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Jeremy Irons claims gay marriage laws could lead to a father marrying his son

Jeremy Irons, the Oscar-winning actor, has provoked outrage by suggesting that same sex marriage laws could allow fathers to marry their sons to avoid paying inheritance tax.<p>He also expressed fears that the battle for equal rights could “debase” marital law.<p>The 64-year-old said he “doesn’t have a …

LGBTQI

Craigslist murder trial: judge sentences Richard Beasley to death

A self-styled street preacher was sentenced to death Thursday in the killings of three down-and-out men lured by bogus job offers posted on …

West Virginia sheriff slain while eating lunch in car

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. - A drug-fighting West Virginia sheriff was shot to death as he ate lunch in his car on Wednesday and the suspected gunman was wounded and captured after a chase, police said.<p>Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum was at a parking lot in the city of Williamson when a man ran up and shot …

Killer who lured victims via Craigslist gets death penalty

An Ohio street-preacher who lured his murder victims with bogus Craigslist job offers has been sentenced to death by an Akron judge, following the jury’s recommendation.<p>Richard Beasley, 53, was convicted on March 12 of killing three men and wounding a fourth, all of whom had been given promises of …

British Library adds billions of webpages and tweets to archive

Material on 1bn webpages from nearly 5m .uk websites, plus public tweets and Facebook entries, are to preserved for the historical record at six …

Cut salt, add potassium, live longer, researchers say

But the Salt Institute begs to differ.<p>If people cut their salt intake and increased their intake of potassium by eating more fruits and vegetables, millions of lives around the world could be saved every year, says research out today.<p>These dietary changes would lower people's blood pressure, which …

Malala Yousafzai foundation makes first grant

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl brought to England after being shot in the head by the Taliban, has announced the first donation from her …

Queen receives Bafta for Bond girl role

The Queen's Bond girl stunt during the Olympic opening ceremony was celebrated last night when she received an honorary Bafta from Sir Kenneth Branagh.<p>The Queen added another token to the Crown jewels last night when she was presented with an honorary Bafta award for her helicopter stunt during the …

Windsor Castle

Chinese now the world's biggest spending tourists

MADRID/FRANKFURT - Chinese tourists have overtaken Germans as the world's biggest-spending travelers after a decade of robust growth in the number of Chinese holidaying abroad, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) said on Thursday.<p>Chinese tourists, known for travelling in organized …

China

Foreign students are actually making US universities less diverse

When American university administrators talk about globalization, as they often do these days, they are clear on the value of international students to their campuses. Some emphasize the high moral road and the way diverse perspectives enrich the educational experience. Others more bluntly point to …

Higher Education

Rival Myanmar groups clash in Indonesia jail

At least eight people have died and 21 more were injured by fighting between Buddhist and Muslim asylum seekers from Myanmar at an immigration detention centre in Indonesia.<p>Police said the violence broke out early on Friday and lasted for about two hours at the detention centre in the northern …

Obama: Israel Visit Made Easter Extra Special

Yale Averts Grading Curve Apocalypse

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Last night the faculty of Yale University decided to postpone voting on a controversial modification …

WikiLeaks activist in New York to protest US whistleblowers clampdown

Birgitta Jónsdóttir, the Icelandic MP who was part of a small team of activists that produced the WikiLeaks dump of US state secrets, has arrived in …

Second Texas man charged with making 'terroristic threat' after DA's killing

A second Texas man has been placed in Kaufman County jail on $1 million bond after being charged with making a terroristic threat against local officials reeling from the murders of two prosecutors.<p>Robert Allan Miller, 52, was booked on Thursday evening, according to Kaufman County jail records.<p>"A …

A Majority of Americans Now Support Legalizing Marijuana

The Pew Research Center released a new study, which shows that, for the first time, a majority of Americans support the legalization of …

Stones' Hyde Park gig sells out in minutes

The Rolling Stones concert in Hyde Park sold out in five minutes, despite fan concerns over ticket prices. The 65,000 tickets went within minutes of …

Psychiatrist warned of Holmes threats before shooting, documents show

A University of Colorado at Denver psychiatrist treating movie-theater massacre defendant James Holmes warned police of "homicidal statements" Holmes made one month before the Aurora, Colo., attack, according to a search warrant unsealed Thursday.<p>Dr. Lynn Fenton reported to University of Denver …

Guam eager to receive U.S. missile defense system

Previous plans for a different missile defense system were mothballed in 2010.<p>HAGÅTÑA, Guam — As North Korea has become increasingly bellicose, telling foreign embassies Friday that they might want to evacuate its capital and claiming its military has approval to launch a nuclear attack, the U.S. …

Boeing conducts Dreamliner flight to test battery

Boeing said Friday it had conducted a test flight of the Dreamliner 787 to evaluate a new battery system, which is aimed at overcoming the problems that led to the fleet's grounding in January.<p>In a statement released Friday afternoon, Boeing said the nearly two-hour flight was uneventful and was …

Aviation

Joseph Kony Gets a Break as U.S. and African Forces Stop Their Search

The infamous African warlord and his Lord’s Resistance Army may be free to terrorize more innocent people. William Lloyd George on how a coup has …