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Trio win Nobel Physics Prize for supernovae research

Researchers Saul Perlmutter and Adam Riess of the United States and US-Australian Brian Schmidt won the 2011 Nobel Physics PrizeTuesday for their research on supernovae, the Nobel jury said. “They have studied several dozen exploding stars, called supernovae, and discovered that the universe is expanding at an ever-accelerating rate,” it said, adding that their discovery had…

Al-Jazeera Egypt shut down for ‘sowing dissent’

CAIRO — The satellite channel Al-Jazeera Egypt said on Sunday the authorities had prevented it from broadcasting, after entering its offices and confiscating transmission equipment. Ahmed Zain, the channel’s chief in Cairo, told AFP that police, officers from the culture ministry and representatives of Egypt’s public broadcaster had also seized…

Book showing Ikea founder had deeper Nazi ties makes waves

STOCKHOLM — The founder of Ikea admitted long ago he foolishly flirted with Nazism in his youth, but a new book is making waves in Sweden with claims his ties to the fascist movement went much deeper than he has acknowledged. Ingvar Kamprad, the 85-year-old Swedish billionaire who founded and…

Norway gunman ‘wanted government to resign’

Anders Behring Breivik demanded that Norway’s government resign and King Harald V abdicate before he would reveal more about his confessed bombing and shooting spree that killed 77 people, Norwegian public broadcaster NRK reported. The 32-year-old rightwing extremist also called for the resignation of the Norwegian military’s top brass and…

Trust in Fox News plummets: poll

In the space of one year, Fox News has lost its perch as the most trusted TV news network in the US and is now average at best, a new survey has found. A poll gauging public trust in TV news has found that PBS is the most trusted name…

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