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Journalists Join Egyptian Hunger Strike To Free ‘Political Prisoners’

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Egyptian journalists have joined a hunger strike movement seeking the release of political prisoners, according to multiple news organizations. The total number of journalists joining the movement stands at seven, with a focus on a strict protest law put into place by the Egyptian government, The Associated Press reported. What has driven even more focus… Read more »

Jamaica Advances On Pot Decriminalization, Rastas Light Up Without Fear

Bunny Wailer

From the ghettos of Kingston to the tops of the famed Blue Mountains, and all of the swamps, fields, and beaches in between, tens of thousands of “Rastas” — members of Jamaica’s Rastafari Momvement, also called “Rastafarians” — light up on pot while keeping an eye over their shoulder for the police. Soon, those days… Read more »

San Diego Cab Drivers Are Routinely Tested For Body Odor Too

San Diego Taxi Drivers Asked To Take Body Odor Test

Cab drivers across the world are routinely accused of driving harshly or using foul language. However, San Diego Regional Airport Authority goes a step ahead and ensures that they maintain good hygiene too. Body odor is part of 52 prerequisites that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies have long… Read more »

Scottish Independence Polling Causes Queen Elizabeth To Have ‘Fear’

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The latest poll numbers showing a vote for Scottish independence from the United Kingdom at a margin that is too close to call is apparently causing angst among senior British government officials and Queen Elizabeth herself, according to reports from The Wall Street Journal and RT. The latest polling has 51 percent support for the… Read more »

American’s Trial In North Korea Set For September 14

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An American detained in North Korea is set to go to trial on September 14, according to a report by CNN. Matthew Todd Miller is the American being held in North Korea and, according to the CNN report, he was detained after allegedly destroying his visa and seeking asylum in the communist nation. In a… Read more »

Henry Kissinger: ISIS Should Have Been Bombed ‘Hard’ By U.S.

isis needs to be bombed hard says kissinger

Henry Kissinger says that ISIS (or the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) should have been bombed “hard” by the United States already. The former Secretary of State during the administration of President Richard Nixon has made the statement on at least two different occasions in recent days, most recently during a televised appearance on… Read more »

What Is Teachers Day, And Why Is It Celebrated On September 5th?

Teacher's Day India

September 5th marks a special day in India. According to The Times of India, it is Teacher’s Day, or what the denizens of India refer to in Hindi as Shikshak Diwas. Teacher’s Day is designed to shower praise on the many teachers in India who strive diligently every single day to educate the nation’s youths…. Read more »

American Detainees In North Korea Plead For Help From U.S. [Video]

American Detainees

North Korea allowed foreign media access to three American detainees on Monday. Monitored by North Korean officials as each detainee spoke individually, all three men asked for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom. Kenneth Bae, 46, is a Christian missionary who has been detained the longest of the three. He… Read more »