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Syria Refugees Top 3 Million Mark, UN Says

AP | Jade Walker | August 29, 2014 | World
GENEVA (AP) — The civil war in Syria has forced a record 3 million people out of the country as more than a million people fled in the past year, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday. The tragic milestone means that about one of every eight Syrians has fled across...

Mount Tavurvur, Papua New Guinea Volcano, Erupts

AP | Jade Walker | August 29, 2014 | World
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Several communities were evacuated and some international flights were diverted Friday after a volcanic eruption on Papua New Guinea. Authorities in the South Pacific nation had evacuated communities close to Mount Tavurvur which erupted early Friday in Rabaul district on New Britain Island, Australia's Department of...

This Map Shows Every Connected Device On The Internet

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | August 29, 2014 | Technology
Here's a new way of looking at the world: A map showing the location of every single device connected to the Internet. The image was created by John Matherly, founder of Shodan, a search engine for connected devices. He pinged every device online, then mapped the location...

Elizabeth Warren Defends Israeli Shelling of Gaza Schools, Hospitals

Ryan Grim | August 28, 2014 | Politics
The Israeli military has the right to attack Palestinian hospitals and schools in self defense if Hamas has put rocket launchers next to them, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said last week at a local town hall, according to the Cape Cod Times. Warren, in defending her vote to...

Disputed Kurdish Oil Tanker Disappears Off Texas Coast

Reuters | Reuters | August 28, 2014 | World
By Terry Wade and Anna Louie Sussman HOUSTON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - A tanker near Texas loaded with $100 million of disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude has disappeared from satellite tracking, the latest development in a high stakes game of cat-and-mouse between Baghdad and the Kurds. The AIS ship tracking system...

Climate Change Will Ruin Hawaii, New Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | James Cave | August 28, 2014 | Green
Climate change has its sights on its next victim, and it's one of America's favorite vacation spots. Hawaii is known for its near perfect weather, but a new report from the University of Hawaii's Sea Grant program states that islands in the Pacific might be unrecognizable in the coming years...

Found: The Islamic State's Terror Laptop Of Doom

www.foreignpolicy.com | Alana Horowitz | August 28, 2014 | World
Buried in a Dell computer captured in Syria are lessons for making bubonic plague bombs and missives on using weapons of mass destruction.

How To Turn Hershey's New Logo Into A Poop Emoji In 5 Steps

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | August 28, 2014 | Business
Hershey unveiled a new logo Thursday. Building on its old Hersey kiss logo, the revamp was designed by goDutch, an Ohio-based creative consultancy. And we have to say it does make us want to go something. Mainly number 2. In fact, you can turn the whole thing...

Few Americans Think The U.S. Has An Obligation To Defend Ukraine

Emily Swanson | August 28, 2014 | Politics
Amid increasingly hostile Russian actions, less than one-third of Americans think the United States should defend Ukraine against actual Russian troops, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows. According to the survey, only 29 percent of Americans think the U.S. has a responsibility to defend Ukraine in the case of...

LA Mayor's $13.25 Minimum Wage Would Benefit 40 Percent Of Workforce

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | August 28, 2014 | Business
If Los Angeles raised its minimum wage to $13.25 per hour, roughly 40 percent of the city's workforce would benefit and LA's poverty rate would decline by 4 percent, according to an analysis by the Center for American Progress provided exclusively to The Huffington Post. On Labor Day, Mayor Eric...

Cody Legebokoff Accused Of Lying During Murder Trial

CP | Sara Harowitz | August 28, 2014 | Canada British Columbia
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - A young British Columbia man charged with murdering three women and a 15-year-old girl has been accused during cross-examination of making up a story about the involvement of other men in the deaths.Crown prosecutor Joseph Temple highlighted Wednesday apparent discrepancies between what Cody Legebokoff, 24, said...

Obama On Islamic State: 'We Don't Have A Strategy Yet'

AP | Paige Lavender | August 28, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama played down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East. Obama said confronting the Islamic State militants requires a...

ATM Enables Indian Women To Report Rape Without Fear Of Backlash

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | August 28, 2014 | Impact
Every 30 minutes a woman in India is raped and many never see justice because they are too fearful to report their attackers to a corrupt police force. But a new innovation may soon change that. The police in India are notoriously understaffed, underpaid and...

Canada Tried To Troll Russia But They Got Something Wrong (TWEETS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | August 28, 2014 | Canada Politics
Staffers with the Canadian delegation to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) think they're SO funny. The delegation put out a cheeky tweet Wednesday that aimed to give Russia a lesson in geography after soldiers had allegedly entered Ukraine mistakenly. Geography can be tough....

Obama: 'Russia Is Responsible For The Violence In Eastern Ukraine'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | August 28, 2014 | Politics
President Barack Obama made a statement Thursday on the situation in Ukraine, saying he spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and that the two agree "Russia is responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine." "The new images of Russian forces inside Ukraine make that plain for the world to see,"...

Obama Speaks From White House About ISIS

Adam Goldberg | August 28, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will speak at 4 p.m. from the White House before convening a meeting with his national security team on the militant threat in Syria and Iraq. The U.S. is already launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Iraq and Obama is considering similar...

Watch Fox News Blow Several Facts On Major Immigration Story In Just Two Sentences

Roque Planas | August 28, 2014 | Latino Voices
Border hawks convinced that Central American migrants are coming to the United States because the media has told them they'll be allowed to stay might want to point a finger at Fox News. On an episode of "Fox & Friends" that aired Wednesday, co-host Brian Kilmeade incorrectly...

James Foley Was Tortured By ISIS Militants Using CIA Techniques

Jack Mirkinson | August 28, 2014 | Media
James Foley was tortured by members of the militant Islamic State group who were modeling some of their techniques on those used by the CIA, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Foley was held by ISIS in Syria for nearly two years before his horrific beheading...

16th-Century Document Signed By Mary Queen Of Scots To Be Sold

Paul Vale | August 28, 2014 | UK
A document signed by Mary Queen of Scots months before her execution is expected to fetch up to 20,000 US dollars (£12,000) at auction. The manuscript is dated April 30 1586, when Mary was imprisoned at Chartley Castle in Staffordshire at the behest of Queen Elizabeth I of England. She...

Ashley Madison Lawsuit: South Korea Sued By Canadian Website For Cheaters

Christian Cotroneo | August 28, 2014 | Canada Business
TORONTO — A dating website for married people seeking affairs is suing the government of South Korea after being blocked in that country over what it says are false allegations of illegal activity. Ashley Madison's Korean site was shut down this spring shortly after its launch, with authorities there alleging...
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