Mexican farmers' poppies meet U.S. heroin demand

by -NO AUTHOR- -- The multibillion-dollar Mexican opium trade starts here, with poppy farmers so poor they live in wood-plank, tin-roofed shacks with no indoor plumbing. Mexican farmers from three villages interviewed more…

Saudi Arabia: Our beheadings better than ISIS'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (INDEPENDENT) — A top official in Saudi Arabia has claimed executions and beheadings it carries out are not comparable with those committed by Isis, insisting they are different more…

Lawmakers to allow '3-parent' babies

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="9vNWI1czrGL4Kv8naG6G5ZB0yReRJbL8" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (BBC NEWS) The UK is now set to become the first country to introduce laws to allow the creation of babies from three people. In more…

Jordan executes 2 in response to pilot's slaying

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="s0Nzk1czobtRpySoGdY0plGLDhuxYgEE" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (USA TODAY) A government spokesman says Jordan executed two prisoners, including a female would-be al Qaeda suicide bomber hours after vowing a harsh response to more…

Iceland builds 1st temple to pagan gods since Vikings

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="MxZGE1czruBpQycpqILMSbUO3tQM5bXy" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (THE GUARDIAN) — Icelanders will soon be able to publicly worship at a shrine to Thor, Odin and Frigg with construction starting this month on more…

U.S. in secret 'talks about talks' with N. Korea

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WEEKLY STANDARD) Despite raised tensions between the U.S. and North Korea recently, there are secret "talks about talks" taking place behind the scenes between the two countries, according more…