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Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist

Posted on the October 30th, 2014 under General News by

A Palestinian protester fires a homemade weapon towards Israeli security forces during clashes in east JerusalemBy Luke Baker JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising. The Al-Aqsa compound, or Temple Mount, a holy site at the heart of the latest violence, was shut down for almost an entire day to all visitors as a security precaution. It was the first full closure of the site, venerated by both Jews and Muslims, in 14 years. Late on Thursday Israeli police reopened the complex. …



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New Crash Test Dummy To Gain Pounds To Reflect Fatalities Among Obese

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Obese occupants of a vehicle are up to 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash than someone of average weight, says the CEO of Humanetics, the world’s largest maker of crash test dummies.

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Decriminalising drugs ‘halved Portugal’s heroin problem’ – BBC News

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Decriminalising drugs 'halved Portugal's heroin problem'
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The decriminalisation of drugs in Portugal has "halved" the problem of heroin abuse since the late 1990s, the country's national coordinator on drugs and drug addiction has said. In 2001, the socialist government changed the law to turn possession of drugs …
Home Office: No decision taken on toughening law against poppersPinkNews
The graph that shows what happens when you decriminalise drugsMirror.co.uk
Row erupts in government over UK's drug control policyOnMedica
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Moving Past The Password, But At What Cost?

Posted on the October 30th, 2014 under General News by

Apps working with a new Twitter service would simply ask for your phone number instead of a password. In exchange, the company would get some of the most valuable information about you.

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Navajo Nation Presidential Candidate Suspends Campaign

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After the latest in a flurry of decisions on whether his lack of fluency in the Navajo language disqualifies him from the presidential ballot, Chris Deschene’s candidacy is now in limbo.

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Tunisia’s Secularists Victorious In Parliamentary Vote

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The Nidda Tounes (Tunisia Calls) party won just under 40 percent of the seats, beating out the ruling Islamist Ennahda party.

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Ukraine gas supplies in doubt as Russia seeks EU payment deal

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Russian Energy Minister Novak arrives for gas talks between the European Union, Russia and Ukraine at the EU Commission headquarters in BrusselsBy Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Ukraine's efforts to unblock deliveries of Russian gas as winter sets in were deadlocked on Thursday as Moscow's negotiators were quoted demanding firmer commitments from the European Union to cover Kiev's pre-payments for energy. EU-hosted talks were adjourned after running late into the night, Energy Minister Alexander Novak and the head of Russian gas firm Gazprom told Russian news agencies. They would resume later in the day if Ukraine and the EU had a firm financing deal in place, Gazprom head Alexei Miller said. …



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