Quantcast
Home » Archives » Latest Headlines (Page 1768)

Former ambassador slams U.S. ‘callousness’ on Pakistan

The former US ambassador to Islamabad on Wednesday criticized Washington’s “callousness” over the killing of Pakistani troops as he called for both nations to rethink how they see each other. Cameron Munter served as ambassador during some of the most difficult times of the turbulent US-Pakistan relationship including the slaying…

Pope Benedict denounces religious hypocrisy in final mass

Pope Benedict XVI urged an end to “religious hypocrisy” and “rivalry” in the Catholic Church as he donned his papal mitre for the last time for an emotional mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Wednesday. The 85-year-old pope was hailed with a standing ovation and waves of applause from a…

Canadian federal police allegedly abused and raped native women

Human Rights Watch accused Canada’s federal police Wednesday of striking fear in the hearts of aboriginal women, offering up testimonies of alleged police threats, abuse and even rape. The fear of police expressed by 50 women and girls interviewed in the north of British Columbia province — the focus of…

Investigators say Dorner’s wallet found inside charred cabin

Forensic scientists still investigating charred remains found in Big Bear cabin where the ex-police officer made his last stand Investigators have reportedly found Christopher Dorner’s wallet beside charred human remains at the forest cabin where he made a last stand, giving California police some peace of mind as they prepared…

Russia considers smoking ban

In a familiar scene of Russian daily life, Ivan Alexandrov smoked a cigarette outside a Moscow metro station as other commuters stepped out of the heavy doors and immediately lit up. But under a draft law already passed by parliament banning smoking in public places, from next year such scenes…

Experts urge U.S. to crack down on fake or diluted medications

Health experts are urging the United States and other countries to boost their ability to identify fake or subpar medicines and close loopholes that allow products to be falsified or diluted. In an international system in which different companies in many countries make ingredients for single treatments, no country alone…

Nugent tells Voice of America reporter: ‘I’m the f—ing voice of America!’

As promised, rocker and gun enthusiast Ted Nugent was on his best behavior at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, but he let loose with some colorful criticism afterward. It was bizarre enough seeing the provocative Nugent — who made comments against the president last year…

Thompson Reuters plans to cut 2,500 jobs

Global media group Thomson Reuters said on Wednesday that it would cut 2,500 jobs in its financial products division by the end of the year as part of a cost-cutting drive. Chief executive James Smith announced the cuts as he released the company’s quarterly and annual financial results, saying the…

Swedish golfer stabs self with golf tee to extract dangerous spider venom

A quick-thinking Swedish golfer has told how she used a tee to extract venom from her leg after being bitten by a dangerous spider during a qualifying tournament in Australia. The Swedish Golf Federation reported on their website how 24-year-old Daniela Holmqvist saw a redback spider on her lower leg…

Unsold Valentine’s Day gifts rot in war-torn Damascus

Red roses, tulips, heart-shaped toys and teddy bears cram the stands of Rawda Flowers in an upscale district of Damascus, but with war raging few people have indulged in gifts for Valentine’s Day. “My business is almost dead. Most of my old clients, who once came to buy bouquets for…

Google+