Mystery orb crash: 'It was like Armageddon'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Local) Frightened residents in western Sweden reported seeing a bright, blue light racing across the night sky on Tuesday before an orange-coloured orb smashed into the ground more…

Rocket launch signaling real-life 'Red Dawn'?

by F. Michael Maloof -- WASHINGTON – North Korea's apparently successful launch of a three-stage rocket with a range that could reach the United States has U.S. officials concerned about the Hermit Kingdom's more…

Look who's urging Obama to talk with Hamas

by Aaron Klein -- JERUSALEM – The Egyptian government is leading diplomacy with the U.S. and European Union aimed at opening official Western dialogue with Hamas, according to informed Middle Eastern security more…

Syria's Assad facing 'last days'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="xlZjdsNzrHtSIyDTWfPA_niX6SbnKcmJ"] Two lingering headaches in America's foreign policy took on new dimensions this week as North Korea fired a missile over Japan and launched a satellite and more…

Sean Penn compares Haitian capital to Detroit

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AP) NEW YORK — As the three-year mark approaches of the devastating earthquake in Haiti that killed, injured and displaced hundreds of thousands of people, actor- activist Sean Penn describes life in more…

Germany OKs bill to protect male circumcision

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AP) BERLIN -- German lawmakers have approved a bill to keep male infant circumcision legal after a regional court ruled earlier this year that the practice amounts to bodily more…

White Britons no longer majority in London

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Financial Times) -- White Britons no longer make up the majority of people in London for the first time, according to the latest census data which pointed to a more…