UC Berkeley students form petition to black Bill Maher’s speech

UC Berkeley students form petition to block Bill Maher’s speech

A group of students from the University of California at Berkeley have started a petition on Change.org asking administrators to rescind their invitation to have Bill Maher speak at the university’s mid-year commencement, in response to what they allege are anti-Muslim statements on Maher’s part. The petition has already received 1,400 signatures, and is backed by the Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian Coalition on campus. “It’s not an issue of freedom of speech, it’s a matter of campus climate,” student senator Marium Navid told The … [Read More...]

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North Dakota upholds restrictions on medication abortion

North Dakota upholds restrictions on medication abortion

The North Dakota Supreme Court decided to uphold a state law on Tuesday which restricts medication abortions, a non-surgical method of interrupting a pregnancy by using certain drugs, ruling that the restriction was constitutional, according to The Huffington Post. Abortion-rights activists claim … [Read More...]

American dossier suggests Hitler was addicted to meth

American dossier suggests Hitler was addicted to meth

Not only was Hitler arguably the most infamous dictator in history, he was also an avid user of methamphetamine, according to a new report which claims that, during World War II, he took methamphetamines for a variety of ailments, including the drug known as Pervitin, which was a precursor to … [Read More...]

Kurdish protests pop up across Europe to ask for more help against ISIS

Kurdish protests pop up across Europe to ask for more help against ISIS

Earlier today, Kurdish protesters clashed with police officers in Turkey and forced their way into the European Parliament in Brussels as part of demonstrations across Europe against the Islamic State’s advancement on Kobani, a Syrian town near the border with Turkey. The activists are demanding … [Read More...]

Clashes break out in Hong Kong between protestors and counter-protestors

Clashes break out in Hong Kong between protestors and counter-protesters

Pro-democracy protestors occupying one of the most crowded areas of Hong Kong came under attack earlier today from people seeking to break apart the sit-in. The group began tearing down tents, and have been described by demonstrators as pro-government gangs. The protests started as a sizable … [Read More...]

EU condemns Israel’s East Jerusalem settlement plans

EU condemns Israel’s East Jerusalem settlement plans

The European Union expressed its believe on Friday that Israel’s plant for new settlements in East Jerusalem are a blatant threat to peace and put Israel’s relationship with the 28-member bloc at risk, joining the United States in its criticism of the decision. "This represents a further highly … [Read More...]

Adam Sandler is teaming up with Netflix for his next four movies

Adam Sandler is teaming up with Netflix for his next four movies

Adam Sandler has signed a deal with Netflix to release his next four movies exclusively through the online platform as the streaming service steps up its battle with movie theaters. The American comedian’s Happy Madison Productions will co-produce the films with his Netflix, but further details have … [Read More...]

Wonga writes off more than $350 million in debt for 330,000 customers

Wonga writes off more than $350 million in debt for 330,000 customers

British payday lender Wonga.com has announced that it will be writing off £220 million ($356 million) in debt for around 330,000 customers after putting new affordability checks in place. The London-based company, which has faced heavy criticism for its debt collection tactics, says that the new … [Read More...]

Munitions factory in Bulgaria leaves 15 missing, presumed dead

Munitions factory in Bulgaria leaves 15 missing, presumed dead

As many as 15 people could be dead after an explosion occurred at a munitions factory near the village of Gorni Lom in Bulgaria on Wednesday. The privately-owned explosives factory had been issued numerous penalty notices, but continued to operate. Now somewhere around 15 people are dead, and 3 have … [Read More...]

Police are searching for a man who shot a police officer in Ferguson

Police are searching for a man who shot a police officer in Ferguson

As Ferguson, Missouri continues to be the site of nightly protests, two police officers were fired at last night in separate incidents that were unrelated to the protests. According to the police, a male Ferguson officer was shot in the arm during a routine patrol stop at around 9PM. The officer … [Read More...]

Serbia hosts its first Gay Pride march in four years

Serbia hosts its first Gay Pride march in four years

Gay rights activists in Serbia have held the nation’s first Pride Parade since the practice was banned back in 2010, walking through the streets of Belgrade, the nation’s capital, which were emptied of traffic and pedestrians by a massive security operation. Thousands of riot police – on foot, … [Read More...]

Low sex drive in women could be causing Honk Kong’s baby drought

Low sex drive in women could be causing Hong Kong’s baby drought

The Hong Kong Family Planning Association has published a new study that blames women’s low sex drives for the city’s extremely low birth rates. According to the association the birth rates for every 1,000 women back in 1981 were recorded at 1,933. That number has fallen to just 1,285 births for … [Read More...]

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