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Berlin Bans AirBnB From Renting Out Entire Apartments to Protect Affordable Housing

A woman browses the site of US home sharing giant Airbnb on a tablet in Berlin on April 28, 2016.
(JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman browses the site of US home sharing giant Airbnb on a tablet in Berlin on April 28, 2016. (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Berlin has banned tourists from renting whole apartments through AirBnB and other apartment-sharing services out of concerns that the practice would impact the city’s supply...


  • A snake hitched a ride on a Qantas flight Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. It is the second time a snake has flown Qantas this year. (Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images)

    Terrifying Wi-Fi Hotspot Name Delays Flight for Hours

    A Qantas flight in Australia was delayed for two hours over a worrying Wi-Fi hotspot name. The West Australian newspaper reported that a passenger on... Read more

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    Video: Man Stops Driver, Does the Splits on the Wet Pavement

    A driver in Belarus captured a bizarre incident on his dashboard camera on a dark, rainy day. As he’s traveling down an alley in a... Read more

  • Carnival's Adonia cruise ship arrives from Miami in Havana, Cuba, Monday, May 2, 2016. The Adonia's arrival is the first step toward a future in which thousands of ships a year could cross the Florida Straits, long closed to most U.S.-Cuba traffic due to tensions that once brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

    First US Cruise Ship Docks in Havana, Cuba, After Decades of Tense Relations

    The first United States cruise ship to travel to Cuba in almost 40 years docked on May 2 in Havana, restarting commercial sea travel between... Read more

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    Girl Dies After Taking ‘MasterCard’ Pill in the UK

    A teenage girl in the U.K. died after taking “MasterCard” ecstacy, named as such because it looks like the credit card company’s logo. Police are... Read more

  • Speakers and audience members engage in a panel discussion following the screening of “Human Harvest” at the University of Alberta on April 28, 2016. (Shar Chen/Epoch Times)

    Former MP David Kilgour Returns to Edmonton for Screening of ‘Human Harvest’

    The last few days of April were busy ones for David Kilgour, the now-retired longtime Edmonton MP and former secretary of state for Asia-Pacific. He... Read more

  • Kenneth Bae, right, who had been held in North Korea since 2012, talks to reporters after he arrived Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., after he was freed during a top-secret mission. At left is his sister Terri Chung. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Kenneth Bae, ‘Most Dangerous American Criminal’ in North Korea, Speaks for the First Time About Prison Conditions

    American Kenneth Bae, who was sentenced to hard labor prison in North Korea, speaks out about his time detained after his 2014 release on May... Read more

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    Man Drives 870 Miles and Spends $600 to Get His Wife KFC

    A man drove 870 miles and spent about $600 in gas and food just to get KFC for his wife. This might sound strange, but... Read more

  • A general view of the Bitcoin booth at the 2015 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Jan. 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    Australian Says He’s Founder of Bitcoin Digital Cash

    LONDON—An Australian man long thought to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator. BBC News said Monday that... Read more

  • In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, photo, a ferry anchors at the Mekong river bank before transporting villagers from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)

    Japan Announces $7 Billion Plan to Develop Mekong Region

    BANGKOK—Japan’s foreign minister announced a $7 billion initiative Monday to promote development in Southeast Asia’s Mekong region, which encompasses parts of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand... Read more

  • In this March 9, 2016, file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to reporters at the State Department in Washington. The State Department and Pentagon ordered the families of U.S. diplomats and military personnel Tuesday to leave posts in southern Turkey due to “increased threats from terrorist groups” in the country.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    Kerry Seeks Path to Calm in Syria

    GENEVA—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has opened a second day of talks in Geneva aimed at finding a way to restore at least a... Read more

  • A roadworks sign stands on Westminster Bridge, near the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, which houses the Big Ben bell in London, Tuesday, April 26, 2016.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Sounds of Silence: UK’s Big Ben to Fall Quiet for Repairs

    LONDON — It’s so long to Big Ben ‘s bongs — at least temporarily. British officials announced Tuesday that the famous bell of Parliament will... Read more

  • A woman reads a newspaper at the Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, in Beijing, on Dec. 27, 2006. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

    Press Freedom Is Under Attack Around the World

    The 2016 edition of the World Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders is out, and the news is not good. According to the group,... Read more

  • Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attend a sit-in inside Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone on May 1, 2016. Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone yesterday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered for months. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Bombings Kill 31 as Iraq Grapples With Political Crisis

    BAGHDAD—Two car bombs in the southern Iraqi city of Samawah on Sunday killed 31 people and wounded dozens, the latest in a series of large... Read more

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    British Airways Plane to London Intercepted by Fighter Jets Over Hungary

