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A scene from the Egypt riots of 2011. Police and civilians clash. One man is forcefully carried above the wave of chaos.

Amid chaos, U.S. citizens urged to evacuate Egypt immediately

The U.S. State Department has warned U.S. tourists and expatriates that they need to get out of Egypt now. The Associated Press reports that the State Department has secured chartered planes to get U.S. citizens out, but efforts to inform everyone of the Egypt evacuation have been only semi-successful because of the Egyptian government’s Internet

Chilean miners’ rescue draws closer

Recently, it was disclosed that the Chilean miners’ rescue was close. The rescue is set to begin at midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 12. The Chilean miners have been trapped in the mine for the past two months after a collapse. A shaft was drilled down to the trapped miners to create a line for food
Medvedev and Obama

Senate stalling on vote ratifying new START treaty

A new version of the START treaty with Russia is languishing in the Senate. The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty would renew the commitment between the United States and Russia to reducing and securing the nuclear arms each country holds. Moscow maintains the treaty must pass whole, or it won’t be honored. New START treaty
Tropical Beach at sunset

The first day of summer 2010 is also Fathers Day 2010

The days in the Northern hemisphere start getting a little longer after winter ends, and eventually summer comes.  The first day of summer is typically tied to the summer solstice, though it can be calculated differently, depending on where you live.  (Some countries determine it by average temperature, not by date.)  The first day of
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WikiLeaks among more than 200 nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

WikiLeaks, the website responsible for releasing millions of pages of secret documents, has a new headline. One member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee has nominated WikiLeaks for the Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination has been submitted, but WikiLeaks is not likely to win. Norwegian politician announces WikiLeaks nomination Generally, the Nobel Committee keeps the file

Vision Airlines | US Government flies Russian spies in style

During the US-Russia spy swap this morning, the U.S. was represented not by a military plane, but by Vision Airlines. A private charter company out of Las Vegas, Vision Airlines usually transports vacationers. Some are questioning the use of a private charter company for government business. Vision Airlines swaps spies In a moment that looked
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Iwo Jima yields Japanese dead as recovery team finds mass graves

Iwo Jima is a small volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean about 650 miles southeast of Tokyo. For five weeks in early 1945 Iwo Jima became a hell on Earth as 70,000 U.S. Marines assaulted 22,000 Japanese soldiers defending the Island. Nearly all the Japanese were killed on Iwo Jima and mass graves discovered there
Mount Etna

Mount Etna erupts in Italy; air traffic interrupted

In Italy, Mount Etna has erupted for the first time since 2002. The eruption sent lava down the side of the mountain for two hours. Mount Etna is the most active volcano in Europe. Mount Etna eruption The eruption of Mount Etna started late Wednesday evening in Italy. For about two hours, the volcano sent

Sinkhole in Guatemala 2010 | State of calamity extended

In downtown Guatemala City, a sinkhole in Guatemala 2010 has opened up. It’s 30 meters across, and the sinkhole in Guatemala 2010 swallowed a three-story building. This sinkhole was partially caused by Tropical Storm Agatha, which killed at least 115 people. Sinkhole in Guatemala 2010 The sinkhole in Guatemala 2010 opened up on Monday evening.
A nuclear processing plant.

China announces newfound ability to reprocess spent nuclear fuel

China announced a nuclear power breakthrough Monday that could solve its uranium supply problem. A technique to reprocess spent nuclear fuel that is kept secret in other countries has been mastered by Chinese nuclear scientists. The Beijing government said its new technology could extend China’s supply of nuclear fuel from 70 to 3,000 years. China’s
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Ryanair faces mutiny after unexpected fee hits passengers

Ryanair is an Irish airline that ends up in international media relatively regularly. Once again, the airline is in the headlines. One flight got delayed by more than three hours late last week when more than 100 students simply refused to comply with staff directions. In Spain, Ryanair is facing judges that are ruling their
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Qinghai Earthquake | Map of China earthquake

At 7:49 a.m. local time in China, earthquake today killed more than 400 people and injured more than 10,000 people. The Qinghai Earthquake started with a 6.9 shake, and was followed by aftershocks that clocked in at 5.3 and 5.8. The China earthquake today hit a Tibetan area in the south of Qinghai province. After

Seven banks cannot meet capital requirements in Euro stress tests

After the Greek debt crisis began to wreak havoc in European financial markets, a series of stress tests were devised to see whether European banks could handle any further shocks. After the tests were administered, it was determined that seven major European banks could not handle further strains as they did not have sufficient reserves
Dr Seuss

World set to commemorate Dr. Seuss on his 107th birthday

More than a decade after he passed away, people still commemorate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. If Dr. Seuss were still alive, he would turn 107 on March 2, and many that day will observe the birthday of perhaps the most celebrated author of children’s literature of all time. Seuss, born Theodore Seuss Geisel, passed away in
A vehicle riddle with bullet holes, courtesy of a Los Zetas attack.

Rodolfo Torre slaying puts spotlight on peso, border security

The recent assassination of popular Mexican gubernatorial candidate Rodolfo Torre has proven once more that the northeast Mexican state of Tamaulipas is not only a flash point in Mexico’s drug war, but of great concern in the ongoing battle for U.S. border security. Reuters reports that Torre – an opposition candidate representing the Institutional Revolutionary
Thousands of individuals are on the street in Dublin, protesting budget cuts in education.

Ireland budget cuts climb to $20 billion

The Obama administration certainly has a tough road ahead as it looks for ways to balance the U.S. budget, but imagine what it must be like for Ireland’s Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Brian Cowen and Finance Minister Brian Lenihan. They had to design austerity measures aimed at keeping their entire nation from careening into bankruptcy. To

US embassy in Tripoli shuttered with Libya sanctions pending

The U.S. embassy in Libya has been closed as violence in the Libyan capital is increasing. The regime of Moammar Gadhafi is quickly losing control despite stringent and deadly efforts to quell the uprising of Libyans against Gadhafi’s four-decade rule. Sanctions against Libya are likely to be enacted soon. Tripoli plunging into chaos as Gadhafi