A vial containing the late Pope John Paul II’s blood has been stolen from a small church in central Italy along with a cross, according to reports.
Former Israeli prime minister and storied general Ariel Sharon, who was at the height of his power when he suffered a stroke in 2006 and fell into an irreversible coma, died Saturday at the age of 85.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday said European Union members must be open to treaty changes to strengthen joint economic governance in the 28-nation bloc.
ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson was not in Iran as a private citizen as has been claimed, but was on an unsanctioned mission at behest of certain CIA analysts to get information about Iranian regime.
By: Amber Phillips
Sandy Hook was supposed to be a game-changer in the national gun control debate.
After 20 children and six educators were gunned down at the elementary school in Newtown, Conn., last year, Americans’ support for federal gun control laws surged in polls, President Barack Obama threw his weight behind the issue with a task force and U.S. Senate leaders from both parties took up major legislation.
From BBC news health:
Catherine Collins, Principal Dietitian at St George’s Hospital NHS Trust, welcomed the findings, saying: “Aspartame has been the sweetener with the biggest ‘conspiracy theory’ stories ever- ranging from behaviour issues in children to liver damage and cancer – all totally disproven, yet again, by this detailed scientific review.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! All of sudden there are a handful of snowy owls on Sandy Hook.
Over last weekend, a group of birdwatchers, including myself, spotted a lone snowy owl near the tip of the hook.
Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday.
Mandela was 95.
“He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.”
“What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human,” the president said in his late-night address. “We saw in him what we seek in ourselves.”
Pope Francis is to set up a Vatican committee to fight sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church and offer help to victims.
The announcement, by the archbishop of Boston, follows a meeting between the Pope and his eight cardinal advisers.
By: Michael Winter
A Connecticut judge Tuesday ordered Newtown police to release the 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
By Maressa Brown
Exactly 50 years after the violent, tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the debate about how and why he was murdered remains just as fiery as ever. But this year, many famous faces have stepped up to the plate to contradict the Warren Commission, which concluded thatLee Harvey Oswald acted alone to kill JFK.
Days after the first rain arrived Nov. 1 across many Iranian cities, nearly 6,000 people checked into hospitals complaining of shortness of breath in Iran’s Khuzestan province.
Afghanistan produced record levels of opium in 2013 – despite nearly $7 billion spent by the U.S. to combat the problem, according to a sobering United Nations report out Wednesday.
By: David Cornell
YouTube comments have taken a very different turn as of late, and the users generally hate it. How can we tell? There is a petition going around, asking YouTube to change them back, and it’s gained momentum.
By: Catherine J. Frompovich
What is tobacco-science? you may be asking. Well, for those who don’t know the history of marketing cigarettes in the 1950s when, according to some researchers the apparent detrimental facts of tobacco use were known to that industry, cigarette makers used medical doctors in their advertisements to promote smoking cigarettes.
It seems suddenly the curtain fell on Syria, torn by almost three years of civil war , over 120,000 dead . The winds of war blow in late August, when the United States Barack Obama seemed on the verge of launching an attack in response to the use of gas in the region of Ghouta , over a thousand dead, hundreds of children , have left the field to a stalled.
By: DREW ZAHN
Back in January, an oddly prescient investigative report revealed that should a shooting occur at one of the nation’s airports – such as happened in Los Angeles Friday – Transportation Security Administration screeners were being trained to first “save themselves.”
By Kevin Barrett
A recent BBC article begins:
“The more information we have about what governments and corporations are up to the less we seem to trust them. Will conspiracy theories eventually destroy democracy?”
The NSA has spied the telephone conversations of 35 political and military leaders worldwide after receiving the loads to be intercepted by U.S. government officials . The Guardian writes , by publishing a confidential memo from the archive of Edward Snowden . The document does not mention the names of the 35 leaders.
Pope Francis expelled a German bishop from his diocese on Wednesday pending the outcome of a church inquiry into his 31 million-euro ($43-million) new residence complex.