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Day or Night? Massive Sandstorm Plunges China Into Red Mist (1MIN Video)

Posted by on April 24, 2014 in Videos, World News with 0 Comments
Day or Night? Massive Sandstorm Plunges China Into Red Mist (1MIN Video)

A strong sandstorm swept Gansu Province in northwest China Wednesday afternoon. According to the provincial meteorological center, visibility has been reduced to less than 20 metres (65 feet) due to the storm. The sandstorm, strongest since 1996 according to reports, started around 13:40 in Dunhang County. The meteorological center issued red alert, the highest level alert, forecasting that visibility would be reduced to less than 50 meters throughout Jiuquan on Wednesday evening. The sandstorm, that had also suspended ten train services Wednesday, will die down Thursday, according to the meteorological center’s experts.

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Brazil’s ‘Internet Bill of Rights’ a Victory for Web Freedom

Posted by on April 23, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Brazil’s ‘Internet Bill of Rights’ a Victory for Web Freedom

A landmark law that guarantees equal access to the nation’s internet and protects the privacy of users was signed by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday, in a move that is being hailed as a historic step for online freedom worldwide. The “Civil Law Marco Internet”—dubbed the Internet Bill of Rights by its supporters—was passed unanimously by Brazil’s Senate on Tuesday. Rousseff signed the bill at the launch of the two-day NETmundial conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Former Fukushima Town Mayor: Radiation is Killing Our Children, Govt Hides Truth

Posted by on April 21, 2014 in Videos, World News with 1 Comment
Former Fukushima Town Mayor: Radiation is Killing Our Children, Govt Hides Truth

Three years after the Fukushima disaster are the after effects completely gone? Tokyo says yes, and is also claiming that the government is doing everything it can for those who suffered in the disaster. But, is that true? To shed a bit of light on the mystery of the Fukushima aftermath, Sophie Shevardnadze talks to the former mayor of the Fukushima Prefecture town of Futaba, Katsutaka Idogawa.

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Raw Footage 7.5 Quake Shakes Mexico City, Acapulco

Posted by on April 18, 2014 in Videos, World News with 2 Comments
Raw Footage 7.5 Quake Shakes Mexico City, Acapulco

A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday. The quake was felt strongly in the resort city, as well as in Mexico’s capital, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

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An Iranian Mother’s Slap Signals Mercy for Her Son’s Killer – Could Be a Turning Point for Ending Capital Punishment in Iran

Posted by on April 18, 2014 in Videos, World News with 1 Comment
An Iranian Mother’s Slap Signals Mercy for Her Son’s Killer – Could Be a Turning Point for Ending Capital Punishment in Iran

A mother’s pardon for the young man who killed her 17-year-old son, at the very moment the hangman’s noose was around his neck, has sent a ripple through Iran. Her slap before pardoning him was her personal last-minute rebuke. Pressure has been building for some time in the Islamic Republic to end capital punishment ; Iran is in the world’s top five for executing people. This act of mercy was shown in a small conservative northern town, and it has the whole nation talking about the merits of taking human life as punishment. It may represent a turning point in Iran, which has a hybrid of sharia law and western-style institutions

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Ukraine: Deal to ‘De-Escalate’ Crises Agreed In Geneva

Posted by on April 17, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Ukraine: Deal to ‘De-Escalate’ Crises Agreed In Geneva

Russia, Ukraine, the US and the European Union have said that all sides have agreed to steps to “de-escalate” the crisis in eastern Ukraine

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More Time for Saunas? Sweden Tries Cutting Working Day to 6 Hours

Posted by on April 16, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
More Time for Saunas? Sweden Tries Cutting Working Day to 6 Hours

The local government of Gothenburg, Sweden, is to begin a yearlong experiment to see if cutting the working week to 30 hours will be more efficient. It is hoped working less hours will cut down on sick leave, and save money. Under the plan, the employees will remain on the same pay.

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Dramatic Footage of Passengers Being Rescued after South Korea Ferry Sinks

Posted by on April 16, 2014 in Videos, World News with 0 Comments
Dramatic Footage of Passengers Being Rescued after South Korea Ferry Sinks

Dramatic aerial footage shows terrified passengers wearing life jackets being pulled to safety as water laps over the rails of the sinking ferry. Hundreds are missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea with 488 people on board – mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.

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Glow-in-the-Dark Roads Make Debut In Netherlands

Posted by on April 15, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Glow-in-the-Dark Roads Make Debut In Netherlands

Light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced streetlights on a 500m (0.3 mile) stretch of highway in the Netherlands. One Netherlands news report said, “It looks like you are driving through a fairytale,” which pretty much sums up this extraordinary project. The studio aims to bring technology and design to the real world, with practical and beautiful results.

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World Bank ‘Development’ Is Driving—Not Solving—Inequality and Poverty

Posted by on April 9, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
World Bank ‘Development’ Is Driving—Not Solving—Inequality and Poverty

What if the people charged with leading global development were actually doing more for the 1% than the 99%? Would that piss you off? Then prepare to be pissed off. Because the World Bank, with its $30 billion annually budget to “end poverty within a generation and boost shared prosperity”, is doing just that, and causing misery and environmental destruction along the way.

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Japan’s Antarctic Whaling Halted by UN Court

Posted by on April 5, 2014 in Videos, World News with 0 Comments
Japan’s Antarctic Whaling Halted by UN Court

Japan’s Antarctic whaling program has been halted by the UN’s International Court of Justice after the court deemed that this slaughter of whales is not being conducted for scientific research, as the Japanese have claimed.

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Good News from Around the Globe – #NewWorldNextWeek

Posted by on April 3, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Good News from Around the Globe – #NewWorldNextWeek

Good news from around the globe from James Corbett and James Evan Pilato of NewWorldNextWeek.com.

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Turkey’s False Flag Plan: What You’re Not Being Told (MUST SEE)

Posted by on April 2, 2014 in World News with 0 Comments
Turkey’s False Flag Plan: What You’re Not Being Told (MUST SEE)

Late last week, a conversation between high-ranking Turkish officials was leaked online purporting to expose a plan that had been devised to use a staged attack on a Turkish target in Aleppo as a pretext to start a war with Syria.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – April1, 2014.

Posted by on April 1, 2014 in Videos, World News with 0 Comments
VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – April1, 2014.

VICE News: North and South Korea exchange fire, Indian opposition party shows promise ahead of national elections, dozens are killed by Chadian soldiers in the Central African Republic’s capital and protests over police brutality in Albuquerque, NM

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