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Designing Your World

Designing Your World

A collection of Important and Accurate News Feeds from both Mainstream and Simi-Alternative News Sources from around the Globe.
WADA will not appeal NRL doping bans -
SYDNEY (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency will not appeal sanctions imposed on Cronulla players for breaches of the National Rugby League's anti-doping rules, but has raised concerns about the handling of the matter. - Designing Your World
Wada may consider longer drugs bans -
Wada may consider longer drugs bans
World Anti-Doping Agency may increase athletics drugs bans if research into steroids longevity proves correct. - Designing Your World
MMA fighter "Mayhem" Miller live-tweets SWAT stand-off -
Jason "Mayhem" Miller and the Orange County Sheriff's Department were both tweeting updates from Miller's home where authorities tried to serve him with an arrest warrant - Designing Your World
Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes -
MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a monitoring group said on Thursday, as U.S.-led air strikes failed to halt their advance and Turkish forces looked on without intervening. - Designing Your World
Police shooting in St. Louis fans new protest flames -
The shooting death of another black teen comes as demonstrators were planning a new protest related to the August killing of Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson - Designing Your World
Homeland Security says terrorists haven't crossed U.S-Mexico border -
Two Republican congressmen said in recent days that men with ties to terror groups had illegally entered the U.S. before being apprehended - Designing Your World
"Under the Dome" and "Extant" renewed by CBS -
The sci-fi dramas will get a third and second season, respectively, while one of the network's new dramas was canceled - Designing Your World
Anti-EU party poised to win first British parliament seat -
CLACTON-ON-SEA England (Reuters) - Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party was poised to win its first elected seat in parliament on Friday, highlighting the threat it poses to Prime Minister David Cameron seven months before a national election. - Designing Your World
Rousseff and Neves neck-and-neck ahead of Brazil runoff -
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Pro-business opposition candidate Aecio Neves has gained support and is running neck-and-neck with leftist President Dilma Rousseff ahead of Brazil's Oct. 26 presidential runoff, two polls showed on Thursday. - Designing Your World
North Korea leader Kim is still in charge, has leg injury - source -
BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in firm control of his government but has hurt his leg, a source with access to the secretive North's leadership said, playing down speculation over the 31-year-old's health and grip on power. - Designing Your World
Could diabetics produce their own insulin? -
Researchers discover stem cell process that could become major breakthrough for millions of type 1 diabetes patients - Designing Your World
Turkey: We won't take on ISIS alone -
Turkey says it won't go it alone on the ground despite reports that extremists had seized a chunk of a key town near its border. - Designing Your World
French ceremony honours slain war correspondents -
French ceremony honours slain war correspondents
Bayeux (France) (AFP) - Hundreds of colleagues, friends and family paid tribute Thursday to the numerous journalists killed over the past year, including US reporter James Foley, whose "vile" beheading at the hands of Islamic State militants sparked global outrage. - Designing Your World
Briton with Ebola-like symptoms dies in Macedonia: official -
Briton with Ebola-like symptoms dies in Macedonia: official
Skopje (AFP) - A British national displaying Ebola-like symptoms died in Macedonia on Thursday, health officials said, cautioning that the diagnosis could not be confirmed until a German lab had completed its analysis. - Designing Your World
Top Asian News at 11:30 p.m. GMT -
HONG KONG (AP) — A pro-democracy protest that has blocked main roads in Hong Kong for almost two weeks could drag on for days yet, after talks aimed at resolving a bitter standoff between the city's government and student demonstrators collapsed Thursday. The government called off the talks hours ahead of the scheduled time Friday, saying the dialogue had been "seriously undermined" by student leaders' call earlier in the day for supporters to turn out in force to occupy the main protest zone. - Designing Your World
Clashes break out in C. African Republic capital -
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Clashes in Central African Republic's capital have resulted in "many casualties," the International Committee for the Red Cross said Thursday, marking the most significant violence in the city since a United Nations force took over peacekeeping last month. - Designing Your World
Raheny United 0-4 Bristol Academy Ladies -
Raheny United 0-4 Bristol Academy Ladies
Bristol Academy take a big step towards the last 16 of the Champions League with a 4-0 victory over hosts Raheny United. - Designing Your World
Bobby Jindal Wants Teachers To Know They Have Free Speech Rights, Too -
Bobby Jindal Wants Teachers To Know They Have Free Speech Rights, Too
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) wants teachers to know they can complain about the Common Core State Standards all they want. On Wednesday, Jindal issued an executive order aimed at protecting the rights and freedom of speech of teachers. The order was issued in response to recent reports "about teachers who were quieted by local school officials after voicing concerns over Common Core," according to a press release from the governor's office. A subsequent press release from the same office implied that Jindal believes John White, the state's education superintendent, could be playing a role in silencing teachers. The press release for the executive order specifically highlights a recent article from The Town Talk, a Louisiana newspaper, in which an educator said she was "written up" by school administrators after writing a Facebook comment critical of the Common Core. "Teachers are the backbone of Louisiana's educational system and offer a necessary voice in the ongoing discussions... - Designing Your World
