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Why the Islamic State has no sympathy for Hamas

Why the Islamic State has no sympathy for Hamas

An Islamic State fighter gestures as he takes part in a military parade along the streets of Syria’s northern Raqqa province, June 30, 2014.

Most of today’s Salafist jihadist movements have no interest in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, for the time being regarding it as irrelevant. Instead, their call is to engage in intense, bloody confrontations involving bombings, executions, and…

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After Iraqi Army Crumbles, Maliki Turns to State TV for Help

After Iraqi Army Crumbles, Maliki Turns to State TV for Help

NDTV After Iraqi Army Crumbles, Maliki Turns to State TV for Help
July 28, 2014 18:20 IST

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Obama failed to stop the Islamic State when he had the chance

Obama failed to stop the Islamic State when he had the chance

By Marc A. Thiessen July 28

From Europe to the Middle East, we have seen how disaster follows U.S. retreat and disengagement from the world. But the one area where President Obama seemed to be leaning forward was drone strikes. He personally approved terrorist “kill lists” and has taken out many hundreds of terrorists with drones in Pakistan, Yemen and East Africa.

So why, when Iraqi officials…

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Which countries don’t like America and which do

Which countries don’t like America and which do

Which countries don’t like America and which do | Pew Research Center// // //

July 15, 2014

By Bruce Stokes

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Sacré bleu! France makes the list of top 10 fans of the U.S. and Germany makes the list of the top 10 critics.

A decade ago anti-Americanism was on the rise around the world, in large part thanks to public opposition to the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Today, despite recent revelations…

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6th Circuit Court: Ex-Judge Wade McCree’s conduct ‘reprehensible’ but immune from lawsuit

6th Circuit Court: Ex-Judge Wade McCree’s conduct ‘reprehensible’ but immune from lawsuit

8:29 PM, July 22, 2014 |
Disgraced former Wayne County Circuit Judge Wade McCree, shown in May 2013, who had an affair with a woman while presiding over her child custody case, got some good news from a federal appeals court this week: He can’t be sued by the child’s father.

By Tresa Baldas

Detroit Free Press Staff Writer

City of Detroit

Disgraced former Wayne County Circuit Judge Wade McCree,…

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Homeseller Need not Reveal Murder-Suicide

Homeseller Need not Reveal Murder-Suicide

By DAVID LEE

(CN) – The sellers of homes do not have to disclose “psychological stigmas,” such as murders, to prospective buyers, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled.

The state’s highest court unanimously ruled Monday in favor of Kathleen and Joseph Jacono regarding the sale of their Delaware County house in 2007 for $610,000.

The buyer, Janet Milliken, sued the couple for failing to disclose…

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Longest and most powerful military parade of Islamic State with hundreds of Tanks and Convoys

Longest and most powerful military parade of Islamic State with hundreds of Tanks and Convoys

EEV: Pay close attention to the military hardware.

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Video: Massive explosion as ISIS destroys Jonah’s Tomb in Mosul

Video: Massive explosion as ISIS destroys Jonah’s Tomb in Mosul

Published on Jul 25, 2014

Militants from Islamic State (formerly ISIS) destroyed the Shrine of Yunus (Tomb of Jonah) Mosque in Mosul on Thursday, July 24, residents of the Iraqi city said. News reports quoting residents said that they were first barred from entering the mosque to pray and that militants laid out explosives around…

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Pesticide linked to 3 generations of disease

Pesticide linked to 3 generations of disease

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24-Jul-2014

Methoxychlor causes epigenetic changes
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers say ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations.

“What your great-grandmother was exposed to during pregnancy, like the pesticide methoxychlor, may promote a dramatic…

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Ukrainian PM and Cabinet Resign

Ukrainian PM and Cabinet Resign

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk resigned after two leading political parties said they would pull out of the governing coalition.

The far right Svoboda party and the UDAR movement led by former boxer Vladimir Klitschko both pulled out of the ruling block which has governed the country since the ouster of former President Viktor Yanukovich.

Yatsenyuk said his…

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Alarm Clock Brazil announces dengue fever emergency in GM mosquito trials region

Alarm Clock Brazil announces dengue fever emergency in GM mosquito trials region

Sustainable Pulse
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:13 CDT

Civil society groups today expressed alarm at an increase in dengue incidence, leading to an emergency decree, in a town in Brazil where releases of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes are taking place.

The promise was to create genetically modified mosquitoes that would end dengue, but results from field trials conducted in Bahia, Brazil have not…

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Brazil to Fight Dengue with GM Mosquitos

Brazil to Fight Dengue with GM Mosquitos

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© RIA Novosti. Oleg Lastochkin

09:01 24/07/2014

MOSCOW, July 23 (RIA Novosti) – Brazil is going to raise a swarm of genetically modified mosquitos to fight dengue, an acute tropical disease that affects over 50 million people every year, the New Scientist magazine reports.

According to New Scientist, a UK-based biotech company Oxitec plans to open a factory in Campinas to raise…

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China to face widespread flight delays due to three-week ‘military exercises’

China to face widespread flight delays due to three-week ‘military exercises’

PLA exercises thought to be cause of weeks of disruption in Shanghai, Nanjing and elsewhere

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 22 July, 2014, 5:03pm

Twelve mainland airports, many of them among the busiest, will be hit by widespread delays until the middle of next month because of what are believed to be PLA military exercises.

The mainland’s civil aviation regulator yesterday told state radio that flights in…

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Chase Shareholder Can’t Sue Jamie Dimon

Chase Shareholder Can’t Sue Jamie Dimon

By ADAM KLASFELD

MANHATTAN (CN) – A JPMorgan Chase shareholder jumped the gun in filing a derivative lawsuit against CEO Jamie Dimon in connection with “six recent, high-profile settlements with government agencies and private litigants arising out of allegations of egregious misconduct,” a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Shareholder Chaile Steinberg accused Dimon and 14 other current and former…

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Is The Universe A Bubble? Let’s Check

Is The Universe A Bubble? Let’s Check

July 17, 2014

Perimeter Associate Faculty member Matthew Johnson and his colleagues are working to bring the multiverse hypothesis, which to some sounds like a fanciful tale, firmly into the realm of testable science.

Never mind the big bang; in the beginning was the vacuum. The vacuum simmered with energy (variously called dark…

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