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By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 18th, 2014
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Protesters storm Israel embassy in Istanbul, claim ‘Israel is killing again’

Turkish police  fired tear gas at protesters Friday outside the Israeli consulate in Istanbul as demonstrators surrounded the building, throwing stones in condemnation of Israel’s ground offensive on Gaza. Protesters More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Hamas rejects ceasefire, Israel resumes attack, update from Tel Aviv

Violence in Israel and Gaza paused briefly when Israel agreed to Egypt’s proposal for a ceasefire. After Hamas rejected the ceasefire proposal, Israel’s bombing campaign continued. According to the Israeli prime More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Hamas asking civilians to stay in ‘war zone’ despite ‘human shield’ remarks

Hamas is calling for civilians to remain even though Israel has warned of a strike Cartoon by Barry Hunau Even the mainstream press is calling out Hamas for using civilians as human shields in their battle with More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, July 12th, 2014
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Dengue fever in Brazil tops 500,000, chikungunya in the Americas eclipse 350,000

The mosquito borne diseases, dengue fever and chikungunya, continue their climb in the Western hemisphere according to the latest data released by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) this week. Dengue fever More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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Al Qaeda plot on Eiffel Tower, Louvre and nuclear plant foiled by police

French police claim they intercepted and foiled a plot by Al Qaeda-linked operatives, including a suspect who is a local butcher, to bomb the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum, a nuclear power plant and an arts festival, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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Israel strikes over 160 targets in Gaza, prepares for ground operation

 The Israeli army says it has intensified its offensive on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip Wednesday, striking key Hamas sites in the second day of an operation aimed at quelling rocket fire against Israel. From Twitter: We More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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Christian bakers refuse Bert and Ernie ‘Support Gay Marriage’ cake, may get sued

Refusing a gay marriage cake has a Christian-run bakery in a legal firestorm as an Ireland Government agency may seek legal action after they refused to make a cake featuring the Sesame Street characters Bert and More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 4th, 2014
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Germany arrests US double agent tied to NSA monitoring and leaking information

German authorities have arrested a German man in the BND, the country’s intelligence agency on suspicions of leaking information and spying for the US. Reuters noted in their July 4 article that two lawmakers More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
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Meriam Ibrahim rearrested at airport after being freed from Sudan prison

The woman in Sudan sentenced to death for allegedly abandoning the Muslim faith has been detained by security forces, just a day after she was released from prison. Meriam Ibrahim was set free Monday only to be More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Iraqi Shiites to US: ‘Stay out’ as Sunni Muslims take control of resources

The Sunni militants in Iraq continue to find success as they have seized control of several cities and the countries’ resources. Despite this violence, the Shiite leadership is warning the United States against More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Pope Francis speaks against legalization of marijuana, narcotics saying ‘addiction is an evil’

Pope Francis spoke out against the legalization of recreational drugs at a drug enforcement conference in Rome. The Holy Seestated his opinion that drugs “are not only highly questionable from a legislative standpoint, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
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Boko Haram strikes again, kidnaps 20 more women, 3 men

Boko Haram Islamic militants have successfully conducted another kidnapping in Borno state snatching at least twenty women and three men from the village ofgarkin Fulani. In the wake of highly publicized kidnapping More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 6th, 2014
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Afghanistan Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah survives bombing

The Afghan Interior Ministry said a suicide bomber and a roadside bomb have struck the convoy of presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah as it left a campaign event in the capital Kabul. Friday’s explosions More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Judge rules to allow gay adoption against the request of the parents

Britain’s sneior judge ruled against biological parents this week, allowing a gay couple to adopt a child, despite the request to honor their religious preferences. The parents, who are a Slovakian Catholic More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Malaysia: Police arrest over a dozen men linked to ‘gang rape’ of teen, over 20 suspects remain

Malaysian police have detained 13 men and are looking for other suspects following allegations that a 15-year-old girl was raped by 38 men in an abandoned hut. The shocking story reportedly occured in Kelantan, More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Pakistan: Asia Bibi case delayed for fifth time, court seeks to pardon TV staff

The Christian woman in Pakistan accused of blasphemy, sentenced to death, has had her appeal hearing delayed for a fifth time. Pakistan Christian Post reports Wednesday that Bibi’s appeal hearing “will More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
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Japan to build ‘giant ice wall’ to slow Fukushima’s radioactive groundwater

Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) plans to build the gigantic ice wall to stall the spread of radioactive material around the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The Nuclear Regulation Authority has given the go ahead More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, May 26th, 2014
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Gunman in Belgium opens fire at Jewish Museum in anti-Semitic attack, kills three

A gunman opened fire on Saturday at the Jewish Museum in the center of Brussels, killing at least three people in what officials said appeared to have been an anti-Semitic attack. Belgium gunman attacking Jewish More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, May 18th, 2014
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Brazil: Prisoners capture over 120 hostages following riot

Authorities in Brazil are working to free 122 hostages taken during a prison riot in the country’s state of Sergipe. The Sunday AFP report says negotiations have begun to rescue “mainly visitors” More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, May 18th, 2014
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Khalifa Haftar leads Libyan National Army battling Islamists in Benghazi, families flee

A Libyan National Army led by a “renegade” retired general,  General Khalifa Haftar, fought for hours on Friday with Islamic extremists and told civilians on Saturday to evacuate Benghazi. General More...

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