Israel completes bulk of Egypt border fence

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) Israel completed the main segment of a razor-wire fence along its border with Egypt on Wednesday, a barrier against illegal migrants and Islamist militants hiding out in more…

U.N.: Over 60,000 dead in Syria conflict

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) At least 60,000 people have died in Syria's conflict, UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay said on Wednesday, citing an "exhaustive" UN-commissioned study. Over five months of more…

Google chairman Schmidt to visit North Korea

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Brisbane Times) Google's executive chairman is preparing to travel to one of the last frontiers of cyberspace: North Korea. Eric Schmidt will be traveling to North Korea on more…

French satirical magazine prints Muhammad comics

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Agence France-Presse) A French satirical magazine, whose offices were fire-bombed after it published cartoons lampooning the prophet Muhammad, published on Wednesday a comic book biography of Islam's founder. more…

Galactic geysers fueled by star stuff

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ScienceDaily) Enormous outflows of charged particles from the centre of our Galaxy, stretching more than halfway across the sky and moving at supersonic speeds, have been detected and more…

Al Jazeera buys Al Gore's Current TV

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) Al Jazeera on Wednesday completed a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore and his business more…