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Anatomy of a Shark Bite: Teeth Aren't the Only Thing to FearABC News - 12 Aug 2014 23:22
Amy Tatsch was boogie boarding when a 6-foot bull shark bit into her leg.
North Carolina McDonad's customer finds a swastika burned in butter on her McChicken sandwichDaily Mail - 12 Aug 2014 00:17
Charleigh Matice went to a fast-food restaurant's drive-thru in Morehead City, North Carolina earlier this month to pick up dinner for herself and her daughter.
US Authorizes Ebola Drug, ZMapp, To Be Sent To Liberia To Treat Infected DoctorsIBTimes - 12 Aug 2014 08:30
The Liberian government announced Monday that it will get access to ZMapp, the Ebola experimental drug, to treat two local doctors who have contracted the virus in the West African nation. ZMapp,... which is made by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc., a San Diego firm, was never tested on humans before the current Ebola outbreak.
Police use tear gas on demonstrators in Missouri town rocked by unarmed teen's shootingFox News - 12 Aug 2014 05:08
Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds near a burned-out convenience store in St. Louis suburb as a second day of protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager... turned violent.
WHO backs use of experimental Ebola drugs in West AfricaToronto Sun - 12 Aug 2014 19:15
People infected in the West Africa Ebola outbreak can be offered untested drugs, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, but scarce supplies raise questions about who gets priority in the... epidemic of the virus, which has no proven treatment.
Russia's 'humanitarian' Ukraine mission is likely prelude to invasion, NATO warnsThe Week - 12 Aug 2014 08:21
Early Tuesday, Russia said it has sent a convoy of about 280 trucks carrying food, medicine, and other supplies toward the Ukraine border. The destination is the Ukrainian city of Luhansk, controlled... by pro-Russia separatists and under siege by Ukrainian troops, and the convoy is at least theoretically part of a humanitarian mission overseen by the Red Cross. NATO isn't buying it, and Kiev is nervous. On Monday, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso called Russian President Vladimir Putin and "warned against any unilateral military actions in Ukraine, under any pretext, including... More
Los Angeles Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer finalized: NBAReuters - 12 Aug 2014 19:15
Photo book shows the lighter side of WWIIMacleans - 12 Aug 2014 18:04
'My Buddy: World War II Laid Bare' collects photos of naked WWII soldiers The post Photo book shows the lighter side of WWII appeared first on Macleans.ca.
Team bonding at the brothel, anyone? The worst things your horrible bosses made you doThe Guardian - 12 Aug 2014 16:58
Because youre not supposed to say no, apparently Maybe what Tolstoy meant to write was, Every office is dysfunctional in its own way. Those funny, borderline inappropriate work scenarios make the best... stories: if telling them to colleagues makes for awkward if therapeutic relief, hearing them from total strangers is straight-up comic relief. A boss once got hammered at a company function (attended by senior management and clients), jumped on my back, rode me around piggy-back for 10 minutes, and made me buy 32 Jägerbombs from the bar without expensing them. That was the annoying bit: once shed sobered up, she refused to put the receipt through, as shed promised to at the time, because it would apparently make us look unprofessional. I did point out that it was a bit late. SnowyJohn I...
UK deploys Tornado jets in Iraq to assist in Sinjar aid dropsThe Guardian - 12 Aug 2014 09:10
Warplanes carry out surveillance after RAF Hercules crews encounter difficulties safely delivering supplies to refugees Britain is deploying RAF Tornado jets to provide greater surveillance of... northern Iraq after being forced to abort two attempts to drop aid for Yazidi refugees on Mount Sinjar amid fears that the cargo could have injured people on the ground. Amid growing calls for a recall of parliament to allow Britain to join the US in launching air strikes against forces from the Islamic State (Isis), Downing Street announced an intensification of British involvement with the deployment of the Tornadoes to the region.
UN Announces Members For Gaza Probe Panel, Angers IsraelIBTimes - 12 Aug 2014 08:30
The United Nations Human Rights Council, or UNHRC, in a statement released Monday, announced the appointment of three experts to an international commission of inquiry that will investigate... allegations of war crimes and violations of "international humanitarian and human rights laws" during the Israeli military's assault on the Gaza Strip.
