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Why Trump’s "Muslim ban" won’t stop the terrorism threat

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday temporarily blocking people from seven countries from entering the US on visas. The list of targeted countries is Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen — all Muslim-majority countries. Trump’s order says that it protects …

The Religious Sources of Christian Terrorism

News reports live a short life in the media. Many seem to have already forgotten the militant organization that continues to occupy the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. But then many also do not know that these militants are also Christians.<p>Their motivation is ostensibly a religious one, …

The solution for the melting polar ice caps may be hiding in the rainforest

There was already dramatic evidence that our planet is undeniably warming before 30 December 2015, when the world heard that the ice at the North Pole was melting. (The temperature on 30 December 2015 was, by some reports, 33ºF [0.7ºC], 50ºF above average).<p>And yet one immediate, effective way to …

Forestry

Sunnis and Shiites: Why are Saudi Arabia and Iran at Odds?

01/06/2016 · by carylsue · in Current Event Connection, Geography In the News. ·<p><b>WORLD</b><p>Demonstrations erupted across the Middle East as Shiite Muslims protested Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Who was Sheikh Nimr, and what are the differences between Sunni and …

Here's why the weapon North Korea says it just tested is so much worse than an atomic bomb

That's a scary thought because hydrogen bombs are about 1,000 times as powerful as atomic bombs.<p>Scientists are attempting to confirm whether North Korea's claim is true, but experts are skeptical.<p>The White House has strongly suggested the regime was lying, but regardless, here's why they're taking …

Pranksters read verses from a Bible disguised as the Qur'an to prove a point

A YouTube "prank" video is being used once again this week to teach the world an important lesson about never judging a book by its cover.<p>Quite …

Beijing Issues First-Ever 'Red Alert' Over Air Pollution

Cough. Cough.<p>BEIJING (Reuters) - China's capital on Monday issued its first ever "red alert" for pollution, as the city government warned that Beijing would be shrouded in heavy smog from Tuesday until Thursday.<p>China's leadership has vowed to crack down on environmental degradation, including the …