U.S. setting up drone base in Niger

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ABC NEWS) The U.S. is establishing a Predator drone base in Niger that will assist the French military operation in Northern Mali but could also mark the beginning more…

Al-Qaida tipsheet on avoiding drones

by -NO AUTHOR- -- TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — One of the last things the bearded fighters did before leaving this city was to drive to the market where traders lay their carpets out in more…

Pistorius awarded bail in girlfriend's slaying

by -NO AUTHOR- -- PRETORIA (Reuters) - A South African court granted bail on Friday to Oscar Pistorius, charged with the murder of his girlfriend, after his lawyers argued the "Blade Runner" more…

Adolf Hitler stumps for votes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- GAUHATI, India (AP) — Adolf Hitler is running for election in India. So is Frankenstein. The tiny northeast Indian state of Meghalaya has a special fascination for interesting and more…

Foreign investors buy up Third World farmland

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Der Spiegel) Foreign investors are buying or leasing vast amounts of farmland in Third World countries to profit from surging demand for food crops as a result of more…

Netanyahu: Iran closer than ever to nuclear bomb

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) Iran is closer today than ever before to obtaining the necessary enriched uranium for a nuclear bomb, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Thursday evening. He was more…

Court: Forced 'infidelity check' not rape

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Local) A Swedish court has ruled that a 28-year-old man who ripped off his girlfriend's trousers and underwear to perform an "infidelity check" is not guilty of more…

Ex-lover: Former-IMF chief '1/2-man, 1/2-pig'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Local) The sordid life of Dominique Strauss-Kahn was once again back in the news on Thursday after the former IMF chief expressed his outrage over the publication more…

Russian 'reset' blasted as 'failure'

by Taylor Rose -- President Obama, through Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, boasted of a "reset" with Russia at the outset of his first term. Since then, Russia has run diplomatic interference more…