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North Korea Exiles Over 100 To Remote Mountains: Report

Watching a video filmed in a foreign country can get you banished in North Korea, as over a hundred people in the nation's capital have reportedly found out since March.<p>Citing a Pyongyang-based source, Seoul's Daily NK news site reports that "at least 100 Pyongyang citizens have been internally …

Israeli arrested on U.S. charges of military trade with Iran

An Israeli citizen suspected of illegal trade with Iran and money laundering was arrested Monday at the request of American authorities, justice officials in Israel said.<p>According to a statement from Israel’s Justice Ministry, U.S. officials filed a request to arrest the 64-year-old Israeli in …

Iran cyberpolice blocked in bid to identify blogger

Hosting service Bayan refused to comply with authorities after being told to disclose private information about a user<p>An Iranian blog-hosting service has refused to comply with the authorities after being told to disclose private information about one of its users.<p>Iran's cyberpolice, known as Fata, …

Louisiana man claims his biological father was Zodiac Killer

A Louisiana man claims in a new book that his biological father was the notorious Zodiac Killer of northern California, who's still sought by authorities, publisher HarperCollins said Tuesday.<p>The Zodiac serial killer is believed to have killed five people in 1968-69 and gained notoriety by writing …

Beijing's smog police outgunned in China's war on pollution | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Environmental inspectors in Beijing are scrambling to keep pace with a rising number of cases as the city tries to impose tough new standards on thousands of polluting firms, highlighting the growing logistical problems facing China’s war on smog.<p>The China Central Television …

US, South Korean health experts team up to contain North Korean pandemic risk

North Korea’s inflammatory rhetoric and atomic weapons testing aren't the only concerns for U.S. officials, as an even bigger threat than nuclear Armageddon may be lurking within the communist nation’s borders: The threat of deadly disease.<p>In 2010, a report from Amnesty International painted a grim …

The World Is Full of Holocaust Deniers

A new survey suggests that many Asians, Africans, Middle Easterners, young people, Muslims, and Hindus believe that facts about the genocide have been distorted.<p>Only 54 percent of the world's population has heard of the Holocaust.<p><i>54 percent</i>.<p>This is the most staggering statistic in a new survey by …

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Massive dose of measles vaccine clears woman's cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Mayo Clinic researchers announced a landmark study where a massive dose of the measles vaccine, enough to inoculate 10 million people, wiped out a Minnesota woman's incurable blood cancer.<p>The Mayo Clinic conducted the clinical trial last year using virotherapy. The method …

Ukip embroiled in new row over Islamophobia

Ukip has become embroiled in yet another Islamophobia row after it emerged that one of its candidates has urged Catholics that they "must be ready to die" for their faith which is "the only countermeasure" to the "world domination" of Islam.<p>The candidate John Kearney is standing in Basingstoke. In …

Strange times: Republicans block tax credits -- as a protest

It is a rare, strange day when Senate Republicans vote to block billions in tax cuts. But that's what happened Thursday when they chose to freeze a massive tax credit package in order to protest how Democrats are running the chamber.<p>By a vote of 53-40, the EXPIRE Act, which would extend $85 billion …

Pentagon document lays out battle plan against zombies

Never fear the night of the living dead -- the Pentagon has got you covered.<p>From responses to natural disasters to a catastrophic attack on the homeland, the U.S. military has a plan of action ready to go if either incident occurs.<p>It has also devised an elaborate plan should a zombie apocalypse …

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Princess Diana floor plans found at former NoW royal editor's house

Sensitive palace documents seized by police in Clive Goodman's home, phone-hacking trial told<p>Security plans for Princess Diana's home in Kensington palace and other internal police documents were found at the home of the former royal editor of the News of the World, a jury has been told.<p>The …

Florida Officials Warn About Painful New Virus

Florida health officials issued a warning on Friday about chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus that’s spreading across the Caribbean.<p>Three cases of the disease have been found in Florida, so far only in travelers, the Florida Department of Health said. But infected people can spread the disease when …

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Episode 74 - Halloween Nation with Lesley Pratt Bannatyne

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