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Fox News Shrink: 'American Jihad' Against the Middle East is our 'God Given Right' (Video)

Americans Against the Tea Party  It's rather telling of Fox that their Medical A-Team leader needs his head examined. From medical specialist to foreign policy expert, Dr. Keith Ablow is apparently a man of many talents, with a keen sense of observation and firm grip on rational policy-making; for instance, Ablow explained to everyone on Wednesday why he called for an "American jihad" to exercise the "God-given right" to spread White American Western values.

RCMP names five 'high-risk travellers' including girl whose parents worried might 'go to Syria to fight'

National Post  Three were caught at a Calgary airport as they were trying to leave the country. Another was arrested after returning to Ontario from the Middle East. A fifth posted a message on Facebook last weekend that read, "May Allah give victory to our brothers in ISIS."

Canada School Board Cancels Partnership With Controversial Chinese Institute

International Business Times  The largest school district in Canada has cancelled a deal with the Chinese-government controlled Confucius Institute, following sustained local opposition to the proposed partnership. The Toronto District School Board, or TDSB, voted Wednesday to terminate the agreement, which would have seen elementary school students in the district being taught Mandarin and offered other cultural programs controlled by China's Ministry of Education, according...

Kenyans from Ebola-hit Liberia re-unite with their families

Africa Review  There was relief as 10 Kenyans who arrived from Ebola-ravaged West Africa and had been isolated at the Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi were released. While they were allowed to go home, they will be monitored for the next 21 days for any signs of the disease, said Mr Kepha Ombacho, a Ministry of Health official.

Shanghai Petrochemical Announces Results for the Third Quarter of 2014

PR Newswire  HONG KONG, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited ("Shanghai Petrochemical" or the "Company") (HKEx: 00338; SSE: 600688; NYSE: SHI) today announced the unaudited operating results of the Company and its subsidiaries (the "Group") for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2014 (the "Period").

Suns rout Lakers 119-99 despite Kobe's 31 points

The Washington Times  PHOENIX (AP) - The shots were falling from all over the court for the Phoenix Suns in their home opener Wednesday night. Kobe Bryant was a one-man show for the Los Angeles Lakers. The result was a 119-99 Suns blowout.

Tony Bennett brings his jazz classics to Casino Rama Nov. 1

Toronto Star  Eighty-eight-year-old jazz legend Tony Bennett is busy planning his next career move — and it involves a pop singer 60 years his junior. Bennett, who has garnered numerous awards over the years, is flying high on the response to his latest venture — an entire album of jazz greats sung with Lady Gaga.

The Chinese president’s favorite blogger hates America

GlobalPost  BEIJING, China — Did you know that in America, workers toil for a lowly $3 to $5 an hour? And that’s hardly enough to live on when “a meal at a roadside cafe costs $20-$40 per person.” These odd and erroneous claims are some of many made in “Broken Dreams in America,” an essay by Zhou Xiaoping.

The Secret To Being A Charismatic Public Speaker

Medical Daily  Is your favorite politician really as charismatic and likeable as you think, or is it all just an auditory illusion? That’s the basis of a recent study from the University of California, Los Angeles, which suggests that what a politician has to say isn’t nearly as important as the pitch in which he or she says it.

Israel's Settlement Plans Cast Doubt on Peace Commitment: U.N.

Newsweek  UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israel's decision to accelerate planning for some 1,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem raises serious doubts about the Israeli commitment to peace with the Palestinians, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday.

The Red Cross’ Secret Disaster

ProPublica  ProPublica Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comment Donate (Photo: Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images) The Red Cross’ Secret Disaster by Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica, and Laura Sullivan, NPR October 29, 2014 In 2012, two massive storms pounded the United States, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless, hungry or without power for days and weeks.