The French public is in uproar over a poster campaign to discourage young people from smoking which shows teenagers kneeling in front of a man, as if simulating oral sex.
Procrastinating at work on Twitter and Facebook might actually make us more productive and have positive benefits on our work and boost creativity, according to new research.
The number of US fatalities in the Afghanistan war is nearing 1,000, “a grim milestone”, more than eight years after the Taliban was toppled from power.
The Salon’s Laura Miller gives a word to the to wannabe writers - summarising the rules for writing fiction and advice from the point of view of a consumer rather than a fellow scribe.
The fossilised jawbone, teeth and scales of an enormous 10-meter predatory shark, which would have roamed the seas around 89m years ago, have been dug up in Kansas, USA.
Three Google, Inc. executives have been convicted on privacy charges by a Milan court for transmitting a video showing the bullying of a youth with Down’s syndrome.
After winning the unanimous backing of Latin America and the Caribbean in its claim to sovereignty over the Falklands Islands, Argentina is seeking a UN ruling over the row.
Dissent and unrest is rife across Europe as workers and activists from different countries strike and riot in rejection of government plans to cut spending and impose austerity policies.
Amid fears that the new Obama administration will impose tighter strictures on guns, gun rights activists are pushing their State governments to loosen gun laws.
Iran is planning to release “irrefutable evidence” that terrorist ringleader Abdolmalek Rigi was “aided and abetted” by the US government before his arrest, according to Press TV.
A controversial Christian “child training” practice has come under fire from other Christians who deem its processes “abusive” rather than disciplinarian.
Former vice president Dick Cheney has been hospitalised after experiencing chest pains, having previously had four heart attacks.
A Twitter typo served as inspiration for a super fast and convenient way of paying for goods online called Twitpay, invented by Alabama-based computer programmer Michael Ivey.
A regular system of 26 symbols thought to be the origins of written language crop up in stone carvings throughout the prehistoric world – now experts are trying to decipher their meaning.
The Independent’s Patrick Cockburn says the “rapid apologies” by Nato forces after the killing of Afghan civilians “show a significant political and military change in the Afghan war”.