Microsoft will announce its acquisition of the creators of Minecraft on Monday

Microsoft will announce its acquisition of the creators of Minecraft on Monday

A rumor began going around the internet a few days ago that Microsoft was discussing an acquisition of Mojang, the company behind the wildly popular Minecraft. New reports suggest that the surprise $2.5 billion deal will be officially announced by Microsoft on Monday. There are numerous reasons why Microsoft would be interesting in securing the rights to Minecraft, but some analysts and developers believe that the biggest reason for the acquisition could be related to Windows Phone, and how Microsoft could use the popular game to expand its … [Read More...]

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Columbia students and together to help fellow student and rape survivor

Columbia students and together to help fellow student and rape survivor

A week or so ago, a student at Columbia University made a vow to carry a mattress with her across campus until the man who raped her was brought to justice and expelled. As part of her “Carry That Weight” project, Emma Sulkowicz wasn’t allowed to ask other students to help her carry the mattress, … [Read More...]

Two more people have been infected with Ebola in Nigeria

Two more people have been infected with Ebola in Nigeria

The number of people in Nigeria who have been confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus had initially only included the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities, but with two more cases having emerged, the circle of infected … [Read More...]

Dozens dead after an attack on a Sunni mosque in Iraq

Dozens dead after an attack on a Sunni mosque in Iraq

At least 73 people have been confirmed to have been killed after a group of Shia Muslims opened fire inside of a Sunni mosque in the Iraqi village of Bani Wais, located in the country’s eastern Diyala province, according to an official from Iraq's interior ministry, an event which will undoubtedly … [Read More...]

The Gaza ceasefire has been extended by another 24 hours

The Gaza ceasefire has been extended by another 24 hours

Israeli and Palestinian leaders have agreed to extend the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip by another 24 hours, mere minutes before the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire was supposed to expire, in an effort to buy enough time to work out a more permanent peaceful solution to their conflict. The agreement … [Read More...]

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2015 MAZDA3: One of the Most Popular Cars from the “Zoom Zoom” Crowd

As the mantra for Mazda goes on the commercials with a whisper of “zoom zoom” every car they have built has been designed and engineered to offer fun while driving. The stable of peppy engines and advanced handling and suspension controls have made this possible for Mazda and has given them bragging … [Read More...]

The FAA has banned all flights over Syria

The FAA has banned all flights over Syria

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has decided to ban all flights over Syria due to “ongoing armed conflict and volatile security environment” in the country. The agency announced last night that the decision was, “based on an updated assessment of the risk associated with such operations and … [Read More...]

Iraqi and Kurdish forces have retaken the Mosul Dam

Iraqi and Kurdish forces have retaken the Mosul Dam

After two days of assistance by United States air strikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces have successfully taken back control of the country’s largest dam from Islamic State militants, according to a military spokesman in Baghdad earlier today. The Islamic State, however, is denying this claim, insisting … [Read More...]

Exiled Tibetan monks have joined the protests in Ferguson

Exiled Tibetan monks have joined the protests in Ferguson

Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri were joined by a group of exiled Tibetan monks over the weekend in response to the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, earlier this month. Since Brown’s death, residents of Ferguson have taken to the streets to protest the unfair treatment of the black … [Read More...]

Sunni leaders offer to support the Shi’ite-led Iraqi government

Sunni leaders offer to support the Shi’ite-led Iraqi government

Tribal leaders and clerics representing the minority Sunni population in Iraq have offered their support for Shi'ite prime minister-designate Haider al-Abadi in order to contain sectarian bloodshed and combat an offensive by the Islamic State militants that threaten to tear the country apart, on the … [Read More...]

Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans gather to see Pope Francis

Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans gather to see Pope Francis

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered and cheered this morning as Pope Francis rode through downtown Seoul for a ceremony to beatify 124 Korea Catholics who were killed for their beliefs over a century ago. For the estimated 5.1 million Catholics residing in South Korea, this was a symbolic … [Read More...]

Tensions flare in Ferguson once again with more tear gas and looting

Tensions flare in Ferguson once again with more tear gas and looting

A 24-hour period of peace and quiet in Ferguson, Missouri was broken this morning when police returned to the streets in riot gear and began firing tear gas on protesters while some protesters began breaking car windows and looting stores. A line of armored trucks, one of which had a sniper on … [Read More...]

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Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano begins sub-glacial eruption

Iceland raised its aviation alert to red earlier today as a sub-glacial eruption began at the Bardarbunga volcano, which has been rattled by thousands of earthquakes over the past week, according to the country’s Meteorological Office. “The rate of earthquakes has increased such that they are happening so quickly that it is difficult for the [...]

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