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Edward Snowden has been holding a meeting with leading human rights groups and lawyers at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow

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Edward Snowden has been holding a meeting with leading human rights groups and lawyers at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow. The fugitive US intelligence leaker requested the meeting with around 10 activists in the airport transit zone. Edward Snowden told activists he was seeking political asylum in Russia. He had earlier dropped his application when Moscow said he could stay only if he stopped lea...

Magomed Kartashov is founder and leader of a group called The Union of the Just which reportedly promotes the application of Islamic Sharia law

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...ey called home. Much of the focus has been on Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s six-month visit to Dagestan, a restive region in southern Russia that is home to an Islamist militant insurgency. They want to know if and how Tamerlan Tsarnaev attempted to join militant groups there. Earlier, a U.S. official confirmed to ABC News that investigators are also looking into Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s contacts wit...

A 1946 cartoon, produced by Disney in collaboration with Kotex, explains the story of menstruation

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A 1946 cartoon, produced by Disney in collaboration with Kotex, explains “the story of menstruation” – and as the first film to use the word vagina, it was played to 105 million students in health classes across the country. Complete with a soothing-sounding narrator and plenty of wide-eyed illustrations, the film avoids all mentions of sexuality and reproduction, instead emphasizing the im...

Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull in 1969

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...-70s, retains the policeman’s forensic memory for the events of nearly half a century ago. And, once and for all, he can put an end to the infamous Mars bar story. He was one of 18 Sussex officers acting on a tip-off that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, plus five male friends and Marianne Faithfull – the lone female – were involved in a drugs party at the house at which “Sunshine”, a new...

Ten-year-old Mia Robertson was born with a cleft lip and palate

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Duck Dynasty’s Mia Robertson, the 10-year-old daughter of Jase and Missy Robertson, was born with a cleft lip and palate. Missy and Jase Robertson recently launched the Mia Moo Fund, whose slogan is “Because Every Kid Deserves A Smile,” to raise awareness and help children with similar problems. Missy Robertson revealed the story of Mia’s cleft lip and palate on the fund website...

Patrick Stewart has become something of a social media sensation with his Halloween lobster costume

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...something of a social media sensation with his Halloween lobster costume Patrick Stewart opened with a poignant line about the Rob Ford and Rand Paul scandals that knocked Jon Stewart back. Jon Stewart quickly turned the conversation away from world politics because he wanted to know everything about the lobster costume. Patrick Stewart’s Halloween getup has a sweet story behind it, but it still m...

Ron Woodroof was diagnosed with AIDS in 1986 and given just six months to live

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Ron Woodroof’s family helped Matthew McConaughey to reveal the true story of courage that inspired actor’s breathtaking transformation in new movie The Dallas Buyers Club. Sharon Woodroof Braden, 70, and Yvette Carroll, 42, have had years to try to come to terms with the agony of losing Ron Woodroof – Sharon’s brother and Yvette’s father to AIDS. But Matthew McConaughey’s astonishing...

Troy Davis was convicted of the August 19, 1989, murder of Georgia police officer Mark MacPhail

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...eapon was never found, and no physical evidence linked Troy Davis to the crime. Throughout his trial and subsequent appeals, Troy Davis has maintained his innocence but was sentenced to death in August 1991. Seven of nine witnesses to the murder changed or recanted their testimony in recent years. Several stated they had felt pressure by police to implicate Troy Davis. New witnesses implicated Syl...

James J. Braddock, a Croatian journalist, is accusing Angelina Jolie, 36, of stealing the story behind her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey

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Angelina Jolie is being sued for the second time in a month. This time, James J. Braddock, a Croatian journalist, is accusing Angelina Jolie, 36, of stealing the story behind her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey. In legal documents obtained by RadarOnline, James J. Braddock claims that an article he wrote and published in 2007 is the basis for the film, which Angelina Jolie wrote...

Marian Graham and her daughter Shannon.

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...Mummy’s ring on my engagement finger when I came home but that has nothing to do with him. He didn’t ask me to marry him.” On the day of the murders, Marian, Shannon and Cathy had planned to book their tickets home after Shannon returned from the boat trip. They were due to return to Newry this week. “Mum was supposed to have dinner ready for me when I got back,” said Shannon. “She wasn’t going an...

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer first appeared in a 1939 book written by Robert L. May, one of the Montgomery Ward's advertising copywriters

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...ross it while looking for something else. “No one on staff currently knew we had it. I pulled it out and all the pieces started falling out. It was just a mess,” Peter Carini said. The scrapbook, which has since been restored and catalogued, includes Robert L. May’s list of possible names for his story’s title character – from Rodney and Rollo to Reginald and Romeo. There’s...

JRR Tolkien’s translation of the Old English poem Beowulf is to be published for the first time, nearly nine decades after it was completed

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JRR Tolkien’s translation of the Old English poem Beowulf is to be published for the first time, nearly nine decades after it was completed. JRR Tolkien’s estate has signed a deal with HarperCollins to release it as a book in May. JRR Tolkien’s translation of the Old English poem Beowulf is to be published for the first time, nearly nine decades after it was completed The new work Beowulf:...

