U.S. embassies now closed through Saturday

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [iframe src="http://embed.newsinc.com/Single/iframe.html?WID=2&VID=24995593&freewheel=91417&sitesection=wnd&height=338&width=600" height=338 width=600 frameborder=no scrolling=no noresize marginwidth=0px marginheight=0px] (USATODAY) — The U.S. State Department announced that 19 embassies and consulates in the Middle East and Africa will more…

Have U.S. 'investments' in Mideast paid off?

by Steve Peacock -- Contradictory claims of total dollar figures for U.S. foreign aid circulate around the Internet, containing oft-repeated figures that may or may not reflect reality. In response to those more…

U.N. warned: Beijing 'maims' men, women, kids

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="k4dXNyZDqsXteGmEaPbv4Vr9QjEUhFtR"] A formal complaint has been filed with the United Nations by officials with Womens Rights Without Frontiers, alleging China's one-child policy is resulting in the maiming more…

Protestant church sign comes out of closet

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DAILYTELEGRAPH) — A gay rights Facebook post by the Anglican Parish of Gosford has gone viral and become an internet hit. Father Rod Bower posted a photo of more…

Talking 'robot astronaut' blasts into space

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="9hZWJzZDo-P6bFnU8rXDHvZG6wdyiUiF"] (TELEGRAPH) — Scientists in Japan will on Sunday launch the world’s first talking “robot astronaut” into space. The humanoid robot, named Kirobo, is scheduled to blast more…

For medical tourists, it's simple math

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) Michael Shopenn's artificial hip was made by a company based in this remote town, a global center of joint manufacturing. But he had to fly more…