South Sudan's president has sacked his entire cabinet, in an apparent power struggle with other senior leaders. Salva Kiir issued a decree dismissing all ministers and deputy ministers, as well as Vice-President Riek Machar. No clear reason was given for the sackings, but analysts say Mr Kiir and Mr Machar have been embroiled in a power struggle for months.
Kirk Cameron's evangelical-themed film, "Unstoppable," faced some ungodly obstacles when it was banned from both Facebook and YouTube recently. On July 18, Cameron took to his Facebook page to alert fans that links to the website for "Unstoppable" had been blocked by the social network for allegedly being "abusive," "unsafe" and "spammy."
The loss of bees and other pollinators around the world is already cause for concern. Now two researchers who studied bumblebees in Colorado have added a new worry, identifying the perils of bumblebee infidelity not to other bees, but to their floral partners. Berry J.
US regulators have said menthol cigarettes are more harmful than other cigarettes, but stopped short of limiting their sale. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it would seek consultation on possible restrictions for the products. The agency said that while mint-flavoured cigarettes may be just as toxic as others, it was easier to start smoking them and harder to quit.
LONDON - After a long day spent in the privacy of a hospital maternity suite, Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, emerged on Tuesday evening into the public spotlight outside, taking turns cradling their infant son, with Prince William telling reporters massed on the sidewalk that "We're still working on a name."
Venezuela says it has "ended" steps towards restoring diplomatic ties with the US, after comments by the woman nominated as the next envoy to the UN. Samantha Power said this week she would seek to combat what she called the "crackdown on civil society" in countries including Venezuela.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Will drivers nationwide be pulling up to gas station pumps that sell E15 now that the Supreme Court has declined to block sales of the fuel that is a gas blend containing 15% ethanol?
In a word: No. The reasons why are a bit more complex but have to do with the potential damage to older cars and motorcycles that E15 can do and the industry's opposition to making the switch nationwide to the cheaper and cleaner fuel.
A year ago, Eugene Han and Kirstin Davis had a movie date transform into a nightmare when they were caught in the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo. Han heroically took two bullets in his hip and knee while shielding Davis, but soon after the shooting Han realized there were internal wounds no one could protect her from. Davis, once lively and carefree, became fearful and withdrawn. So to reclaim the day that had traumatized them both, when Han proposed to Davis in April, they decided to marry on the one-year anniversary of the shooting and transform the meaning of July 20 in their lives. As Han said, "We want to show other people you can make it a happier day."
A year ago, Eugene Han and Kirstin Davis had a movie date transform into a nightmare when they were caught in the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colo. Han heroically took two bullets in his hip and knee while shielding Davis, but soon after the shooting Han realized there were internal wounds no one could protect her from.
Tree loss in one of the world's largest rainforests has slowed, a study suggests. Satellite images of Africa's Congo Basin reveal that deforestation has fallen by about a third since 2000. Researchers believe this is partly because of a focus on mining and oil rather than commercial agriculture, where swathes of forest are cleared.
Pope Francis is due to fly to Brazil for his first foreign trip, which will be taking place amid high security. The pontiff will be greeted by some two million young people from all over the world at the Roman Catholic World Youth Day festival in Rio de Janeiro.