US retail chain Walmart has apologised after baking a cake containing the flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group. A spokesman for the company told ABC News that it was sorry for the error, which occurred after staff at a local store failed to recognise the image. “An associate in a local […]

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has beheaded two women for the first time, in eastern Syria’s Deir Ezzor province, a monitoring group said. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday that ISIL beheaded the two women and their two husbands after accusing them of using “magic for medicine”. […]

Tunisia has made its first arrests after a beach massacre that killed 38 people, as European officials paid tribute to victims of last week’s massacre at a tourist resort in the city of Sousse. Interior Minister Najem Gharsalli said on Monday that the authorities had arrested “a significant number of people from the network that was behind this […]

It’s the White House’s favorite term when it comes to discussing the Iran nuclear deal. If things don’t work out after long-time economic sanctions on Iran are lifted, they can be “snapped back” into place. A Tuesday deadline looms for Iran to work out a final deal with the so-called P5 plus one countries (the […]

Today, Frack Free Lancashire… Tomorrow, Frack Free World?

June 29, 2015

Despite “massive pressure” from both the UK government and the fossil fuel industry, local elected officials in the northwest county of Lancashire have rejected a drilling application from the energy firm Cuadrilla to start fracking at a site on England’s Fylde coast.  The UK Telegraph described the vote as “a major setback” for Britain’s shale […]

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Defense Attorneys Demand Release of Thousands of CIA Black Site Photos

June 29, 2015

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“Welcome to the new world”: Alabama Chief Justice says Christians will be persecuted now that sodomy is the law of the land

June 29, 2015

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is about as much of a fan of Friday’s Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage as the current crop of Republican presidential contenders, and on Sunday he took to the pulpit — a literal pulpit — to voice his displeasure with the highest court in the land. At the Kimberly […]

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The bug revolution is nigh: Burger chain to serve cricket powder milkshakes

June 29, 2015

Monday, Jun 29, 2015 4:50 PM UTC The limited-edition Oreo mud pie shake will be available starting July 1 Joanna Rothkopf Follow Topics: crickets, wayback burgers, Milkshakes, Food, entomophagy, Protein, bugs, Sustainability News, Life News, News (Credit: Brent Hofacker via Shutterstock) Salon’s Sustainability writers (Lindsay Abrams and myself) have been longtime proponents of the promise […]

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