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S Korean Ferry Disaster Causes One Suicide and Three Arrests

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The Captain, a female third mate, and a 55-year-old helmsman have been arrested following the ferry disaster in South Korea. Five charges were filed against 68-year-old Ferry Captain Lee Joon-seok, including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law. The charges against the other two crew members were not revealed. What is known about the… Read more »

United Nations Base In Sudan Attacked, 58 Killed, 100 Injured

UN Peacekeepers

A United Nations base in South Sudan was attacked, leaving 58 people killed and another 100 people injured during the attack. According to the Washington Post, an angry mob of youths attacked the United Nations peacekeeping mission’s camp in Bor in Jonglei state on Thursday. Ethnic Nuers, about 5,000 of them, fled there after fighting… Read more »

Did Palestinians Plan The Riot At The Holy City Of Jerusalem?

Palestinian protesters and Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site

The riot in the Jerusalem, as The Inquisitr reported on, may not have been a very ugly one, but it has nonetheless provoked a lot of thoughts regarding the way the Islam’s holy site is managed or controlled for visitation. The riot police on Wednesday were called in to disperse a mob of angry Palestinian… Read more »

Islamic Group In Nigeria Abducts 129 Girls From School

Nigeria Bombing In Abuja

Just eight of 129 teenage girls kidnapped late Tuesday from a Nigerian school in the country’s northeastern region had managed to escape as of late Wednesday. The fate of the rest still remains uncertain. After more than a year of enduring near-daily bombings by the Islamic militia group known as Boko Haram, observers in Nigeria… Read more »

Monster Great White, Dubbed ‘Joan Of Shark’, Closes Australian Beach

Australia great white shark 'Joan of Shark'

A monster 16-foot Australian great white, which the locals are calling “Joan of Shark,” was detected by a satellite monitoring device dangerously close to the country’s southwest coast, forcing authorities to close a popular beach. The electronic tag attached to the Australian shark sent signals alerting beach-goers to stay out of the waters on Wednesday…. Read more »

Transgender Gets Legal Status In India, But Gays and Lesbians Don’t

Indian Eunuchs Get Official Recognition

India has elementally redefined ‘Gender Recognition’ for its official purposes. Transgender now has been legally recognized as a third gender besides male and female. However, in a cruel twist of irony, gays, lesbians and bisexuals still do not have any recognition. India’s Supreme Court has passed a landmark judgement officially giving recognition to transgenders as… Read more »

Pakistani Cannibal Arrested After He Admits To Eating Dead Baby

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Pakistan seems to be a hot source for odd news of late! In the latest such news, a convicted cannibal from the small town of Darya Khan in Pakistan has been re-arrested two years after his release from jail for committing the same crime. The cannibal in question is Mohammad Arif, 35. His brother Mohammad… Read more »

Crimea Adopts New Constitution; The Region “Welcomed Home” By Russia

Crimea's new constitution adopts a pro-Russia stance.

Crimea lawmakers adopted a new pro-Russian constitution on Friday, despite the Muslim Tatar minority’s objection, Pravda News reports. The region of Crimea, which transferred from Russia to Ukraine in 1954, is now a step closer to rejoining Mother Russia, Reuters reports. The Crimea Constitution was approved by all 88 deputies present, afterwards, the deputies broke… Read more »

Nicaragua Earthquake 2014: Tsunami Warning Not Issued

Nicaragua Earthquake 2014: Tsunami Warning Not Issued

Nicaragua’s earthquake felt earlier today registered as a 6.1 magnitude quake on the scale but, based upon the location of the earthquake, it apparently was not necessary to issue a tsunami warning. In a related report by The Inquisitr, some wondered whether Peru’s volcanic eruption could be linked to the earthquakes in Chile, and similar… Read more »

U.S. Troops May Aid Ukraine If NATO Demands

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Due to recent situations with Russia and the Ukraine, United States military may be asked to help beef up support for allied Eastern European nations by NATO, meaning more of our soldiers could soon be heading overseas to face down our old adversary. In reply, U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove stated he wasn’t against… Read more »

Op-Israel: Anonymous Strikes Israeli Sites, Israeli Hackers Hit Back

Anonymous

Anonymous, the hacking group that has exposed rapists, attacked corporate America and hit the Westboro Baptist Church may have met their match today. The group has a strong following among Arab hackers and today their wing launched Op-Israel. Op-Israel was an attack on Israeli governmental and private websites in the hope of disrupting the Israeli… Read more »