Out-Of-This-World Destinations (PHOTOS) Out-Of-This-World Destinations (PHOTOS) Leaders flounder over Libyan no-fly zone. 16 March 2011Last updated at 18:48 By Jonathan Marcus BBC diplomatic correspondent Rebel forces in Libya have been asking for a no-fly zone to be imposed What, if anything, should be done to help the rebel forces in Libya?
Melchert-Dinkel found guilty in web suicide case. 15 March 2011Last updated at 20:32 A judge said Melchert-Dinkel, shown in February, "imminently incited" the two suicides A US nurse has been convicted of aiding the suicides of an English man and a Canadian woman after seeking out depressed people online and urging the two to kill themselves.
William Melchert-Dinkel, 48, was prosecuted over the hanging death of Mark Drybrough and the death of Nadia Kajouji, who leapt into a river. Prosecutors say he posed as a female nurse, advising them on suicide. Canadians are still in deep trouble on household debt. These are stories Report on Business is following today.
Get the top business stories through the day on BlackBerry or iPhone by bookmarking our mobile-friendly webpage. Follow Michael Babad on Twitter. Net worth continues to climb Wealth in Canada continues to rebound from the great crash. Overall household net worth increased 2.2 per in the fourth quarter to $6.2-trillion, following on the third quarter's 3-per-cent climb, Statistics Canada said today. Blake Lively as a New Face of Chanel. Cameron Diaz On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live': 'I Love Porn!' Jonah Hill's Epic Weight Loss For '21 Jump Street' (PHOTOS) You may not have previously seen him as an action star, but Jonah Hill made quite the transformation for "21 Jump Street.
" Hill, the formerly pleasantly plump comic actor known best for his standout work in "Superbad" and "Get Him To The Greek," signed on in early 2010 to star in a film reboot of the classic cop show. To play the role, he had to lose some major weight, and from the looks of it, he did just that. Us Weekly reports that Hill set a goal of losing 30 pounds, and though "he gained weight at first," as a friend told the magazine, he shed the weight through a nutritionist and trainer. And it helped him really kick tail. "It's a comedy with really cool action," Hill said about the movie [via Collider]. Paging MBAs in the health-care sector. New to investing? Hit the books! One million dead fish clog Calif. marina. Who are the Tchenguiz brothers? Sarah Palin 'Not Afraid' Of Jon Stewart, Says Aide.
NEW YORK -- Since last October, when President Barack Obama visited the set of "The Daily Show," the majority of political guests on the show have been conservatives.
Though he leans left, host Jon Stewart has coaxed plenty of Republicans -- including potential 2012 contenders Tim Pawlenty, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich, Tea Party leader Dick Armey and even longtime punching bags like former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and former RNC chair Michael Steele -- to appear on his show and engage in lively debate with one of the most well-respected interviewers on television. Maria Bello: Women Key to Haitian Rebuilding. Voters in Haiti go to the polls on Sunday, March 20, 2011 to elect a new president and a new Parliament.
Those elected will face daunting challenges as Haiti rebuilds itself: quake-related devastation, systemic poverty, ongoing crises in the delivery of basic services such as health care and education, and violence. According to the International Organization for Migration, 3 million Haitians -- nearly one third of the population -- were affected by the quake; an estimated 1.3 million were displaced and 800,000 remain in camps. The UN estimates that 300,000 people lost their lives and that the majority of those were women. Charlie Sheen Reveals Goddess Sleeping Arrangement. New Zombie-Creating Fungi Discovered. Special Report: Al Jazeera's news revolution. Canadian girl 'youngest to discover supernova' 4 January 2011Last updated at 12:19.
What does the Arab world do when its water runs out? Poverty, repression, decades of injustice and mass unemployment have all been cited as causes of the political convulsions in the Middle East and north Africa these last weeks.
