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Republican presidential candidates hold TV debate

The Republican presidential candidates are battling it out at a national debate in Florida – the last before the battleground state holds its primary. Earlier, front-runners…

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The dark truth behind the man who claimed he had Bin Laden in his sights

Variously described as a conman, a fantasist, a sociopath, and a super-patriot, Jonathan Keith "Jack" Idema died alone on Saturday of complications relating to Aids, a police official in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo said. The authorities were slow to announce his death as they had trouble identifying the body. No one came to collect his remains, and it ...

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The dark truth behind the man who claimed he had Bin Laden in his sights

Variously described as a conman, a fantasist, a sociopath, and a super-patriot, Jonathan Keith "Jack" Idema died alone on Saturday of complications relating to Aids, a police official in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo said. The authorities were slow to announce his death as they had trouble identifying the body. No one came to collect his remains, and it ...

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UN to discuss action on Syria

France’s UN mission said the Security Council would meet behind closed doors today to discuss the next steps regarding Syria, with council envoys saying the 15-nation body would likely get a new Western-Arab draft resolution. “The UN Security Council will meet in closed consultations this Friday (at) 3pm (8pm Irish time) in New…

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UN to discuss action on Syria

France’s UN mission said the Security Council would meet behind closed doors today to discuss the next steps regarding Syria, with council envoys saying the 15-nation body would likely get a new Western-Arab draft resolution. “The UN Security Council will meet in closed consultations this Friday (at) 3pm (8pm Irish time) in New…

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Cocaine cache gets diplomatic treatment at UN

US Coast Guard crew members offload pounds of cocaine in Miami Beach, Flori… A 16 kilo (35.5 pounds) consignment of cocaine lost by Mexican drug traffickers has turned up in an unlikely place — the United Nations in New York. Police and UN officials Thursday told how two fake UN diplomatic pouches…

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Cocaine cache gets diplomatic treatment at UN

US Coast Guard crew members offload pounds of cocaine in Miami Beach, Flori… A 16 kilo (35.5 pounds) consignment of cocaine lost by Mexican drug traffickers has turned up in an unlikely place — the United Nations in New York. Police and UN officials Thursday told how two fake UN diplomatic pouches…

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NASA’s Kepler telescope team finds 11 new solar systems

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has found 11 new planetary systems, including one with five planets all orbiting closer to their parent star than Mercury circles the Sun, scientists said on Thursday. The discoveries boost the list of confirmed extra-solar planets to 729, including 60 credited to the Kepler team. The telescope, launched in space in…

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NASA’s Kepler telescope team finds 11 new solar systems

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has found 11 new planetary systems, including one with five planets all orbiting closer to their parent star than Mercury circles the Sun, scientists said on Thursday. The discoveries boost the list of confirmed extra-solar planets to 729, including 60 credited to the Kepler team. The telescope, launched in space in…

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Search for survivors, answers after Rio building collapse

AP – A multistory building collapsed in Rio’s center Wednesday evening, leaving rubble strewn over a wide area but confusion about the number of possible victims and the cause. Thick layers of debris covered cars and motorcycles. A neighboring building sustained serious damage,…

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