MOSCOW, April 10 (RIA Novosti) – Members of Russia’s lower house of parliament have filed a request with the prosecutor general demanding the breakup of the Soviet Union be declared illegal and those responsible be prosecuted, including former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, Russian media reported Thursday.
According to the Izvestia newspaper, the
AFTER a lengthy investigation the nation’s peak medical research body has delivered its verdict on homeopathic remedies — they are useless for human health.
Homeopathic remedies useless for human health … Professor Warwick Anderson, National Health and Medical Research Council CEO.
The judgement is likely to influence a crucial government review which is
The state Senate has passed a bill to allow Tennesseans to openly carry guns without a state-issued permit.
The chamber voted 25-2 in favor of the bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet.
Beavers said the measure would keep the background checks and training requirements in order to carry concealed firearms,
Two years ago, Kim Dotcom had just finished partying with some big musicians when New Zealand law enforcement raided his mansion. The Megaupload founder didn’t know what was happening at the time, but the U.S. government had just indicted him for criminal copyright infringement and racketeering.
Kim Dotcom of Megaupload
On Monday, as Dotcom
Video footage has emerged of what some people have claimed is a meteorite falling to Earth and narrowly missing a skydiver, Anders Helstrup.
Video contains captions for translation to englishOne specialist suggested the object might be in “dark flight” – the portion of descent when a meteorite stops glowing after it enters the atmosphere.
Independent Science News has decided to reprint in full the March 7th testimony of Edward Snowden to the European Parliament. Snowden’s testimony is vitally important for every citizen in every country to understand, yet it has barely been covered by the commercial or (non-commercial) global media.
Edward Snowden NSA Whistleblower
It wasn’t the kind of real estate collapse that many China observers have been warning about—but for dozens of residents of an apartment building that disintegrated in the eastern province of Zheijiang on Friday, it was much scarier.
The collapse of a five-story building
Israel under cyber attack, but only few sites brought down
Technion calls attacks so far ‘unsophisticated’; Anonymous says day of targeting Israel in response to IDF strikes on Gaza.
The international hacking group Anonymous and other group of hackers have declared Monday a day of cyber attacks on Israel, but so far have
Palestinian women in combat fatigues and headscarves rappelled down a six-story tower, fired assault rifles at imaginary terrorists and in a drill straight out of the movies bundled a would-be VIP into a car and sped off after a shooting.
Female Commando’s in Palestine
The 22 future commandos are trailblazers in a still largely
Angry crowd accuses medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières of bringing the disease to the town of Macenta
More than 90 people have so far died from Ebola in the region [AFP]
An angry crowd attacked a treatment centre in Guinea where staff from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) were working to contain an
A Mississippi couple has a possible close encounter of the third kind!
Rainer and Edith Shattles were shocked when their trail cameras caught images of a strange light appearing in the sky over their Jackson County home.
Strange lights caught on trail camera
The pictures show the bright light falling upon a
A member of the largely ceremonial Queen’s Guard pointed his bayonet-tipped rifle at a man who was haranguing a police officer outside Buckingham Palace.
buckingham palace guards
A Queen’s Guard pointed his bayonet-tipped rifle at a member of the public outside Buckingham Palace when an argument erupted with a police officer, it has emerged.
Chicago police are reporting that the murder rate for the first quarter of the year is the lowest it’s been in more than 50 years, which gun advocates are attributing to a concealed carry law passed in Illinois last year.
The first three months of 2014 have seen the fewest number of homicides since
The State Department has no idea what happened to $6 billion used to pay its contractors.
In a special “management alert” made public Thursday, the State Department’s Inspector General Steve Linick warned “significant financial risk and a lack of internal control at the department has led to billions of
A nine-month-old who allegedly threw stones at workers removing his family’s gas meter cries as he appears in court.
A baby has appeared in court in Pakistan charged with attempted murder after allegedly throwing rocks at gas workers.
Nine-month-old Mohammad Musa cried as he sat on his grandfather’s shoulder in the dock in Lahore.
A Chinese patrol ship looking for signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean discovered Saturday a pulse signal with a frequency of 37.5 kHz, state news agency Xinhua reported. “That is the standard beacon frequency” for both so-called black boxes — the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder, said
Restrictions on some types of abortions in Arizona went into effect Tuesday morning after a federal judge upheld state changes limiting a woman’s access to an abortion-inducing drug.
morning after pill
U.S. District Judge David Bury issued an order Monday afternoon rejecting a bid to block the new abortion restrictions while the state’s
An Upstate assistant principal has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of cyberbullying a 6-year-old girl.
The kindergartner’s family said it all started at the Seneca Walmart, when the young girl’s picture was snapped by another customer. They say the man then posted it online to social media as a joke.
Trying to avoid an awkward encounter with an ex? Fearful of an embarrassing meeting after an argument? New apps can help people avoid bumping into others and provide escape routes if they do.
By logging on to Facebook and other social networking sites, users can choose people they do not want to see.