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Pope Francis: Capitalism Is “A New Tyranny”

Pope Francis carefully chose this moment to capitalize on his internet popularity with an even more radical statement: that uninhibited capitalism represents “a new tyranny,” and that global leaders are not doing enough to battle the growing income disparity. Pope Francis’ Twitter account, @pontifex, is the most talked-about thing on the internet, and Francis remains unafraid to discuss controversial issues …

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Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran Agreement Is A “Historic Mistake”

As Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama celebrated a series of resolutions on nuclear proliferation that they supposedly reached with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the complete opposite tone. In a speech today before Israel’s cabinet, CNN and the Washington Post report Netanyahu reiterating Israel’s desire to completely dismantle Iranian uranium enrichment programs, and halt any …

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Haqqani Leader Killed in U.S. Drone Strike

The AFP reported on a U.S. drone strike that took place in Pakistan last Thursday. This particular strike was a rare happenstance: it is only the second drone strike targeted outside of Pakistan’s tribal zones. Previous drone strikes had targeted the frontier Bannu region and a North Waziristan tribal district in an effort to reduce the influence of Taliban leaders. …

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Conehead Skull Found in Multicultural Necropolis

The site of Obernai in France was occupied by one people or another for the last 6000 years. Now, a series of graves found there date from 4000 years ago to 2000 years ago. These 38 tombs span a fantastic portion of human history: from the Stone Age to the Dark Age. LiveScience reports that the tombs were first discovered …

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This Anarchist Wants To Use Bitcoin to Crowdfund Assassins

Forbes author Andy Greenberg wrote today about an encrypted email he received from a person who called themselves Kuwabatake Sanjuro. Sanjuro claimed to have designed a Deepweb site called the Assassination Market, which apparently has the capability to “crowdfund” political assassinations in a similar manner as Kickstarter. For the technically unfamiliar, “the Deepweb” or “DarkNet” (depending on who you’re talking …

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The Earliest Life Form Found So Far is in Australia

The Guardian is reporting that Earth’s earliest life form has been found in Australia. An Aussie research team accompanied by some U.S. scientists discovered a series of “complex microbial ecosystems” they date to 3.5 billion years ago. The find was made in Australia’s western Pilbara region in rock sediments considered to be some of the oldest found. In a rock …

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North Korea Executes 80 for Bad TV, Having a Bible

In the past year, North Korea came under international criticism when details of gulag-like prisons leaked out from defectors. Although the world reacted in horror as those details included the familiar stories of loved ones disappearing mysteriously in true Stalinist fashion, little international momentum was gained. The latest human rights violations from North Korea might change that. Fox News and …

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New Taliban Leader: Same Boss Who Wanted Malala Dead

CBS News and The Week have both reported that, following the drone bombing of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, a new leader for the Pakistani Taliban Movement has been chosen. The AP confirmed the ascendance of a new leader with a statement from the Taliban’s leadership council. Mehsud, in particular was a difficult target to hit, with several previous reports of …

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India Mars Mission Under Way, Despite Odds

India seeks to join the United States and the former Soviet Union in a singular space exploration achievement: sending an unmanned probe to Mars successfully. India’s space agency (ISRO) hopes to demonstrate their nation’s capacity to reach the orbit of the Red Planet and carry out some experiments of their own. The 300-day journey is successful less than half of …

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John Kerry Visits Egypt, Vows Support for Interim Gov’t

NBC News and Fox News both report that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Egypt last weekend to see just how much of a foothold democracy has gained. “President Obama and the American people support the people of Egypt,” he told reporters in Cairo. “We believe this is a vital relationship.” Kerry’s visit comes coincidentally timed, as the shadow …

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Israeli Airstrikes: Three Attacks in Two Days

Israel appears to be responsible for a series of bombings over the last two days, according to separate reports by the New York Times and USA Today. The NYT article, published today, has Israeli military strikes killing four Hamas militants near the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel. Considered the deadliest confrontation since the Israeli offensive of November 2012, …

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OPCW: Syria’s Chemical Weapons Factories Destroyed

According to a press release from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the joint OPCW-UN mission to render Syrian chemical weapons production sites inoperable was highly successful. “The government of the Syrian Arab Republic has completed the functional destruction of critical equipment for all of its declared chemical weapons production facilities and mixing/filling plants, rendering them inoperable,” the …

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