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China Sends War Planes To Newly Declared Air Zone

China has sent warplanes to its newly declared air defence zone in the East China Sea, state media reports. The vast zone, announced last week, covers territory claimed by China,…

Syrian Chemical Weapons Set To Be Destroyed at Sea

A plan has been hatched to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons at sea using US Navy auxiliary vessel MV Cape Ray. Industry sources told BBC Newsnight the plan will put a…

Berlusconi Expelled From Parliament

The Italian Senate has voted to expel ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament with immediate effect over his conviction for tax fraud. Berlusconi, who has dominated politics for 20 years,…

More Nations Defy China Air Zone Rules

Japan and South Korea have both flown planes unannounced through China’s newly-declared air defence zone, officials from both nations say. Japanese aircraft had conducted routine “surveillance activity” over the East…

Irish County Ireland Votes To Issue Drunk Driving Permits

While states across America tighten laws on drunk driving, a county in southwest Ireland has RELAXED its drinking and driving laws to allow rural residents to drive home from the…

A Foetus is Not a Child… Catholic Hospital Argues

Life begins at conception, according to the Catholic Church, but in a wrongful death suit in Colorado, a Catholic health care company has argued just the opposite. A fetus is…

Obama To Be Sworn In For Second Term

Barack Obama is to be publically sworn in for his second term as US president. Hundreds of thousands are expected in Washington for the event, which will feature music from…

Hospital To Stop Delivering Babies Because of Obamacare

WINDBER, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania hospital will stop delivering babies after March 31 because its obstetricians are either leaving or refocusing their practices, and because hospital officials believe…

FACEBOOK Starts Charging $100 For Private Messages

A little digging by Mashable has turned up a strange new initiative from Facebook. While you can already send a message for free to a friend — or a friend…

OBAMA Chooses a Gay Cuban-American Poet to Deliver a Poem at His Inauguration

OBAMA Chooses a Gay Cuban-American Poet to Deliver a Poem at His Inauguration

President Barack Obama has chosen an openly gay Cuban American poet, whose work focusses on his homosexual awakening, to deliver a poem at his inauguration this month. The Presidential Inaugural…