Feb 172014
 

UN: No bullfighting for kids: The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has called on Portugal to impose restrictions on children taking part in or watching bullfights. It is concerned about their impact on minors’ mental and physical health.
7 February 2014

 

Man survives 16 months at sea: It could be story from a Hollywood movie: a man alone at sea for more than a year, killing animals to stay alive. That’s what Jose Salvador Albarengo from Mexico says happened to him when he was trying to sail to El Salvador.
3 February 2014

 

Facebook allows gender choices: American users on the social network Facebook can now choose a variety of different terms to define their gender other than just male or female. The company said it wanted its users to feel comfortable being their true selves.
14 February 2014

 

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