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The Coming Financial Crisis: A Harbinger of World Renewal?

Posted by on October 23, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
The Coming Financial Crisis: A Harbinger of World Renewal?

As the prospect of global financial crisis beckons once again, will our elected leaders finally accept the need for an entirely new economic approach that breaks away from the primacy of growth and profit – or will their hand be forced by a resurgence of mass public protest?

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Nigeria Declared Free of Ebola Virus – a “Spectacular Success Story”

Posted by on October 20, 2014 in Videos, World News with 0 Comments
Nigeria Declared Free of Ebola Virus – a “Spectacular Success Story”

Nigeria has been declared officially Ebola-free after a six week period with no new cases. Nigeria previously had 20 cases in total, of which eight died. Speaking at a conference in Tunis, the World Health Organization’s Director General Margaret Chan praised Nigeria’s success in controlling the deadly disease – brought to the country by a Liberian diplomat in July. Nigeria’s battle to stamp out the deadly fever was hailed a “spectacular success story” by WHO representative Rui Gama Vaz.

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Ebola Fearmongering, Myths, Conspiracies and ‘Cures’

Posted by on October 17, 2014 in Videos, World News with 1 Comment
Ebola Fearmongering, Myths, Conspiracies and ‘Cures’

A new study shows that nearly half of Americans are so concerned about catching the Ebola virus that they are unwilling to travel abroad at all. A school in Cleveland cancelled classes, after learning that one staff member might have flown on the same airline – not even the same route – as one of the infected nurses. RT’s Gayane Chichakyan looks at how Ebola fear-mongering, conspiracies, myths, and cures are spreading – including an Ebola zombie post on social media that went viral.

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Bring Home Best-in-the-World Ideas to Make Sure Your City Thrives

Posted by on October 14, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Bring Home Best-in-the-World Ideas to Make Sure Your City Thrives

Imagine a major city where 35 percent of all traffic is people on bikes. Or think even bigger–an entire nation where 27 percent of all trips are pedal-powered. These are real places located in modern societies with high levels of car ownership. Places not so different from the US named Copenhagen and the Netherlands.

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Emirates Chief Tim Clark Reveals Suspicions Over True Fate Of Missing Flight MH370

Posted by on October 12, 2014 in World News with 2 Comments
Emirates Chief Tim Clark Reveals Suspicions Over True Fate Of Missing Flight MH370

Now, seven months after the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, Sir Tim has cast doubt on the official version of events.

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Malala Yousafzay and Kailash Satyarth Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Posted by on October 10, 2014 in Videos, World News with 0 Comments
Malala Yousafzay and Kailash Satyarth Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay for their work on promoting children’s rights.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee said the two were chosen for “their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”

Indian Kailash Satyarthi is a child rights activist who founded the Global March Against Child Labor. He has led the fight against child slavery and enabled the rescue of more than 80,000 children over three decades.

Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzay made the headlines for defying the Taliban. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman for arguing that girls have a right to go to school. She has since set up the Malala Fund to help girls access their right to education.

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Hong Kong Protesters Defiant After Government Threatens Crackdown by Monday

Posted by on October 5, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Hong Kong Protesters Defiant After Government Threatens Crackdown by Monday

“Umbrella Revolution” protesters in Hong Kong held their largest rally yet Saturday night, a defiant show of force following a threat by Hong Kong’s chief executive that he would “clear the streets” by Monday morning.

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Medical First: Swedish Woman Gives Birth After Womb Transplant (1min video)

Posted by on October 4, 2014 in Videos, World News with 0 Comments
Medical First: Swedish Woman Gives Birth After Womb Transplant (1min video)

In a medical first, a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant. The 36-year-old, who remains anonymous, had a baby boy last month after receiving a uterus from a close family friend.

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The U.N. General Assembly Speech by Argentina President Cristina Fernandez They Don’t Want You To See

Posted by on October 2, 2014 in World News with 1 Comment
The U.N. General Assembly Speech by Argentina President Cristina Fernandez They Don’t Want You To See

Argentina President Cristina Fernandez, speaking to the U.N. General Assembly, exposes the debt vultures who enslave entire nations, the constantly changing definition of a terrorist, and the need for peace and self-determination for all nations. ‘In times of economic vultures and war falcons, we need more doves of peace.’

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Hong Kong Tensions Spike as China Issues Ominous Warnings

Posted by on October 2, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Hong Kong Tensions Spike as China Issues Ominous Warnings

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying refused to resign in a midnight press conference Thursday, saying the chief secretary of the territory, Carrie Lam, would open a dialogue with student leaders as soon as possible. Police warn of “serious consequences” if demonstrators occupy government buildings

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This Little Spanish Island Will Run On 100% Renewable Energy Within Months

Posted by on October 1, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
This Little Spanish Island Will Run On 100% Renewable Energy Within Months

By the end of this year, a little Spanish island called El Hierro will get 100 percent of its power from renewable sources.

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‘Umbrella Revolutionaries’ Sweep Riot Police From Hong Kong Streets

Posted by on September 29, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
‘Umbrella Revolutionaries’ Sweep Riot Police From Hong Kong Streets

Despite tough tactics by security units, Occupy Central and its pro-democracy supporters use ‘peace and love’ to hold ground and increase numbers

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‘War is the Antithesis of Motherhood:’ A Voice From Puerto Rico

Posted by on September 28, 2014 in World News with 1 Comment
‘War is the Antithesis of Motherhood:’ A Voice From Puerto Rico

“Motherhood generates life. War is the antithesis of motherhood. When we have children, we create to live, not to kill. We at Mothers Against War in Puerto Rico have the inescapable historical commitment and responsibility to preserve life, not just of our children’s, but of the thousands of innocent victims who we do not know and are killed in war.”

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MUST SEE: ‘No Al-Qaeda, Islamist fundamentalism in Iraq before Blair & Bush invasion’ – Galloway to MPs

Posted by on September 27, 2014 in Videos, World News with 0 Comments
MUST SEE:  ‘No Al-Qaeda, Islamist fundamentalism in Iraq before Blair & Bush invasion’ – Galloway to MPs

British MP George Galloway has been met with praise and criticism for his speech given in Parliament today, where he set out his case against military intervention in Iraq. “There was no Islamist fundamentalism in Iraq before Mr Blair… and Mr Bush invaded and occupied,” he said.

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On a Shoestring Budget, India Sends Orbiter to Mars on Its First Attempt

Posted by on September 25, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
On a Shoestring Budget, India Sends Orbiter to Mars on Its First Attempt

An Indian spacecraft affectionately nicknamed MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission) reached Mars orbit on Wednesday, doing so on a maiden voyage and a shoestring budget. Why exactly is its mission so much cheaper than NASA’s?

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