Pope Benedict XVI has named seven new saints, including the first Native American to be canonised. Kateri Tekakwitha, known as “Lily of the Mohawks”, who for centuries has been a symbol of hope for the long-oppressed American Indians, was canonised in a lavish ceremony in St Peter’s Square that followedContinue Reading

BOYS in the US are hitting puberty as much as two years earlier than in previous decades, according to a new study out Saturday from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The study suggests a well-documented trend seeing girls hit adolescence earlier than their historic counterparts has been mirrored among boys.Continue Reading

GRAINCORP shares have rocketed upwards by more than 40 per cent after United States-based food processor Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) proposed a $2.68 billion takeover of the Australian grains marketer. At 1133 AEDT, shares in GrainCorp had surged $3.56, or 40.23 per cent, to $12.41, after coming put ofContinue Reading