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What Is Teachers Day, And Why Is It Celebrated On September 5th?

Teacher's Day India

September 5th marks a special day in India. According to The Times of India, it is Teacher’s Day, or what the denizens of India refer to in Hindi as Shikshak Diwas. Teacher’s Day is designed to shower praise on the many teachers in India who strive diligently every single day to educate the nation’s youths…. Read more »

American Detainees In North Korea Plead For Help From U.S. [Video]

American Detainees

North Korea allowed foreign media access to three American detainees on Monday. Monitored by North Korean officials as each detainee spoke individually, all three men asked for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom. Kenneth Bae, 46, is a Christian missionary who has been detained the longest of the three. He… Read more »

Is Pope A Target Of The ISIS? The Vatican Firmly Doesn’t Believe So

Pope Francis May Be A At Risk From The ISIS, But The Vatican Isn't Concerned

Pope Francis is believed to be one of the top terror targets for the ISIS. Following the reports, Italy and the Vatican have beefed up the security of his holiness. However, these threats are being downplayed by the Vatican, and there are some interesting justifications to the same. Pope Francis is against any kind of… Read more »

We’ve Been Warned: Saudi King Says ISIS Could Attack U.S. In 2 Months

(FILES) A picture taken on December 30,

Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud warned the world that the terrorist organization ISIS must be dealt with soon or the Western world will be attacked. The King said in a statement to newly appointed ambassadors and carried by the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA), “”I ask you to convey this message to your leaders…… Read more »

Boko Haram Beheads 6-Year-Old Christian Boy

Boko Haram Orders Beheading Of Christian Boy

Boko Haram has beheaded a 6-year-old boy simply for being a Christian. According to new reports from Christian Today and several other websites, the child was killed on June 1, but news of the attack didn’t make it global until this week. The attack reportedly occurred in Attagara, Gwoza district, Borno State, which is known… Read more »

Russia Invades Ukraine To Aid Pro-Russian Separatists

Russian Invasion Ukraine 2014

Multiple news outlets report that 1,000 Russian troops (in the form of “two columns of tanks and military vehicles”) have poured into southeastern Ukraine in what can be best be described as an invasion. According to the Boston Globe, this invasion comes only hours after Russia fired Grad missiles at a Ukrainian border post, forcing… Read more »

Why Did ISIS Change Its Name To The Islamic State (IS)?

ISIS 5 Year Islamic State Plan 2

Back in June, Inquisitr explained how the proper name for the brutal Sunni insurgent group terrorizing Iraq and Syria is ISIS, not ISIL. Since then, this sordid team of terrorists has decided to change its name once again (it was previously known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq) to just the Islamic State, or IS. Why Did… Read more »

Prohibition In India’s Kerala State

Kerala State in India To Completely Ban Alcohol In 10 Years

Prohibition is headed for Kerala with a measure that is causing concern for what happens when the people are legally forbidden to drink. It’s a plan that will take 10 years to fully implement, but the results should show themselves much sooner than that. The BBC reports that Kerala has the highest per capita alcohol… Read more »

Hamas Finally Admits To Kidnapping And Killing Israeli Teens

Hamas Admits Kidnapping

Back in June, three Israeli teenage boys were kidnapped and then later found dead. The Israeli government suspected that the Palestinian Sunni Islamic terrorist organization known as Hamas had carried out the brutal murders of Naftali Frenkel, 16, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19, but lacked any concrete evidence. Fast forward to today. According… Read more »

World Famous Yoga Guru Dies At 95

BKS Iyengar, a world famous yoga guru, has died at 95

One of the world’s foremost yoga gurus has died. The Times of India reports that BKS (Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja) Iyengar, the guru considered responsible for bringing yoga to the mainstream attention of the West, was admitted to the intensive care unit of a private hospital in Pune on August 12th with poor heart function and… Read more »

Indonesia Boat Tragedy: 15 Foreigners Missing After Boat Sinks

Boat tragedy in Indonesia

At least 15 people, mostly vacationing foreigners have been reported missing following a boat tragedy in Indonesia. According to BBC News, the accident happened in central Indonesia on the eastern shore of the country at around 7 p.m. local time last night. The boat was reportedly making its way from the tourist island of Lombok… Read more »

Gaza Cease-Fire Extended, But Peace Is A Long Way Away

Israeli soldiers carrying a coffin of a fallen comrade.

Israel and Hamas have agreed to extend a truce, and it appears to be holding despite a precarious start, CNN is reporting. Late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, the two sides exchanged rocket fire, raising fears that the new cease-fire would not hold. However, the brief exchange did not escalate into more violence, and… Read more »

Russian Humanitarian Convoy Stuck Amid Doubts From Ukraine

Russian Humanitarian Aid Convoy

A Russian humanitarian convoy is stuck amid doubts from Ukraine that its neighboring country is actually bringing in food and other supplies. The convoy of 280 Russian trucks is allegedly carrying relief goods for civilians, but Ukraine claims it is actually trying to smuggle supplies to pro-Russian rebels. Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister Danylo Lubkivsky is… Read more »

Earthquake In Ecuador Kills 2 Near Equator

2 dead, 8 injured in Quito Ecuador

A moderately sized earthquake rumbled Quito, Ecuador yesterday, leaving at least two dead and eight injured. At 2:58 pm, as the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports, the ground trembled for just under a minute, causing buildings to sway and rattle as the 5.1 quake caused mudslides and dust clouds. Centered 14 miles northeast of… Read more »