Our limited generosity is being wasted on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
In the name of charity, everyone from Taylor Swift to Tiger Woods, Bill Gates and Vin Diesel is pouring iced water over their heads and sharing it over the internet.
If you’ve managed to avoid the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, well done. If you haven’t then you can be proud of your lack of contribution to a cause that is sapping away at the world's limited goodwill.
It seems like David Beckham can sell anything, and his contribution to the Ice Bucket Challenge has been considerable, but he might not be able to cure amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, not even with the help of his fellow footballer Christiano Ronaldo. So it’s reassuring that neither of them are actually bothering to try.
A New York resident died Thursday after police officers put the man, who was asthmatic, in a chokehold before apparently slamming his head on the ground.
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American guitarist Jeff Hanneman, a co-founder of the heavy metal band Slayer, died in southern California on Thursday, the band said in a statement posted on their website. He was 49.
"Hanneman was in an area hospital when he suffered liver failure," the band said.
The guitarist had been recovering from a spider bite which had left him with necrotising fasciitis, a flesh-eating disease which attacks subcutaneous tissue.
Barack Obama shoots clay targets at Camp David, Maryland in 2012.
The White House has released this image of Barack Obama firing a rifle at Camp David, two days before he is due to travel to Minnesota to discuss gun control. But from Theodore Roosevelt to George W Bush, pictures of US presidents with guns are not unusual
U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer.
Driven by high prices and new drilling methods, U.S. production of crude and other liquid hydrocarbons is on track to rise 7 percent this year to an average of 10.9 million barrels per day. This will be the fourth straight year of crude increases and the biggest single-year gain since 1951.
The boom has surprised even the experts.
"Five years ago, if I or anyone had predicted today's production growth, people would have thought we were crazy," says Jim Burkhard, head of oil markets research at IHS CERA, an energy consulting firm.
The Energy Department forecasts that U.S. production of crude and other liquid hydrocarbons, which includes biofuels, will average 11.4 million barrels per day next year. That would be a record for the U.S. and just below Saudi Arabia's output of 11.6 million barrels. Citibank forecasts U.S. production could reach 13 million to 15 million barrels per day by 2020, helping to make North America "the new Middle East."
Animal lovers across Britain were outraged today after it emerged scientists were sewing up kittens’ eyes for a shocking experiment.
More than 30 kittens were used in tests funded by taxpayers to find out how the brain responds to sensory deprivation.
All of them were put down after the study. Five had their eyes sewn closed for up to a week.
Twenty-six new-born kittens were raised in darkness for up to 12 weeks.
When ISIS militants took over Mosul in Iraq, they marched into banks and looted a great deal of money and gold bullion.
Its new found wealth makes it the world’s richest terrorist organisation – as one analyst tweeted, their cash will "buy a whole lot of jihad".
Dr Peter Neumann is Professor of Security Studies at King's College London, and Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation. How much money do they have?
Never-before seen shots of a 17-year-old Prince are to be exhibited for the first time as part of a touring display that will launch in Los Angeles later this month (Feb14).
Photographer Robert Whitman's shots from his three 1977 sessions with Prince, which really capture the artist as a young man on the verge of superstardom, have been locked away - until now.
Whitman, now in his 60s, was just starting out as a commercial photographer in his native Minneapolis, Minnesota when he got the call to shoot music producer Owen Husney's new local discovery for a pitch to record companies.
Division gang raped a 14 year old Iraqi girl and murdered her and her family —including a 5 year old child. An additional soldier was involved in the cover-up.
One of the killers, Steven Green, was found guilty on May 07, 2009 in the US District Court of Paducah and is now awaiting sentencing.
The leaked Public Affairs Guidance put the 101st media team into a "passive posture" — withholding information where possible. It conceals presence of both child victims, and describes the rape victim, who had just turned 14, as "a young woman".
Pictures have emerged of the inside of athlete Oscar Pistorius's home, showing the bloody bathroom where his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, was shot.
Sky News on Friday broadcast the images showing the toilet that Steenkamp was apparently sitting on when Pistorius shot her, and the trail of blood from when he carried her downstairs to the front entrance of the house.
Massachusetts State Police released five images taken of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's hiding spot after he was discovered in a boat parked in a Watertown, Mass. backyard. The boat's owner was the first to find Tsnarnaev in the boat, calling police to report his discovery shortly thereafter.
Robert Grant was a 28-year-old English teacher in Spain when he fell in love with a 16-year-old schoolgirl, Beatriz, the daughter of a wealthy Spaniard. After they formed a relationship on a school trip, the pair went on the run across Europe and were pursued by detectives. But 30 years on, the married couple, who live in Dorset, have four children and are happier than ever.
How did Mitt Romney win the debate? Sure, it could be because his opponent was unprepared and listless. Or it could be because he had a cheat sheet with all the answers on it. Careful video analysis of Romney taking something out of his pocket has revealed, Daily Kos bloggers and others claim, a tiny piece of paper covered with answers.
Speculation widespread that the brutal assault on Shejaiya was revenge.
Palestinian militants clashed with Israeli soldiers Sunday in eastern Gaza, as the government expanded the military's ground operation against Hamas militants and thousands civilians poured into Gaza City seeking shelter from artillery attacks.
11 injuries reported after explosion and building collapse in Manhattan.
Amateur Footage here : http://instagram.com/p/lcephxCZUU
Allegedly one of the gunmen #westgate
President Hollande found himself at the centre of an embarrassing debate yesterday after Agence France-Presse (AFP), the French press agency, withdrew a photograph that left him looking like a village idiot.
Critics accused the agency, which depends largely on the French state for its financial equilibrium, of self-censorship in an attempt to avoid ruffling Mr Hollande’s feathers.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. keeps stacks of cash on his private plane, just in case.
Floyd was the #1 highest-earning athlete in the US last year, making $85 million — which was $25 million more than the second-highest earning athlete. So he has money to burn...
A mother who glued her two-year-old daughter's hands to a wall and beat the toddler so badly that she fell into a coma was sentenced to 99 years in prison in Dallas today.
Elizabeth Escalona, 23, showed no emotion when the verdict was announced which was in stark contrast to yesterday when she openly wailed after a prosecutor asked her to count the bruises she inflicted on her daughter in a photograph taken after the September 2011 attack.
Mr Biden, a Democrat, was aggressive, frequently interrupting his rival as he defended President Barack Obama.
Mr Ryan, a Republican Wisconsin congressman, was comparatively calm in his first debate on the national stage.
The head-to-head came as Democrats try to rejuvenate their campaign after what was widely seen as a poor debate performance by Mr Obama last week.