Iraqi Leaders 'Must Rebuild People's Support'Sky News - 12 Aug 2014 08:19
John Kerry urges unity after a new PM is named, as the US and Australia promise to take the issue of foreign jihadists to the UN.
Gaza residents return to destroyed homesAl Jazeera English - 12 Aug 2014 07:23
Palestinians in enclave hit by Israeli attacks pick up the pieces as delegations continue indirect talks in Cairo.
Israeli, Palestinian Negotiators Reach Agreements In Cairo Cease-Fire TalksIBTimes - 12 Aug 2014 06:30
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators Monday reached a series of agreements in talks in Cairo aimed at creating a truce, Ynet reported. Israel agreed to lift some restrictions on the Gaza Strip,... transfer money for government salaries to a third party, expand the fishing area off the Gaza coast and allow construction materials into the area.
More conscript suicides in S KoreaBBC - 12 Aug 2014 06:02
Two more conscripts are found dead in apparent suicides in South Korea, amid an ongoing debate over the culture in the nation's military.
Death Toll From Ebola Outbreak Tops 1,000Sky News - 12 Aug 2014 05:30
Some 1,000 people are confirmed dead from the disease as the US approves a request for an experimental drug to be sent to Liberia.
Archaeologists uncover Greece's biggest ancient tombThe Guardian - 12 Aug 2014 23:44
Site dates to end of Alexander the Great's reign in 4th century BC and may be grave of a prominent Macedonian, say officials Archaeologists have unearthed a vast ancient tomb in Greece, distinguished... by two sphinxes and frescoed walls and dating to 300-325BC, the government announced on Tuesday. The tomb, in the country's north-eastern Macedonia region, which has been gradually unearthed over the past two years, marks a significant discovery from the early Hellenistic era. A culture ministry official said that there was no evidence yet to suggest a link to Alexander the Great who died in 323BC after an unprecedented military campaign through the Middle East, Asia and northeast Africa or his family.
China Cracks Down Some More On Drugs With Beijing Bar RaidIBTimes - 12 Aug 2014 23:30
Beijing police raided 2 Kolegas, a bar and live music venue popular with the city's expatriate population, over the weekend and administered on-the-spot urine tests to patrons.
After Syria Flap, Hillary Clinton Plans on 'Hugging It Out' With ObamaABC News - 12 Aug 2014 23:14
Both are scheduled to attend a party on Martha's Vineyard.
This Giant Oreo Has 8,475 Grams of Fat, But Go Ahead and Treat YourselfTime - 12 Aug 2014 23:13
You deserve it!
Firm hired to run Illinois Lottery has failed to hit profit goals for 3rd straight yearChicago Tribune - 12 Aug 2014 20:15
For the third consecutive year, the private firm hired run the Illinois Lottery has failed to bring in the profits it promised to raise for the state, even as its parent companies continue to be paid... more each year to provide games and services.
ISIS fighters' bizarre Twitter outburst over Robin Williams film JumanjiDaily Mail - 12 Aug 2014 19:27
As news broke of the 63-year-old's death in an apparent suicide, Islamist militants and their supporters took to social media to discuss the merits of Williams' long career in the film industry.
The Tyranny of the Nanny State, Where the Government Knows What's Best for YouOpEdNews - 12 Aug 2014 19:20
Surveillance cameras, government agents listening in on your phone calls, reading your emails and text messages and monitoring your spending, mandatory health care, sugary soda bans, anti-bullying... laws, zero tolerance policies, political correctness, parents getting arrested for negligence for letting their kids play outside alone: these are all outward signs of a government that believes it knows what is best for you.
World's Only Panda Triplets Alive and KickingBoston - 12 Aug 2014 19:13
Beyond cute, these are the world's only known surviving giant panda triplets. Their mother, Juxiao gave birth to them in China's Chimelong Safari Park on July 29th and the zoo recorded the rare event.... Giant pandas are native to southwestern China and are notoriously difficult to breed in captivity. And according to China's official news agency, there are only about 1,600 pandas in the wild. The triplets have been incubated and are being monitored around the clock.
Russia Food Ban Hurts Moldova, Bad Omen for OthersABC News - 12 Aug 2014 09:24
Russian embargo devastating for Moldova farmers _ a bad omen for others hit by food ban