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Millions Of Cars Recalled For Faulty Airbags

AP | AP | January 31, 2015 | Business
NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags. The government says more than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles need a second fix for air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running. The recall includes...

AirAsia Captain Left Seat Before Jet Lost Control: Sources

Reuters | Braden Goyette | January 31, 2015 | World
(Reuters) - The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unusual procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, and by the time he returned it was too late to save the plane, two people familiar with the investigation...

White House Grapples With Fraught Terrorism Language

AP | Igor Bobic | January 31, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism. In the days after a deadly terror spree in Paris, President Barack Obama was criticized for purposely avoiding calling the attacks an example of "Islamic extremism," settling for the more generic...

Creepy Medical Supplies Found Amid Wreckage Of Pirate Blackbeard's Ship

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | January 31, 2015 | Science
Ahoy! Archaeologists excavating pirate Blackbeard's sunken ship, named Queen Anne's Revenge, recently unearthed from the wreckage various medical devices--and some of them look pretty darn terrifying. Among the grisly finds were a urethral syringe that would have been used to treat syphilis, two pumps, and a porringer that...

Mysterious Space Globule Looks Undeniably Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | January 31, 2015 | Science
Some astronomers call it "God’s Hand." Others say it looks like the gaping mouth of a gigantic celestial creature. Featured in a new image taken by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, a small cloud of gas and dust dubbed CG4 is nothing short of...

Could The New Syriza Government Be Good For Greece's Economy?

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | January 31, 2015 | World
Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with economist Edward Hadas about the significance of Syriza's victory for the Greek economy and the eurozone. The left-wing party Syriza won national elections in Greece last...

Helium Balloon Flight Breaks 2 Longstanding Records

AP | Braden Goyette | January 31, 2015 | World
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean that shattered two long-standing records for ballooning. The pilots landed 4 miles offshore in Baja California about 300 miles north of...

Kurds Recapture Oil Facility In Northern Iraq From ISIS

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | January 31, 2015 | World
By Mustafa Mahmoud KIRKUK, Iraq, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Kurdish peshmerga forces retook a small crude oil station near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk which Islamic State insurgents seized earlier on Saturday, but the fate of 15 employees remained unclear. Two officials from the state-run North Oil Co...

Africa Agrees To Send 7,500 Troops To Fight Boko Haram

AP | Charlotte Alfred | January 31, 2015 | World
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official said Saturday, as the international community, including long-time foes the U.S. and Iran, rallied in support of Nigeria against the militants. The move came after...

This Week In Pictures: Faith In Practice Around The World, January 25 to 31

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | January 31, 2015 | Religion
Humans express their faith in a multitude of ways. These photos capture the incredible diversity within faith practices that happen in our world in the span of just one week. January 25: St. Peter's Square, Vatican City Balloons, not doves, were released...

Portugal Approves Citizenship Plan For Sephardic Jews

AP | Carol Kuruvilla | January 31, 2015 | Religion
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Five centuries after burning thousands of Jews at the stake, forcing them to convert to Christianity or expelling them, Portugal is granting citizenship rights to their descendants as part of an attempt to make amends. The Portuguese Cabinet on Thursday approved a law offering dual citizenship...

Civilians Flee East Ukraine Town Debaltseve As Fighting Intensifies

AP | Charlotte Alfred | January 31, 2015 | World
DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) — Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. Residents of Debaltseve, seemingly inured to the racket, listened impassively as they mustered at the town hall on Saturday to be evacuated with as many belongings as they could carry. The...

Argentinian Prosecutor Feared Pro-Government Fanatics, Says Employee

The Guardian | Braden Goyette | January 31, 2015 | World
The Argentinian prosecutor who was found dead after accusing the country’s president of conspiring to cover up the country’s deadliest terror attack was more afraid of fanatical government sympathisers than foreign terrorists, according to the last person known to have spoken to him before his death.

Germany's Merkel Says She Doesn't See Another Greek Debt Cut

AP | Charlotte Alfred | January 31, 2015 | World
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined the refusal of Greece's European creditors to consider forgiving part of the debt-ridden country's rescue loans, though she stressed in an interview published Saturday that Berlin's aim is to keep Greece in the eurozone. Greece's new government insists it will honor...

Italy's Lawmakers Elect Sergio Mattarella As President

AP | Charlotte Alfred | January 31, 2015 | World
ROME (AP) — Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, was elected Saturday as Italy's president in the third day of balloting by lawmakers. He quickly set as priorities attention to his country's moribund economy and the need for unity in Europe's fight...

Tens Of Thousands Rally In Spain For Anti-Austerity Party Podemos

Charlotte Alfred | January 31, 2015 | World
By Julien Toyer MADRID, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands marched in Madrid on Saturday in the biggest show of support yet for Spanish anti-austerity party Podemos, whose policies and surging pre-election popularity have drawn comparisons with Greece's new Syriza rulers. Crowds chanted "yes we can" or "tic...

CIA And Mossad Killed Senior Hezbollah Figure In Car Bombing

Andrew Hart | January 30, 2015 | World
On Feb. 12, 2008, Imad Mughniyah, Hezbollah’s international operations chief, walked on a quiet nighttime street in Damascus after dinner at a nearby restaurant. Not far away, a team of CIA spotters in the Syrian capital was tracking his movements.

Greece's New Finance Minister: 'You Have To Be Prepared To Blow The Whole Thing Up'

Shahien Nasiripour | January 31, 2015 | Politics
Greece will neither seek an extension of its controversial bailout nor cooperate with the so-called "troika" of international creditors, the country's new finance minister declared Friday, following up on a previous threat to "blow the whole thing up" in order to win concessions designed to boost the Greek economy. The...

China Nears Peak Coal, But Its Rustbelt Pays the Price

Matt Sheehan | January 30, 2015 | World
China’s great coal boom is grinding to a halt, and the consequences for both the global climate and hundreds of millions of Chinese factory workers could be dramatic. Three trends have dominated the debate over China and climate change for the past decade: China’s economy will grow by double...

Banksy Exhibit Inspires Ex-Drug Addict To Change His Own Life Through Art

Kimberly Yam | January 30, 2015 | Good News
An artist is crediting Banksy's works with turning his life around. Jamie Scanlon, who uses the moniker "JPS," is a graffiti artist in Weston-super-Mare, England, with difficult backstory. Though he loved creating art in his younger years, he stopped practicing his craft after starting college. "I started dabbling...
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