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Russian convoy enters Ukraine without Kiev’s permission

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Several dozen trucks in the Russian humanitarian convoy have crossed the Ukrainian border and started moving in the direction of Lugansk, after Moscow ordered the convoy to proceed, without waiting for further permission from Kiev. Moscow has accused Kiev of deliberately holding up the delivery of Russian humanitarian aid to the Donetsk and Lugansk regions... 

US Congressman stonewalled by the CDC

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As I get ready to post this article, I have a reply to a request I made to Florida Congressman Bill Posey. I asked for a statement regarding the growing charge that the CDC is covering up an autism-vaccine connection. Here is what Congressman Posey has to say on this subject: “When it comes to our children, we must make sure that any intervention is as safe... 

Australian students rally against education budget cuts

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Hundreds of Australian students and union members have held nationwide protests against the government’s proposed plans to cut higher education budget. Student protesters descended on the streets of Sydney’s city center on Wednesday, setting fire to an effigy of Australian Education Minister Christopher Pyne as a sign of protest against the government’s... 

Clashes erupt in Liberia as government instates Ebola quarantine

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Liberian security forces stand in front of protesters after clashes at West Point neighbourhood in Monrovia August 20, 2014. Four people were injured in clashes when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on demonstrators in the quarantine zone in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. It’s as the world tries to contain the fatal outbreak and to find a cure for the... 

Red Cross takes over Russia’s humanitarian aid for Ukraine

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Russian humanitarian aid trucks will cross the Ukrainian border in small batches of several dozen vehicles and only after a thorough examination by border guards, Kiev says, following an official acknowledgment of 280 trucks carrying crisis-relief cargo. “The cargo, in agreement with the mission of the Red Cross, will be delivered to the international crossing... 

Thousands of Israelis rally in support of Gaza offensive

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Thousands of people in Tel Aviv rallied to show support for the IDF’s military campaign in Gaza, urging the government forces to stop Hamas rocket attacks on Israel once and for all. An estimated 10,000 Israelis gathered in Rabin Square for first major demonstration since Operation Protective Edge began on July 8, officially to protect Israeli civilians... 

Ukraine vows to deny entry to Russian aid convoy

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A Russian convoy of 262 trucks packed with humanitarian aid is approaching the Ukrainian border amid fears that it might escalate the already tense situation in the war-ravaged east of the country. The aid convoy was expected on Wednesday at the volatile Ukraine’s border where pro-Russian forces and Ukrainian troops are engaged in fierce battles. Russian... 

Russia and Ukraine agree on humanitarian operation

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A residential building in downtown Donetsk damaged during the city’s artillery shelling by Ukrainian forces. Moscow and Kiev have agreed on a humanitarian mission under the authority of the Red Cross, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated. “With careful optimism, I can now say that, I think, all possible and impossible pretexts have been dismissed.... 

European Space Agency probe set to make history

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Scientists follow the flight of the Rosetta spacecraft from the control centre of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Darmstadt, western Germany, on August 6, 2014. European Space Agency (ESA)’s Rosetta spacecraft is set to ensconce itself in the orbit of a comet, it has been chasing for more than a decade. On Wednesday, the craft started the final engine burn... 

Facebook facing privacy class action lawsuit

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A law student from Austria has filed a class action law suit against Facebook over privacy violations, urging the social network’s 1.32 billion users around the globe to join him in his legal battle. Max Schrems, who has sued Facebook and several other top US tech companies before, filed his newest claim at the commercial court in Vienna on Friday. The legal... 

Over A Third Of Americans Want Obama Impeached

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A new CNN/ORC International poll released Friday indicates that over a third of Americans wish to see President Obama impeached and thrown out of office for consistently acting beyond his authority. Overall, 33 percent say they want Obama impeached, with 57 percent of Republicans backing the move. Over a third of Independents also said they supported impeachment,... 

Denmark is now paying foreigners to go home

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The Danish government has introduced a voluntary repatriation policy. This new law pays foreigners if they are prepared to return to their country of origin. A foreigner who is willing to leave Denmark might receive 127,517 DKR (Danish Krone) which is about 23,000 US dollars, and they would receive 38,000 DKR for every child of theirs leaving with them. Foreigners... 

Pro-Immigration protesters burn US flag on 4th of July

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The small Southern California community of Murrieta has become ground zero in the growing humanitarian crisis on the U.S. southern border with Mexico, and reports that an Fourth of July was burned there Friday will only add to that distinction. Breitbart News reported that it obtained a photo of a burnt American flag at “a pro-amnesty protest” near the... 

Austria joins France in banning Muslim veils

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As part of his party’s plan to introduce a bill banning full-face veils, Austrian politician Heinz-Christian Strache posted on a social network an image of a young blonde woman with the phrase “Too beautiful for a veil.” The campaign was launched by the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) leader and Member of Parliament Heinz-Christian Strache on... 

Australians hold rallies to slam budget cuts

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Australian demonstrators have taken to the streets across the country to protest against the government’s budget cuts. The Sunday protest, dubbed Bust the Budget, saw over 6,000 people show up in Sydney. The ralliers were waving trade union flags and holding budget-protest placards. As many as 30,000 people, including union members, lawyers and nurses,... 
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