Obama's half-brother loses election in Kenya

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (OBSERVER) President Barack Obama’s half-brother, Abong’o Malik Obama, won’t be the second member of his family to launch a political career. Mr. Obama was defeated in his bid to more…

Iran blames Chavez death on CIA

by Reza Kahlili -- Iranian media outlet MehrNews Wednesday all but laid the death of Hugo Chavez on the doorstep of the CIA, implying the Venezuelan president's death was part of a more…

Obama mentor praises Chavez's 'generosity'

by Aaron Klein -- [ooyala code="Ewa3N4OTrFQccFo_BmQmaowm3Ckag_1t"] Harvard professor Charles Ogletree, a mentor to both Barack and Michelle Obama, praised the "generosity" of Hugo Chavez, mourning the late Venezuelan leader as a man more…

American toddler slain at Mexico vacation home

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LONDON DAILY MAIL) A two-year-old boy from Colorado vacationing with his family in Mexico was sexually assaulted and beaten by his babysitter's intoxicated boyfriend before being tossed in more…

Locusts swarm into Israel

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (N.Y. TIMES) JERUSALEM — For many Israelis, the biblical comparisons were irresistible: locusts were swarming across the border from Egypt three weeks before Passover, like a vivid enactment of the eighth more…

N. Korea warns U.S. of preemptive nuke strike

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) - North Korea threatened the United States on Thursday with a preemptive nuclear strike, raising the level of rhetoric while the U.N. Security Council considers new sanctions against the more…

Forbes in huge takedown of Prince Alwaleed

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Business Insider) This week, Kingdom Holding Company, the investing firm of Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, sent out a stern press release. In conjunction with the more…

Chinese desperate about new property taxes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) At Shanghai's Zhabei District marriage registration centre, officials divorced a record 53 couples in a single day this week – that's about one every five minutes – more…