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Little Tiger: Vietnam’s Taste For Cat Meat

The Vietnamese Consider Cat Meat A Delicacy

In most countries, eating cat meat is a taboo, but for others, it’s a developed taste which often has its social origins in times of extreme hunger. The practice is officially banned in Vietnam but the delicacy turns up on restaurant menus anyway. It is a delicacy, an expensive one. According to the Agence France-Press,… Read more »

Rockets Strike Gaza Hospital, Park, At Least 10 Dead

Gaza Park, Hospital Hit By Rockets

Rockets struck a Gaza hospital and park Monday evening, killing at least 10 people and injuring several more. The missile struck a park moments after another missile ripped through Gaza City’s main hospital compound, according to Palestinian officials. Fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants continued Monday despite a major Muslim holiday and a resolution passed… Read more »

Costa Concordia Reaches Final Destination In Genoa

Costa Concordia At Final Destination

The wreck of the Costa Concordia reached its final destination in Genoa Sunday, ending a massive operation that took more than two-and-a-half years to complete. The ship was pulled into the Italian port by tugboats after five days of travel from the wreck site off Giglio Island. The Concordia struck a reef in January 2012… Read more »

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Black Boxes Indicate Missile Blast [Report]


Unreleased data from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17’s black boxes show findings consistent with a missile blast, according to media reports. The information shows the aircraft was hit multiple times by shrapnel from a missile designed to bring down aircraft. A European air safety official told CBS News of the information, “It did what it was… Read more »

Most Deadly Ebola Outbreak Ever Reaches Lagos, Nigeria

Ebola Virus Hits Nigeria

With the death of a Liberian man in Lagos, the death toll has finally reached Nigeria in what has been described as the most deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the recorded history of mankind. Onyebuchi Chukwu, the country’s health minister, told Reuters that a 40-year-old consultant for the Liberian Finance Ministry named Patrick Sawyer collapsed… Read more »

U.S. Evacuates Embassy In Libya

U.S. Embassy Libya

The United States has evacuated its embassy in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, due to “ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity,” according to the State Department. “We are committed to supporting the Libyan people during this challenging time, and are currently exploring options for a permanent return to Tripoli as… Read more »

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


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


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

MH17 cockpit sawed in half

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

John Kerry Malaysia Airlines

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


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 »