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Nelson Mandela Dies At 95

SOUTH AFRICA―Former South African President Nelson Mandela died on Thursday, December 5. He was 95 years-old. The anti-apartheid figure succumbed to his failing health in his home in Johannesburg. The current president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, confirmed the death of the elder statesman in an address to the nation. “He is now resting,” said President Zuma. “He is now at...

William And Kate Present Their Baby Boy

  LONDON—On Tuesday, July 23, Kate Middleton and Prince William walked down  the steps of the Lindo Wing in St. Mary's Hospital carrying their new baby boy. All eyes stared at the door, after it was announced on the royal easel board yesterday that they welcomed a beautiful baby boy who would be the 22nd Century King of England. The two...

James Gandolfini Dies At 51

ROME, ITALY—James Gandolfini, best known as Tony Soprano from HBO’s “The Sopranos,” died of a sudden heart attack in Italy on Wednesday, June 19. He was in Rome on vacation with his son at the time. The actor was 51. Many celebrities have commented on the loss. Governor Chris Christie ofNew Jerseywrote on his Twitter account “a huge fan” of...

Deadly Hostage Crisis In Algeria Comes To Close

ALGERIA—On Saturday January 19, a four-day standoff between militants occupying an Algerian Natural Gas Complex came to a deadly close when Algerian Special Forces, aided by air support from the Algerian Air Force, stormed the complex. Thirty-seven hostages and 11 Algerian workers are confirmed dead, alongside 29 militants.The crisis began when armed militants driving pick-up trucks assulted a natural...

Over 80 Dead In Syrian University Explosion

SYRIA- More than 83 people lay dead with over 150 more wounded, after an explosion at a Syrian University in Aleppo on Tuesday. The blast occurred at the university dormitory, according to reports. Aleppo, Syria’s largest and most populated city, had been in a relative state of calm for months before the blast. The University campus is located in Aleppo’s northwest sector...

Death Of Palestinian Youth Causes Unrest

MIDDLE EAST—Tensions are still running high in the Middle East in the wake of Operation Pillar of Defense and Palestine’s admission to the U.N. as an observer state. On Wednesday, an Israeli Border policewoman at a check point in the West bank City of Hebron opened fire on 17-year old Palestinian, Muhammad Ziad Awad Salamah, after allegedly brandishing a pistol...

The New Fascism: Rise of the Golden Dawn

GREECE—Political Unrest and Economic turmoil in Greece is ripe for the cultivation of a new Fascism and Xenophobia; The Ultra –Right Wing political party known as the Golden Dawn. Germany’s post Great War Republic – The Weimar Republic -- faced many economic issues brought on by reparations from the treaty of Versailles and the global repercussion of the Great Depression. ...

Egypt Sentences Mark Bassely Youssef

EGYPT—California resident Mark Basseley Youssef, 55 – the filmmaker responsible for creating “Innocence of Muslims”—was sentenced to death in absentia in an Egyptian court on Wednesday November 28. The associated press reports that Youssef is among seven Egyptian Coptic Christians and an American pastor sentenced on charges linked to the anti-Islam film. Charges were brought up in September after public outrage...

Bus Explosion Rocks Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL—A bomb blast decimated the inside of an Israeli bus this morning, a stone’s throw from Israel’s military headquarters on Wednesday, November 21 injuring at least 24 people, three of whom are in serious condition. The bus exploded on one of the busiest streets near the Tel Aviv Museum located just across from Israel’s national defense headquarters, at around 12:00...

Bus Explosion Rocks Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV, Israel – A bomb blast decimated the inside of an Israeli Bus this morning a stone’s throw from Israel’s military headquarters on Wednesday, wounding at least 24 people injured and 3 in serious condition. The bus exploded on one of the busiest streets near the Tel Aviv Museum located just across from Israel’s national defense headquarters, at around...
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