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Ebola threatens chocolate

Ebola is threatening much of the world’s chocolate supply.<p>Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer of cacao, the raw ingredient in M&M’s, Butterfingers and Snickers Bars, has shut down its borders with Liberia and Guinea, putting a major crimp on the workforce needed to pick the beans that end up …

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …

5 Visions That Showed Nikola Tesla Was Ahead of His Time

Modern society owes a lot to Nikola Tesla.<p>The Serbian-American scientist's inventions led to the radios and power grids used today. Over the course …

An Extra Period In The Declaration Of Independence Might Change Our Understanding Of Government

But the document's official transcript, produced by the National Archives, might contain a significant error — an extra period right in the middle of one of the most significant sentences, The New York Times reports.<p>A quick Google search for the text will show that many websites and organizations …

Rights & Freedoms

Islamic State Declares Caliphate, Seizes Osama Bin Laden's Dream

When the Sunni extremists running amok in Iraq announced that their name has been shortened from the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and decreed that all of the world's Muslims must pledge allegiance to their leader, they did more than just formally declare a new caliphate.<p>Here’s a look at …

Islam

Suspect in Benghazi attack in U.S. custody amid tight security

The federal arraignment Saturday of the suspected ringleader of the 2012 Benghazi attacks is likely to revive the political firestorm over prosecuting terrorism suspects on American soil.<p>Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah, his long, graying hair and beard slightly unkempt, arrived amid heavy …

With little training but full of conviction, Iraq's Shiites answer the call to arms

Under a sweltering sun, Fallah al Araiby hunched over the hood of a car, scrubbing away the dirt.<p>Once, his son used to work alongside him on a busy street corner in central Baghdad. Now, he does it alone.<p>His son is one of the thousands who have answered the call from Iraq's top Shiite cleric to …

Iraqi Shiites pushing for al-Maliki's removal

BAGHDAD (AP) — Prominent Shiite leaders pushed Thursday for the removal of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as parliament prepared to start work next week on putting together a new government, under intense U.S. pressure to rapidly form a united front against an unrelenting Sunni insurgent …

Suspected Benghazi mastermind heading to U.S.

The suspected mastermind of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, is expected to be brought to American soil as soon as this weekend, a senior law enforcement source told CNN on Thursday.<p>Ahmed Abu Khatallah was lured earlier this month to a location south of the city in …

Ukraine: Putin aide brands Poroshenko 'Nazi' ahead of EU deal

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1088000/1088337_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524724844_a133421350d47c45005b31fa92c11f2f<p><b>A senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin has lashed out at Ukraine's president ahead of the signing of a controversial EU deal.</b><p>Sergei …

Russia

Will ISIS Eclipse Al Qaeda as No. 1 Global Terrorism 'Brand'?

The recent military success of ISIS in Iraq is building a terrorist “brand” that is increasing the group’s following among jihadis worldwide, putting the group in a position to potentially eclipse the group that once nurtured it, Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda, U.S. officials tell NBC News.<p>The …

Al-Qaeda

Onetime U.S. allies in Sunni Awakening sit out new Iraq conflict

The aging ex-general remembers another era not long ago, when American military commanders would visit him at his compound and sip tea as they sat on plastic chairs in a tidy garden ringed by date palms.<p>Back then, Mustafa Kamil Shibib was an important U.S. ally against Al Qaeda in Iraq militants, …

No permisos. Lawmakers, feds debate surge of immigrant kids

They are the latest political pawns in a partisan battle over U.S. immigration: Thousands of children who have risked their lives fleeing poverty and violence in Central America seeking "permisos" or a pass to stay in America.<p>It is a political chimera that touches on thorny issues like immigration …

W.H. alums join teachers union fight

Teachers unions are girding for a tough fight to defend tenure laws against a coming blitz of lawsuits — and an all-out public relations campaign led by former aides to President Barack Obama.<p>The Incite Agency, founded by former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs and former Obama campaign …

Mark Zuckerberg’s Group Threatens Republicans

A pro-immigration reform group funded by the Facebook mogul released a poll Tuesday showing that GOP incumbents could be in trouble without action on …

