to give back.
The world's best known footballer was speaking after formally announcing his retirement.
London Marriott Park Lane
Having taken the Heathrow Express to Paddinton station (a 15 minute ride, with trains running every 15 minutes), I then ...Keep reading
Record Your Vote
Do you take the threat of North Korea seriously?
Cleveland StarCleveland Star | Source for Cleveland News & Ohio updates
The Cleveland Star is essentially a local Cleveland newspaper, but with a national and international perspective, designed to provide readers with a one-stop shop for Cleveland, national US, regional, and world news coverage, weather and sports information, with live updates on breaking business stories, and what's happening in the financial markets.
The biggest advantage we have is that we are an online newspaper, which means we are constantly refreshing our stories as more and more information comes to hand. Often when a story breaks the initial details are sketchy.
We and our sources around the world work hard to gather more information, verify facts, and provide a perspective of the major stories. Expert opinion often accompanies our articles to better inform readers, and provide a more complete understanding
of the news we deliver.
Financial markets and business reports are regular features as we pin down what's happening, and constantly refresh stock market indice readings, dollar currency rates, and breaking business news reports. Our world sports coverage is a priority, as is our regional news.
We like to think if you're looking for breaking news out of Cleveland, Ohio, the United States, or the world, you'll look for it first at the Cleveland Star.
The attorneys for Ariel Castro, the man accused of raping and kidnapping three women for around a decade in his Cleveland home, have claimed that he's not a 'monster' and will plead not guilty to kidnapping and rape charges.
Lawyer Jaye Schlachet said that they will plead that Castro is not guilty, but did not say on what grounds Castro will plead not guilty.
According to news.com.au, the lawyers said that Castro is not a monster and should not be demonised by the media. Schlachet added that all the evidence will be disclosed at the court proceedings,
The 52-year-old is being held on an eight million dollars bond and has been charged with kidnapping and raping three women over a 10-year period, one of whom bore his child in captivity.
Prosecutors said that they also may charge Castro with the aggravated murder of unborn babies as one of the women lost during beatings, a crime that could carry death penalty.
Michelle Knight, 32, Gina DeJesus, 23, and Amanda Berry, 27, were freed on May 6 after a neighbour heard Berry call for help and kicked in the door to Castro's house in a working-class Cleveland neighbourhood. (ANI)
- Yahoo buys blogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 bn cash
- Actavis buying Warner Chilcott in $8.5bn deal
- New business jet Challenger 350 launched by Bombardier
- Morgan Stanley to sell Indian private banking arm to StanChart
- Stocks to Watch Best Buy Home Depot are Tuesday’s stocks to watch
- Subsidy Reform Dispute Imperils Moroccos Ruling Coalition
- Gov. Haslam signs bill lowering sales tax on food
- US online food delivery giants GrubHub Seamless plan merger
- TN Rep The Bible Says Not To Feed The ‘Unwilling To Work’ So We Should Cut Food Stamps To Kids
- Food inflation in country hits 6.2
- Customers not as happy with iPhone as they were last year
- Uganda Police Shut Newspapers Radio Stations Over Political Controversy
- Flickrs 1TB for photos is great but how about a smart shoebox
- One of the Few in Hollywood Who Can Say ‘No’ to Harvey Weinstein
- The New York Times Reinvents the Boring Banner Ad
- Afghan women getting jailed for moral crimes
- 72 pc women experience constipation bowel problems during pregnancy
- Do men behave better than women while traveling
- Smoking during pregnancy up obesity and diabetes risk in baby girls
- In Kabul UNESCO chief spotlights Afghanistans educational and cultural gains
- Stocks Apple and Carnival may make waves
- EU antitrust regulators to rule on ICE NYSE deal by June 24
- Maui Land Pineapple back in compliance with NYSE
- US stocks dip despite MA activity
- How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Monday
- South African regulator gives nod for Eskom wind power project
- Twitter hit-and-run boast shows dangers of road tax entitlement | Dawn Foster
- Chelsea flower show at 100 A century of cuttings
- Rwanda Environment Projects Threatened By Financial Constraints
- Fukushima Nuclear Crisis Update for May 17th to May 20th 2013
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Get the latest Cleveland Star headlines delivered to your inbox.
- Cleveland 2 hospitalized after car hits house
- Cleveland Police investigate shooting on E. 89th Street
- Cleveland Police search for man missing from VA hospital
- Brunswick Norovirus outbreak closes citys elementary and middle schools all week
- Cleveland kidnap suspect Ariel Castro to plead not guilty Craig Weintraub