U.K. denies 'right-to-die' legal challenge

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LONDON TELEGRAPH) Tony Nicklinson, the “locked-in syndrome” sufferer, broke down in tears on live television as it was confirmed that he had lost his legal battle to be more…

Ecuador grants asylum to Julian Assange

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) LONDON -- Ecuador said Thursday it would grant political asylum to Julian Assange, the controversial founder of the whistle-blowing WikiLeaks website who has been holed more…

Gulf States use new ray gun against pirates

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Oilprice.com) Gulf states are planning to use ray guns to protect their oil and gas infrastructure and also dissuade pirate attacks. Raytheon, the largest manufacturer of missiles in more…

Report: Assad's brother 'fighting for his life'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Haaretz) Syrian President Bashar Assad's brother, Maher, who commands the Fourth Armored Division of the Syrian military, lost both of his legs in a Damascus bomb attack on more…

Egypt's Morsi calls for regime change in Syria

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Haaretz) Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi said on Wednesday that it is of utmost importance that Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran work together to solve the ongoing crisis more…

Long-term patterns in tropical storm activity ID'd

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New Scientist) What goes around comes around. The first global comparison of coastal sediments has identified long-term cyclical variations in severe tropical cyclone activity. The cycles, too long more…

'Missing' African Olympians after new life?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Thousands of Olympians have returned to their homelands with the end of the London Games — but more than a dozen African competitors have not. Even more…

'Americans-only' shopping hours at Costco?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Fox News) Costco shoppers in Washington state are ready to start a border war with Canadians, who they say swarm the big-box store like locusts, leaving empty shelves, more…

Egypt to seek more than $5 billion from IMF, U.S.

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) Egypt will discuss the possibility of a bigger-than-expected $4.8 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund when a delegation from the Washington-based body visits Cairo this month, more…