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newsweek.com — Pablo Escobar's hippos, who have been wreaking havoc in the Colombian jungle for the past 20 years, are now to be steralised. The animals, which first escaped from Escobar's large private zoo in 1993, have been multiplying ever since and there are now up to 60 living off of vegetation and farmer's crops in the lush tropical climate in the northern province of Antioquia.

Police Kill Man Who Opened Fire in Texas Capital

newsweek.com — A man apparently upset about U.S. immigration policy was fatally shot early Friday after firing more than 100 rounds.

Pope Urges Solidarity to Stop Militants in Syria and Iraq

newsweek.com — Pope Francis called for an end to all forms of fundamentalism on Friday and said fighting hunger and poverty, rather than military intervention alone, were key to stopping Islamist militants carrying out "grave persecutions" in Syria and Iraq.
Nov 28, 2014

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France to Recognize Palestinian State if Peace Talks Fail

newsweek.com — PARIS (Reuters) - France warned on Friday it would recognize a Palestinian state if a final international effort to overcome the impasse between Israelis and Palestinians failed, and proposed a two-year timeframe to end the conflict through a U.N.-backed resolution. Lawmakers will hold a symbolic parliamentary vote on Dec.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @Newsweek: France to recognize Palestinian State if peace talks fail — bit.ly/1yquehd

Ferguson Decision Protesters Target Black Friday Sales

newsweek.com — Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri began targeting Black Friday sales at major retailers overnight in a new tactic to vent their anger at a grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen. Kicking off their latest strategy inside a Walmart in another nearby suburb of St.

Obama's Plan to 'Power Africa' Gets Off to a Dim Start

newsweek.com — Barack Obama last year told a cheering crowd in Cape Town that a $7 billion plan to "Power Africa" would double electricity output on the world's poorest continent and bring "light where currently there is darkness". A year later, the U.S.

Kim Jong-un's Younger Sister Promoted to High-Ranking Position

newsweek.com — North Korea have announced that Kim Jong-un's younger sister, Kim Yo-jong, has become a 'vice department director' in the Central Committee of the Worker's Party, according to the country's official news corporation. The announcement was made earlier this week via a Workers' Party report after the pair visited a cartoon film studio.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @Newsweek: Kim Jong-un's younger sister, Kim Yo-jung, has been promoted to a high-ranking position bit.ly/1zZl8an

Nov 27, 2014

RT @Newsweek: Kim Jong-un's younger sister, Kim Yo-jung, has been promoted to a high-ranking position bit.ly/1zZl8an

Nemesis: The Shadowy Iranian Training Shia Militias in Iraq

newsweek.com — "Here, we are fighting for justice - for our faith - not for money," he insists. "And don't forget there is a big difference between Hezbollah in Iran and Hezbollah in Iraq. Philosophically, we have the same enemy - Daish (ISIS) and Israel - but we are fighting here for justice."

'Remote Area Medical' Shows What America's Uninsured Go Through for Health Care

newsweek.com — Imagine if your only option to get health care meant sleeping overnight in your car in a parking lot for a chance to be seen at a free, pop-up clinic the next morning. For some of America's poorest, waiting hours to be treated in this way is a reality, and the only option after years of toothache, poor eyesight or an unmanaged case of diabetes.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @lvzwestcott: Without insurance or doctors, Remote Area Medical provides free health care to America's poorest. newsweek.com/remote-area-me…

Nov 27, 2014

Without insurance or doctors, Remote Area Medical provides free health care to America's poorest. newsweek.com/remote-area-me…

Thirteen Years Later, What Went Wrong in Afghanistan

newsweek.com — President Barack Obama has abandoned his aim of ending America's combat role in Afghanistan at the end of this year and has broadened the U.S. military mission to counter the advances of the Taliban. In his latest book, " No Good Men Among the Living," journalist and author Anand Gopal describes where the U.S.

Mass Arrests at California Ferguson Protests

newsweek.com — Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision not to charge a white police officer for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @Newsweek: Mass arrests in Los Angeles and Oakland Ferguson-related protests bit.ly/1pscL6n

newsweek.com — "Here, we are fighting for justice - for our faith - not for money," he insists. "And don't forget there is a big difference between Hezbollah in Iran and Hezbollah in Iraq. Philosophically, we have the same enemy - Daish (ISIS) and Israel - but we are fighting here for justice."

Should Tour Guides Be Licensed?

newsweek.com — Tour guides in Savannah, Georgia, are challenging licensing requirements in a federal court.
Nov 27, 2014

'The city of Savannah shouldn’t have the authority to license my free speech.' Should Tour Guides Be Licensed?: newsweek.com/should-tour-gu…

Criminals Killed 27 Cops in 2013, And 2014 Is Already Way Worse

newsweek.com — At first glance, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's new statistics on line-of-duty deaths in law enforcement appear to show a dramatic decline in slayings -- criminals killed 27 cops in 2013, compared to 49 in 2012. In 2013, guns accounted for 26 of these 27 deaths, marking a sharp drop from 2012, when guns accounted for 44 of these 49 deaths.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @Newsweek: Criminals killed 27 cops in 2013, and 2014 is already way worse — bit.ly/1Cl8ojh

'Jurassic World' Skips Science, Goes for Nostalgia

newsweek.com — Universal Studios just released the first trailer for Jurassic World, the latest film in the blockbuster Jurassic Park series. The reboot will be released June 12 next year and will star Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas-Howard.

ISIS Urge Ferguson Rioters to 'Be Like Malcom X'

newsweek.com — Online activists for Islamic State (ISIS) have been using social media coverage of riots in Ferguson, Missouri over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Mike Brown by a white Missouri police officer to promote their cause. Using the hashtags related to the riots ISIS activists have been reaching out to residents of the predominantly black St.

North and South Korea's Absurdist Armageddon

newsweek.com — Korean National Highway No. 1 curls through the massive hills overlooking Seoul, one of the world's richest and most technologically advanced capitals, and then races north 30 miles and 60 years into the past. At the border of North and South Korea, coils of barbed wire and sentry boxes still line the multi-lane highway to Panmunjom, as if the Korean War had just ended.

Thanksgiving in Prison is a Beggar's Feast

newsweek.com — This Thanksgiving I will enjoy a roasted turkey surrounded by squabbling family members for the first time since 2002. I have a lot to be thankful for; for the past 11 Thanksgiving afternoons I had just a few minutes to eat slimy turkey roll off a plastic tray, rushed along by guards eager to get home for their holiday meal.

Polish "Vampires" May Have Actually Been Cholera Patient Zeros

newsweek.com — Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Except for vampires. For hundreds of years in Europe and elsewhere, people came to believe that an unhappy few wouldn't stay dead, but might rather come back from the grave to inflict pain and suffering on the living.
Nov 26, 2014

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Nov 26, 2014

18th century fact: Burying a body with a sickle on its neck is foolproof vampire protection bit.ly/1yczXGl pic.twitter.com/KUG375NQbX

Nov 26, 2014

RT @Newsweek: Polish "vampires," 17th century Europe, horrifying deaths by cholera. It's not the latest blockbuster. It's science: bit.ly/1FrkFkd