    A British Airways jet was intercepted by fighter jets while flying over Hungary. The Boeing 777 was reportedly escorted by two Hungarian Air Force fighter... Read more

  • London mayoral candidates Sadiq Khan (L), of the Labour Party, and Zac Goldsmith (R), of the Conservative Party. (Niklas Halle'n and Jack Taylor/AFP/Getty Images)

    In London’s Mayoral Race, Candidate Rejects ‘Extremism’ Barb

    LONDON—One is a bus driver’s son who grew up in social housing, the other a billionaire’s son raised in a mansion. They are two very... Read more

  • Jon Druhan and his sister, Maggie Kaussen, brought their father to see Shen Yun Performing Arts at Place des Arts in Montreal to celebrate his 97th birthday, on April 30, 2016. (Weiya Yang/Epoch Times)

    Company Director and Sister Celebrate Father’s 97th Birthday At Shen Yun

    MONTREAL, Canada—Company director Jon Druhan and his sister, Maggie Kaussen, wanted to bring their father to an event for his 97th birthday, and their choice... Read more

  • Firemen stand by at the ready as pyres of ivory are set on fire in Nairobi National Park, Kenya, on April 30, 2016. Kenya's president Saturday set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Kenya Burns 105 Tons of Ivory Tusks

    NAIROBI, Kenya—Kenya’s president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest... Read more

  • Congolese music star Papa Wemba performs during the Femua music festival in Abidjan on April 24, 2016 before collapsing on stage. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Legendary Congolese Musician Papa Wemba Dead at 66

    Papa Wemba, the King of Rhumba Rock has died. He was 66. Wemba, born Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, collapsed on stage during his performance at... Read more

  • Libyans wave their national flag during a demonstration marking the fifth anniversary of the Libyan revolution, which toppled strongman Moammar Gadhafi, in the city of Benghazi, the 2011 uprising's birthplace, on Feb. 17, 2016. (Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images)

    5 Years After Gadhafi’s Fall, Is Libya Any Closer to Political Stability?

    After five years of violence and political instability, Libya may be on the verge of forming a stable government, after the self-declared administration in Tripoli... Read more

  • United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power reads before a vote to support a United Nations resolution endorsing a cease-fire in Syria, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Bryan R. Smith)

    Samantha Power, US Ambassador: Convoy Kills Young Boy During Cameroon Trip

    Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was headed to a northern Cameroon refugee camp on April 18 when her convoy struck and... Read more

  • This Monday May 12, 2014 file image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. (AP Photo/File)

    Video Appears to Show Some Kidnapped Chibok Girls Alive

    LAGOS, Nigeria—A schoolmate says she cried with joy when she saw a Boko Haram video appearing to show some of Nigeria’s kidnapped Chibok girls, with... Read more

  • Wednesday Dec. 24, 2014 file photo, shows Zahra'u Babangida, a 13 year-old girl arrested with explosives strapped to her body in Kano Nigeria. The number of child bombers used by the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram has increased 10-fold in a year. (AP Photo/File)

    UNICEF: One in Five Suicide Bombers Used by Boko Haram Are Children

    The number of children involved in Boko Haram suicide attacks has increased dramatically, said a UNICEF report on April 12. The number increased from 4 in... Read more

  • A Djiboutian electoral agent searching for a voters card at a polling station in Djibouti on March 22, 2016. Elections in Djibouti are scheduled to be held in April 2016. Current President Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has been in office since May 8, 1999, is up for re-election. (Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images)

    A Month of Elections and Referendums Paints a Mixed Picture of African Democracy

    Africa is coming off a long run of elections and referendums that embody the good, the bad, and the ugly of the continent’s democracies. In... Read more

  • A technician checks operations at Guinea's largest bauxite mining firm, Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinee (CBG), at Kamsar, a town north of the capital Conakry, on Oct. 23, 2008. (Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images)

    How Can Guinea Tap Into Its $200 Billion Resources?

    Despite the slowdown in the Chinese economy and the resulting slump in commodity prices, a consortium of Chinese, Singaporean, and Guinean companies are due to... Read more

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    Eight Weeks After He Was Rescued, This Is What the Nigerian ‘Witch’ Boy Looks Like Now

    Earlier this year, there were a handful of disturbing pictures floating around on social media of a starving two-year-old Nigerian boy strolling the streets naked... Read more

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    Amazing Recovery of Nigerian ‘Witch Child’ Just Months After Being Left for Dead by His Parents

    A two-year-old Nigerian boy who was close to death before being rescued by a charity worker has grown healthy and is “really enjoying life now.”... Read more

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    Mohawk the Lion Is Fatally Shot by Kenya Wildlife Rangers

    A lion was killed on March 30 by Kenyan wildlife rangers, who opened fire after it attacked a man outside capital city Nairobi. Mohawk, 13, was... Read more

