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Bayer ordered to pay $2 billion in Monsanto Roundup cancer case

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A US jury has awarded $2 billion in punitive damages to a California couple after concluding that Roundup weed killer caused their cancer and that Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, failed to warn them of the chemical’s health risks. Glyphosate, the signature ingredient in Roundup, was found by jury in …

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Bayer acquires GMO giant Monsanto for $66 billion

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German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer has completed its takeover of American GMO company Monsanto. Shareholders have reportedly accepted $128 a share, making the deal worth $66 billion, including debt. The deal is the largest corporate takeover in almost two decades for a German company. The latest bid offered by Bayer is …

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Big Pharma giant Bayer seeks to acquire Monsanto for $62 billion

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German drugs and chemical giant Bayer has offered to pay $62 billion to buy American GMO giant Monsanto. Bayer’s takeover bid, made on Monday, values Monsanto shares at $122 apiece. The acquisition of Monsanto “would be a compelling opportunity to create a global agriculture leader, while reinforcing Bayer as a life …

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Bitcoin is now bigger than Bayer, Goldman Sachs & Nike

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The value of the world’s largest cryptocurrency bitcoin has broken the $5,800 mark, hitting another all-time high before retreating to the $5,600-$5,700 level, still close to the maximum. Its market capitalization is approaching $97 billion. If bitcoin were a company, its market cap puts it in the same league as …

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Old ‘The Pirate Bay’ site seized by FBI, tracks IP address

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Anonymous says, “The Pirate Bay has a new domain! Old domain compromised.” Yes, the pirate bay is back after two months, as promised, they have come back on the 1st of February, 2015 under a new domain ‘.ac’. Last year, in December, The Pirate Bay’s servers were raided by Swedish police …

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Avast! UK High Court orders The Pirate Bay blocked

In a battle over copyright law, the UK High Court has ruled that popular file-sharing website The Pirate Bay must be blocked by British Internet service providers. “Sites like The Pirate Bay destroy jobs in the UK and undermine investment in new British artists,” the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) said …

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Anonymous leaks 1.7 GB of justice department data

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The Anonymous hacker group posted 1.7 gigabytes of data on The Pirate Bay. The group says it obtained by hacking into the Justice Department Statistics website. The department also acknowledged that its web server had been breached. A message accompanying the torrent uploaded by user AnonymousLeaks on The Pirate Bay …

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Pirate Bay co-founder in solitary confinement in Sweden

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Sweden has The Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm in solitary confinement, locked up for 23 hours a day, says his mother. Svartholm was convicted of helping people to break copyright law by creating and running the file sharing website. Two months ago, he was arrested in the Cambodian capital Phnom …

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Byron Bay upholds ban of toxic fluoride from water supply

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An outstanding ban on artificial water fluoridation has been upheld in the Australian coastal town of Byron Bay, located in New South Wales, following a heated encounter among local residents, scientists, dentists and city officials. The Fluoride Action Network reports that the Byron Shire Council ultimately ended up voting five-to-three to uphold …

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Putin: Why do those behind Guantanamo lecture us on human rights?

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Vladimir Putin has lashed out at the US’s Magnitsky Act dubbing it “a purely political, unfriendly move.” The President has approved the speeding up a counter list addressing American foster parents guilty of abusing Russian orphans. “We should certainly react [to the bill] appropriately,” Vladimir Putin said, welcoming the State …

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Pirate Bay co-founder plans surveillance-free messaging app

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The co-founder and former spokesperson of the file-sharing site Pirate Bay Peter Sunde is working on a new iPhone and Android messaging application that will allow the users to protect their conversations from spying. The application called Hemlis – ‘secret’ in Swedish – utilizes end-to-end encryption to make sure that …

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WikiLeaks publishes terror detainee manuals

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Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks is releasing over 100 classified documents detailing US Department of Defense procedures for running Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, Camp Bucca and other infamous prisons where terror suspects are detained. The directives and manuals, which for more than a decade directed the US military’s policy for treatment of …

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Julian Assange’s The World Tomorrow: Surviving Guantanamo (E5)

The 5th episode of The World Tomorrow takes us to the very heart of America’s War on Terror: Guantanamo Bay. In the episode Julian Assange speaks with Moazzam Begg – former Gitmo prisoner and a rights campaigner fighting for those still trapped behind the wire, and Asim Qureshi – former …

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BitTorrent site isoHunt shutdown, forced to pay $110 million

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After more than a decade of facilitating a search of BitTorrent files and eluding copyright enforcers, isoHunt has agreed to shut down all of its international operations and pay the entertainment industry US$110 million. Canadian Gary Fung, the site’s founder and operator, has ended his long legal battle with the …

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Why And When Apartment Leasing Can Be Cost-Effective

Presently in California the housing market has gone through some dramatic shifts. Taxation, sanctuary cities, and economic boom have made housing prices very high. Complicating the issue is neighborhood decline. There is a big problem with transients in L.A. and the surrounding metropolitan area. Over 100,000 people who have been …

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Guantanamo attorney dead in apparent suicide

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An American lawyer representing detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp has been found dead in an apparent suicide. The body of Andy P. Hart, a 38-year-old US federal public defender, was found last week with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to Truthout, an investigative blog, news of the attorney’s death …

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US admits Gitmo hunger strike spreading

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The US Military said Friday that 14 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay prison can be defined as hunger strikers, five more than they had previously reported. Lawyers have said that more than 100 inmates are taking part in the five-week-long protest. One of the strikers was taken to the prison hospital, …

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