News From Above

Hundreds of Civilians Massacred In South Sudan

Bentiu, South Sudan Horrific massacre: Rebels have massacred hundreds of civilians in the South Sudanese city of Bentiu in the worst atrocity of the young country’s civil war. Bodies, including those of children and old people, were piled in heaps ...
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Type 2 diabetes growing in china

Beijing Fatter and sicker: Prevalence of type 2 diabetes has more than tripled in China over the past decade as Chinese people adopt a more Western diet and lifestyle. “China, unfortunately, has become the world’s capital for diabetes,” said Michael ...
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Here come the killer robots

If you think drone warfare has created some tricky moral dilemmas, said Robert H. Latiff and Patrick J. McCloskey, just wait until we start sending robotic soldiers into battle. Early prototypes of robots that can hunt down and destroy enemies ...
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When going ‘green’ makes people sick

When communities like San Francisco and Seattle began banning plastic bags, said Ramesh Ponnuru, it seemed like a public-spirited thing to do. But' benign-seeming laws often have unintended consequences— and the plastic-bag ban is now producing a sickening result. The ...
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Canadian porn actor suspected of murder

Porn star murder suspect nabbed: The Canadian porn actor suspected of murdering his boyfriend in Montreal, then mailing his severed body parts to Canada’s political parties, was arrested in Germany this week. Luka Magnotta, 29, a gay prostitute, was Googling ...
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throwing alligator into fast food restaurant

Man charged with throwing alligator into fast food restaurant

"Man charged with throwing alligator into fast food restaurant", read the headlines when this Florida fast food restaurant got a customer it wasn't expecting who tossed a live alligator through a drive-thru window. Joshua James, 23, of Jupiter, Florida, had ...
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Capitalism

Capitalism – Confronting and Constructing a Culture

By Evo Morales, President of Bolivia - Jan 24, 2013 Sisters, brothers: The world is being hit by a world-wide multiple crisis that is manifested in a climate, financial, food, institutional, cultural, ethical and spiritual crisis. This crisis indicates to ...
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Why the beach is a pitiful sight

Britain’s “decayed seaside resorts” have become a dumping ground for society’s outcasts, said Libby Purves. Towns like Blackpool, Margate, and Clacton-on-Sea were holiday destinations for generations of English families. But they began to decline in the 1970s, when package tours ...
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Harmful Extreme Workouts

Overdosing On Exercise – Harmful Extreme Workouts

Training for a marathon and other extreme workouts may be more harmful than healthy. After reviewing over 50 studies, researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that more than an hour of intense aerobic activity per day put runners and cyclists ...
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Lizard lounging in New Jersey pupil’s salad is now class pet

A tiny green lizard found by a New Jersey kindergarten student in a bundle of chilled salad greens at home has wriggled its way into the hearts of an entire elementary school class, which has adopted it as a mascot ...
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