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United States Declares Support For Japan In Dispute With China

United States Supports Japan In Dispute With China

The United States has declared its support for Japan in the ongoing dispute with China over islands located in the East China Sea which Japan administrates. China established, unilaterally, an air defense zone last weekend, which Japan and the United States don’t recognize. As tensions grow in the area, the Obama administration is accusing Beijing… Read more »

Shark Attacks And Kills Teen Body Boarder Off Australian Coast

Shark Attacks Teenage Boy

A teenage body boarder was killed after being attacked by a shark off of Australia’s east coast. This is the second shark attack that has ended in a fatality this month. The Inquisitr reported that a surfer was attacked and killed by a shark off of the west coast of Australia exactly one week ago… Read more »

Police In Glasgow Say Helicopter Pub Crash Killed Eight [Video]

Glasgow Police Say Eight Died In Helicopter Pub Crash

Police in Glasgow say that the number of dead has risen to eight after a police helicopter crashed into a crowded pub late Friday. Rescue crews are now digging through the partly destroyed building, hoping to save trapped survivors. Authorities say that 14 people have been taken to area hospitals for injuries. As reported by… Read more »

Nigeria Destroys 240,000 Bottles Of Beer For Being Against Islamic Law

Nigeria Destroys 240,000 Bottles Of Beer For Being Against Islamic Law

Nigeria destroyed nearly a quarter million bottles of beer in a strike against behavior that violates strict Sharia Islamic law. The crackdown happened in the city of Kano, where police enforcing Islamic law destroyed close to 240,000 bottles of beer. The beer had been taken from trucks entering the city in the past few weeks…. Read more »

United States Sends B-52s Over China Air Defense Zone

United States sends two B-52 bombers over China air defense space

The United States sent two B-52 bombers over China’s Air Defense Zone, without notifying Beijing. United States officials said on Tuesday, the two bombers went into a disputed area over the East China Sea challenging the country’s wish to expand its air zone. Both countries have been at odds over China’s intentions and today’s actions… Read more »

Angola: Islam Is Not Banned, Says Rumors Meant To Cause Tension

Destroyed Mosque

Angola has not banned Islam, according to a spokesperson for the African nation’s embassy. Earlier in the week, reports surfaced that the government had barred the religion from the country. Reports said that Angola was declaring Islam illegal and shutting down all mosques. Rosa Cruz e Silva, Angola Minister of Culture, reportedly said that the… Read more »

Saudi Arabia Men Offer ‘Free Hugs’, Get Arrested [Video]

Saudia Arabia men offer 'Free Hugs', get arrested

A couple of Saudi Arabia men showed off a placard offering “Free Hugs” and were arrested. If you’re in the US, be grateful you’re free to do things like that and possibly even be called a hero. A while back, a video went viral where people stood in the street with the same sign, and… Read more »

China Stealth Drone: Test Flight Of ‘Sharp Sword’

China Stealth Drone

A China stealth drone test flight of the “Sharp Sword” appears to have been successful. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a US drone crashed into the side of one of the Navy’s ships. China’s stealth drone, called by the Chinese “The Lijian”, made news today after pictures and videos of the test flight were… Read more »

Saudi Arabia Encourages Citizens To Leave Lebanon After Bombings

Saudi Arabia encourages its citizens to leave Lebanon after bombings

Saudi Arabia is telling its citizens in Lebanon to get out after a double terrorist bombing outside the Iranian embassy earlier in the week and escalating tensions with the Islamic group Hezbollah. Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group, has indirectly placed blame on Saudi Arabia for two attacks on Tuesday in which suicide bombers detonated themselves… Read more »

Sri Lanka War Crimes Probe Headed Toward Showdown [Video]

Sri Lanka Put On Notice Over War Crime Probe

Sri Lanka has been put on notice by British Prime Minister David Cameron. He says the nation’s probe into war crimes are not moving quickly enough. Cameron has called on the international community to conduct its own probe into allegations of atrocities committed by the Sri Lanka government during the country’s long civil war. President… Read more »

Pink Star Diamond Sells For Record $83 Million At Auction

Pink Star diamond sells for record $83 million

The Pink Star diamond has sold for a record $83 million at auction in Geneva. The diamond was sold to New York diamond cutter Isaac Wolf, who renamed the gem the Pink Dream. The $83 million price tag included Sotheby’s commission. The winning bid was for $74 million (68 million Swiss francs). “Ladies and gentlemen,… Read more »

Philippine Typhoon Haiyan: How Can I Help?

Philippine Typhoon Haiyan Help

As typhoon Haiyan moves into Vietnam, it has left a trail of devastation behind in the Philippines. Around the globe, people are coming together asking the question, “how can we help?” At The Inquisitr we want to make you aware of a few organizations that you might be able to connect with. Do you know… Read more »

Al Qaeda-Linked Terror Group Leader, Nasiruddin Haqqani, Killed

Nasiruddin Haqqani Terrorist Army

An Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorist network leader, Nasiruddin Haqqani, was shot dead in Pakistan on Sunday. Unidentified gunmen attacked the senior commander on the street in the evening, killing him in a residential neighborhood of Islamabad. Haqqani’s death was confirmed by Pakistani Taliban leadership and an intelligence official, reports New York Post. Bystanders recall the shooting… Read more »

Iran Nuclear Talks End With No Deal, Though Officials Still Hopeful

Iran Nuclear Talks No Deal

Three days of intense talks about Iran’s nuclear program ended early Sunday with no deal. However, key players insisted that the process is moving in the right direction. Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif commented, “I think we are all on the same wavelength, and that’s important.” CNN reports that the inclusion of top diplomats like… Read more »

Super Typhoon Haiyan’s Death Toll Could Pass 10,000, Officials Say

Super Typhoon Haiyan New Death Toll

The death toll in the Philippines from Super Typhoon Haiyan could pass 10,000, according to a senior police official on Sunday. The storm, which could be the strongest to make landfall in recorded history, devastated coastal towns and the capital of Leyte province. Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of the area in its… Read more »

M23 Rebels Crushed By Congo Army, Hutu Rebels Are Next

M23 Rebels Crushed By Congo Army, Hutu Rebels Are Next

The Democratic Republic of Congo army claims they “crushed” the M23 rebels during a recent battle. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the United Nations reports many massacres in the Congo by rival warring groups. The M23 rebels are reputed to be a movement of mutineers from the Congo army. The uprising allowed other rebel… Read more »