  • The wreckage of a car used for a suicide bombing sits outside a police academy in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, March 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Wasameh)

    Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 9 in Central Somalia

    MOGADISHU, Somalia—A suicide bombing in central Somalia killed at least nine people and wounded 10 others, a police official said Thursday. The bomber blew himself... Read more

  • A man believed to be the hijacker of the EgyptAir Airbus A-320, which was diverted to Cyprus, leaves the plane before surrendering to security forces after a six-hour standoff on the tarmac at Larnaca airport's largely disused old terminal on March 29. 
The hijacker has been detained. (GEORGE MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)

    Photos Emerge of Alleged EgyptAir Hijacker

    A number of photos have emerged depicting the March 29 EgyptAir hijacker acting casually, while wearing an explosive belt. The hijacker was identified as Seif Eldin... Read more

  • Mohamed Belhocine (C), a representative from World Health Organization (WHO), at a press briefing in Conakry City, Guinea, on Dec. 29, 2015. Guinea has been declared free from transmission of Ebola, WHO said Tuesday, marking a milestone for the West African country where the original Ebola chain of transmission began two years ago leading to the largest epidemic in history. (AP Photo/Youssouf Bah)

    Guinea Confirms Ebola Flare-Up; Five Deaths Confirmed, Hundreds Quarantined

    Ebola, the deadly virus that claimed over 11,300 lives in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia since 2014, has resurged.  According to Reuters, five people since March... Read more

  • The forests of Sao Tome and Principe are being lost at an alarming rate. (Ricardo Lima)

    Deforestation: An Alert From the Islands of São Tomé and Príncipe

    When visiting the volcanic islands of São Tomé and Príncipe off the coast of West Africa, one is immediately struck by how unusual these tropical... Read more

  • Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi, India, on Oct. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

    A War That Killed Millions in Nigeria Threatens to Flare Up Again

    In the city of Nsukka, in Nigeria’s increasingly restive southeast, there is a street just south of the University of Nigeria’s campus named Marguerite Cartwright... Read more

  • Crystal meth drug is displayed to journalists during a press conference at the German federal police headquarters in Wiesbaden, western Germany, on Nov. 13, 2014. (Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images)

    Nigeria Arrests Mexicans at Meth Super-Lab

    LAGOS, Nigeria—Nigerian drug agents arrested four Mexicans who were allegedly helping build a “super-lab” capable of producing billions of dollars’ worth of methamphetamine, the National... Read more

  • An Ivorian soldier holds a Rocket-propelled grenade while manning a position in a street near the the Etoile du Sud hotel in Grand Bassam on March 14, 2016 a day after heavily armed gunmen opened fire at a hotel in the Ivory Coast beach resort. Gunmen killed 16 people at an Ivory Coast resort on March 13 leaving bodies strewn on the beach, in an attack claimed by an Al-Qaida affiliate as fears grow of a mounting jihadist threat in west Africa. Armed with grenades and assault riffles, the attackers stormed three hotels in the sleepy resort of Grand-Bassam, popular with expats, around 25 miles east of the commercial hub Abidjan. (Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)

    Al-Qaida Focuses Attention on Soft Targets in West Africa

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—The attack on an Ivory Coast beach resort by an al-Qaida affiliate is the latest sign it is shifting its focus to soft... Read more

  • Local people stand near a taped off area that formed part of the crime scene outside the Nouvelle Paillote Hotel, one of the three hotels involved in an attack at Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast, Monday, March 14, 2016. Survivors of the first attack by Islamic extremists in Ivory Coast described scenes of confusion and fear as the jihadists gunned down defenseless civilians at a beachfront resort area. (AP Photo/Christin Roby)

    Survivors of Ivory Coast Attack Describe Confusion and Fear

    GRAND-BASSAM, Ivory Coast—Survivors of the first attack by Islamic extremists in Ivory Coast described scenes of confusion and fear as the jihadists gunned down defenseless... Read more

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    South African Girl Kidnapped 18 Years Ago, Rejects Her Biological Family

    The father of a baby snatched 18 years ago from a hospital in Cape Town, South Africa revealed he hasn’t spoken to his daughter in... Read more

  • People line up to sign a petition, organized by the opposition, to initiate a recall referendum against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in San Cristobal, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

    Protests as Venezuela Embraces 2-Day Work Week to Save Power

    CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan cities cleaned up from a night of looting and fiery protests Wednesday as government offices closed their doors for the rest... Read more

  • Ecuador's President Rafael Correa attends the closing ceremony of the Peoples Summit at the University of Panama in Panama City on April 11, 2015. (Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ecuador President Rafael Correa Asks for Full Disclosure of Panama Papers, Realizes He Is in Them

