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Iran’s Press TV taken off air in North America

Press TV

Iran’s state-run news network Press TV has been taken off air in North America, the English-language television station has said on its website. The channel said on Saturday that it had been dropped from the Galaxy 19 satellite platform that allowed it to broadcast in the United States and Canada, …

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Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent

Ethiopian Jews

Israel has admitted for the first time that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth-control injections, often without their knowledge or consent. The government had previously denied the practice but the Israeli Health Ministry’s director-general has now ordered gynaecologists to stop administering the drugs. According a report in Haaretz, …

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US banks shaken by biggest deposit withdrawals since 9/11

Bank run

US Federal Reserve is reporting a major deposit withdrawal from the nation’s bank accounts. The financial system hasn’t seen such a massive fund outflow since 9/11 attacks. The first week of January 2013 has seen $114 billion withdrawn from 25 of the US’ biggest banks, pushing deposits down to $5.37 …

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French sperm count ‘falls by a third’

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French men are not as fertile as they used to be, according to a new study. And not only are they producing less semen, but the sperm is of a lower quality at that. Researchers found that the sperm count in French men fell by nearly a third between 1989 and …

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Scientists successfully ‘hack’ brain to obtain private data

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It sounds like something out of the movie “Johnny Mnemonic,” but scientists have successfully been able to “hack” a brain with a device that’s easily available on the open market. Researchers from the University of California and University of Oxford in Geneva figured out a way to pluck sensitive information from a …

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Never, ever, give up! A disabled veteran’s story…

Watch the video below!! If this story can inspire someone you know, please share it with them! Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own, ever again. He …

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Kim Dotcom: the TPP ‘proves’ that Wall St and Hollywood own Obama

Kim Dotcom

The secretive multinational trade agreement the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “proves” that Wall St and Hollywood own Obama, according to MegaUpload and Mega founder Kim Dotcom. In part two of Wired.co.uk’s interview with the infamous entrepreneur, we talk about international copyright law, NSA surveillance, Hollywood’s “backward, outdated licensing model”, Barack Obama and Dotcom’s political ambitions. …

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White House targets WikiLeaks and LulzSec in cyber-espionage report

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Amid a growing call for new cybersecurity protections in the United States, the US government has issued a report that reconfirms Washington’s interest in shutting down WikiLeaks and other underground information-sharing organizations. In Washington, DC on Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder unveiled a new White House report that is meant to address further the …

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Australian thought police target free speech

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Australian health authorities have launched an attack on radio host Leon Pittard after a guest on his Fair Dinkum Radio Show revealed the extent to which authorities are restricting free speech when it comes to discussing natural medicines. The story began when Mr Pittard posted an article and a podcast …

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The Future of Entertainment and What it Means to Consumers

Compared to a few years ago, the world of entertainment has changed significantly. There are now more ways than ever to keep you and your family entertained almost 24-hours a day. However, if there is one thing about technology and entertainment that people understand, it’s that it never stops. Game …

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Understanding Probation Officer Jobs

Probation officer job

If you have a degree in criminology or an interest in working within the Criminal Justice system, you should consider a job as a Probation Officer. In this role you will be actively involved with making pre-sentence recommendations, working with offenders in prison and then supervising them as they serve …

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Horse racing in Japan

You might think that horse racing is only popular in the UK or the US so it might surprise you to know that in Japan there are over 21,000 horse races held each year. Started properly in 1862 by a group of British residents on some marsh land just outside …

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Who is Making Money from Your Personal Data?

This is the age of big data. Every website we click, web query we search or mobile app we use creates its own data stream. Companies are investing more and more into using this unfathomably huge amount of data to learn about buyer activities and to tailor their product and …

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China dumps record amount of US treasuries

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On Friday, alongside China‘s announcement that it had bought over 600 tons of gold in “one month”, the PBOC released another very important data point: its total foreign exchange reserves, which declined by $17.3 billion to $3,694 billion. We then put China’s change in FX reserves alongside the total Treasury holdings …

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Turkey ‘demands deletion’ of German video exposing President Erdogan

Turkey President Erdogan

The Turkish government has reportedly ordered the deletion from the internet of a German satirical video that pokes fun at President Recep Tayipp Erdoğan and condemns his human rights record. Germany’s ambassador to Turkey, Martin Erdmann, was summoned to the foreign ministry in Ankara last week, according to German media, and asked to …

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