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Photo: Pope Francis: Dogs  Can Go to Heaven Pope Francis: Dogs Can Go to Heaven
Time - Sat Dec 13, 2014
Pope Francis confirmed during his weekly address in the Vatican's St Peter's Square that canines, along with "all of God's creatures," can make it to heaven. More»

Photo: Pope Francis: You Can't Use Religion To Justify Violence Pope Francis: You Can't Use Religion To Justify Violence
Think Progress - Mon Sep 22, 2014
Pope Francis had some harsh words for religious extremists this weekend, voicing his strongest condemnation yet for those who use religion to justify violence. More»

Photo: Lava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands flee Lava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands flee
AP - Wed Sep 17, 2014
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines' most active volcano has sent more huge lava fragments rolling down its slopes in an ongoing gentle eruption that has prompted authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said Wednesday. More»

Photo: U.K. government thought destroying Guardian hard drives would stop Snowden stories U.K. government thought destroying Guardian hard drives would stop Snowden stories
Washington Post - Mon Aug 19, 2013
In a remarkable post, Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger describes how the British government raided the Guardian's offices in order to destroy hard drives containing information provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. More»

Photo: Bangladesh Dhaka building collapse leaves 70 dead Bangladesh Dhaka building collapse leaves 70 dead
BBC - Wed Apr 24, 2013
At least 70 people have been killed and many more are feared trapped after an eight-storey building collapsed in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, government officials say. More»

Photo: Assange wins latest round in extradition fight Assange wins latest round in extradition fight
CNN - Sun Dec 4, 2011
London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be allowed to appeal against extradition to Sweden on sex allegations, the British High Court announced Monday. More»

Photo: Contaminated water found leaking at Japanese nuclear plant Contaminated water found leaking at Japanese nuclear plant
CNN - Sun Dec 4, 2011
Workers at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility have discovered a leak of 45 metric tons of radioactive water, operator Tokyo Electric Power Company said in a statement Monday. More»

Irish Church reports reveal horrific child abuse
AFP - Tue Nov 29, 2011
A new series of reports into Irish Catholic dioceses on Wednesday revealed horrific child sex abuse by priests and mistakes by Roman Catholic Church authorities in dealing with them. More»

English earthquakes blamed on shale 'fracking'
Associated Press - Tue Nov 1, 2011
LONDON - The only company in Britain using hydraulic fracturing to release natural gas from shale rock said Wednesday that the controversial technique probably did trigger earth tremors in April and May. More»

Photo: Occupy London - Archbishop of Canterbury finally speaks - and backs protesters Occupy London - Archbishop of Canterbury finally speaks - and backs protesters
The Daily Mail - Sun Oct 30, 2011
The Archbishop of Canterbury last night broke his silence on the protesters camped outside St Paul's Cathedral, saying he sympathised with the 'urgent larger issues' they raised. More»

WikiLeaks site comes under attack
Associated Press - Mon Aug 29, 2011
LONDON - The WikiLeaks website crashed Tuesday in an apparent cyberattack after the accelerated publication of tens of thousands of once-secret State Department cables by the anti-secrecy organization raised new concerns about the exposure of confidential US embassy sources. More»

Workers find ultra-high radiation levels at Fukushima Daiichi plant
CNN - Mon Aug 1, 2011
Tokyo - The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has detected the highest radiation levels at the facility since the initial earthquake and tsunami five months ago, a company spokesman said Tuesday. More»

Oslo bomb kills 7; shootings at nearby youth camp
Associated Press - Thu Jul 21, 2011
OSLO, Norway - Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has urged Norwegians to not cave in to fear caused by a bombing in downtown Oslo that killed seven people and a shooting at a youth camp outside the capital. More»

Photo: Mystery of the helicopter that landed at scene of Dr Kelly's death after his body was found Mystery of the helicopter that landed at scene of Dr Kelly's death after his body was found
The Daily Mail - Fri May 13, 2011
A helicopter mysteriously landed at the scene of Dr David Kelly's death shortly after the body was found. More»

