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Judge Dismisses Noriega Lawsuit Against “Call Of Duty” Maker

Posted On October 29, 2014

(Los Angeles, CA) -- A judge is dismissing a lawsuit brought by former dictator Manuel Noriega against a video game company. Noriega was suing Activision Blizzard, Inc. over his image in the "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" video game. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge said the case was trying to stifle free speech,…

Turkish Mine Disaster

Posted On October 28, 2014

(Istanbul) -- Eighteen miners are trapped in a flooded coal mine in Southern Turkey. Divers and rescue teams are working fast to save the miners, because the water in the mine is rising fast. It is still unclear where the water in the mine is coming from. This is the second major accident at a…

Lloyd’s of London Cutting Jobs

Posted On October 28, 2014

(London) -- Lloyds Banking Group, owners of Lloyd's of London, has announced it is cutting nine-thousand jobs and closing 150 banks in the UK. Danny Cox from financial services firm Hargreaves Lansdown says these latest cuts will be aimed at balancing the books.   The latest cost cutting measures come as the group sets aside…

South Korea Claims Kim Jong-Un Has Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Posted On October 28, 2014

(Undated) -- Intelligence officials in South Korea say they know the reason North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was out of the spotlight for weeks. Spies for South Korea's National Intelligence Service say the dictator was diagnosed with an affliction called tarsal tunnel syndrome and underwent surgery on his right ankle. With tarsal tunnel syndrome, the…

Germany Warns Security Situation “Critical”

Posted On October 28, 2014

(Berlin) -- Germany's Interior Minister is warning that radical Islam poses a critical security threat to his country. Thomas de Maiziere said Tuesday the number of threatening individuals has never been as high as now. De Maiziere insisted Germany represents freedom, and is therefore "an object of hate." He added that authorities are monitoring more…