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Getting Around in Fascinating New Zealand [Video]

Getting Around in Fascinating New Zealand [Video]

The Kiwis, meaning the people of New Zealand and not the tasty fruit, know just how lucky they are to live in such a fascinating and varied country and, especially after the recent Hobbit movies, the news is getting around. They call it “Godzone,” a shortened form of God’s own country, and they certainly don’t […]

15 Children Dead After Vaccine Ingredient Mix Up in Syria

15 Children Dead After Vaccine Ingredient Mix Up in Syria

  In what has been described as a vaccine ingredient mix up, 15 children in Syria are now dead. According to a preliminary investigation by the National Coalition, a muscle relaxant was administered instead of the solution which is usually used to mix up the components of the measles vaccination. The mistaken formula was administered […]

Andy Murray Backing Scotland Yes Campaign

Andy Murray Backing Scotland Yes Campaign

British number one tennis player Andy Murray has finally spoken out about backing the Yes campaign for an independent Scotland. He had previously refused to share his views, and that may have been due to him being undecided. It was just recently that he found the No campaign so fuelled with negativity that he decided […]

Scotland Independence Vote Neck and Neck on Eve of Historic Ballot

Scotland Independence Vote Neck and Neck on Eve of Historic Ballot

The dramatic contest to determine whether Scotland will reverse the trajectory it set for itself 300 years ago and pull out of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) to once again be an independent country is neck-and-neck. With tomorrow’s historic vote looming, 51 percent of the electorate are polling”no,” 49 percent […]

Saudi Arabia to Help U.S. Fight Against ISIS

Saudi Arabia to Help U.S. Fight Against ISIS

The latest move on the U.S. fight against the Islamic State (IS) militant group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, comes with help from Saudi Arabia. Secretary of State John Kerry met with world leaders on Thursday, September 11 to discuss working together against IS. Saudi Arabia has agreed to provide a location for a […]

ISIS Supporter Threatens Attacks on U.S. and Allies

ISIS Supporter Threatens Attacks on U.S. and Allies

Washington announced last week that the U.S. is prepared to extend airstrikes into Syria against the Islamic State. In response, an ISIS supporter known as “Amir al-Thud” warned of possible attacks on the U.S. and its allies if military action continues. The message was posted on a militant Islamist online forum on the Minbar Jihadi Media website, and said […]

The Cotswolds: Outstanding Natural Beauty in England [Video]

The Cotswolds: Outstanding Natural Beauty in England [Video]

Officially designated an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” in 1966, the Cotswolds in south central England form a remarkable and beautiful destination to visit. The area consists of the Cotswolds Hills, a series of rolling hills running from the meadows in the upper River Thames area through to an escarpment, named the Cotswold Edge, which […]

North Korea Sentences American to Six Years of Hard Labor

North Korea Sentences American to Six Years of Hard Labor

Yesterday, Matthew Todd Miller, age 25, was given six years of hard labor as punishment in North Korea. Unless the United States is able to successfully intervene, he will spend the next six years in one of their prisons after being sentenced of performing “hostile acts” against the government of North Korea. He is the third American to be detained […]

Oscar Pistorius: A Reasonable Man?

Oscar Pistorius: A Reasonable Man?

A reasonable man is described as a person with common sense, with a good mental capacity that is stable, and it is arguable whether Oscar Pistorius is a reasonable man. A reasonable person, with common sense, will shoot to kill an intruder in order to save a life. In a moment of danger, there would […]

ISIS ISIL and Islamic State: Are They the Same?

ISIS ISIL and Islamic State: Are They the Same?

Confusion abounds regarding the name of the terrorist group responsible for three video-taped beheadings of Western hostages in the past month, and whether ISIS, ISIL and Islamic State are one and the same. All three terms are heard on worldwide news and many people are uncertain whether there is one militant group or three. Some […]

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