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Journalist James Foley reportedly executedAnalysis of video showing journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff indicates it's for real.


2014-08-20 09:47:40 -0600

A RELATIVELY CALM NIGHT IN FERGUSONBy Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) - Governments scolded by the United States over their human rights records have seized on racial unrest and a police crackdown in the Missouri town of Ferguson to wag their fingers back in disapproval. Adversaries and uneasy allies from Russia and Iran to China and Egypt have accused the United States of hypocrisy as images of police brandishing lethal weapons and tear-gassing protesters have been shown around the world. Many of the countries draw criticism of their own democratic credentials from independent rights group as well as the U.S. Nonetheless, activists say the events in Ferguson, where the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman has provoked 11 nights of protests, undermine the United States' credibility in criticizing others.


2014-08-20 09:50:09 -0600

Zombie Fungus Makes 'Sniper's Alley' Around Ant ColoniesA fungus that turns worker ants into zombie henchmen has a surprisingly clever strategy to recruit new hosts. The parasitic fungus in question, Ophiocordyceps camponoti-rufipedis, is named for the species of carpenter ant that it inhabits, Camponotus rufipes.


2014-08-20 08:50:41 -0600