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An Olympian Named Mo Farah Takes Britain By Storm

When Mo Farah, the gold medalist in the 10,000 meters, was asked if he would rather have run for Somalia, he responded with a curt retort: "Look mate, this is my country!" This Olympic summer is a world away from last year's riots in England.
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A New Species Discovered ... On Flickr

Could crowd-sourced photo sharing be the future of taxonomy? Cybertaxonomy?
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Three NATO Soldiers Killed By Afghans

An Afghan working on an installation shared by Afghan and foreign forces shot and killed three NATO soldiers on Friday — raising to six the number of international troops killed by their Afghan partners in 24 hours, officials said.
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Seeing The World Through The Olympic Rings [Infographic]

Using only the rings of the Olympic logo, artist Gustavo Sousa strips down world statistics to illustrate global disparities, including those for population, obesity, carbon dioxide emissions and Coco-Cola sales. What would the medal count for the 2012 Olympics look like in this infographic style?
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Gaming The Games: The Rules That Got Bent In London

Several times during these Olympics, there've been moments when the Olympic oath seemed all but forgotten — you know, the one at the opening ceremony where athletes pledged to abide by the rules and spirit of fair play.
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Encoding Geopolitics: Virus Infects Banks In Lebanon

A common cybercriminal tactic appears to have been adopted by a nation-state for classic espionage purposes. The Kaspersky Lab in Moscow says the Gauss virus is targeting several large banks in Lebanon. Though the nation-state behind the virus hasn't been identified, analysts say it may be part of a U.S. effort.
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Sunni Cleric Rises To Challenge Hezbollah In Lebanon

Little-known Sunni Sheik Ahmad Assir has gained prominence recently with his public protests against Hezbollah in Lebanon. Assir says Iran is using the militant Shiite group to expand its influence, and he is calling for the group to surrender its weapons, as the crisis in Syria — another Hezbollah backer — unfolds.
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Egypt's Christians Form Their Own Brotherhood

A former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood occupies Egypt's presidential palace, leaving many of the country's Coptic Christians deeply anxious about their future. A new group calling itself the Christian Brotherhood has emerged, vowing to stand up for the rights of Copts.

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