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NASA arrives to aid trapped Chilean miners

Advisers from NASA are in Chile to assist in the rescue of the trapped Chilean miners. It's estimated to be months until they are rescued...
Farmington Mine Disaster

Jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo awarded Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel committee rebukes Beijing for its human rights record by awarding Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.
2010 nobel peace prize winner liu xiaobo

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange freed on bail as appeal fails

The head of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange is free on bail. An appeal lodged against his bail was struck down in court, and he has been released.
Assange protests

Payday loan APR Fees and How They Compare To Other Financing Rates

A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.
A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.

Researchers discover koro, a previously unknown language

National Geographic has discovered a human language called koro, which was previously unknown to the world at large. Koro has no written form…
Location of the Arunachal Pradesh state in northeastern India, where National Geographic discovered speakers of the "new" koro language.

Chinese literature and dissidence

The bold actions of the Chinese Nobel Prize Winner could set the stage for sweeping change in China, especially with new, innovative ideas.
Chinese writing at the Temple of Literature in Vietnam.

UK blocks export of lethal injection drug to US

Using thiopental sodium for execution in the U.S. has taken a hit, as the U.K. has taken measures to block export of the drug on moral grounds.
This gurney is used to perform executions at Terre Haute by lethal injection.

Installment Loans Online and How They Differ From The Average Payday Loan

One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.
One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.

Fidel Castro admits the Cuban Revolution is a dismal failure

The Cuban government will fire 500,000 state workers and expect them to fend for themselves in a country with no private sector to absorb them.
fidel castro communist system

Mount Etna erupts in Italy; air traffic interrupted

Italy's Mount Etna erupted, starting Jan. 12, for the first time since 2002. Nobody was injured, but several domestic flights were delayed.
Mount Etna

Obama Wins Nobel Prize, Stirs Controversy

The Obama Nobel Prize feels just right for some, but leaves others with questions as to whether his words will lead to lasting gains. CLICK HERE to see
Obama wins the Nobel Prize: For world peace or Miller Time? (Photo: flickr.com)

The Ease and Convenience of Short Term Loans Needs To Be Managed In A Smart Way

It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.
It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.

Irish vote on tough austerity measures to trim budget

The Republic of Ireland is being watched closely, as the Irish parliament will be voting on a series of very extensive austerity measures...
Brian Cowen

Marisol Valles Garcia, 20, police chief of violent Mexican town

Marisol Valles Garcia will balance duties as police chief of violent Mexican town Guadalupe Distrito Bravo with her studies in criminology.
marisol valles garcia of mexico

Chinese vase causes sensation after enormous sale price

A Chinese vase was recently sold for 53 million pounds, or $85 million, at auction. Several months ago, it was collecting dust in an attic.
Chinese Vase

What You Need To Know To Keep From Getting Trapped By Cash Advance Addiction

Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.
Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.

Cayman Islands earthquake spooks after Haiti disaster

A 5.8-magnitude Cayman Islands earthquake has people in the Caribbean still thinking about aftershocks of the horrible Haiti earthquake.

Iwo Jima yields Japanese dead as recovery team finds mass graves

Nearly every Japanese soldier defeding Iwo Jima died there. Japanese recovery teams have made their first discovery of some of the bodies.
iwo jima us marines

Vatican Bank chairman accused of money laundering

Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, chairman of the Vatican Bank (aka Institute for Religious Works) is under federal investigation for money laundering…
Daytime photo of the Sistine Chapel's famous spiral staircase.

No Credit Check Personal Loans From The Comfort Of Home - A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.
Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.

Border patrol authorities seize marijuana-flinging catapult

Recently, the National Guard discovered a marijuana catapult that smugglers used to fling marijuana over the border into the United States.
Catapult

Iceland Volcanic Activity | Signs of more to come?

Volcanoes in Iceland began erupting recently. What effects on the global climate can volcanic eruptions like these have? CLICK TO READ MORE ...
Lava spews out of an erupting volcano