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UK press up in arms over Obama comments about Cameron

LONDON (AP) — The British press on Friday accused President Barack Obama of launching an unprecedented verbal attack on British Prime Minister David Cameron in a magazine interview.<p>In a lengthy interview with The Atlantic, Obama faults Cameron and other European allies for shortcomings in dealing …

Tony Blair

Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert Mock Donald Trump's Memory of People Allegedly Cheering on 9/11

"That's right, he can't remember where he saw the video, but he can remember he has the world's greatest memory," joked Colbert.<p>Seth Meyers and …

Donald Trump

North Koreans ordered to copy Kim Jong-un's 'ambitious' hair style

New purge targets long hair and offenders are told to adopt their leader's idiosynractic coiffure, with a swept-back, angled bouffant<p>North Korea has launched a new purge, targeting citizens with long hair and ordering them to copy Kim Jong-un's much-mocked "ambitious" style.<p>Sources in Pyongyang, …

Sam Harris: The ‘Salon’ Interview

I consider <i>Salon</i> to be among the worst offenders of the new pseudo-journalism, and I have long maintained a personal boycott of the website. I ask my …

Facts take a back seat in White House race

Republican Donald Trump's claim that Arab Americans cheered during the September 11, 2001 attacks is just the latest in a string of falsehoods from US presidential candidates.<p>Trump is not alone among the candidates in distorting the truth, according to fact-checkers.<p>Carly Fiorina falsely claimed …

Richard Dawkins Compares Ahmed the Clockmaker to ISIS Killer

Richard Dawkins has sparked outrage after comparing Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teenager whose homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb, to an child …

Richard Dawkins

Why non-belief is gaining ground… even against Islam

<i>As scepticism and materialism replace blind faith, more people than ever worldwide are opting for atheism, argues Conservative Humanists patron Matt</i> …

Syrian Refugees Are Welcome by This Godless Atheist

Religious leaders and believers are debating whether or not the United States should welcome Syrian refugees. It is not surprising that the Muslim community in this country would be supportive of the influx of new Muslim refugees, but the two other Abrahamic faith traditions seem to be beside …

Trump Insists He Witnessed Cheering Muslims on 9/11

NEWS: On 22 November 2015, presidential candidate Donald Trump appeared on ABC’s <i>This Week with George Stephanopoulos</i>; among topics of discussion was …

Donald Trump

Watch Neil de Grasse Tyson on the Science of The Good Dinosaur

Pixar’s <i>The Good Dinosaur</i> hits cinemas this Wednesday, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. And who better than Neil de Grasse Tyson to indulge …

#ExMuslimBecause: Thousands of Former Muslims Are Speaking Out After Paris -- and It's Amazing

Where are all the secular liberals in the Muslim world?<p>I've lost count of how many times I've heard this question. The answer is both unsurprising and heartbreaking. In Muslim-majority countries, they are often being lashed and imprisoned for blogging, hacked to death in open daylight, or sentenced …

Religion

Will Our Descendants Survive the Destruction of the Universe?

Billions of years from now, the universe as we know it will cease to exist. The good news is, that gives us a lot of time to prepare, and maybe even …