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russian invasion

Head of Russian Soldiers’ Mothers Group Denounces Putin for Sending Soldiers to “the Bloody Battlefields” in Undeclared War

Valentina Melnikova, the head of Russia’s famous Soldiers’ Mothers Committee, began receiving a barrage of telephone calls Thursday morning from Russian army leaders–including the deputy defense minister–after accusing…

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100 Russian Soldiers Arrive in St Petersberg Wounded

[BRIEF] Approximately 100 wounded Russian soldiers arrived in St Petersberg Tuesday, according to a member of the Russian Presidential Council for Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights. Ella…

Congress Kills the Postal Service by Objecting to Its Diversification of Service--If Approved to Provide Payday Loan Services, USPS Can Help People Avoid Loan Sharks

Congress Kills the Postal Service by Objecting to Its Diversification of Service–If Approved to Provide Payday Loan Services, USPS Can Help People Avoid Loan Sharks

The Postal Service recently reported a $2 billion loss in the third quarter of fiscal 2014. While this loss has provided evidence for people who advocate downsizing USPS…

fracking

US States Do Not Measure Amount of Gas Burned at Fracking Sites, Equivalent to the Emissions of Millions of Cars, and It May Be Illegal

The amount of gas burned by fracking flares in Texas and North Dakota is not measured by the states, according to a new report by Ecowatch, which also…

world's tallest man dies

World’s Unofficial Tallest Man Dies After Life as Recluse

The world’s tallest man, who had grown to 2.60 meters (8.5 feet) by age 44, has died from complications associated with the condition that was the cause of…

Works of Art Created by Nature Cannot be Claimed For Ownership by Humans - US Copyright Office Rules

Works of Art Created by Nature Cannot be Claimed For Ownership by Humans – US Copyright Office Rules

Works created by nature, animals or plants cannot be claimed by humans, according to the new US Copyright Office rules compendium. Humans cannot claim rights to works such…

south sudan army

South Sudan: Child Soldiers Enter Fight on Government Army Side, Condemned by Human Rights Watch

In recent battles between the South Sudan’s government army and opposition forces, the army has used child soldiers–a violation of South Sudanese and international law–and has drawn the…

Cervantes

Radio Station Director and Journalist Murder in Colombia Condemned by UNESCO

The murder of Colombian radio station director and journalist Luis Carlos Cervantes by three unidentified gunmen was condemned by UNESCO’s director-general, Irina Bokova. Cervantes had reported on organized…

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4.5 Million Hospital Patients Info Swiped in Mysterious Chinese Hack

One of the US’s leading hospital care operators, Community Health Systems (CHS), may have lost personal data for over 4.5 million patients to Chinese hackers. The organization operates…

Costa Concordia satellite image

World’s Highest Res Satellite Images Now Available Commercially, With Infrared and CAVIS Technology

The world’s most advanced commercial high-resolution satellite is now operational. DigitalView’s WorldView-3–the company’s sixth super-spectral, hi-res satellite–was launched this week, and offers photo resolution at five times the…

EU May File Lawsuit Against Russia for Russian Trade Embargo

EU May File Lawsuit Against Russia for Russian Trade Embargo

Warsaw has asked the European Commission to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding Russia’s ban on EU food imports. The impact of the Russian…

south sudan

South Sudanese Propose “Consociation” Government and Atypical Power Sharing

Instead of a group of technocrats, such as is expected to serve South Sudan as an interim government, South Sudan’s Citizens for Peace and Justice society group has…

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