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Under Attack [Update]: Pakistan’s Jinnah Airport In Karachi

Karachi Airport Under Seige

UPDATE, noon June 9: More than 20 are dead in the latest death toll at Jinnah International Airport in Pakistan. Pakistani security forces fought through the night to finally kill all of the 10 attackers, who invaded the airport the day before with grenade launchers and automatic weapons. The Pakistani Taliban has announced its participation… Read more »

Operation Blue Star: 30 Years Later, Many Wounds Still Remain

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Operation Blue Star took place 30 years ago, but memories of the Indian conflict that left hundreds dead, resulting in a year of turmoil, still remain sharp in India. On June 6, 1984, the Indian Army opened fire on one of the holiest sites for the nation’s Sikh community, the Harmandir Sahib(also known as The… Read more »

Nepal Flooded With Over 2,000 Tree Huggers (Literally)

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If you can’t see the forest through the trees in Nepal it may be because there’s too many people blocking the view. Over 2,000 people showed up Thursday to show our oxygen producing plant friends some love. The crowd was mostly made up of uniformed students, but included among them were 20 parliament members and… Read more »

Meet Claudia Ochoa Felix: The Most Dangerous Woman In The World

Claudia Ochoa Felix Dangerous

Gentlemen, Claudia Ochoa Felix is the type of woman your mother warned you about! Why? For starter’s, this 27-year-old Kim Kardashian lookalike reportedly just took over Los Ántrax, a hit squad that carries out executions on behalf of the Sinaloa cartel. Plus, according to the Telegraph, Claudia Felix carries a custom pink AK47. Last but… Read more »

American Detained In North Korea For Having A Bible

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Another American has been detained while traveling in North Korea, according to media reports. The man, identified by The Associated Press as 56-year-old Ohio native Jeffrey Edward Fowle, is being held on unspecified charges by the North Korean government. “The state-run Korean Central News Agency identified the latest detainee as Jeffrey Edward Fowle. It said… Read more »

Canada’s F-35 Fighter Jet Purchase Plan Draws Scorn

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Plans by the Canadian military to purchase F-35 fighter jets from Lockhead Martin Corp. is drawing scorn from the country’s lawmakers, who are asking how purchasing the planes from an American company would benefit the Canadian economy. According to a June 5 article by Reuters, the Canadian military plans to purchase 65 of the F-35… Read more »

D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Most Important Weather Forecast In History

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Today, we commemorate D-Day’s 70th anniversary, and looking back on the success of that day, we cannot help but think what might have happened had the weather forecast presented to Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower been incorrect. In those days, meteorologists didn’t have all the tools of 21st century technology, but those watching the… Read more »

Tiananmen Square 25 Years Later: Mourning, Struggle, But Little Progress

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The Chinese government tightened security in and around Beijing this week, in anticipation of the 25 year anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protest of June 3-4, 1989. Fox News reports that the government’s tight security affected not only mourners who traveled to the public square, but also the friends and family of many of the… Read more »

Tehran Dust Storm: At Least 4 Confirmed Killed, 30 Injured [Photos]

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At least four people were killed and 30 injured when Tehran was hit by a powerful dust storm on Monday afternoon, with winds reaching up to 80-miles-per-hour. Additionally, the dust storm caused flight cancellations at Tehran’s International Airport, fallen trees, and dozens of car accidents due to poor visibility. Some incredible photos have been posted… Read more »

Breaking: King Juan Carlos I To Abdicate, Son To Become Felipe VI

King Juan Carlos I abdicates.

King Juan Carlos I shocked Spain on Monday when he announced his intention to abdicate the throne in favor of his only son, Felipe. According to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the 76-year-old monarch is stepping down for political reasons, not his ailing health as most may think. King Juan Carlos abdicates Spanish throne http://t.co/HqWilrgnUp… Read more »

Rape Victim’s Mother Attacked In Northern India

Gang rape in Northern India

Historically speaking, whenever someone has one of their family members suffer a tragedy, most people would be very supporting and understanding, more so if that tragedy happens to be rape. Yet in northern India, the mother of a rape victim wasn’t comforted, but attacked! Though the situation in India is totally ludicrous, the reason why… Read more »

Syrian Suicide Bomber Was US Citizen

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Syrian extremists have a penchant for the extremist part of that description. Look no further for proof than those crucifixions extremists have started to videotape for all the world to see. Yikes. The place has become such a paradise for extremist exultation that a U.S. citizen now known as Abu Hurayra al-Amriki went there to… Read more »

Woman Is First To Climb Everest After Deadly Avalanche

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Mount Everest’s beauty owes much to the stark and fickle nature of its superiority. Some would say no rock is superior to humanity. Since an avalanche buried 16 sherpa guides at Mount Everest last month, no one has chosen to climb this rock, the world’s tallest mountain. Usually the climbing season ends in late May,… Read more »

Make Way For The Chocolate King: Ukraine’s New Billionaire President

Petro Poroshenko Is New Ukrainian President

Ukraine’s citizens comprising about 90 percent of the nation’s eligible voters went to the polls on Sunday and gave the presidency to Petro Poroshenkoa, 48, a billionaire candy man known widely as the Chocolate King. As of nightfall in the Ukraine, about 56 percent of the vote went to Poroshenkoa, In a distant second place… Read more »

Prince Charles Compares Putin To Hitler, Russia Demands Apology

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Prince Charles appears to have created a diplomatic incident with comments he made comparing Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler, and now the Russian President is demanding an apology from the future king of England. On Thursday, a senior official at the British Foreign Office met with a Russian Ambassador and brushed of Prince Charles’ remarks,… Read more »

Serbia Floods 2014: Recovery Could Cost Billions, EU Promises Fast Aid

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The floods that have ravaged areas of Serbia and Bosnia in 2014 could cost the country billions in recovery and the European Union is promising to deliver aid quickly. Both nations are observing a day of mourning following the devastating 2014 floods that happened over the weekend, with EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva in talks in… Read more »

Thailand Martial Law Declared, But Military Tells Country ‘Don’t Panic’

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Thailand went under martial as of Tuesday morning, when the country’s army declared the need to “preserve law and order,” after acting Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra defied a court order to resign along with several of her cabinet ministers. The declaration comes after weeks of fierce street demonstrations and clashes between supporters of Shinawatra’s… Read more »

Rights Groups Groan As Uganda Bolsters AIDS Stigma

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It seems straightforward enough; Uganda’s legislators passed a law on Tuesday called the HIV Prevention and Control Act that makes pregnant mothers and their mates submit to blood tests and criminalizes those who willfully pass on HIV to others. But several non-governmental offices in Uganda, like Human Rights Watch, the Health Global Advocacy Project (GAP),… Read more »

Stephen Sutton Dies At 19 Leaving A Legacy Worth Millions

Stephen Sutton raised over five million dollars for charity.

Stephen Sutton, an inspirational teen cancer victim, died Wednesday morning. His death creates a wake of grief and hope across the globe. Stephen Sutton began battling cancer at age 15. Just over a year ago, Stephen learned his cancer was incurable. Shortly after the terminal diagnosis, on January 13th 2013, he made a Facebook page… Read more »

Ex-Hungarian Leader Sentenced For 1956 War Crimes

Bela Biszku Sentenced For War Crimes

A 92-year-old former official in the Hungarian communist party back in the middle of the 20th century was finally sentenced Tuesday to five-and-a-half years in prison for war crimes committed in 1956 against Hungarian civilians. Bela Biszku could have received a life sentence, under guidelines set by the Geneva Convention, but at 92, five-and-a-half-years might… Read more »