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Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Chinese citizen, Liu Xiaobo, has just won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize despite still being held in a prison at Jinzhou. Liu Xiaobo’s fight for human rights and freedom of expression for his countrymen began back in 1989, when he joined a student protest at Tiananmen Square. That demonstration was subsequently crushed by the Chinese… Keep Reading

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Tickle Lipo Claims Less Painful Liposuction

Tickle Lipo, or more commonly known as Nutational Infrasonic Liposculpture (N.I.L), is a form of liposuction that tricks the body into thinking that it is not in pain by letting it register tingling sensations around the treated area. The FDA approved process is as effective as traditional liposuction for the purposes of fat removal and… Keep Reading

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Deadly Red Sludge Flows Through Hungary

A state of emergency was declared by Hungary in three of its counties after a toxic mud spill left more than 120 people injured and 4 dead. Corrosive sludge and mud swept over much of the areas near Kolontar and Devecser on Monday night as the two villages in western Hungary got flooded after an… Keep Reading

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Evidence Herbal Supplements Can Treat Anxiety

A recent study has revealed evidence which supports herbal supplements containing kava or passionflower  may be able to treat anxiety. The study conducted by researchers at the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation, which involved 2,600 participants, was published in Nutrition Journal. Kava and passionflower have been used for medicinal purposes for a long time due to… Keep Reading

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Syria Charges Teen Blogger with Espionage

A teen blogger from Syria has been sent to a women’s prison and held for more than 9 months because of comments on her blog stating displeasure at the lack of freedom of speech and human rights in her country. Tal al-Mallouhi, 19, was interrogated by Syrian Intelligence Services last December and subsequently arrested after… Keep Reading

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New Canadian Governor General Appointed

OTTAWA, Canada – Recently appointed Governor General, David Lloyd Johnston – who will represent the British monarchy in this Commonwealth country – accepted his new role “with joy…and with gratitude” as he gave his first speech to the Senate. After a long career as a university teacher and administrator, Johnston, 69, has now risen to… Keep Reading

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Twitter Now Getting More Traffic than MySpace

Recent developments in the social networking world have seen Twitter finally overtake Myspace as the third most popular social networking website today. The latest numbers from marketing research firm ComScore has listed Twitter as having approximately 96 million visitors per month. This makes it 1 million more than its next closest rival, MySpace. However, despite… Keep Reading

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FDA: Mouthwash Makers To Cease Unproven Health Claims

The FDA has issued a warning to three major mouthwash makers to stop making unproven health claims. Johnson & Johnson, CVS Corporation, and Walgreen Company have all been warned by the FDA because their products claim to promote healthy gums and remove plague above the gum. The FDA has come out to say that their… Keep Reading

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Goat Killed in Drive-By Shooting

In an unusual incident on Sunday evening, a dwarf goat became the unfortunate victim of a drive-by-shooting in Santa Fe, New Mexico. According to reports, neighbors and people in the vicinity heard three shots being fired. The owners subsequently discovered that their beloved Nigerian dwarf goat had been shot in the face and stomach area.… Keep Reading

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Survey: American Religious Knowledge Lacking

A recently conducted survey has revealed that Americans in general do not have a good grasp of basic religious knowledge. Among those who participated, atheists, agnostics, Jews and Mormons outperformed Protestants and Roman Catholics in answering questions about major religions. Released by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life on Tuesday, the survey aimed… Keep Reading

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