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    Italy seizes £24m of real estate belonging to Vladimir Putin’s judo partner

    A close friend and judo partner of Vladimir Putin has had several upmarket villas and other real estate worth around 30 million euros (£24 million) that he owns in Italy seized by the authorities. Arkady Rotenberg, who has regularly sparred with the Russian president on the judo mat, is one of Russia’s richest men, with

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    Should US modify nuclear treaty to confront Chinese threat?

    After Russia tested a ground-launched cruise missile two months ago to break the its landmark nuclear limitation treaty signed with the US in 1987, Evan Braden Montgomery, a defense expert from the Washington-based Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, said the United States has been debating whether or not to modify the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces

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    Dinesh D’Souza Sentenced To Teach English To Immigrants

    Conservative writer and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza has been sentenced to teach English to non-English speaking citizens and those applying for citizenship while he serves eight months in a “re-entry”-type facility in San Diego. Read Full Article

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    Pressure grows to let gay men donate blood

    The nation’s blood supply could see a significant increase if long-standing donor policies barring gay and bisexual men were eliminated, a new study says. The study from a California institute projected that if the blood donor policy for gay and bisexual men was eliminated, these men could provide an extra 615,300 pints of blood a

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    Market report: Citi warns of geopolitical tremors

    On what was the worst day for the FTSE 100 since March, Citigroup sounded an ominous warning for investors. Geopolitical risks, including the rise of jihadist extremists in the Middle East and simmering tensions between Russia and the West, are “proliferating”, said analysts at the US bank, while investors’ “indifference” to the threats “is unlikely

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    Robert Kennedy Jr.: We need laws to ‘punish global warming skeptics’

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr., one of climate change’s loudest activists, said there should be a law that lets authorities punish skeptics and deniers – those who engage in “selling out the public trust,” he said, in an interview with Climate Depot during New York City’s recent People’s Climate March. “I wish there were a law

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    WATCH: Dramatic footage of Israeli SWAT team killing Palestinian murderers of three Jewish teens

    The Israel Border Police Vaunted YAMAM counter-terrorist unit on Tuesday stormed a building in Hebron that was housing the wanted Palestinians suspected of kidnapping and murdering three yeshiva students in June. In the raid, the team of crack commandos exchanged gunfire with the wanted Palestinians, killing them. Read Full Article

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    Scientists make quantum leap, teleport data farther than ever

    We’re one step closer to creating the Ansible communicator in “Ender’s Game,” the warp drive envisioned by Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre and a “Star Trek”-style Transporter. Or we can at least keep thinking that while scientists do the hard, incremental physics required to keep us dreaming of those kinds of future advancements. This time the

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    Facebook Lays Out Its Roadmap for Creating Internet-Connected Drones

    If companies like Facebook and Google have their way, everyone in the world will have access to the internet within the next few decades. But while these tech giants seem to have all the money, expertise, and resolve they need to accomplish that goal—vowing to offer internet connections via things like high-altitude balloons and flying

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    Possible 1.4 million Ebola infections by January 2015 in two countries

    New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up. Since the first cases were reported six months ago, the tally of cases in West Africa has reached an estimated 5,800 illnesses. WHO officials say cases are

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    Spirit of insanity? London chefs seek to replicate taste of human flesh

    Two London chefs are this week trying to come up with a burger that tastes like human flesh, while Hannibal is busy cooking lung and loin bourguignon over on NBC, but exactly what flavor do we have? It’s a macabre thought, but one carnivores can’t help but idly wonder from time to time when eating

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    UN to remove Ebola-infected people from their homes

    Looking for a new approach to blunt the Ebola epidemic sweeping West Africa, the Liberian government, the World Health Organization and their nonprofit partners here are launching an ambitious but controversial program to move infected people out of their homes and into ad hoc centers that will provide rudimentary care, officials said Monday. The effort, which

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    World must prepare for ‘Armageddon’-style cyber attack, warns US regulator

    The world must prepare for an “Armageddon”-style cyber attack, one of America’s most influential regulators has warned. Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, said it was a “matter of time” before there is a major cyber attack on the global financial system, and that the public needs to invest

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    ‘Darkening times': Abbott warning

    The Islamic State has urged its supporters to go out and kill Western civilians, including Australians, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned the nation would have to sacrifice freedoms for security against terrorism in what he called these “darkening times”. In a chilling message posted online, the terrorist group called for indiscriminate violence by any

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    U.S. begins airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

    The U.S. military has begun airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, CBS News has confirmed. Pentagon Press Secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement Monday evening that a mix of fighters, bombers and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles were engaged in the attack. “The decision to conduct theses strikes was made earlier today by the

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    Chaos on Turkey-Syria border as ISIS marches on

    ISIS is on the rampage again, seizing dozens of villages in northern Syria last week and forcing more than 100,000 people to flee into Turkey. On Turkey’s border with Syria Monday, just a few miles from where ISIS has besieged the town of Kobani, Turkish riot police defended their positions with tear gas. Read Full

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    Isil fighters ‘have returned to America’, US officials say

    The FBI is monitoring a number of US citizens who have returned to America after fighting for the jihadist groups in Syria, including the Islamic State (Isil), the US has confirmed for the first time. An administration official told Time magazine that the US National Counterterrorism Center believes that approximately 100 US citizens have gone

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    Limbaugh Slams Liberal Media For Ignoring ‘Hillary Letters’

    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has weighed in on Hillary Clinton’s letters to infamous socialist Saul Alinsky. Limbaugh called Alinsky’s 1971 manifesto, Rules for Radicals, the “owner’s manual for Democratic Party at large.” Read Full Article

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    The Obama Administration Moves To Crush Inversions

    The Obama administration announced executive steps on Monday to curb the maneuver known as tax “inversions,” by which companies slash their tax bills by moving their companies’ tax bases overseas. On a conference call with reporters Monday evening, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the administration was taking executive action since it had become clear Congress would not

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    Biden to Hispanics: Obama Will Act on Immigration

    Vice President Joe Biden told frustrated Hispanic leaders Monday President Barack Obama is “absolutely committed to moving forward” on comprehensive immigration reforms “and he’s going to do an awful lot.” Biden said Obama was determined to move ahead “with or without” Congress and “if they don’t get something done by the end of this year,

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