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Eugenics: euthanasia for children nears approval by Belgian Parliament

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A proposed law on the verge of approval by the Belgium parliament would allow children to decide for themselves whether they should be euthanized (“killed”) by medical personnel. Currently, Belgian law limits euthanasia to persons 18 and older, but with the rise of autistic children thanks to biopesticides, GMOs and …

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Nobel laureate leaves US cancer research project over corporate hijacking

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At least seven scientists resigned in protest this week from Texas’ embattled $3 billion cancer-fighting program, claiming the agency created with the backing of the governor and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong is charting a new “politically-driven” path that puts commercial interests before science. The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of …

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iSlave: Foxconn workers strike over iPhone 5 demands

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Thousands of factory workers at Foxconn went on strike Friday to protest their working conditions on the iPhone 5’s production lines, according to a report from an independent workers’ rights organization. Workers at Foxconn’s plant in Zhengzhou, China, were furious after management enacted “overly strict demands” for production of Apple’s (AAPL, Fortune …

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North Korea accuses US of attempting to spark war

A top North Korean diplomat lays the blame for unceasing tensions between the Koreas solely on the US. The Korean peninsula is the world’s biggest hotspot, he acknowledged, mentioning thermonuclear conflict as a possibility. Speaking at the final session of the UN 193-member General Assembly, North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister …

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Dollar no longer primary oil currency as China begins to sell oil using Yuan

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On Sept. 11, Pastor Lindsey Williams, former minister to the global oil companies during the building of the Alaskan pipeline, announced the most significant event to affect the U.S. dollar since its inception as a currency. For the first time since the 1970’s, when Henry Kissinger forged a trade agreement with the Royal house of …

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Big Brother Australia looking to monitor full spectrum communications

Big Brother Australia

The most expansive set of surveillance powers since the attacks of 2001 are set to be rolled out in Australia unless there is overwhelming public resistance. The new proposals are being issued by the intelligence community itself, and involve collecting data on every Australian’s telephone conversations and Internet usage, then …

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China warns Australia to choose “Godfather” – China or U.S.

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It is rare in diplomatic circles for governments to speak bluntly, particularly in the Orient, where manners are highly prized. The exceptions to this rule are retired military officers, who are often able to voice sentiments too impolitic for other channels. One of the more startling pronouncements in this vein …

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The power of music

Henry, an elderly Alzheimer’s patient in an American nursing home, recently became a viral star. In a short video that has been viewed millions of times online, he starts out slumped over and unresponsive — but undergoes a remarkable transformation as he listens to music on a pair of headphones. …

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Citigroup managing director found dead, another banker ‘suicide’

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Citigroup managing director Shawn D. Miller was found dead in the bathtub of his New York City apartment, following what police suspect was a suicide in a year marked by suspicious banker deaths. Miller, 42, was the global head of environmental and social risk management at New York-based Citigroup, America’s …

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Banks plan escape to London if Scots choose independence

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Partly-nationalized British banks Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) both say they would relocate their headquarters to London if Scots vote for independence on September 18. Recent polls indicating pro-union and independence camps are neck and neck have rocked British financial markets and pushed the pound to its lowest …

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Japan legalizes cryptocurrency as form of payment

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New legislation authorizing digital currency as a legal payment method has come into force in Japan. The text of the law was released by Japan’s Financial Services Agency on March, 24. Earlier this week, the Accounting Standards Board of Japan said that it would begin work on the creation of a …

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David Cameron: Taxes will rise unless we can raid bank accounts

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Taxes will have to rise unless officials are given new powers to raid people’s bank accounts, David Cameron has said. The Treasury select committee warned that allowing HM Revenue and Customs to remove cash from bank accounts without court orders is “very concerning” because of its history of mistakes. The …

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Is Amazon Echo connected to the CIA? Alexa responds

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A new video shows a woman asking an Amazon Echo a slew of questions about the Central Intelligence Agency, which it answers. But what happens when she asks it, “Alexa, are you connected to the CIA?” Radio silence. The video was front page on Reddit this morning. The top comment, by AnxiousLabelPeeler, reads: “Well that’s …

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BRICS dumping euro amid simmering EU banking crisis

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People withdraw money from Bank of Cyprus ATM’s while employees gather outside the bank’s headquarters in Athens. Brussels has been forced to eat a generous slice of humble pie: A massive sell-off of the euro is underway in the wake of a persistent financial crisis, as holdings in the European …

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FDA approves first GMO flu vaccine containing reprogrammed insect virus

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A new vaccine for influenza has hit the market, and it is the first ever to contain genetically-modified (GM) proteins derived from insect cells. According to reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the vaccine, known as Flublok, which contains recombinant DNA technology and an insect virus known as …

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