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Ryanair faces mutiny after unexpected fee hits passengers

Ryanair is an Irish airline that ends up in international media relatively regularly. Once again, the airline is in the headlines. One flight got delayed by more than three hours late last week when more than 100 students simply refused to comply with staff directions. In Spain, Ryanair is facing judges that are ruling their
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Qinghai Earthquake | Map of China earthquake

At 7:49 a.m. local time in China, earthquake today killed more than 400 people and injured more than 10,000 people. The Qinghai Earthquake started with a 6.9 shake, and was followed by aftershocks that clocked in at 5.3 and 5.8. The China earthquake today hit a Tibetan area in the south of Qinghai province. After

Great Pacific Garbage Patch | We Headed For Space Yet?

Will the “Wall-E” future come true? In the Pixar film “Wall-E,” pollution has run rampant, to the point where the Earth is uninhabitable. Much of this pollution comes straight from the waste inherent in our high-speed consumer culture of convenience. As a result of their sloth, humankind have been forced to evacuate the planet and

Top 10 ways to help Haiti

If you can give, here’s how The Haiti earthquake has proven to be a great disaster. Many organizations are sending cash advances and other forms of aid to help the Haitian people. I certainly don’t want to take credit for the following info, but I feel it is it is worth bringing to the attention

Hoki Fish : Fearing Fillet-o-Fish Follies

Most people have never heard of, much less seen a Hoki fish – at least, not until it’s blended, breaded, and on a bun. However, this ugly little fish has been the center of a very big environmental controversy. Two of sustainability’s biggest players are locked head-to-head, one saying the Hoki fish is environmentalism’s equivalent

Britain Prime Minister Gordon Brown says bigoted, sparks fly

Incumbent Prime Minister of Great Britain Gordon Brown was campaigning for upcoming elections, and he recently committed a serious gaffe.  After a short impromptu debate with a constituent, one Gillian Duffy, he called her a bigoted woman once he got back in his car — with the microphone still on.  The resulting fallout of the

Matthew Hoh Resigns | Shocks Superiors

First known resignation from Afghan War Mathew Hoh, a 36 year old in the employ of the State Department in the Foreign Service, has resigned his from his position, working as a diplomat in Afghanistan, resigned earlier this month citing a complete loss of justification of the continuing war in Afghanistan.  He is the first
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507 Carat Diamond Could Fix Finances For Mining Company

Petra Diamonds strikes pay dirt An independent diamond mining company near Pretoria, South Africa, has found a 507 carat diamond. The large stone was found in the Cullinan Mine last week. After a rough year in the diamond business, Financial Times1 reports this discovery could single-handedly improve the finances of Petra Diamonds. Even though the
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Bangkok explosion | Bangkok grenade attacks heighten tension

Thursday evening, the capital of Thailand was rocked with several grenades; the Bangkok explosion is serving only to worsen tensions between anti-government red shirt protesters, government troops and pro-government “no color” protesters. The Bangkok explosion started when at least five M-79 grenades were shot into the business district of the heavily populated city. The government
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Google in China | Google stands up for net neutrality

Google is the nearly indisputable king of internet searches; last month alone, it claimed 72.11 percent of all searches in the U.S., according to HitWise1. It makes sense, then, that Google would be trying to break into China, where the number of internet users exceeds the entire population of the U.S., according to the McKinsey