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits South Pacific
Associated Press - Mon May 9, 2011
PARIS - Geological monitoring services say a magnitude 7:dot:1 earthquake has hit in the South Pacific off the French territory of New Caledonia. More»

Japan equates nuclear crisis severity to Chernobyl
Associated Press - Mon Apr 11, 2011
TOKYO - Japan ranked its nuclear crisis at the highest possible severity on an international scale - the same level as the 1986 Chernobyl disaster - even as it insisted Tuesday that radiation leaks are declining at its tsunami-crippled nuclear plant. More»

More radioactive water spills at Japan nuke plant
Associated Press - Sun Mar 27, 2011
TOKYO - Workers discovered new pools of radioactive water leaking from Japan's crippled nuclear complex, officials said Monday, as emergency crews struggled to pump out hundreds of tons of contaminated water and bring the plant back under control. More»

Breach suspected at troubled Japanese power plant
Associated Press - Thu Mar 24, 2011
TOKYO - Two weeks after an earthquake and tsunami triggered a crisis at a nuclear plant, the facility is still not under control, and the government said Friday there is a suspected breach at a reactor. More»

New reactor fire as Japan works to contain threat
Associated Press - Mon Mar 14, 2011
SOMA, Japan - A new fire broke out at a nuclear reactor early Wednesday, a day after the power plant emitted a burst of radiation that panicked an already edgy Japan and left the government struggling to contain a spiraling crisis caused by last week's earthquake and tsunami. More»

Meltdown alert at Japan reactor
BBC - Sun Mar 13, 2011
Technicians are battling to stabilise a third reactor at a quake-stricken Japanese nuclear plant that has been rocked by a second blast in three days. More»

Guatemalans sue U.S. government for infecting them with STDs
Yahoo! - Sun Mar 13, 2011
Guatemalan survivors of the experiments and the survivors of deceased test subjects are suing the US government. More»

Hydrogen explosion at stricken Japanese nuke plant
Associated Press - Sat Mar 12, 2011
TOKYO - Japan's chief cabinet secretary says a hydrogen explosion has occurred at Unit 3 of Japan's stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. More»

Partial Meltdowns Presumed at Crippled Reactors
New York Times - Sat Mar 12, 2011
TOKYO - Three days after a massive earthquake and tsunami, the Japanese authorities were still struggling Sunday to avoid full meltdowns at a plant with two stricken reactors on Japan's coast. More»

Japan warns of second nuclear plant explosion
AFP - Sat Mar 12, 2011
Japan's top government spokesman has warned of the risk of a second explosion at the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant, but said that reactor three could withstand it as reactor one did a day earlier. More»

Japan quake causes emergencies at 5 nuke reactors
Associated Press - Thu Mar 10, 2011
TOKYO - Japan declared states of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two power plants after the units lost cooling ability in the aftermath of Friday's powerful earthquake. More»

Photo: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange WILL be extradited to Sweden WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange WILL be extradited to Sweden
The Daily Mail - Wed Feb 23, 2011
The founder of whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, will be extradited to Sweden to answer sex attack allegations, a judge has ruled. More»

Police sex files on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are leaked online
The Daily Mail - Sat Feb 5, 2011
Swedish police documents on the Julian Assange sex cases have been leaked online. More»

Photo: WikiLeaks Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Promoting Freedom of Speech WikiLeaks Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Promoting Freedom of Speech
AlterNet - Tue Feb 1, 2011
Whistle-blower website WikiLeaks has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Norwegian politician Snorre Valen, who was behind the nod, tells Reuters. More»

Global Spate of Mysterious Animal Deaths
Associated Press - Tue Jan 4, 2011
More and more animals are being found dead as the mysterious spate of mass bird and fish deaths has turned into a global phenomenon. More»

Interpol puts WikiLeaks founder on most-wanted list
CNN - Mon Nov 29, 2010
Interpol, at the request of a Swedish court looking into alleged sex crimes from earlier this year, has put WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on its most-wanted listed. More»

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