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Israel rains fire on Gaza with phosphorus shells

Israel is believed to be using controversial white phosphorus shells to screen its assault on the heavily populated Gaza Strip yesterday. The weapon, used by British and US forces in Iraq, can cause horrific burns but is not illegal if used as a smokescreen.

As the Israeli army stormed to the edges of Gaza City and the Palestinian death toll topped 500, the tell-tale shells could be seen spreading tentacles of thick white smoke to cover the troops’ advance. “These explosions are fantastic looking, and produce a great deal of smoke that blinds the enemy so that our forces can move in,” said one Israeli security expert. Burning blobs of phosphorus would cause severe injuries to anyone caught beneath them and force would-be snipers or operators of remote-controlled booby traps to take cover. Israel admitted using white phosphorus during its 2006 war with Lebanon.

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China Not Alone In Internet Regulation.

US President Barack Obama asked China to abandon the so-called practice of “internet censorship” during his China trip last month, calling for the freedom of expression and non-censored internet.

However, internet censorship is far from an issue of black and white. Even in Obama’s own country, whether to censor the internet or not is under intense debate.

Two federal laws intended to censor offensive online content were passed at the turn of this millennium, while four states -- New York, New Mexico, Michigan and Virginia have passed Internet censorship legislation restricting/banning online distribution of material deemed "harmful to minors" since 1996.

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UK: Government Anti-Terrorism Strategy 'Spies' On Innocent

The government programme aimed at preventing Muslims from being lured into violent extremism is being used to gather intelligence about innocent people who are not suspected of involvement in terrorism, the Guardian has learned.

The information the authorities are trying to find out includes political and religious views, information on mental health, sexual activity and associates, and other sensitive information, according to documents seen by the Guardian. Other documents reveal that the intelligence and information can be stored until the people concerned reach the age of 100.

Tonight Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, branded it the biggest spying programme in Britain in modern times and an affront to civil liberties.

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Bluff Your Way To The 2010 WSOP Ladies Event

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A Tsunami Caused Near 100 Deaths In The Pacific

Sept. 30, 2009 - A 8.0 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that has caused about 100 deaths and left dozens injured in the tropical islands of Samoa and American Samoa.

The Samoan Center for Disaster Management officially reported 75 deaths but said that the final death toll could be above 100.

Police in American Samoa, a territory that belongs to the U.S. has reported that at least 14 people were killed in that area of the archipelago.

The earthquake occurred yesterday at 6:48 local time (17:48 GMT), when many island residents were preparing to go to work and children going to school. In Samoa, 5 feet waves hit the shore in Apia, capital of the island, and up to 10 feet waves were recorded in other nearby areas.

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Conspiracy Nation v. The Swine Flu Vaccine

I wanted to write an article about the paranoia around the Swine Flu Vaccine when I found this article written by Emily Gertz in H+ Magazine, and thought "what else could I add?".

Nice debunking work, Emily.

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Brazilian Army Reports Having Found Bodies Of AF447 Passengers

June 6, 2008 - The Brazilian army has reported today having found the first bodies of victims of the Air France 447 disaster which occured last Sunday when the Airbus 330 traveling from Brazil to France crashed in the Atlantic for currently unknown reasons.

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Obama in Cairo: Words, Words, Words

June 05, 2009 - He talks the talk – but will he walk the walk? by Justin Raimondo

The Obama fan club – and by this I mean the media, of course – is already hailing our President’s Cairo speech as the latter-day equivalent of the Sermon on the Mount, and there is no doubt that it was a splendid performance.

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France Bans The Use Of Mobile Phones In Primary School

The Sarkozy's government wants to limit health risks, despite having no evidence to prove the dangers of electromagnetic radiation

The French government will ban the use of mobile phone in primary school (for children up to twelve years) for health reasons. The measure aims to protect children from possible harm of electromagnetic waves emissions although the effects of these devices have not yet been determined.

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North Korea Threatens To Attack South Korea

North Korea has launched the sixth short-range missile in three days and declared not being bound anymore by the ceasefire agreement signed in 1953.

According to the South Korean agency Yonhap, Pyongyang has indicated that North Korea does no longer consider itself bound by the ceasefire signed in 1953 by both nations after the Korean War and does not exclude military actions against South Korea.

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