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Cheaters in Grand Theft Auto Online face a threat greater than cops: the banhammer

Grand Theft Auto Online encourages you to take part in almost any type of vice you can imagine — except cheating.<p>Developer Rockstar Games is “taking aim at GTA Online cheaters,” according to the company’s official newswire. Rockstar is determined to punish a small percentage of players who …

DEFENDING INDIGENOUS LANDS AND WATERS IN HONDURAS: THE CASE OF RIO BLANCO

By Beverly Bell and Tory Field<p><i>Part 29 of the Harvesting Justice series.</i><p>On September 12, Berta Caceres, Tomás Gomez, and Aureliano Molina, leaders of the indigenous Lenca organization Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) must appear in court. Their charges? Usurpation …

North Korea warns of 'all-out war' as it refuses to sign pact with US

North Korea has issued a fresh warning of an "all-out war", urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as "nuclear blackmail".<p>The country also refused to sign a non-aggression pact that John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, offered last week on condition of …

TOMS Shoes rethinks its 'buy one, give one' model of helping the needy

The "buy one, give one" business model of TOMS Shoes - buy a pair and the California-based company will give a pair to a child in need - has spawned many copy-cats.<p>These days, you can buy an array of products - from solar panels, to baby goods, to soccer balls - and the manufacturer will give a …

Dysentery, diarrhea, death: taking a sip from America's most polluted waterway

Thirsty? If you're in the New York area, there's a 1.8-mile canal conveniently located in the midst of Brooklyn's most expensive neighborhoods that you're welcome to dip a cup into. Provided you're not concerned about puking up blood, suffering explosive diarrhea, or vastly increasing your risk of …

Kickstarting: A Digital Death Watch That Will Make You Feel More Alive

Now on Kickstarter, the Tikker is a wristwatch that constantly counts down to the date of your death.<p>If he wore a digital wristwatch, the Grim Reaper might very well strap a Tikker around his sepulchral radiocarpal. Ebon and unadorned, the Tikker tells more than just the time. It tells you the time …

Hornetgeddon! Authorities swat deadly swarm of giant bugs

ANKANG, SHAANXI PROVINCE, China – A winged menace has killed 42 people and injured at least 1,600 since July, striking fear across this heavily industrialized area of central China.<p>Now local officials in Shaanxi province are declaring an uneasy stalemate with the virulent population of Asian …

Lake of doom: deadly waterway calcifies any animal that dares to dive in

Sometimes, truth is indeed more terrifying than fiction. In what could easily make for prime horror film fodder, a renowned photographer has captured stunning images of wildlife calcified by the caustic waters of a deadly Tanzanian lake.<p>Nick Brandt, well-known for his photography of East Africa's …

Alleged Logitech game controller could turn your iPhone into a Vita

Back in June we learned that iOS 7 would include standardized support for game controllers, but since then we've seen little of the gamepads themselves. New images posted on the @evleaks Twitter account could change that, however, showing off what appears to be a press photo of a Logitech …