Rainstorms and mudslides have killed at least 38 people on the island of Madeira which is an autonomous region of Portugal though it sits over 500 miles from the mainland.
Keynote speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference Glenn Beck described progressive American politics as a cancer that the nation must rid itself of.
A new study contradicts the popular wisdom that people hide their true selves online suggesting that Facebook profiles are usually an accurate portrait of a person's personality.
As Secretary of State under President Reagan, Chief of Staff for Nixon and Ford and a four star general, Haig was a war hero and once wrongly assumed control of the Presidency.
The GOP are planning to challenge Democratic and Republican incumbents in this year's midterm elections even seeking to oust established members like John McCain.
An investigation has found that a construction company in Rome exchanged sexual favors for government contracts to help rebuild the earthquake-ravaged city of L'Aquila.
The Independent interviews quirky American film director Wes Anderson and finds his quirk and charm to be put on as by an actor in one of his films.
Connecting electric cars to a wider energy grid in places like San Diego could even out electricity production levels and earn consumers money by sharing power with the grid.
Darfur's largest opposition group, the JEM, has signed a temporary peace agreement with the government of Sudan in hopes of creating a framework for peace and a new Sudan.
From vegan condoms to solar powered vibrators, the Chicago Tribune goes out on a leafy limb to explain how to make your sex life more environmentally friendly.
The Dutch cabinet has dissolved after Labor Party members left the government coalition over proposals to extend the Afghanistan mission for its 2,000 troops fighting there.
Bloomberg News reports that stock trading on the New York exchange fell to its lowest level during Tiger Woods' press conference concerning his extramarital affairs.
Twelve French wine sellers have been convicted of passing off wine produced near Toulouse as a higher quality Pinot Noir before selling it on to an American wine distributor.
After giving its students laptops to take home, a Pennsylvania high school is accused of remotely activating the computers' webcams to monitor students' behavior.
Former head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, Mohamed ElBaradei is considered a potential rival to the incumbent Egyptian president and was given a strong welcome upon returning home.