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Syria Faces New Sanctions as Violence Continues

Syria faced new sanctions Sunday after ignoring an Arab League deadline to let observers into the country as part of a plan to end a military crackdown on protests, which the U.N. says has killed at least 4,000 people. Senior league officials said that failure to reach an agreement could lead to outside involvement in […]

US Hands Over Former Military Hub to Iraq

The base that once served as headquarters for the U.S. military in Iraq is now under Iraqi control. A United States military spokesman said U.S. officials handed over Camp Victory to Iraq Friday, after officials from both countries signed the necessary paperwork. There was no formal handover ceremony. About 13,000 U.S. troops remain in Iraq, […]

BPA levels soar after eating canned soup: Study

November 23, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis BPA levels soar after eating canned soup: Study 23 Nov 2011 A new study shows that the urine of people who consume canned soup can contain surprisingly high levels of bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting compound linked to health problems including heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. People who consumed […]

Seven members of Amish breakaway group arrested over haircut attacks

US authorities have raided the compound of a breakaway Amish religious group and arrested seven men on federal hate crime charges in haircutting attacks against Amish men and women. Cutting the hair is a highly offensive act to the traditional Amish, who believe the Bible instructs women to let their hair grow long and men […]

Liberian Vote on Schedule Despite Killing at Opposition Protest

At least one person is dead in Liberia after fighting between riot police and supporters of an opposition candidate who is boycotting Tuesday’s presidential runoff election over allegations of vote fraud. Liberia’s government says that poll will go ahead as scheduled. Liberian riot police stormed the headquarters of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change party, […]

Deadly Violence On Eve of Liberian Run-Off

At least one person is dead in Liberia after fighting between riot police and supporters of a candidate who is boycotting Tuesday’s run-off election against incumbent President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Liberian riot police stormed the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) party headquarters, firing tear gas in running battles with stone-throwing supporters of former justice minister […]