Evangelical Christians tighten embrace of Israel

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MSNBC) — Thousands of miles from their home in Seymour, Tenn., Scott and Theresa Johnson host Shabbat dinners in their Jerusalem apartment every Friday night for "lone soldiers" more…

Newspaper to drop topless front-page photos

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (HOT AIR) — After a run of 5,000 front page photos of females baring their topmost assets, the German newspaper Bild is leaving the cheesecake market behind, New more…

'Putin on the Blitz'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [jwplayer uTwQ7OW7] 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…