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Queen Elizabeth II Gives Prince Charles Added Responsibilities

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Queen Elizabeth II is reportedly giving more responsiblities to her son and heir to the British throne, Prince Charles. Could this be a sign that the 87-year-old is getting step down on behalf of her son soon? Not a chance according to experts, however, the second-longest reigning monarch in British history is certainly realizing she… Read more »

Lesego Motsepe Dies: HIV Positive Actress Found Dead In Her Home

Lesego Motsepe, a popular South African soap opera actress, passed away in her home on Monday.

Lesego Motsepe was found dead at her home in Randburg, South Africa on Monday. Motsepe starred on SABC3‘s popular television soap opera, “Isidingo”, from 1998 to 2008. Playing the role of Letti Mattabane, she was adored by fans. Lesego Motsepe, 39, also revealed a secret prior to her death. The beautiful South African actress had… Read more »

Kabul Restaurant Bombing Leaves 21 Dead Including Americans, UN, IMF Staff

Kabul restaurant bombing leaves 21 dead, including Americans

A bombing in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, left 21 people dead including foreigners on Friday, the US Embassy announced Saturday. Two American college employees were among the dead in the bombing and gun fire attack. A suicide bomber detonated himself at the entrance of a popular Lebanese restaurant, frequented by foreigners, in Kabul on… Read more »

Buckingham Palace Intruder Sentenced To 16 Months In Jail

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The Buckingham Palace intruder who jumped a barrier with a six-inch knife in his hand has been sentenced to 16 months in jail. Last October, 44-year-old British citizen David Belmar — who has mental health problems — attempted to see Queen Elizabeth II without an audience. Belmer allegedly told authorities that he went to Buckingham… Read more »

Dukezong, Ancient Tibetan Town, Destroyed By Fire After 10-Hour Blaze

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Dukezong, a popular tourist destination in southwest China, has been destroyed by a fire that blazed for over 10 hours. The incident occurred on Sunday morning, and hundreds of homes were burned to the ground, which lead to 2,600 people being evacuated from the region. Dukezong is located in Shangri-La, in the Yunnan Province, and… Read more »

Afghan Boy Accidentally Killed By US Troops

Afghan Toddler Dead By US Marine Fire

A four-year-old Afghan boy was gunned down by US Marines on Wednesday. Local police officials say that bad weather and poor visibility most likely led to the unfortunate accident. Despite the unintentional nature of the death, the incident only puts further strain on strained relations between Kabul and D.C. According to a public statement made… Read more »

Everyone In Norway Is a Millionaire Thanks to Oil

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On Wednesday, Jan. 8, every citizen in Norway became a millionaire! According to the 2013 census, that’s a total of approximately 5,096,300 millionaires in Norway – at least theoretically they are. But, make no mistake about it, the wealth is there! However, most are probably wondering how exactly did such an unprecedented feat occur. The… Read more »

Fall Of Fallujah, ‘A Tough Pill To Swallow’ For US Veterans

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The fall of Fallujah, the city the US fought so hard to free, has been a tough thing to witness for veterans and family members of those killed. The soldiers that risked their lives fighting for the Anbar province strategic city are questioning what they were fighting for nearly 10 years ago, in 2004. The… Read more »

Korean Baby Box To Rescue Orphans Considered Illegal [Video]

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Lee Jong-rak is a pastor in South Korea who also runs an orphanage for physically and mentally disabled children. This would not be especially note worthy considering there are pastors all around the world running orphanages, but Pastor Lee takes a different approach. He takes in abandoned infants through what is now known as the… Read more »

Over 350 People Fall Sick In Japan Due To Tainted Food

350 Fall Ill Due To Japan Tainted Food

Tainted food is being blamed for causing over 350 people to fall ill throughout Japan. According to ABC News, frozen food products that may have been tainted with a pesticide is believed to have caused so many people to fall ill across the country. The Los Angeles Times reported that the pesticide malathion is to… Read more »

Mexico Prison Stormed By Men Disguised As Police, Shootout Kills Nine

Mexico Prison Stormed By Men Disguised As Police, Shootout Kills Nine

A Mexico prison stormed by gunmen disguised as police officers resulted in a shootout that killed nine people. Authorities are blaming Mexican drug gangs. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, alleged Honduras death squads have been targeting gang members and are backed by the United States. Six gunmen apparently managed to fool the guards at… Read more »

