Quantcast
Home » Archives » Latest Headlines (Page 2130)

Solar plane lands in Morocco on historic flight

A solar plane made history Tuesday by landing in the Moroccan capital after flying across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain on the world’s first intercontinental flight in a plane powered by the sun. Bertrand Piccard, a 54-year-old Swiss psychiatrist and balloonist, landed Solar Impulse at 11:30 pm (2230 GMT)…

Blood test ‘can save breast cancer patients’ lives’

A simple blood test can save lives by helping doctors swiftly diagnose whether a patient with early breast cancer faces high risk of death or relapse after treatment, specialists said Wednesday. Tumour cells in a blood sample, when taken at an early stage of the disease, are an accurate predictor of a patient’s survival chances, the team…

Russian lawmakers pass controversial protest bill

Russia’s upper house on Wednesday adopted a controversial bill that would greatly increase fines for opposition protesters, hours after the lower house approved the measure in a stormy midnight vote. The Federation Council passed the bill with 132 in favour, one voteagainst and one abstention. It now just needs to be signed byPresident Vladimir…

Guns N’ Roses Axl Rose robbed after private gig

Thieves stole gold necklaces and diamonds worth around 200,000 dollars (160,000 euros) from Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose as the singer gave a private concert in Paris, a police source said Wednesday. The theft from Rose’s dressing room late Tuesday enraged the 50-year-old singer from the US supergroup and police were called in to calm…

U.S. writer Philip Roth wins top Spanish literary award

US writer Philip Roth, whose works include the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “American Pastoral”, has been awarded Spain’s prestigious Prince of Asturias literature award, organisers said Wednesday. The 79-year-old edged out 23 other contenders to take the 50,000-euro (60,000-dollar) prize, one of eight given in different fields by the Asturias Foundation each year. The…

NATO airstrike kills ‘at least 15 Afghan civilians’

At least 15 civilians, including women and children, were killed in aNATO airstrike on a home in Afghanistan’s Logar province south of Kabul, Afghan officials said Wednesday. NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said “multiple insurgents” were killed in the airstrike, which was ordered after troops came under fire from insurgents. But deputy provincial police…

Bilderberg 2012: Mitt Romney and Bill Gates were there

Another conference over. Charlie Skelton talks to some of the 800 activists outside the gates to find out what they learned What a Bilderberg it’s been. Big names, big money, big decisions, big crowds. Somewhere around 800 activists outside the gates (up from about a dozen in 2009), and inside?…

Bath salts: Gruesome Miami attack adds to drug’s bizarre history

Bath salts: Gruesome Miami attack adds to drug's bizarre history (via The Christian Science Monitor) Months before the lurid case of a Miami man who allegedly cannibalized a homeless man’s face, police and emergency officials as far flung as Maine and Louisiana were coping with their own surreal 911 calls…

U.S. pulls plug on Pakistani ‘Sesame Street’

The United States has cut funding to a popular Pakistani version of the children’s program “Sesame Street” amid allegations of fraud and abuse, a US official said Tuesday. The program, run under the umbrella of the US-based Sesame Workshop by a local theater group, had been awarded some $20 million…

Climate change to cost Latin America $100 billion by 2050

Global warming could exact a devastating toll on the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean, with costs possibly exceeding $100 billion by 2050, the Inter-American Development Bank warned Tuesday. In a new report, the Washington-based organization also called for “forceful” reductions in greenhouse gases to forestall some of the…

Google+