The cannonade ceased and guns fell suddenly silent across eastern Ukraine at midnight Saturday as a cease-fire between government forces and pro-Russian rebels took effect. As of Sunday afternoon, the truce held in much of the country, but rebels had … Continue reading
Americans love their aquariums. The United States reportedly imports nearly half of the total worldwide trade in aquarium fish, which almost all come from the wild, taken off of coral reefs and shipped to aquarists around the world. But while taking fish from the wild can have serious impacts, the effects from the trade range from species to species.
The Danish Prime Minister said the country was still on “high-alert” on Sunday after police in Copenhagen shot and killed a 22-year-old man they believe was responsible for the double terror attack at a cafe and synagogue on Saturday and early Sunday morning that left two dead and five others wounded.
The Islamic State released a video on Sunday purporting to show the beheading of a group of 21 Egyptians captured in Libya.
After a computer glitch was patched up, supporters of President Barack Obama’s health care law were out in force Sunday trying to get uninsured people signed up by the official deadline for 2015 coverage. Continue reading
Celebrations around the world are already underway for the Chinese New Year, which begins next Thursday, Feb. 19 and lasts until March 5. Often marked by fireworks and family feasts within China, customs and observances of 2015’s Year of the Goat vary widely, ranging from traditional festivals to underwater dragon dances.
A Jordan court sentenced a top Muslim Brotherhood official to jail on Sunday for publicly criticizing the United Arab Emirates. Continue reading
On the outdoor lot of his beachside facility, flecked with dozens of plastic bins and tanks, biologist Syd Kraul has raised several fish species from eggs to fingerlings, including tuna, snapper, and moi, a native Hawaiian fish, for more than … Continue reading
President Barack Obama spoke Saturday with the leaders of Ukraine and Germany as fighting continued between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine hours before a scheduled cease-fire. Continue reading
“LGBT” has become a household term amid sweeping advances for gay rights, and yet the “B” sometimes seems like an awkward fit. The sudden advent of America’s first openly bisexual governor may provide a chance to ease the awkwardness and broaden understanding of the bi community. Continue reading