Oil Spills Fast Facts

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 19:30 GMT // 0 Comments

2. April 20, 2010 – An explosion occurs on board the BP contracted Transocean Ltd. Deepwater Horizon oil rig, spilling approximately 210 million gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. 3. June 3, 1979 – Ixtoc 1, an exploratory well, blows out, spilling 140 million gallons of oil into the Bay of Campeche off […]

Volcanoes Fast Facts

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 19:28 GMT // 0 Comments

Facts:More than 80% of the Earth’s surface, both above and below sea level, was formed by volcanoes. Lava is molten rock from a volcano that has reached the Earth’s surface. Molten rock below the Earth’s surface is referred to as magma. Volcanoes are generally classified into four main types:– Cinder cones – the most common […]

Nimoy is Spock, Spock is Nimoy

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 18:56 GMT // 0 Comments

Everybody on the planet knows that Gene Roddenberry created Mr. Spock, the laconic, imperturbable extra-terrestrial First Officer for the Starship Enterprise. But Mr. Spock doesn’t belong to Roddenberry, even though he is the grand exalted progenitor of everything that was, is, and forever will be “Star Trek.” Mr. Spock belongs to Leonard Nimoy, who died […]

Child Poverty Would Be Almost Twice As High If Safety Net Programs Didn’t Exist: Report

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 18:51 GMT // 0 Comments

Child poverty in the U.S. would be significantly worse if government assistance programs weren’t in place, a new report suggests. A study released on Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, an advocacy group for low-income kids, found that without government support programs — like food assistance, housing subsidies and tax credits — the child […]

5 Elderly Ladies Devote Their Lives To 1,300 Stray Dogs

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 18:27 GMT // 0 Comments

In a mind-boggling gesture of kindness and love for a multitude of animals who need it the most, five elderly women have taken it upon themselves to care for more than 1,300 stray dogs at a canine sanctuary in China.Facebook/CCTV Read the whole story at The Dodo

Why Peace In Ukraine Must Be Seen To Be Believed

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 17:59 GMT // 0 Comments

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story’s basic facts? Tweet @TheWorldPost or let us know on our Facebook page. – To understand the muted optimism in the wake of the agreement, take a look at some […]

First Adult Picture Of ‘Jihadi John’ Emerges

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 17:22 GMT // 0 Comments

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – British television broadcast the first picture of Mohammed Emwazi as a student on Friday, showing the man identified as the Islamic State “Jihadi John” killer with a mustache and goatee beard wearing a large baseball cap.YouTube Sky News broadcast a photograph of the 26-year-old wearing a black cap with a […]

Legend Jack Nicklaus launches ice cream range

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 16:27 GMT // 0 Comments

Nicklausnicknamed “The Golden Bear”has a particular craving for ice cream and now the 75-year-old American is launching his own brand with his name emblazoned over the packaging. The ice cream will come in seven distinct flavors and will be made by a Minnesota-based manufacturer for distribution across the United States. – It is the highest […]

Prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy killed

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 15:56 GMT // 0 Comments

Assailants attacked Avijit Roy, the founder of the website Mukto-Mona, and his wife Thursday night as they were walking back from a speaking engagement, said Krishna Pada Roy, a deputy commissioner with the Dhaka police. – “This loss is keenly felt by freethinkers and humanists in South Asia and around the world,” IHEU spokesman Bob […]

China Suspends Ivory Imports, But African Elephants Still In Danger Of Extinction

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 15:20 GMT // 0 Comments

BEIJING — China on Thursday suspended the import of ivory carvings for one year, marking a small step toward limiting the ivory demand that drives the slaughter of tens of thousands of African elephants. An excavator removes the carcass of an elephant after it was killed by poachers at Kothalguri village, in Nagaon district in […]

Homeless Man Helps Push Cars Up Hill In Snow Storm, Internet Rewards Him For Kind Act

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 15:08 GMT // 0 Comments

After snow snarled a Colorado commute, a homeless man’s kind acts were caught on camera. Now, he’s receiving an outpouring of generosity in return. Local news station KOAA filmed Shelby Hudgens, a homeless man, helping to push strangers’ cars up a hill during a snow storm in Colorado last weekend. The deed moved many viewers […]

Spain Arrests 8 on Suspicion of Fighting for Rebels in Ukraine

by The New York Times // February 27, 2015 // Updated 14:34 GMT // 0 Comments

MADRID — The Spanish police on Friday carried out the first arrests in Western Europe of citizens accused of traveling to Ukraine to fight on the side of the Russian-backed rebels there. Eight Spaniards were arrested in dawn raids across different regions of Spain, including in Madrid and Barcelona, the Interior Ministry said in a […]

India’s Slum Children Use Visual Maps To Show Leaders How Hard Life Is Without A Toilet

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 14:11 GMT // 0 Comments

Struggling Indian kids have heard their government’s promises, but they haven’t seen much action –- so they’re taking matters into their own little hands. More than 65 million people reside in India’s slums, where children are obligated to shoulder chores and crises that typically belong to adults, but they get no say in how their […]

Report: Nine dead after shootings in southern Missouri

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 14:10 GMT // 0 Comments

Nine people are dead after shootings in south-central Missouri, the Houston Herald newspaper in Missouri reported Friday morning, citing a sheriff there. There are multiple crime scenes, including four in the Texas County community of Tyrone, county Sheriff James Sigman told the Herald.

