Teen dies after being gang-raped, set ablaze

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Business Insider) An Indian teenager was gang-raped in two separate attacks and then died after being set on fire, sparking protests in the eastern city of Kolkata, police more…

Panama Canal extension faces halt over cost overruns

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Deutsche Welle) A massive $5.3-billion (3.9-billion-euro) Panama Canal extension project might be suspended, if a row over cost overruns was not settled within weeks, the Spanish consortium Grupo more…

China factory-activity surveys confirm slowdown

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) China's factory activity slowed in December, official and private manufacturing surveys showed, reinforcing views that growth in the world's second-largest economy moderated in the final quarter of more…

Astrology, anti-Semitism meet -- hilarity ensues

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (PowerLine) The good people at the Middle East Media Research Institute have posted video of an Egyptian astrologer appearing recently on Al-Nahar TV to explain why the alignment more…

Climate-change panel gets cold feet

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Watts Up With That?) Unnoticed, the IPCC has slashed its global-warming predictions, implicitly rejecting the models on which it once so heavily and imprudently relied. In the second more…

Lebanon arrests jihadist group's Saudi chief

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) -- Lebanese authorities have arrested the chief of an al Qaeda-affiliated jihadist group that has previously claimed terror attacks in Lebanon, Egypt and elsewhere, the Lebanese army said more…

Illegals line up for driving privileges in Nevada

by -NO AUTHOR- -- LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of Nevada immigrants showed up at Department of Motor Vehicle offices Thursday to obtain driver authorization cards under a new law that made the state more…

Some with dementia find care in far-off lands

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Residents of this facility for people with Alzheimer’s disease toss around a yellow ball and laugh under a cascade with their caregivers in a swimming pool more…