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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Blazing cannabis trail, US states eye tourism surge

Los Angeles (AFP) - Marijuana users in Colorado and Washington are counting down the hours before the western US states become the first to legalize recreational pot shops on January 1. Blazing a trail they hope will be followed in other parts of the United States, cannabis growers and others are... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Robert Mugabe Blasts ‘Coward’ Nelson Mandela

The Daily Currant: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe blasted Nelson Mandela as a "coward" and "idiot" during a rally today to celebrate Mugabe's record seventh term in office following his victory in the country's disputed elections last week. In one of his trademark fiery speeches, the 89-year-old... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pope issues mission statement for papacy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the global financial system that excludes the poor as he issued the mission statement for his papacy on Tuesday, saying he wants the Catholic Church to get its hands dirty as it seeks to bring solace and mercy to society's outcasts. In a 224-page document,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Rise in Italian Catholic Church attendance attributed to 'Francis effect'

By Eric J. Lyman Religion News Service: First, the name "Francesco" leapfrogged to No. 1 on the list of the most popular baby names in Italy. Then the city of Rome reported a tourism boom, mostly from Latin America. Now there's word Roman Catholic church attendance is climbing throughout Italy.... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Lionfish infestation in Atlantic Ocean a growing epidemic

By Katie Linendoll, Special to CNN-- The clear waters around Bermuda are as picturesque as you can imagine, and the brilliantly colored fish swimming around are like something from a crayon box. But a serious problem lurks behind the beautiful facade: the lionfish. Lionfish are not native to the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Israel army chief says war possible on many fronts

Jerusalem (AFP) - The head of Israel 's armed forces has painted a grim picture of a future war in which the country could come under simultaneous attack in many ways. "The war could open with a surgical missile strike on the general staff building in the heart of the Kiriya (defence ministry... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

US Using ‘Unproven Excuses’ For Armed Action in Syria – Moscow

MOSCOW, August 27 (RIA Novosti) – Russia slammed the United States on Tuesday for allegedly using “unproven excuses” to justify military action in Syria and said Moscow is “seriously disappointed” by Washington’s decision to put off a bilateral meeting to discuss the crisis there. US Secretary of... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Urinal for Women Selling Out

By Susanna Kim | ABC News Blogs: "Got to go? No toilet in sight?" That's a tagline for the reusable Lady Elegance P EZ Ladies' Travel female urinal, a flexible silicone device that is flying off of Groupon 's shelves. Groupon's offer includes not one but two travel urinals, on sale for $7.99, plus... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to baby boy

By Gordon Rayner, Chief Reporter: The future king was born at 4.24pm in St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, with the Duke of Cambridge in attendance. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth 11 hours after being admitted to the hospital. The newest addition to the Royal family who becomes third in the line... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Stick a Fork in Paula Deen, She’s Done

AFRICANGLOBE – Celebrity chef Paula Deen claims she’s not a racist, but the The Food Network made the right decision by quickly dumping Deen for hateful racial remarks about African Americans. Deen is accused of using the N-word as part of a $1.2 million harassment lawsuit brought by a White former... Sign in to see full entry.

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