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Xi Jinping, China President, Visits South Korea, Snubs Pyongyang

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Chinese president Xi Jinping landed Thursday in Seoul for a state visit with Park Geun-Hye, marking his first trip ever to the Korean peninsula. Xi Jinping’s South Korea visit raised questions regarding the current state of his country’s relationship with North Korea, and it’s baby-faced strongman, Kim Jong Un. A week before Xi landed in… Read more »

Oscar Pistorius Is A Suicide Risk, According To Psych Report

Oscar Pistorius Mental Health Report

Oscar Pistorius is depressed, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and at risk of suicide, according to a psychology report read at the athlete’s murder trial on Wednesday. The doctors who spent a month evaluating Pistorius’ mental health also concluded that he does not appear to have a history of abnormal aggression linked to “rage-time murders… Read more »

Liberia To Prosecute People Hiding Ebola Patients

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Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf issued a stern statement Monday, warning citizens that anyone who will be caught hiding Ebola patients from authorized health workers will be prosecuted in accordance to Liberian law. The statement was issued on a state-owned radio program in Liberia, according to Al Jazeera. President Sirleaf noted that a huge number… Read more »

Pakistani Newlyweds Killed By Relatives In Latest Honor Killing

Honor Killing Pakistani Newlyweds

Two Pakistani newlyweds were killed by relatives Thursday in the latest honor killing in the country. The young couple were tied up and had their throats slit with scythes after they married for love, according to police. The 17-year-old girl and 31-year-old man married on June 18 without the consent of their families, according to… Read more »

ISIS Caliphate Declares Territory Under Control An Islamic State

Has ISIS succeeded in creating the first official terrorist Islamic state?

ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) took the step of officially declaring themselves an Islamic state on Sunday — the world’s first “official” state created by an Islamic terrorist group. ISIS further declared Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, their leader, to be the region’s new Caliph, according to an Associated Press report. The dream of… Read more »

South Sudan Is The Most Fragile Country In The World

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South Sudan has officially been declared the world’s most fragile country by the Washington-based non-profit Fund For Peace (FFP). The infant country’s ranking on the list is the result of the relentless political and humanitarian turmoil that continues to plague the African state. Fund For Peace uses 12 variables to determine the ranking of each… Read more »

Vladimir Putin: Iraq’s Remaining Hope, According To Iraqi Christians

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As tensions remain high in Iraq and its neighboring states, a particular sector of the country’s religious is seeking help from an unlikely source. Iraqi Christians are reportedly clamoring for Russia, and its controversial leader, Vladimir Putin, according to The Daily Beast. Iraqi Christians, an often target of political and religious persecutions in the Middle… Read more »

Mozambique Will Be Free Of Landmines By The End Of The Year

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After more than two decades since the end of their civil war, Mozambique is set to declare itself landmine-free by the end of this year, 2014. Mozambique’s anti-landmine efforts, actively supported by many concerned organizations around the world, have made this huge humanitarian breakthrough possible. Jared Bloch, spokesperson for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines,… Read more »

Fidel Castro’s Limousines Ply The Road As Humble Taxis In Havana

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Fidel Castro, one of the world’s most powerful dictators, ironically seldom traveled locally in one of his many limousines which were considered luxurious at that time. Though now that the “Comandante” has been dethroned, his limos now serve the people of Cuba, in a manner of speaking. A fleet of black, boxy, Soviet-made limousines that… Read more »

Ukraine Separatists Receive More Russian Tanks, Troops Mass On The Border

Ukraine Separatists Receive More Russian Tanks, Troops Mass On The Border

Ukraine separatists have received even more Russian tanks, and the possibility of peace is being threatened. In a related report by The Inquisitr, representatives for Vladimir Putin have claimed that “Russophobia” over World War 3 starting is causing the Western media to write articles that vilify Russia’ action in Ukraine, including the annexation of Crimea…. Read more »

ISIS vs ISIL – Which One Is It?

ISIS vs ISIL

ISIS refers to the “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria,” and ISIL refers to the “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.” Both acronyms point to the exact same thing – a jihadist militant group hell-bent on implementing an Islamic caliphate throughout the Middle East. The irony is that according to Quartz, the group’s real… Read more »

ISIS Supporters Mock Michelle Obama After Huge Weapons Capture

ISIS Supporters Mock Michelle Obama

ISIS supporters have taken to tweeting to mock U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, reports the Gateway Pundit. The tweet in question, which has reportedly been seen on numerous jihadist websites and Twitter accounts, features Michelle Obama holding up a sign that reads ‘#BringBackOurHumvee.’ The tweet mocks Michelle Obama for the ‘#BringBackOurGirls’ hashtag she released last… Read more »