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Frenchman Beheaded By Algerian Militants

Herve Gourdel

A Frenchman was reportedly beheaded by Algerian militants. On Sunday, Herve Gourdel, 55, was kidnapped while hiking through the Tizi-Ouzou region of Algeria. Within hours, Jund al-Khilafa claimed responsibility for the abduction. The Islamic militant group, also called the Soldiers of the Caliphate, has known ties to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant… Read more »

Ukrainian Politician Taken Out With The Trash… Literally [Video]

Ukrainian Politician Taken Out With The Trash ...Literally

The Ukrainians have seen their home become a tumultuous place over the past year or so, from uprooting their president to the loss of territory like Crimea, not to mention the protests. Despite the change in government, and constant altercations with Russia, the protests that started earlier this year show no sign of ending. Itarr-Itass… Read more »

Evacuations As Volcano Eruption In Philippines Threatens

Volcano eruption

Thousands in the central Philippines have been evacuated as scientists fear an impending volcano eruption that could lay waste to hundreds of miles around it. Mount Mayon has been showing signs of “relatively high unrest,” warn scientists, and a volcano eruption could be imminent, warns the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. A growing lava… Read more »

British Tourists Found Beaten To Death On Beach In Thailand


Two British tourists were found beaten to death on a beach on southern Thailand’s Koh Tao Island, one of the country’s most popular diving destinations. The victims are unidentified as of this post. However, Thailand police have revealed that the British tourists are a 23-year-old woman from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and a 24-year-old man from… Read more »

Journalists Join Egyptian Hunger Strike To Free ‘Political Prisoners’


Egyptian journalists have joined a hunger strike movement seeking the release of political prisoners, according to multiple news organizations. The total number of journalists joining the movement stands at seven, with a focus on a strict protest law put into place by the Egyptian government, The Associated Press reported. What has driven even more focus… Read more »

Jamaica Advances On Pot Decriminalization, Rastas Light Up Without Fear

Bunny Wailer

From the ghettos of Kingston to the tops of the famed Blue Mountains, and all of the swamps, fields, and beaches in between, tens of thousands of “Rastas” — members of Jamaica’s Rastafari Momvement, also called “Rastafarians” — light up on pot while keeping an eye over their shoulder for the police. Soon, those days… Read more »

San Diego Cab Drivers Are Routinely Tested For Body Odor Too

San Diego Taxi Drivers Asked To Take Body Odor Test

Cab drivers across the world are routinely accused of driving harshly or using foul language. However, San Diego Regional Airport Authority goes a step ahead and ensures that they maintain good hygiene too. Body odor is part of 52 prerequisites that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies have long… Read more »