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Reports Of Child Pooping On Newspaper-Covered Seat During Delta Flight Are Questioned

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | July 29, 2014 | Weird News
Doubt has been cast on stories about a young boy using his airplane seat as a toilet during a flight from Beijing to Detroit last week. Encouraged by his family, the child reportedly defecated on his seat during the Delta Airlines flight. Passengers raised a stink...

Farmers Who Grow Cocoa Beans Taste Chocolate For The First Time. Their Faces Say It All.

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | July 29, 2014 | Taste
At once sad and incredibly heartwarming.

Mother Sues Border Patrol Over Death Of Child Shot Multiple Times

Roque Planas | July 29, 2014 | Latino Voices
The mother of a 16-year-old Mexican national shot at least 10 times is suing the Border Patrol agents responsible for his death, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday. The civil suit filed by the mother of José Antonio Elena Rodríguez comes amid a long-running debate over the Border...

Obama Announces Tougher Sanctions On Russia

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | July 29, 2014 | Politics
President Barack Obama gave a statement on the crisis in Ukraine Tuesday, announcing tougher U.S. sanctions on key sectors of the Russian economy, including energy, arms and finance. "Today is a reminder that the United States means what it says," Obama said. According to the Treasury Department, the...

Chinese Hackers Stole 'Large Amounts' Of Tech Behind Israel's Iron Dome: Report

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | July 29, 2014 | World
Sometime between October 2011 and August 2012, a digital attack permitted access to sensitive technical data regarding Israel's "Iron Dome" defense system which had been stored on the networks of three Israeli defense firms. The revelation was first disclosed Monday in a blog post by Krebs on Security....

Roona Begum, Girl With Hydrocephalus, Beats Doctor's Odds Of Survival

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Trinh | July 29, 2014 | Canada Impact
If you asked doctors two years ago, they would have said Roona Begum only had a few months to live. At 18 months old, doctors in New Dehli diagnosed the infant with hydrocephalus, a condition where there is too much fluid in the brain. As a result, the skull swells...

How Central America's Gang Problem Evolved Out Of A Refugee Crisis

Roque Planas | July 29, 2014 | Latino Voices
The child migrant crisis on the border has pushed many in the U.S. to consider the complex history that has led to this point. Alex Sánchez's life story offers a dramatic example of how U.S. policy has failed both in Central America and in its own communities of...

Insane Pro Surfers Take On A Raging Flood (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | July 29, 2014 | Sports
Attention surfers: you are no longer limited to the beach. Apparently, in Switzerland, some surfers are ready and willing to tackle mean flood waters. And for a landlocked country, Cyril Inauen and Roland Hauser found a pretty nice wave to ride. While this surf sport...

Child Stowaway Found Dead In Cargo Plane

AP | Sebastian Murdock | July 29, 2014 | Crime
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Pentagon spokesman says the body of a teen stowaway was found and removed from a compartment above the rear landing gear of a U.S. Air Force C-130J cargo aircraft after it landed at a military base in Germany. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said the stowaway...

AP Backtracks On Gaza Tweet After Complaints About Bias

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | July 29, 2014 | Media
The AP revised a tweet about the conflict between Israel and Gaza on Tuesday, the second time the news outlet has clarified a tweet in a week. The AP tweeted this early Tuesday morning for a story about legislators trying to finalize $225 million in aid for...

Watch These Seniors Channel Their Inner Schoolgirls And Have A Blast Jumping Rope

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | July 29, 2014 | Good News
These seniors will school you in a playground classic. The video above, recently uploaded to Facebook, shows a group of women from Rendinara, Italy, jumping rope and giggling like a bunch of schoolgirls. Watch at the 0:26 mark, as the ultimate grandmaster of jumping rope comes...

A Mother's Protective Edge Lullaby

Tablet Magazine | Caroline Bologna | July 29, 2014 | Parents
Like any Jewish mother worth her salt, I’ve been bursting with pride over my son’s accomplishments ever since he was born seven months ago. He sits! He crawls! He pulls himself up to stand! But, alas, there is one sphere where he has been making no progress, and that is...

Reporters Without Borders Condemns Attacks On Palestinian Media

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | July 29, 2014 | Media
Reporters Without Borders has called on the Israeli Defense Forces to cease attacks on Palestinian journalists. Violent attacks on several media buildings near Gaza City have raised concerns from press freedom groups worldwide about the safety of journalists. On Tuesday, the headquarters of the Hamas Al-Aqsa radio...

A Look Back At The Trial That Made Rape A War Crime

Melissa Jeltsen | July 29, 2014 | World
The task was almost unimaginable in its magnitude. After the Rwandan genocide, in which an estimated 800,000 people were slaughtered over a hundred days in 1994, the U.N. created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda with the goal of bringing the organizers of the bloodshed to justice.

Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Says Women Shouldn't 'Laugh In Public'

Sophia Jones | July 29, 2014 | World
ISTANBUL -- Women shouldn’t laugh in public. Or at least that’s what Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arınc seems to think. “Where are our girls, who slightly blush, lower their heads and turn their eyes away when we look at their face, becoming the symbol of chastity?” he asked...

Veterinarian Loses License After Sex With Dog And Horse

Hilary Hanson | July 29, 2014 | Crime
A veterinarian from Suffolk, England has been banned from the profession after videos emerged of him having sex with a dog and a horse. Oliver Lown, 28, pleaded guilty to criminal charges relating to the videos in 2012, according to the Mirror. He was placed on a

Top Ebola Doctor Dies Of Disease

Alana Horowitz | July 29, 2014 | World
By Umaru Fofana and Adam Bailes FREETOWN, July 29 (Reuters) - The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said. The death of Sheik Umar Khan, who was credited with treating more than 100...

Two New Mysterious Holes Discovered In Siberia

Sara Gates | July 29, 2014 | Science
The mystery deepens. Just days after a passing helicopter spotted a giant hole in northern Siberia, two more mysterious holes have been discovered in the region. Scientists have yet to explain the first curious crater, and now they have more work on their...

These Photos Capture The Weathered Journey Of A Legendary Argentina Processing Plant

Farah Mohamed | July 29, 2014 | World
"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of people around the world who are not...

EU The World's Great No-show – Global Public Square - Blogs

Alana Horowitz | July 29, 2014 | World
Read More: Eu, World News
On Ukraine, Europe has always been a step behind, internally conflicted, and unwilling to assert itself clearly and quickly.
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