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Cairns Australia: Children’s mother arrested for murder

The mother of seven of eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Police said the woman, aged 37, was lucid and talking to investigators. She has not been charged. She was found at the property, suffering stab wounds, alongside the bodies of the eight children. […]

3 Senior ISIS Leaders Killed in US Airstrikes in Iraq

Three senior ISIS leaders have been killed in recent weeks by U.S. airstrikes inside Iraq, including the terror group’s right-hand man, the Pentagon confirmed. The news comes as the American commander leading the U.S. effort against ISIS in Iraq and Syria says coalition efforts are having a “significant impact” on the terror group’s operations. Gen. […]

Chinese man wins 'gay conversion' case

Clinic ordered to compensate man who sued it for administering electric shocks intended to make him heterosexual.

Thank You, America

From the report on torture issued last week by the U.S. Senate we can draw three lessons. The first is a terrible one, but the other two are encouraging. The first thing the report teaches us is that it is indeed possible for the most...Show More Summary

Greek MP alleges bribe offer for vote

Politician claims he was offered at least $2.5m to vote in favour of government's presidential candidate.

Mother arrested over Australia child murders

Woman detained on suspicion of murder after seven of her children and a niece are found killed in a house in Cairns.

Germany, Anti-Islam, and Vladimir Putin

On Monday, December 15, as reported by the German news service Deutsche Welle (DW), some 15,000 people massed in Dresden, Germany, under the banner of a new and seemingly informal movement calling itself Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West -- PEGIDA by its German-language acronym. Show More Summary

Ukraine: What Is the Position of Ethnic Minorities? An Activist Speaks

While the media has focused on political and even military friction between Ukrainians and Russians, few have paid much attention to the status of other ethnic minorities living within Ukraine. Recently, while I was conducting research...Show More Summary

Why is Near Term Human Extinction Inevitable?

If you hadn’t previously heard the expression ‘near term human extinction’, you have now. And you will get used to hearing it soon unless you insulate yourself from reality with greater effectiveness than you are doing by reading this article. The expression ‘near term human extinction’ is relatively new in the scientific literature but, unlike [...]

#Ferguson Killing Inspires Street Art Throughout the US

A new wave of art with messages of justice have flooded Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Boston Bombing News: Tsarnaev Pretrial

Thursday, 18th. December saw the final pretrial conference in the case of U.S. v Dzhokhar Tsarnaev  at Moakley Courthouse in Boston. The trial is due to begin the first week of January, 2015. This hearing was scheduled for 10.00 am and the defendant arrived nearly four hours previous, escorted by at least three divisions of [...]

Iraqi Kurds retake more ground from ISIL

After reaching Sinjar Mountains where hundreds of Yazidis were trapped, Peshmerga forces claim gains closer to Mosul.

America's Palestine Refugee Policy Is Insane

Asaf Romirowsky, Alexander Joffe Politics, Middle East The State Department’s new UNRWA Framework for Cooperation agreement is little different from years prior. One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Show More Summary

Israeli planes strike Gaza after rocket fire

No casualties reported as Israel hits Gaza for first time since this summer's war in response to rocket fire.

Weekend Roundup: New Code War Is Not Funny

It took an insolent Hollywood comedy mocking the surreal character of North Korea's Kim Jong Un to awaken us to the dangers of a new code war, a war in which geopolitical and geo-cultural battles will be duked out in cyberspace. As Alec...Show More Summary

The Most Dangerous Nuclear Threat No One Is Talking About

Zachary Keck Security, Nuclear Weapons, Forget North Korea and Iran. China and India's MIRVed missiles are the greatest nuclear threat today. While Iran and North Korea’s nuclear programs are all the rage these days, the most dangerous...Show More Summary

A Carbon Neutral Future Starts With Smart Energy Policy Today

Too many people -- and way too many members of Congress -- can't seem to come to terms with this simple fact: no energy source or technology can succeed without a helping hand from Uncle Sam. That's why the big question, as Council on...Show More Summary

Australian Woman Arrested in Deaths of 8 Children

(SYDNEY) — A woman has been arrested for murder in the killings of 8 children in an Australian home. Queensland Police Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said Saturday that the 37-year-old woman was currently under guard at a hospital in the northern city of Cairns. She is the mother of seven of the children found dead…

What happened to the key tenets of Islamic humanity and spirituality that we grew up with?

Tehreek-e-Taliban of Pakistan is loose knit group of Jihadi militants responsible for thousands of unwarranted Pakistani deaths since its inception in 2007. The act of horror that they perpetrated against a kids' school in Peshawar, killing 148 of whom 132 were children is outrageous, inhuman and unforgivable. Show More Summary

The 25th Anniversary of the U.S. Invasion of Panama

With President Barack Obama's decision to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba we might be entering a new era where the ghosts of America's past military interventions in the Caribbean and Central America finally can be placed in...Show More Summary

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