Sweden's Ice Hotel told to get fire alarms

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Local) Sweden's Ice Hotel has been ordered by the National Housing Board to install fire alarms, despite being made completely out of frozen water. The Ice Hotel, more…

News anchor banned from wearing cross on air

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Local) A newsreader for Norway's state news channel has been banned from wearing a cross on air, after the programme received angry complaints from viewers. Siv Kristin more…

More than 1/2 of Italian men live with parents

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Local) More than 50 percent of Italian men still live at home with their parents, according to figures from Italy's national statistics agency, Istat. This compares to more…

CIA sweeping info on global money transfers

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) The Central Intelligence Agency is secretly collecting bulk records of international money transfers handled by companies like Western Union — including transactions into and out more…

China's 1-child policy still forces abortion

by -NO AUTHOR- -- China's announcement that it is relaxing its one-child only policy, which since its launch in the 1970s has subjected countless women to forced abortions, sometimes in the ninth more…

U.S. pro-Israel group slams Obama in new ad

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Times of Israel) The Emergency Committee for Israel, a right-wing pro-Israel lobby in Washington, released a TV ad on Thursday bashing US President Barack Obama as untrustworthy on more…

Bodies of missing family found in Mojave Desert

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ABC NEWS) The skeletal remains found earlier this week in shallow desert graves outside Victorville, Calif., are believed to belong to a family that mysteriously disappeared in 2010, authorities said more…

Jews in Europe don't report anti-Semitism

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ISRAEL HAYOM) A recent survey conducted among five thousand Jews in Europe has revealed troubling statistics about anti-Semitism, discrimination and human rights violations in several European countries. The more…

6 tons of elephant ivory crushed in protest

by -NO AUTHOR- -- COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — U.S. officials on Thursday destroyed more than 6 tons of confiscated ivory tusks, carvings and jewelry — the bulk of the U.S. "blood more…