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Parents Reportedly ‘Guilt-Ridden’ For Performing Sex Acts On Their Son And Pet Dog

A couple from South Australia are reportedly guilt-ridden, as they probably should be, for performing sex acts on their young son, as well as their pet Jack Russell dog. Yahoo Australia reported that neither of the suspects have been...Show More Summary

“Artists must be free to live”: “Piss Christ,” Charlie Hebdo and the dangers of self-censorship

The photographer behind the controversial work reflects on the AP's decision to wipe its image from their archives

How The ‘Star Wars’ Empire Was Built

3 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Star Wars creator opened up about the series of deals he negotiated to gain full rights to his $4 billion space opera franchise in conversation with Robert Redford at Sundance.

Guy Misses Lottery Jackpot by 7 Seconds

Seven has turned out to be a very unlucky number for Montreal man Joel Ifergan: He missed a $10.5 million prize in Canada's Super 7 lottery by seven seconds, and after almost seven years of fighting lottery authorities, his case has been rejected by the country's top court. Ifergan...

Deadly blast hits Shia mosque in Pakistan

Explosion took place immediately before Friday prayers were due to begin at Shia mosque in Shikarpur in Sindh province.

Iranian Women's Rights Advocate Mahdieh Golroo Released From Jail

Last October, a wave of acid attacks against women created a public uproar in Iran. When police failed to respond, protests and online campaigns against government inaction swept the nation.

Höség: Water and Windproof Solidarity

Höség is a Hungarian word that means heat, and that's what supportive people are giving children in the highest zones of Peruvian Andes, where temperatures are so low that “it's winter every day after five in the afternoon”. Warm and functional. Thought on the needs of children who live over...

Factory farms could be lowering our resistance to disease

Cow feedlots are releasing dangerous superbugs into the air -- gene sequences that can travel far and wide

S Africa grants parole to apartheid death-squad leader

Eugene de Kock, known as "Prime Evil", was sentenced to two life terms for murder and torture of black activists.

The fall of Europe: Why the European Union is teetering on the brink

Growth is anemic at best and socio-economic inequality is on the rise. How did the European project go so wrong?

Nebraska educator may not survive racist post

Civil rights advocates and elected officials, including the governor, are calling for Pat McPherson's resignation

Israel to build 430 new settler homes in West Bank

PLO says new plans amount to "war crime" after tenders issued to build new homes in Occupied Palestinian territory.

Rap mogul Suge Knight suspect in fatal hit-and-run

4 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was named as a suspect in a hit-and-run that killed one person near Los Angeles on Thursday, officials said. A man fitting Knight's description drove up to a Compton burger shop around 3 p.m. and began arguing with two people outside, said Lieutenant John Corina with Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Show More Summary

Witness Says Suge Knight Aimed For Victim Before Plowing Him Down In Hit-And-Run

Is Suge Knight a coldblooded murderer? According to a witness who was at the scene of an alleged hit-and-run on Thursday night, that’s exactly what the hip-hop mogul is. The Daily Mail reports that he is still on the run, and has not turned himself in to the LAPD. Show More Summary

Taliban claim deadly Kabul airport attack

The Afghan armed group owns up Kabul airport shooting that killed three US contractors and an Afghan man.

See What Undocumented Immigrants Carry Across the Border

Here are the ordinary objects undocumented immigrants take with them on their journey to the U.S.

Exploring the impact of conflict on everyone through film #ConvoCinema at the QFT

4 hours agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Rather than telling stories about wars, we’re also interested in exploring how conflict has impacted on displaced people, refugees, women, those who are left behind and the soldiers as well … We’re trying to broaden it out from a purely historical perspective into something that is a little bit more about the actual people and more...

How Do You Tell Your Girlfriend You’re Moving to Another Planet?

5 hours agoNews : Truthdig

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Dianne McGrath isn’t waiting for NASA to take her to Mars, Deon Taylor addresses the difficulties of a black director researching white supremacy, and Martin Luther King and Hellen Caldicott join us, courtesy of the Pacific Archives and Brian DeShazer.

Grand Bazaar haggling for survival

The world's most visited tourist attraction in Istanbul may collapse from sheer indifference.

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