Archive for July, 2011

Sunday, July 31st, 2011 at 8:06pm

‘Scores dead’ as Syrian tanks storm Hama

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Syrian forces have killed nearly 140 people, including at least 100 when the army stormed the flashpoint protest city of Hama to crush dissent on the eve of Ramadan, activists have said. Rights groups said it was one of deadliest days in Syria since demonstrators first took to the streets on March 15, demanding democratic reforms and the downfall […]

Sunday, July 31st, 2011 at 7:34am

Another one bites the dust: Alabama’s most highly populated county hires bankruptcy lawyers in advance of financial meltdown

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(NaturalNews) In what is shaping up to become the nation’s largest-ever municipal insolvency, Jefferson County, Ala., officials recently hired a major law firm to tackle the county’s approaching Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing. A federally-mandated sewer upgrade project plunged the county into severe debt back in the 1990s from which it has since been unable to […]

Sunday, July 31st, 2011 at 7:34am

Big Pharma looks to capitalize on success of vitamin D by turning it into a ‘drug’ for kidney disease

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(NaturalNews) With an incredible success rate for vitamin D in treating a myriad of health conditions, it is no wonder that some drug companies are looking for new ways to capitalize on this natural, inexpensive nutrient. Biopharmaceutical giant Rockwell Medical recently announced that it has acquired a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Abbreviated New […]

Sunday, July 31st, 2011 at 7:34am

Health Ranger interviews Julie Bass

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(NaturalNews) Thanks to the help of NaturalNews readers and the alternative media, Julie Bass has achieved victory against the Oak Park, Michigan city planner’s office that threatened to throw her in jail for 93 days for the “crime” of growing cucumbers and tomatoes in her front yard. All charges have been dismissed, but it turns […]

Saturday, July 30th, 2011 at 7:23pm

Norway suspect considered other targets

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 Sixty-nine people were killed at a summer camp on the island of Utoya [GALLO/GETTY] Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to the Oslo bombing and youth camp massacre that killed 77 people in Norway, has told police that he considered attacks at other possible locations. Paal-Fredrik Hjort Kraby, a police lawyer, said on Saturday that Breivik told officers “he was interested in other targets” following ten […]

Saturday, July 30th, 2011 at 7:21pm

US president urges quick debt compromise

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US President Barack Obama has called on legislators to set aside their differences and find a solution to the country’s debt crisis, before August 2 deadline to reach a compromise on raising the debt ceiling. The wrangling in Washington has brought an unusual diplomatic rebuke where Xinhua news agency, China’s state-run media outlet, has accused US politicians of being irresponsible and immoral. […]

Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 7:14pm

Cracks surface in Egypt’s ‘unity’ protest

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Egypt’s secular groups have said they no longer support the protest movement and have withdrawn their support after the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists hijacked Friday’s protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The secularists’ boycott came as tens of thousands of people gathered on Friday to demonstrate in what had been dubbed “The Friday of Unity and the People’s Will” march. The protesters’ demands […]

Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 7:12pm

Mystery over Libyan rebel commander’s death

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The head of the Libyan rebels’ armed forces and two of his aides were killed by gunmen on Thursday, creating a power vacuum at the top of the opposition military hierarchy and raising questions about who was responsible. The killing, in circumstances that remain murky, has shaken Western confidence in the movement to oust Libya’s leader, […]

Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 7:11pm

Turkey’s military chiefs ‘quit’

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This is the first time ever in Turkey of so many top commanders wanting to step down together [EPA] General Isik Kosaner, the head of the Turkish armed forces, has quit along with the heads of the ground, naval and air forces. The country’s state-run Anatolia news agency said the military chiefs have asked to retire because of […]

Friday, July 29th, 2011 at 7:10pm

UK government to save DNA profiles of innocent people, civil liberties groups speak out

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(NaturalNews) If you are arrested in the UK on suspicion that you may have committed a crime but are later proven innocent, your DNA profile will still remain within government databases, according to a new report in The Daily Telegraph. After previously promising that it would destroy all DNA profiles of innocent civilians, except when […]

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