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World Vegetarian Day 2014: 15 Quotes and Sayings

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal (PETA) activists carry a Manhattan skyline replica carved entirely from vegetables to present to City Council members on the steps of the City Hall in New York on September 17, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal (PETA) activists carry a Manhattan skyline replica carved entirely from vegetables to present to City Council members on the steps of the City Hall in New York on September 17, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)

The World Vegetarian Day is set for Wednesday, October 1. The North American Vegetarian Society established the day in 1977, and it was endorsed by the...




  • A woman holds a placard at a large pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong on Oct. 1, 2014. Hong Kong has been plunged into the worst political crisis since its 1997 handover as pro-democracy activists take over the streets following China's refusal to grant citizens full universal suffrage. (Alex Ogle/AFP/Getty Images)

    China’s Media Censors All Images of Pro-Democracy Protests in Hong Kong

    BEIJING—China’s government has cut off news about Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of... Read more

  • Volcanic gases and ash billow from the peak crater of Mount Ontake in central Japan Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 30, 2014. Increased seismic activity raised concern Tuesday about the possibility of another eruption at the Japanese volcano where dozens were killed by Saturday's initial eruption, forcing rescuers to suspend plans to try to recover at least two dozen bodies still near the summit. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

    Luck, Quick Thinking Determined Life or Death in Japan Volcano Eruption (+ Photos)

    TOKYO—Huge boulders falling from the sky. Billowing gray smoke that cast total darkness over the mountain. Volcanic ash piling on the ground and fumes filling... Read more

  • Pro-democracy demonstrators gather for the third night in Hong Kong on Sept. 30, 2014. The demonstrators have demanded full universal suffrage after Beijing said it would allow elections for the semi-autonomous city's next leader in 2017 but would vet the candidates — a decision branded a "fake democracy". (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hong Kong Leader Rejects Protesters’ Demands

    HONG KONG—Hong Kong’s leader refused to meet with pro-democracy demonstrators by their midnight deadline Tuesday, despite their threats to expand the protests that have clogged... Read more

  • There just is no easy way out. (Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

    World Drowning in a Sea of Debt

    Oftentimes, academic research is commissioned to support policy. It is no different in economics and finance, where most of the reports coming out of the... Read more

  • Residents of the St. Paul Bridge neighborhood wearing personal protective equipment take a man suspected of carrying the Ebola virus to the Island Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    82% of Ebola Patients Are Being Turned Away From Hospitals to Die at Home, Spreding Infections to Family Members

    By Ethan A. Huff, contributing writer to Natural News A lack of available hospital beds in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries at the... Read more

  • World News to the Point: Sept. 29, 2014. (Photos.com)

    World News to the Point: Sept. 29

    …... Read more

  • Rebel fighters from the Islamic Front, Syria's largest rebel coalition, hold a position on July 13, 2014, during clashes with militants of the Islamic State (IS) for the control a village on the outskirts of Aleppo. (Ahmed Deeb/AFP/Getty Images)

    Is the Islamic State the Worst Threat or Just the Newsiest?

    On Tuesday, President Obama made what was, for many, a surprising announcement. Not only had the  United States conducted the first air strikes on the Islamic... Read more

  • Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki (L) and Palestinian Ambassador to the Netherlands Nabil Abuznaid (R) leave the International Criminal Court in The Hague, on Aug. 5, 2014. (Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images)

    Islamic Nations Lobbying Palestinians to Join International Criminal Court

    UNITED NATIONS—The world’s largest bloc of Islamic countries has been lobbying the Palestinians to join the International Criminal Court so it can prosecute Israeli politicians... Read more

  • Undated artistic sketch of Rosetta, the one billion-euro comet chasing space probe due to be launched in Jan. 2003, whom the mission has been abandoned and a new mission will be found later, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Jan. 15, 2003. Five or six other possible comets will be studied before a new target is selected, a decision likely not to be taken before the year's end. (J. Huart/AFP/Getty Images)

    Date Set for Rosetta Probe to Land on Comet 67P (+Photos, Videos)

      BERLIN—The European Space Agency says it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet on Nov. 12. It says the maneuver will... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 69th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    World Leaders Give Their Annual Speeches at the UN

    UNITED NATIONS—World leaders gathered Saturday for the fourth day of the annual ministerial meeting of the U.N. General Assembly to address the state of their... Read more

  • US Vice President Joe Biden (C) chairs a summit on international peacekeeping operations on the sidelines of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

    US, Others Vow to Strengthen UN Peacekeeping

    UNITED NATIONS—The United States and dozens of other countries vowed Friday to speed up and strengthen the U.N.’s overstretched peacekeeping response to crises around the... Read more

  • (European Commission DG ECHO, CC BY-ND)

    How Ebola Started, Spread and Spiralled out of Control

    Too slow. Too little, too late. Unprecedented. Out of control. These are just some of the descriptors for the biggest recorded epidemic of human infection... Read more

  • Brisbane, Australia: Stacey Armstrong, 26, Learning and Development Trainer: I would have to say the positives outweigh the negatives … The reasons for that would be, firstly tourism; it’s obviously going to bring a lot of people out, who potentially may not have visited that place before the World Cup went there. So tourism would be a big hit. Obviously, it probably would boost the economy as well. Depends on where it was, it would probably just put it on the map a bit more, because any publicity is good publicity as far as the World Cup goes. Even if there was any kind of drama or if there were a few things that would be classed as negative things, it would put it on the map and get it heard of a little bit more.

    Global Q&A: ‘Do you think the negatives outweigh the positives for a country hosting the World Cup?’

    Negatives were top for some and positives for others. Meaningful assessments beforehand could potentially produce a better balance for all concerned to gain from a... Read more

  • French President Francois Hollande speaks during the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Group That Killed French Herve Gourdel Is a Threat, Says Hollande

    UNITED NATIONS—French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday the terrorists who beheaded a French citizen in Algeria represent a global threat that must be stopped. In... Read more

  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani walk to a meeting at the United Nations Tuesday, Sept 23, 2014, on the sidelines of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly. (AP Photo/Jewel Samad, Pool)

    UN Chief Says World Leaders Have ‘Duty’ to Nurture Hope in Chaotic World

    UNITED NATIONS—Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on global leaders Wednesday to find “seeds of hope” in the turmoil and despair of a world that may seem... Read more

  • An aerial survey mission by Greenpeace at East Kotawaringin district in Central Kalimantan province on Indonesia's Borneo Island shows cleared trees in a forest located in the concession of Karya Makmur Abadi which is being developed for a palm oil plantation, on Feb. 24, 2014. (Bay Ismoyo/AFP/Getty Images)

    Initiative to End Deforestation Eroded as Brazil Refuse to Join

    NEW YORK—More than 30 countries set the first-ever deadline on Tuesday to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of such a goal was eroded... Read more


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