Powerful earthquake hits Japan

Powerful earthquake hits Japan

A strong earthquake struck Friday off the coast of northeastern Japan in the same region that was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. Authorities issued a warning of a possible tsunami. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 and struck…

Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge, Is Pregnant

Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge, Is Pregnant

Here’s the news you’ve been waiting for, royal watchers: “The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby, St James’s Palace has announced.” (BBC News) That would be Catherine, wife of Prince William (the Duke of Cambridge). They, of course, are the potential future king and queen. The BBC adds that: “A spokesman…

World AIDS Day today

The United Nations’ (UN) World AIDS Day will be observed today across the world, including Turkey and U.S., to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic.…

The 10 Best Books of 2012, according to New York Times

The 10 Best Books of 2012, according to New York Times

The New York Times has picked the 10 best books of 2012. Here are the lists:…

David Petraeus Resigns As CIA Director, Citing Extramarital Affair

David Petraeus Resigns As CIA Director, Citing Extramarital Affair

Gen. David Petraeus has resigned as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, MSNBC reports. MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell broke the news Friday afternoon, reading Petraeus’ resignation letter on air. Petraeus wrote in the letter to the CIA staff on Friday that he had gone to the White House on Thursday and asked the…

Republican candidate always wins on the November 6th elections

When the U.S. Presidential election is held on November 6th the Republican candidate always wins.…

Eid Moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia, UAE

Eid Moon not sighted in Saudi Arabia, UAE

Muslims in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirate (UAE) will celebrate Eid Al Fitr on Sunday as Shawal moon has not been sighted in the kingdom on Saturday. According to the authorities, the moon-sighting committees had not not received any evidence, the Muslim festival would be celebrated in Saudi Arabia…

Julian Assange Seeks Asylum In Ecuador

Ecuador’s foreign minister said Tuesday that WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange has taken refuge in the South American nation’s embassy in London and is seeking political asylum. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said Ecuador is weighing the request.…

‘Fahrenheit 451’ Author Ray Bradbury Dies At 91

‘Fahrenheit 451’ Author Ray Bradbury Dies At 91

Ray Bradbury, author of The Martian Chroniclesand Fahrenheit 451, died Tuesday. He was 91. Bradbury was known for his futuristic tales — but he never used a computer, or even drove a car. Bradbury made his mark in the literary world with The Martian Chronicles, a collection of short stories released in 1950. During…

Ousted president Hosni Mubarak given life sentence

Ousted president Hosni Mubarak given life sentence

Ousted president Hosni Mubarak given life sentence for failing to prevent killing of protesters. Follow Ahram Online’s blow-by-blow account for reactions to Saturday’s verdict  The court room has turned into a scene of impassioned protest. Chants of “False, False, False” and “The people demand the removal of the regime.” The…