Iraq crisis: Shia fighters mobilise in face of threat from Sunni-led jihadists

The Telegraph's Colin Freeman films Shia fighters who have pledged to defend shrines and places of worship from Sunni-led jihadists drill in Sadr City<p>Shia militias are mobilising in <b>Iraq</b> to fend off the threat from Sunni-led jihadists who have seized much of the country's north.<p>Tens of thousands of …

Islam

Iraq crisis: The Sunni-Shia divide explained

One of the factors behind the most recent violence in Iraq is the sectarian divide between Sunni and Shia Muslims in that country.<p>The majority of Iraq's Muslims are Shia, and the Isis militants gaining ground there are Sunni.<p>According to the Pew Research Center, Iraq is one of only a handful of …

Pew Research Center

U.S. spy agencies warned Maliki was 'alienating' Iraq's Sunnis | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence agencies have repeatedly warned top government officials that Iraq’s Shi’ite Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki and his policies were gravely antagonizing his country’s Sunni population, two U.S. security officials said on Friday.<p>Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri …

Biden commends Ukraine's president on peace plan

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is commending Ukraine's new president for his commitment to move ahead with his peace plan and for further steps taken to unify the embattled country.<p>The White House says Biden was in Bogota on Wednesday when he spoke by phone to Ukrainian President …

Hillary Clinton Pushed Obama to Keep Troops in Iraq

When the Obama administration was looking to pull American troops from Iraq, the then-secretary of state was a force pushing for troops to stay. Did …

Benghazi’s Most Important Whistleblower Just Came Forward

By onJune 15, 2014 in General, Innocence of Muslims<p>On Today’s <b>Ben Barrack Show…</b><p>Benghazi’s biggest whistleblower just came forward. Her name is Cindy …

It Took 645 Days to Arrest Benghazi Terrorist, 16 Days to Arrest Filmmaker

The Benghazi attack happened on Sep. 11, 2012.<p>16 days later, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man who made the YouTube video that Obama and Clinton …

Libya demands return of Benghazi suspect seized by U.S. forces

Libya’s weak interim government on Wednesday verbally assailed the U.S. capture of a suspected mastermind of the 2012 attack in Benghazi that killed four Americans and set off a political firestorm in the United States.<p>At a news conference nearly 24 hours after thePentagonpublicly disclosed the …

70 Years Later, Police Arrest Alleged Nazi in Philadelphia

Sev­enty-two years ago, Jo­hann Brey­er al­legedly joined the Ger­man SS. On Tues­day, per a U.S. fed­er­al Dis­trict Court or­der, he was ar­res­ted …

The Specter Of Iraq Haunts The Political Life Of Barack Obama

Iraq has long played a major role in President Obama's political life, going back to his earliest days as an Illinois state senator barely known outside of his Chicago district.<p>Obama's early anti-Iraq war stand would become a centerpiece of his first run for the White House, but it's since been a …

Obama under pressure to detail Iraq strategy, will meet with Hill leaders

President Obama is facing growing pressure from Congress to detail his strategy for addressing the spiraling violence in Iraq, after he pledged on the South Lawn last Friday that he'd review ways to assist the fragile and threatened Iraqi government.<p>The president plans to meet on Wednesday with top …

Leukaemia researchers find ‘genetic switch’ to repair cancer cells in mice

Melbourne medical institute uses differentiation therapy to rehabilitate cells that have become malignant<p>The most common childhood leukaemia can be “cured” in mice with the flick of a genetic switch, Australian researchers have discovered.<p>Mice at Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute …

Computers could be our best weapon to fight the flu - Futurity

Scientists are using powerful computers to simulate how the influenza virus replicates in an effort to develop better drugs.

Biochemistry

White House criticized for hosting young illegal immigrants amid ‘crisis’ over surge

The Obama administration is under fire for honoring a group of young adults who entered the U.S. illegally as “role models” in a Tuesday ceremony, amid a recent surge of children crossing the border that lawmakers say is becoming a “humanitarian crisis.”<p>The White House event honored ten young …