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Finally! Passport Reveals True Spelling of Muammar ‘Gathafi’s’ Last Name

The spelling of Muammar Gaddafi’s last name has long been a mystery, with different news organizations employing different standards, such as Gaddafi, Kadafi, Qaddafi and Kaddafi. In fact, a 2009 ABC news story found a whopping 112 different ways one could spell the despot’s name.

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World’s Oldest Person, Besse Cooper, Turns 115

For a brief millisecond exactly 115 years ago, Besse Cooper was the youngest person in the world. Over a century later, she’s the oldest.

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David Letterman Threatened on Jihadist Website [VIDEO]

The FBI is investigating a threat made against talk show host David Letterman on a popular Internet destination for radical Muslims.

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Yikes! Amazon UK Sees Giant Spike in Sales of Aluminum Bats, Clubs During London Riots

As the London enters another day of rioting, looters and bystanders have taken to the web to arm themselves. Amazon’s UK site has seen scary-high spikes in sales of blunt objects over the past 24 hours, including a 50,000% spike in clubs and a more than 35,000% spike among different aluminum baseball bat models.

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What Are the Most Depressed Countries in the World?

According to a multi-national survey of over 9,000 adults by the World Health Organization, France and the United States are the two most mentally depressed countries in the world.

Twenty-one percent of French citizens have had a major depressive episode, followed by the United States, at 19.2 percent. Belgium, New Zealand and The Netherlands are also among world’s most depressed nations, by this metric.

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Army Approves Women In Combat Units

Just Watch the video to find out for yourself. This is a historic moment for the Army.

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Britain May Increase Recommendations for Healthy Alcohol Consumption

The Commons Science and Technology Committee in the United Kingdom is considering increasing its guidelines for healthy alcohol consumption, which currently state men shouldn’t routinely drink more than four units of alcohol a day — about two pints of beer — and women should limit themselves to three units — a large glass of wine.

Doctors have cast doubts on the recommendations, put in place by the Royal College of Physicians in 1987.

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Category: Health, World News
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Leopard Attacks and Injures 11 People in India [VIDEO]

11 people in India were mauled by a leopard after the animal wandered into a village in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district, ‘Today‘ reports.

Six villagers, a policeman and four forest officials were hurt as they attempted to drive the animal into a wildlife sanctuary.

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USA Women Advance To The World Cup!

The USA Women's Soccer team came out on top in what was supposed to be one of the toughest matches for the United States.  USA over France today 3-1 with 2 goals coming in the last 10 minutes of the game!

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New ‘Superbug’ Strain of Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics
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New ‘Superbug’ Strain of Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics

Gonorrhea, a bacterial sexually transmitted infection, used to be easily treated with antibiotics. But now, a "superbug" strain of the STD has been found in Japan and scientists fear it could become a global public health threat.

"Since antibiotics became the standard treatment for gonorrhea in the 1940s, this bacterium has shown a remarkable capacity to develop resistance mechanisms to all drugs introduced to control it," said Magnus Unemo of the Swedish Reference Laboratory for Pathogenic Neisseria, who discovered the strain with Japanese colleagues.

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Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World Is Shutting Down [VIDEO]
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Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World Is Shutting Down [VIDEO]

Amid allegations of widespread phone hacking, the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World is shutting down after 168 years of operation.

The weekly British tabloid, called the largest English-language newspaper in the world, is accused of illegally accessing the cell phone messages of up to 4,000 victims -- all to gain salacious headlines.

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Strauss-Kahn’s House Arrest Lifted as Case Faces Possible Dismissal

The sexual assault case against former International Monetary Fund Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn faced possible collapse Friday after credibility issues arose with the woman who alleged assault against him. The issues resulted in the French politician being released from house arrest.

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