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Deaths reported in China coal-mine explosion

Official news agency says at least 11 killed in Guizhou province in nation's second mine accident in as many days.

How Israel’s Bus Segregation Affects Palestinian Workers

AJ+ | – ‘Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon has argued for keeping Palestinian workers off of public Israeli buses. Yaalon says the laborers are dangerous and harass Israeli women. AJ+ caught a…

Venezuela prisoners die of 'drug poisoning'

Officials ascribe deaths of at least 17 jail inmates on hunger strike in Lara state to ingestion of prescription drugs.

Australian cricketer dies from head injuries

Phillip Hughes had undergone emergency surgery after being hit on the head by a ball during a domestic game.

Narendra Modi Leads TIME’s Person of the Year Poll

India's leader is well ahead of the Ferguson, Mo., protesters and Russia's Vladimir Putin

Human trial of Ebola vaccine 'promising'

First human trial of vaccine appears safe, researchers say, as world grapples with disease that has killed thousands.

British brothers sentenced for training in Syria rebel camp

Two British brothers who travelled to Syria apparently with the intention of attending a rebel training camp have been jailed, becoming the first to be sentenced for such offenses in the UK. Mohommod Nawaz, 30, was handed a four-and-a-half year prison term and his younger brother Hamza Nawaz, 23, was given three years at London’s […]

Another Dose of Prosecutorial Discretion

Here’s a footnote to my recent post on prosecutorial discretion. Of course, the Grand Jury verdict not to indict Darren Wilson in Ferguson was a product of prosecutor McCulloch’s decision to perform a non-directive prosecution accompanied by a “jury dump” without benefit of clear guidelines and instructions. This had the predictable result that the jury [...]

British brothers sentenced for Syria training

Two brothers who apparently attended rebel training camp jailed, becoming first to be sentenced for such offences in UK.

Dutch Reject Turkey’s Accusations of Racism

The Dutch reject as "inappropriate" and "bizarre" Turkish accusations of racism in their country.

Rock Singer Electrocuted on Stage

A 21-year-old singer for a promising Argentine rock band is dead after being electrocuted on stage. Agustín Briolini of the group Krebs suffered the shock as he stepped toward a microphone, and faulty wiring is getting the early blame, reports the Daily Mail. Though accounts differ, the accident appears to...

The Internet of Things and Smart Crops

Today it's not enought to just talk about Internet. This concept has broaden up and it's a good challenge for those who want to become electronic engineers. César Viloria Núñez, professor at Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia, explains what is the Internet of things: Consiste en que las cosas...

Stuck in the Shadows at the Pentagon

Chuck Hagel was always being upstaged by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The next secretary of defense will have to change that equation.

The Story Behind Iran's Censorship Redirect Page

When Internet users in Iran try to access a blocked website, they're taken to The page has changed throughout the years, reflecting the government's evolving approach to censorship.

Zimbabwe VP barred from ruling party post

Joice Mujuru blocked from running for seat on top panel of ZANU-PF party, ending possibility to succeed Robert Mugabe.

Authorities Take Healthy Milk Activist to Court in Serbia

Serbian authorities have increasingly been calling online activists in for questioning. Now activist Marko Živkovi? is being called into court for publicly complaining about milk regulations 20 months ago.

Video of Police Shooting of 12 Year Old Child Looks Almost Like a Drive-By

Today, Cleveland Police released a surveillance camera video police shooting a 12 year old boy armed with an soft pellet pistol. While the police are saying the kid picked up the gun off of a picnic table and then reached for it, in spite of the poor quality of the video, it appears to me [...]

Boston Bombing News: Certainties, Absurdities, and Watertown

The tone of Judge O’Toole’s latest ruling is one of the certainties we have come to rely on. O’T has denied the defense’s request for additional info concerning, among other things: pre-2013 communication from the Russian government, forensic computer reports, and Waltham murder documents. The judge did make one interesting comment: that Ibragim Todashev is of no [...]

A Surprising History of Turkey in America

How do you get from Christopher Columbus to Butterball by way of Constantinople? Just ask Ataturk.

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