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U.S. Officials: The Russian Military Has Fired Artillery Into Eastern Ukraine

The Russian military fired artillery rounds into eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a “clear escalation” of hostilities there, Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said. Russia has about 12,000 troops on the border with Ukraine, Warren said. Russian tanks, artillery and rocket launchers have crossed into Ukraine to support separatists...

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Israel surprised by number, sophistication of Gaza tunnels

Pictures released by the Israel Defense Forces show tunnels, some primitive and others sophisticated enough to include walls and ladders, running under the border from the Hamas-controlled district before they were intentionally destroyed. More than 60 access shafts leading to 28 tunnels have been uncovered since Israel’s ground operation —...

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Now ISIS actually BLOWS UP Jonah’s tomb in Iraq

If you blink during the video, you might miss the moment Jonah’s tomb in Mosul, Iraq, explodes. The first few frames show the revered shrine towering over its landscape. There’s a sudden burst of dust, fire and smoke. Then, nothing. CNN could not immediately confirm the authenticity of the video,...

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Arizona inmate’s execution takes nearly 2 hours

The execution of a convicted murderer in Arizona on Wednesday took nearly two hours, confirming concerns that had been raised by his attorneys about a controversial drug used by the state. Joseph Rudolph Wood III remained alive at Arizona’s state prison in Florence long enough for his public defenders to...

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Feds Urge Paramedics, Firefighters to Help Find ‘Extremists’

The federal government is asking paramedics and firefighters to be on the lookout for “extremists” as part of a program that aims to uncover “suspicious activity.” A bulletin released in March 2014 by the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the National Counterterrorism Center, obtained this week by Public Intelligence,...

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Oklahoma Has Experienced 2,300 Earthquakes So Far This Year

Earthquakes used to be rare in Oklahoma, a handful per year or so. Not anymore. So far this year, the state has experienced some 2,300 earthquakes, according to the Oklahoma Geological Survey, an average of more than 11 per day. Accordingly, the number of Oklahomans with earthquake insurance has jumped...

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Iranian Christian to Have Lips Burnt for Eating During Ramadan

An Iranian judge sentenced a Christian man to have his lips burnt with a cigarette for eating during the day in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, The Daily Mail reported. The barbaric punishment was carried out in public in a square in the city of Kermanshah. Five other Muslim...

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Islamic State Orders Female Genital Mutilation in Mosul

According to the United Nations the Islamic State, formerly ISIS, has ordered all women between the ages of 11 and 46 to undergo female genital mutilation. It is estimated more than 4 million women would be affected. “This is something very new for Iraq, particularly in this area, and is...

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Farmers Take Drastic Measures To Contain Explosion Of ‘Superweeds’

Farmers in important crop-growing states should consider the environmentally unfriendly practice of deeply tilling fields to fight a growing problem with invasive “superweeds” that resist herbicides and choke crop yields, agricultural experts said this week. Resistance to glyphosate, the main ingredient in widely used Roundup herbicide, has reached the point...

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Answering a different call: 750 Americans now fight for Israel

Daniel Flesch, then a college student at the University of Illinois, had heard too much anti-Israeli sentiment. He had family members who had survived the Holocaust and felt compelled to fight back at what he perceived as a growing level of anti-Semitism in America. So in 2010, he joined Israel’s...

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Iran’s Supreme Leader: The Only Solution Is Israel’s Destruction

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, stated on Wednesday that the only solution for the region is the destruction of Israel, and that the armed confrontation must expand beyond Gaza. Meanwhile, revolutionary guards announced new missiles which could destroy Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. Fars News Agency, a media...

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How a solar storm two years ago nearly caused a catastrophe on Earth

On July 23, 2012, the sun unleashed two massive clouds of plasma that barely missed a catastrophic encounter with the Earth’s atmosphere.  These plasma clouds, known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs), comprised a solar storm thought to be the most powerful in at least 150 years. “If it had hit, we would...

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China’s terrifying debt ratios poised to breeze past US levels

The China-US sorpasso is looming. I do not mean the much-exaggerated moment when China’s GDP will overtake America’s GDP – which may not happen in the lifetime of anybody reading this blog post – as China slows to more pedestrian growth rates (an objective of premier Li Keqiang.) The sorpasso...