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  • Russian Feminist Punk Rocker Doc Makes Oscar Shortlist

    December 4, 2013 8:23 AM 42

    MOSCOW, December 4 (RIA Novosti) – A feature documentary about a group of anti-Kremlin feminist punk rockers jailed after mounting a protest performance in a Moscow cathedral has been shortlisted for an Oscar award. The film is among 15 features picked in the documentary category by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The movie, which was included

  • Teens in Asian nations dominate international test

    December 3, 2013 10:59 PM 59

    WASHINGTON -- Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test results released Tuesday.. Students in Shanghai, China's largest city, had the top scores in all subjects, and Singapore, South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong students

  • No Obama plans to visit Iran

    December 3, 2013 10:15 PM 81

    The White House is denying a report out of the Middle East that President Obama is trying to arrange a visit to Tehran, Iran. Al-Jarida, a news outlet in Kuwait, reported that Obama would like to visit Tehran in the middle of next year. "There is no truth to this report," said Caitlin Hayden, spokesperson for the National Security Council. Last month

  • Islamist fighters move 12 abducted Syrian nuns from Maaloula to rebel-held town

    December 3, 2013 8:34 PM 61

    Islamist fighters have moved the nuns abducted from a convent in the predominantly Christian town of Maaloula to a nearby town held by rebels. The leader of the Orthodox Church of Antioch has called on the international community to help save them. Vatican envoy to Syria, Mario Zenari, said on Tuesday that 12 nuns including the convent’s mother superior

  • Student may have set himself on fire for Internet to watch

    December 2, 2013 4:41 PM 65

    4chan user 'Stephen' set himself ablaze on Saturday night, but reports concerning the fire’s location and the young man’s condition conflict. A troubled young student tried to commit suicide for Internet glory by setting his room on fire as 200 people watched online, startling video shows. The 20-year-old, known on the anonymous 4chan forums as “Stephen

  • Man Survives Being Underwater for Nearly 3 Days

    December 2, 2013 2:50 PM 59

    A story of survival that's almost too miraculous to be real captured in newly-released video of a man being pulled from underwater after he was trapped beneath the ocean for nearly 3 days! The story reads like a Blockbuster thriller. In May, a tug boat carrying a 12-person crew capsized in the Atlantic off the coast of Nigeria. Two divers were sent to recover

  • U.S. calls on North Korea to release war veteran

    December 2, 2013 2:01 PM 66

    The United States called on North Korea on Saturday to release an elderly U.S. military veteran held in custody since last month and who Pyongyang has accused of killing civilians during the Korean War 60 years ago. Merrill E. Newman, an 85-year old former special forces officer, is in good health, his family said in a statement after getting an update

  • Sacred Shrines Become 'Ticking Time Bomb'

    December 1, 2013 9:46 AM 219

    The chief cleric at one of the world's holiest mosques tells Sky News that acts of Jewish prayer could spark a regional war. The supreme leader of the Palestinian Muslims and guardian of Islam's most sacred shrine in the Old City of Jerusalem has warned of an uprising and regional war if Jews attempt to take greater control of the al Aqsa Mosque complex

  • For Egypt’s New Rulers, Familiar Scapegoats

    November 30, 2013 8:51 AM 100

    This week, when Egypt’s military-backed government issued arrest warrants for Alaa Abd El Fattah and Ahmed Maher — two activist bloggers who helped drive the uprising that forced Hosni Mubarak from power in 2011 only to find themselves blamed for inciting unrest by each successive government — the same thought occurred to several readers of their popular

  • Fawning over Egyptian strongman Sisi goes over the top with PJs

    November 30, 2013 2:31 AM 51

    A cult of personality around Egypt's defense minister and de facto leader, Gen. Abdel Fattah Sisi, has gone from fad to farcical with a social media campaign promoting women's pajamas bearing the strongman's image in beribboned uniform and sunglasses. Since the military coup that ousted President Mohamed Morsi and his Islamist government in July, Sisi has been lauded