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France's Glavany Amendment animals now considered living beings gifted sentience

France’s Glavany Amendment: animals now considered “living beings gifted sentience”

While the French Civil Code considered animals to be “movable property” for 200 years, Parliament voted this Wednesday, Jan. 28 that a change in legal status was in order…

Eighth Küstendorf International Film and Music Festival

Eighth Küstendorf International Film and Music Festival

BELGRADE, Serbia — Happy are the ones who retain childhood for their entire life time, enough to believe in fairy tales. Emir Kusturica decided to share his fairy…

South Africa

South Africa Apartheid Leader de Kock on Parole

A death squad leader in the South African apartheid, Eugene de Kock, was granted parole Thursday. This comes 20 years after initially being jailed for his role in…

Neon and history: Museum of Vancouver’s Permanent Light Show

Neon and history: Museum of Vancouver’s permanent light show

The 50s and 60s were gaudy times in Vancouver, not only because of the people, but also the neon lights that cluttered most of its main streets. The…

Smartphones

Smarter phones that smell, taste and feel great

Imagine an Apple iPhone that smells like an apple or a Blackberry that taste sweet or a Windows Touch-phone that squeezes you in mid-conversation. Scientists in London have…

Can we say everything in the name of freedom of speech ?

Can we say everything in the name of freedom of speech ?

While France rises in the name of freedom of expression — under threat after the attack against Charlie Hebdo — a 34-year-old man was sentenced to 4 years in prison…

Chinese charge government officials for being part of "illegal underground Tibetan independence organization

Chinese charge government officials for being part of “illegal underground Tibetan independence organization”

It has come to light that officials within the Chinese government have been charged and punished with crimes such as providing intelligence to exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the…

The great Russian sacrifice- the overlooked eastern front

The Great Russian Sacrifice- the overlooked Eastern Front

Twenty-four million dead. That is the egregious number that few people have overlooked in the decades since the end of the Second World War — number which symbolizes the dead Russian men, women,…

Can the River of Life survive? – Drina River

Can the River of Life survive? – Drina River and how to deal with plastics and heavy metals in Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia — The Drina River runs from south to north after its birth in Montenegro, created from two beauties: the Tara and Piva rivers. Locals tend to…

South Sudan’s prices double as dollar crisis hits Juba

JUBA, South Sudan — Prices of commodity goods have doubled over the past two months in South Sudan’s capital and across the country as the dollar exchange rate…

South Sudan: 9 killed, thousands flee village over tribal clashes

JUBA, South Sudan – Over 3000 residents of Kworijik village, Central Equatoria state fled their homes after unknown gunmen attacked the village on the evening of Sunday, Jan….

Luxury hotel in Tripoli stormed By armed gunmen - 8 dead

Luxury hotel in Tripoli stormed by armed gunmen – 8 dead

Five masked gunmen attacked the luxury hotel, Corintha, on the Mediterranean in Tripoli, Libya Tuesday killing three guards and five foreign guests. Three others were injured. The working…

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