The Nine Circles of Hell! for Thursday: Death, Crackdowns, a Parasite and Our Planet Nine Circles of Hell!


July’s Iraq death toll highest since 2008

Bangladesh protests killed at least 150 protesters, a dozen security forces this year

Massive blasts kill at least 40 in Syria

US drones accidentally kill five Afghan cops

Rights groups blast Bahrain for new “draconian restrictions” against new protests

Vietnam to ban bloggers and social media users from sharing news

Frustration in attempts to determine origin of stomach illness that’s sickened hundreds

As much as 80% of Caribbean coral has been lost in recent years

Manufacturing defect behind Exxon’s Arkansas oil spill