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EU to Ban Import of Oil from Iran

European Union have decided to stop signing new contract on Oil purchase from Iran and have agreed to ban all Oil imports from Iran starting July. In their Statement, The EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, said on Friday that European countries remained open to diplomacy, even as sanctions were being imposed. She said world powers had yet to receive ... Read More »

Websites are down protesting SOPA

Hundreds of websites are down today protesting the SOPA , a bill if introduced could take away your internet freedom. Among the hundreds to oppose the bill, are Google, Wikipedia, Boing Boing, Reddit, Minecraft, Firefall, Scribd, Facebook who have joined unanimously to go against the US senate I have already covered an article on how dangerous the SOPA bill could ... Read More »

Cruise Ship Captain Francesco Schettino arrested!

Cruise Ship Captain Francesco Schettino who abandoned the sinking ship was arrested today with charges of man slaughtering against his name. Three people including two French tourists and a Peruvian crew member were confirmed to have died and 41 were still unaccounted for after the 114,000-tonne Costa Concordia smashed into rocks near the island of Giglio. Authorities said that Francesco ... Read More »

US concerned over possible Israel attack on Iran

The US government is concerned that Israel is preparing to take military action against Iran over US objections, and has stepped up contingency planning to safeguard US facilities in the region, The Wall Street Journal reported. The newspaper said President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and other top officials have delivered a series of private messages to Israeli leaders, ... Read More »

Andaman Island Locals forced to Dance by Tourist

A large public outcry was seen among the rights group  following a video release from British newspaper The Observer that showed the locals in Andaman Islands being treated as Slaves and Human Zoos The released video, displayed  how Men who term themselves as Civilized turned into monkeys. Andaman Islands is not only the place of natural beauty, but also has ... Read More »