But a less recognised reason for the turmoil in Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Yemen, Jordan and now Iran has been rising food prices, directly linked to a growing regional water crisis. The diverse states that make up the Arab world, stretching from the Atlantic coast to Iraq, have some of the world's greatest oil reserves, but this disguises the fact that they mostly occupy hyper-arid places. Rivers are few, water demand is increasing as populations grow, underground reserves are shrinking and nearly all depend on imported staple foods that are now trading at record prices. "In the future the main geopolitical resource in the Middle East will be water rather than oil. The Blue Peace report examined long-term prospects for seven countries, including Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, the Palestinian territories and Israel.
A state of decline? A spate of head-scratching is sweeping the usually self-confident United States, as political commentators warn of the decline of the great nation.
These so-called "declinists" are nothing new - they have been issuing their gloomy predictions since Russia beat the US into space - but with rocketing debt and fractious political battles, their argument has more weight than ever. When I lived in Washington DC as the BBC's North America editor, we used to drive the children two hours north to Hershey's Chocolate World. Amid the glorious chocolatey smell, you are greeted by a film that sums up US optimism. "Milton S Hershey, father of the American chocolate industry, started in failure and ended in success, because he was honest, smart and believed that a good tasting product was more important than anything else," booms the all-American voice. Oh man, life was simple in those days. Why Ottawa bombs its frozen rivers. 24 February 2011Last updated at 10:15 By Megan Lane BBC News The river ice is blasted apart with dynamite each year At the end of each winter, explosives experts lay dynamite in the icy river that runs through the heart of Ottawa, Canada.
India Godhra train blaze verdict: 31 convicted. 22 February 2011Last updated at 11:33 Those convicted of the train attack will be sentenced on Friday A special court in the western Indian state of Gujarat has found 31 people guilty of setting fire to a passenger train in the town of Godhra in 2002. Caravaggio's crimes exposed in Rome's police files. 18 February 2011Last updated at 12:58 By David Willey BBC News, Rome Continue reading the main story Clickable Against Michelangelo De Caravaggio charged with illegal possession of a sword and a dagger. See Arrest Reports Folio 193 Released without charge and weapons were returned to accused. Saturday 28 May 1605. Eleven sentenced to death for India Godhra train blaze. 1 March 2011Last updated at 09:14 A total of 59 passengers died in the blaze Eleven men have been sentenced to death for setting fire to a passenger train in the Indian town of Godhra in 2002, killing dozens of Hindu pilgrims.
Glenn Beck: Some Muslims Want To Bring About The Antichrist. Glenn Beck theorized that some Muslims are trying to bring about the equivalent of the Antichrist on his Thursday show. Beck claimed that he was bringing the issue up because Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt both believe in the Twelfth Imam--a figure in Shia Islam who Beck and his guest, author Joel Richardson, said bore a disturbing resemblance to the Biblical Antichrist. Beck and Richardson (who has written a book called "The Islamic Antichrist" that "makes the case that the biblical Antichrist is one and the same as the Quran's Muslim Mahdi"), cast the Twelfth Imam as a messiah (or Mahdi) who would bring about Judgment Day--but not before years of bloodshed and chaos which Beck told his audience people like the Iranian regime and the Muslim Brotherhood were trying to hasten.
"Do you know any Christian sects who believe they can hasten the return of Jesus by creating chaos? " Beck asked Richardson. Baldness Cure A Step Closer: Scientists Regrow Hair In Mice. Colin Powell Slams U.S. Officials Over Handling Of Iraq Defector's False Claims. Kathy Freston: The Case For Fake Meat (Omnivores, We're Looking At You!) Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.: Why We Take Medicines Under Our Tongue. How declining fertility keeps women from high-power jobs. Marina Adshade is an economist at Dalhousie University. She writes regularly on the economics of sex and love on her blog Dollars and Sex It has occurred to me recently that my choice of profession, both because of my investment in education and early career, has inadvertently ruled out any possibility of success in the marriage market. US fight over abortion heats up again.
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