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Toxic Pakistan alcohol claims 18 lives

<b>At least 18 people have died and dozens more fallen ill after drinking contaminated alcohol in Pakistan, officials said.</b><p>The victims, believed to be mostly Muslim and Christian labourers, consumed the toxic drink at two parties in the central city of Faisalabad.<p>Only non-Muslims are allowed to buy …

Which Citizens Are Under More Surveillance, U.S. Or European?

The disclosure of of previously secret NSA surveillance programs has been met by outrage in Europe. The European Parliament even threatened to delay trade talks with the United States.<p>Yet U.S. officials have dismissed much of the complaining as hypocrisy. Before the House rejected legislation that …

Israeli cabinet split over Palestinian prisoner release

The Israeli cabinet was engaged in a fierce battle on Sunday over a proposal to release around 100 long-term Palestinian prisoners from its jails as …

Malians vote in presidential election

<b>People across Mali have voted in a presidential election aimed at reuniting the country after months of political turmoil.</b><p>Many areas are still recovering after a northern rebellion and coup that led to foreign military intervention - but no major incidents were reported.<p>There are 27 candidates and …