Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone during the signing of San Francisco’s gay rights bill in 1977 California is poised to become the first state in America to make the teaching of positive contributions made by gay and lesbian people to US history and society compulsory in public schools. The governor of California, Jerry Brown,..
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
South Korea can now produce missiles that can reach all of North Korea as part of a new deal with Washington that's a response to the North's own growing weapons stockpile. There were restrictions put on their missile production by Washington to try and deter [more]
A man and three members of his family were jailed for a total of 58 years yesterday after being convicted of murdering his pregnant wife claiming she was possessed by evil spirits. One of the four smothered 21-year-old Nalia Mumtaz while the others held [more]
An unusual sight has brightened a city’s harbour when a gorilla flotilla launched a summer art spectacle. A selection of colourful, life-size gorilla sculptures sailed into Bristol in spectacular style aboard three boats to officially launch Wow! Gorillas, a mass public art trail across the city’s streets. Sixty unique Wow! Gorillas sculptures are appearing to..
Fashion designer Pia Interlandi dresses a model in one of her outfits designed for the dead, in Melbourne, Australia It was when fashion designer Pia Interlandi was preparing her beloved grandfather for his funeral, complete in his best suit and leather shoes, that she realised her calling was in death wear. "Doing up his leather..
Is it, isn’t it? Experts believe that the Saviour of the World is by Leonardo Da Vinci – and could be worth £120m A PAINTING once sold for £45 at auction has been identified as a work by Leonardo Da Vinci and is estimated to be worth a world record £120million. The oil on wood..
Grizzly man Mark Abbot Dumas is the only man in the world who can touch a polar bear. The fearless animal trainer even goes for dip in a swimming pool where he and 16-year-old polar bear Agee enjoy a watery cuddle together. Back on dry land he wrestles with the 60-stone (800lb) beast in her..
The check and some photographs of Jermikko and her friends with then-Senator Obama In 2008, many onlookers were surprised to see how quickly Barack Obama went from being a U.S. senator to the president of the United States. While some doubted that the newcomer with idealistic visions for the future could win the election, one..
The vultures’ habits had seemed like a perfect fit for the job of detective Police in Lower Saxony, Germany, who decided to teach a vulture to sniff out corpses of missing people have run into difficulty two months into training. Reasoning that it could fly over miles of wasteland, then descend where it found a..
These pictures show magician Dynamo apparently walking on water across the River Thames – and his spokesman claims they are completely genuine. The 28-year-old Briton apparently took a stroll towards the Houses of Parliament on Saturday night. The stunt was filmed for his new television show, Dynamo: Mission Impossible, which starts on July 7 on..
Mikhail Prokhorov Billionaire oligarch Mikhail Prokhorov Saturday won the leadership of a Russian pro-reform party, setting the goal of challenging the dominance of Vladimir Putin’s ruling faction United Russia. Delegates elected Prokhorov unopposed as the new leader of the Pravoe Delo (Just Cause) party at an extraordinary congress in Moscow marked by bold ambitions the..
Critical: Tory MP David Davies said there should not be one rule for the middle classes and one rule for everyone else A young scientist who became a cocaine dealer walked free yesterday – because his talents could benefit society. Doctor’s son Edward Holland, 24, was an academic high-flyer with a promising career ahead of..
Aimi Eguchi was the latest addition to a Japanese girl group with millions of superfans, who vote each year on which of the group’s 61 members is the most popular, with the winner announced in an internationally televised awards ceremony. So when Aimi Eguchi appeared in a candy commercial soon after joining AKB48, fans were..
Bosses at a firm in Britain judged potential female recruits by their bra size rather than their abilities, a media report said Thursday. Manager Pete Smith and his deputy Kevin Ward discussed candidates’ curves in front of the sales team before offering them jobs, an employment tribunal hear d. The crude banter was said to..