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Rumors Spread of ISIS Abduction of North Korean Couple in Libya

Rumors and online reports, led by the social media news outlet Libya Observer, claim that the Islamic State has abducted a North Korean doctor and his wife in Muammar Qaddafi’s hometown of Sirte. South Korean outlets have picked up the news, though no mainstream outlet has yet confirmed the identity of the victims or their location.

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Revealed: Snowden Leaks ‘Crippled’ War On Terror

Security leaks by CIA contractor Edward Snowden “crippled” Britain’s counter terrorism ability and put lives in danger, a major study has confirmed today. The theft of the 1.7 million documents from the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and the US

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Australia Considers Tougher Citizenship Tests, Civilian ‘Jihadi Watch’ Courses to Fight ISIS

Australia’s mobilization against the threat of ISIS has been remarkably swift, relentless, and focused. They are taking very serious measures to deal with potential recruits. For example, AFP reports the Australian government has amended its citizenship laws to “strip dual nationals linked to terrorism of their citizenship for ‘betraying the country.'”

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Cuban-Style Economic Apartheid Hits Venezuela as ‘Dollar-Only’ Trade Grows

The rapid and steady decline of Venezuela’s national currency, the Bolívar, is forcing a growing number of businesses to do trade only in American dollars, freezing out Venezuelan citizens from buying cars, renting apartments, or boarding flights offered by businesses that refuse their currency even when they can muster an equivalent amount of retail prices in Bolívars.

U.S. activist Gloria Steinem, seventh from right, two Nobel Peace Prize laureates Mairead Maguire, from Northern Ireland, third from right, Leymah Gbowee, from Liberia, fourth from right, and other activists march to the Imjingak Pavilion with South Korea.

Abortion Advocate Gloria Steinem Heads Campaign To End Korean War

While North Korean television depicted women in colorful traditional garb welcoming Steinem and the other activists along a main street in Pyongyang, hundreds of South Koreans reportedly accused the activists of “flattering Kim Jong-un” and promoting a “fake peace.” These protesters said the activists had allowed themselves to be used as propaganda by North Korea.

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