Prisoner Bitten On Privates By Rat

A New York man Peter Solomon claims a rat bit his genitals while he was being held in a New York prison is to be allowed to sue the authorities. The Vietnam vet says the rat emerged from a
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Mass Deaths in Wildlife

Lately some very strange events have been happening in the wildlife: numerous animal, bird and fish deaths are recorded all over the world for an unknown reason. Here is just a short list of countries where these suspicious events took place: Brazil: 100 tonnes of dead fish were washed ashore near (more...)

Saakashvili Held Meetings in US Congress

Speaker of the House John Boehner released a special statement after the meeting with Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili in Washington on January 12. Saakashvili became the first foreign leader to meet with Boehner. He thanked Georgian leader for a productive discussion: "The Georgian people understand all too well that the rights of (more...)

A US Congresswoman Has Been Shot

Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords, 40, was shot at close range during a public meeting in Tucson, Arizona. The doctor treating her said he was "very optimistic about her recovery". The dead included a nine-year-old girl and a federal judge. A suspect named by US media as Arizona resident Jared Loughner, 22, was (more...)

2010 Census Data Show Population Shift to South

The first results from the 2010 U.S. census reflect a modest overall population growth over the past 10 years, with continued population shifts toward Southern and Western states. These data will be used to determine how the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are (more...)

Giving (Almost) All of It Away

The two richest men in the United States, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, are encouraging other billionaires, in the United States and abroad, to give away the bulk of their fortunes to philanthropic causes. Gates, a co-founder of the software giant Microsoft Corporation, and Buffett, chairman of the (more...)

U.S. to Host World Press Freedom Day 2011

The United States is pleased to announce that it will host UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day event in 2011, from May 1 - May 3 in Washington, D.C. UNESCO is the only UN agency with the mandate to promote freedom of expression and its corollary, freedom (more...)

U.S. Senate Ratifies New START Treaty

The U.S. Senate ratified the New START arms reduction treaty between the United States and Russia that will reduce each nation’s nuclear arsenals to their lowest levels in more than a half century. The Senate gave its approval by a vote of 71 to 26 December 22. The (more...)

Russian Ministry Hosts “U.S. Student Body Presidents”

Student body presidents representing U.S. colleges and universities across the United States went to Russia in November to meet their counterparts in what many officials and academics hope will be the first of many such exchanges in coming years. It was the first fully funded program sponsored by a (more...)

The Richest Dog In Florida

Gail Posner was a member of one of Miami Beach's richest and most notorious families, but she died without so much as an obit in the Herald and with most of her family refusing to comment. Now a legal battle is brewing surrounding her will that has led the Wall (more...)

A British Judge Released Julian Assange On Bail

A British judge released 39-year-old Australian Julian Assange on bail. Assange has spent nine days in a London jail after Sweden issued an arrest warrant for him over allegations of sexual misconduct made by two female. He spoke to journalists and supporters waiting in the snow outside Britain's High Court five hours (more...)

Upholding Human Rights Remains Challenging

As 2010 comes to a close and much of the free world concludes commemorations of the 62nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights , Michael Posner, assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, shares his views in the following interview. Q: What (more...)

The Heaviest Snow Has Seen For Many A Year

The USA takes a snow pounding. Heavy snow fell fast and hard making driving difficult. Huge swathes of the US received a blizzard warning included Chicago, the state of Iowa, large parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin and sections of North and South Dakota, Missouri and Michigan. Than the snow has moved (more...)

Americans Spend As Much Time Using TV as Internet

According to a survey released by Forrester, Americans are spending as many hours online as they do in front of their TV screens. The Internet has long captivated the attention of younger Americans to a greater extent than TV and is now proving more popular to Gen X (ages 31 to (more...)

U.S. Envoy Rice on U.N. Contest for Youth

Ambassador Rice Announces UN Security Council Youth Event: "Your World, Your Future:  Voices of a New Generation”. Call for Worldwide Submissions by Young People. Deadline is December 14, 2010 As part of its December Presidency of the UN Security Council, the United States will host an innovative event to bring the (more...)