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EARTHLINGS is a feature length documentary about humanity's absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called "non-human providers." The film is narrated by Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (GLADIATOR) and features music by the critically acclaimed platinum artist Moby.

With an in-depth study into pet stores, puppy mills and animals shelters, as well as factory farms, the leather and fur trades, sports and entertainment industries, and finally the medical and scientific profession, EARTHLINGS uses hidden cameras and never before seen footage to chronicle the day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. Powerful, informative and thought-provoking, EARTHLINGS is by far the most comprehensive documentary ever produced on the correlation between nature, animals, and human economic interests. There are many worthy animal rights films available, but this one transcends the setting. EARTHLINGS cries to be seen. Highly recommended!

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Jonathan Pararajasingham has pulled together a montage of 100 renowned academics, mostly all scientists, talking about their thoughts on the existence of God. The list includes includes some Nobel prize winners, and a bundle of recognizable names.

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A worried member of the public has forced Leicester City Council to admit it is unprepared for a zombie invasion.

The authority received a Freedom of Information request which said provisions to deal with an attack, often seen in horror films, were poor.

The "concerned citizen" said the possibility of such an event was one that councils should be aware of.

"We've had a few wacky ones before but this one did make us laugh," said Lynn Wyeth, head of information governance.

The Freedom of Information Act allows a right of access to recorded information held by public authorities.

Ms Wyeth said she was unaware of any specific reference to a zombie attack in the council's emergency plan, however some elements of it could be applied if the situation arose.

Other submissions to the council have included requests for records of paranormal activity and haunted buildings within the city.

"To you it might seem frivolous and a waste of time... but to different people it actually means something," said Ms Wyeth.

"Everybody has their own interests and their own reasons for asking these questions."

She added high-profile cases, such as the MPs expenses scandal, has raised public awareness of the right to request information records.

Ed Thurlow, who runs zombie website Terror4Fun, said he felt a zombie invasion in Leicester was highly unlikely.

"I think perhaps [the "Concerned Citizen"] has watched films like 28 Days Later a few too many times."

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Body language describes the way people communicate with each other nonverbally, through the use of gestures, posture, facial expressions and actions. Learning how to read body language can help you determine if someone truly means what they are saying to you.
Imagine two men approaching each other. One immediately calls the other one an insulting name. The other responds with a similar insult. Suddenly, the two men rush forward and bear hug each other. According to Study by Psychologie Professor Albert Mehrabian, 55 percent of our communication is done through body language, 38 percent is done through tone of voice and 7 percent is done through our words.

Learning to read body language can be helpful when trying to judge if a person is attracted to you, lying to you or trying to hide his or her real feelings from you. Interpreting body language isn't something you can master overnight, but you can learn a few basic rules fairly quickly.

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First Tunisia fell then Egypt fell and now Libya may be the next country to undergo revolution and more nations could soon follow.

A popular uprising in Tunisia prompted President Zine El Abidine to leave the country on Jan. 14 after weeks of protests. The rebellion in Tunisia sparked demonstrations elsewhere in the Middle East and North Africa including Egypt where President Hosni Mubarak finally gave up nearly 30 years of rule.

Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi took power in a 1969 coup.

He once held the popular support of his people and was admired by many in the region as anti-colonialist and a pan-Africanist figure.

Now the mercurial and erratic autocratic leader has descended into a brutal dictator who has unleashed a bloody crackdown against the popular uprising.

Of all the recent uprisings Libya has suffered the most violence.

A mix of Gaddafi loyalists and foreign African mercenaries hunt down and kill unarmed protesters in the streets.

Despite the bloody crackdown, protesters have gained momentum and have been joined by high-level government officials and army officers who have defected.

They have turned against an out-of-touch and out of control leader who has launched a vicious and outrageous attack against his own people.
Whether Gaddafi will be able to continue to control the entire country he has ruled for 41 years for now remains uncertain. The extent of his control has been reduced to the western coastal region around Tripoli, the capital.

What is certain is that the Libyan people and people in the region want political freedom.

Popular uprisings are spreading in the Middle East and North Africa.

The people in the region have had enough of autocratic regimes where corrupt leaders and their cronies benefit while the masses of people suffer poverty and political repression.

If you want to be updated about the events that are happening in the Middle East and North Africa then check out the Live Stream of Al Jazeera (English), RT (English) and the BBC World News.