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

Serbia floods 2014

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’

Thailand martial law

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

ugandas relentless persecution of aids victims

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 »

When Judge Dredd Meets Civic Sense, The Results Are Quite Soaking [Video]

The Pissing Tanker Drenches People Who Urinate In Public

The citizens of developed nations might have an evolved civic sense, but those residing in countries like India, still have a long way to go. Though there are laws and penalties to fine violators, seldom are exercised, resulting in blatant arrogance. Hence taking matters in their own hands (pun unintended), a group of anonymous fighters… Read more »

Nigerian Girl Recounts Boko Haram Abduction

Nigerian Parents Mourning Kidnapped Children

What Sarah Lawan endured as one among nearly 300 teenage schoolgirls abducted by Nigeria’s Islamic rebels, Boko Haram, was so frightening that she now fears returning to school. The 19-year-old spoke over the phone with The Associated Press from her hometown of Chibok, a city in Northeast Nigeria that’s also home to the school from… Read more »

Protesters Take Over TV Stations in Thailand

Thailand Under Seige

Protesters in Bangkok, Thailand, remained on Sunday in control of five major broadcast news stations they took over two days prior to voicing their new demand to see an appointed prime minister ousted. The People’s Democratic Reform Committee has been protesting the Taiwanese government since late last year, in particular the rule of Prime Minister… Read more »

Syrian Residents Return To Rubble Of Homs

Homs Flattened

Right after Syrian rebels left the country’s most civil war-wracked city of Homs on Saturday, its residents filed back in to search for something, anything, to remind them of home. The government reached an agreement last week that led to about 2,000 rebels leaving Homs, opening the door to several thousand residents and business owners… Read more »

The UN Agenda In Geneva Includes Disscussion On Killer Robots

Title Pic Killer Robot

Killer Robots will be discussed at the UN for the first time since the words were paired together. The actual definition would be ‘autonomous machines able to identify and kill targets without human input,’ but everyone agrees that ‘killer robots’ sound like a much more urgent issue. To be clear, these robots don’t actually exist… Read more »

Is China Preparing For ‘Inevitable’ War In South China Sea?

A report in a Chinese journal suggests China will fight wars of aggression over the next 50 years.

Is China preparing for an ‘inevitable war’ (or inevitable wars) in the South China Sea? When you hear that question, chances are that it conjures up images of xenophobic conspiracy theorists looking for additional reasons to stockpile an arsenal while they wait for a doomsday scenario half way around the world. After all, we’ve all… Read more »

Massive Explosion Levels Historic Aleppo Hotel In Syria

Massive Explosion In Syria Levels Historic Aleppo Hotel

A historic Aleppo hotel in Syria was leveled as a result of an explosion, reportedly by the country’s biggest rebel group, the Islamic Front. The hotel has been identified as the Carlton Hotel, which according to ABC News was being used as a government army base in the northern city of Aleppo. The Huffington Post… Read more »

Widow Gang-Raped As Punishment For Adultery, She Also Faces Public Caning

Widow Gang-Raped and Caned

Revolting stories about violence against women are seen everywhere online, but this one about a widow gang-raped in Indonesia tops them all. A 25-year-old widow was gang-raped by a group of vigilantes because they were punishing her for having sex with a married man. If that wasn’t enough, Islamic religious police plan to cane the… Read more »

Iran Navy Targets US Ships, Admiral Calls Carriers ‘Easy Targets’

Iran's navy claims US aircraft carriers will be targeted in the event of way.

Iran Navy. Most of us don’t use those two words together in a serious sentence. They sound almost like the start of a “two guys walked into a bar” joke. Make no mistake, though. The Iranian Navy – and its subsidiary branch in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard – takes itself seriously. Iran’s Admiral Ali Fadavi,… Read more »

Prince Charles Gatecrashed A Wedding, But That’s Not Even The Best Part

Prince Charles Gatecrashed a Wedding

As far as weddings go, gatecrashing is pretty common. However, a newly married couple wouldn’t have guessed even in their wildest dreams who would strut into their wedding unannounced. England’s Prince Charles showed up unexpectedly at a couple’s wedding. The Royal apparently strode into the wedding of Barry Rooney, 28, and his new wife Kirstie,… Read more »

First Case Of Mysterious MERS Virus In America Confirmed By The CDC

MERS coronavirus

The Center for Disease Control has announced the first confirmed case of the mysterious MERS, (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), virus that is quickly becoming a global concern in an American citizen. Health officials on Friday stated a man who had recently come back from Saudi Arabia began showing signs of infection shortly after he returned… Read more »

Australian Arrested For Fatally Raping And Assaulting A Toddler

Child Abuse & Rape

In what could be described as one of the most gruesome and inhuman crimes, a 23–year old Australian man has been arrested with charges of fatally raping and assaulting a child. While cases of child abuse are unfortunately very common, this attack was on a mere 2 year old child. Australian police arrested the man… Read more »

Is Earliest Image Of Jesus Christ Ever Found In Egyptian Tomb?

early image of jesus

Spanish archaeologists believe they have stumbled upon the earliest known image of Jesus Christ while doing work in an ancient Egyptian tomb. According to a report in the Daily Mail, the University of Barcelona scientists believe the tomb was the final resting place for a scribe and several priests, due to the type of artifacts… Read more »

Tunisia Turns To Star Wars To Revive Tourism

Tunisia Tourism

On Wednesday, two dozen Imperial Troopers and fans dressed as Star Wars characters paraded the streets of Tunis for the country’s first Star Wars event. Tunis, Tunisia’s capital city, was the location for the spring revolutions in 2011 that resulted in the overthrow of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The country is hoping to… Read more »

Remembrance Day 2014: Holocaust Survivors Will Never Forget

Remembrance Day 2014: Holocaust

Holocaust survivors mark Remembrance Day 2014 on Monday, when Israel stops for a moment to pay respect to the more than six-million Jews that were exterminated by Adolf Hitler during World War II, one of the darkest hours in history. As citizens remember not only the victims that perished by the systematic extermination of Jews… Read more »

North Korea Calls South Korea President A ‘Whore’ After Obama Visit

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North Korea described South Korean president Park Geun-Hye a “crafty prostitute”, with US president Barack Obama as her “pimp”. The insults were thrown shortly after the latter’s visit to the first-world Asian country last week, according to The Guardian‘s latest report. North Korea, headed by Kim Jong-Un, made it clear that the nation was not… Read more »