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​‘It's time Mrs. Merkel’: German opposition calls on gay marriage referendum after Irish success

Published time: May 25, 2015 13:45 People react as Ireland voted in favour of allowing same-sex marriage in a historic referendum, in Dublin May 23, 2015.(Reuters / Cathal McNaughton) Germany’s opposition parties want to follow in Ireland’s footsteps when it comes to legalizing same-sex marriage, urging Chancellor Angela Merkel that it’s time to take action […]

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5.6 Tokyo tremor shakes buildings in Japanese capital, halts subway

Published time: May 25, 2015 05:46 Image from earthquake.usgs.gov A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has struck Tokyo and nearby areas, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, setting off alarms and halting the city’s subway system. The earthquake struck at about 2:28pm local time at a depth of 50km, weather services reported. USGS, however, put the Japanese earthquake […]

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GMO that kills: GM-cotton problems drive Indian farmers to suicide

Published time: May 24, 2015 21:05 Reuters / Amit Dave Hundreds of thousands of farmers have died in India, after having been allegedly forced to grow GM cotton instead of traditional crops. The seeds are so expensive and demand so much more maintenance that farmers often go bankrupt and kill themselves. “Nationally, in the last […]

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World stands up against Monsanto: Over 400 cities protest GMOs

Published time: May 24, 2015 03:07 People participate in a protest march against Monsanto Co, the world’s largest seed company, in Lima, Peru, May 23, 2015. (Reuters / Juanjo Fernandez) Thousands of people across the world have joined together in a global movement, protesting against American biotech giant Monsanto. Activists from over 400 cities are […]

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‘Is this white enough for you?’ Dutch immigrant children rally against segregation

Published time: May 23, 2015 20:46 Pupils from a primary school in Amsterdam wear t-shirts that read “Is this white enough for you? ” on May 22, 2015, in Amsterdam.(AFP Photo / Remko DE Waal) Immigrant children and their parents in two Amsterdam neighborhoods took to the streets on Friday asking for families to enroll […]

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The Clock is Still Running: Neither NSA Reform Nor Reauthorization Advances in Senate

Tonight, the US Senate failed to move ahead with the USA Freedom Act, an NSA reform bill that would address phone record surveillance and FISA Court transparency and fairness. It also was unable to muster votes for a temporary reauthorization of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, the section of law used to justify the […]

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Future is here: Hoverboard flight sets new Guinness record

Published time: May 23, 2015 04:25 Still from Youtube video by Guinness World Records A Canadian inventor has set a new world record by gliding a few hundred meters over a lake on his self-designed hoverboard. The flight caught the attention of all the Back To The Future fans just months before the movie’s iconic […]

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Apocalyptic rainstorm floods Moscow streets, lightning blasts gas station (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: May 22, 2015 20:30 RIA Novosti/Alexey Kudenko A heavy rainstorm washed over the Russian capital on Friday, prompting an extreme weather warning, sending torrents of water rushing down the city’s streets, and blowing up a gas station with lightning. After a warm muggy Friday afternoon, the sky above Moscow suddenly darkened, sending the […]

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La Regulación de Inteligencia en Colombia Se Raja en los Derechos Humanos

En la actualidad, cada vez los Estados cuentan con más medios para vigilar las comunicaciones de las personas debido a los constantes avances tecnológicos. Ahora más que nunca, los Estados cuentan con una mayor capacidad para realizar vigilancia simultánea, pasiva, invasiva y de larga escala. Esto plantea un riesgo para distintos derechos reconocidos en las […]

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