South African Parents Reunite With Daughter 17 Years After Kidnapping

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 13:55 GMT // 0 Comments

A newborn was kidnapped from a Cape Town hospital in 1997. Her parents never gave up hope and, 17 years later, they have found her. –Celeste Nurse, right, the mother of a girl that was kidnapped as a baby 17 years ago, leaves the court after attending the appearance of a woman suspected of the […]

‘Old guard’ civil rights groups blew it on net neutrality

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 13:50 GMT // 0 Comments

The Federal Communications Commission got it right on “net neutrality.” So did President Obama, who took a bold stand in favor of keeping the Internet free. So did leaders such as Reps. John Lewis, Keith Ellison and Maxine Waters, and the Rev. William Barber II, one of the architects of “Moral Mondays” protests and a […]

What Greece Won

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 13:40 GMT // 0 Comments

Last week, after much drama, the new Greek government reached a deal with its creditors. Earlier this week, the Greeks filled in some details on how they intend to meet the terms. So how did it go?AP Read the whole story at The New York Times

Ukraine, Rebels Withdraw Heavy Weapons As Troops Killed

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 13:34 GMT // 0 Comments

Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist forces drew back some heavy weapons from the front line in the east Friday in compliance with a cease-fire deal, although officials in Kiev accused rebels of falling short of requirements.Russia-backed separatist fighters stand next to self propelled 152 mm artillery pieces, part of a unit moved away from the front […]

Don’t ignore Iran dangers

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 13:24 GMT // 0 Comments

For more than a decade, U.S. leaders vowed to prevent Iran from acquiring or developing the technology and know-how of nuclear weaponry for a simple reason: we did not want one of the world’s most dangerous regimes to possess (and potentially use or distribute) the world’s most dangerous weapons. That’s why, starting under President George […]

Gary Glitter handed 16-year prison sentence for child sex abuse

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 13:15 GMT // 0 Comments

British former pop star Gary Glitter on Friday was sentenced to 16 years in prison for child sex abuse offenses he committed more than three decades ago. Glitter, 70, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was convicted this month of one count of attempted rape of a girl under the age of 13, one count […]

German Parliament Overwhelmingly Approves Greece’s 4-Month Bailout Extension

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 11:12 GMT // 0 Comments

Germany’s Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece’s financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athens. Lawmakers voted 542-32 to back the bailout extension. There were 13 abstentions. Greece was granted the extension by its European creditors in exchange for a commitment to budget reforms. Germany is among the countries […]

More to ISIS than ‘Jihadi John’ brand

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 10:50 GMT // 0 Comments

Following the brutal killing of James Foley in August 2014, the masked face of “Jihadi John” first gained prominence across our TV screens, newspapers, and social media feeds. Since then, as a direct consequence of the copious media attention dedicated to Jihadi John, the image of the masked figure has become ubiquitous and inescapable, allowing […]

Shaky Ukraine ceasefire takes hold but tensions rise over gas supply

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 10:46 GMT // 0 Comments

A row over natural gas supply flared Friday between Russia and Ukraine, even as a ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine appeared to be taking hold. Both sides in the conflict have begun withdrawing their heavy weaponry from the front line in line with a peace deal agreed in Minsk, Belarus, […]

Scan reveals 1000-year-old mummified monk hidden in statue

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 05:15 GMT // 0 Comments

Researchers discovered the mummy, encased in a cavity in the statue when a private buyer brought it to the Drents Museum in the Netherlands for restoration. But it wasn’t until a team of researchers and scientists did a CT scan — a comprehensive three dimensional x-ray image — last year, did they discover the mummy’s […]

Hong Kong housewife jailed for six years for abusing young Indonesian maid

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 04:51 GMT // 0 Comments

A Hong Kong housewife has been sentenced to six years in prison for abusing a young Indonesian worker she kept prisoner in her home. Earlier this month, Law Wan-tung, a 44-year-old mother of two, was found guilty of 18 of 20 charges, including the most serious crime of grievous bodily harm. The court heard Law […]

What color is this dress?

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 03:28 GMT // 0 Comments

Here and everywhere, people are debating the all-important question that has all but taken over Twitter: What color is this dress? Some see white and gold. Others see blue and black. There’s no middle ground. –

Suicide blast, twin explosions kill 35 in Nigeria

by CNN // February 27, 2015 // Updated 01:46 GMT // 0 Comments

In the first attack, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at Tashar Gandu bus station on the outskirts of the town of Biu in northeast Nigerian Borno state, killing 18 people and injuring six others. A second bomber was mobbed and killed before he could detonate his explosives at the scene of the carnage, residents […]

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