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Putin: FIFA Chief Deserves a Nobel Prize

15 minutes agoSports : Sports from Newser

Scandal-plagued FIFA chief Sepp Blatter is not only innocent, he's worthy of a Nobel Prize, according to Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader—who joined Blatter for the 2018 World Cup qualifying draw in St. Petersburg on Saturday—says Blatter and other heads of major sporting federations "deserve special recognition," Reuters...

World's most popular song is not under copyright, according to lawsuit

Film-makers suing music publisher Warner Chappell say they have found proof that Happy Birthday is not covered by copyright You may have noticed something very strange about birthdays in movies and on TV. Namely, that the lucky recipient...Show More Summary

See How the World’s Oldest Panda Celebrates Her Birthday

4 hours agoNews : NewsFeed

She turned 37 — or about 110 in panda years, according to Guinness World Records

The US in Recession? The World?

This headline “US Recession Imminent – Durable Goods Drop For 5th Month, Core CapEx Collapses”, following on “Forget Recession: According To Caterpillar There Is A Full-Blown Global Depression”, impelled me to check to see if I’d missed something. Term Spreads The first thing that I wanted to inspect was the term spread, in this case […]

Stevenson tweets he's fighting Tommy Karpency on September 11th

6 hours agoSports / Boxing : Bad Left Hook

According to the man himself, he'll be taking on Tommy Karpency in Toronto on Sept. 11. Adonis Stevenson took to twitter last night to tell the world that he will be taking on Tommy Karpency in Toronto, September 11th. When I first heard...Show More Summary

40 Percent of the World’s Adults Have Never Heard of Climate Change

8 hours agoNews : Truthdig

Tim J Keegan / CC BY 2.0 A new study reveals a staggering global gap in climate-change awareness. According to the journal Nature Climate Change, one in four adults around the world has never heard of climate change, attesting to a stark...Show More Summary

Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Divorce Illegal, Former Oklahoma State Representative Says [Rumor]

Was the Blake Shelton-Miranda Lambert divorce done illegally? This might be the case, according to a former Oklahoma state representative. It was just last week that Lambert and Shelton announced their divorce to the world, which soon led to a myriad of speculations about what went down between the couple. Show More Summary

Chris Matthews Insists 'Simple Math' Bolsters Case for Iran Deal

For MSNBC Chris Matthews, his support of the president's Iran deal amounts to "simple math." The Hardball host reckons that bombing Iranian nuclear facilities would maybe buy the world three years, but a diplomatic accord with the Islamic Republic, heck, that gets you a whole decade!

Exactly What Percentage Of The World’s Population Is Asexual?

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Queerty

What is an asexual anyway? According to the all-knowing Wikipedia, asexuality is “the lack of sexual attraction to anyone, or low or absent interest in sexual activity. It may be considered the lack of a sexual orientation, or one of the variations thereof, alongside heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality.” Anthony F. Bogaert is an “asexuality expert.” In 2004 […]

The world is experiencing a 'negative feedback loop' decades in the making

The world is experiencing a "negative feedback loop" as commodity prices fall, according to Goldman Sachs. What's more, this loop is a huge story decades in the making — and there isn't a country on the planet that won't be impacted. Lets...Show More Summary

"Dying for Christianity: millions at risk amid rise in persecution across the globe."

A long article in The Guardian. Excerpt:According to David Alton, a crossbench peer who campaigns on religious freedom, “some assessments claim that as many as 200 million Christians in over 60 countries around the world face some degree of restriction, discrimination or outright persecution”. Show More Summary

If You Want To Save Lives, Become An Investment Baker

LONDON, July 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Investment banking doesn't rank highly on most people's lists of ethical career choices, but according to one of the world's most famous living philosophers, becoming a hot shot in finance may be the best way for a bright graduate to help the global poor. Show More Summary

Energy Giants Abandon $200Bln Worth of Projects Due to Oil Prices Slump

The global decrease in oil prices that started in the summer of 2014 led to cancellation of a total of 46 large-scale oil and gas projects all over the world involving the equivalent of 20 billion barrels of oil, according to report...

Kim Kardashian to Receive Free Burgers for Being Pregnant

Free milkshakes too! What's the best way to get free burgers and milkshakes? Be a world famous celebrity with millions of Twitter followers. According to WYFF 4, stunt-y Connecticut-based burger chain Wayback Burgers is gifting selfie expert Kim Kardashian free burgers and milkshakes for the remainder of her pregnancy. Show More Summary

The World's Largest Markets For Organic Products [Infographic]

The global appetite for organic products is still stronger than ever. There are now approximately 43.1 million hectares of land devoted to organic agriculture across the world, according to  a FiBL-IFOAM report. The countries with the most organic agricultural land are Australia with 17.2 million hectares, Argentina with 3.2 million [...]

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here's what you need to know for Monday. 1. Some members of Greece's leftist government wanted to raid central bank reserves and hack taxpayer accounts to prepare a return to the drachma, according to reports on Sunday that highlighted the chaos in the ruling Syriza party. 2. Show More Summary

Amazon Will be Opening Up A Drive-Through Grocery Store

Amazon, the largest online retailer in the world, has plans to open a grocery store in Silicon Valley. Amazon’s drive-through grocery store will allow consumers to collect items that they have ordered online. According to Telegraph,Show More Summary

Hulk Hogan’s Comments Ended Up Costing WWE $50 Million

The recent report concerning a racist tirade that WWE legend Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea) made on a 2006 sex tape wasn’t without a financial impact for World Wrestling Entertainment. According to a recent report from Forbes, Hogan’s rant caused the WWE’s shareholders approximately $50 million. Show More Summary

A fee to be the first to exit a plane? Many fliers are willing to pay it

2 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Charges for checked bags, entertainment, food and seats with extra legroom among other extras generated $38.1 billion for the world's airlines in 2014, a 21% increase from the previous year, according to a report from IdeaWorks, a Wisconsin-based airline consulting firm.

The fire this time (4)

(Scott Johnson) According to Ta-Nehisi Coates in Between the World and Me, his widely acclaimed new book, “The problem with the police is not that they are fascist pigs but that our country is ruled by majoritarian pigs.” Later he decries...Show More Summary

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