Thirty-six African countries have formally condemned the use of cluster bombs and urged all of Africa to join a global ban on the deadly weapons. Delegates at a conference in Lome, Togo say they are gravely concerned about the ongoing use of cluster munitions and the mounting number of victims, including women and children. They say 14 African countries have a cluster bomb problem, ...
Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, the UAE's minister of development and international cooperation, has been ranked 67th among the world's powerful women in 2013 in an annual report by Forbes. Forbes is a US business magazine owned by Forbes Inc. Published biweekly, it features articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing. Forbes also reports on related subjects such as technology, ...
Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen believes "imperfections make us unique and beautiful", and so women must look real and raw in their photographs instead of being caked with make-up. She came to realise this after working with US-based apparel brand BLK DNM's creative director Johan Lindeberg, who persuaded her to go make-up free. "I loved his approach because I feel like women should be real ...
A women from Texas, who died technically when her heart stopped beating, gave birth to her daughter then came back to life again on her own. It all happened, when 32-year-old teacher Erica Nigrelli collapsed in her Missouri City classroom last February. Her husband, Nathan, a teacher at the same school, found that his wife was having a seizure. After call to the 911, paramedics reached the ...
X-rays published in 1908 demonstrate how corsets of the era narrowed the lower rib cage. X-ray images from the early 20th century illustrate what women were willing to endure in the name of fashion: namely, squashed rib cages and displaced organs, thanks to their tightly-laced metal-enforced corsetry. The images are included in a medical paper written in 1908 by Dr. Ludovic O'Followell of ...
57.4°F Mostly Cloudy
The King of Marvin Gardens [Blu-Ray]
The King of Marvin Gardens was director Bob Rafelsons attempt to fully establish his artistic voice. His previous two films, the experimental Monkees trip Head (1968) and the alternately raucous and austere character study Five Easy Pieces (197 ... ...
Men believe that women who have gotten inked - and particularly 'tramp stamps' - are more likely to have sex with them on their first date, according to a study. The study conducted by France's Universite de Bretagne-Sud, found that men surveyed were likelier to ask a women out if they had a tattoo, but they also believed them to be of a "loose" character, the New York Daily News reported. In ...
The funky smell at your gym could be because most people tend to wear their workout gear a few times before washing, according to a new poll. The new survey finds that most people wash their clothes only after every third workout. Women are the worst offenders, the survey said, with just 21 percent washing their gym clothes after each and every workout, the New York Daily News reported. A ...
Marco Fairchild, left, and Gary Garza, right, help Sueann Schaller from her car Saturday, May 25, 2013 in San Antonio after she drove it into floodwaters in the Westwood Village ...
Women in the workforce is the policy issue of our time but any discussion must go hand-in-hand with consideration of how children are raised. Picture: ...
Maoist insurgents abducted a leader of the Indian National Congress party and his son Saturday evening in an attack witnesses said left 17 people dead. The Indian Express reported 150-200 militants struck the party's convoy of about 20 vehicles on the Bastar-Sukma national highway in Jagdalpur district. State Congress President Nand Kumar Patel and his son Dinesh Patel were kidnapped, ...
Making the news
We must define the nature and scope of this struggle, or else it will define us. Neither I, nor any President can promise the total defeat of terror. What we must do is dismantle networks that pose a direct danger.
The U.S. president was speaking on his administration's counter terrorism policy.
Venetian Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas
In the middle of the Strip, and opposite the Mirage and Treasure Island is the Venetian, adjacent to its sister ...Keep reading
Record Your Vote
The Boy Scouts of America National Council has resolved to accept gay members. Do you agree with this policy?
Knoxville TimesKnoxville Times – News Portal for Knoxville, Tennessee
The Knoxville Times is essentially a local Knoxville newspaper, but with a national and international perspective, designed to provide readers with a one-stop shop for Knoxville, national US, regional, and world news coverage, weather and sports information, with live updates on breaking business stories, and what's happening in the financial markets.
The biggest advantage we have is that we are an online newspaper, which means we are constantly refreshing our stories as more and more information comes to hand. Often when a story breaks the initial details are sketchy.
We and our sources around the world work hard to gather more information, verify facts, and provide a perspective of the major stories. Expert opinion often accompanies our articles to better inform readers, and provide a more complete understanding
of the news we deliver.
Financial markets and business reports are regular features as we pin down what's happening, and constantly refresh stock market indice readings, dollar currency rates, and breaking business news reports. Our world sports coverage is a priority, as is our regional news.
We like to think if you're looking for breaking news out of Knoxville, Tennessee, the United States, or the world, you'll look for it first at the Knoxville Times.
Of the forty five U.S. senators who voted down Wednesday's gun reform bill, 42 have received funding from arms manufacturers or their agents.
The London newspaper The Guardian revealed the statistic on Thursday citing a study dating back to 1990.
On Capitol Hill, 45% of the Senate was able to derail a proposal that polls say is supported by roughly 90% of Americans.
"Everyone who voted yesterday knows after reading that bill, in their heart of hearts, that the bill would have made America safer," MSNBC's co-host Mika Brzezinski said on Thursday's Morning Joe. "We are the 90%," his co-host Joe Scarborough added. "And 90% will not be ignored."
Forty one Republicans voted against the bill, as did four Democrats.
"All in all this was a pretty shameful day for Washington," President Barack Obamai, in company with victims of gun violence, told a press conference in the Rose Garden Wednesday.
Seven amendments were put up, covering assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and straw purchases. All 7 amendments were defeated.
The senators who opposed the bills were:
1. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
2. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
3. Sen. ...
- Vandy routs Mississippi State 16-8 in SEC semis
- IBM team tackled $5 million Knoxville problem drafty homes
- A lesson to remember Knoxville Scouts decorate graves in memory tribute for holiday
- Take-out beer allowed again
- Body found in Percy Priest Lake
- Ryder makes low-key gym comeback away from prying eyes following bar assault
- Women gymgoers filthier than men
- Trainer Tom Wenzel will have top three favorites for Seattle Handicap | Emerald Downs
- Some doctors seeking business experience to deal with changing health care
- Less Fed aid sign of health
- Chiles indigenous fight worlds largest gold miners to protect environment
- Why worrying about food miles is missing the point
- Britain calls for EU target to halve emissions by 2030
- Britain resists EU bid to set new target on renewable energy
- Chile Pascua-Lama Mine Halted for Environmental Offences
- Powerful women join Forbes list
- How Bayern Munich Beat Borussia Dortmund To Win The 2013 Champions League
- 5 Places For Your Cash Instead Of Money Markets Treasurys
- Direct antibody injection boosts cancer therapy
- Thousands Of Jailed Russian Oligarchs May Finally Walk
- African Leaders Condemn Ongoing Use of Cluster Bombs
- UAE minister ranked 67th among worlds 100 powerful women
- Women should look real raw Gisele Bundchen
- US mom gave birth to child after her heart stopped and then came back to life
- 100-year-old X-rays reveal how corset-clad Victorian women endured pain
- QB Golson no longer enrolled at Notre Dame
- Blackhawks keep clawing back
- Heat Pacers facing demons of playoff series past in Game 3
- White Sox use walk-off to sneak by the Marlins
- Blackhawks stay alive clip Red Wings in Game 5
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Get the latest Knoxville Times headlines delivered to your inbox.
- ATV crash kills elderly man in Scott County
- Children of murder victim fight to keep convicted killer in prison
- Armadillos move into Morgan Scott Counties
- Powell church hosts food pantry for area
- High-flying kids take to the skies in Morristown