UAE Restricting Visas For Immigrants Workers From Asia
September 18 2012 5:23 PM EDT
The UAE is making it more difficult for immigrant laborers to enter the country on tourist and other short-term visas in a bid to prevent foreign criminals from entering the country under the guise of looking for work. The rapidly developing country has been built up with immigrant labor mostly from South Asia, who form a majority of the Gulf nation's 8 million plus population.
Mother Jones Leaked Videos: Who Spied On Mitt Romney?
September 18 2012 1:11 PM EDT
A leaked video posted on YouTube by Mother Jones magazine highlights the difficulty of politicians speaking candidly in small groups. Meanwhile, the identity of the person who originally recorded the video at a Mitt Romney fundraiser has yet to be revealed.
National Cheeseburger Day 2012: Free Burgers And Other Great Deals Across America
September 18 2012 12:46 PM EDT
National Cheeseburger Day is Tuesday, Sept. 18. Burger joints across the nation are celebrating this momentous occasion with a variety of deals, while others are honoring the day by using your cheeseburger purchase to benefit charity.
LSU Bomb Threat: No Explosives Found, Classes Resume
September 18 2012 9:53 AM EDT
All is back to normal at Louisiana State University after a bomb threat received Monday morning forced a campus-wide evacuation. No explosives were found.
Shark Saves Man Lost At Sea For 15 Weeks
September 18 2012 9:31 AM EDT
A man named Toakai Teitoi said he was saved by a six-foot shark after being lost at sea for 15 weeks.
Mexican Prison Break Near US Border
September 18 2012 9:25 AM EDT
Over 130 inmates have escaped from a Mexican prison in Peidras, located across the border from Eagle Pass, Texas. Mexican authorities have undertaken a massive manhunt, while U.S. authorities are closely monitoring the border to assist in the recapture of any prisoners that try to cross.
Anti-Muslim Filmmaker Nakoula And Family Go Into Hiding
September 17 2012 10:00 PM EDT
The family of a California man linked to an anti-Islam film that is still triggering global protests went into hiding Monday, with sheriff's deputies escorting them from their home to an undisclosed location, authorities said.
LSU Bomb Threat: Residence Halls Given The Clear, Travel Still Restricted, Building Search Continues
September 17 2012 8:52 PM EDT
Residence and dining halls resume normal function after a bomb threat at Louisiana State University Monday morning. Authority are still conducting a building sweep.
?Gorilla Carries Toddler? Video Goes Viral; Will There Be A Backlash Against The ?Gentle Giants?? [VIDEO]
September 17 2012 6:16 PM EDT
A video that is more than 20 years old has gone viral after a video that was shot at the Howletts Wild Animal Park in the United Kingdom was released, the New York Daily News reported.
Coca Leaf Production Drops Off In Bolivia, U.N. Report Finds
September 17 2012 5:04 PM EDT
Cultivation of the coca leaf, which provides the main ingredient for cocaine production, has dropped off 12 percent, according to a U.N. report.
Elephants In India Are Getting Fat. No, Really.
September 17 2012 2:59 PM EDT
Elephants who are kept by Hindu temples in the south of India are getting dangerously obese, and efforts are now underway to help them slim down.
Aung San Suu Kyi Arrives In US, As Myanmar Frees More Than 500 Prisoners
September 17 2012 1:58 PM EDT
Myanmar opposition politician Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in the United States on Monday. Her 17-day stateside schedule includes meetings with Hillary Clinton and several U.S. politicians, as well as awards ceremonies and speaking arrangements from New York to Indiana to California.
Boko Haram Spokesman Dies After Arrest By Nigerian Military
September 17 2012 12:36 PM EDT
The Nigerian military has claimed to have killed Abu Qaqa, spokesman for the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which has claimed responsibility for series of attacks on government and civilian targets, killing more 935 people since 2009.
On One-Year Anniversary, Occupy Wall Street's Diversity On Display During Protest
September 17 2012 11:51 AM EDT
A year to the day after protesters descended on Zuccotti Park, launching what would become a national phenomenon, little has changed. The occupy Wall Street protesters who turned out to mark Occupy's anniversary had a vast number of causes.
Former French Oil Executive Extradited To Togo, Faces Fraud Charges
September 17 2012 11:51 AM EDT
The former CEO of French oil corporation Elf Aquitaine, Loik Le Floch-Prigent, has been extradited from the Ivory Coast to Togo on charges relating to a $48 million fraud scheme. The funds in question were contained in a Togolese bank account belonging to the former military ruler of the Ivory Coast, Robert Guei, who was killed in 2002. Le Floch-Prigent had previously been convicted in France for embezzlement of hundres of millions of dollars in public funds during his time as head of Elf.
Valarie Suau, Topless Kate Middleton Photographer, In Hiding Amidst Royal Photos Scandal And Legal Battle
September 17 2012 11:19 AM EDT
On Monday following the scandal erupting throughout the world after topless photos of Kate Middleton were leaked and subsequently published in several magazines, police began a manhunt for the photographer of the images, Valarie Suau, along with Closer, the original publication.
Chicago Mayor Emanuel Looks To Court To End Teachers Strike; Says Children Are ?Pawns?
September 17 2012 10:58 AM EDT
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will head to court this week to end the Teachers Union strike, which, he says, is using the city's children as pawns.
Kate Middleton Photo Scandal: Lawyers Seek Injunction Against Photographer Over Topless Pics
September 17 2012 3:52 AM EDT
Lawyers of Britain's royal family, who filed a lawsuit last week against the French magazine "Closer" for publishing paparazzi photos of topless Kate Middleton, will head to court again to file a criminal case against the photographer who took the pictures.
In The Face Of Anti-Islam Film 'Innocence Of Muslims,' Iran Renews Death Threats Against Salman Rushdie
September 16 2012 7:36 PM EDT
In light of the attention being given the controversial film "Innocence of Muslims," Iran's Ayatollah Hassan Sanei has renewed the country's threat against author Salman Rushdie. Sanei claimed that because Rushdie was not killed after the publication of "The Satanic Verses," anti-Muslim creators have been emboldened to attack the religion.
PB&J Ban: Arkansas School Blacklists Delicious Peanut Spread, Causes Facebook Backlash
September 16 2012 5:59 PM EDT
A Viola, Ark., schoolboy was denied his homemade peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich at lunch because of a ban on peanut products, sparking an outcry on Facebook over lunchtime rights and the ever-growing list of child-safety-oriented rules that leave some parents hungry for common sense.