Legislation providing government-funded contraception and sex education classes passed the Philippines House of Representatives on Monday, a first in the heavily Catholic nation, state-run media reported.
Explosions rocked parts of the capital city and several others Monday, killing at least 29 people in a second day of deadly attacks across Iraq.
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Ten girls were killed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday when a landmine exploded as they were out collecting firewood -- the latest casualties in one of the most mined countries in the world.
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British authorities reopened the probe of Amy Winehouse's death Monday, a year after the coroner who ruled the singer died of accidental alcohol poisoning resigned amid questions about her legal credentials.
As relatives began to say goodbye, forever, to their slain children, investigators in Connecticut worked Monday to better understand what happened to them, including digging deeper into the gun and computer use of the 20-year-old man who ended their lives.
Just two days before the tragic shooting deaths of 26 helpless people in a Connecticut elementary school, Illinois' governor was lamenting a major court defeat for the state's ban on concealed weapons -- the last remaining state where it was completely illegal to carry a concealed weapon in public.
Despite an escalating nationwide debate on gun control in the wake of Friday's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, the National Rifle Association has remained conspicuously silent. As of Monday evening, the largest and most powerful gun-rights lobbying group in the U.S. had not posted anything to its website since the Friday morning killings in Newtown.
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