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Refugees who have fled the carnage in Afghanistan are being deported in record numbers: This has been a particularly bloody “fighting season” in Afghanistan. Now that winter has ended and the opium poppy harvest is over, the annual summer “fighting season” is in full swing in Afghanistan. This year, the normal uptick in violence overlaps with Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of prayer...
The latest World Population Facts and Figures Were Just Released By the UN: Pop Quiz: how many people are in the world right now? The answer is 7.6 billion. That data point and much more are contained in a just-released report called “World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision,” published by the UN. The report contains all sorts of facts and figures that are both int...
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US Deploys ISIS to Central Asia: VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: stephenlendman.org (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal. America created and supports ISIS, al-Qaeda and other well-known terrorist groups – using their fighters to advance its imperium. In December 1991, the Commonwealth of …
Syria: Israeli Airstrikes in Support of al Qaeda: DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:00 A.M.) – Israel is likely in direct military talks with jihadist commanders in Quneitra province whom have now established a joint operations room for the ongoing border offensive against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). Preempted by supportive …
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Why Kazakh capital Astana could become the world's next hot travel destination: It is like 'looking straight to the edge of the world'
Rescue underway after Colombia tourist ferry carrying 150 people sinks: Survivors say the boat, called El Almirante, appeared to be overloaded
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Iran’s Election: The six-week campaign is over, and 55 million Iranians will vote in the first round of the presidential election on Friday. Or rather, most of those 55 million people will vote, but many will not, because there is great disillusionment with President Hassan Rouhani’s promises to improve the econ...
The Turkish Referendum: “The office of the President of the Reich is unified with the office of the Chancellor. Consequently all former powers of the President of the Reich are demised to the Führer and Chancellor of the Reich Adolf Hitler. He himself nominates his substitute. Do you, German man and German woman, ap...
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Italy to pay up to €17bn to rescue 2 failing Venetian banks: Rome has released €5.2 billion in emergency funding on Sunday to wind up the failing Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca, with the country’s finance minister saying the total bailout costs might reach €17 billion. Read Full Article at RT.com
D’oh! Czech nuclear plant apologizes for bikini contest to choose intern (PHOTOS): A nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic has issued an apology after holding a bikini beauty contest, the winner of which would be rewarded with the supposedly prestigious prize of a two-week internship at the plant. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Drowning Out the Loudest Voices with Love: There are so many loud and shrill voices in various religions today, ones filled with fear and self-righteousness and arrogance and judgement and hatred — the very things that faith tells us to avoid. Those voices try to divide us and diminish us. They twist religion into the opposite of what it’...
It’s Time to Understand the Islamic Veil: In a political environment in which the anti-Muslim rhetoric in the U.S. is particularly strong, and Europe is facing backlash against refugees and minority populations, a timely new anthology, Mirror on the Veil, offers a refreshing and important look at the very visible practice of veiling amon...
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From Sea to Tap: Freshwater is a limited but essential resource. Our renewable supply is rain and snow that falls over land. When these are abundant, our needs are met. But when conditions are dry, when drought comes, when populations grow, we struggle. Salt water, in contrast, is abundant, covering three-quarter...
The City as Culture: When I arrive in a new city, I go out for a walk, both to see the city and combat jet lag. In some places, I walk through a calm and ordered neighbourhood, speculating on the lives lived behind the opaque walls. In other places, I see a throbbing community full of activity. Cities are manifestati...
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F&O this week: Kohl, Grenfell ashes, Trade Jungle, Singapore schadenfreude, US discourse: HELMUT KOHL delivered German reunification and the Euro, by  Noah Barkin  Obituary A towering figure of post-war European politics, Helmut Kohl pushed through German reunification and was a driving force behind the creation of the euro during a 16-year reign as German chancellor that spanned the ...
Mayhem, Trump vs Comey, Oceans Day: F&O Fresh Sheet: British Election Brings Mayhem, by Jonathan Manthorpe   Analysis British voters have shown Prime Minister Theresa May the door. The implications of this drubbing for the Conservative government are profound, for May as Prime Minister,  but with much deeper implications for Britain. Text of Theres...
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Is your food expired or ugly? Eat it, is good for you!: By Zabeth Salome Chedraui It is very possible to imagine a world in which people recycle the food that they consider as waste. Nashville has been selected by the Natural Resource Defense Council as a model city on food waste reduction. Many restaurants in the city are participating in the Food Sa...
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Action on climate change is cheaper than inaction: Many are afraid that tackling climate change is going to be too costly. But increasingly, studies are showing action will not just be cheaper than inaction, but could actually result in economic, environmental and even health benefits, while improving sustainability. This new page...
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