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New study challenges consensus scientific belief that sharks are ‘living fossils’

Modern sharks are not “living fossil” replicas of their prehistoric ancestors but have evolved significantly…

Archeologists’ findings may prove Rome a century older than thought

It is already known as the eternal city, and if new archeological findings prove correct…

Study: Spanking doesn’t work, but average 4-year-old is spanked 936 times per year anyway

New research published in the Journal of Family Psychology indicates not only that parents punish…

Ancient erotic art offers glimpse of China’s lost sexual philosophy

Ancient paintings of fornicating Chinese couples and phalluses made of stone are among items that…

Tech News

Canadian ‘Digital Privacy Act’ threatens to be a boon to Internet trolls

Canadian ‘Digital Privacy’ Bill Actually Puts Everyone’s Privacy At Risk; Will Be A Boon To…

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom launches the Internet Party as he fights extradition to the U.S.

By Naomi Tajitsu AUCKLAND (Reuters) – Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom holds court while bathing in…

Media

Actor Ted Neeley hopes Pope Francis will attend ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ in Rome

Ted Neeley, the original lead in “Jesus Christ Superstar”, is back four decades on as…

Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Missouri concert date

Pop star Miley Cyrus has been hospitalized and has had to cancel a concert in…

U.S. News

Michigan mayor bans atheist City Hall display to not upset Christian ‘Prayer Station’

A Michigan mayor who says that he believes in freedom of religion has refused to…

Federal appeals court: Companies can’t litigate in secret to protect their image

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – In a victory for consumers, a federal appeals court on…

Wisconsin passes law to curb private custody transfers of children

By Megan Twohey NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wisconsin has adopted a law to limit private…

Scandal-plagued California city’s ex-manager gets 12 years in prison for corruption

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The former city administrator of Bell, California, who…

Pension lawsuit from Rhode Island retired public employees allowed to proceed

(Reuters) – A lawsuit by retired Rhode Island public employees over the state’s sweeping 2011…

World

Drug cartel leader on Treasury blacklist arrested in Mexico

Police have arrested the deputy leader of the Beltran Leyva drug cartel in Mexico City as he visited the capital,…

Looters take advantage of Brazilian police strike in World Cup host city

Looting broke out in Salvador de Bahia, one of the host cities for this year’s World Cup in Brazil, as…

Sexual violence against Egypt women ‘goes unpunished’: report

Sexual violence against women has been rife since the 2011 uprising in Egypt, where hundreds of female protesters have been…

NATO to deploy more forces in eastern Europe

NATO said Wednesday it will deploy additional air, sea and land forces in eastern Europe in response to the worsening…

Pro-Russian militants take two Ukrainian soldiers hostage in Lugansk

Ukraine’s defence ministry said on Wednesday that pro-Russian militants had taken two of its soldiers “hostage” in the separatist eastern…

Nigeria parents face ‘nightmare’ after mass kidnap by Islamists

Desperate Nigerian parents pleaded Wednesday for an end to their “nightmare” after Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped more than 100 girls…

South Korean ferry carrying 450 passengers sinks during trip to resort island

South Korean coastguard vessels and helicopters pulled passengers off a stricken ferry as it sank Wednesday off the southern coast…

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