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Nobel Prize Committee: Award Sir Nicholas Winton the Nobel Peace Prize
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Wendy
- 1 day ago - change.org
In 1939 a British man, Sir Nicholas Winton, saved 669 mainly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia, which was under occupation by Nazi Germany. While risking his own life he organized train transports--Read more on the petition page -
President Obama to Boost Army Trainers in Iraq
Offbeat  (tags: Obama, Military, IS, Conflict, USA )

Ray
- 23 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The US is to send up to 450 military trainers to Iraq to help "train and advise" local forces fighting Islamic State, the White House says.
The Mules Targeted By Armed Forces
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Ray
- 62 days ago - bbc.co.uk
When people talk about "mules" engaged in smuggling they usually mean people, but in a remote corner of Turkey it is the four-legged variety that carries illicit goods across the border from Iraq. Now it seems these animals are paying the price.
Vietnam PM: US 'Committed Barbarous Crimes' During War
Offbeat  (tags: War, Conflict, Crimes, USA, Vietnam )

Ray
- 63 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Vietnam's prime minister has spoken of "countless barbarous crimes" committed by the US during the Vietnam War.
Apes Are People Too? NY Judge Grants Human Rights to Chimpanzees
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Ray
- 72 days ago - rt.com
Chimpanzee and human DNA differ by only about 1 percent âEUR" but should chimps be given human rights? A US judge said "yes" on Monday, ruling that apes held at a New York university are covered by the same laws that let humans challenge their detention.
Syria: Catastrophe as Islamic State Seizes Yarmouk Palestinian Camp
Offbeat  (tags: world, Syria, ISIS, conflict, middle east )

Cal
- 81 days ago - greenleft.org.au
Fears over the safety of the 18,000 civilians trapped in Yarmouk, south of the Syrian capital of Damascus, have grown following reports that the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has taken control of large areas of the Palestinian refugee camp.
125,000 Sign Petition to Halt Eviction of BritainâEUR(TM)s Oldest POW Veteran
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Conflict, Europe, Germany, Libya, Military, UK, WWII, War )

Ray
- 90 days ago - rt.com
Tens of thousands have signed a petition to stop a 96-year-old veteran, who is BritainâEUR(TM)s oldest prisoner of war, from being ousted from his home due to care costs
$1 Million of Secret CIA Cash Intended for Afghanistan Ended Up With Al-Qaeda - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda, CIA, Conflict, Pakistan, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 108 days ago - rt.com
Around $1 million of CIA money given to Afghanistan via a secret fund was reportedly used in 2010 to pay the ransom for an Afghan diplomat held by Al-Qaeda.
New York Minority Officers Forced to Meet Quotas or Face Punishment, Lawsuit Alleges
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Ray
- 122 days ago - rt.com
Minority officers with the New York Police Department face racial bias within arrest and summons quotas, and, compared to white officers,
Surviving Iwo Jima
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, War, Iwo Jima, WW 2, USA )

Ray
- 125 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
On 19 February 1945 the US launched a land invasion of the heavily defended Japanese island of Iwo Jima.
Moroccan-Born Mayor of Rotterdam Tells Fellow Muslims Who Do Not Appreciate the Freedoms of Living in the West to Pack Your Bags
Offbeat  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', Europe, Netherlands, conflict, freedoms, ethics, interesting, safety, society )

Penny
- 140 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
'It is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom,' Mayor Aboutaleb told Dutch current affairs program Nieuwsuur (Newshour). 'But if you don't like freedom, for heaven's sake pack your bags and leave.
âEUR~Execution of Saddam Hussein WasnâEUR(TM)t About Justice, But About US Profits âEUR~
Offbeat  (tags: Saddam Hussein, Execution, Conflict, War, Iraq, Oil, Politics, Busines, USA )

Ray
- 142 days ago - rt.com
The former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein was not executed as justice for crimes he committed, but for his opposition to Wall Street, political analyst Caleb Maupin told RT. The auction to sell the piece of rope he was executed with proves that, Maupin says.
Peru Village Evacuated After Isolated Tribe Attacks With Bows & Arrows
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Ray
- 177 days ago - rt.com
Peruvian authorities have started evacuating Monte Salvado village situated in a remote southeastern region, after around 200 men from an 'uncontacted' tribe attacked the settlement with bows and arrows and stole food and equipment.
 

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