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Syria: Latest Global Responses and Developments

After announcing his intentions to intervene militarily in the Syrian crisis, President Barack Obama is working on building support before Congress reconvenes on 9 September and discusses the President’s resolution. In the meantime, other nations and organizations are communicating an array of positions on how the world should respond to the chemical attacks of 21 August. France Confirms Syrian Regime …

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Ghana: President Mahama’s 2012 Victory Confirmed

“I’d always known that I was legitimately elected, and I knew that eventually justice will be served,” newly confirmed President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama said in a Friday interview. On Thursday, the Ghanaian Supreme Court upheld Mahama’s victory from elections in 2012. Mahama declared the ruling and preceding debate a democratic test that Ghana passed. “The people of Ghana… …

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Intel Report: Syrian Regime Confirmed Chem Agressor

Recognizing the number of casualties is a moving target, at least 426 children are among the 1,429 people killed in last week’s chemical weapons attacks in Syria. The UN estimates 70,000+ have been killed during the two year conflict as featured in a Syria-focused Flipbook magazine by the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders. Read The Syrian Crisis: A look at …

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Amazing Race Cast Announced for Season 23

Wednesday brought the announcement of the cast for the 23rd season of CBS’ The Amazing Race. Eleven new teams will set out on a race around the world, hoping they will be met at the end with $1 million. The premiere airs Sunday, 29 September, at 8pm (Eastern). As has become a staple in past seasons, cast members span a …

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Neanderthals are Smarter than We Thought

The term “Neanderthal” is quickly going out of style as a derogatory term to describing a simpler person: researchers and archaeologists have uncovered evidence that European Neanderthals were making bone tools thousands of years before the arrival of the modern humans who researchers previously believed were the origins of this knowledge. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences presented …

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This Mosquito Video Will Make You Feel Icky

Mosquitoes are the worst insect to ever grace this planet. They take a person’s blood without asking, and only leave behind West Nile and Malaria in its place. I thought a video showing how a Mosquito bites an animal would make me perhaps appreciate the little bloodsuckers in some small way, but it just makes me hate them more. National …

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Google Launches Car Insurance Comparison Tool In France

Google has expanded its car insurance rate comparison tool in France at its Google.fr domain. The feature was spotted by blogger Quentin Ducreux Lerebours at Rude Baguette. He writes: For now, users can get price comparisons for only 7 companies : 4assur, AllSecur (Allianz), Acomme Assure, Aloa Assurances (Covéa), Active Assurances et SOS Malus. On the website, a link offers …

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Google Breaks Out The Street View Trolley For The Eiffel Tower

Google has teamed up with the Eiffel Tower Operating Company to create a trio of online exhibitions for the Google Cultural Institute, to let Internet users explore the Eiffel Tower in new ways without having to go to Paris. Google’s Street View team went up the tower using the Street View Trolley, and shot 360-degree views of the tower’s architecture …

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Paris Train Derailment: At Least 7 Dead In Chaotic Scene

A train has derailed in Paris, leaving 7 people dead and several more injured, authorities say. The passenger train was carrying 385 people and was head to Limoges when two of the cars derailed and took others along with it. The death toll will more than likely rise as officials scour the scene, and authorities have not confirmed whether or …

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CERN to Open For Tourists in September

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has announced it will be opening its doors to the public this fall. On September 28 to 29, the organization’s installations, including the Large Hadron Collider, will be open for tourists and gawkers alike. CERN has stated the days are part of an outreach for the organization to share its discoveries with a …

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3D Printed Fashion Is Back With These Wild Shoes

Fashion shows are weird. Half of the clothing shown at the events are never commercialized, but are rather just an excuse for a designer to get all post-modern on some fabric. We haven’t seen anything quite like that in the world of 3D printed fashion just yet, but we’re slowly getting there. The 3D printing company formerly known as Objet …

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Google May Have To Pay Fines In Europe If It Doesn’t Alter Its Privacy Policy

Early last year, Google implemented a new privacy policy, which involved consolidating the policies of many of its various products into one main one to span its various offerings, effectively making Google itself a more unified experience. The policy change, the company has maintained, does not include any changes to Google’s data sharing policies with regard to third-parties, but only …

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