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Alleged Israeli vulture spy ruled Zionist plot by Saudis

While it may sound like something straight out of the Adam Sandler comedy movie “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan,” the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz News states that Saudi Arabia is crying Zionist plot over an alleged vulture spy. Reportedly tagged for scientific research by Tel-Aviv University, the Israeli vulture spy accidentally flew into rural
Islamic traders who use Shariah law to guide their investment choices.

Shariah Islamic stock index opens in India

In accordance with Shariah law, Muslims are not permitted to invest in companies that derive significant benefit from interest, as Muslims consider this to be usury. In order to facilitate business-minded Muslims who wish to diversify their investment portfolios, the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the Mumbai-based Taqwaa Advisory and Shariah Investment Solutions have launched an
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10-year-old gives birth in Spain; grandmother calls it normal

Reports are coming out with headlines reading “10-year-old gives birth.” The birth occurred in Jelez de la Frontera, in the region of Andalusia, Spain. The mother insists that her daughter is happy after giving birth, even at such a young age. The girl in question and her mother Olimpia are Roma, or Gypsies. The new
Multiple posters of smiling Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad posted on the side of a building. His cult of personality continues to stand defiantly against the majority of the world when it comes to uses of nuclear power.

Ahmadinejad laughs at U.S. sanctions on potential nukes

When it comes to U.S. sanctions on nuclear weapons, human rights violations or anything else, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has heard it all before. According to Iranian online news website PressTV, Ahmadinejad is prepared to simply “shrug off” any American threats of economic penalty. This time around, it’s over the claim that Iran is developing
They laugh, but caning is no laughing matter (Photo: flickr.com)

Caning | 40 Lashes for Sharia Law and the Mindless Masses

Does the punishment fit the crime? Corporal punishment has a tradition that can be traced back into the governing history of many nations. Some claim to find enlightenment and “grow out” of the process, while others cling to it because they either believe that it is an effective deterrent against crime, are “authorized” to do
Lack of suitable public transportation and roads in India makes two wheelers important. Secured loans play a big role in financing such purchases. (Photo: flickr.com)

Secured Loans – Boom Time for India’s Lenders

Lack of Public Transport Forces Vehicle Purchase India is a vast country with a billion-plus population. Unfortunately, public transport has been a neglected sector for this developing country. People are forced to use transport that is either bad or in certain cases does not exist at all. Bad roads make life even more difficult for
Hurricane Lilli

Katrina anniversary marked as Hurricane Earl gathers force

The fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans was recently observed, but on that most auspicious occasion, another tropical storm is currently building off the Gulf Coast. Tropical storm Earl was re-dubbed Hurricane Earl, as it has graduated to a hurricane force storm system. The hurricane is building in the Caribbean, and it is
Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Statehood|HR 2499 calls for a Puerto Rico vote UPDATE

UPDATE – April 28 – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed HR 2499, the bill calling for a vote on Puerto Rico statehood. HR 2499 passed 223-169 and now moves on to be considered by the Senate. The U.S. Natural Resources Committee has moved to bring HR 2499, a bill regarding Puerto Rico statehood,

Paul Shirley on Haiti: “I won’t give them a cent”

Free speech is a double-edged sword One of the great things about living in America is that we have the right to free speech. Everyone – including athletes – can blog about their political opinions without having to fear a masked hit squad coming to their door in the middle of the night. Such is

Billionaire Sees Big Problems in China

China enjoyed a year of staggering growth in its GNP and on its stock exchange board in 2009. Most economists believe 2010 will bring more of the same for the Chinese economy, for it seems as though getting money now is not much of a considerable issue for them. The Chinese government has poured $586
Haitian Refugees

Cholera outbreak in Haiti begins to subside

A recent outbreak of cholera in Haiti has possibly begun to subside, but there are still many afflicted. Haitian officials are pointing to fewer deaths being recorded, so the outbreak may be slowing down, at least. Haiti has experienced severe turmoil since the earthquake in Haiti earlier this year. Those who caught cholera all appear
worlds most expensive dog

Tibetan Mastiff breaks record as most expensive dog in the world

A red Tibetan Mastiff has supplanted another canine of the same breed as the most expensive dog in the world. Red Tibetan Mastiffs have become a status symbol for the wealthy in China, a country where historically dogs have been more likely to be eaten. The red Tibetan Mastiff known as “Big Splash” went for
Flood waters

Canadian government gives cash advances to flood victims

In Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada, flood victims are already seeing cash advanced from the government to help with cleanup. The loan cash is being funded by the Provincial Disaster Assistance Program. Estimates of the amount of damage from the Maple Creek floods are just now being put together, but the residents are already cleaning up.
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Haiti confirms cholera outbreak has killed 168, so far

North of Port-au-Price, Haiti, officials have confirmed a cholera outbreak. With more than 1,500 people infected, the outbreak is huge. The outbreak is blamed on the slow recovery from January’s earthquake. Cholera outbreak proves deadly For almost a week, medical officials in Haiti have been waiting for confirmation on a disease outbreak in Saint-Marc. The
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Greek riots paralyze Athens

The city of Athens has been shocked by a violent outbreak of Greek riots in which three have been left dead as protesters and police clash.  The Greek riots are believed to be caused by recent economic measures meant by the Greek government to curb spending and gain a better grip on the country’s spending
A map of the Middle East. Iran and Israel are depicted in green. Insets include John Bolton and a tall glass of lemonade.

John Bolton says Israel has three days to bomb Bushehr

Controversial former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton claims that Israel has a three-day window in which to bomb Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant before it becomes fully functional, reports Agence France-Presse. Once nuclear fuel is loaded into the plant’s core, any attacks would spread radiation and harm Iranian civilians. Conventional wisdom suggests that
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Where is our world heading?

Some of the changes we have seen in our world today are greatly affecting the entire population and future generations. Violence, sex, crime, drugs, AIDS, deforestation and pollution of our air and water are just a few of the issues plaguing our lives. Millions of people are feeling the long-lasting effects of these problems. Do