Category: World

Ratko Mladic Arrested for War Crimes

Most of us have played the game of manhunt sometime in our lives, you know where you run and try to find every member of the guilty team that was hiding and take them to “jail”.  Ratko Mladic decided to

Iceland’s Volcano Grimsvotn Shows Signs of Erupting

Ok so the end of the world was supposed to start today, May 21st, 2011 and this just in: Iceland’s most active volcano has been confirmed as erupting.  Well that’s great for Mr. Harold Camping as he predicted the end

President Barack Obama settling the feud between Palestine and Israel

President Barack Obama suggested as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s jaw dropped. Borders for Palestine and security for Israel.  Seems simple right?  That is what President Barack Obama seems to think when it comes to settling the feud between Palestine

Queen Elizabeth II makes historic peace visit to Republic of Ireland

DUBLIN, IRELAND— Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday made the first visit by a British Monarch to the Republic of Ireland in order to highlight strong Anglo-Irish relations, as well as the success of peacemaking in Northern Ireland. Irish Army artillery

Stephen Hawking: There is No Afterlife

In some ways, the more we progress as a society and the more knowledge we gain—the harder it may be to engage in faith. For thousands of years, even if humanity didn’t believe in a higher power, they likely believed

John Demjanjuk-Former Nazi Prison Camp Guard-Sentenced

John Demjanjuk, a 91-year-old retired autoworker and a former United States citizen was convicted for a crime he committed over 68 years ago by a Munich court on May 12th, 2011.  World War II is infamous for what the Adolf

Fukushima Lesson on What Could Be Nuclear Power Crisis

Nuclear Power is back in the news today as Japan’s Prime minister Nato Kan, announces that Japan will be abandoning the 2010 plans to build 14 new nuclear reactors by 2030.   In light of the Fukushima Daiichi plant disaster, Kan

Circumstances surrounding bin Laden hideout don’t bode well for Pakistan

ABBOTTABAD, PAKISTAN— The location of Osama bin Laden’s compound—a heavily populated up-scale Pakistani neighborhood just 40 miles northeast of the country’s capital—does not look good for that nation, and maybe the straw that breaks the camel’s back with the U.S.’

White House considering releasing photos of bin Laden’s corpse

WASHINGTON, DC— The Obama administration is determining whether or not to publicly release the photos of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s corpse, a spokesman for the White House announced on Tuesday. Three sets of photos exist of Monday’s early

White House Watches Live Video of Raid, Will and Kate’s Honeymoon Delayed

  Two days after the death of Osama bin Laden and interesting tidbits of information continue to rise as the death of al Qaeda’s main man sends a ripple across the entire world. Prince William and Catherine Middleton were married

Osama bin Laden Represented Terrorism

“Al-Qaeda represents terrorism, not Muslims and we must remember this.” Ibrahim Aljahim, 29, of Detroit, said of bin Laden in USA Today, “He never represented Muslims or anyone else. But he did represent what the hands of fear can do

Syria Hoping to Fill Seat in U.N. Human Rights Council

Talk about hypocrisy, it appears that Syria is looking to fill a seat in the U.N.’s Human Rights Body.  That’s right, after all of the news about the Syrian Security Forces killing and torturing of peaceful protesters, they have decided

Chernobyl, 25 years later

25 years have passed since the disaster of Chernobyl on April 26, 1986.  In Kiev, Ukraine people are currently remembering the tragedy by gathering as priests sing solemn hymns, Ukrainians light candles as a bell tolls 25 times in honor

Japan launches largest search yet for missing tsunami victims

SHICHIGAHAMAMACHI, JAPAN— Japanese troops have begin the slow, morbid duty of searching the northeastern section of the country for the bodies of the nearly 12,000 people still missing from last month’s earthquake and tsunami. The army dispatched 25,000 troops—equipped with

Happy Earth Day

Over the last week there has certainly not been a lack in events. Most would know today as primarily the Holy Friday of Easter tridium (check out DCTeti’s article Good Friday) however April 22nd is the birthday for the modern

Good Friday

Good Friday, also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday or Easter Friday, is a day of mourning. The day that Christians commemorate the passion, and death of Jesus on the cross at Calvary. Many Christians spend this day in fasting,

Two war photographers—one an Oscar-nominated director—killed in Libya

BENGHAZI, LIBYA— Oscar-nominated British film director and acclaimed war photographer Tim Hetherington was killed Wednesday while covering the front lines of the conflict in the northwestern Libyan city of Mistrata. Chris Hondros, an award-winning American photographer, was also killed in

Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, Great & Holy Thursday, and Thursday of Mysteries, is the feast that commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ as he shared the Passover meal with the Disciples. The Mass of

Question of the Day- How Soon Can We Phase-out Nuclear Power? Fukushima Forces Europe to Start Answering

Skepticism against nuclear power amongst Germany’s citizens has been growing, but since Fukushima politicians have been on edge as well. Political strategies appear to be universal, as Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has done a complete 180 from last October