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Beef and Alcohol Are the Secret Ingredients in Juice



SYDNEY — There is beef and alcohol in your orange juice

If you are drinking Heinz Australia’s Golden Circle juice, that is.

The company revealed the secret ingredients in a letter to a customer from Melbourne, Fairfax Media reported.

When Sonjoy Chakraborty, who does not consume alcohol or beef due to religious reasons, heard that the products are sometimes used in juice, he wrote to Heinz asking if this was correct.

The answer shocked…

UN Made Clear It Was Sheltering Kids But School in Gaza Still Got Hit



At least 16 people seeking shelter were killed when a United Nations-run school in Gaza were hit on Thursday

Initial reports suggested that Israeli tank shells hit the compound in the Gaza Strip. But the Israeli military suggested Hamas rockets may have been to blame, although it offered no proof. The Israeli military said it was reviewing the incident

The school in Beit Hanoun was run as a shelter by The United Nations Relief…

My Neighbor’s Using Water in a Drought! Quick, Someone Yell at Him!



Faced with one of the state’s worst droughts on record, some Californians have taken extreme measures to force their neighbors to use less water: publicly shaming them on social media, using the hashtag #DroughtShaming

The trend does not have the backing of water authorities, however. State officials told Mashable they would much rather residents anonymously report each other to their local water board.

Last week, the…

Kurdish Freedom Comes at a Heavy Price



Syria has found itself torn apart by a civil war that doesn’t have an end in sight. The warring factions of Syria’s civil war and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) have peppered the country with constant violence transforming beautiful cities into rubble and leaving countless dead. Photographer Cengiz Yar Jr has been capturing much of the chaos but was taken aback when he went to the Kurdish region of Rojava in northern Syria.

Vint Cerf Warns Against Evil Superpowers Taking Over the Internet



The Father of the Internet wants to lay some wisdom and warnings on all of you.

In a new video posted by Google, a cartoon version of Vint Cerf, who is widely recognized as one of the fathers of the Internet (along with Bob Kahn), explains the Internet address system and some of the near-term hurdles it faces.

The two-and-a-half-minute animated video is mostly an Internet Address system explainer that highlights Cerf’s and Khan’s role in,…

Iraq Now Censoring Websites Critical of Government



As the terrorist group known as the Islamic State began its march through Iraq, the government tried to answer both on the ground and online, blocking large social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

But now, Iraq seems to be taking advantage of the turmoil to censor websites critical of the central governmentAl Jazeera and Al Arabiya have been blocked for weeks, and the government is also blocking smaller sites as well. In the meantime, sites affiliated with the Islamic State,…

Finally, a Movie That Panders to ’90s Kids



Get ready to kick your nostalgia into overdrive

There are no shortage of ’80s and ’90s toy-themed movies like The Lego Movie and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hitting theaters, but this parody trailer from The Wil Wheaton Project tops them all.

As Wil Wheaton commented on YouTube, “We at the Wil Wheaton Project believe it’s finally time for the most pandering nostalgia film of all time!”

European Central Bank Hit by Data Theft, 20,000 Emails Stolen



BERLIN — The European Central Bank said Thursday that email addresses and other contact information have been stolen from a database that serves its public website, though it stressed that no internal systems or market-sensitive data were compromised.

The security breach involved a database serving part of the website that gathers registrations for ECB conferences and other events, the Frankfurt-based central bank for the 18 nations that share the euro said in a statement.

See also: Cyber…

Algeria Passenger Plane Disappears From Radar



Algeria news agency reported Thursday that a passenger plane has disappeared from radar on flight from Burkina Faso.

No details about the number of passenger on flight AH5017 were given. The plane was en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers, and it lost contact with Algerian aviation authorities some 50 minutes after take off, Reuters reports

Spanish airline Swiftair was operating a MD83 as #AH5017 for of Air Algerie. Reports say that there were 110 pax + 6 crew onboard.


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Winter Is Coming to Russia: Putin Abolishes ‘Daylight Saving’ Time Shift



Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken the first steps in claiming “Winterfell” as Russia’s nickname, after he signed a law on Tuesday that places the country under a permanent wintertime, starting October 26.

Under the new law, “seasonal changing of clocks is not being carried out,” the Kremlin announcement said, according to Agence France-Presse. “Russians will turn their clocks back one hour, and will not set them an hour ahead the following spring,” Russian news site RIA Novosti