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In case you didn't know. Actress/Musician/Producer Rita Wilson is a proud Greek-American and married to Tom Hanks. Hanks joined the Greek Orthodox Church when he married his wife Rita Wilson in 1988 and has since been an avid member.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's Greek Orthodox faith

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Russia's 'Facebook' Cracking Down on ISIS Accounts

The "Russian Facebook" VKontakte has started cracking down on the Islamic State, shutting down some of the militants' main accounts.

Russia's 'Facebook' Cracking Down on ISIS Accounts

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Who are the Yazidis and why is Isis hunting them?

Who are the Yazidis and why is Isis hunting them? The Iraqi ethnic and religious minority descends from some of the region’s most ancient roots and face executions for a reputation as ‘devil worshippers’.

Who are the Yazidis and why is Isis hunting them?

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Iraq Crisis: Yazidi Women 'Forced to Marry' Islamic State Fighters

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BBC published a not so flattering article regarding ancient Greek legends. The article’s author, Armand d’Angour, associate professor of classics at the University of Oxford, raises a series of questions and attempts to clarify if all of the ancient Greek legends are actually true or if they are myths, a figment of Greeks’ colorful imagination. See more at: http://eu.greekreporter.com/2014/07/23/bbc-attempts-to-rewrite-ancient-greek-history/#sthash.4ZeCdTz6.dpuf

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The tide is turning against the scam that is privatisation

The tide is turning against the scam that is privatisation | Seumas Milne

The tide is turning against the scam that is privatisation

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Days of the Week

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Why focus on the Hagia Sophia now? | TURKISH GREEK NEWS-Turkish News,Greek News

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The Byzantine empire's own 'eurozone' crisis offers a lesson for the EU today

The Byzantine empire's own 'eurozone' crisis offers a lesson for the EU today | Peter Frankopan

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Mail Onlinefrom Mail Online

Damian Lewis praises Shakespeare as he marks the poet's 450th birthday

Damian Lewis performed a reading of William Shakespeare's first five sonnets at an event to mark the late playwright's 450th birthday.

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Black death skeletons reveal pitiful life of 14th-century Londoners

Black death was not spread by rat fleas, say researchers

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Forbesfrom Forbes

Want To Know The Language Of The Future? The Data Suggests It Could Be...French

For many centuries, France was the official language of culture, and erudition. It was the language of diplomacy and arts. Aristocrats in Imperial Russia spoke French, even amongst themselves, as Tolstoy and many others documented. In short, if you wanted to be educated, you had to speak French.

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We will not be silenced!

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Café a Brasileira, Lisbon

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UK seeking to ensure Russia sanctions do not harm City of London

Government document photographed outside No 10 states that 'London's financial centre' should not be closed to Russians

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Home ownership in Greece 'a sick joke' as property market collapses

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The Whirling World-War 3 Vortex

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Why Are Christians the World’s Most Persecuted Group? | FrontPage Magazine

Why Are Christians the World’s Most Persecuted Group?

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This Is Your Brain On Beer And Coffee (INFOGRAPHIC)

A little of column A, a little of column B.

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Aimer l’Europe, haïr l’euro

Just to realize that money is (or is supposed to be) the representative system of the real economy, this italian guy burns a 10 euros ticket. Thats been nice, I thought about it before, I´ve liked to know an other sane person.

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Η Τουρκία ανοίγει ξανά τις πόρτες της στους Ελληνες | TURKISH GREEK NEWS-Τουρκικά Νέα,Τουρκία,Τουρκικές ειδήσεις,Ελληνοτουρκικές ειδήσεις

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The Independentfrom The Independent

Tough austerity measures in Greece leave nearly a million people with

Tough austerity measures in Greece leave nearly a million people with no access to healthcare, leading to soaring infant mortality, HIV infection and suicide http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/tough-austerity-measures-in-greece-leave-nearly-a-million-people-with-no-access-to-healthcare-leading-to-soaring-infant-mortality-hiv-infection-and-suicide-9142274.html

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Business Insiderfrom Business Insider

This brilliant map renames each US state with a country generating the same GDP

Here's a US map with each state labeled as the country generating the same gross domestic product. A little scary how big we are--don't let it go to your head, Minnesota, that you account for Malaysia's role in the world economy. My state = Latvia!

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Syria conflict: An ordinary family, a terrible war

It is a terrible story but it throws a grim light on the terrors of the Syrian war. It is told at first in a calm, precise voice by Nusair Mahla, a middle-aged government employee, until he finally has to choke back tears as he speaks of the last moments of his sister Maysoun Hala and her husband Nizar along with their two children, Karim and Bishr. He says that many other Syrians have suffered similar tragedies, but in few cases is it known so precisely what the victims themselves thought…

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The 5 Oldest Colleges In The World

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