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Spanish Court Moving Forward With Messi Tax Evasion Case

Less than a month after Lionel Messi earned the 2014 World Cup Golden Ball (for those of you who don’t follow soccer, it’s the award for the tournament’s top player), the Argentine super star is making news again… This time, however, Messi would probably want a pass on the attention.<p>A Spanish court …

In Largest-Ever Outbreak, Ebola Spreads To Nigeria

Nigeria's national health minister confirmed that a Liberian man who died in a Nigerian megacity on Friday tested positive for Ebola, an often fatal virus that has killed nearly 700 people in the largest outbreak on record.<p>Reuters reported that the man collapsed at the Lagos, Nigeria, airport on …

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Costa Concordia reaches end of final voyage

The crippled Costa Concordia cruise ship reached the end of its final voyage.<p>Refloated by salvage crews earlier this month, the rusting hulk docked at Voltri port in the Italian city of Genoa early Sunday.<p>The cruise ship, which ran aground in January 2012 off Giglio Island with more than 4,200 …

The Sunni-Shiite Divide Explained With Extremely Useful Maps And Timelines

"If we want to understand the Middle East, if we want to understand why conflicts are happening the way they are, and how these conflicts may be resolved, we cannot take our eyes of the Shiite-Sunni conflict, says Vali R. Nasr, Dean of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins …

Video Game Hype Train Better Watch Your Speed

These days, it’s almost impossible to be involved in video games and not be a part of the hype train.<p>We’re inundated not just by advertisements for AAA blockbusters like <i>Call of Duty</i>, but by a constant deluge of hype and promotion all across the board, from indie titles to the biggest releases of …

Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon vice PM

The wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister, Amadou Ali, has been kidnapped and at least three other people have been killed in an attack by Boko Haram fighters on Ali's home in the northern town of Kolofata, officials have said.<p>A local religious leader and mayor, Seini Boukar Lamine, was also …