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SodaStream to close West Bank factory targeted by boycott campaign

Israeli drink maker SodaStream International Ltd. said Wednesday it will close a West Bank factory that has been targeted by boycott activists and move the facility to a location inside Israel.

SodaStream representative Nirit Hurwitz said that the decision to move the factory to Lehavim in Israel’s southern Negev region was for “purely commercial” reasons and was not connected to pressure from pro-Palestinian activists who had boycotted the company because of its location.

via SodaStream to close West Bank factory targeted by boycott campaign (+video) – CSMonitor.com.

 

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Bodies Found in Mexico Where 3 Texans Missing

Mexican officials say four bodies have been found east of the border city of Matamoros, near where three young Americans went missing more than two weeks ago.

Tamaulipas state investigator Raul Galindo Vira on Wednesday confirming the bodies had been found, but he declined to discuss who they might be.

A second state official said investigators were trying to determine if they include three siblings from Progreso, Texas, who disappeared with a fourth person on Oct. 13. The official, who said the bodies were badly decomposed, insisted on speaking anonymously because he was not authorized to speak to the press.

via Bodies Found in Mexico Where 3 Texans Missing – ABC News.

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Doctors Mystified by Paralysis in Dozens of Children

While the press has spent weeks hyping the Ebola “epidemic” real health crisis have been afflicting Americans:

More than 50 children in 23 states have had mysterious episodes of paralysis to their arms or legs, according to data gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The cause is not known, although some doctors suspect the cases may be linked to infection with enterovirus 68, a respiratory virus that has sickened thousands of children in recent months.

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Pope Francis says evolution is real and God is no wizard

Delivering an address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Pope Francis continued his habit of making provocative, seemingly progressive statements. The pontiff appeared to endorse the theory of the Big Bang and told the gathering at the Vatican that there was no contradiction between believing in God as well as the prevailing scientific theories regarding the expansion of our universe.

via Pope Francis says evolution is real and God is no wizard | CharlotteObserver.com.

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