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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Singapore has officially given a state-of-the-art cybercrime fighting centre to Interpol - Euronews


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Monday, September 29, 2014

Popular #Paleo Diet Becomes Way of Life for Some -

The Paleo diet-turned-lifestyle phenomenon mimics how our cavemen ancestors ate, slept and exercised.

Ukrainians Defend Donetsk Airport: Russian insurgents continue siege despite ceasefire / Украинцы Защитим донецкого аэропорта: российские повстанцы продолжают осаду, несмотря огня

The airport, controlled by Ukrainian troops, has been under almost constant siege by insurgents since May. A small group of Ukrainian soldiers has managed to maintain control of the strategic facility. Fighters say the circumstances have only strengthened their resolve to defend the territory.

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Crimea's "Russification" in full swing - France24 English. Russian political expert: instead of "showcase" Crimea became "an island of #Putin's bad luck"

29/9/2014 - broadcast 28/9/2014
REPORTERS : Changing nationalities isn’t always easy. Six months ago, in Crimea, people voted overwhelmingly to join Russia, in a referendum western powers deemed illegal. Now, the Rouble has replaced the Hryvnia, and Ukrainian license plates are becoming a thing of the past. Crimeans are torn between excitement and fear. Many are happy to surrender their Ukrainian passports, but some have other ideas…
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The Promise and Peril of Democracy - Al Jazeera English

29/9/2014 - broadcast 28/9/2014
Many hailed the triumph of democracy and free market capitalism following the fall of the Berlin Wall and collapse of the Soviet Union.But 25 years later, the far right is rising and Russian-style authoritarianism is catching on.Is European democracy in crisis? Empire asks why, and for how long?
More Russian army reinforcements, reaching #Donetsk yesterday afternoon.BMP,BTR,MT-LB

Turkey ready for anti-ISIL role, hints at ground forces - Euronews

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country needs to take a frontline role in the fightback against ISIL militants in Syria.

Until now Ankara has declined a role in the international coalition, which has frustrated the West.

But admitting that Turkey "can’t stay out" of the counteroffensive, Erdogan also warned that airstrikes wouldn't be enough to "finish off" the militants, hinting that ground forces could be mobilised.

"We will hold talks with our institutions this week and th…

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Katmai National Park, Alaska - Lower River

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Katmai National Park and Preserve is a United States National Park and Preserve in southern Alaska, notable for the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes and for its ...
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Oil Prices Threaten Russian Economy: Falling prices raise fears of recession

Russia's economy could be in for further trouble. Economists are predicting that the low price of oil could lead Russia into recession as Western sanctions bite. The declining price of oil has made it more difficult for Russia to withstand sanctions from Western countries. The Russian ruble has plummeted in recent weeks to its lowest point ever against the dollar.

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