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Dante's Inferno and Obama's Iran Deal

David Sanger, writing in yesterday's New York Times cover story on the Iran deal, called it President Obama's "leap of faith," a gamble that the negotiated agreement will alleviate tensions in the Middle-East rather than exacerbate them. Dante's writing in "The Inferno" may be even more apt in …

Nigeria Oil Spill Coats River As Hundreds Of Yearly Leaks Continue To Devastate Ecosystem

By Tife Owolabi<p>YENAGOA, Nigeria, Dec 2 (Reuters) - A large oil spill near Nigeria's Brass facility, run by ENI, has spread through the sea and swamps of the oil producing Niger Delta region, local residents and the company said on Monday.<p>ENI said it was not yet possible to determine the cause of …

Vatican to display remains of St. Peter to public for first time

His soul may be waiting at the gates of Heaven, but the bones of St. Peter will be on display for the first time ever later this month at the basilica that bears his name, according to the Vatican.<p>The beloved saint's remains, discovered during excavations of the necropolis under St. Peter's …

Typhoon Haiyan: Survivors fear violence amid chaos and gunfire

Desperate scramble for ever scarcer resources and atmosphere of lawlessness leads to upsurge in violence in storm's aftermath<p><b>Typhoon Haiyan latest <br>In pictures: Typhoon Haiyan</b><p>WEARING just one broken rubber flip-flop on his feet, Marcel Stutz, a farmer from a small village outside Tacloban, led his …

A Russian Man Nailed His Testicles To The Pavement As A Protest

Warning: graphic images. Pytor Pavlensky carried out the stunt on the country's Police Day national holiday.<p>A naked artist, looking at his balls nailed to the Kremlin pavement, is a metaphor for the apathy, political indifference, and fatalism of contemporary Russian society.

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Lasers and robots explore ancient Rome’s hidden aqueducts

With the help of precision 21-century technology, archaeologists are mapping a dozen tunnels that were carved by Roman engineers into the mountains east of Rome in order to supply the ancient city with water<p>Hacking through thickets of overgrown bushes, reeds and stinging nettles, Alfonso Diaz Boj …