The sexuality of world-famous English playwright William Shakespeare has once again been called into question by leading academics after a book review called the content of some of his famous sonnets ‘primarily homosexual.’
The French justice minister has been critical of US police violence after the Ferguson decision. She tweeted Bob Marley’s lyric “Kill them before they grow” referring to teenagers shot down by law enforcers.
Since 2011, 151 financial institutions worldwide have invested £17 billion in firms that produce deadly cluster bombs, which are banned under international law. Seven of these financial institutions are British.
Switzerland is under diplomatic pressure from Israel, the US, Canada and Australia, which are trying to prevent an international conference in Geneva from taking place in mid-December on Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories, Haaretz reports.
An anti-Obama protest waged by an outraged resident of Norfolk, Virginia has raised eyebrows after the individual took to flying a Nazi flag outside his home to declare his disappointment with the president's policies.
A fugitive terror suspect from Britain who skipped bail and fled to Syria amid a string of police blunders has ridiculed the UK's security services online, stating he was able to “breeze through Europe” to join the Islamic State while under investigation.
A school healthy eating drive by First Lady Michelle Obama has spectacularly backfired. Angry kids across the US have taken to social networks with the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama to show just how bad they believe their new school meals are.
Israeli singer Amir Benayoun has had his invitation to perform at a presidential event withdrawn, after his song, describing an Arab student’s plans for a terror act, sparked accusations of racism and incitement of violence.
A producer from RT’s Ruptly video agency was detained in Ferguson simply for reporting on the protests. Denise Reese, who was kept for around five hours before finally being released, said, “I was arrested without any warning.”