“No great American has suffered more cruelly and undeservedly at the hands of historians than Ulysses S. Grant,” writes The New Republic.
US Vice President Joe Biden’s son has said he won’t run for the Senate seat vacated by his father – striking another blow for the Democrats.
A woman who was considering IVF treatment after failing to conceive a child for more than four years has given birth to a little girl after using an iPhone application to get pregnant.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s adopted children have been made into “fashion accessories” in a new online game which also encourages young children to administer contraceptives.
Air New Zealand is offering what it calls “the first major improvement in economy class travel in 20 years”: the provision of beds in coach class flights.
President Karzai of Afghanistan has proposed a “Taliban amnesty” whereby Taliban names would be removed from a UN blacklist imposing travel restrictions and asset freezes.
Ali Hassan al-Majeed, an Iraqi general and cousin of former dictator Saddam Hussein, known widely as “Chemical Ali,” was hanged yesterday, having received four death sentences.
The world’s astronomical experts are gathering at the Royal Society in London to discuss aliens, with notable scientists agreeing that on a balance of probabilities “they exist.”
World of Warcraft gamers are being encouraged to upgrade their Adobe Flash players after a glitch was discovered that could make their accounts vulnerable to hackers.
New research suggests that prescribing the female hormone estrogen to women with emotional disorders might protect them from contracting schizophrenia.
A defeat of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s quest for another four-year term could raise the risk of a “double dip” recession, economists have warned.
Aliens visiting Earth will be “just like humans”, sporting faults such as greed, violence and exploitation of the weak, according to claims by a leading scientist at Cambridge University.
An aircraft, suspected to be a US drone, has crashed in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region according to officials and local residents.
Cambodia’s government-run drug rehabilitation centers have been accused of torturing addicts with “sadistic violence” such as electric shocks by human rights groups.
The parliamentary elections in Afghanistan have been postponed from May to September in a move to avoid a repetition of the massive electoral fraud that marred last year’s polls.