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Groundhog Phil might have made a fatal mistake when he predicted that spring will come early this year. Disturbed by the rodent’s false forecast, an Ohio prosecutor has filed court documents seeking the death penalty for Punxsutawney Phil. The famous groundhog emerged from his home in Gobbler’s Knob, Pa., on a cloudy Feb. 2 and did not see his shadow....
A number of top US grocery stores, including Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, have pledged to reject selling the genetically engineered “frankenfish” if it is allowed on the market in April. The mutant fish was engineered by scientists at a company called AquaBounty, which has spent more than 15 years and $50 million researching and perfecting the frankenfish. The mutants can grow...
Iran’s most powerful authority, Ayatollah Ali Khemenei, said the Islamic Republic would raze the cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa “to the ground” if Israel launched a military strike against it. “At times the officials of the Zionist regime threaten to launch a military invasion, but they themselves know that if they make the slightest mistake the Islamic Republic...
In a bid to intimidate North Korea and draw attention to the US military’s capabilities, American B-52 bombers - which are capable of carrying out nuclear strikes - are practicing over South Korea. The move is in response to rising tensions after North Korea conducted its third successful nuclear test last month. This month’s first B-52 flights occurred on March...
Pyongyang has cut a key communication hotline with South Korea, Seoul's Unification Ministry said Monday. The tensions between the neighbors have once again flared after the UN adopted a fresh round of tough sanctions against North Korea. According to the Unification Ministry, attempts to contact the North by telephone at 9am failed. The hotline is used to communicate between Seoul and...
A United Nations investigator has demanded that the US publish classified documents regarding the CIA’s human rights violations under former President George W. Bush, with hopes that the documents will lead to the prosecution of public officials. Documents about the CIA’s program of rendition and secret detention of suspected terrorists have remained classified, even though President Obama’s administration has publicly...