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Norway Police Lose Vacation On Day Two Of Imminent Syrian Terror Threat

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Norway remains cautious 24 hours after it received a terror alert that Syrian Islamists were to carry out a large-scale attack. This was reported yesterday from The Inquisitr: “The intelligence services in Norway today confirmed that it has received information about an imminent ‘concrete threat’ in the Scandinavian country on behalf of Syrian Islamists who… Read more »

South Korea’s Government Is Funding Mail-Order Bride Schools In Vietnam

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The huge demand for mail-order brides in South Korea’s rural areas has pushed the national government to fund mail-order bride schools overseas. According to Washington Post, South Korea is financing training centers for mail-order brides in Ho Chi Minh, including one institution called Asia Cultural Exchange Foundation, which reportedly gets an annual $80,000 funding from… Read more »

Israeli Bombs Hit U.N. School In Gaza, At Least 15 Killed

Israeli Shells Hit UN School In Gaza

Israeli bombs hit a U.N.-run school in the Gaza Strip Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding more than 100, Palestinian officials said. Several shells hit the school run by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency in Beit Hanoun, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. Officials added that the school was filled with women… Read more »

New Russia Sanctions Expected After MH17 Crash, Say Economists

Russia Sanctions Expected

According to a survey of 29 economists conducted by Bloomberg, the United States will add to its existing sanctions on Russia in the wake of last week’s tragic shoot down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. “In the U.S. and Europe, the readiness to incur short-term economic costs and impose more punitive sanctions on Russia has… Read more »

MH17 Cockpit Sawed In Half, Pieces Missing

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The MH17 crash site has been significantly altered, including having the plane’s cockpit sawed in half. As reported earlier here on the Inquisitr, international monitors sent to look at the MH17 crash site in the Ukraine are reporting that the wreckage has likely been tampered with. While western media is quick to claim that this… Read more »

Previously Uncontacted Tribe Now Carrying Flu

Despite Precautions, Flu Virus Is Uncontained

For a previously uncontacted tribe in Brazil, a worst case scenario might be unfolding. Anthropologists and medical researchers feared what could happen if an unknown band of Indians made contact with the outside world, and now, one of those fears has been realized. Members of the newly-met group have contracted the flu virus and slipped… Read more »

Israel’s Netanyahu Blames Hamas For Palestinian Civilian Deaths

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“They don’t give a whit about the Palestinian people,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told ABC’s George Stephanopoulis Sunday in an interview about the escalation of hostilities with Hamas. Netanyahu accused Hamas of a “double war crime” for using the Palestinian civilians, including women and children, as human shields. On Sunday, the fighting between Hamas… Read more »

Can Malaysia Airlines Survive After Two Devastating Disasters?

Can Malaysia Airlines survive?

After two tragic aviation disasters, Malaysia Airlines is fighting to survive, but is it possible? More than 500 people have perished between the MH370 and last week’s MH17 incidents, with the former not resolved and no signs of debris in the area where investigators believe the plane went down. Following Thursday’s downing of Malaysia Airlines… Read more »

John Kerry: Malaysia Airlines Jet Brought Down By Russian Missile

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that a Russian missile brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, according to Reuters. Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, Kerry said that “it’s pretty clear that this is a [missile] system that was transferred from Russia.” He declined to say Russian President Vladimir Putin was “culpable”… Read more »

Wider Parking Spaces For China’s Women Drivers Spark Sexism Debate

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A mall in China is currently under fire for allotting wider parking spaces for their women patrons. Dashijiedaduhui – or “World Metropolis”, a popular mall in the northern port city of Dalian, China, has recently unveiled parking spaces specially made for women drivers. Each of these parking spaces are 30 centimeters (11.811 inches) wider than… Read more »

Prince George Walks, Wears Adorable Overalls In New Official Photo

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Cutie alert! Prince George has a new official picture, shared by the proud parents, Prince William and Duchess Kate, in which he is seen walking and wearing adorable denim overalls. The photo was released to mark the heir to the throne’s first birthday on July 22. The tiny royal has grown like a weed since… Read more »

U.S. Drone Strike Attacks Taliban In Pakistan, Kills Eleven

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Ever since the United States incorporated drones publicly, the manned-by-remote-control flying machines were met with either acceptance or hostility. Here on The Inquisitr, we reported on both sides. With drones, we were able to see what goes on within the beautiful danger zone of a fireworks display, as well as providing an alternative option for… Read more »

MH17 Crash: Dutch ‘Angry, Furious’ About Mistreatment Of Victims

MH17 crash: Dutch government furious about handling of site.

The Dutch are reportedly furious about reports that the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash are receiving less than appropriate treatment by Ukranian authorities — or whoever is in charge of the crash site. The Netherlands suffered the most in the downing of the plane, allegedly at the hands of pro-Russian… Read more »

Three Israelis Charged In Murder Of Mohammed Abu Khdeir

Khdeir's Killers Indicted, Names Withheld For Public Safety

Three Israeli suspects have been indicted for the grisly murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir. Their names are being currently withheld, to protect their families from violent reprisals which could further inflame a small region already at war with itself. One Jewish man and two minors, both 17 years old, reenacted the murder at… Read more »

Malawi Suspends Anti-Gay Laws Due To Country’s Financial Struggles

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Malawi will be suspending its harsh anti-gay laws in response to the African country’s current struggles with its state budget, according to Malawian paper Nyasa Times. Secretary for Justice and Solicitor General Janet Chikaya-Banda addressed the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva last Wednesday to inform the international body of the current reforms in… Read more »