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Yuan going global: China, Singapore agree on direct currency trade

Yuan going global: China, Singapore agree on direct currency trade | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
China and Singapore have agreed to trade their currencies directly, making the Southeast Asian city - state another offshore hub for Chinese yuan.
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sound of the plants - part 1

for all who asking me for documentation material - just download the two following links: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/13690682/sotp_docu_material.zip https://dl...
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US resupplying Israel with ammunition even after condemning shelling of Gaza school

US resupplying Israel with ammunition even after condemning shelling of Gaza school | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
No sooner than the White House condemned the shelling of a United Nations-operated school in Gaza on Wednesday did news break that the Pentagon will supply the Israeli military with new ammunition to further their campaign on the war-ravaged city.
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Police officer fired for killing dog in front of 6-year-old owner

Police officer fired for killing dog in front of 6-year-old owner | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
A Chicago-area police officer who fatally shot a young dog in front of its 6-year-old owner on Friday was fired on Monday. Witnesses said the dog was not provoking the cops before it was shot.
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Washington DC police will not enforce handgun ban

Washington DC police will not enforce handgun ban | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
District of Columbia police officers were told Sunday to cease enforcing the city’s ban on carrying loaded handguns in public places. The guidance came shortly after a federal judge overturned the city’s gun-control law.
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Superpower for Hire: Rise of the Private Military - YouTube

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Two NH cops fired for excessive force against prisoner

Two NH cops fired for excessive force against prisoner | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Two police officers who used excessive force against a prisoner in 2009 have been fired. Two others have been punished as well. The Seabrook, NH incident was caught on camera and the video was released by the victim in January 2014.
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1.1 million UK households could be in ‘debt peril’ by 2018

1.1 million UK households could be in ‘debt peril’ by 2018 | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
A modest increase in interest rates could render almost 25 percent of UK households in severe financial stress, according to a report published on Thursday. The Bank of England (BOE) has confirmed that such rate hikes are imminent.
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Poll: 77% of U.S. Northwest are in Favor of GMO Labeling

Poll: 77% of U.S. Northwest are in Favor of GMO Labeling | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Written by Elizabeth Renter, Natural Society, July 22, 2014 Who wouldn’t want to know what’s in their food? In 2012, California voters decided they would rather remain blissfully unaware when it co...
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‘Snowden should be praised, not prosecuted’ – UN rights watchdog

‘Snowden should be praised, not prosecuted’ – UN rights watchdog | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights believes the world owes a “great deal” to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, saying he should not face trial for his revelations of sweeping state surveillance as they have served the public interest.
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Snowden - Whistleblower as Hero.

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Detroit police chief attributes armed citizens with drop in crime

Detroit police chief attributes armed citizens with drop in crime | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Statistics show that Detroit, Michigan is seeing a drop with regards to certain types of robberies, and the city’s top cop attributes that new trend to the Motown residents who are taking up arms.
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Sexual abuse rampant in British overseas territory, report covered-up

Sexual abuse rampant in British overseas territory, report covered-up | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Child sexual abuse, domestic violence and sexual exploitation are rife on the British overseas territory of St. Helena, according to a charity group’s report which was suppressed.
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Crowds protest BBC biased reporting on Gaza (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Crowds protest BBC biased reporting on Gaza (PHOTOS, VIDEO) | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Protests against BBC coverage of Israeli military operation against the Palestinian refugee population in the Gaza strip are erupting across the UK, with thousands joining a call for fair, unbiased and contextual reporting of the events on the ground.
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UFO Sightings: Area 51 exists and there were strange goings on admit CIA

UFO Sightings: Area 51 exists and there were strange goings on admit CIA | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
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Are they our UFOs or "theirs" or both?

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Bolivia declares Israel ‘terrorist state’, scraps visa exemption agreement

Bolivia declares Israel ‘terrorist state’, scraps visa exemption agreement | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Bolivia has declared Israel to be a “terrorist state” and renounced a visa exemption agreement with the country in protest over the ongoing Israeli military offense in Gaza which already killed more than 1,300 dead and left over 7,000 wounded.
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NSA sued over fears that former director is selling secrets

NSA sued over fears that former director is selling secrets | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
The National Security Agency has received its fair share of lawsuits since former contractor Edward Snowden began to disclose secret documents last year, and now the NSA is being taken to court for failing to produce files about its former director.
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New figures show 9/11 cancer cases have doubled among first-responders

New figures show 9/11 cancer cases have doubled among first-responders | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
The number of emergency workers and first responders who have developed different types of cancer after being at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has doubled since last year.
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Why are Americans Flocking to Fight for Israel? - YouTube

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Russian Interior Ministry offers $111k to crack TOR network

Russian Interior Ministry offers $111k to crack TOR network | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Russia’s Interior Ministry is offering $111k for a technological solution that would allow police officers to identify internet surfers who are using the TOR anonymizer network, which has been rapidly growing in popularity inside the country.
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Women, children, UN staff killed in shelling of school in Gaza

Women, children, UN staff killed in shelling of school in Gaza | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Women, children and UN staff were among those killed during the shelling of a UN-run school in northern Gaza, in which hundreds of people had taken refuge. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed outrage and horror at the tragedy.
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Michigan cops go on trial after shooting dog in front of owner (VIDEO)

Michigan cops go on trial after shooting dog in front of owner (VIDEO) | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
The fatal shooting of a dog by law enforcement officers in Michigan late last year was premeditated, according to the attorney of the pet’s owner.
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UK collects extra £1bn in taxes from wealthy since 2009

UK collects extra £1bn in taxes from wealthy since 2009 | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
The United Kingdom’s tax authority, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), has collected £1 billion in extra taxes since 2009 after stepping up going after tax avoidance, evasion, and fraud.
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Microsoft announces biggest layoff in history, cutting 18,000 jobs

Microsoft announces biggest layoff in history, cutting 18,000 jobs | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Microsoft will cut a record 18,000 jobs next year, as the company’s new CEO Satya Nadella seeks to boost efficiency, according to a company memo on Thursday.
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Fox owner Murdoch wants to buy CNN parent company too

Fox owner Murdoch wants to buy CNN parent company too | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
The media empire administered by billionaire Rupert Murdoch would have grown exponentially had Time Warner Inc. accepted an impressive offer last month to be bought by Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox.
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British ISIS fighter killed by Iraqi soldiers – reports

British ISIS fighter killed by Iraqi soldiers – reports | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
A young British man who went to fight in Syria has been shot dead, according to social media reports, after exchanging intense gunfire with Iraqi troops.
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Three New JPMorgan IT Deaths Include Alleged Murder-Suicide

Three New JPMorgan IT Deaths Include Alleged Murder-Suicide | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
By Russ Martens and Pam Martens: July 14, 2014 Julian and Alita Knott: From Alita Knott's Public Facebook Page Since December of last year, JPMorgan Chase
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​‘No joke’: Germany mulls using typewriters to combat US snooping

​‘No joke’: Germany mulls using typewriters to combat US snooping | THE  SPOT | Scoop.it
Amid the worsening Berlin-Washington spy row, German politicians are considering going back to old-fashioned manual typewriters for confidential documents to protect national secrets from American NSA spooks.
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