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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

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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?

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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 »

Two Ugandan Men To Face Court On Homosexuality Charges

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Two Ugandan men are expected to defend themselves in court after being charged for homosexuality. A 24 year old businessman, Kim Mikusa, was charged with “having sexual knowledge of a person against the order of nature” after prosecutors confirmed Wednesday that they have gained enough evidence against him and Jackson Makusa, who is 19 years… Read more »

S Korean Ferry Disaster Causes One Suicide and Three Arrests

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The Captain, a female third mate, and a 55-year-old helmsman have been arrested following the ferry disaster in South Korea. Five charges were filed against 68-year-old Ferry Captain Lee Joon-seok, including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law. The charges against the other two crew members were not revealed. What is known about the… Read more »