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North Korea Experiencing Severe Internet Outages

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea is experiencing widespread Internet outages. One expert says the country’s online access is “totally down.” It’s not immediately clear if the Internet connectivity problems were an act of retribution for a major intrusion at Sony
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Report: Lebanon’s Christians Take Up Arms Against ISIS

Christians in Lebanon are arming themselves to combat the Islamic State and other jihadists who are threatening their villages, reports The National, a state-owned news agency in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, or IS) jihadists control
King Abdullah II of Jordan gives a speech during the opening session of parliament in Amman, Jordan, on Sunday, November 3, 2013.

Jordan Executes 11 in Lifting of Capital Punishment Ban

AMMAN , Jordan, Dec. 22 (UPI) — Jordan’s execution of 11 convicted murderers ended the county’s eight-year suspension of capital punishment. Interior Ministry spokesman Ziad Zubi announced, “”Eleven criminals convicted in different cases of murder were executed at dawn” by

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