By Mac Slavo
May 28th, 2011
From a hyperinflationary economic collapse to an…Continue
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This post is in partnership with Worldcrunch, a new global news site that translates stories of note in foreign languages into English. The article below was originally published in the…Continue
Super Typhoon Songda ripped across the western Pacific on Thursday, dropping heavy rain on the Philippines and threatening Okinawa and the Japanese main islands with rain and damaging winds into the weekend.
Songda was a Category 5 storm late Thursday, with maximum sustained winds of 161 mph and gusts of 195 mph, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The storm was producing wave heights of 38 feet…Continue
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By Brian K. Sullivan - May 23, 2011 7:46 AM ET
Deadly tornados swept across the Midwest yesterday for the second time in a month, causing damage from Wisconsin to Texas and killing at least 91 people.
In Joplin, Missouri, 89 people are confirmed dead, according…Continue
Interestingly, the largest nuclear device ever detonated, the 50 megaton Soviet-made Tsar Bomba, would have been capable of producing almost exactly an 8.4 earthquake on the…Continue
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Great news: We don't always see eye-to-eye with Google, but we're on the same team this time. Google CEO Eric Schmidt just came out swinging against PROTECT IP, saying, "I would be very, very careful if I were a government about arbitrarily [implementing] simple solutions to complex problems." And then he went even further. From the LA…Continue
Residents of Memphis have begun to abandoning low-lying homes as the dangerously surging Mississippi River threatens to crest in coming days just shy of a 48.7ft record set by a devastating flood in 1937.
Record river levels were expected to be broken in some areas as the swollen river threatened flood-prone areas of the city through the Mississippi Delta into Louisiana farming country. In Memphis, the river is…Continue
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Thousands of people living along the Mississippi are evacuating their homes for higher ground, as the river approaches levels not seen in decades. Many more people are waiting for word on whether they should leave.
River levels are already higher than the great floods of 1927 and 1937. In eight states, communities that live by the river now…Continue
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Canadians have handed the Conservative Party its long-coveted majority after a game-changing election that boosted the New Democrats to the Official Opposition, decimated the Bloc Québécois and humbled the Liberals. Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe lost his seat and resigned. Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff lost his seat. Both leaders were pressed, like so many of their candidates, between growth in…Continue
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On Monday, US President Barack Obama announced that the al-Qaeda leader was killed by US forces after he was found hiding in a compound in…Continue
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Bin Laden's voice was detected regularly until [14 December 2001] by intelligence operatives monitoring radio transmissions in Tora Bora, according to the Pentagon [details]. Since then, nothing has been heard from the al-Qa'eda leader and President Bush has hinted in private that bin Laden's silence could mean he has been killed. […Continue
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