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Swiss to vote on $25/hr minimum wage

Swiss to vote on $25/hr minimum wage

Swiss miss?Ah, Switzerland. In a nation which at times seems more and more like California, government by referendum is the order of the day. The same country which once planned ...read moreSource: hotairShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

Ukraine's restive east slipping from government's grasp

Ukraine's restive east slipping from government's grasp

HORLIVKA Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Moscow separatists seized government offices in more Ukrainian towns on Wednesday, in a further sign that authorities in Kiev are losing control of the country's eastern ...read more Source: reuters Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on...

Underwater post office is a world first

Underwater post office is a world first

The world's first underwater post office sits submerged in 10 feet of water 164 feet off the shoreline of Hideaway Island Resort at Port Vila, Vanuatu. Photo from <a class="colorbox" href="http://www.catersnews.com/" ...read moreSource: grind tvShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to...

Venezuela protests continue — almost 40 dead, and over 500 wounded — but has anyone noticed?

Venezuela protests continue — almost 40 dead, and over 500 wounded — but has anyone noticed?

If a country has a war, and the media doesn't report it, is it still a war?Other than Erika and a few other sources, the American news media seems to ...read moreSource: hotairShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

Russian Troops Storm Last Ukraine Ship in Crimea

Russian Troops Storm Last Ukraine Ship in Crimea

Russian troops on Tuesday stormed the last naval vessel still flying the Ukrainian flag on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, a regional Ukrainian defence official said.The raid on ...read moreSource: breitbartShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

First grander billfish of the year puts Kenya sportfishing back on the world map

First grander billfish of the year puts Kenya sportfishing back on the world map

Skipper Stuart Simpson, right, congratulates angler Roger Sutherland on the first grander taken worldwide in 2014 and the first grander of their sportfishing careers; photo courtesy of Gone ...read moreSource: grind tvShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in...

Maldive islanders report sighting jet

Maldive islanders report sighting jet

Police in the Maldives are probing reports islanders saw a 'low-flying jumbo jet' the day the plane vanished   ...read moreSource: skyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

UN slams efforts to end Syrian conflict

UN slams efforts to end Syrian conflict

The UN has described Syria's civil war as 'unconscionable' with more than nine million people displaced.   ...read moreSource: skyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

Pistorius ill during graphic testimony

Pistorius ill during graphic testimony

Oscar Pistorius became physically sick in court as he listened to harrowing testimony about the autopsy.     ...read more Source: sky Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

Amazing: Leader of authoritarian gulag state unanimously “elected” with 100 percent voter turnout

Amazing: Leader of authoritarian gulag state unanimously “elected” with 100 percent voter turnout

...Cool story, bro.North Korea's zealously monitored ritual of forcibly collecting mandatory show “votes” for a show “parliament” every five years began anew on Sunday, and surprise! Via the AP: With ...read moreSource: hotairShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on...

Hundreds of pharmacies in Croatia could close

Hundreds of pharmacies in Croatia could close

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Oil slicks may be from missing jet

Oil slicks may be from missing jet

The Vietnamese air force have spotted two large oil slicks that authorities suspect are from a missing jet.   ...read moreSource: skyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

22 Australian Women Who Will Inspire The Hell Out Of You

22 Australian Women Who Will Inspire The Hell Out Of You

In honour of International Women's Day, let's celebrate the Aussie ladies who have made history. Catherine Helen Spence, writer and Australia's first female political candidate. ...read more Source: buzzfeedShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest...

FDA approves Endo International's testosterone drug

FDA approves Endo International's testosterone drug

(Reuters) - Endo International Plc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its thrice-rejected testosterone replacement therapy, Aveed, to treat male hypogonadism.  ...read moreSource: reutersShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

Man found shot dead on Sydney footpath

Man found shot dead on Sydney footpath

Police have found a man, believed to be in his 40s, shot dead on a footpath in Sydney's inner-west.   ...read moreSource: skyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

The Unexpected Place With a Big Littering Problem

The Unexpected Place With a Big Littering Problem

KATMANDU, Nepal (TheBlaze/AP) — Litterbugs, beware: Nepal is making new rules to persuade trekkers to clean up after themselves on Mount Everest, in the hopes of clearing the tons of ...read more Source: the blazeShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

Putin: 'Yanukovych Has No Future'

Putin: 'Yanukovych Has No Future'

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said that deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych had no political future but asserted he was legally still head of state. "I think that he ...read more Source: breitbartShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in...

Russian troops fire warning shots

Russian soldiers have fired warning shots into the air as Ukrainian troops marched on an air base in Crimea. ...read more Source: skyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

Pistorius witness 'heard screams'

Pistorius witness 'heard screams'

A witness in the Pistorius trial heard 'bloodcurdling screams' on the night he allegedly shot his girlfriend   ...read moreSource: skyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

Standoff mounts in Crimea as international community censures Russia

Standoff mounts in Crimea as international community censures Russia

Putin continues to defend his actions against Ukraine   ...read moreSource: salonShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

11 Times Russian Leaders Condemned The Use Of Force Without U.N. Approval

11 Times Russian Leaders Condemned The Use Of Force Without U.N. Approval

On Saturday Russian President Vladimir Putin got approval from his senate to send combat troops to Ukraine. But he has made it very clear in the past that no war ...read more Source: buzzfeedShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

Syrian Islamists Cut Off Accused Thief's Hand, Post Photos on Twitter

Syrian Islamists Cut Off Accused Thief's Hand, Post Photos on Twitter

Militants from the Islamist State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) used a large sword to cut off an accused thief's hand and posted live photographs of the amputation on Twitter. ...read moreSource: breitbartShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new...

Japan Warns China over Island Landing

Japan Warns China over Island Landing

Japan would respond with force if any attempt is made to land on disputed islands, PM Shinzo Abe has warned. His comments came as eight Chinese government ships sailed near East China Sea islands that both nations claim. A flotilla of 10 fishing boats carrying Japanese activists was also reported to be in the area, as well as the Japanese coastguard. Mr Abe was...

Beer: Its What’s For Dinner

Beer: Its What’s For Dinner

Beer flavour 'triggers urge to get drunk'The flavour of beer is enough to trigger the urge to get drunk, according to a new story. Even the merest taste of beer causes the release of chemicals in the brain which make us want to drink more and become intoxicated, scientists found. Scans of volunteers' brains revealed that levels of dopamine become noticeably...

Its A Small World

Its A Small World

Think Your Home’s Small? Look At Hong Kong’s Illegal MicroapartmentsComplaints about needing more shoe storage or having no space for your third bike? Please. In Hong Kong, the price per square foot averages $1,300.A “small apartment” in New York means under 300 square feet. In Hong Kong, that square-footage count routinely dips into double digits. With...

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