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."
The August issue of Our State magazine takes a look at the things that make North Carolina southern. It features grits, tobacco barns, screen doors, kudzu, swamps, Cheerwine, and Rulfton - otherwise known as Rutherfordton, NC - the county seat of Rutherford County.