<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/01/china-factory-explosion_n_5643502.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">China Factory Explosion Kills More Than 40</a>

China Factory Explosion Kills More Than 40

BEIJING (AP) — An explosion at a car workshop in eastern China on Saturday morning killed between 40 and 65 people, state media reported.

State broadcaster CCTV said in a brief report that the blast in Kunshan city in Jiangsu province left 65 people dead. The official Xinhua News Agency put the death toll at more than 40 with over 120 people injured. The blast occurred at 7:37 a.m. at a car polishing workshop of a metal products company, Xinhua said.

Officials were investigating the cause of the blast and working on rescue efforts and providing medical treatment.<br …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/01/paul-george-injury_n_5643451.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&ir=Sports class="colorbox">Paul George Suffers Gruesome Injury During Team USA Scrimmage (GRAPHIC IMAGES)</a>

Paul George Suffers Gruesome Injury During Team USA Scrimmage (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

WARNING: The following contains graphic images.

Paul George of the Indiana Pacers suffered a horrific injury during the Team USA Scrimmage on Friday night in Las Vegas.

After fouling James Harden early in the fourth quarter, George came down wrong and his right lower leg snapped in a scene shown on live television.

Here’s a clip of the scene:

George was taken off the court on a stretcher:

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Source: Sports


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/seth-menachem/three-jews-visit-scandinavia_b_5643357.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Three Jews Visit Scandinavia</a>

Three Jews Visit Scandinavia

Just before the Israeli-Gaza conflict, I emailed Mousa, a Palestinian-American actor I know, to say that I wanted to sit down with him to discuss what’s going on in the Middle East and to see if there was something the two of us could do as artists to try to help spark change for the better. I come from the mindset that Israel is repeatedly trying to make peace and failing because the Palestinian leadership and radicalized civilians care more about wiping Israel off of the map than sovereignty. Mousa sees the Palestinians as an oppressed minority, forced …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-iorio/fela-kuti-in-an-unpublish_b_5642148.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Fela Kuti in an Unpublished Interview Conducted After His Release From Prison</a>

Fela Kuti in an Unpublished Interview Conducted After His Release From Prison

The release of Alex Gibney’s new documentary on the late Nigerian pop star Fela Kuti spurred me to sift through my own personal journalistic archives to find an audiotaped interview I conducted with Fela in 1986.

And here it is, a transcript and audio clip of my mostly unpublished interview with Fela, perhaps the first one-on-one he granted after being released from prison in ’86.

On June 17, 1986, seven weeks after his release from Nigeria’s toughest prison, Fela spoke exclusively with me. And, bravely, he remained defiant against the military regime in …read more

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<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/noel-a-poyo/a-market-approach-to-immigration_b_5641970.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">A Market Approach to Immigration</a>

A Market Approach to Immigration

The U.S. Congress has proven itself irrelevant in the face of the humanitarian crisis we see with migrants, and particularly children, who make their way to the United States under the pressures of extreme poverty and the violence that poverty sometimes breeds. With no reform in sight for our broken immigration system, the president of the United States should focus on addressing the market forces that contribute to this tragedy.

A lack of local economic development throughout large areas of Central America and Mexico leave many, many people reasonably looking for opportunity elsewhere. I am confident that …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-rettinger/microsofts-four-biggest-problems_b_5641212.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business class="colorbox">Microsoft's Four Biggest Problems</a>

Microsoft's Four Biggest Problems

Where is Microsoft headed in the next three to five years? Will it continue to slog along, as it has been for the past several years, riding its PC legacy and expanding its footing in the cloud, while its market is increasingly defined by business users instead of consumers?

With Satya Nadella now at the wheel, it’s clear that Microsoft is looking for a new direction. Nadella has famously said that the company is shifting to a “mobile-first, cloud-first” mentality, although so far the company only seems to be making headway in the latter.

To better understand where …read more

Source: Business


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ronald-a-lindsay/an-atheists-somewhat-relaxed-view-of-the-quran_b_5640853.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">An Atheist's (Somewhat) Relaxed View of the Qur'an</a>

An Atheist's (Somewhat) Relaxed View of the Qur'an

Horrific acts of violence are currently being carried out in several areas of the world in the name of Islam, from Iraq and Syria to Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, to provide a partial list. And, of course, Islamic terrorism is not a new phenomenon.

For well over a decade now, there has been a debate about whether Islam and its key holy text, the Qur’an, are different from other faiths and their sacred texts in that Islam and the Qur’an are allegedly uniquely belligerent, inspiring if not commanding violence toward others, and therefore are a significant …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/01/us-ukraine-train-arm_n_5643192.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">U.S. Plans To Train, Arm Ukraine National Guard In 2015</a>

U.S. Plans To Train, Arm Ukraine National Guard In 2015

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The Obama administration has notified Congress of its plans to train and arm the Ukrainian national guard next year, the Pentagon said on Friday, as Washington continues to intensify its response to Moscow’s support for rebels in eastern Ukraine.

“The Defense Department and State Department have notified Congress of our intent to use $19 million in global security contingency fund authority to train and equip four companies and one tactical headquarters of the …read more

Source: World News


<a href=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/01/cia-interrogations-911-senate_n_5643150.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost class="colorbox">Officials: Harsh CIA Bush-Era Interrogations Were Unnecessary, Senate Report To Conclude</a>

Officials: Harsh CIA Bush-Era Interrogations Were Unnecessary, Senate Report To Conclude

By Mark Hosenball

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate committee report will conclude that the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks yielded no critical intelligence on terrorist plots that could not have been obtained through non-coercive methods, U.S. officials familiar with the document said.

Foreshadowing the impending release of a report expected to suggest that the “enhanced” …read more

Source: World News


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