U.S. Removes 3 Nations from Blacklist

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The United States has removed Cuba, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia from its blacklist of countries engaged in human trafficking.

The change in status was revealed Monday by the Department of State. Cuba, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia were bumped from Tier 3 — countries whose governments are not meeting minimum standards to fight

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Gang of Cops Attack in Brooklyn (Video)

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Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY — Unfortunately, the sad reality is that yet another accusation of excessive force by the NYPD is hardly newsworthy anymore. But there was something different about what happened last night inside the Target store in Flatbush. And most of it was caught on video.

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The man who captured

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Journalists Under Criminal Probe for Snowden Leaks

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A secretive British police investigation focusing on journalists working with Edward Snowden’s leaked documents remains ongoing two years after it was quietly launched, The Intercept can reveal.

US National Security Agency NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden (AFP Photo / Frederick Florin)

London’s Metropolitan Police Service has admitted it is still carrying out the probe,

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Jihadi John Now Also on Run From ISIS

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Mohammed Emwazi, who is believed to be the killer Jihadi John in several beheading videos released online by the Islamic State group, may have worn out his welcome with the terrorist organization. Emwazi reportedly fled the militant group in Syria several weeks ago, bound for North Africa.

Jihadi John Immediately before beheading victim

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Apparently Assad Didn’t Surrender all His Chemical Weapons

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intelligence agencies have concluded that Syria’s Bashar Assad did not give up all of the chemical weapons in his possession in 2013, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

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According to the report, Assad tucked away “caches of

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Immediate Tsunami Risk in Caribbean

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The Kick ’em Jenny submarine volcano near the island of Grenada may erupt within hours and could pose a tsunami threat for countries in the Caribbean, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says.

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“Should a tsunami occur, waves would reach Grenada within just a few minutes. If the tsunami were large enough

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Humanity: Plausible Roads to Extinction

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What are the greatest global threats to humanity? Are we on the verge of our own unexpected extinction?

An international team of scientists, mathematicians and philosophers at Oxford University’s Future of Humanity Institute is investigating the biggest dangers.

And they argue in a research paper, Existential Risk as a Global Priority, that

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Analysts Voice Major Concern Over Oil

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Morgan Stanley has been pretty pessimistic about oil prices in 2015, drawing comparisons to the some of the worst oil slumps of the past three decades. The current downturn could even rival the iconic price crash of 1986, analysts had warned—but definitely no worse.

This week, a revision: It could be much

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New Kepler Discovery Suggests We Are Not Alone

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Remember the name Kepler 452b. Because in our search to discover if we are alone in this vast and fascinating universe, a sole life-harboring world among countless dead and uninhabitable planets, we may finally have a true candidate for Earth 2.0.

For the first time, scientists have found what appears to be a

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Documents Allegedly Prove MI5 Pedophile Coverup

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Britain’s MI5 security service covered up for pedophile members of the UK government under then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to avoid political embarrassment, local media reported Thursday, citing a recently unsealed trove of Cabinet files.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The documents, reportedly found among unsorted papers stored by the Cabinet Office, indicate that

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The WiFi Network Hacking Drone

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Leaked emails between Italian spyware vendor Hacking Team and Boeing subsidiary Insitu revealed that drones carrying malware to infect targeted computers via Wi-Fi by flying over their proximity is close to becoming a reality.

here is another example of similar technologySpyware-carrying drones were being discussed by Insitu, a division of Boeing and now-disgraced malware

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Snowden Makes Recommendations at Internet Engineering Conference

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has urged the world’s leading group of internet engineers to design a future ‘net that puts the user in the center, and so protects people’s privacy.

Edward Snowden talks to a room of internet engineers. Photo: Mark Nottingham

Speaking via webcast to a meeting in Prague of the Internet Engineering

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Hawking Announces New $100,000,000 Project to Search for ET

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On Monday, famed physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian tycoon Yuri Milner held a news conference in London to announce their new project: injecting $100 million and a whole lot of brain power into the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life, an endeavor they’re calling Breakthrough Listen.

“We believe that life arose spontaneously on Earth,”

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Iran’s Ayatollah Shuns Improved Relations with U.S. Despite Nuclear Deal

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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday the nuclear deal with world powers did not signal any wider shift in Iran’s relationship with Washington or its policies in the Middle East.

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned that “some” world powers are not to be trusted

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Russian Scientist Faces Possible 11yr Sentence for Buying Banned Substance from China

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When young Russian scientist Dmitry Lopatin ordered a can of solvent from an online store in China last year for work on his design for a new kind of solar panel, little did he suspect that the purchase could land him behind bars for 11 years.

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South Korea Claims the North will Attack in October

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South Korean officials claim North Korea will launch military attacks in October, timed alongside the country’s anniversary of the birth of the leading Workers’ Party of Korea. South Korea’s Defense Ministry added that a fourth nuclear test during this time period is possible.

North Korean Political parade / gathering in Pyongyang

“With the

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University Researchers: Continued Destruction of Biomass is Unsustainable

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If humans continue destroying plants at the current pace, the lack of irreplaceable biomass may soon endanger present human civilization and make it unsustainable – according to a paper published recently by University of Georgia researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Earth was once devoid of life. Then came

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Man Goes on Killing Spree at Marine Corps Recruiting Office

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Shootings were reported at a Navy Reserve center and a military recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, late Thursday morning.

One officer is “down” in connection with the shootings, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke told reporters. He was not specific about the officer’s condition.

The U.S. Navy tweeted Thursday that a shooting happened

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NSA file reveals Israel behind 2008 assassination of Syrian general

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According to a report in The Intercept, Israeli naval commandos shot Muhammad Suleiman before escaping via the sea.

Shayetet 13 commandos on Morena boats during a press tour of the Israeli navy.

Israel’s elite naval commando unit Shayetet 13 was behind the assassination of Syrian General Muhammad Suleiman in 2008, The Intercept has More…

Brainet: Scientists Link Brains of 2 Different Animals

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Neuroscientists have introduced a new paradigm for brain-machine interfaces that investigates the physiological properties and adaptability of brain circuits, and how the brains of two or more animals can work together to complete simple tasks. These brain networks, or Brainets, were developed in rodents and primates.Share:

 

Brain concept (stock image). In two separate experiments,

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