Monthly Archives: December 2015

Christians are disappearing from the Middle East

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG Christains in Iraq were 1.5 million,but now, they are least than that by far.Why? because of persecution that is directed against Christians by ISIS. Perfumed smoke fills the aisle as the priest swings incense back and forth in the thurible, a small metal canister suspended from chains that holds the pungent smoke. It is something priest ...

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14 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Dubai

WRITTEN BY EDITOR KALAHAN DENG The desert playground of Dubai is a bit of an enigma. It’s part of the Muslim world, yet has a nightlife that rivals Sin City. It’s dripping with money, yet is built by impoverished slave labor. Middle-east and western values collide in this eclectic city of extremes. Many foreigners who visit are impressed by its ...

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Kuwait Airways scraps London-New York flight after dispute over Israeli passengers

Did Kuwait Airways just scrap an entire flight service to avoid carrying Israeli passengers? The airline has this week pulled its connection between New York’s JFK airport and London Heathrow after U.S. authorities threatened legal action over alleged discrimination. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in September warned the Kuwaiti carrier that it had “unlawfully discriminated” against a passenger using ...

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WHAT A MESS!CELEB PLASTIC SURGERY NIGHTMARES

WRITTEN BY EDITOR KALAHAN DENG How far do some people want to go in order to stay young and what a price they have to pay for their unrestrainable desires?Being a celebrity comes with a great deal of pressure to look PERFECT. To deal with this pressure, a lot of celebs decide to go down the plastic surgery route to ...

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2 killed in latest Chicago police officer-involved shooting

Chicago police — under intense scrutiny in recent months over officer-involved shootings — were involved in another on Saturday morning, an incident that left two people dead, police said. The latest officer-involved shooting happened around 4:30 a.m. (5:30 a.m. ET) Saturday near West Garfield Park, Chicago police spokeswoman Ana Pacheco said. In a later press release, police explained that officers ...

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15 charged in India for lynch killing of Muslim man and seriously injuring his son who allegedly ate beef

Police in India have charged 15 people with murder in connection with the killing of a Muslim man for allegedly eating beef. In September, a mob attacked Mohammad Akhlaq, a 50-year-old blacksmith, for allegedly eating and storing beef at his home. His was one of the two Muslim households in that neighborhood of more than 6,000 people. The incident took ...

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14 killed as tornadoes, storms pound Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas

The calendar says it’s nearly Christmas, but the damage looks more like spring. A powerful storm system roared across parts of the South, claiming at least 14 lives in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas and injuring scores more. The Storm Prediction Center said at least 14 tornadoes hit Mississippi on Wednesday, but a single twister did most of the damage. It ...

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Miss Universe 2015: Was it a stunt to name wrong winner?

You may not have seen Sunday night’s Miss Universe pageant to have heard about host Steve Harvey’s major gaffe in naming, then crowning, the wrong contestant as the winner. The embarrassing blunder has been making the rounds on social media for the last 18 hours, sending #MissUniverse2015 skyrocketing to the top of the list of topics trending on Twitter. Of ...

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Outrage, but not surprise over ‘affluenza’ teen on the lam

Disgusted, yes. Shocked, no. That’s what Kevin McConnell feels after learning that Ethan Couch — the teenager who killed four people and injured several others, including McConnell’s then 12-year-old son Lucas, while driving drunk on a Texas road — is on the lam. In the McConnells’ view, Couch was never held accountable. Not meeting with his probation officer and fleeing ...

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Miss Puerto Rico suspended after anti-Muslim tweets

Miss Puerto Rico 2015 has been suspended indefinitely for posting a series of anti-Muslim messages on Twitter. Destiny Velez tweeted filmmaker Michael Moore last week after he launched a campaign that encouraged people to make signs saying “We are all Muslim” and post photographs of themselves holding the signs online. Her Twitter page has since been taken down, and Velez ...

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