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AIDS Becomes Second Leading Cause for Adolescent Deaths Globally - UNICEF

Youth deaths from the HIV virus have tripled since 2000 and represent the second leading cause of death for minors world-wide, according to statistics released by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Friday.

Breaking: Shooting at Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood

The Colorado Springs police department is reporting that three officers and an as-yet-undetermined number of civilians were shot earlier today outside a Planned Parenthood clinic. The department says that the shooter is contained to a specific area but has not yet been apprehended. Show More Summary

UK Needs to Side With Russia, Syria to Defeat ISIL - UKIP

Britain must accept that London, Moscow, Damascus are on the same side in the fight against Islamic State militants if it wants to defeat the the terrorist group, Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage said Friday.

Three Syrians With Fake Passports Arrested in Italy, Sentenced to One Year

Three Syrian nationals carrying forged passports were arrested and sentenced to a year in prison in central Italy, local media reported Friday.

Loud Threats, "Woman" Screaming Summon Police, Discover Battle With Spider

Police were responding to reports about a possible domestic disturbance - including a woman's screams - in Australia. However, when they arrived, they discovered that there was no woman in the house but rather a man in a hostile battle with a spider.

Russia Prepared for Conventional Arms Control Consultations With NATO

Russia is ready to step up consultations with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), but is yet to hear from the Alliance, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.

BREAKING: Gunman Opens Fire at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs

Details still emerging in developing story. One officer reportedly shot. According to, Colorado Springs police are responding to a call of an active shooter in the parking lot of a Planned Parenthood clinic.  The gunman reportedly...Show More Summary

Paris Proposal to Include Free Syrian Army in Anti-ISIL Efforts Baseless

The proposal of Paris to include the Free Syrian Army in the fight against the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria is groundless, as numerous members of the major opposition force have joined the extremists, a member of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party told Sputnik on Friday.

Gunman opens fire, barricades himself inside Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood

Police report at least one officer shot and warn the area is still not secure as active shooter may have hostages

NATO Buildup in E Europe Contradicts Boosting Regional Trust - Russian FM

The expansion of NATO presence in Eastern Europe contradicts the process of working out arrangements to build confidence and security in the region, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday.

Buy Nothing Day 2015

Attention Culture Jammers! Financial markets are gyrating wildly again, our climate destiny is up for grabs in Paris this December and the war on terror feels like it’s escalating towards World War 3... this is the perfect moment toShow More Summary

Former Walmart Employees Demand $15 in Hourly Wages - Reports

Former employees of US retail giant Walmart targeted the company’s heiress with demands for increase in their hourly wages, local media reported on Friday.

NATO Aims for Containment Policy Toward Russia – Russian Foreign Ministry

NATO has once again set the course to "contain" Russia and alter the balance of power in Europe to its advantage, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Putting Too Much Pressure on Children to Achieve at School Can Push Their Grades Down

Encouraging your child's academic achievement requires a careful balancing act. All parents want their kids to do well. But unrealistic expectations not only have potentially damaging long-term psychological effects, they can hurt kids academically in the here and now. Show More Summary

Graphic Video: Cowardly Cops Break into Man’s Home and Kill His Dog After It Runs Away

A home security camera captures some disturbing actions from Delaware's finest. Smyrna, DE —  Heavily militarized officers from the Delaware State Police and the Smyrna Police Department were allegedly executing a search warrant Friday night when they burst into the home of Mark Reedy. Show More Summary

What Exactly Are We Celebrating on Thanksgiving?

We face a momentous choice: a food future rooted in the ethic of sustainable agriculture or in exploitative agri-industry. Thanksgiving -- let's eat! America's most food-focused holiday traces its roots back to the abundant feast that Pilgrims and Indians enjoyed together in the fall of 1621. Show More Summary

UK Airstrikes in Syria Risk Turning Europeans Into Extremists

Proposed British airstrikes on the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria risk breeding more homegrown extremists in Europe, a policy director at the Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) advocacy group told Sputnik on Friday.

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