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World's Tallest Skyscraper, Burj Khalifa, Officially Opened

The 160 story building measures over 828 meters (2,717 feet) to the top of the spire. Emaar, the developer announced the height during the Grand Opening, earlier this year, in order to add to the suspense. ...

Vast $Trillion Mineral Deposits Discovered in Afghanistan - Mineral Maps - Taliban Maps - Videos
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Trillion dollar mineral deposits have been discovered in Afghanistan according to US officials. These deposits include vast quantities of lithium (important to battery technologies), iron, copper, cobalt and gold. ...

Stephany Flores Ramirez's Killer, Joran van der Sloot, Apprehended
World News: Joran Van Der Sloot's mugshot, taken shortly after the murder of Stephany Flores Ramirez

The case of the grisly murder of 21-year old Stephany Flores Ramirez has been closed. The Dutchman, Joran Van Der Sloot, was taken into custody by authorities in Chile on June 3rd, and currently waits in a Peruvian prison. He has since confessed to this murder, as well as his involvement in the 2005 disappearance and murder of Natalee Holloway...

Israeli Forces Attack Gaza Flotilla, Killing 19 Activists

A flotilla of ships from several countries was attempting to bring humanitarian aid to Palestinians in the blockaded Gaza strip. During the night, several ships were boarded by Israeli military personnel who fired on those aboard....

Colombian Model a "Queen-Pin" of Drug Trafficking Ring
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Colombian beauty Angela Sanclemente, 30, was arrested on Wednesday on drug trafficking charges. Investigators, who have hunted Sanclemente since March, are calling her a formidable "queen-pin" and believe Sanclemente oversaw an international operation that used models to smuggle suitcases loaded with cocaine out of the Buenos Aires airport. ...

David Cameron Leads Coalition Government After UK Election Failed To Provide Winner
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To win a general election under the rules of the British electoral system it is necessary to win 326 seats in Parliament. This has not happened and we are left waiting to find out what comes next. Millions of pounds has been spent on an election that has not produced a winner...

Update: David Cameron to lead a coalition government of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. Gordon Brown resigns.

Giant Volcanic Ash Cloud Closes UK Airspace Until Further Notice

From mid-day today UK airspace has been completely closed to traffic because of a very unusual set of natural circumstances. It is not known whether this will last a few hours, or even a few weeks. A huge plume of volcanic ash measuring two thirds the size of Great Britain is moving south east from a major volcanic eruption in Iceland. A combination of weather conditions and wind speeds has sent the ash cloud towards UK...

400 Dead As 7.1 Earthquake Hits Western China and Thousands Are Missing

A huge earthquake in Western China has killed at least 400 people and many thousands more lay trapped beneath the rubble. 10,000 have been injured according to reports coming out of this area where houses are made from mud and straw. Thousands of injured people stand in the wind and freezing temperatures trying to find their loved ones...

Chinese Residents Support Local Murderer

Zhang Xuping may be a cold-blooded murderer, but the people of his country are asking the court for leniency on his behalf. In September of 2008, Zhang killed a government official of the Communist Party, Li Shiming. Zhang was hired by a villager from Xiashuixi , a rural town in China, who was tired of being harassed by Li, and many other residents from Xiashuixi shared his sentiment. "I wanted to kill Li myself, but I was too weak," said Xin Xiaomei, a fellow villager, according to The Huffington Post. Li routinely harassed, beat up and stole from people who lived in Xiashuixi, and 20,669 residents signed a petition asking for leniency in his sentencing, despite the fact that Zhang had spent two years planning his murder and even studied anatomy so he could learn how to kill with one strike. ...

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