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The Islamic State or ISIS or ISIL

‘Key points in the terror group’s rapid growth and the slowing of its advance as it faces international airstrikes and local resistance (15 Dec 2014)’. 405 more words

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Obama's State of the Union 2015

‘President Barack Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address, at the United States Capitol, January 20, 2015′. And, Obama said succinctly “The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong”. 408 more words

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The Stream: Unrest in China's Xinjiang region or China's Wild West

‘On The Stream: What’s at the heart of mounting tensions between the Chinese government and ethnic Uighurs? (19 Jan 2015′.

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A Poodle and his Master: Cameron in Washington

‘On January 16, 2015, President Obama delivered remarks after meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom’.

From Washington the Guardian Nicholas Watt adds that “Barack Obama and David Cameron struck different notes on surveillance powers after the president conceded that there is an important balance to be struck between monitoring terror suspects and protecting civil liberties. 159 more words

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Global Warming is Baloney: Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction & Breaking Records

The popular science writer and blogger Carl Zimmer writes in the New York Times that a “team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them. 722 more words

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Turkey's Davutoğlu equates Israel's Netanyahu to Paris attackers

‘Turkey’s PM Davutoglu has compared Israeli counterpart Netanyahu to the Islamist militants who killed 17 people in Paris last week, saying both had committed crimes against humanity. Jillian Kitchener reports (15 Jan 2015)’.

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Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price

Robert Greenwald’s 2005 ‘film exposes Wal-Mart’s unscrupulous business practices through interviews with former employees, small business owners, and footage of Walmart executives’.

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