Japan will keep hunting whales - Bluff on the “scientific research"
2014-04-18 20:59:22 UTC
TOKYO — In a move likely to bring renewed international criticism, Japan said Friday that it would resume its controversial research whaling in the Southern Ocean next year under a redesigned program that would address objections raised by an inte...
Prosecutor: Oscar Pistorius is using his emotions "as an escape"
2014-04-14 17:45:40 UTC
The prosecutor at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has suggested the South African athlete is using his emotions "as an escape".
He broke down in tears four times on Monday and has also vomited in court.
"Now you trying to be emotional and i...
Carlos Queiroz’s European infusion has Iran thinking upset at 2014 World Cup
2014-04-11 19:45:12 UTC
Playing in a World Cup Group F containing Argentina, Nigeria and Bosnia was always going to be difficult, even before Iran’s lack of warm-up games factored into the equation.
After qualifying last June, Iran played their first preparation game ...
Bayern Munich blow Manchester United away after Patrice Evra's strike
2014-04-10 05:51:35 UTC
Among all the disappointments for Manchester United, nothing will jar so much as the knowledge that, briefly, they had this game under their control. They will be anguished about the speed at which everything unravelled, leaving them with an uncom...
Try thinking of yourself as a pea, instead of a human
2014-04-10 05:42:06 UTC
For those concerned about climate change, the ultra-conservative Heartland Institute offers up a calming solution: try thinking of yourself as a pea, instead of a human. Peas in a lab sprouted faster with extreme concentrations of carbon dioxide, ...
Stolen Gauguin painting 'hung on factory worker's wall'
2014-04-02 16:32:16 UTC
Stolen paintings by Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard hung on an Italian factory worker's kitchen wall for almost 40 years, police have revealed.
Now worth at least 10.6m euros (£8.8m), they were stolen from a collector's London home in 1970 and ...
Increase in violence on TV
2014-04-01 08:05:55 UTC
For some time now, the most reliable way for any maker of TV to prove he or she is serious, ground-breaking and taboo-busting is to produce grim, dark and – that most overused term – ‘edgy’ drama”. The Good Wife and Parenthood are arguably as adv...
Soccer player’s life saved by opponent in scary incident
2014-03-31 21:08:40 UTC
Dnipropetrovsk's Georgian midfielder Jaba Kankava possibly saved Dynamo Kiev midfielder Oleh Husev's life with his fast reactions after a potentially deadly incident during a Ukrainian top flight match at the weekend.
In the 22nd minute of Sunday...
Japan lost against Australia in a case on whaling in the International Court of Justice
2014-03-31 16:01:02 UTC
Judge rules that Japanese whaling program is not scientific and that it failed to justify the number of minke whales it kills.
The International Court of Justice has ordered a temporary halt to Japan's annual slaughter of whales in the southern o...
Climate change a threat to security, food and humankind before it is too late
2014-03-31 15:44:40 UTC
A United Nations report raised the threat of climate change to a whole new level on Monday, warning of sweeping consequences to life and livelihood.
The report from the UN's intergovernmental panel on climate change concluded that climate chang...
Sharanda Jones does not deserve to die in prison
2014-03-28 06:47:46 UTC
Clenesha Garland (Dallas, Texas ) - Almost 15 years ago my mother began serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole for her first ever conviction - a nonviolent drug offense. I was 8 years old at the time and my world as I knew it was sh...
Amsterdam museum uncertain where to send back exhibits from Crimean museums
2014-03-28 06:47:21 UTC
Allard Pierson Museum, which is a subsidiary of Amsterdam University exhibiting Mediterranean antiquities and archeological finds, has not taken a decision yet on where to send back exhibits from the ‘Crimea: Gold and Secrets of the Black Sea’ col...
Missing Plane: Is there a way to prevent it from happening again?
2014-03-28 06:47:01 UTC
It’s exceedingly rare for a commercial aircraft to disappear. So when it does happen – as it did when Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared from the radar while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8 March – the world is captivated. But in su...
How the US TV drama about Saudi Arabia was scrapped
2014-03-25 07:16:08 UTC
<h3>A US television channel has scrapped plans to produce a pilot programme called Alice in Arabia after Twitter users labelled the concept "lazy" and "racist"</h3>
The channel in question - ABC Family - announced it would be making the show la...
Vitamin A deficiency during pregnancy hurts immune development
2014-03-23 07:08:13 UTC
Adequate vitamin A intake during pregnancy is needed for offspring to fully develop an immune system and fend off disease, researchers working with mice report March 19 in Nature.
Vitamin A is plentiful in egg yolks, fish, carrots, yellow sweet...
Elephants damage vehicles after escaping from Missouri circus handlers
2014-03-23 05:52:14 UTC
Three elephants escaped on Saturday from their handlers at a circus in the US and damaged several vehicles in the parking lot before they were recaptured.
Television station KMOV reported that the female elephants escaped from the children's ri...
Guinea confirms deadly mystery epidemic as Ebola
2014-03-22 23:27:38 UTC
Local experts had not been able to identify the disease, the symptoms of which are diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding, since they were first identified some six weeks ago. However, lab samples were sent to scientists in the French city of Lyon, who c...
Concerns about cancer centers under health law
2014-03-19 05:29:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of America's best cancer hospitals are off-limits to many of the people now signing up for coverage under the nation's new health care program.
Doctors and administrators say they're concerned. So are some state insurance...
107-year-old woman fled from Syria to Germany
2014-03-17 21:42:39 UTC
BERLIN (AP) — A 107-year-old woman who fled the conflict in Syria has arrived in Germany to be reunited with her family, including her newborn great-great-granddaughter, officials said Monday.
Sabria Khalaf had fled her home in Syria seven mont...
'Chocolate' pills for heart health
2014-03-17 20:16:15 UTC
It won't be nearly as much fun as eating candy bars, but a big study is being launched to see if pills containing the nutrients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
The pills are so packed with nutrients that you'd have...
Photos show 'trail of blood' in Pistorius' home
2014-03-14 07:35:17 UTC
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Blood on the stairs, walls and furniture, a cocked 9 mm pistol, bloody towels, fallen wall tiles. Like pieces of an unfinished puzzle, the photos of the blood-splattered interior of Oscar Pistorius' home gave a fragme...
Back to the Future fashion: this season's big trend
2014-03-14 07:20:39 UTC
That the film Back to the Future is being cited as a key fashion inspiration this season, just shy of 29 years since it was released, will come as no surprise to any fans of the film or, indeed, of fashion. The fashion industry has always been fon...
Survivors: Pope Francis saved many in dirty wars
2014-03-13 06:15:35 UTC
SAN MIGUEL, Argentina (AP) — Gonzalo Mosca was a radical on the run. Hunted by Uruguay's dictators, he fled to Argentina, where he narrowly escaped a military raid on his hideout. "I thought that they would kill me at any moment," Mosca says.
Friend: Pistorius fired guns in public
2014-03-12 02:56:06 UTC
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius fired guns in public in the months before he killed his girlfriend — once out of a car sunroof on a road and once in a crowded restaurant, a onetime friend said at the athlete's murder trial Tuesday, d...
Obama hams it up for health care on Funny or Die
2014-03-11 17:28:08 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hamming it up online to promote his health care plan.
Obama joked Tuesday with comedian Zach Galifianakis, including poking fun at the poorly reviewed "Hangover Part III" during an interview on the we...