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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange freed on bail as appeal fails

The head of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange is free on bail. An appeal lodged against his bail was struck down in court, and he has been released.
Assange protests

Researchers discover koro, a previously unknown language

National Geographic has discovered a human language called koro, which was previously unknown to the world at large. Koro has no written form…
Location of the Arunachal Pradesh state in northeastern India, where National Geographic discovered speakers of the "new" koro language.

Chinese literature and dissidence

The bold actions of the Chinese Nobel Prize Winner could set the stage for sweeping change in China, especially with new, innovative ideas.
Chinese writing at the Temple of Literature in Vietnam.

Payday Loans and How You Can Protect Your Personal Information From Identity Theft

Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.
Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.

Romanian birds drank themselves to death on wine

In yet another mass animal die-off, dozens of birds were found dead in Romania. However, these birds died for a much more pedestrian reason.
Starlings

UK blocks export of lethal injection drug to US

Using thiopental sodium for execution in the U.S. has taken a hit, as the U.K. has taken measures to block export of the drug on moral grounds.
This gurney is used to perform executions at Terre Haute by lethal injection.

Fidel Castro admits the Cuban Revolution is a dismal failure

The Cuban government will fire 500,000 state workers and expect them to fend for themselves in a country with no private sector to absorb them.
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How People Are Taking Advantage of Installment Loans To Cover Budget Shocks Today

Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.
Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.

Mount Etna erupts in Italy; air traffic interrupted

Italy's Mount Etna erupted, starting Jan. 12, for the first time since 2002. Nobody was injured, but several domestic flights were delayed.
Mount Etna

Obama Wins Nobel Prize, Stirs Controversy

The Obama Nobel Prize feels just right for some, but leaves others with questions as to whether his words will lead to lasting gains. CLICK HERE to see
Obama wins the Nobel Prize: For world peace or Miller Time? (Photo: flickr.com)

Irish vote on tough austerity measures to trim budget

The Republic of Ireland is being watched closely, as the Irish parliament will be voting on a series of very extensive austerity measures...
Brian Cowen

Short Term Loans Are Available Without Credit Checks - What Does That Mean For You?

Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?
Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?

Marisol Valles Garcia, 20, police chief of violent Mexican town

Marisol Valles Garcia will balance duties as police chief of violent Mexican town Guadalupe Distrito Bravo with her studies in criminology.
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Chinese vase causes sensation after enormous sale price

A Chinese vase was recently sold for 53 million pounds, or $85 million, at auction. Several months ago, it was collecting dust in an attic.
Chinese Vase

Cayman Islands earthquake spooks after Haiti disaster

A 5.8-magnitude Cayman Islands earthquake has people in the Caribbean still thinking about aftershocks of the horrible Haiti earthquake.

You Are Not Supposed To Know Cash Advances Online Do Not Require Any Credit

Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.
Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.

Iwo Jima yields Japanese dead as recovery team finds mass graves

Nearly every Japanese soldier defeding Iwo Jima died there. Japanese recovery teams have made their first discovery of some of the bodies.
iwo jima us marines

Vatican Bank chairman accused of money laundering

Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, chairman of the Vatican Bank (aka Institute for Religious Works) is under federal investigation for money laundering…
Daytime photo of the Sistine Chapel's famous spiral staircase.

Border patrol authorities seize marijuana-flinging catapult

Recently, the National Guard discovered a marijuana catapult that smugglers used to fling marijuana over the border into the United States.
Catapult

Personal Online Lending and How It Can Make or Break Your Family Budget During Hard Times

Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.
Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.

Iceland Volcanic Activity | Signs of more to come?

Volcanoes in Iceland began erupting recently. What effects on the global climate can volcanic eruptions like these have? CLICK TO READ MORE ...
Lava spews out of an erupting volcano

Getting a loan in the UK could require taking a test

A new commission considering loan regulations in the UK is suggesting that customers should have to take a test to get a loan. Why? READ ON...
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