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04/07/2014

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Casino III, Gambling Chips, Photo by Mike Jack

Omani Woman Nora Al-Daher, Gambled and Lost £2m in One Night, then Refuses to Pay Casino

UNITED KINGDOM, London – There is such a thing as gambling addiction, problem gambling, or ludomania which is the urge to continuously gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop. Pathological gambling is considered by the American Psychiatric Association to be an impulse control disorder rather than an addiction. However, for the DSM […]

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03/07/2014

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Copacabana - Bolivia, Julio 2013, Photo by Dani

International Volunteers Series: Infirmary Worker in Montero, Bolivia

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 23:30 p.m. DST, 03 July 2014 MONTERO, Bolivia — Antoinette Moncrieff, a spitfire of a girl from Michigan, works in an orphanage, or Hogar, in Bolivia with another American volunteer, Natalie Baker. Antoinette was drawn to work in Bolivia because of the opportunity to work in an orphanage and […]

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02/07/2014

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Twins, Photo by James Gardner

Heroin in the Hills

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 07:45 p.m. DST, 11 June 2014 CINCINNATI, Ohio — While drug abuse is a long-standing problem in the Appalachia region of the United States, the surge in heroin usage has only been recently documented and is a relatively new phenomena. Most officials attribute the influx of heroin into be rural […]

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30/06/2014

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Drinking PUR, Photo by Greg Allgood

Is Clean Water Technology a Solution for Africa?

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 21:25 p.m. DST, 30 June 2014 GHANA, Accra — Earlier this month, Medwyn Jacobs, CEO of New and Master Technologies (N&M) once again presented at Annual Ghana National Health Environment and Safety (NAHES) Conference where he reintroduced N&M’s water harvesting machine that can take water out of the […]

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30/06/2014

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Kim Jong-un Promises War

Korean Missiles, Photo by Daniel Foster

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 11:45 a.m. DST, 30 June 2014 HOLLYWOOD, California — Could James Franco and Seth Rogen start a war? Until yesterday, that notion seemed absurd. But now, Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea, has promised ‘merciless’ retribution if Columbia Pictures releases the film The Interview, which stars both […]

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