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Greek referendum live blog-as it happened-Closed

Greece votes NO as 92% of the votes have been counted. Closing remarks: Greece’s future now remains most uncertain at this might mean that it will leave the Eurozone, although a majority of the population does not wish to. PM Tsipras will have a mandate to take to Brussels and have a hand to see where negotiations will take his country. The current situation on … Continue reading Greek referendum live blog-as it happened-Closed

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Thousands march in Moscow to mourn Nemtsov

More then 20,000 people took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday to protest the death of Boris Nemtsov, an outspoken critique of Putin and the war in Ukraine last week. The persuasive feeling is that the Nemtsov’s death was a political murder at the hands of Putin and his ruling party, although Putin had called the killing ‘vile’ and something aimed at hurting the … Continue reading Thousands march in Moscow to mourn Nemtsov

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PIGAPICHA- Nairobi photography exhibition at the UBC MOA

Vancouver, B.C.- An exhibition named PIGAPICHA is currently still on at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, and it is an illustrious historical journey-through photos- of Kenyan pop-culture in the last 100 years. A collection of around 180 photographs that were taken either on the streets of Nairobi, or carefully staged in studies shows the developing nature of popular culture since 1910. “MOA has always … Continue reading PIGAPICHA- Nairobi photography exhibition at the UBC MOA

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200-year old Buddhist mummified monk found in Lotus position

A Mongolian newspaper has reported that a 200 year old monk that still remains in a Lotus meditating position was found intact in the Songinokhairkhan province of Mongolia. Discovery News has said that the mummified monk who was found by accident was covered in animal skin, cow hides more exactly which most likely played a role in its preservation. Another source says: ‘Experts that only had time to carry basic … Continue reading 200-year old Buddhist mummified monk found in Lotus position

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Thank You for Your Service: How One Company Sues Soldiers Worldwide

by Paul Kiel, ProPublica, July 25, 2014, This article was co-published with The Washington Post. Army Spc. Angel Aguirre needed a washer and dryer. Money was tight, and neither Aguirre, 21, nor his wife had much credit history as they settled into life at Fort Carson in Colorado in 2010. That’s when he saw an ad for USA Discounters, guaranteeing loan approval for service members. … Continue reading Thank You for Your Service: How One Company Sues Soldiers Worldwide

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5000 Year Old Monument Found in Israel

A huge stone structure that is believed to be at least 5000 years old has been found by archaeologists in Israel. The site, which is about 500 feet wide, is only about 15 kilometres away from the Sea of Galilee. It was originally believed to be part of a stone wall that surrounded a city, however the more archaeologists dug through it the more obvious … Continue reading 5000 Year Old Monument Found in Israel

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Jack The Ripper’s True Identity Revealed Through DNA Evidence

After years of search and mystery in the gruesome murder of women in London’s late 19th streets, the identity of the infamous Jack The Ripper has been revealed by an amateur historian. After using the shawl of one of the victims- Catherine Eddowes- and the lineage of the descendants of one of the suspects it has been concluded that the murderer was a Polish Jew … Continue reading Jack The Ripper’s True Identity Revealed Through DNA Evidence

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UBC Professor of Philosophy Awarded 12 Miliion Dollar Grant

Paul Russel, a professor in philosophy at the University of British Columbia has been given a 12 million dollar grant(in Canadian dollars) from the Swedish government to continue his research in the study of morality and ethics. Although such grants are usually given to research in the sciences and medicine, the large sum which was awarded by the Swedes will fund the professors research in … Continue reading UBC Professor of Philosophy Awarded 12 Miliion Dollar Grant

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The Ongoing Egypt Exhibit at The British Museum

Although free admission to the British Museum’s most exciting Egypt exhibit began more than a few weeks ago it continues to attract large crowds. The exhibit which is mainly focused on the site of Jebel Sahaba, as well as numerous other points of interests dating from about 11,000 B.C. However the fun does not stop there, it also concentrates on the development of Ancient Egyptian Civilization … Continue reading The Ongoing Egypt Exhibit at The British Museum

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The World Commerorates The Start Of The First World War

100 years on, today the world commemorated the start of one of the most devastating and egregious events in human history. The First World War, which resulted in the deaths of countless, will be remembered as the most futile and utter and pointless waste of life the history of humanity has ever experienced. Leaders of various nations today commemorated the losses of their individual countries … Continue reading The World Commerorates The Start Of The First World War