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EU and US consider sanctions against Ukraine as death toll reaches 26

The EU and the US are threatening targeted sanctions against Ukranian officials they hold responsible for the violence in Kiev that has killed at least 28 people and injured more than 200.<p>In a foretaste of the broader package of sanctions under consideration, the US announced on Wednesday that it …

Jailed Protest Leader Urges Venezuelans To Keep Demonstrating

In a video released Wednesday, imprisoned protest leader Leopoldo Lopez urges his supporters in Venezuela to continue pressing for the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro, Reuters reports from Caracas.<p>"Authorities have accused Lopez of inciting clashes that have led to at least four deaths over …

Beauty queen the latest victim of Venezuela unrest

Genesis Carmona, 22, was shot in the head at a protest on Tuesday in the central city of Valencia<p>A local beauty queen has died of a gunshot wound, becoming the fifth fatality from Venezuela's political unrest, as imprisoned protest leader Leopoldo Lopez urged supporters to keep fighting for the …

North Korea Detains Another Christian Missionary

Australian missionary John Short was scheduled to return to China this Friday from a group tour to North Korea. But a day after landing in the …

NASA satellite captures world's largest panorama

The strip of Earth captured in the panorama.<i><br>(Credit: NASA Earth Observatory)</i><p><b>NASA's Landsat has captured a 9000-kilometre swathe of land in an</b> …

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Dissidents Fight Back as Governments Step Up Spyware Attacks

Unsafe communications : today's popular uprisings :: Unsafe sex : the 1980s<p>OSLO, Norway -- One of the first times hackers tried to infiltrate Danny O'Brien through his email inbox, it was in the guise of a human-rights event invitation from what appeared to be a friend.<p>"It included a PDF, which, …

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How To Download The Entire Google Fonts Catalog

Google’s massive collection of free and open-source fonts, Google Fonts, has grown in popularity since launching over two years ago. The quality of the typefaces available may vary greatly, but if you’re in search of new fonts, Google Fonts is still an excellent place to look.<p>Google has made the …

Bangladesh factory collapse: Pope hits out at 'slave labour' amid May Day protests

Pope Francis made a passionate attack on the “slave labour” conditions endured by workers inside the eight-storey building in Bangladesh which collapsed last week, claiming at least 384 lives.<p>Up to 900 people remain missing presumed dead in the ruins of Rana Plaza, which contained four garment …

International Adoption: Why Are There Are 153 Million Orphans When Countless Parents Want Kids?

When Des Aronson was adopted from Ethiopia, he was old enough to recognize that his feelings were often times confounding.<p>Des, one of 153 million people without parents worldwide, described losing his father and being adopted by his new mom, Dr. Jane Aronson, who went on to found the Worldwide …

American Families Crushed By Russian Adoption Ban

Americans in the process of adopting from Russian orphanages grieve over a ban that looks likely to be made into law. "It has really slammed the brakes on everything right now."<p>Bill and Val Deutsch yesterday completed the first major step in their process of adopting two orphans from Russia: they …

Iraq Sunni unrest prompts TV channel licence suspension

<b>Iraqi authorities have suspended the licences of 10 satellite channels because of a rise in sectarian unrest.</b><p>Al-Jazeera TV and Sharqiya are among the channels accused of "inciting violence". A ban has been imposed on their operations across Iraq.<p>More than 170 people have been killed in less than a …

Middle East

Banned in China: Bloomberg and New York Times say they had no choice

Media outlets operating in China face an unpleasant dilemma: self-censor or else lose access to millions of readers and a valuable news market. Both …

Environment: News & features

Consciousness After Death: Strange Tales From the Frontiers of Resuscitation Medicine

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 04.24.13.<p>Time of Publication: 12:23 pm. 12:23 pm<p>Sam Parnia practices resuscitation …

Code Alert: Tynker Wants to Teach Your Child to Tinker With Tech

Krishna Vedati doesn’t want your children to just watch Saturday morning cartoons. He wants them to make their own.<p>Vedati is the CEO of Tynker, a …

Frog Whisperer Helps Keep Hawaii’s Coqui Population Under Control

The tiny coqui frog may seem harmless, but as night falls over the islands of Hawaii, thousands of these coin-sized critters start terrorizing the …

Zoology

Rodrigo Fernando dos Santos Sports Eyeball Tattoos

After Rodrigo Fernando dos Santos got 70 percent of his body covered in tattoos, the 39-year-old Brazilian citizen wanted something a little different.<p>So he got his eyeballs tattooed. He turned the whites of his eyes into dark pools, via a procedure using a special syringe-like needle that injects …

Man Leaves Water On All Winter Creating Spectacular Frozen Waterfall

This amazing waterfall seen frozen on the side of a building in Jilin City, Eastern China, is the work of 58-year-old Wen Hsu, the only remaining …

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Eyeball Shaving: Liu Deyuan Uses Knife To Clean Eyes In China

Maybe the Clear Eyes guy can be this man's pupil.<p>Liu Deyan, 53, deftly washes his customers' eyes -- with a knife.<p>For seven years, he's run an eye-cleaning stand in Chengdu, China, according to ShortList.com.<p><b>(Story Continues Below)</b><p>The process, taking about five minutes, involves pulling the eyelid …

Dead Whale Explosion Explained On 'Outrageous Acts Of Science,' Debuting April 20 On Science Channel

When a large, dead ocean mammal washes ashore, removing it can be a whale of a problem.<p>Not only are the creatures huge and heavy, but they contain all sorts of toxic gases that, in the wrong situation, can be dangerous, according to biologist Adam Ruben, who analyzed the removal of a whale from a …

Ultimate Privacy – The House Built in the Middle of a River

Have you ever dreamed of having a home in the middle of nowhere to escape to every now and then? I have. And this house built straight in the middle …

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Chinese TV reporter dashes out of her own wedding to cover earthquake

Resplendent in her wedding dress, Chen Ying was about to get married when a powerful earthquake hit the city of Ya'an, her cue to grab a microphone and start reporting on the aftermath.<p>Television viewers in <b>China</b> may have been surprised to see a TV journalist wearing a white wedding dress while …

Fabric Softener Jesus? Laundry Mishap Leads To 'Holy' Sighting (PHOTO)

A man who ruined his clothes during a recent laundry session says a heavy-handed mishap led to a holy discovery.<p>Martin Andrews was doing laundry and spilled some fabric softener on a shirt, according to the United Kingdom's Metro. When he took a closer look at the fabric softener stain, he says he …

India's 'human computer' impresses students with calendar trick

Mathematician Shakuntala Devi, who has died at the age of 83, often demonstrated her mental prowess by naming the day of the week when given any date in the last century.<p><b>How good is your mental arithmetic?</b><p>Shakuntala Devi was born with a natural gift for mental mathematics and gained world fame in …