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Syria says it will never give up ‘even if there is World War III’

Syria said Wednesday it had taken “every measure” to retaliate if hit by a feared US-led military strike and would never give in, even if a third world war erupts. In an exclusive interview with AFP, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Muqdad also insisted that Russia had not wavered in its…

India might ban the use of animals at circuses

India is considering a ban on the use of all animals used in circuses after activists said Wednesday they discovered elephants and horses shackled for long periods, dogs housed in tiny cages and drunk trainers. The Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI), a statutory advisory body, said it has recommended…

Obama: ‘I didn’t set a red line’ on Syria, ‘the world set a red line’

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday said the world had set “a red line” for Syria and the international community’s credibility was at stake if it did not take action against the regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Obama made the remarks after arriving in Sweden for a two-day visit,…

Prominent marijuana activist ‘Jenny Kush’ killed by alleged drunk driver

Marijuana activist Jennifer Friede was killed Saturday night when the vehicle she was riding in was struck by an alleged a drunk driver heading south on a northbound lane on Interstate 25 near Denver. Friede, who was known in marijuana advocacy circles as “Jenny Kush,” was pronounced dead at the…

Right-wing attorney: ‘Clownish’ transgender people the ‘laughing stock’ of the LGBT movement

The heads of a conservative law firm believe that transgender individuals are “clownish” and the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell encouraged gay soldiers to rape their colleagues. Wednesday during their “Faith and Freedom” video series on YouTube, Mat Staver and Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel discussed the transformation…

Missouri man faces new charges after shooting canoer he caught urinating on property line

Steelville, Missouri homeowner James Crocker, already under arrest after shooting a man he believed to be a trespasser point-blank in the face, now faces additional charges related to the incident. The incident, which cost Paul Franklin Dart his life, began after Dart and his family rented canoes and embarked down…

Putin: Edward Snowden ‘condemned himself to a rather difficult life’

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who received asylum in Russia, is a “strange guy” who condemned himself to a difficult fate. “You know, I sometimes thought about him, he is a strange guy,” ex-KGB spy Putin said in an interview with state-run Channel One…

Australian postal workers will no longer be sacked for using their work email to send porn

Emailing pornography on work addresses should not automatically be considered a sackable offence, an Australian workplace tribunal has ruled. The Fair Work Commission made the decision after considering a case in which three postal workers were fired after it was found they used work email addresses to send or distribute…

Conjoined twins in India successfully separated with tireless help from 40 specialists

Doctors declared Wednesday that a pair of formerly conjoined twins were healthy and happy after they were successfully separated in a marathon “nerve-wracking” operation in India by a team of 40 specialists. The one-year-old girls from Nigeria, sporting matching bright pink dresses, sat patiently on their parents’ laps as doctors…

Putin vows no anti-LGBT discrimination at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday vowed there would be no discrimination against gays at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, despite a storm of controversy over a new law banning the dissemination of gay “propaganda” to minors. In an interview with Channel One television, Putin dismissed speculation about the…

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