CNN presenter Anderson Cooper has publicly announced that he is gay

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CNN presenter Anderson Cooper has publicly announced that he is gay. In an email published online, Anderson Cooper said he was proud of his sexuality and had decided to speak out in case anyone thought he was ashamed. The son of socialite Gloria Vanderbilt, he said he had not previously spoken out on his sexual orientation for personal and professional reasons. CNN said it had no comment and ther...

Controversy and criticism has surrounded work on the fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

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DSM-5, an update to one of the most important manuals in mental health – known as the bible of psychiatry – is to be published later. Controversy and criticism has surrounded work on the fifth version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Some say the rulebook will turn normal behavior, like grief or childhood temper tantrums, into mental illness. The m...

Alice Munro is only the 13th woman to win the prize since its inception in 1901

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...s inception in 1901. Previous winners include literary giants such as Rudyard Kipling, Toni Morrison and Ernest Hemingway. Presented by the Nobel Foundation, the award – which is presented to a living writer – is worth 8 million kronor. Last year’s recipient was Chinese novelist Mo Yan. Alice Munro, who began writing in her teenage years, published her first story, The Dimensions...

A Florida research team tracking the dispersal of hatchling loggerhead turtles has resorted to the nail salon to help fit tiny tags to the endangered creatures

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...of female loggerheads will nest in Florida. When their hatchlings emerge 40-70 days later, they make a mad dash for the water and swim out into the open ocean. Researchers have some information on the movements of these neonates from strandings and bycatch, but those first few years in the Atlantic are largely “lost years” to science. It may be up to a decade before these wanderers ret...

Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel into space, has died aged 61

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Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel into space, has died aged 61, 17 months after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. “Sally’s historic flight into space captured the nation’s imagination and made her a household name,” Sally Ride Science foundation said in a statement. She blasted off in the US space shuttle Challenger in June 1983. Sally Ride was not the...

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West plan to wed following the upcoming birth of their baby girl

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...for a while during the divorce.” Kim Kardashian even has put together “a folder of houses she’s seen and all her recent scans and medical reports” to keep Kanye West involved in the pregnancy despite his busy schedule. Related search articles:kanye west bulge what john banners daughters wedding outrageous photho of kim kardashian see-throuth skirt upcoming 2014 animes new anime 2014 list Upcoming...

The Fox drama Glee will pay tribute to Whitney Houston in an upcoming episode

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...fully say thank you for her music.” The Fox drama Glee will pay tribute to Whitney Houston in an upcoming episode Lea Michele, who plays Rachel in Glee, recently posted on Twitter that the cast were paying tribute to a star, saying: “Starting a new episode today. A very special tribute to one of the worlds most amazing singers. Very excited about this one.” The actress later add...

Scarlett Johansson is rumored to portray Hillary Clinton in the upcoming biopic, Rodham

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Henrique Capriles has told a crowd of supporters not to feel intimidated and to vote in upcoming local elections

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Henrique Capriles – Venezuela’s opposition leader – has told a crowd of supporters not to feel intimidated and to vote in upcoming local elections. Speaking in the capital, Caracas, Henrique Capriles said not voting on December 8 could be “very costly”. Henrique Capriles was speaking as thousands turned out for a day of protest. On Wednesday, the National Assembly ga...

Researchers have found that the teams responsible for the Flame and Stuxnet cyber-attacks worked together in the early stages of each threat's development

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...nce” to share source code. “What we have found is very strong evidence that Stuxnet/Duqu and Flame cyber-weapons are connected,” Kaspersky Lab said. Alexander Gostev, chief security expert at the Russian-based security company added: “The new findings that reveal how the teams shared source code of at least one module in the early stages of development prove that the groups...

Barack Obama and his rival Mitt Romney are on track to raise more than $2 billion by Election Day

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...d the kind of support they are attracting. Wall Street has invested more heavily in Mitt Romney than any White House candidate in memory, according to the New York Times, which obtained the disclosures last night. Employees of financial firms have given more than $18 million to the ex-financier’s campaign. They have also donated hundreds of millions more to so-called “super PACS” – groups working...

The clashes in Tana River district, Coast Province, took place late on Tuesday between the Orma and Pokomo groups

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...ath with machetes, he said. The clash is the worst single incident since violence rocked the country after disputed polls four years ago. The clashes in Tana River district, Coast Province, took place late on Tuesday between the Orma and Pokomo groups Regional deputy police chief Joseph Kitur told AFP news agency that those killed were either hacked to death or burned alive when their huts were s...

Catholic and veterans groups in Poland are protesting against Madonna’s concert in the Polish capital because it falls on the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising

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Catholic and veterans groups in Poland are protesting against Madonna’s concert in the Polish capital because it falls on the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising. Some are urging ticket-holders to boycott Wednesday’s show, which comes 68 years after the city’s failed revolt against Nazi occupation began. Organizers of the concert have agreed to show a short clip about the events of 194...