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14 Year Old Child Bride Facing Death Penalty for Murdering Husband -

Saturday, November 29, 2014

BREAKING: New Coal Disaster In West Virginia -

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

U.S. Hostage Freed by Colombia’s FARC Rebels (Video) -

Monday, October 28, 2013

Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters -

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BREAKING! UK Government Spied On Allies At TWO G20 Summits (Video) -

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike -

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Israel Strikes Syrian Armed-Forces Sites (Video)

On Friday and Sunday, Israel carried out the second and third strikes on Syria this year, significantly increasing the country’s involvement with the civil war and bloodshed in Syria, the BBC reported Sunday. Israel has claimed responsibility for an earlier strike on Syria in January, and says that the target of the strikes were weapons headed to the hands of Hezbollah in Lebanon. All of the strikes have caused casualties and widespread damage. The New York Times reported that one of the targets was a shipment of Iranian-made Fateh-110s missiles. Iran and Hezbollah have both backed President Bashar al-Assad in the…

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Morphees : Shape-shifting Smartphones (Video)

Are you ready for a shape-shifting smartphone? Ready or not, shape-shifting smartphones and mobile devices are making their way from research labs to the consumer marketplace. Last month, led by Anne Roudaut, a group of computer scientists from University of Bristol in the UK presented the “Morphees” as Transformer-like mobile devices of the future. The six prototypes, developed by the researchers, could change the shape of your mobile phone into a gaming controller or even a stress ball. The prototypes were made out of various materials like plastic, paper and wood, along with shape-changing materials and shape-memory alloys. The concept…

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French Socialists Slam Germany’s Merkel (Video)

A leaked memo by ruling French Socialist Party calls German Chancellor Merkel “selfish” and “obsessed with Germany’s economy and her own political career”, as a criticism of her drive for more belt-tightening measures and the main driver of EU-imposed austerity. A source in French President Francois Hollande’s office said that the document, released by mistake in April, represented only the party, but did not dispute its central message. EU debt crisis has strained the cooperation between France and Germany, while the ideologically opposed leaders have disagreed on points of economic policy. The German government played down the remarks as Senior…

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May 1st is International Worker’s Day, Here’s Why it Matters:

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In case you’ve missed it, today (5/1) is International Worker’s Day, also known as May Day. In America, the biggest holiday for workers is Labor Day, which falls in September. May Day is  the international worker’s equivalent of labor day. Around the world, protests and demonstrations have shown the extent to which workers are outraged and are showing their ability to flex their collective muscle. In Istanbul, Turkey, demonstrators caused a city-wide shut down. In Greece, striking union workers shut down train and ferry services. In Jakarta, an estimated 150,000 workers marched on the capital, demanding an increase in pay and…

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Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet

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In Europe, Ireland is the country with the strictest abortion laws. Under the current law, abortion is a crime unless if it occurs as a result of a medical intervention performed to save the life of the mother. Mrs Halappanavar, a 31 year old woman originally from India, was 17 weeks pregnant when she started feeling pain in her back and was bleeding. She sought medical attention and tests revealed that she was going through a miscarriage. Over the course of three days, she pleaded with her doctors to perform a termination. The doctors justified that they could still hear…

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Was Syrian “Regime Change” Planned in 1957? (Video)

As I have been hearing the war drums beating louder and louder for the invasion of Syria, albeit the President’s resistance, I remembered a Guardian article, I have read years ago. According to the article, published in the Guardian newspaper on September 27, 2003, America’s CIA and Britain’s MI6 security forces made plans to overthrow the Syrian government in 1957 and assassinate three of its key leaders, because the country was increasingly orientating towards Moscow and threatening the West’s oil supplies. Matthew Jones, a specialist in international history at Royal Holloway, University of London, discovered the plans in the private…

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Treatment of Palestinian Children in Israeli Prisons Continues to Draw Attention from Human Rights Groups (video)

Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli prisons have recently drawn significant media attention to prisoner issues over the past months, including notable poor conditions for Palestinian children within Israeli prisons. Addameer, a Palestinian prisoner support and human rights organization, reported that 236 prisoners were put into detention during the month of April 2013.  An average of 200 child prisoners are incarcerated monthly, the report also shows. This issue gained significant attention in February of 2013, when a report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) was released, showing that ill-treatment and in some cases, torture are widespread and systematic within Israeli…

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Turkish State Airlines Bans Red Lipstick

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Last week, Turkish Airlines (THY), a state-run company flying to more than 200 destinations worldwide, announced a ban on the usage of red lipstick and hair buns for women flight attendants. Previously, the airlines revised its dress code in 2012, banning the use of red and blonde hair colors for female flight attendants and female cabin crew. The new 2012 dress code forced women flight attendants to wear pastel colors uniforms and braid their hair, instead of pulling it up in ponytails. The administration of Turkish Airlines claims the amendments to its “Flight Attendant Dress Code” were changed following “complaints…

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The Tale of Uncle Tsarnaev, CIA Chief Graham Fuller and a Turkish Islamist Who Lives in USA

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What could be the connection between the Boston Marathon bombing suspects’ uncle Ruslan, an ex-CIA Fuller and a Turkish Imam named Fethullah Gulen? Turkish preacher named Fethullah Gülen has been living in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania since 1999. Despite not having an education goes beyond the 5th grade, he has several hundred educational organizations such as K–12 schools, universities, and language schools (mostly English) that have been established around the world, mainly Central Asia, Caucasus, Balkans, and including U.S.A. How did he receive his US residency status while he was ‘wanted’ by the –then- Turkish Government, is still a mystery. Now, this…

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Boston Marathon Bombing and the Simplicity/Complexity of Terrorism

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Since the Boston bombing, the media is overflowing again with the familiar lines capriciously flung on Right wing media such as:  “Muslims are a violent people. More violence is to come if we continue to let Muslims immigrate to the U.S.. Obama is a Muslim and supporting Al Qaeda and Progressives being Marxists and Socialists [they are equal in Tea Party jargon] are coddling terrorists and proposing an overgenerous immigration policy.” At this point, there is scant evidence for any conclusion on the Boston Marathon bombing. Authorities are not sure if the Boston Marathon bombing were part of a terrorist…

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British Millionaire Who Sold Iraq Fake Bomb Detectors Found Guilty

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British businessman, James McCormick, who sold golf ball finders as bomb detectors to countries at war where thousands of people were dying and injured by explosives, has been found guilty of fraud in a British court on April 24. McCormick, 57, reportedly made an estimated 50 million pounds ($76 million) from the sales of golf ball finders worth $20 for up to $40,000 each. Experts said the devices lacked “any grounding in science” and were “completely ineffectual as a piece of detection equipment.” A former policeman and salesman, McCormick, sold the devices to military and police forces around the world,…

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PKK Sets the Date for Withdrawal from Turkey

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According to today’s report on Hurriyet Daily News, The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has announced its withdrawal from Turkey, starting May 8th. The PKK separatists have been fighting the Turkish government for the last three decades, demanding an independent Kurdish state, which resulted in more than 40,000 people’s death. Announcement came after the jailed leader of the organization, Abdullah Ocalan, declared on March 21st that the PKK would withdraw its militants from the Turkish soil On March 21, after more than four decades of waging war there. The US, European Union and Turkey designate the group as a terrorist organization…

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Strong Signal to Iran: Arms Deal with Middle East

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Only two days after the Pentagon mentioned that it was finalizing a $10 billion arms deal with Israel and two of Iran’s main rivals – the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia-, in order to strengthen their military, Chuck Hagel arrived in Israel on Sunday on his first visit there as a U.S. Defense Secretary. Asked if the arms deal sent a message that the military option was on the table if Tehran moved to build a nuclear weapon, Hagel said: “I don’t think there’s any question that’s another very clear signal to Iran.” He added, “The bottom line is…

