Noel Mi

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Drought-stricken Queensland town considers evacuating 3,000 residents

After two years with almost no rain, a Queensland town is planning for the possible evacuation of its entire population as water supplies run out.<p>The mayor of the inland community of Cloncurry, near Mount Isa, says evacuating its 3,000 residents will be a last resort. But that option is part of an …

Congress approves 5-year farm bill

The long-tortured farm bill cleared Congress on Tuesday, ending a two-year struggle that split the old farm-food coalition as never before and dramatized the growing isolation of agriculture and rural America in an ever more urban House.<p>Written off as dead just months ago, the giant five-year …

Surprise! ABC Family and Fox Are the Gayest Networks on TV

The networks with the most LGBT are ABC Family and Fox—once considered the most conservative channels on television. Here's how they became out and …

EU rules that gay Africans are entitled to asylum

A gay refugee from an African country where people are jailed for being a homosexual does qualify for asylum, the EU rules<p>The fear of imprisonment for homosexuality in African countries is grounds for asylum in the <b>European Union</b>, Europe's highest court has ruled.<p>According to the European Court of …

Sexuality

'Anonymous' hacks Singapore Prime Minister's website

<b>Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's official website has been hacked by people claiming to be members of the hacking group Anonymous.</b><p>The attack comes a day after Mr Lee said he would track down the group.<p>He made the comments after a person claiming to be part of the group posted an online …

France Rethinks The Sanctity Of Its Day Of Rest

There's a fight going on for the soul of France. Since 1906, Sunday has been deemed a collective day of rest in the country, and French law only allows stores to open on Sundays under very specific conditions — for example, if they're in a high tourist area. Sunday work is also tightly …

July 2013

12 Must-Read Books For Fall

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p><b>Enon by Paul Harding</b><p>Paul Harding’s novel <i>Tinkers</i> won the Pulitzer Prize; its stunning successor, <i>Enon</i> (Random House), only raises the bar. In this strangely beguiling story, …

This Might Be the Most Beautiful Castle in the World

I'm never one to turn down a castle visit. From England's Windsor Castle to Namhansanseong in South Korea, if a travel destination has a royal residence -- currently inhabited or long abandoned -- I'll add it to my to-tour list.<p>But after spending time in Scotland earlier this fall, I think I've …

June 2013