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October 24, 2014 14:04
Russian President Vladimir Putin (RIA Novosti / Sergey Guneev)
Putin: Russian bear won’t ask for permission
Vladimir Putin has voiced his disagreement with the West’s position on Russia, which he likened to the Latin proverb "What is permissible for Jove is not permissible for an ox." However, he said "a bear" won't ask anyone for permission.
Reuters / Yaser Al-Khodor ‘World’s wealthiest terror org’: US vows to cut ISIS revenue sources
Oil sales, ransoms and extortions help ISIS “generate tens of millions of dollars” monthly, the US Treasury estimates, promising to undermine the group’s finances and to impose sanctions on anyone attempting to do business with the extremists.
The watch tower of an airport is pictured in Szymany, close to Szczytno in northeastern Poland, July 1, 2013 (Reuters / Tomasz Marek) CIA secret prison ruling sees Poland appeal to European Human Rights Court
Poland has lodged an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights against a condemning ruling on the country’s so-called ‘black sites’. The court found Warsaw had violated two terror suspects’ rights as it let the CIA interrogate them on its territory.
Volcanic smoke rises from Mount Ontake, which straddles Nagano and Gifu prefectures, central Japan, September 27, 2014 (Reuters / Kyodo) Enormous volcanic eruption could destroy Japan within 100yrs – study
About 95 percent of Japan’s population is at risk of being devastated by a major volcanic eruption, which could happen “at any moment” within the next century, a study revealed. Volcanic activity has reportedly increased recently.
​CCTV video captures Ottawa gunman’s parliament rampage
With Canada’s capital was left shaken by a double shooting, surveillance footage has appeared detailing the gunman’s movements as he took down Army Reservist Corporal Nathan Cirillo and prepared to storm the parliament building.
Smoke and flames rise over a hill near the Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province (Reuters / Kai Pfaffenbach) Between Kobani and Turkey: How an unarmed Kurdish brigade guards a restive border
Caught between ISIS-besieged Kobani and unwelcome in Turkey, an unarmed Kurdish brigade guards the Turkey-Syria border. The volunteers’ problems are not only with Islamic State militants – Turkish troops are also resolved to keep the brigade away.
AFP Photo 'Google grown big and bad': Assange reveals company and its founder's links to US govt
One of the world's largest internet companies, Google 'should be a serious concern' internationally, WikiLeaks co-founder and Editor-in-chief Julian Assange says, revealing its connections and donations to the White House.
Reuters / Rafael Ibarra Nigerian drug mule left to die at Madrid airport over Ebola fears
A Nigerian drug smuggler was left to his death at Madrid’s main airport after several bags of cocaine burst in his stomach. He spent 50 minutes without any medical attention as he was deemed an Ebola risk after he started shaking on the floor.
24 October 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the wrap-up session of the 11th Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi (RIA Novosti / Sergey Guneev) Bears, genies and axis of evil: Putin's Q&A cuts
Vladimir Putin criticized the west for "sawing at branches" with sanctions against Russia and releasing a "genie in a bottle" with color revolutions. RT looks at the Russian President's best five quotes from his speech in Sochi.
AFP Photo / Ashraf Shazly South Sudan women suggest sex strike to stop civil war
South Sudanese women peace activists have come up with a solution to stop the ongoing bloody civil war: men should be denied sex until they cease fighting, they say.
Reuters / Vincent West Student passion-killers: Zimbabwe University bans kissing, sex in public
Zimbabwe University has warned its students caught “kissing or having sex in public places” will be subject to punishment according to a new pamphlet being circulated around the student halls of residence.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (RIA Novosti / Vitaly Belousov) Putin lashes out at US, West for destabilizing world
Vladimir Putin lashed out at the United States and the West for destabilizing the world order of checks and balances for its own gains. He also accused the West of inflaming the situation in Ukraine and said Russia is not interested in building an empire.
Long March 3C, carrying an experimental spacecraft, lifts off from the launch pad at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, Sichuan province, October 24, 2014 (Reuters / Stringer) China’s first ‘moon & back’ mission blasts off
Beijing has launched the third phase of its lunar exploration program – an experimental spacecraft is set to fly around the moon and back, ahead of China’s first unmanned landing on the lunar surface in 2017.
Reuters / Lucy Nicholson ​‘Dead hearts’ transplanted into living patients in surgical breakthrough
Australian doctors have successfully transplanted hearts that have stopped beating, revolutionizing organ donation. The breakthrough is predicted to save the lives of 30 percent more heart transplant patients.

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