Former NBA MVP Dirk Nowitzki has not played for his national team Germany for four straight years, and many have been thinking that they may have seen the last of the Mavs' power forward.
However, the 36-year-old NBA star announced in a press conference in Frankfurt, Germany that he will play for his national team in this year's Eurobasket tournament, which will be held in Berlin.
"I've chosen to be in Berlin," Nowitzki said in a statement. "I've had the whole month of May and used it to gain some distance and enjoy family time. Of course, I also have consulted the matter with my wife." more >>
The Moldovan Orthodox Church is reportedly now distancing itself from one of its priests after a video showing his riding a man like a donkey to exorcise a demon from him was leaked online Thursday.
The priest, identified as "Father Valeriy" of Church of St. Michael in the state of Transnistria, in Eastern Europe is shown in a nearly 2-minute video clip on YouTube riding an unidentified man like a donkey as he screams out.
"The Moldovan Orthodox Church has launched a probe. Assuming that this is not just some horrible joke, the video shows the potential for great abuse in such rituals," says blogger Jonathan Turley. more >>
Princess Charlotte, the royal baby of Kate Middleton and Prince William, will be christened in what is expected to be an intimate ceremony next month just two months after her birth.
On Friday Kensington Palace announced that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will have their daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, christened at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham on July 5. The name Elizabeth honors Queen Elizabeth II and Diana honors Prince William's late mother.
The International Olympic Committee has no plans to revoke the gold medal of Bruce Jenner despite calls from an online petition to do so following Jenner's gender identity change.
Earlier this week, an individual living in Massachusetts posted a petition on the White House's "We the People" site calling for the revocation of Jenner's 1976 gold medal.
"As we all know, Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) is an Olympic gold medalist," states the petition, which must get 100,000 signatures by July 1 to be guaranteed an official reply from the Obama administration. more >>
The European Court of Human Rights has backed an earlier decision by a court in France to allow a 39-year-old paralyzed man to be taken off life support by request of his wife. The man's Roman Catholic parents have strongly opposed the decision, however, stating they are against euthanasia.
BBC News reported that Vincent Lambert has been in a coma for seven years following a motorcycle accident, which left him tetraplegic, or without the use of his limbs and torso.
Although euthanasia is illegal in France, a 2005 passive euthanasia law allows doctors to withdraw care from patients, which effectively ends their life. more >>
World-renowned physicist and professor Stephen Hawking, 73, who suffers from a rare early-onset of a slow-progressing form of Lou Gehrig's disease that has slowly paralyzed him over several decades, says he would be open to ending his life by assisted suicide if he became a burden.
In an interview with Dara O'Briain for a new BBC program highlighted by The Telegraph, Hawking reveals that he has suffered bouts of loneliness, because people can be afraid to talk to him or let him answer. Due to his illness, Hawking communicates using a single cheek muscle attached to a speech-generating device.
"To keep someone alive against their wishes is the ultimate indignity," Hawking told O'Briain in the interview set to air on BBC One June 15. more >>