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The Islamic State Is Upset With The French Government's New Name For Them

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | September 19, 2014 | World
ISIS, IS, the Islamic State, ISIL -- the international community can't seem to decide what to call the Islamic extremists who have been terrorizing the Middle East, and now the French government has announced it will use yet another name for them, which is reportedly upsetting the...

Nusra Front Kills Lebanese Soldier Help Captive In Syria

Reuters | Eline Gordts | September 19, 2014 | World
BEIRUT, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The Nusra Front, al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, has killed one of the Lebanese soldiers it had been holding in captivity, Lebanese security sources and a statement on Twitter said on Friday. The statement, distributed by an account affiliated with the group, said the soldier...

Tom Daley Strips Down For Steamy 2015 Calendar Shoot (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | September 19, 2014 | Gay Voices
Who wouldn't want to ring in the new year with Tom Daley? In this behind-the-scenes video, the British Olympic diving champion, 20, strikes poses in both formal and casual wear before stripping down to a skimpy pair of Calvin Klein briefs for his 2015 calendar. From what...

Martin Dempsey Lauds French Airstrikes Against Militants: 'They're With Us Again'

AP | Shadee Ashtari | September 19, 2014 | Politics
CAEN, France (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff says the U.S. appreciates France's airstrike against Islamic State militants. Gen. Martin Dempsey, who was in France on Friday, said the French hit a target north of the Iraqi city of Mosul, Iraq. Dempsey was not more...

Not Everyone Tweeting ISIS Threats Is Actually Representing The Group

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | September 19, 2014 | World
Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's basic facts? Tweet @TheWorldPost or let us know on our Facebook page. According to recent news reports, the Islamic State has not...

Environmentalist Bill McKibben Explains How We Can 'Stave Off Real Disaster'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | September 19, 2014 | Green
It's not too late for the world to recalibrate their methods of consuming energy, but according to environmentalist and 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben, that action should've gone into effect years ago. "If the question's when do we need to make change, the correct answer is 25 years ago,"...

Experts Follow Sole Survivor To Deserted Massacre Site In Peru's Andes

AP | Eline Gordts | September 19, 2014 | World
PACCHA, Peru (AP) — This remote hamlet on fertile Andean slopes beside the Apurimac river has been a ghost town for three decades, inhabited only by the buried bodies of villagers slain by security forces who considered them rebel sympathizers. Earlier this month, forensic investigators began unearthing the remains of...

17 Latino Historical Events Every American Needs To Know

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | September 19, 2014 | Latino Voices
It's Hispanic Heritage Month, From the first explorations into North America nearly a century before Jamestown to the banning of Mexican-American Studies in Arizona, here's 17 Latino historical events that every American should know.

Pope Francis' Skullcap Is Selling On EBay For Over $100,000 And Bidding Is Still Open!

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | September 19, 2014 | Religion
It’s a good thing this pope wears more than one hat. Pope Francis’ white skullcap is selling for close to $130,000 on eBay, after an Italian TV show host managed to finagle it out of his holy hands. The host of the comedy show “La lene” (The...

CIA Halts Spying In Europe

AP | Sam Levine | September 19, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information held by the National Security Agency, according to current and former U.S. officials....

Bordalo II Transforms Street Trash Into Gigantic Works Of Art

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | September 19, 2014 | Arts
Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, aka Bordalo II, finds his inspiration by rifling through Lisbon's refuse. Where others might see discarded crates, tires and plastic containers, Bordalo sees ideal materials to incorporate into his artwork. His creations, located throughout the city, are composed of trash...

Defamed 'Three Cups Of Tea' Author: 'I Feel Like A Criminal Coming Back'

AP | Eleanor Goldberg | September 19, 2014 | Impact
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Greg Mortenson doesn't want to talk about his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" book, but everybody else does — including his own charity. Three years ago, "60 Minutes" and author Jon Krakauer alleged that Mortenson fabricated much of the book and mismanaged the charity he co-founded,...

Alibaba Shares Surge More Than 40 Percent

Reuters | Emily Cohn | September 19, 2014 | Business
NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares surged by more than 40 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped in to buy what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history. More than two hours after trading began at the...

Company You've Never Heard Of Is Now Bigger Than Facebook

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | September 19, 2014 | Business
The Chinese company Alibaba started trading on the New York Stock Exchange Friday after the biggest initial public offering in human history. It immediately won ALL OF THE MONEYS. At its opening price of $92.70 a share -- representing an immediate 36 percent windfall for insiders who got...

Alibaba Expected To Surge On First Day Of Trading

Reuters | Reuters | September 19, 2014 | Business
(Updates headline, indicated opening price, adds quote, background on first-day jump in IPOs) By Liana B. Baker, Jessica Toonkel and Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares are expected to surge in their first day of trading on Friday as many investors that received...

Scottish Nationalist Leader Alex Salmond To Resign After Losing Independence Referendum

Eline Gordts | September 19, 2014 | World
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence. Now, the task was to heal the divide — and use the energy the referendum unleashed to hold London...

Here Is Powerful Proof That Abusive Words Are Literally Weapons

Cate Matthews | September 19, 2014 | Impact
Whoever first claimed that "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me" was very, very wrong. To illustrate this fact, "Words Can Be Weapons" -- a multimedia campaign based in China and featured in the video above -- turns Chinese words into weapons...

Liberian Boy Who Had Ebola Does Delightful Dance During Treatment, Has Since Recovered

Kimberly Yam | September 19, 2014 | Good News
Though this boy was fighting a devastating disease, he still found a way to bring joy to those around him. Mamadee, 11, was an Ebola-confirmed patient at a Doctors Without Borders case management center in Foya, Liberia. A video uploaded to the Doctors Without Borders' YouTube...

Alex Salmond Quits As Scottish First Minister After Referendum Defeat

Ned Simons | September 19, 2014 | UK Politics
Alex Salmond has announced he will quit as Scottish first minister and leader of the SNP, following the decision by voters to reject Scottish independence. Speaking in Edinburgh on Friday afternoon, Salmond said it had been the "privilege of his life" to serve as first minister, but...

Pabst Blue Ribbon, Iconic Hipster Beer, Sold To Russians

Alexander C. Kaufman | September 19, 2014 | Business
Pabst Blue Ribbon is defecting to Russia. The 170-year-old Milwaukee brewery known for its acronymic hipster beer announced on Thursday night that it was sold to Moscow-based Oasis Beverages, a six-year-old beer and soda firm that operates in Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine. “Pabst Blue Ribbon is the quintessential...
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