Odds of finding alien life gets boost

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Space.com) A new estimate of the number of habitable planets orbiting the most common type of stars in our galaxy could have huge consequences for the search for more…

Blind Chinese activist makes daring escape

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (IRISH TIMES) — CHEN GUANGCHENG, the blind “barefoot lawyer” forcibly detained in his home since his release from prison in September 2010, has made a daring escape from more…

Cashing in on Syrian turmoil

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Editor's Note: The following report is excerpted from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, the premium online newsletter published by the founder of WND. Subscriptions are $99 a year or, more…

Falkland Islands dispute escalates

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES) — The U.K. banned all exports to Argentina's military Thursday amid heightened tensions over the long-standing Falkland Islands dispute. The British government's Business Secretary Vince more…

Foreign military sales keep production lines hot

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MILITARY) — On the Arabian Peninsula, the Saudi government has purchased $17 billion in military hardware from the United States. But they don't buy it directly from manufacturers more…

Lamb decapitated in name of art?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Daily Mail) A pair of cruel art students in Germany are defying authorities - and moral decency - by promising to forge ahead with the ritual decapitation more…

Egypt plans 'farewell-intercourse law'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Daily Mail) Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives - for up to six hours after their death. The controversial more…