'Putin on the Blitz'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="x5aDBxMzqGrP1NzKhloCSrstQntzeD9t"] The U.S. presidential race is not the not only vote making news. Last weekend in Russia, former president Vladimir Putin reclaimed his old job in an more…

Doomsday prophet: 'We were wrong'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (HOUSTON CHRONICLE) -- The 90-year-old Alameda preacher who convinced hundreds of followers that the world was going to end last May now acknowledges he was wrong. "Events in the more…

Dutch bill calling for 'less strict' euthanasia

by -NO AUTHOR- -- "The elderly are asking for the right to assisted suicide," says Dutch daily De Volksrant, as the parliament this Thursday discusses a bill presented through a citizens' initiative more…

Revealed: How China censors its social networks

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEW SCIENTIST) — The way the Chinese government censors and deletes politically-sensitive terms online has been revealed for the first time. As expected, the communists are hypersensitive to more…

Doubts raised over U.N. drinking water claim

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEW SCIENTIST) — Serious doubts are being raised over a UN claim that the world has halved the number of people without clean drinking water, meeting a target more…

Israel asks U.S. for arms that could aid strike

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) — Israel has asked the United States for advanced "bunker-buster" bombs and refueling planes that could improve its ability to attack Iran's underground nuclear sites, an Israeli more…

Panetta caught in one-world scheme

by Aaron Klein -- Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is facing criticism for statements he made at a hearing this week regarding the use of international military force without the explicit approval more…

Panetta: We can do better job attacking Iran

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (YNETNEWS) — United States Defense Secretary Leon Panetta addressed the possibility of a strike against Iran, clarifying Thursday that the US has better attack capabilities than Israel's. In more…

Obama's transgender nanny overwhelmed by fame

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AP) — JAKARTA, Indonesia — Barack Obama’s former nanny, Evie, is overwhelmed by her jolt from transgender slum-dweller to local celebrity. TV crews troop in and out of more…