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Russian scientists expect to meet aliens by 2031

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian scientists expect humanity to encounter alien civilizations within the next two decades, a top Russian astronomer predicted on Monday. “The genesis of life is as inevitable as the formation of atoms… Life exists on other planets and we will find it within 20 years,” Andrei Finkelstein,…

Warcrimes court to seek Libya arrest warrants on May 16

THE HAGUE (AFP) – International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Friday he would seek arrest warrants on May 16 for three people considered most responsible for crimes against humanity in Libya. “On 16 May 2011, the Office of the Prosecutor will request the pre trial chamber of the International…

All of humanity could shift to solar, wind energy in less than 25 years, policy study group claims

Humankind has the technology, resources and capabilities to adapt to and help avert serious climate change and the crunch of a dwindling energy economy, if only the political will can be mustered — and it’s not just idealistic progressives who are saying so anymore. In a recent report, the British…

Libya attacks could be crime against humanity: court

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor said on Monday military attacks against civilians in Libya could be a crime against humanity and warrant the launch of a full investigation within days. The United Nations Security Council on Saturday imposed sanctions on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and…

UN orders sanctions on Kadhafi over crackdown

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – The UN Security Council unanimously ordered an arms embargo against Libya, a travel and assets ban on Moamer Kadhafi’s regime and a crimes against humanity investigation into the bloodshed. The council made a new demand for an immediate end to attacks on civilians by Kadhafi loyalists…

Pope’s immunity to prosecution may be challenged in Britain

Protests are growing against Pope Benedict XVI’s planned trip to Britain, where some lawyers question whether the Vatican’s implicit statehood status should shield the pope from prosecution over sex crimes by pedophile priests. More than 10,000 people have signed a petition on Downing Street’s web site against the pope’s 4-day…

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