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Approaching weather prompts NY Mayor to close beaches, parks

A weather disturbance moving northward along the southeastern US coastline with forecasters predicting gusty winds, rain with the possibility of snow, and higher waves in the New York and surrounding…

Smartphone apps may be illegal: Australian state government

Smartphone apps may be illegal: Australian state government

The state government of NSW warned on Friday smartphone apps that allow Australians to book private cars instead of taxis may be illegal. The warning comes amid the release of…

First Australian deaths from use of bath salts

A central coast truck driver, Glenn Punch, 44, and his girlfriend, Rachael Hickel, 42, injected a drug while in the cabin of his truck one afternoon two weeks ago; they…

Israeli psychiatric institution shut down amid suspicions of patient abuse

Israel’s Health Ministry shut down a psychiatric hospital on Thursday, one day after a raid that included two hundred policemen, which resulted in the detention and questioning of 70 medical…

Cpl Daniel Keighran receives Victoria Cross for Australia

Corporal Daniel Keighran became the third Australian on Friday to receive the Victoria Cross for Australia – the nation’s highest military honor. “It was just utter surprise – I had…

Senkaku Islands: Mitsubishi cuts car exports, US encourages diplomacy

Japan’sMitsubishi Motors said on Thursday it plans to cut automobile exports to China by 50%, resulting in an export of about 1,750 cars to the country as opposed to 3,500.…

Bollywood celebs observe Dussehra on Twitter

Indians all over the world on Wednesday celebrated Dussehra, a festival of good over evil and a festival heralding the arrival of Winter after a scorching summer. The festival has…

Russian-US crew launches to ISS

A Soyuz carrying two Russians and one American launched on Tuesday, marking the 115th flight of a Syouz spacecraft and the first time since 1985 that launch pad 31 at…

Study of increase in traffic tickets issued around end of month inconclusive

A researcher, Robert Picard – a student at the University of North Florida, published the results of his informal study on Thursday to address the rumor that says police issue…

Mars Curiosity makes new find – part of itself

The Mars Curiosity rover, on its 63rd martian day, snapped photos of a small, bright object on the surface of Mars – the object was identified on Tuesday. Scientists had…