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“Doomsday” clock pushed forward amidst fears of nuclear conflict

Created in 1947 to represent the relative closeness of the threat of nuclear disaster, the clock's face has been adjusted twenty times.

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After five years, Mexico still in the grip of drug war

The Mexican government has lost control of the situation and turned the country into a battlefield.

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Chilling discovery: Arctic ice releases deadly greenhouse gas

Methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, has been found by scientists in deadly, bubbling plumes on the surface of the Arctic Ocean.

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UN summit talks global warming

2011 is, so far, the world's tenth warmest year on record, despite the warming being masked by cooling La Nina conditions.

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In Libya, Al Qaeda banner flies over Benghazi: false flags or true colors?

Al Qaeda's black flag was recently spotted flying atop the Libyan city of Benghazi's courthouse, according to news reports and video footage posted on the Internet.

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Canadian lawmaker urges government to bar Cheney

Canadian legislator Don Davies is asking his government to deny the entry of Dick Cheney into Canada because the former U.S. vice president enagaged in torture, genocide and human rights vioaltions.

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CIA presence provokes fear in Mexico

A controversy has arisen over  U.S. agents operating in Mexico, with the full cooperation of the right-wing government of President Felipe Calderon.

Afghanistan: anatomy of a hit

The assassination of Ahmed Wali Karzai in Kandahar is one of those moments when the long and bloody Afghanistan war comes into focus.

Serbian refugee situation still a big problem

Serbia harbors more refugees than any other European country.

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War crimes and the bombing of Libya

Are we being dragged into a war  whose means violate the Geneva Conventions?  It is hard not to answer that question in anything but the affirmative.

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