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Aleppo siege and strikes are 'crimes of historic proportions,' says U.N. official.

The top United Nations human rights official said Friday that the siege and bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo constituted ‘crimes of historic proportions.’ Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, a Jordanian prince and the current U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, referred to Aleppo as ‘a slaughterhouse.’ The UNHCR warned in August that at least 250,000 civilians have been trapped in the rebel-held eastern part of Aleppo since early July. In the last week of September alone, UNICEF reported that 96 children in Aleppo were killed in attacks, and 223 children were injured. - Read More

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Ivanka Trump Calls Dad’s Conduct ‘Inappropriate and Offensive. JNi.Media "Most of the people who write about him don't [know him]. I do. So that gives me an ability to shrug off the things that I read about him that are wrong."

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Ecuador cuts Julian Assange’s internet access: WikiLeaks

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Portugal’s Antonio Guterres elected UN secretary-general


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Pogba stars as Man Utd thrash Fenerbahce

Paul Pogba scores twice as Manchester United beat Fenerbahce 4-1, with former Old Trafford striker Robin van Persie on target for the visitors.

Surrey’s iron lady makes world triathlon history


A Constitutional Right to Literacy

Alex Hershaft seen after speaking at a pro-vegan event in New York City, Sept. 27, 2016. (Josefin Dolsten /JTA)
Holocaust survivor likens treatment of livestock to Shoah. Alex Hershaft, who in 1976 founded world’s first group to champion rights of farm animals, sees ‘striking similarities’ between Nazi horrors and the way animals are treated. By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN


MCT Fats Found In Coconut Oil Boost Brain Function In Only One Dose - Written by Sayer Ji, Founder , the primary type of fat found within coconut oil, have been found to boost cognitive performance in older adults suffering from memory disorders as serious as Alzheimer’s -- and not after months or even days of treatment, but after a single 40 ml dose!

Oil spills: How to combat mineral oils in chocolate. By Oliver Nieburg+, 18-Oct-2016. Chocolate makers can thwart carcinogenic mineral oil contamination in products through regular testing, managing cocoa transportation and adding barrier layers in packaging, say scientists.

Olive oil can fight pollution damage

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Pink Himalyan Salt

A Science-Backed Remedy for Too Much Sitting

Think twice before giving up grains

Tea can sweep away calcium deposits

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Rishikesh, India, Yoga capital of the world
Rishikesh, India: Yoga Capital of the World

Mapped: Where the world’s 1,810 billionaires
call home

Only 68 hours: Get Up and Go

Hotel Deals Revealed. Not your usual travel site

NewLeaf Launches First Flights From B.C.

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Dubai gets early taste of Brexit

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Link repaired: ESA Mars lander feared lost in final minutes of descent

Your Brain Has A "Delete" Button -- Here’s How To Use It. This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more

NASA’S Spacecraft May Have a Malfunctioning Engine

The terrorist inside my husband’s brain

Rethinking Time, Space, Consciousness, and the Illusion of Death. Read more here

Mars-bound astronauts could develop ‘space brain’ from exposure to galactic cosmic rays

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In case you missed it, Ken Bone's question raised legit concerns about energy. The question at Sunday night’s presidential debate, and the responses it drew from the candidates, were mostly lost in the birth of the internet’s newest out-of-nowhere, election-year sensation, Kenneth Bone. And of course, his red sweater.



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The World's Catalog of Ideas


America's catastrophe, millions of idle men
America’s ‘quiet catastrophe’:
Millions of idle men


Why Did These Eerie Buildings Never Open?



Trump gains on Clinton. NEWTOWN, Pa./CLEVELAND - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gained on his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton among American voters this week, cutting her lead nearly in half, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

NFL violence - The NFL is reopening its investigation into a domestic violence complaint against New York Giants’ placekicker Josh Brown. Newly-released documents show he admitted to abusing his former wife, and other red flags are raising questions about how the league deals with the issue of domestic abuse.

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Despite public furor over the soaring cost of prescription drugs and accusations of price-gouging against pharmaceutical firms, the federal government has failed to find a solution. Some states aren’t waiting. We look at how a California ballot measure could become a model for other states eager to curb drug costs.

Chiropractic death. A grieving family has a warning for others after the sudden death of model and single mother Katie May. The 34-year-old suffered a stroke in February, but this week, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed her death was caused by an injury at a chiropractor’s office.

Thinking Of Moving To Canada? Don’t Do It


Americans in Philippines jittery as Duterte rails against United States

Concert to benefit street children - October 13, 2016

So. American Israelis celebrate Columbian president’s Nobel Peace Prize
South American Israelis celebrate Colombian president’s Nobel Peace Prize. Despite voters’ rejection of peace deal with rebels, Norwegian Nobel Committee says peace process still alive

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Wins Nobel Peace Prize
Columbia leader Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize


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Bombardier announces 2,000 job cuts in Canada, 5,500 more worldwide

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Typhoon Haima: Philippines hit by second storm in a week

Rodrigo Duterte’s impetuous pivot. Is the Philippines, until now a staunch American ally, falling into the Chinese camp?

Americans in Philippines jittery as Duterte rails against United States

Chinese astronauts arrive at Ieangong 2 space station
Chinese astronauts arrive at Tiangong 2 space station. China’s Shenzhou 11 manned spacecraft has successfully docked with the space lab, where two astronauts will now spend 30 days

Iraq Launches Offensive to Retake Mosul From ISIS Occupiers

Settlement Debate Flares Again in Israel’s Quarrel With Rights Group


Cameroon says at least 53 dead after crowded train derails

Gerald Battersby pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted murder and two firearms charges for shooting his ... At Least 1,500 Arrests in Ethiopian State of Emergency, Claims News Agency - 12:21 GMT - Ethiopian authorities have arrested more than 1,500 people since declaring a state of emergency less than two weeks ago, according to a statement published by state-controlled news agency Fana. The command post, a body set up by authorities to oversee the state of emergency, said 1,120 people had been arrested in the towns of Shashemene and West Arsi – south of the capital, Addis … continue reading)


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Bombardier announces 2,000 job cuts in Canada, 5,500 more worldwide

Link repaired: Morgan Stanley in line for record $120m fee from Monsanto. Bank set to receive the highest sum for selling a company in $66bn Bayer deal

China and Europe increasingly working together on food safety – EFSA - By staff reporter, 19-Oct-2016 - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the China National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) are to sign an agreement on food safety next month.

Oil spills: How to combat mineral oils in chocolate. By Oliver Nieburg+, 18-Oct-2016. Chocolate makers can thwart carcinogenic mineral oil contamination in products through regular testing, managing cocoa transportation and adding barrier layers in packaging, say scientists.

Which countries are most generous to new parents?

The bear market may have already begun, says technical analyst




Friday’s Dyn cyberattacks unlikely to be state sponsored, senior official says

Novel method developed to detect irradiation of cashew nuts and nutmeg. By Joe Whitworth+, 17-Oct-2016 - A quicker and more sensitive method for detection of 2-alkylcyclobutanones (2-ACBs) which uses fewer resources than the EU standard has been developed by researchers.

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Feds Walk Into A Building, Demand Everyone’s Fingerprints To Open Phones

Oddly Enough

Back to basics: Retro games make a comeback in Indonesia


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Deep sadness at the death of His Majesty King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa, the last King of Rwanda

Condolences Pour Into Thailand Over Passing of King Bhumibol

Why I am a monarchist (and why monarchies will remain)

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Bob Dylan wins Nobel Literature prize

Can we guess your education level?
Can We Guess Your Highest Education Level?