VOA News: Social Issues Mon, 24 Aug 2009 17:31:39 -0400 http://www.voanews.com/ Up to the minute news from Voice of America New Reports Find Alcohol and Tobacco Deaths in Russia Too High Mon, 24 Aug 2009 17:31:39 +0200 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 17:31:39 -0400 Mon, 24 Aug 2009 17:31:39 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-24-voa28.cfm?rss=social issues Russian officials worry about long-term impact "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-24-voa28.cfm?RSS=Social Issues" Turkish Military: No Negotiations with Kurdish Rebels Tue, 25 Aug 2009 14:13:05 +0200 Tue, 25 Aug 2009 14:13:05 -0400 Tue, 25 Aug 2009 14:13:05 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-25-voa19.cfm?rss=social issues Military chief of staff says army to continue fighting PKK rebels, warns government not to make moves that could divide Turkey along ethnic lines "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-25-voa19.cfm?RSS=Social Issues" Special Election To Be Held for Kennedy's Senate Successor Wed, 26 Aug 2009 11:01:37 +0200 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 11:01:37 -0400 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 11:01:37 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-26-voa10.cfm?rss=social issues Massachusetts legislation requires special election within 145 to 160 days after vacancy occurs "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-26-voa10.cfm?RSS=Social Issues" Japanese Campaign Focuses on Child Care Wed, 26 Aug 2009 11:56:49 +0200 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 11:56:49 -0400 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 11:56:49 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-26-voa11.cfm?rss=social issues Country's largest parties trying to woo voters with promises of cheaper day care and more child allowances "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-26-voa11.cfm?RSS=Social Issues" Iraqi Shi'ite Leader al-Hakim Dies Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:21:27 +0200 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:21:27 -0400 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:21:27 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-26-voa35.cfm?rss=social issues Hakim was being treated for lung cancer; those close to the cleric said his health was deteriorating "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-26-voa35.cfm?RSS=Social Issues" Mali Muslims Protest Increased Rights for Women Wed, 26 Aug 2009 17:58:49 +0200 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 17:58:49 -0400 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 17:58:49 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-26-voa58.cfm?rss=social issues Opponents say new code aimed at gender equality contains provisions that are direct affronts to Mali's traditional values and religious beliefs "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-26-voa58.cfm?RSS=Social Issues" Kennedy to Be Buried at Arlington Cemetery Wed, 26 Aug 2009 20:03:16 +0200 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 20:03:16 -0400 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 20:03:16 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-26-voa69.cfm?rss=social issues Senator Edward Kennedy to be laid to rest next to his slain brothers, President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert Kennedy "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-26-voa69.cfm?RSS=Social Issues" Kennedy Leaves Global Legacy Wed, 26 Aug 2009 20:22:42 +0200 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 20:22:42 -0400 Wed, 26 Aug 2009 20:22:42 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-26-voa72.cfm?rss=social issues World leaders reach out to share fond memories, admiration of late Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-26-voa72.cfm?RSS=Social Issues" UN Representative Criticizes Australia's Aboriginal Policies as Racist Thu, 27 Aug 2009 13:28:53 +0200 Thu, 27 Aug 2009 13:28:53 -0400 Thu, 27 Aug 2009 13:28:53 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-27-voa10.cfm?rss=social issues UN special investigator:  Aborigines face racism, government intervention in the Northern Territory discriminates against Aborigines "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-27-voa10.cfm?RSS=Social Issues" Mali's President Declines to Sign Legislation Expanding Women's Rights Thu, 27 Aug 2009 17:10:28 +0200 Thu, 27 Aug 2009 17:10:28 -0400 Thu, 27 Aug 2009 17:10:28 +0200 http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-27-voa25.cfm?rss=social issues Code, which had been passed by Mali's national assembly, was strongly opposed by Islamic leaders "www.voanews.com/english/2009-08-27-voa25.cfm?RSS=Social Issues"