Saudi Arabian Man To Get 80 Lashes, Jail Time For Tweet

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A Saudi Arabian man is facing punishment in the form of 80 lashes from a whip. He’ll also get three months of jail and a hefty fine. The man’s crime? According to a Saudi Arabian court, the man, Naif Abdullah, defamed Kuwaiti singer Shams with a Twitter post. The official verdict finds the man guilty… Read more »

Boko Haram Islamic Terrorists Kill 12 At Christian Wedding In Nigeria

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A Boko Haram terrorist attack by militant Islamists has killed 12 at a wedding in Nigeria. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Boko Haram has caused much suffering in the past. Several months ago the Islamists killed 42 children in a school. Unfortunately, the jihad continued to target schools in a war on Nigerian students…. Read more »

Hong Kong Pollution Levels Pose Serious Health Risks

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Hong Kong pollution levels currently pose a serious health risk to residents. Officials rolled out a new system that gauges air quality based on “ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter that may be inhaled” on Tuesday (December 31). This marks the first time Hong Kong has changed the way it monitors pollution since… Read more »

American And Iranian Forces Joining To Fight Al-Qaeda In Iraq? [Video]

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Iran and the United States are taking their new found friendship to the next level, according to Israeli intelligence website Debkafile. The United States and Iran are both contributing troops to the effort to fight al-Qaeda in Iraq. Iraq is two weeks into a major operation in which they are targeting the jihadists who have… Read more »

El Salvador Volcano Erupts Prompting Evacuations

El Salvador volcano eruption prompts evacuations

A volcano in El Salvador has begun erupting resulting in evacuations of the area. El Salvador’s most active volcano, the Chaparrastique shot clouds of gas and ash about three miles into the air on Sunday near the city of San Miguel. According to Civil Defense Director Jorge Melendez, a yellow alert had been issued and… Read more »

North Korea Leader Executed Uncle Over Business Dispute, Report Says

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North Korea is not a place to play fast and loose with business deals, at least if you might be crossing financial swords with the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un. When Kim had his own uncle put to death earlier this month, most North Korea-watchers believed that the 30-year-old dictator was simply consolidating his power, eliminating… Read more »

Saudi Arabia Tries To Cut Jobless Rate By Kicking Out Foreigners

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Saudi Arabia is taking the direct approach when it comes to reducing unemployment. The Arab kingdom has simply been kicking foreign workers out so that native Saudis can take their jobs. However, the practice will work better in theory than reality, experts say and will have a far- reaching effect on economies throughout the Middle… Read more »

Bomb On Bus in Israel: Miracle – Nobody Hurt! [UPDATE]

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A mid-sized bomb has exploded itself on an inter-city bus in Bat Yam, Israel. Miraculously nobody was injured. The Jerusalem Post reported that Passengers riding the 240 Bus in Bat Yam, Israel, noticed a suspicious package left in the Bus and alerted police. One of the passengers on the bus, David Papo, opened the bag…. Read more »

Apollo Theatre Collapse In London Leaves Dozens Injured

Apollo Theatre collapse leaves dozes injured in London

A balcony in the Apollo Theatre collapsed in London on Thursday, leaving dozens injured, seven of which were seriously hurt. A house packed with theatergoers in London’s West End was supposed to be enjoying the hugely popular mystery The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. Instead, one of the balconies in the historic… Read more »

Chinese Doctors Attach Hand to Foot During Emergency Procedure

Chinese Doctors Attach Hand to Foot

Chinese doctors where able to save a man’s severed hand by attaching it to his ankle. According to BBC News, Xiao Wei lost his right hand in a work-related accident. To make matters worse, he was unable to have it reattached to his arm right away. The Huffington Post reported that Xiao Wei lost his… Read more »

Stonehenge Gets $44 Million Renovation, New Visitor Center To Open

Stonehenge gets a renovation, complete with visitor center

Stonehenge has undergone a $44 million (£27 million) renovation that includes a new visitor center to be opened Wednesday. Visitors will be transported about a mile and a half from the center to the stones via shuttle bus. They also have the option to walk down a newly-reconnected ancient processional approach. The center will feature… Read more »

Syrian Civil War Bombing Death Toll 76, Rising In Aleppo

Saudi Arabia calls for U.N. to address Syrian war crimes as cease fire is broken

A bombing related to the Syrian civil war has produced a death toll of at least 76, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Monday. Army helicopters dropped something called “barrel bombs” on the rebel controlled city of Aleppo, impacting civilian areas of the city. Syrian President Bashar Assad uses his air force quite… Read more »