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‘Occupy Boston’ protesters gather outside ‘fascist’ Fox affiliate

Video has emerged of Occupy Boston protesters yelling outside the local Fox affiliate’s station on Monday. The protesters walked through downtown Boston towards Fox-25′s studio, shouting “Fascist media, corporate media.” Despite being in the shadows of Occupy Wall Street, the Occupy Boston movement has attracted over 3,600 followers on micro-blogging website Twitter. Last…

Debris threatens space station as Atlantis docks: NASA

NASA is tracking a piece of Soviet space debris that could collide with the International Space Station, the US space agency said after the shuttle Atlantis docked on its final mission. The space junk is part of Cosmos 375, a satellite launched in 1970 by the former Soviet Union and…

Debris narrowly misses space station

MOSCOW — An unidentified piece of debris narrowly missed the International Space Station on Tuesday in a rare incident that forced the six-member crew to scramble to their rescue craft. The piece of space junk missed the fragile orbiter by just 250 metres (820 feet), the Interfax news agency quoted…

Wheelchair suicide bomber kills two in Iraq

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber in a wheelchair attacked a police station north of Baghdad on Sunday, killing two people and wounding 17, nine of them policemen, officials said. “A suicide bomber detonated his explosives vest at the entrance to a police station, killing two civilians and wounding 17 people,…

Taliban militant and wife staged attack on Pakistani police

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) – A Taliban militant and his wife carried out a suicide bombing on a police station in Pakistan on Saturday that killed 12 policemen, a Taliban spokesman said on Sunday. The pair, armed with assault rifles and hand grenades, raided the compound and took a…

Bangladeshi woman cuts off rapist’s penis and gives it to police

DHAKA (AFP) – A 40-year-old Bangladeshi woman cut off a man’s penis during an alleged attempted rape and took it to a police station as evidence, police in a remote part of Bangladesh said Monday. The woman, a married mother of three, was attacked while she was sleeping in her…

Shuttle Endeavour prepares to leave space station

WASHINGTON — The US space shuttle Endeavour on Sunday prepared to undock from the International Space Station and jet back to Earth, wrapping up its final journey before entering retirement, NASA said. Endeavour’s last mission is the penultimate flight for the 30-year US shuttle program, which will end for good…

Endeavour spacewalk marks 1,000 hours on station work

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The crew of the US space shuttle Endeavour wrapped up their fourth and final spacewalk Friday, a walkabout that surpassed the 1,000th hour of such trips to build the International Space Station. The marathon seven hour, 24 minute spacewalk began at 7:39 am (0415 GMT) and mission…

US shuttle Endeavour docks at space station

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US space shuttle Endeavour, with six astronauts on board including an Italian, docked at the International Space Station on Wednesday, NASA said. The docking, the next to last for the US shuttle program, took place at 1014 GMT, according to a commentator on NASA TV, which…

Honduras journalist escapes attack after reporting on WikiLeaks cable

The director of an educational radio station in Honduras narrowly escaped an attack by armed gunmen after he spoke on air about a leaked U.S. State Department cable released by WikiLeaks, according to the media rights group Reporters Without Borders. Ten masked gunmen were waiting for Arnulfo Aguilar, the director…

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