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Egyptian Premier Morsi back Syrian rebels in speech

Mohamed Morsi (left) pictured in June. Image: Jonathan Rashad.

Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi, strongly backed the Syrian rebels Thursday in a speech at the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Iran. Morsi, a Sunni Muslim and member of the Muslim Brotherhood, is the first Egyptian leader in 30 years to visit Iran – an ally of Syrian Prime Minister Bashar al-Assad's Shi'ite dominated regime.

Cities across Texas ramp up mosquito control responding to West Nile virus

Cities across Texas ramp up mosquito control responding to West Nile virus

Numerous cities throughout Texas, United States have begun broadening their efforts to fight mosquito populations, in an effort to reduce transmission of the sometimes-lethal West Nile virus.

U.S. Reform party nominates presidential candidate

Andre Barnett; Image, Andre Barnett 2012

Fitness model Andre Barnett of Poughkeepsie, New York won the presidential nomination of the Reform Party of the United States at its national convention in Philadelphia last weekend. Consultant Kenneth Cross was selected as his running mate.

Romney announces running mate Congressman Ryan

Paul Ryan prepares to deliver his acceptance speech after Mitt Romney's introduction. Image: Tony Atler.

Yesterday, in front of the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk, Virginia, presumptive Republican presidential nominee, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney selected Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate.

Paul Ryan prepares to deliver his acceptance speech after Mitt Romney's introduction.

After an introduction from Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, who himself had been considered a potential running mate, Romney officially made the announcement.

Matheson powers Canada to 1-0 victory over France and bronze medal at Summer Olympics

Matheson powers Canada to 1-0 victory over France and bronze medal at Summer Olympics

 

It's official.

Canada has won its first medal in a traditional team sport in the Summer Olympics since the 1936 games in Berlin.

Diana Matheson scored in extra time, blasting a rebound in the vacant goal to give Canada a 1-0 victory over France in the bronze medal match Thursday at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England.

Out shot by a staggering 25-2 margin, including a couple of saves by the posts and crossbar behind Canadian keeper Erin Macleod, Canada saved its best for last.

Women's rights activist won't be silenced by right wing political tactics

Sandra Fluke, women's rights activist; Photo: submitted

By: Wikinews

In an opinion piece published by CNN on Tuesday, Georgetown University law student and women's rights advocate Sandra Fluke insisted she will not allow slurs from critics to silence her and other women from continuing to speak out on issues regarding women's health and contraception.

OP/ED: Is video piracy really costing Hollywood money?

OP/ED: Is video piracy really costing Hollywood money?

This interesting and innovative graphic, created by a group of American graduate students in the field of digital design and research, makes the case that video piracy doesn't seriously harm movie studio profits and that such piracy is largely the result of a dearth of legitimate digital options. Their argument is that the industry should embrace digital innovation, not fight against. Check it out!

OP/ED: "Blanket thinkers"

OP/ED: "Blanket thinkers"

One of my infantile leftist ex-friends recently referred to the Free Syrian Army as a ‘sectarian gang’. The phrase may well come from Asa’ad Abu Khalil, who seems to have a depressingly large audience, but it could come from any of a large number of blanket thinkers in the ranks of the Western left.

New Stones book celebrates 50 years of rock and roll

Photo of A Concentrated Solo; Brian Jones in his element, solo's at all night gig, Alexandra Palace, London, 26th of June 1964, the release date of the Rolling Stones hit 'Its All Over Now'; Photo, Getty Images

 

Through their long and wild career, The Rolling Stones have made their mark on our culture; from epic albums to famously bad behavior.

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