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By Laura Jones On Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Burma fighting with rebels leads to brutal rape, murder of two teachers

More than 2,000 villagers in Kachin State, northern Myanmar, on the border with China, have fled their homes because of renewed fighting between the Burmese army and the rebels of the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). The More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 16th, 2015
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Authorities arrest 12 tied to Paris terrorist attacks, Kerry visits a ‘big hug’

French police arrested 12 people on Friday suspected of helping militant Islamist gunmen in last week’s killings in Paris, where visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry laid wreaths at two main attack More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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Edward Snowden talks about Russia, drone use, cyber attacks, NSA

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden spoke in a new interview about life in Russia and reviewed many of the surveillance topics, the use of cyber technology and much more. Speaking with James More...

By Stephen Nevets On Thursday, January 1st, 2015
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‘Homeland’ season 4: Pakistan upset that country is like ‘grimy hellhole’ on show

Pakistan officials have criticised producers of Showtime’s popular  drama Homeland for portraying their country’s captial as a “grimy hellhole”. The show’s fourth season, which ended on Sunday More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, December 22nd, 2014
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Stratford Festival to present ‘King Lear’ ‘King John,’ ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ in theaters next year

Three of Shakespeare’s great dramas about the burdens, madness and romance of ruling, all performed by one of the world’s premier repertory theater companies – The Stratford Festival in Ontario Canada – More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, December 19th, 2014
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President Obama moves on ending Cuba embargo, attacked by GOP

President Obama will move quickly to end the American trade embargo against Cuba, administration officials said Thursday, using broad executive orders to lift restrictions on travel, commerce and financial activities. Starting More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
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‘Suicide Squad’ cast: Will Smith is Deadshot, Tom Hardy as Rick Flag

Warner Bros has confirmed Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Margot Robbie for its DC Comics villain team Suicide Squad, and has set Jared Leto to play The Joker, Jai Courtney to play Boomerang and Cara Delevingne to play More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Basuki Tjahaja Purnama first Christian governor in Indonesia in 50 years, Muslims outraged

A Christian has been sworn in as governor of Indonesia’s capital for the first time in in 50 years despite protests from Islamic hardliners who insist the job should be reserved for a Muslim. Basuki Tjahaja More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Pakistan: Christian computer science professor arrested for blasphemy

A computer science professor was arrested for blasphemy in Lahore, Pakistan, and has been charged with insulting the Muslim prophet Mohammad after evading the police for nearly three years. Qaiser Ayub, 40, was More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, November 14th, 2014
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Janina Kolkiewicz, 91-year-old woman ‘dead’ for hours, wakes up and asks for food

In a bizarre story from Poland, a 91-year-old woman was declared dead and spent hours in a morgue before waking up, obviously shocking hospital staff and her relatives. Janina Kolkiewicz was declared dead by local More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, November 7th, 2014
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Christian baker facing prosecution over refusing gay Bert and Ernie cake

The Christian bakers in northern Ireland who made headlines for refusing to make a cake which depicted Sesame Street’s Bert and Ernie with the slogal “Support Gay Marriage” are now facing prosecution More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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Is The World Ready For 5G To Come Out

Smart devices were pretty slow when the first generation of mobile data was launched. Now many people’s phones and tablets in countries such as the U.S., Korea, and Japan are running on 4G or 4G LTE. But is More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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Muslim convert, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau is Ottawa gunman who killed Nathan Cirillo

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was born in Quebec as Michael Joseph Hall north of Montreal, two US officials told Reuters, claiming that American law enforcement agencies have been advised that the attacker recently converted More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 13th, 2014
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Tour the globe in Nat Geo’s new book highlighting ‘World’s Best Cities’

The 21st century has been heralded as the “Century of the City” by the Rockefeller Foundation as, for the first time ever, the majority of people live in urban areas. In a glossy, lavish tribute to cosmopolitan More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, October 13th, 2014
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Will a surgical ‘black box’ create more malpractice suits?

A team of Canadian researchers are working to adapt black box aviation technology to monitor surgeries. The team, led by surgeon Teodor Grantcharov, believe the device will help improve patient outcomes by providing More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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ISIS in Indonesia, Chep Hernawan says he’s the leader of their Islamic State chapter

Indonesia may be the next hotbed for Islamic State extremism as police detained a man claiming to be the leader of the Indonesian chapter of Sunni militants. Police say they are unable to charge him with a crime More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Ukraine: Christians threatened with firing squads, Red Cross worker killed

Christians in Ukraine are claiming that rebels are targeting churches, threatening the use of firing squads and abducting pastors. The political struggle between the pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government More...

By Laura Jones On Saturday, October 4th, 2014
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Turkey shuts down church, moves to deport Christian pastor, Patrick Jensen

Turkish authorities have closed a Protestant church in Southeast Turkey and ordered its American pastor fined and deported on charges of “working illegally.” Local police officials sealed the premises More...

By Stephen Nevets On Saturday, October 4th, 2014
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Spider-Man movie update: ‘Venom Carnage,’ Dr Kafka back, Rhys Ifans, ‘Sinister Six’ overview

Sony is moving ahead with expansions to their Spider-Man franchise, pushing forward with spin-off movies. First up will be The Sinister Six. The Six is a team of Spidey’s super-villains, originally comprised More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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Swedish man gets rape charges dismissed with ‘sexomnia’ argument

A Swedish man who was convicted of rape had his charges overturned after an appeals court found the man could have been asleep during the attack and cited “sexomnia” as a reason he should be released. Mikael More...

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