Europe eyes confiscation of savings accounts

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) - The savings of the European Union's 500 million citizens could be used to fund long-term investments to boost the economy and help plug the gap left by banks since more…

New gender options for Facebook users

by -NO AUTHOR- -- MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — You don't have to be just male or female on Facebook anymore. The social media giant is adding a customizable option with about more…

Belgium extends euthanasia law to kids

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TIME) Belgium became the first country in the world to remove any age restrictions on euthanasia, after an emotional debate which split the medical profession over the best more…

Germany combs museums for Nazi-looted art

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WALL STREET JOURNAL) BERLIN—Germany will set up an independent center to comb museum collections for art looted by the Nazis, the country's culture minister said, shortly before representatives more…

Beauty triumphs over tragedy

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_633599" align="alignright" width="223" caption=""Peace & Safety" – art by Karyne Wee/Kogata Yatsura"][/caption] Why is anyone in their right mind dancing, painting or writing a tone poem? Considering more…

Ancient earthquake behind Shroud of Turin?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LIVE SCIENCE) The authenticity of the Shroud of Turin has been in question for centuries and scientific investigations over the last few decades have only seemed to muddle more…

Rare phenomenon to shake Planet Earth

by Joe Kovacs -- Is the end of the world as we know it and the return of Jesus Christ really knocking on our door? A rare cycle of solar and lunar more…

Asylum-seeker gropes 7 teenage girls

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SYDNEY DAILY TELEGRAPH) — AN asylum seeker who “traumatised” seven teenage girls by indecently groping them in the Sydney Olympic Park pool had only been in Australia for more…

Thousands flock to 'weeping' Mary in Israel

by -NO AUTHOR- -- JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of people have flocked to a small town in northern Israel to view a statue of the Virgin Mary that residents say "weeps" oil. more…