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Beck and the Real Hitler Youth

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. When American news entertainer Glenn Beck, the ever popular ultra-reactionary fundamentalist, claimed that the diverse and inclusive political summer camp on Norway’s Utoya Island, where 68 youth were recently gunned down by an anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim extremist, was “a little like the Hitler Youth,” it was obvious he had not done his research. Adolf ...

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Salty water may flow on Mars, images suggest

Salty water may flow on Mars in the form of strange, dark lines on the terrain that grow and fade with the seasons, according to recent images. The findings, reported in the journal Science, provide a new line of evidence that life could exist on ...

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Nigeria needs ‘world’s biggest ever cleanup’

DECADES of oil pollution in Nigeria's Ogoniland region may require the world's biggest ever cleanup, a UN agency said as it released a landmark report on the issue. "The environmental restoration of Ogoniland could prove to be the world’s most wide-ranging and long term oil clean-up exercise ever undertaken if…

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Japan sacks three nuclear power officials in shake-up

Three men in charge of nuclear power safety and policy have been sacked amid the ongoing crisis at the tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Japan’s Trade and Industry Minister, Banri Kaieda, said the three senior officials would be held responsible for mishandling the plant and its problems. The Fukushima plant, hit by the tsunami in March, is still leaking radiation. ...

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UN condemns Syria over rally deaths

After months of deadlock, the United Nations Security Council has finally responded to the escalating violence in Syria, condemning President Bashar Assad’s forces for attacking civilians and committing human rights violations. The trigger for the council to act was the military assault launched by the Syrian government over the weekend against the city of Hama, 130 miles north of the ...

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Italy ‘to default’ but Spain may ‘just’ escape

Debt-laden Italy is likely to default, but Spain might just avoid it, according to the British think tank, the Centre for Economics and Business Research. With the countries weighed down by debt, the think tank modelled “good” and “bad” economic scenarios for both. It found that Italy will not…

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Syrian forces hit Hama again

AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian forces kept up attacks on Hama for a third day, residents said, while senators called on the Obama administration to impose tough new sanctions on Syria’s energy sector. Washington also sought to put muscle behind its demand that President Bashar al-Assad halt his lethal crackdown on unarmed protesters. Human rights campaigners said the assaults by Assad’s ...

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