This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has gone to Liu Xiaobo, a jailed Chinese dissident who has fought for peaceful political reform in China for years.
The United Nations has been heavily criticized in a new report from Refugees International, a U.S.-based charity.
A teenaged blogger in Syria is being charged with espionage. Tal al-Mallouhi was arrested in December 2009 and has been held without charge until this point.
The U.N. released a report today detailing its findings in its examination of war crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo during the 1990s.
A judge in the Ontario Superior Court has ruled that pimping, soliciting and running a brothel should not be made illegal.
When Lady Gaga wore a meat dress to the VMAs, everyone wondered two things: 1) Why? and 2) What was going to happen to the meat? Sadly, it was not cooked and eaten at an afterparty. Instead, the designer of the dress says it will be turned into jerky to preserve it.
Heavy monsoon rains have caused flooding in northern India that has already affected 3 million people, destroying homes, farmlands and holy sites in the process.
International law enforcement body Interpol says the number of extremist websites dedicated to recruiting terrorists has sky-rocketed.
Normally we wouldn’t say anything about something as mundane as an iPad cover … but this one transcends the mundanity.
We had a great time last Friday with people from the ACT:S to End Malaria campaign, Josh Garrels and hundreds of you.
This great article from Wired chronicles the town of Picher, Oklahoma, a town that has been evacuated due to overmining and the resulting toxic water and air.
The poverty rate in the United States has jumped to 14.3%, which is 43.6 million Americans, the highest number in the 51 years the Census Bureau has kept track.
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France is at the center of an immigration and human rights firestorm due to its increased expulsion of Roma from France.
Police in Taiwan arrested a man for stealing a bicycle. But then they learned he took the bike to give to his daughter so she could visit him in the hospital.