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Hundreds drown off Libya, EU leaders forced to reconsider migrant crisis

CATANIA, Italy/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union proposed doubling the size of its Mediterranean search and rescue operations on Monday, as the first bodies were brought ashore of as many as 900 people feared killed in the deadliest known shipwreck of migrants trying to reach Europe.<p>Three …

North Africa

Amnesty calls on permanent members of UN Security Council to lose their veto

It is one of the worst refugee crisis in the world with the numbers topping 50 million for the first time since World War Two caused by a year of catastrophic violence.<p>Those are some of the findings in the annual report from the rights group Amnesty International which points the finger of blame at …

Boko Haram

'Killer robots' should be strictly monitored, nations demand at UN

Countries warn of potential dangers of autonomous weapons systems they say are at risk of violating international and humanitarian law<p>“Killer robots” – autonomous weapons systems that can identify and destroy targets in the absence of human control – should be strictly monitored to prevent …

25 Devastating Effects Of Climate Change

The world is getting warmer and that's already causing disasters that will devastate lives and cost hundreds of billions of dollars.<p>Those problems are only getting worse, as shown by recent reports from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) and the White House, among …

Climate Change

Should We Just Follow Orders? Rules of Engagement for Resisting the Police State

The perils of resisting the police state grow more costly with each passing day, especially if you hope to escape with your life and property intact. The thing you must remember is that we've entered an age of militarized police in which we're no longer viewed as civilians but as enemy …

Jeremy Scahill on Obama’s Orwellian War in Iraq: We Created the Very Threat We Claim to be Fighting

<b>AMY GOODMAN:</b> Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday it will take a, quote, “hell of a long fight” for the United States and its allies to stop the …

Spain and Belgium 'would veto an independent Scotland's EU membership'

Ruairi Quinn, former president of EU's finance council, predicts secessionist movements in both countries would mean they block membership application<p>Both Spain and Belgium would block an independent Scotland's application to join the European Union, a former president of the EU's finance council …

Obama on the World

Shamanism: Approaching Indigenous Wisdom with Care and Respect

by Ben Boomer<p>Shamanism has grown in popularity as an idea and practice in the modern world. Shamanism is defined by the recognition of a common …

Spirituality

China says can build what it wants on South China Sea isles

BEIJING (Reuters) - China can build whatever it wants on its islands in the South China Sea, a senior Chinese official said on Monday, rejecting proposals ahead of a key regional meeting to freeze any activity that may raise tensions in disputed waters there.<p>Southeast Asian foreign ministers this …

European Sanctions on Russia Put Putin Into a Dangerous Corner

Today is not a good day to be Vladimir Putin. A game that the Russian president was winning so deftly in the spring has turned on him in summer: The …

Robert Reich: “American” corporations are a farce

The former secretary of labor explains how U.S. multinationals are playing American taxpayers, and how to stop them<p>“You shouldn’t get to call yourself an American company only when you want a handout from the American taxpayers,” President Obama said Thursday.<p>He was referring to American …

In Largest-Ever Outbreak, Ebola Spreads To Nigeria

The deadly disease has spread to at least three major West African urban centers. The World Health Organization reports at least 660 have died from the disease since February.<p>Nigeria's national health minister confirmed that a Liberian man who died in a Nigerian megacity on Friday tested positive …

Catholic-Protestant feud flares anew in Northern Ireland

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — The Troubles here ended in the late 1990s, when Catholic nationalists seeking independence from Britain buried the hatchet with Protestant unionists loyal to the crown after 30 years of bloodshed.<p>But lingering animosity between the two sides is threatening to flare up …

Aid workers find 'dire conditions' in Darfur town that had been off limits

Non-Red Cross aid workers allowed into Guldo in the Jebel Marra region for the first time since August 2011<p>Aid workers in Sudan have found dire conditions after entering a town in war-torn Darfur that had been off limits for three years, the UN said Thursday.<p>Government restrictions had prevented …

Canada to boost efforts to help Syrian refugees

The federal government is preparing to substantially increase the number of Syrian refugees this country will accept, putting the effort on par with responses to historic conflicts such as the Iraq war, in which thousands of people were resettled in Canada.<p>"We're in this to actually deliver a …

Ebola 'out of control' in West Africa as health workers rush to trace 1,500 possible victims

Fear, mistrust of Western medicine and difficulties reaching remote areas mean hundreds of potentially infected people have not yet been found<p><b>Ebola virus outbreak: live</b><p>Hundreds of West Africans could be carrying the deadly Ebola virus and not know it, potentially infecting hundreds more, as …

Disease

An entire island nation is preparing to evacuate to Fiji before they sink into the Pacific

This has to be the weirdest business deal of the week: The Church of England just sold a chunk of forest-covered land on the Fijian island Vanau Levu for $8.8 million to the government of the Pacific island nation of Kiribati. For the moment, Kiribati plans to use its 20-square-kilometer …

Climate Change

Blackwater considered itself above the law, US state department was warned

Department told of lax oversight at firm with $1bn contract to protect US diplomats weeks before Blackwater guards killed 17 Iraqis<p>A state department investigator warned that the private security firm Blackwater considered itself above the law, just weeks before Blackwater guards shot and killed 17 …

Hundreds gather in Beverly Hills to mourn slain Israeli teens

More than a thousand people -- some Jewish, some not -- gathered in a Beverly Hills synagogue Tuesday night with several purposes: to mourn, to remember and to come together for strength.<p>The memorial was held at the Beth Jacob Congregation in honor of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped and …

Israel

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

Islam

Israel's Former Ambassador: Militant Shias Are More Dangerous Than Sunnis

Michael Oren made the provocative claim that "the lesser evil is the Sunnis over the Shias," while insisting that the U.S. should never ally with Iran, even against Sunni terrorists.<p>ASPEN, Colo.—Michael Oren, an American-born diplomat who served as Israel's ambassador to the United States, joked at …

Here's What It Will Take to Contain the Worst Ebola Outbreak in History

The “perfect storm” analogy is often over-used when it comes to disease outbreaks–all the elements that you don’t want to see converge to make …

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