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China Plans First Ever Landing on the Dark Side of the Moon

What lies on the dark side of the moon? The ruined civilization of our lunar forbearers? A pile of overplayed Pink Floyd records? The most exclusive Airbnb in the galaxy? China’s on the case, launching the first expedition of its ...

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Saudi Arabia Looks to Hire More Executioners to Cut Off More Heads

Saudi Arabia has new job openings for executioners. The Islamic Kingdom is looking for extra staff to carry out beheadings, as the country struggles to keep up with the rising toll of executions.   Saudi Arabia is so busy with chopping ...

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American Ships in South China Sea May Lead to War Between US, China

It seems the United States has found another playground for its war games. The National Interest reported that Washington plans to send its military ships and planes to patrol areas in the South China Sea stirring up an already tense ...

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Two good must watch CrossTalks about the Middle-East

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EU, US denounce Morsi death sentence

The European Union and the United States have denounced the death sentences handed to deposed president Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 others by an Egyptian court. The court on Saturday delivered the death sentences for their role in a mass jailbreak ...

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3,900 migrants, others arrested as South Africa begins crackdown

More than 3,900 people, including 1,650 migrants, have been arrested in South Africa during a police crackdown following April’s deadly xenophobic violence, authorities have said. “We are satisfied that we have stabilised the situation and further loss of life has ...

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Xenophobia: SA repatriates 5,645 immigrants

South Africa has repatriated 5,645 foreigners since the end of xenophobic attacks in late April, the government said yesterday. A Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, who said this in a statement, added that the foreigners chose to leave South ...

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Islamic State Captures Iraq’s Ramadi

The Islamic State jihadist group has captured the central Iraqi city of Ramadi in its entirety amid disputed claims from US and local officials, according to Monday’s media reports. A day earlier in neighboring Syria, US special forces killed a senior ...

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‘Twin Peaks’ Shooting in Texas Kills Nine, Several Injured

A shooting incident in the southern US state of Texas has led to a number of fatalities, local police said on Sunday.    Police officers from several cities and deputies from the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office were surrounding the Twin Peaks Restaurant, ...

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An-2 Aircraft Feared Shot Down Over Lithuania

A Soviet-made An-2 aircraft has gone missing in Lithuanian airspace and its two pilots have gone missing as a result of what the plane’s owner said was a possible shooting down of the craft.  A Soviet-made An-2 (NATO reporting name ...

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