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Monthly Archives: June 2009

A 72-year-old former State Department employee and his 71-year-old wife have been arrested and charged with illegally aiding the government of Cuba for nearly 30 years, the Department of Justice announced Friday.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/06/05/us.cuba.spies/index.html

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Like many young girls in Zimbabwe, Hope was the victim of a widely held belief that if a man with HIV or AIDS rapes a virgin he will be cured of his disease. This so-called virgin myth, perpetuated by Zimbabwe’s traditional healers, has led to the rape of hundreds of girls, according to UNICEF. Some of those victims are too young to walk, much less protect themselves.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/06/04/cnnheroes.betty.makoni/index.html

t was demoed during Microsoft’s keynote on Monday to an appreciative crowd. However, unlike many of the video games on display here at the expo,you won’t find Natal on the show floor.

We were one of a handful of journalists given the opportunity to put Natal through its paces. Although Milo, Peter Molyneux’s extraordinary virtual child game, was not part of the demo, what we did see of Natal was incredibly impressive.The first demo was a simple game designed to show off the system’s excellent motion-sensing capabilities. Standing in front of a camera, a shadowy avatar appeared on the television screen in front of a set of blocks.

Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden purportedly issued another statement Wednesday, saying U.S. policy in Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden purportedly issued another statement Wednesday, saying U.S. policy in Pakistan has generated “new seeds of hatred and revenge against America.”Pakistan has generated “new seeds of hatred and revenge against America.”

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/06/03/bin.laden.message/index.html

General Motors idled it Spring Hill, Tennessee, facility as part of its bankruptcy plan Monday, leaving hundreds of employees — and thousands of residents who rely on the plant’s economic thrust — in limbo.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/06/01/GM.bankruptcy.spring.hill/index.html