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Tuesday Blast Death Toll Passes 300, New Fire In Destroyed Turkish Mine – 17 May 2014

RT logoTwo more miners’ bodies were found in west Turkey on Saturday, bringing the death toll from Turkey’s worst ever mining disaster up to 301, according to the country’s energy minister. The explosion and fire in Soma on Tuesday triggered nationwide protests.

The two bodies are thought to be the last that will be recovered from the mine. They were discovered shortly after a new fire began, reported Reuters.

“The newly discovered workers will be brought up and given back to their families. If there is no further demand and, the information we have backs that up, then we will have finished our search work,” Taner Yildiz stated, as the rescue operation wound up.

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Russia To Exchange Antidrug Data With BRICS Countries – 17 May 2014

RT logoRussia’s counter-drug agency is set to establish permanent ‘hot lines’ with the anti-narcotics police of BRICS member countries to exchange timely information and evaluate the influence of drug trafficking on the association’s member states.

“We’ve made a decision to create mechanisms of strategic cooperation, establish ‘hot lines’ and appoint coordinators in BRICS member states,” announced Viktor Ivanov, the head of Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service (FDCS).

The decision was announced during the concluding ceremony of the international two-day anti-drug conference. Last summer, during a similar international anti-drug law enforcement conference in Moscow, representatives of the BRICS member states agreed to create a working group to develop an agreement on joint counteraction of illegal drug trade.

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NaturalNews – Living In The ‘Hood Now A Disease, Says CDC: ‘Hood Disease’ Caused By Urban Stress – 17 May 2014

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) Is it real or is it another politically correct attempt by a federal government entity to provide an excuse for poor choices, poor performances or poor government education practices and standards?

It’s hard to say at this stage, but nevertheless, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared that life in the inner city can create a health problem which then makes it tougher for young people there to learn.

The health problem? “Post-traumatic stress disorder,” the same condition that a number of soldiers returning from battle and victims of physical harm from crime have developed. Continue reading

Portugal Leaves Bailout Program With 214Bn Euro Debt, 4% Lower GDP – 17 May 2014

RT logoPortugal exited its international bailout program on Saturday, regaining its economic sovereignty, which it lost after the European debt crisis. However, the country’s GDP is four percent lower than in 2010, a year before it asked for financial help.

The country will become the second eurozone country to leave the bailout after Ireland. Portugal underwent three years of painful austerity, in order to receive a 78-billion euro loan (106 billion US dollars), to help a nation that was on the verge of bankruptcy.

However, not everything has gone smoothly for Portugal, with the end of the bailout coming at a time when data has shown the country’s economy contracted by 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2014. Overall, the country’s GDP is four percent lower than in 2010, a year before they asked the International Monetary Fund for financial help.

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Russian Anti-GMO Activists Raise Funds For ‘First-Ever’ Independent Intl Research – 17 May 2014

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GMO production and distribution is likened to terrorism by the authors of a draft bill submitted to the Russian parliament earlier this week. It’s not the first comparison of the kind, according to Elena Sharoykina, director of the Genetic Safety Public Association (GSPA), a 10-year-old NGO in Moscow, Russia’s major campaigner for GM-free food and agriculture.

In an interview to RT, Sharoykina recalled a statement made by the NATO Committee on the Challenges to Modern Society in the Belgian city of Liege in 2004, in which it warned that GMOs may be used as a genetic weapon.

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Record Balkan Floods: At Least 20 Killed, Tens Of Thousands Forced To Flee – 17 May 2014

RT logoAt least 20 people were killed, tens of thousands evacuated, over 250,000 households left without power in what has been branded the ‘worst flooding’ on record across the Balkans.

Officials in Bosnia say 12 people have died and more bodies could emerge as the water recedes from dozens of cities flooded in the past three days. Serbia has seen eight deaths, AP reported.

“This is the greatest flooding disaster ever. Not just in the past 100 years; this has never happened in Serbia’s history,” Serbia’s Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic told a news conference on Thursday.

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IrishExaminer – Draghi Urged To Tap Bailout Funds Debt – 17 May 2014

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Mario Draghi could end the search for an asset worth buying if he would only turn to the euro area’s jointly issued crisis bonds.

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