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The Cult of Desteni - Beliefs & practices - part 4

See http://destenicult.blogspot.com for more information. Final episode of a critical review of beliefs and practices of the South Africa-based cult of Deste...
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THE TESTIMONY Documentary: Capturing Congo’s Largest Rape Trial with Dir. Vanessa Block

THE TESTIMONY chronicles the largest rape trial in Congo's history, offering an unprecedented glimpse into the lives of civilians who were systematically rap...
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State IG: Classified email found from Powell, Rice tenures

State IG: Classified email found from Powell, Rice tenures | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The State Department watchdog has found that former Secretary of State Colin Powell and the immediate staff of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also received classified national security information on their personal email accounts, a senior House Democrat said Thursday.
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Kik messaging app scrutinized in wake of Va. teen's murder

Kik messaging app scrutinized in wake of Va. teen's murder | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Federal authorities and parents are scrutinizing a popular teen messaging app following the murder of a Virginia teen who may have met her killer via the anonymous chat system. 
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Study: Oil field operations caused California earthquakes

Study: Oil field operations caused California earthquakes | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have reported that the underground disposal of wastewater from oil drilling has probably triggered earthquakes in California, a problem already rattling nerves in Oklahoma and other states. Researchers on Thursday tied a September 2005 swarm of moderate earthquakes in Kern County to three wastewater disposal wells nearby. The wells opened between 2001 and 2005, rapidly increasing the amount of wastewater ...
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Woman may face jail time for refusing to do housework

Woman may face jail time for refusing to do housework | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it

As a result, he and his family have been "forced to live in conditions with poor hygiene" for the past two years. He argues that food, which could have been used, has gone to waste.

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‘Portal To Hell’ House Where Family Was ‘Possessed By Demons’ Is Knocked Down

‘Portal To Hell’ House Where Family Was ‘Possessed By Demons’ Is Knocked Down | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it

People claim to have seen mysterious figures within the house - and to have been attacked by invisible beings.

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Convicted Maryland killer in 'Serial' podcast seeks new trial

Convicted Maryland killer in 'Serial' podcast seeks new trial | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it

The killing was the subject of "Serial" in October 2014. The podcast, released by public radio station WBEZ in Chicago, has been downloaded more than 68 million times, CBS reported last year.

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Tortured Italian student died 'slow death': Egypt official

Tortured Italian student died 'slow death': Egypt official | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it

News of the slaying and evidence of torture spurred diplomatic tensions.

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Two Israelis jailed for burning Palestinian teen alive

Two Israelis jailed for burning Palestinian teen alive | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it

The two Israelis sentenced were minors at the time of the chilling attack in which they and a third man snatched Mohammed Abu Khdeir, 16, from an east Jerusalem street then killed him.

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'Gay conversion' therapists find safe haven in Israel

'Gay conversion' therapists find safe haven in Israel | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it

Clients also include Jewish teenagers from the U.S. and other countries who attend post-high school study programs at Orthodox seminaries in Israel.

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The Latest: Prosecutor talks about heir's proposed sentence

The Latest: Prosecutor talks about heir's proposed sentence | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it

Durst pleaded guilty Wednesday to a weapons charge and agreed to seven years and a month in prison.

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U.N. Peacekeepers Accused of Attacking Women in Central African Republic

U.N. Peacekeepers Accused of Attacking Women in Central African Republic | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it

All of the survivors were living in camps for internally displaced citizens at the time of the attacks. More than three years of sectarian violence has left roughly 6,000 dead and millions more in need of aid.  “In a country where armed groups routinely...

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Constitution Check: What does the “Take Care Clause” mean?

Constitution Check: What does the “Take Care Clause” mean? | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it

THE STATEMENTS AT ISSUE: “The Justices will confront the fundamental tension of the Obama years: whether the president is using the substantial powers of his office to propel the nation past political gridlock or whether he has ignored constitutional...

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'The Testimony' Chronicles the Largest Rape Tribunal in the Congo | Mass Appeal

'The Testimony' Chronicles the Largest Rape Tribunal in the Congo | Mass Appeal | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
First-time filmmaker Vanessa Block discusses her short doc, 'The Testimony' and gender-based violence in war-torn Congo.
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Protection from middle-school whooping cough vaccine fades fast

Protection from middle-school whooping cough vaccine fades fast | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
The protection offered by middle-school whooping cough vaccines fades with each passing year, leaving teens vulnerable to infection as they age, a new study finds. 
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The Lives and Lies of a Professional Impostor

The Lives and Lies of a Professional Impostor | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it

He's a proper Villain.  He's just got flair.

 

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US drone strike kills top Qaeda chief in south Yemen

US drone strike kills top Qaeda chief in south Yemen | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it

A tribal source also confirmed the death of Belaidi following contact with AQAP militants in the area.

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Michigan emails show officials knew of Flint water disease risk

Michigan emails show officials knew of Flint water disease risk | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it

A spokesman for Snyder could not be reached for comment. "Are we to believe that a top staffer with years of experience would not inform Governor Snyder of a possibly deadly situation?

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Woman who turned in Paris attack ringleader feels 'abandoned'

Woman who turned in Paris attack ringleader feels 'abandoned' | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it

He said they were "spread around everywhere in the Paris region".

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Police raid Connecticut home, find human skulls, coffin, and Santeria alter

Police raid Connecticut home, find human skulls, coffin, and Santeria alter | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it
Police in Bridgeport, Connecticut thought they might be investigating a possible heroin ring, but what they found was a man who calls himself a "high priest" of Santeria, the ritualistic, sacrificial religious cult.
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New York City real estate heir, Robert Durst, faces murder charge

New York City real estate heir, Robert Durst, faces murder charge | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it

Real estate heir and murder suspect Robert Durst pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge in New Orleans on Wednesday, setting the stage for his return to California to face charges in the 2000 death of a longtime friend.

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Charges brought against four protesters still occupying Oregon wildlife refuge

The occupation began on Jan.2, when Bundy and other followers took over buildings at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in remote eastern Oregon in a protest against federal control over millions of [...]...

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Woman charged in teen's death says she, too, was bullied

Woman charged in teen's death says she, too, was bullied | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it

The similarities emerged in a Blacksburg courtroom Thursday as Keepers and her lawyer argued that she should be released on bail while she awaits trial for allegedly helping plan Lovell's slaying and then improperly dumping her body just across the...

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Zika fear reignites Brazil's abortion debate

Zika fear reignites Brazil's abortion debate | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it

But fear over the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus -- believed to cause microcephaly where the head is abnormally small -- could spark change.

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Is This Ancient Greek ‘Laptop’ Proof That Time Travel Is Real?

Is This Ancient Greek ‘Laptop’ Proof That Time Travel Is Real? | Archaeology, Culture, Religion and Spirituality | Scoop.it

‘I am not saying that this is depicting an ancient laptop computer,’ said YouTuber StillSpeakingOut.

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