Ex-wife of Glock founder sues him over millions -
Ex-wife of Glock founder sues him over millions
ATLANTA (AP) — After working decades to build a wildly successful firearms company, Gaston Glock conspired with associates to push out his ex-wife and business partner of almost 50 years and steal millions of dollars from her, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Atlanta. - Designing Your World
In Life and Death, Thomas Eric Duncan Exposed Severe Gaps in Anti-Ebola Efforts on Both Sides of the Atlantic -
In Life and Death, Thomas Eric Duncan Exposed Severe Gaps in Anti-Ebola Efforts on Both Sides of the Atlantic
How can you prosecute a man hanging onto a lifeline from an infectious disease? According to news reports published last week, that's precisely what Liberia vowed to do to Thomas Eric Duncan -- the first patient diagnosed with Ebola while on US soil -- if he ever made it back to the country. Duncan died on Wednesday from Ebola related complications. His tragic demise should represent a prick on the conscience of those who threatened prosecution. This is the same kind of insensitive scaremongering that has driven people underground, afraid to cooperate with authorities. With more than 3,000 Ebola-related deaths reported, double the number of infections and no indication of the outbreak abating any time soon, inflammatory statements about criminalizing Ebola only make matters worse. Though the backstory of Duncan's case is still unfolding, there was an underlying and perhaps faulty assumption that he knew about his Ebola status and deliberately lied on his exit form. In actuality,... - Designing Your World
Liberia children orphaned, ostracized by Ebola -
Liberia children orphaned, ostracized by Ebola
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First 16-year-old Promise Cooper's mother complained of a hurting head and raging fever, and she died days later on the way to the hospital. - Designing Your World
Air strikes 'stall IS Syria advance' -
Air strikes 'stall IS Syria advance'
US-led air strikes on the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane seem to have stalled an IS advance, as reports say the militants have lost ground. - Designing Your World
Private sector pay 'to rise fastest' -
Private sector pay 'to rise fastest'
Pay in the private sector is likely to rise faster than public sector wages in the next four years, according to a report. - Designing Your World
Graves could hide 'evil' past -
Researchers try to uncover new clues in a decades-old mystery that haunts a Florida reform school. Ed Lavandera reports. - Designing Your World
Taste Paraguay's delicious mistake -
Sopa paraguaya, which means Paraguayan soup, is a misnomer. It is not even close to being a soup; in fact, it's more akin to a cheesy cornbread. - Designing Your World
Former British air force officer convicted of sex abuse -
Former British air force officer convicted of sex abuse
London (AFP) - A British court martial convicted a former air force officer of a range of sex offences on Thursday, committed while he was based in Germany in the 1980s. - Designing Your World
Senator skipped hearing for fundraiser -
Sen. Kay Hagan's campaign said late Wednesday the North Carolina Democrat missed a classified hearing last winter on the threat from the terrorist group ISIS to go to New York to raise money for her re-election. Hagan admitted earlier this week she didn't attend a hearing because she went to the fundraiser but didn't disclose which hearing she missed. - Designing Your World
Mexico arrests Juarez drug cartel leader -
Mexico arrests Juarez drug cartel leader
Mexico City (AFP) - Mexican police have captured suspected Juarez drug cartel leader Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, whose gang engaged in turf wars that have left thousands of people dead, authorities said Thursday. - Designing Your World
Cayman jury clears ex-premier of criminal charges -
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A Cayman Islands jury on Thursday unanimously found a former premier not guilty of nearly a dozen criminal charges about two years after he was ousted from power on suspicion of corruption. - Designing Your World
Harvard Students Launch Petition For 'Yes Means Yes' Consent Policy -
Harvard Students Launch Petition For 'Yes Means Yes' Consent Policy
Harvard University students have launched a petition calling on the school to include affirmative consent in its sexual assault policy. Their petition asks that the school's policy shift its standard of consent for sexual activities from "no means no" to "only yes means yes," mirroring a law adopted by California last month. Three student groups -- Our Harvard Can Do Better, Graduate Students Advocating for Gender Equality and Harvard Students Demand Respect -- created the petition, which calls for a new "baseline for confirming that a sexual partner wants to be in that situation at that time." Our Harvard represents undergraduate students, while Harvard Students Demand Respect covers all schools at the university. Students have been pushing for the change for months, but even now, Harvard's administration won't say whether it will join others in the Ivy League in supporting such a policy. "Harvard has taken a number of steps to foster prevention efforts and to support students who... - Designing Your World
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