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FBI Arrests 18-year-old US Citizen Headed for Syria to Join Jabhat al Nusra

According to the report in The New Zealand Herald, a U.S. citizen has been arrested by the FBI at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Saturday after months of surveillance by the agency, allegedly planning to engage in terrorism in Syria. A statement issued by the FBI said there was no connection between this arrest and the recent Boston Marathon bombings. Abdella Ahmad Tounisi, 18, was being monitored by the agency since his friend was arrested in September after a botched attempt to detonate a bomb outside a Chicago bar. The suspect had planned to link up with the Jabhat…

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Russia’s Islamist Rebels Deny Link to Boston Bombings

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In a statement issued on Sunday, rebels in the North Caucasus said that they are not at war with Washington and have no link to the April 15 bombing of the Boston Marathon, according to a report in Bloomberg. The statement posted on the vdagestan.com website says: “The Caucasian Mujahedin are not fighting with the United States of America. We are at war with Russia, which is responsible not only for the occupation of the Caucasus, but also for heinous crimes against Muslims.” 1st suspect Tamerlan, 26, was killed during a gunfight with the police and his 19-year-old brother, Dzhokar,…

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Did Gaddafi Fund Sarkozy’s 2007 Campaign?

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French prosecutors have opened an investigation against former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, after allegations that his successful 2007 election campaign might have received illegal funding from the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Sarkozy denies the allegations. The investigation had been opened after allegations by a Franco-Lebanese businessman, Ziad Takieddine, who said he had proof that Sarkozy’s campaign was illegally funded by the Libyan regime between 2006 and 2007. Takieddine himself is currently under investigation in France, in a separate case involving arms sales to Pakistan in the 1990s. Sarkozy met Gaddafi in Paris in 2007, short after his election. He…

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Former President Musharraf Flees Pakistan Court after Arrest Order

Today, Islamabad High Court refused to extend the bail that was granted to the former military leader Pervez Musharraf a month ago, and ordered his arrest. Former President fled the court to escape to his villa. Musharraf, 69, who served as the tenth President of Pakistan from 2001 until 2008, after seizing power in a coup in 1999 when he was serving as the army chief, faces a slew of legal troubles including charges of treason and corruption. Other charges he faces are his alleged failure to provide adequate security to opposition leader Benazir Bhutto at the time of her…

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Iraq Executes 21 Men in One Day

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Iraq’s Ministry of Justice reported Tuesday that the country hanged 21 men after they were convicted of terrorism, the latest in a series of mass executions that have drawn international condemnation. The death penalty was suspended after the 2003 invasion but was quickly restored by the first Iraqi government by 2005. Since then, at least 447 prisoners have been executed, including Saddam Hussein, and his associates. According to Amnesty International, Iraq is now one of the world’s leading executioners with hundreds of prisoners waiting on death row and continuous hangings. Iraq’s executions have sparked concern from the United Nations, as…

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Major Quake Hits South-East Iran

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A powerful earthquake has struck Iran’s border regions with Pakistan. It is measured to be the most powerful quake in Iran for more than 50 years. The number of casualties currently is not clear, but the tremors reported to be felt across Pakistan, India and the Middle East. According to the Reuters news, 13 Pakistanis were killed in the quake with Pakistan bearing the brunt of the earthquake. The provincial home minister of the Washuk district of Pakistan said the quake destroyed more than 50 shops in the district. Although the reports from the city of Saravan, closest city to…

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Marriage Equality Law Passes The French Senate

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In recent months, large and sometimes violent demonstrations have taken place in Paris against the proposed legislation meant to legalize marriage for homosexual couples. While France’s National Assembly had already agreed to the legislation, tens of thousands of people continued to demonstrate against it. Following passage by the National Assembly, the French Senate approved the controversial “Equality Act” proposed by the Socialist Party controlled government, earlier this month. In France, same sex couples will be able to legally marry and adopt children from now on. The second reading of the National Assembly on this legislation, scheduled for this Wednesday, is…

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