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Anti-Semitism

Where Jews still aren’t welcome

Anti-Semitism is sweeping Hungary, said Colin Freeman. It’s so bad that the World Jewish Congress held its annual conference in Budapest to express solidarity with beleaguered Hungarian Jews. The Jobbik party, which is openly anti-Roma and anti-Semitic, is now the ...
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Chipping away at our freedoms

Poland is giving up the liberties it fought so hard to gain, said Jacek Zakowski. There was “no coup, no fanfare, no lofty ideas or slogans.” But slowly and incrementally, our own democratically elected government has been passing law after ...
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Goddess Kali Demands Human Sacrifice

Goddess Kali Demands Human Sacrifice

To worship the goddess Kali sacrifices of goats, roosters, sugarcane and pumpkins are offered to celebrate the changing of the seasons.  It has been reported that the sacrifice of a 25-year-old man was found in a remote village in the ...
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Where Children Can’t Get An Education

According to a UNESCO study, 57 million children lack classroom access. Here are the countries with the most children out of school: Nigeria - 10.5 million Pakistan - 5.4 million Ethopia - 1.7 million India - 1.6 million The Philippines ...
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Why Iranians Flee On False Passports

Most analysts do not believe the two Iranians who used stolen passports to board the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight were terrorists. So why were they on the plane? The most probable reason being... they were simply hoping to find a ...
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The sad state of warehoused children

Russian orphanages are a scandal, said Jennifer Rankin. State institutions house nearly 400,000 children, a population larger than many cities. But less than one third of these children are actually orphans. Many “fall into the system when their parents, often ...
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Bulgarians hate old people

Bulgarians hate old people – Elders Seen As Burdens

Bulgarians hate old people, said Ruslan Jordanov. I’m not kidding. In a recent survey, 58 percent of Bulgarians surveyed admitted to disliking the elderly, making them even more reviled than the Roma—quite a feat in Bulgaria. No wonder “nobody ever ...
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World’s Oldest Bread

World’s Oldest Bread

Researchers have found evidence that hunter-gatherers started making bread 4,000 years prior to starting agriculture.  Evidence of bread making was found in the north-eastern part of Jordan.  The flatbread charred remains were found to have been made some 14,400 years ...
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Piers Morgan

CNN pulls the plug on Piers Morgan

■    CNN pulled the plug on Piers Morgan's prime-time show after just three years, amid dismal ratings. Since taking over from Larry King in rW 2011, the British former newspaper " editor has struggled to connect with his American audience, ...
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Depression Speeds Aging

Depression Speeds Aging In The Elderly

Major depression is not only psychologically crippling but can also age a person’s body on a cellular level. That’s the conclusion of a new study that examined blood samples from more than 2,400 people with and without depression. Researchers at ...
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