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Prohibition In India’s Kerala State

Kerala State in India To Completely Ban Alcohol In 10 Years

Prohibition is headed for Kerala with a measure that is causing concern for what happens when the people are legally forbidden to drink. It’s a plan that will take 10 years to fully implement, but the results should show themselves much sooner than that. The BBC reports that Kerala has the highest per capita alcohol… Read more »

Hamas Finally Admits To Kidnapping And Killing Israeli Teens

Hamas Admits Kidnapping

Back in June, three Israeli teenage boys were kidnapped and then later found dead. The Israeli government suspected that the Palestinian Sunni Islamic terrorist organization known as Hamas had carried out the brutal murders of Naftali Frenkel, 16, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19, but lacked any concrete evidence. Fast forward to today. According… Read more »

World Famous Yoga Guru Dies At 95

BKS Iyengar, a world famous yoga guru, has died at 95

One of the world’s foremost yoga gurus has died. The Times of India reports that BKS (Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja) Iyengar, the guru considered responsible for bringing yoga to the mainstream attention of the West, was admitted to the intensive care unit of a private hospital in Pune on August 12th with poor heart function and… Read more »

Indonesia Boat Tragedy: 15 Foreigners Missing After Boat Sinks

Boat tragedy in Indonesia

At least 15 people, mostly vacationing foreigners have been reported missing following a boat tragedy in Indonesia. According to BBC News, the accident happened in central Indonesia on the eastern shore of the country at around 7 p.m. local time last night. The boat was reportedly making its way from the tourist island of Lombok… Read more »

Gaza Cease-Fire Extended, But Peace Is A Long Way Away

Israeli soldiers carrying a coffin of a fallen comrade.

Israel and Hamas have agreed to extend a truce, and it appears to be holding despite a precarious start, CNN is reporting. Late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, the two sides exchanged rocket fire, raising fears that the new cease-fire would not hold. However, the brief exchange did not escalate into more violence, and… Read more »

Russian Humanitarian Convoy Stuck Amid Doubts From Ukraine

Russian Humanitarian Aid Convoy

A Russian humanitarian convoy is stuck amid doubts from Ukraine that its neighboring country is actually bringing in food and other supplies. The convoy of 280 Russian trucks is allegedly carrying relief goods for civilians, but Ukraine claims it is actually trying to smuggle supplies to pro-Russian rebels. Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister Danylo Lubkivsky is… Read more »

Earthquake In Ecuador Kills 2 Near Equator

2 dead, 8 injured in Quito Ecuador

A moderately sized earthquake rumbled Quito, Ecuador yesterday, leaving at least two dead and eight injured. At 2:58 pm, as the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports, the ground trembled for just under a minute, causing buildings to sway and rattle as the 5.1 quake caused mudslides and dust clouds. Centered 14 miles northeast of… Read more »

Plane Crash Kills 39 In Iran, Horrific Moment Captured On Camera

Plane Crash

For some people, they are at the right place at the right time to catch a one-in-a-million moment on camera. Here on The Inquisitr, we reported on such rare moments. There are many reports on such things as the brutal beating of a prone man by two cops, an unidentified flying object seen over Italy,… Read more »

Guinea Shuts Borders With West Africa In Bid To Halt Ebola Spread

Guinea shuts borders

In Guinea, where the deadly Ebola outbreak emerged in March, health officials announced Saturday that the country was closing its land borders with some of the West African nations where the virus is spreading rapidly. As a result, the Liberia and Sierra Leone borders have been closed until further notice. Health Minister Remy Lamah told… Read more »

Muslim Brotherhood Banned In Egypt

Muslim-Brotherhood-Banned-In-Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood political party has been banned in Egypt after a court ruling, accord to BBC News. The party, which came to power after the Arab Spring following the ouster of long time Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, is now banned from participating in parliamentary elections in the Spring, the British news agency said. “The… Read more »

Is ISIS Taking A Counter-Clockwise Route To Attacking Israel?

ISIS

Recently, the transgressions of ISIS have been reported to go beyond words and humanity. Here on The Inquisitr, we reported how ISIS is now beheading children, as seen in a decapitated body of a little girl. This travesty, along with the crucifixions, are now making their rounds on the internet, shocking Americans who are reading… Read more »

Malaysia Airlines To Be Taken Over By Government

Malaysia Airlines Government Guyout

Malaysia Airlines will soon be state-owned after the airline admitted to being mired in debt and still reeling from two aircraft disasters this year. Khazanah Nasional, the investment arm of the Malaysian government, formally requested the delisting of the airline in a letter to the country’s stock exchange Friday. The investment arm also offered to… Read more »

China Earthquake Death Toll Rises As Rescue Efforts Continue

death toll rises from quake

The death toll has risen to 589 in southwest China three days after an earthquake devastated Yunnan province on Sunday. According to Chinese news agency Xinhua, the sudden rise in casualties comes as a result of delayed confirmation. This is a mountainous region, and the villages affected by this earthquake are remote and difficult to… Read more »