Archive For The “WORLDPOST” Category

Twitter Transparency Report Details Escalating Crackdown On Terrorists

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Twitter Transparency Report Details Escalating Crackdown On Terrorists

If Twitter has to break a few eggs to scramble the plans of terrorists attempting to use the site, it’s more than happy to oblige. Since the middle of 2015, the company has broken a little more than 636,248 (metaphorical) terrorist eggs. That’s according to its latest transparency report, released Tuesday, which details the various…

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Why Scotland's Leader Is Rallying Support For A New Independence Referendum

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Why Scotland's Leader Is Rallying Support For A New Independence Referendum

Scotland will not be dragged out of the European Union without a fight. Nearly two-thirds of Scottish voters opted to remain in the EU, as 51.9 percent of Britons voted in June to exit the bloc during the United Kingdom’s historic referendum, popularly referred to as “Brexit.” The British government is finalizing preparations to leave the union in March 2019….

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It's Been Just 7 Months Since The Rio Olympics, And This Is What The Venues Look Like Now

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It's Been Just 7 Months Since The Rio Olympics, And This Is What The Venues Look Like Now

Seven months after Rio de Janeiro hosted the first Olympic Games in South America, many of the expensive venue sites remain abandoned. Getty Images photojournalist Mario Tama recently captured images of the decaying structures that were promised by organizers to be a legacy benefit to the citizens of Brazil. From the degraded golf courses and…

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U.N. Nuclear Inspector: North Korea's Capability Has Entered A 'New Phase'

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U.N. Nuclear Inspector: North Korea's Capability Has Entered A 'New Phase'

WASHINGTON — North Korea’s nuclear weapons program has entered a “new phase,” with the country having doubled the size of its uranium-enrichment facility in recent years, Yukiya Amano, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told The Wall Street Journal.  “The situation is very bad …. It has gone into a new phase,” Amano told…

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Indian Priest Stabbed Before Church Service In Australia

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Indian Priest Stabbed Before Church Service In Australia

An Indian priest is recovering after being stabbed moments before the start of a Catholic church service in Australia.  The attack against Rev. Tomy Kalathoor Mathew reportedly took place in front of parishioners on Sunday at St. Matthew’s Parish in Fawkner, a suburb of Melbourne.  Local media reports suggest the suspect was displeased that a…

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U.S.-Muslim Teen Stopped From Boarding International Flight Home

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U.S.-Muslim Teen Stopped From Boarding International Flight Home

A spring break trip to the Muslim holy city of Mecca has turned into a travel nightmare for a Tennessee family after their 17-year-old daughter was denied entry into the U.S., allegedly because the airline they traveled with did not provide the proper documents to U.S. officials. Zubaidah Alizoti, who was born in the U.S….

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Pope Francis Asks For Catholic Church To Be Forgiven For Role in Rwandan Genocide

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Pope Francis Asks For Catholic Church To Be Forgiven For Role in Rwandan Genocide

Pope Francis asked for forgiveness for the “sins and failings of the church and its members” that took place during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide on Monday after a meeting with Rwanda’s president. In Francis’ statement, after the 25-minute meeting in the Apostolic Palace with Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the Vatican indicated that some Catholic priests and nuns “succumbed…

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The U.S. Should Take A Few Cues From Norway, Just Voted Happiest Country On Earth

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The U.S. Should Take A Few Cues From Norway, Just Voted Happiest Country On Earth

It’s become clear that both social and economic factors are at play in determining people’s happiness, so it’s no wonder that Norway won the top slot on the 2017 World Happiness Report, released Monday, up from fourth place last year. “Norway has insulated itself from the boom and bust cycle of many other resource-rich economies,” said…

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Donald Trump: Germany Owes 'Vast Sums Of Money' To NATO, U.S.

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Donald Trump: Germany Owes 'Vast Sums Of Money' To NATO, U.S.

Germany owes NATO “vast sums of money” and must pay the U.S. more for the “powerful, and very expensive” defense it provides, President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday. Trump complained in his first tweet about “fake news,” after his refusal to shake German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hand upon request at the Oval Office was widely reported,…

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U.N. Expert: Biodiversity Is Essential To Human Rights

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U.N. Expert: Biodiversity Is Essential To Human Rights

WASHINGTON — For the first time, a United Nations report has recognized biodiversity and healthy ecosystems as essential to human rights. The report, authored by U.N. Special Rapporteur John Knox, a human rights expert and professor of international law at Wake Forest University, comes amid a biodiversity crisis that many scientists have pegged as the beginning of…

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