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Russian Crew and 700 Tons of Gold Ore Missing

A vessel with a nine-person crew and 700 tons of gold ore onboard has gone missing in stormy seas off Russia’s Pacific Coast.

The ship sent a distress call on Sunday as it was sailing from the coastal town of Neran to Feklistov Island in the Sea of Okhotsk.

The vessel, hired

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Interesting Facts About the Tomb of the Unknowns

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Honor guard at arlington during hurricane sandy

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS

1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns and why?

21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.

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Sweden Seeking Garbage

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Move over Abba, Sweden has found new fame. The small Nordic country is breaking records — in waste. Sweden’s program of generating energy from garbage is wildly successful, but recently its success has also generated a surprising issue: There is simply not enough trash.

Only 4 percent of Swedish garbage ends up in a

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UBS Shares Soar Following Jobs Cut Announcement

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Shares in UBS (UBSN.VX) soared on Monday after media reports the Swiss bank would announce up to 10,000 job cuts as it takes the knife to its investment banking operations, particularly its fixed income business.

UBS Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti is expected to announce the radical restructuring along with third-quarter More…

U.K.: Anarchy and Chaos Increasing

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Chaos and violence are on the rise in the UK a year after the PM declared a war on gang culture, a study revealed. Police aggression and a refusal to tackle the root causes of delinquency are reportedly the main issues hindering the initiative.

On Monday, the Center for Social Justice (CSJ) released a

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Superbugs on the Rise

Antibiotics are the wonder drugs of modern medicine. They’ve allowed doctors to save and extend life by killing infection and enabling ground breaking surgery. But imagine a world where antibiotics don’t work – that would be a place dominated by superbugs, bacteria that don’t respond to antibiotics. Scientists say this would end many modern

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U.S. Agents Denied Help During Benghazi Attack

Revelations shed new light on the effectiveness of the CIA at Benghazi and the level of support they were given When the CIA annex come under attack the field agents were denied a request for military help despite a counter terrorism team being two hours away in Italy There was full communication between operatives

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WOOHOO, IT’S THE FUTURE OF WAR!

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Since the beginning of human history, humans have bickered constantly over territory, resources, and power. Now, with the possibility of a right-wing Mormon space cadet taking up residence in the White House before the year is out, the Muslim world ready to riot at the upload of a shitty YouTube video, and the

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Terrorist Leader Calls for Kidnapping

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Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is calling on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, citing the success in the abduction of American aid worker Warren Weinstein in Pakistan.

In a two-part, more than two-hour video posted on jihadist websites, al-Zawahiri called for the abductions as part of a vow not to “spare any efforts” to

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Army Prepares Offensive Cyber Attacks

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Senior Army officials said Tuesday that it is working to develop the service’s offensive cyber warfare capabilities to go along with its cyber security capabilities to allow soldier to launch as well as detect and defeat threats.

Military service leaders have spoken in detail about their ability to protect their networks. They have repeatedly

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Israel Suspected: Iranian Shahab Missile Factory Destroyed

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The Yarmouk Complex of military plants near Khartoum, which was bombed five minutes after midnight Wednesday, Oct. 24, by four fighter-bombers, recently went into manufacturing Iranian ballistic surface-to-surface Shehab missiles under license from Tehran, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources disclose. Western intelligence sources have not revealed what types of Shehab were being

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Japan Spots More Chinese Activity Near Disputed Islands

Japan Coast Guard released images of Chinese surveillance vessels around the disputed islands [Reuters]

Chinese ships have entered waters near a group of disputed islands for the first time in three weeks, prompting a strong protest from Japan, which says China’s air force has also sharply increased its operations in the area.

Japan’s Coast Guard

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N. Korean General Executed for Drinking

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A high-ranking North Korean Army official was reportedly executed with a mortar round for drinking liquor during the 100-day mourning period after Kim Jong-il’s death, South Korean media reported on Thursday.

According to the Chosun Ilbo daily, General Kim Chol, who served as vice minister of the

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Again: US Soldiers Killed by Man in Afghan Police Uniform

The killer shot the soldiers Thursday in Khas Uruzgan, Uruzgan province. It was not clear if he was an Afghan policeman carrying out another “insider” attack on US soldiers, or an attacker disguised as one.

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Trump Offers Obama $5 million to Reveal Records (Video)

What is billionaire Donald Trump‘s big announcement about President Obama on Twitter? As promised, Trump tweeted out his story on Oct. 24 and it wasn’t about the Obama divorce papers.

Trump’s full video announcement was posted on YouTube at noon. He asked that Obama release his

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US blocks Russia’s Peaceful Resolution of Bani Walid Violence

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“Blocking a draft statement that called to solve the country’s political problems without violence is very strange,” Churkin said. “This is a case when it is difficult to explain the US delegation’s actions in rational terms.”

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The United States has blocked a draft statement, proposed by Russia, on the resolution of violence in

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U.S. Moves approximately 70 Nuclear Weapons to Turkey

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The United States of America deployed around 70 B61 nuclear bombs in Turkey to use them in an emergent situation.

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According to a Turkish news agency citing well informed sources, all of the bombs are deployed in the Turkish Incirlik air base in Adana, south of the

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Rial Crash: 50 Arrested in Iran

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Tehran accuses arrested of conspiring with Iran’s enemies to instigate economic instability and disrupt the currency market.

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Iran’s intelligence minister announced on Wednesday that around 50 people have been arrested on charges of disrupting the national currency market.

Hojjatol-Islam Heidar Moslehi said that those arrested had conspired with Iran’s enemies to instigate

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Obama Makes “Kill by Drone” Policy Permanent

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Among those with some sense of humanity, some sense of the rule of law, some sense of the precious individual liberties terminally threatened by an ever-expanding government with ever-expanding powers to use force, today’s must-read Washington Post article by Greg Miller induces nausea and fear. The Post‘s article exposes many previously unknown

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Question Your Doctor too Much, You May Get Fined

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Asking too many questions at a US doctor’s office can land patients a fine. One Minneapolis resident found herself paying an extra $50 for asking about her painful hip.

Susan Krantz told CBS News that she was confused when she saw additional charges on her latest medical bill. It included an itemized

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