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Ron Paul Says U.S. ‘Likely Hiding Truth’ About MH17 Crash

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The U.S. government “knows a lot more” than it’s letting on about the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash and is “likely hiding [the] truth,” according to former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). In an Aug. 7 post on his news site, Voices of Liberty, Paul said he believes the U.S., with all its intelligence-gathering capabilities, should have a clear idea of what happened on July 17 when MH17 was shot down…

Not just Argentina: 11 countries near bankruptcy

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After years of bitter court battles with creditors, Argentina has defaulted on its debt, according to rating agency Standard & Poor’s. After failing to come to an agreement with creditors from its previous default in 2001, the country missed necessary bond payments on July 31, triggering the default announcement. As of publication, other organizations, most notably the rating agency Moody’s Investors Service and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, a…

Ukraine, rebels agree on security zone at crash site

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HRABOVE, Ukraine — Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists agreed Saturday to set up a security zone around the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines jet to allow the orderly removal of the bodies of the 298 people killed in the shootdown of MH17 over eastern Ukraine two days ago. The Malaysian airliner — en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 183 passengers and 15 crew members — crashed into rebel-held…

Passenger Makes Eerie Facebook Post Before Boarding Downed Malaysia Airlines Plane

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A passenger who appears to have been on the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine on Thursday posted a photo of his plane with an eerie message before boarding the ill-fated Boeing 777. Translated from Dutch to English, the caption reads: “In case it goes missing, here is what it looks like.” Cor Pan posted the photo on Facebook of the Malaysia Airlines plane from the Amsterdam Airport on Thursday. Pan’s post…

It’s nobody’s business ‘whether we choose to wear hijabs’: Muslim women launch passionate online protest against feminist group’s ‘Topless Jihad Day’ rally

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      A group angered by the actions of topless feminist protestors is making its presence known on social media. The members of Muslim Women Against Femen are encouraging supporters to participate in Muslimah Pride Day to show that they do not agree with the Ukraine-based group’s actions, including Thursday’s Topless Jihad Day. “This is an opportunity for Muslim women to get a say and show people that we have a…