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Canadian Blogger Sentenced to 19 Years in Iranian Court

A famous Iranian blogger, Hossein Derakhshan, was spared the death penalty and instead sentenced to 19.5 years in prison for charges including spreading propaganda, insulting Islamic thought, and co-operation with hostile countries. Derakhshan, 35, has been affectionately referred to as “the blogfather” in Iran, due to his popular blogging software and instructions on how to… Keep Reading


NATO Choppers Enter Pakistan Pursuing Insurgents

N.A.T.O. attack helicopters from Afghanistan crossed over into Pakistan territory in pursuit of insurgents over the past week. There was an exchange of fire during the incident and 49 people were reportedly killed. Although U.S. Maj. Michael Johnson states that crossing the border did not violate the International Security Assistance Force rules of engagement, Pakistan… Keep Reading


Segway Company Owner Dies in Segway Accident

Police in England have confirmed that the millionaire owner of Segway, James Heselden, was involved in a fatal accident that apparently involved one of his own 2 wheeled vehicles. According to the authorities, Heselden’s body was pulled from the River Wharfe in northern England on Sunday. In addition, police said that a Segway-type vehicle was… Keep Reading


U.S. Navy Confirmed Helicopters Took a Dip in Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA – U.S. authorities are currently investing a case of two Navy choppers dipping into the waters of Lake Tahoe, a popular tourist spot in California. The MH-60 Romeo helicopters had apparently hovered just a few feet above the lake before righting themselves and flying off to a nearby airport. A video… Keep Reading


Titanic 100th Anniversary Cruise Sparks Controversy

At least two cruises have been planned for the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Titanic in spring 2012. Both cruises are expected to market the package with special activities, lectures and memorials to commemorate the tragic event. Although organizers claim that this is a good chance for people to remember the victims, many others have… Keep Reading


11 Year Old Girl Charged with Murder of 2 Year Old

GEORGIA, U.S.A. — A two year old baby died from trauma to the head and buttocks after a babysitting session, and her 11 year old babysitter is now facing murder charges . The infant’s mother arrived to fetch her after work from home but found her lifeless in the sitter’s home. Ashlea Collier, whose daughter… Keep Reading


Similac Recalls 5 Million Cans of Baby Formula

NEW YORK – Popular baby product manufacturer Abbott Laboratories has issued a recall of 5 million cans of Similac infant powdered formula products due to the possibility of contamination. The recall will affect Similac products all across the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and some countries in the Caribbean. The recall was due to the… Keep Reading


Secret Revealed about Sinking of the Titanic

A revelation about the real reason behind Titanic’s sinking has been revealed by a new source –  none other than the granddaughter of the most senior surviving officer from the tragic incident of 1912. Louise Patten, an author based in UK and grand-daughter of the Titanic’s Second Officer Charles Lightoller, has unearthed a century old… Keep Reading

PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer's disease

ADI: Alzheimer’s Causing Global Financial Burden

According to the latest report by the Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), more than $600m is spent every year worldwide to care for people with dementia. The ADI releases their annual report every September 21st on World Alzheimer’s Day. The 2010 report estimated that about 35.6m people suffered from some form of dementia and the number… Keep Reading


Carrot Vending Machines Installed in U.S. Schools

Two high schools in the U.S. are taking healthy eating to a whole new level. According to a release, the schools in Cincinnati, OH and Syracuse, NY are testing a new program that aims to repackage healthy food as junk food. The marketing and selling approach of the carrots and other healthy food items will… Keep Reading

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