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Pop legend Whitney Houston dies

Pop legend Whitney Houston dies

US singer and actress Whitney Houston has passed away at the age of 48 in Los Angeles. Her publicist Kristen Foster informed the Associated Press of her demise. The cause of her death is as yet unclear. “Unfortunately, it is true,” a spokeswoman for Houston’s family confirmed to Reuters. The singer was found in a […]

Thousands wage war against ACTAck on Internet

Thousands wage war against ACTAck on Internet

Poland is bracing for a new day of protests against a copyright agreement signed by Warsaw on Thursday. Opponents staging demos and hacker attacks say the ACTA treaty amounts to internet censorship and gross violation of human rights. In order to become law, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement must first be voted in by parliament. In […]

Chinese New Year celebrations mark Year of Dragon

Chinese New Year celebrations mark Year of Dragon

Chinese New Year celebrations began throughout the world on Sunday. Colorful parades and spectacular fireworks will usher in the Year of Dragon, which symbolizes courage and prosperity. New Year is the most important holiday in China. Millions of people take part in festivities lasting 15 days, with extravagant parades and other cultural performances. Another famous […]

Anti-brothel striptease: Topless activists target Indian embassy (VIDEO)

Anti-brothel striptease: Topless activists target Indian embassy (VIDEO)

Four FEMEN activists have undressed at the Indian embassy in Kiev in protest against the country’s plan to block young Ukrainian, Russian and Kazakh women from entering India as part of a national anti-prostitution campaign. The topless activists, partially clad in Indian clothes, used a ladder to climb the Indian embassy’s balcony and unfurled banners […]

Wikipedia Goes Dark Over Anti-Piracy Bill

Wikipedia Goes Dark Over Anti-Piracy Bill

Wikipedia, the popular community-edited online encyclopedia, will black out its English-language site for 24 hours to seek support against proposed U.S. anti-piracy legislation that Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said threatens the future of the Internet. The service will be the highest profile name to join a growing campaign starting at midnight Eastern Time on Wednesday […]

Jim Rogers: Lazy bank & ratings clique must take a hit

Jim Rogers: Lazy bank & ratings clique must take a hit

European markets have not let the massive ratings downgrade cast a shadow over trading on Monday, with only a slight fall. The announcement of the ratings giant Standard & Poor’s that it slashed the scores of nine EU nations, including the Triple-A scores of France and Austria, came after Europe’s markets closed on Friday. European […]

Italian cruise ship: Death toll rises to five with 17 still missing (VIDEO)

Italian cruise ship: Death toll rises to five with 17 still missing (VIDEO)

Rescuers have found two more bodies onboard the stricken Costa Concordia, bringing the death toll to five, while 17 more people remain missing. Earlier, a helicopter airlifted a survivor from the capsized hulk of the ship. The Italian Coastguard says the divers involved in the rescue operation have discovered the bodies of two elderly people […]

‘Marines urinating on Taliban’ video scandal sparks outrage

‘Marines urinating on Taliban’ video scandal sparks outrage

US and Afghan officials have condemned a video purportedly showing US Marines urinating on the bodies of slain Taliban fighters. Though the Taliban says the “brutal” acts will not derail peace talks, the damage to the US mission may be irreversible. A statement released by Afghan President Hamid Karzai Thursday called the act “completely inhumane” […]

Thousands of US troops deploying to Israel

Thousands of US troops deploying to Israel

Without much media attention, thousands of American troops are being deployed to Israel, and Iranian officials believe that this is the latest and most blatant warning that the US will soon be attacking Tehran. Tensions between nations have been high in recent months and have only worsened in the weeks since early December when Iran […]

Anonymous Blitzkrieg: Hactivists declare war on Neo-Nazis

Anonymous Blitzkrieg: Hactivists declare war on Neo-Nazis

Activists of the Anonymous online hacker community have launched a web campaign against German neo-Nazi and other far-right sites. Their website nazi-leaks.net makes it obvious the hactivists favor the Wikileaks strategy. A statement alleged to be attributed to the Anonymous group announced the start of what it calls Operation Blitzkrieg, stating the goal of identifying […]