Nelson Mandela, who died on Friday, Dec. 5, 2013, was remembered today in Johannesburg, South Africa as world leaders came together for his memorial. Tens of thousands of people stood in the pouring rain outside the First National Bank stadium as inside, world dignitaries from across the globe honored the human rights activist and former president of South Africa. Read More
Kagoshima, Japan: Residents of Japan’s Kagoshima Prefecture are witnessing one of the most dramatic volcano eruptions in recent history: Island volcano Mount Sakurajima is awake and spewing ash.
The Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) first reported the eruption on Sunday August 18, 2013, at 4:31 p.m. JST. The JMA has since issued a widespread volcanic ash advisory to include parts of China, Mongolia and the Philippines.
The iconic and transformative former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died Monday. She was 87 years old.
Thatcher is perhaps best known for her eager push toward a more robust capitalist market for the U.K. (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) and often being in sync with then U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Read More
North Korea is moving forward with what appears to be a plan to attack the U.S., with the state military preparing rockets to fire at U.S. targets. CNN reports Kim Jong Un has increased the hostility of his language toward the U.S., saying, he has “judged the time has come to settle accounts with the U.S. imperialists….” Read More
Olympic hero and iconic athlete Oscar Pistorius is in a bizarre battle for his life. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, after he shot her through the bathroom door allegedly thinking she was an intruder. Prosecutors believe Pistorius planned the murder.
Now, Oscar Pistorius and his attorneys have reached a significant victory: A South African judge ruled Thursday that Pistorius may travel abroad, drink alcohol and return home to the scene of the crime. CNN reports Pistorius’ previous bail restrictions prevented him from leaving the country. Read More
Jade and Ryan King had no idea Jade was about to give birth to a baby born weighing 15 pounds, 7 ounces. Baby King was given a 10 percent chance of survival after he went without oxygen for an excruciating five minutes. Miraculously, the BBC reports that four-and-a-half weeks later, baby King was allowed home. Read More
President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has died. He was 58-year-old. Chavez lost his two year battle with cancer early Tuesday evening. The news of Chavez’s death comes just days after Vice President Nicolas Maduro commented on Venezuelan television the President was “sick because he gave his life for those who don’t have anything.” Read More
Amazon faced serious backlash today over findings the online retailer sold apparel that advocated physical and sexual violence toward women. Amazon sold T-shirts, designed to mimic the popular British slogan, “Keep Calm and Carry On,” which featured such phrases as “Keep Calm and Rape Me” and “Keep Calm and Hit Her.” Amazon maintains it had no knowledge the shirts were for sale on their UK site. Read More
President Hugo Chavez is near death says Venezuelan Vice President Nicolas Maduro. The BBC reports Chavez now faces “a severe respiratory infection” after battling cancer in 2012.
Details surrounding Chavez’s health remain sparse and Maduro would only comment that the President was not doing well on Venezuelan television. “Our commander is sick because he gave his life for those who don’t have anything.
Daryl Hannah is making a real Splash online today. The iconic actress was detained by officers at the White House on Tuesday after ignoring repeated requests to move from the sidewalk in front of the president’s residence.
She refused. Hannah was taken away in cuffs!
Keep reading for more on Daryl Hannah’s arrest… after the jump!