World news

World news

Venice, Italy is underwater. Flooding driven by strong winds and rough weather.

- Posted on December 2, 2008

Germany faces Santa shortage: While sometimes a stressful job, Santas can make up to $75 an hour. That's not bad, is it?

- Posted on December 1, 2008

Luxury cruise ship outruns piratesIt was the first report of a pirate attack on a passenger ship of its size this year.

- Posted on December 1, 2008

150 Whales die in Australia: A group of 150 whales that became stranded on a remote coastline died on rocks before rescuers could save them.

- Posted on December 1, 2008

Voodoo doll should not be stabbed: A French court says Voodoo dolls of President Sarkozy may remain on sale, but must carry a notice saying that pricking them harms the president's dignity.

- Posted on November 28, 2008

All-girl rock band in Saudi Arabia isn't afraid of taboos. They cannot perform in public. They cannot pose for album cover photographs. Even their jam sessions are secret, for fear of offending the religious authorities in this ultraconservative kingdom.

- Posted on November 25, 2008

Real-life pirates want $15 million for Saudi ship carrying $100 million in oil.

- Posted on November 24, 2008

Super ant storms Europe. When they arrive in new locations, ants can be extremely aggressive and very detrimental to local plants and animals.

- Posted on November 21, 2008

Vulcan, Alberta is a Star Trek town. It has a replica of the Starship Enterprise and shopkeepers decked out in Starfleet and alien costumes.

- Posted on November 21, 2008