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Saudi King Abdullah Dies, Salman Is New Ruler
World  (tags: world, middle-east, politics, usa, Saudi Arabia )

Cal
- 1 day ago - news.yahoo.com
Saudi Arabia's elderly King Abdullah died on Friday and was replaced by his half-brother Salman as the absolute ruler of the world's top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam.
Poor Outlook for Borneo's Mammals
Environment  (tags: animals, habitat, habitatdestruction, wildlife, world, humans, environment, destruction, ecosystems )

Cal
- 1 day ago - bbc.com
Half of Borneo's mammals will see their habitats shrink by at least a third by 2080, according to a study.
Doomsday Clock Moves Two Minutes Closer to Midnight - CBS News
World  (tags: World, Scientists, Doomsday Clock, Climate Change, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Weapons, Toxic Waste, Humans, Life, Ethics, News )

Victoria
- 2 days ago - cbsnews.com
The Doomsday Clock, a metaphor for the dangers faced by the world, was pushed ahead by two minutes over concerns about worsening climate change and the world's failure to reduce nuclear weapons, a trans-Atlantic group of prominent scientists announced.
Israel âEUR~Failed to Minimize Civilian Toll in Gaza WarâEUR(TM): Independent Report
Society & Culture  (tags: Physicians for Human Rights, Human Rights, Israeli war crimes, Palestine, death, ethics, crime, education, abuse, government, world, violence, freedoms, family, women, children, law, politics, news, murder, humans )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
Despite claims to the contrary, the military did not give sufficient warning for civilians to evacuate residential areas before striking them,according to the report partly commissioned by Physicians for Human Rights & carried out by 8 independent medical
Saudi King Abdullah Dies, New Ruler Is Salman
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah, obituary, world, sadness, family, government, politics, society, news )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - reuters.com
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world's top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in a statement carried by state television.
Photo Highlights of the Day - Thursday 22 January 2015
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, off-beat, world, news, photos )

Zora
- 2 days ago - theguardian.com
The GuardianâEUR(TM)s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including a snowman in Kabul, preparations for Republic Day in India, and a tiger cub at Berlin zoo
Magnetic Fields of Asteroids Lasted Hundreds of Millions of Years
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, astronomy, discovery, environment, humans, interesting, nasa, news, research, science, space, society, world, asteroids, magnetic fields )

Frank
- 2 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The magnetic fields of planetary building blocks lasted for a surprisingly long time in the solar system's early days, a new study suggests.
Asteroid to Pass Close to Earth Next Week
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, astronomy, science, scientists, space, society, interesting, world, nasa, asteroid )

Frank
- 2 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Calling all amateur astronomers! Grab your best binoculars and scout out your favorite star-gazing spot, because next week, youâEUR(TM)ll have the extremely rare opportunity to watch a very large asteroid make its way past Earth.
Photo Highlights of the Day - Wednesday 21 January 2015
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, off-beat, world, news, pictures )

Zora
- 3 days ago - theguardian.com
The Guardian's picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including snow in the UK, Obama's State of the Union, and Kolyada in Belarus
Canadian Passports Look Amazing Under Black Light
Offbeat  (tags: passport, canadian, security features, electronic chip, airport, culture, design, humans, photos, pictures, protection, society, unusual, world )

Lone
- 3 days ago - theweathernetwork.com
The 'new' passport -- which was made available on July 1, 2013 -- hosts a number of security features, including an electronic chip that helps airport officials validate its authenticity.
Palestinian Stabs 12 on Tel Aviv Bus
World  (tags: conflict, crime, death, humans, israel, news, society, terrorism, violence, world )

Ben
- 3 days ago - smh.com.au
Tel Aviv: A knife-wielding Palestinian has attacked passengers on a bus in Tel Aviv, wounding 12 people before being shot in the leg by a passing prison officer, Israeli police say. The attacker was taken to hospital.
Sundarbans Still Reeling From Effects of December Oil Spill
Environment  (tags: world, pollution, healthconditions, oil spill, ecosystems, destruction, environment, energy, wildlife )

Cal
- 3 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Last month, an estimated 350,000 liters of fuel oil spilled into the Sundarbans delta on the Bay of Bengal.
U.S.-Cuban Officials Meet In Cuba To Re-Establish Relations
World  (tags: US-CUba relations, diplomacy, normalization of relations, world, politics, humanrights )

Cal
- 3 days ago - npr.org
Diplomats are in Cuba this week for talks with high-level representatives from the communist government. The talks, which begin Wednesday, are the first official discussions in decades.
Palestinian Student Activist Diaa Hroub Imprisoned Without Charge or Trial in Israeli Jail
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, freedoms, Israel, Palestine, society, culture, ethics, law, police, news, violence, rights, politics, government, safety, world, abuse, interesting )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - samidoun.ca
Diaa Hroub, Palestinian student activist with the Progressive Democratic Student Pole (the left-wing student union group at Bir Zeit University), has already been held for six months under an administrative detention order. There has been charge or trial.
Author of 'Burqas, Baseball, and Apple Pie': How This Muslim Mom Answered When Her Daughter Asked 'Can I Marry A Jew? (VIDEO)'
Society & Culture  (tags: Ranya Tabari Idliby, 'Burqas, Baseball, Apple Pie', American Muslims, world, religion, ethics, family, freedoms, children, culture, humans, interesting, society, rights, women )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - live.huffingtonpost.com
Internationally recognized author Ranya Tabari Idliby, co-author of the 2007 bestseller "The Faith Club," talks to HuffPost Live about her latest book, "Burqas, Baseball, and Apple Pie," an intimate portrayal of her American Muslim family.

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