U.S. to begin 'peace talks' with Taliban

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) - The United States will meet the Taliban in Doha for talks aimed at achieving peace inAfghanistan, where the United States has battled the insurgents for 12 more…

Best Scientology apology ever

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEWS.COM.AU) — The London Sun newspaper has apologised to aliens for linking them with the Church of Scientology. The one-sentence mock apology, which is trending on Twitter as more…

Russia to ban 'gays' from adopting

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE) Russian lawmakers on Tuesday backed a bill which would place tough restrictions on adoption to countries where same-sex marriages are legal, following France’s vote last month more…

Google launches Internet-beaming balloons

by -NO AUTHOR- -- CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Google is launching Internet-beaming antennas into the stratosphere aboard giant, jellyfish-shaped balloons with the lofty goal of getting the entire planet online. Eighteen months more…

Nigella Lawson's husband cautioned by cops

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYDAILYNEWS) — The art tycoon husband of sexy celebrity chef Nigella Lawson admitted to cops Monday that he attacked and throttled her at a London restaurant. Charles Saatchi’s more…

General: Obama making major mistake in Syria

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="9nZ2RoYzod10SjTgHzVSqS1rh3NKF5IK"] President Obama is making a big mistake by arming the Syrian rebels because the administration still cannot identify the ones we can trust, warns retired U.S. more…

Iran commander warns Obama on Syria

by Reza Kahlili -- Iran is denouncing President Obama's decision to provide weapons to some rebel factions fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi, the Iranian military chief of more…

Feds pull 'Alice in Wonderland' on free speech

by Bob Unruh -- "Sentence first. Verdict after." A coalition of education organizations has told the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education that's the impact of a newly more…

Porn star could teach sex education

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TELEGRAPH) — The headmaster of a £28,000-a-year private school has indicated he is considering inviting a porn star to teach sex education to his pupils. Mark Slater, head more…

'Bible-burning' preacher gets 11 years jail

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ENGLISH.AHRAM.ORG) — An Egyptian misdemeanors court has issued an 11 year prison sentence to Islamist preacher Ahmed Abdullah (AKA Abu Islam) on charges of insulting religion and burning more…