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Car hits people at Jerusalem station

October 22nd, 2014 No comments

A car hits a group of pedestrians at a Jerusalem railway station, injuring at least nine, in what Israeli police say is a suspected terrorist attack.
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Syria air force ‘steps up strikes’

October 22nd, 2014 No comments

The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say.
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British American Tobacco sales slump

October 22nd, 2014 No comments

British American Tobacco -- the maker of Dunhill cigarettes -- said that sales sank in the first nine months of the year and blamed adverse currency moves and Western Europe's slow recoveryLondon (AFP) – British American Tobacco said Wednesday that sales sank in the first nine months of the year and blamed adverse currency moves and Western Europe's slow recovery.

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Hummus and Israel

October 22nd, 2014 No comments
It occurred to me that Israel only recently started to claim that Hummus is an Israeli dish. In the Israeli media and (stolen) “culture”, there were no references about the Hummus craze until relatively recently the 1980s.  Yet, I grew up with Hummus (and “ful”, fava beans) stores all over the cities and towns of the Lebanon.  So how is that explained? Is there a divine explanation for this one too?

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American held by N. Korea gets tearful reunion in Ohio – USA TODAY

October 22nd, 2014 No comments

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American held by N. Korea gets tearful reunion in Ohio
USA TODAY
After a half-year in detention in North Korea, American Jeffrey Fowle stepped onto U.S. soil in darkness early Wednesday at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio to an emotional reunion with his family. The 56-year-old Fowle, from West Carrollton, Ohio, …
North Korea Says Kim Personally Ordered Release of Detained American New York Times
North Korean Detainee Jeffrey Fowle Reunited With Family in OhioWall Street Journal
Family of Detained American Thanks God For His Release From North KoreaABC News
Reuters -Daily Mail -The Australian
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Report: Autopsy Suggests Michael Brown Reached for Ferguson Officer’s Gun – NBCNews.com

October 22nd, 2014 No comments

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Report: Autopsy Suggests Michael Brown Reached for Ferguson Officer's Gun
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The official autopsy on Michael Brown, leaked to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, suggests that he was shot in the hand at close range and may have reached for the police officer's gun, outside experts told the newspaper. That would contradict what private …
Michael Brown autopsy, officer's account indicate teen went for Ferguson cop's New York Daily News
Report: Ferguson officer shot Brown at close rangeUSA TODAY
The Evidence of a Struggle in Michael Brown's DeathThe Atlantic
New York Magazine -Reuters -Courthouse News Service
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Saudi media cheer Al-Qa`idah in Yemen

October 22nd, 2014 No comments
The Saudi government is so humiliated with the advance and success of the (reactionary) movement of the Huthis that its media have been cheering the Al-Qa`idah threats in Yemen against the Huthis. Often times they are referred to as “tribes of Yemen“.

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$10G to watch grass grow: Coburn report details worst examples of gov’t waste – Fox News

October 22nd, 2014 No comments

Fox News
$10G to watch grass grow: Coburn report details worst examples of gov't waste
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As American taxpayers worried about the terror threat from the Islamic State, the crisis at the border and the economy, the U.S. government spent their money to give rabbits massages, to teach sea monkeys to synchronize swim and to literally watch grass …
Wastebook 2014: Government's questionable spendingCBS News
Administrative Leave for 'Underperforming' Feds at Top of Coburn's Annual FedSmith.com
Coburn's 'Wastebook' targets rabbit massages, growing grassThe Hill (blog)
News On 6 -CNN -USA TODAY
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Sweden raises estimate of foreign fighters

October 22nd, 2014 No comments

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s security service says up to 150 people have left the country to join IS militants in the Middle East.
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Japan’s exports up in September, deficit persists

October 22nd, 2014 No comments

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 8, 2014 file photo, port workers adjust the rope from a freight vessel which is moored at the pier of a container terminal in Tokyo. Japan's trade deficit edged higher in September though exports rose more than expected as the yen weakened to a near six-year low, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade deficit edged higher in September though exports rose more than expected as the yen weakened to a near six-year low, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday.

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