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Georgia’s ‘establishment’ Republicans pondering strategies to reduce Tea Party clout

Four years after Atlanta saw some of the earliest and biggest tea party rallies in the country, Georgia’s GOP establishment, including Gov. Nathan Deal, are pondering strategies to reduce the right-wing insurgency’s influence on next year’s primary election for a US Senate seat – and on the larger struggle for…

Thousands of hungry and scared Syrian refugees enter Iraq

Faced with brutal violence and soaring prices, thousands of Syrian Kurds have poured into Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, seeking respite from privation and fighting between Kurdish fighters and jihadists. The sudden influx of Syrians across the border, the vast majority of them women, children or elderly, has forced the UN…

Artist Gregory Kloehn turns $1,000 dumpster into tiny home

There’s nothing trashy about Gregory Kloehn’s Brooklyn pied-a-terre: a live-in dumpster that sleeps two with ease, hosts impromptu barbecue parties and sports its own sundeck. It’s the California artist’s tin-can contribution to the tiny-house movement that’s prompting many Americans to ask if bigger really is better when it comes to…

Russian anti-gay laws ‘mustn’t affect’ Olympic Winter Games: IOC president Jacques Rogge

Jacques Rogge, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has insisted the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi must remain open to all despite the Russian government’s controversial anti-gay laws. “The International Olympic Committee is aware that sport is a human right and must be accessible to all, regardless of…

Argentina to boost beef production with IUD that prevents pregnant cows from reaching the slaughterhouse

An Argentinian veterinarian has designed a cheap and simple device that could revolutionize cattle husbandry on the pampas by preventing pregnant cows from reaching the slaughterhouse. Enrique Turin, a professor at the National University of Northwestern Buenos Aires, designed and is producing what he says is the world’s first bovine…

Senators call for Egypt aid cut after this week’s ‘massacre’

US lawmakers on Sunday called for cutting off military aid to Egypt after its security forces killed hundreds of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in a four-day “massacre.” US Senator John McCain, who called for suspending the $1.3 billion in annual aid to the military after it overthrew Morsi…

American al Qaeda militant urges attacks on U.S. diplomats

DUBAI (Reuters) – An American al Qaeda militant has called for more attacks on Western diplomats in the Arab world, praising the killers of the U.S. ambassador to Libya on September 11 last year, a U.S.-based monitoring group said on Sunday. Western nations shut embassies across the Middle East and…

Billionaire Saudi prince fires celebrity TV preacher for ‘extremist inclinations’ and links to the Muslim Brotherhood

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has fired a renowned Kuwaiti preacher and motivational speaker from the top job at the religious television channel he owns for what he described as “extremist inclinations” and links to the Muslim Brotherhood. Saudi Arabia has come out strongly in support…

Pakistani court acquits Muslim cleric in blasphemy case

A Pakistan court acquitted a Muslim cleric who accused a Christian girl of blasphemy before he himself was arrested on similar charges, a lawyer said. The girl, Rimsha Masih, was arrested in August 2012 for allegedly burning pages containing Koranic verses but the case against her, which drew widespread international…

More than 2,000 Idaho homes evacuated as wildfire approaches

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – A fast-moving central Idaho wildfire forced the evacuation of 2,250 homes near the tourist towns of Hailey and Ketchum as firefighters lost ground on Saturday against the blaze that also threatens the Sun Valley ski resort. Blaine County Sheriff Gene Ramsey called for…

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