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This Little Girl Wanted To Be A Princess, So Her Dad Legally Laid Claim To A Kingdom In Africa! Here's How He Did It!

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What little girl doesn’t want to be a princess??

For seven-year-old Emily Heaton, her royal wishes came true (on her birthday no less!), all thanks to dear old dad!

Jeremiah Heaton not only made his daughter a princess, he made himself a king! Last month, he traveled through Africa to an 800-square-mile patch of desert in between Egypt and Sudan. The land, known as Bir Tawil by the locals, has laid unclaimed after a border dispute between the two nations. So, on Emily’s 7th bday, her dad planted a flag that she designed (four stars and a crown) into a rocky hill and made this land his own!

He's now calling this the Kingdom of North Sudan.

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Watch George Clooney And His Father Get Arrested In Washington!

As we reported this morning, George Clooney, along with several members of Congress and his father, Nick Clooney, were all arrested outside the Sudanese Embassy for protesting the actions of the country's president Omar Al-Bashir.

Check out the video (above) to watch George and the other protesters bravely stand their ground and ultimately, be led off by police in handcuffs.

Funny how he gets in a few interviews before he's carted off to the station! LOL!

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George Clooney Arrested For Protesting!!!

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This is a MAJOR issue that cannot go unnoticed!

Actor George Clooney, various members of Congress, Martin Luther King III as well as other human rights leaders, were ARRESTED today outside of the Sudanese Embassy!!!

While protesting to help save the lives of 500,000 people in Sudan, arrests were made for civil disobedience after refusing to leave the scene.

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George Clooney Films Violence In Sudan And Testifies In Front Of The Senate

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This is heart breaking.

We know you're all still riding high on Kony 2012, but if you learned anything from that massively successful viral campaign, you know that there are MORE international war criminals and they ALL deserve to be punished.

George Clooney took a trip to Sudan's Nuba Mountains last week where people have left their home and are living in caves thanks to Omar al-Bashir's constant attacks on their villages along the volatile boarder of Sudan and South Sudan. While visiting with cameras, the actor witnessed

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George Clooney Makes The Cover Of Newsweek

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Check out George Clooney on the cover of the new issue of Newsweek (above).

He's been getting lots of press lately after visiting Sudan to work with the UN and Google on launching satellite surveillance of the area to prevent a civil war from breaking out.

While in Sudan, he contracted Malaria, which got him even more attention.

My, how things change! Just think…this time last year, George was all over the news for his Up In The Air Oscar nomination.

Wonder what he'll be up to this time NEXT year…

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George Clooney To The Rescue!

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Okay, so maybe things didn't go so well when George Clooney tried to play a hero in Batman & Robin, but now it looks like he's getting a second chance in real life.

Yesterday, a group founded by George Clooney announced that it's teaming up with Google, a U.N. agency, and anti-genocide organizations to launch "satellite surveillance of the border between north and south Sudan to try to prevent a new civil war after the south votes in a secession referendum next month."

Here's what Clooney had to say about it:

"We want to let potential perpetrators of genocide and other war crimes know that we're watching, the world is watching. War criminals thrive in the dark. It's a lot harder to commit mass atrocities in the glare of the media spotlight."

We wish U the best of luck with your peacekeeping efforts, George!

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George Clooney Wants US To Help Sudan

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George Clooney the great. Talk about being inspiring.

Instead of lounging in the lap of luxury, which he could easily be doing, Clooney has decided to get involved in Sudan to use his popularity as a celebrity to raise awareness to the possibility of another bloody conflict.

The country is positioned to split itself in two, they will be voting on January 9th to see if the secession will take place. If so, Clooney says that is most likely there will be a civil war and we need to start the prevention of that from occurring.

He believes no less than another full-on effort by the U.S. is needed to stop a civil war from breaking out again. There has even been reports that a military build up is beginning in the north.

Clooney spent a week traveling through the Sudan to remote, conflict-prone areas with John Prendergast, founder of the Enough Project, an anti-genocide advocacy group.

Clooney explains, “If you knew a tsunami or Katrina or a Haiti earthquake was coming, what would you do to save people?" He wants us to get involved.

We sure hope we can prevent a civil war.

Thanks for getting involved bb!

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