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Taxes without borders

World Health Organisation

World Health Organization mulling global cigarette tax. The World Health Organization (WHO) is considering a global excise tax of up to 70 percent on cigarettes at an upcoming November conference, raising concerns among free market tax policy analysts about fiscal sovereignty and bureaucratic mission creep. In draft guidelines published this September, the …

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WikiLeaks offers $50,000 for Kunduz bombing footage or cockpit audio

Kunduz hospital Afghan

Transparency activist group WikiLeaks is offering a $50,000 reward for any footage of the United States bombing of a Doctors Without Borders facility in Kunduz or cockpit audio from the plane. “The AC-130 records its attacks with high resolution gun cameras,” says the post on WikiLeaks, the website founded by Julian Assange …

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Hospital bombing: US changes story fourth time in four days

General John Campbell Pentagon Afghanistan hospital Kunduz

US special operations forces – not their Afghan allies – called in the deadly airstrike on the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, the US commander has conceded. Shortly before General John Campbell, the commander of the US and Nato war in Afghanistan, testified to a Senate panel, the president …

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US armed coalition bombs funeral in Yemen; over 140 dead, 525 wounded

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Western-backed, Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed and wounded hundreds of Yemenis at a crowded funeral on Saturday. More than 140 Yemenis were killed and at least 525 were injured, the U.N. said, citing health officials. The casualty figures are likely to increase. CNN reported at least 155 Yemenis were killed, citing two health …

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Saudi Arabia warplanes attack Iranian embassy in Yemen

Saudi Arabia warplane Yemen Iranian embassy

Iran has accused Saudi Arabia of using warplanes to attack the Iranian embassy in the Yemeni capital Sana’a. Some guards were reportedly wounded in the attack, according to state news channel IRIB. The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen says it will investigate the accusation, according to coalition spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed …

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Terrorist attack: United States bombs civilian hospital in Afghanistan

MSF staff Kunduz hospital Afghanistan

Up to 20 civilians were killed by U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan early Saturday morning that hit a hospital in Kunduz. According to reports, another 37 people have been injured and many more remain unaccounted for. The hospital is operated by a French affiliate of Doctors Without Borders, Médecins Sans Frontières (MFS), and was the only …

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Civilians killed in latest US air strike on Iraqi banks

Iraq Mosul bombing

US-led coalition airstrikes killed Iraqi civilians in latest hit against an ISIS financial target in Mosul, according to the Pentagon. The coalition said they had been prepared to accept “some” civilian casualties. “Yes, we were prepared to accept civilian casualties in conjunction with this cash strike, it’s tragic and it’s not …

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Nobel Peace Prize is officially a joke: European Union wins in 2012

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The European Union was announced the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2012. A heated debate emerged over the validity of the award amidst the backdrop of Europe’s as-yet-unsolved economic crisis. The 27-nation organization was awarded the prize for its role in “uniting the continent,” and its contributions “to the advancement of peace …

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80 nations condemn US bombing of hospital and related war crimes

US bombing war crimes

Saudi Arabia, the United States, and their allies have developed a nasty habit of “epidemic” proportions in various military theaters, particularly around the Middle East — bombing hospitals, healthcare facilities, and, in at least one instance, an ambulance. But despite countless pleas from humanitarian organization Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF, Doctors …

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Journalist shot dead while investigating illegal logging

Cambodia Taing Try

Cambodian journalist Taing Try was shot dead yesterday while investigating illegal logging in the southern province of Kratie with five other journalists. Three suspects have been arrested. A reporter for several local newspapers, Taing Try was shot while in his car. The car of the suspected killer was found 200 metres down …

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Man claims to have not eaten or drank in 70 years

Prahlad Jani 70 years no food or water

An 82-year-old man in India is claiming to have not had anything to eat or drink since 1940 — and doctors from the Indian military are allegedly studying him to learn his secret. The man, Prahlad Jani, is being observed in a Gurjarat hospital. Jani claims to be a breatharian …

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How to deal with medical malpractice

How to deal with medical malpractice

There is always an element of trust between a doctor or surgeon and their patients. People put their faith in them with the expectation that they will treat their medical conditions appropriately. There are many millions of surgical procedures and other medical treatments performed every year, and they all go …

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Drones being used to target suspected LAPD killer Chris Dorner

Christopher Dorner

As authorities intensify the manhunt for accused LAPD-killer Christopher Dorner, law enforcement agencies are doing everything under the sun to search for their suspect, apparently even deploying drones. The specifics regarding the tools being used to track Dorner, a 33-year-old former Los Angeles Police Department officer suspected in three recent murders, …

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Trump signs executive order to withdraw US from TPP

Trump signs executive order withdraw TPP

With a stroke of a pen, President Donald Trump has unravelled the Trans-Pacific Partnership, withdrawing the US from the controversial free-trade pact. Without Washington’s participation, the TPP would have to be renegotiated or scrapped altogether. The largest global trade agreement in 20 years, the TPP would have included the United …

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CIA guilty of illegal human experimentation

CIA torture report

A recently declassified document obtained by the ACLU shows that, even though the director of the Central Intelligence Agency is not and has never been a medical doctor, during the agency’s torture campaign the director had power to “approve, modify, or disapprove all proposals pertaining to human subject research.” The …

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False Flag: NATO designed mortar used in attack blamed on Syria

Turkey Syria conflict

The mortar used to attack the Turkish town of Akcakale is a design specific to NATO and was given to Syrian rebels by Ankara, according to Turkey’s Yurt newspaper. The mortar killed one adult and four children from the same family on Wednesday. An article by the paper’s Editor-in-Chief, Merdan …

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