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Syria hands over plan for Aleppo ceasefire, readies for prisoner exchange

Syria hands over plan for Aleppo ceasefire, readies for prisoner exchange | General | Scoop.it
The Syrian government is ready to negotiate a ceasefire agreement with opposition forces in the flashpoint city of Aleppo, Foreign Minister Walid Moallem has said.

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A POSITIVE BREAKTHROUGH OF THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT:

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Families of Benghazi victims press for House select committee to investigate attack

Families of Benghazi victims press for House  select committee to investigate attack | General | Scoop.it
Three family members of victims of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack demanded Monday that House Speaker John Boehner create a select committee to investigate the deadly attack that killed four Americans.
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Rape suspect stoned to death by irate mob

Rape suspect stoned to death by irate mob | General | Scoop.it
A suspected rapist has been stoned to death in a case of vigilante justice in South Africa.

The 32-year-old perp was dragged from a bar in a settlement in Cape Town, beaten with sticks, then stoned to death, reports SABC News.com.
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Boycott? President Obama Declines To Attend Sochi Winter Olympics

Boycott? President Obama Declines To Attend Sochi Winter Olympics | General | Scoop.it
Neither President Barack Obama nor Vice President Joe Biden, nor their wives, will attend the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Is it a U.S. boycott? (Boycott?
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Warning flags for the Tea Party and Democrats in 2014

Warning flags for the Tea Party and Democrats in 2014 | General | Scoop.it
As voters cast ballots Tuesday, warning signs flared for the Tea Party and the Democrats about the midterm elections in 2014--with Obamacare once again emerging as the defining issue. A look ahead.
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Obama gets worst ratings of his presidency, poll finds | Latino Times

Obama gets worst ratings of his presidency, poll finds | Latino Times | General | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — The American public is unusually pessimistic about the direction of the country and increasingly fed up with Washington gridlock, a sour mood reflected in the worst disapproval ratings for President Barack Obama since he took office nearly...
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Libya, Syria, ObamaCare and Iran Nuke deal have left President Obama politically bankrupt.  

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With Nelson Mandela's death the ANC has lost the glue that kept it together @investorseurope Mauritius Stock Brokers

With Nelson Mandela's death the ANC has lost the glue that kept it together @investorseurope Mauritius Stock Brokers | General | Scoop.it
William Gumede: After a temporary bounce the ruling party is likely to fragment – and that could be good news for South African democracy

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Judge strikes down North Carolina ultrasound abortion law

Judge strikes down North Carolina ultrasound abortion law | General | Scoop.it
A North Carolina law that made women who wanted an abortion get an ultrasound and have the image described to them is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled.

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Deadly attacks rock Somali capital

Deadly attacks rock Somali capital | General | Scoop.it
At least eight deaths reported in blasts and firefight between attackers and security officers in Mogadishu.
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Solar eclipse to sweep Africa, Europe and US on Sunday

Solar eclipse to sweep Africa, Europe and US on Sunday | General | Scoop.it
?Solar eclipse to sweep Africa, Europe and US on Sunday http://t.co/ZpQ4axBiwV
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BREAKING NEWS: Syrian rebels execute over 80 civilians outside Damascus: ‘ Christian, Druze and Alawi members of families stuffed into live bakery ovens to burn them to death.

BREAKING NEWS: Syrian rebels execute over 80 civilians outside Damascus: ‘ Christian, Druze and Alawi members of families stuffed into live bakery ovens to burn them to death. | General | Scoop.it
Over 80 civilians in a town northwest of the Syrian capital of Damascus have been executed by Islamist rebels, sources within the Syrian military told RT. Many others were kidnapped to be used as human shields.
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Changes made for gay couples applying for federal college loans

Changes made for gay couples applying for federal college loans | General | Scoop.it
Legally married gay couples applying for federal college loans will be given the same rights and opportunities as their straight married classmates, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday.
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The new VAT gap suggests UK GDP may be understated by up to 10% and tax evasion has to exceed £70 billion

The new VAT gap suggests UK GDP may be understated by up to 10% and tax evasion has to exceed £70 billion | General | Scoop.it
I've just realised HMRC issued a new VAT gap estimate late last week.

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Hindi film subtitles translate into successful literacy project for India | The National

Hindi film subtitles translate into successful literacy project for India | The National | General | Scoop.it

With the simple addition of subtitles to Bollywood films, barely literate Indians are instinctively attempting to read as they watch their favourite movies on television.


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