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DRACO, a cure for the flu?

February 24, 2012

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I have a flu today so I thought I’d briefly hunt for a cure before going back to sleep. I don’t want to just treat symptoms, I want a cure. Yes, there may actually be one… in about a decade. I expect my flu to be gone by then, so the slow pace is annoying. […]

Ghana coach says witchcraft is reason for team split

February 24, 2012

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Ghana coach Goran Stevanovic has revealed deep divisions within the squad, saying some players used witchcraft against their own team-mates. The Serbian made his claim in a leaked report on the Black Stars’ failure at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, where they were beaten by eventual winners Zambia in the semi-finals. “We all need […]

Mali clashes displace nearly 130,000, UN warns

February 24, 2012

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Nearly 130,000 people have been displaced by fighting between Tuareg rebels and government forces since mid-January in Mali, the UN has warned. The clashes had displaced an estimated 60,000 people inside Mali, and a further 69,000 had fled to neighbouring countries, a spokesman told the BBC. Adrian Edwards warned that basic supplies were urgently needed, […]

IRS has $1 billion in unclaimed tax refunds

February 24, 2012

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The IRS said today it’s holding $1 billion in unclaimed tax refunds, owed to people who didn’t file a return in 2008. I guess the good news is that, if those taxpayers don’t claim the money — they have until April 17 this year to do so — then that’s some revenue the government can […]

Sir Richard Branson wins rights to richardbranson.xxx

February 24, 2012

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Sir Richard Branson has won control of the domain name richardbranson.xxx. The tycoon had been in dispute with Australian Sean Truman, who registered the domain name last year. The National Arbitration Forum (NAF), a US-based adjudication body, ruled that Mr Truman had registered and used richardbranson.xxx “in bad faith”. The .xxx domain was introduced as […]

Kevin and Elizabeth Schatz, Religious Nuts, Beat Daughter, 7, to Death for Mispronouncing Word

February 24, 2012

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Kevin and Elizabeth Schatz adopted three kids from an orphanage in Liberia to live with their other six kids in a remote area outside Sacramento. As it turns out, the children might have been better off remaining in that lawless African shithole… The Schatz’s homeschooled their nine children and grew their own food. Which would […]