Guatemalans Seek Compensation for U.S. STD Medical Experiments

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Remember the Tuskegee syphilis experiment from the 1930s?

Scientists studied poor African-Americans in Alabama who’d contracted the venereal disease but didn’t tell them they had the disease or do anything to cure them.

A lawsuit filed this week alleges Johns Hopkins University and the Rockefeller Foundation helped conduct a similar

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U.S. Geologist Released After 8 Years in Chinese Prison

Xue Feng in 1993. Xue, a Chinese-born US citizen, was first detained in November 2007

Human Rights group says US geologist released from Chinese prison after 8 years of ‘terrible ordeal’

Xue Feng in 1993. Xue, a Chinese-born US citizen, was first detained in November 2007

A Chinese-born American geologist was released from prison in China after serving more than eight years on charges of procuring state secrets, a

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Iranian Commander: Destruction of Israel is Non-Negotiable

Basij commander Mohammad Reza Naqdi also threatens Saudis, saying their fate will be like that of Saddam Hussein

Mohammad Reza Naqdi, commander of Iran’s Basij forceRead more: Iran militia chief: Destroying Israel is ‘nonnegotiable’

The commander of the Basij militia of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said that “erasing Israel off the map” is “nonnegotiable,” according

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Workers in Saudi Arabia Threaten Suicide if Not Rescued

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JAIPUR: Some of the 24 labourers stuck in Saudi Arabia for the past several months are stressed to the extent that they have threatened to commit suicide if they were not rescued by the authorities. They said that it’d become impossible for them to survive the inhuman condition in which they were forced to

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Vehicle Rams Gate at NSA Headquarters

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Two people are said to be injured after a vehicle rams into the gate at Fort Mead, where headquarters for National Security Agency are located.

Shots were fired following the incident.

Authorities say an officer who was involved at either the crash or the shooting is one of the people injured.

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The Universe: Infinite or Finite?

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Two possiblities exist: either the Universe is finite and has a size, or it’s infinite and goes on forever. Both possibilities have mind-bending implications.

In another episode of Guide to Space, we talked: “how big is our Universe”. Then I said it all depends on whether the Universe is finite or infinite. I

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Antarctica: Highest Temperature Ever Recorded

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The warmest temperature ever recorded on the continent of Antarctica may have occurred on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, when the mercury shot up to 63.5°F (17.5°C) at Argentina’s Esperanza Base on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Satellite observations from 1994 to 2012 reveal an accelerating decline in Antarctica’s massive floating

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54 Colombian Girls Allegedly Abused by U.S. Troops Over 4 Year Period

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Fifty-four Colombian girls were sexually abused by US troops and military contractors between 2003 and 2007, claims a new report by the country’s reconciliation commission. None of the perpetrators were ever prosecuted because US forces had immunity.

The claims are part of an 800-page report by an independent commission established by the Colombian government

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$50 Device Becomes Thorn in N. Korea’s Side

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A $50 portable media player is providing many North Koreans a window to the outside world despite the government’s efforts to keep its people isolated – a symbol of change in one of the world’s most repressed societies.

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By some estimates, up to half of all urban North Korean households have an

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Japan Launches Largest “Carrier” Since WWII

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Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force on Wednesday took delivery of the biggest Japanese warship since World War Two, the Izumo, a helicopter carrier as big as the Imperial Navy aircraft carriers that battled the United States in the Pacific.

Sailors stand on the deck of the Izumo warship as it departs from the

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Japanese Engineer Commits Suicide Following Bridge Collapse

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A guilt-ridden Japanese engineer reportedly committed suicide Harakiri-Style after an under-construction bridge collapsed in Turkey.

Kishi Ryoichi, 51, a Japanese engineer committed suicide for the rupture of a rope at an under construction suspension bridge. Twitter

The deceased, identified as 51-year-old Kishi Ryoichi, left behind a suicide note

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China’s Increasing Weapons Exports Causing U.S. Security Issue

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Chinese-made advanced weapons systems flooding the international market over the next 10 years will cause instability, and make it a lot harder for the US to intervene in other countries, Foreign Policy magazine warned.

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FP analyzed the impact of Beijing’s rapidly increasing role in the global arms market in an

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Promising “Cure” for Alzheimer’s

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Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memories back.

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Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques – structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients.

If a person has

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Putin Admits Consideration of Nuclear Option

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“We were ready to do it”

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he considered putting the country’s vast nuclear arsenal on alert to prevent outside agents from stopping the Kremlin’s forced annexation of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine last year.

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin’s admission was aired during a prerecorded documentary called Homeward Bound,

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Putin Orders Troops Into Full Combat Readiness

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Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops placed on full combat readiness in snap drills in western Russia, as Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu warned the country was facing new threats to its security.

Some 38,000 troops, 41 warships, 15 submarines and 110 aircraft are involved in the exercises, Shoigu said on Monday, according

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ISIS Fighters Discovered Dressing as Females to Escape

An image grab taken from a video uploaded on social networks on Thursday, shows young men in underwear being marched barefoot along a desert road before being allegedly executed on Wednesday by Islamic State (IS) militants at an undisclosed location in Syria's Raqa Province. Islamic State fighters have executed more than 160 Syrian soldiers it captured during its storming of the key northern Tabqa air base this week. AFP was unable to verify the location and the date of the video.

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IRAQ: In an attempt to flee northern Iraq, Islamic State (IS) fighters have shaved their beards and dressed like women, Iraqi forces claimed.

A series of pictures have emerged, showing men wearing dresses and make-up in a bid to leave behind their lives as IS fighters.

The photographs first

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Planner of Westgate Mall Attack Killed in U.S. Drone Strike

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Al-Shabab fighter alleged to have planned Westgate Mall attack in 2013 reportedly killed after U.S. drone hits his car.

A US drone strike in Somalia is believed to have killed a senior member of the al-Shabab who allegedly helped plan the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, officials said.

Adan Garar and two others are

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So Traumatized They Forgot Their Names

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After years in a Boko Haram camp, the children had forgotten their native language. They couldn’t even remember their names.

Boko Haram, which is led by Abubakar Shekau, shown in a May 2014 file photo, is accused of kidnapping and abusing children.(AP Photo)

They just stared past Christopher Fomunyoh when he tried to

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Sweden Makes Move of Desperation to Access Assange

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Swedish prosecutors have asked for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s approval to question him in London where he is holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in a possible breakthrough in a case that has been at an impasse for years, prosecutors said.

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One of Assange’s lawyers said he welcomed the request

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Warm Saltwater Ocean Under Ganymede Ice

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“A deep ocean under the icy crust of Ganymede opens up further exciting possibilities for life beyond Earth,” says NASA’S Science Mission Directorate, John Grunsfeld.

Ganymede is the largest moon in our solar system. In fact, it is larger than the planet Mercury. It is the only one to have a magnetic field, which is

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