    After the release of the Panama Papers, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa boasted that unlike other nations, his country had not been involved with Mossack Fonseca,... Read more

  • A member of a Mexican drug cartel poses with two kalashnikov rifles, and a photo of a captured Redeye MANPADS system are shown side-by-side. The images were recently released by the Mexican attorney general. (For Public Distribution/via Small Wars Journal)

    Anti-Air Missile Launcher Captured From Mexican Drug Cartel

    A new weapon seized in a series of raids on the Mexican drug cartels in Nuevo Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, shows a concerning addition to the... Read more

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    Dog Who Rescued Seven People From Earthquake Dies From Heat Exhaustion and Heart Attack

    A dog rescued seven people from the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Ecuador last week. However, the four-year-old white Labrador, named Dayko, died from... Read more

  • FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, demonstrators protest the disappearance of 43 students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college, in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

    43 Missing Mexican Students Suffered ‘Atrocities’ on Night of Disappearance, While Alleged Suspects Were Tortured by Police, Says Report

    The night that 43 teachers’ college students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico, disappeared was a terrorizing one, according to a report released on April 24—which also showed evidence... Read more

  • Parents and other relatives of the 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa's teachers school attend the reading of the final report from the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) in Mexico City on April, 24, 2016. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Highlights of Experts’ Report on Mexican Missing Students

    MEXICO CITY—The final report by a group of experts of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has found serious abuses and inconsistencies in the Mexican... Read more

  • Relatives of the 43 missing students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers' college march and hold pictures of their missing loved ones during a protest in Mexico City on Dec. 26, 2015. Mexico's national human rights commission said April 14, 2016, that it had found a witness to the 2014 disappearance of the college students who reported that federal and municipal police were present when the youths were taken off a bus and disappeared. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

    Report: Mexican Police Tortured Suspects in Students’ Case

    MEXICO CITY—There is strong evidence that Mexican police tortured some of the key suspects arrested in the disappearance of 43 students, according to a report... Read more

  • A video still taken from a Columbian special forces helmet cam shows the moment that Édgar Gutierrez Arenas surrenders. The drug kingpin was one of Columbia's top 20 most wanted men. (WarLeaks/YouTube)

    Video Shows Colombian Commandos Capturing Drug Kingpin in Jungle Firefight

    Colombian special forces released a video from a helmet cam showing their capture one of the country’s top 20 most wanted men, Édgar Gutierrez Arenas,... Read more

  • Mexican army soldiers wearing protective face masks  stand guard at an entrance of the Pajaritos petrochemical complex in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, Thursday, April,  21, 2016.  (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

    24 Dead in Mexico Petrochemical Plant Blast, 8 Still Missing

    COATZACOALCOS, Mexico—The death toll from an explosion that ripped through a petrochemical plant on Mexico’s southern Gulf coast is now 24, state oil company Petroleos... Read more

  • A rescue helicopter searches for victims where a bike lane collapsed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 21, 2016. Part of an elevated bike lane built ahead of the Olympic Games collapsed on Thursday, killing at least two people. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Brazil Bike Lane in Sao Conrado Built for Rio Olympics Collapses, Killing Two (Photos)

    Two people were killed and another person is missing after a segment of a bike lane built prior to the Rio Olympics this summer collapsed into the... Read more

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    Video: 3 Employees Injured in Explosion at Pemex Oil Facility in Coatzacalcos, Mexico

    Governor Javier Duarte said an explosion occurred at a Pemex oil facility in Coatzacalcos, a city within the state of Veracruz, in Mexico on April 20... Read more

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    Former Chilean President Patricio Aylwin Azócar Dies at 97: Reports

    Patricio Aylwin Azócar, the former president of Chile after the country’s democracy was restored in 1990 after the fall of Augusto Pinochet’s regime, has died,... Read more

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    Mexican Volcano Spews Ash on Nearby Towns

    MEXICO CITY—Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano has seen a dramatic overnight explosion that sent ash blowing over the major city of Puebla directly to the east, forcing... Read more

  • A man holds a child next to a collapsed building caused by a 7.8 earthquake in Portoviejo, Ecuador, Sunday April 17, 2016. A magnitude-7.8 quake, the strongest since 1979, hit Ecuador flattening buildings, buckling highways along its Pacific coast and killing hundreds. (AP Photo/Carlos Sacoto)

    In Quake-Devastated Ecuador, Loss Piles Up Amid the Rubble

    PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador—It was supposed to be a family reunion to celebrate a young relative’s start of college. But the gathering ended in tragedy when a... Read more

  • The Chamber of Deputies meets to vote on whether or not to impeachment Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, April 17, 2016. The vote will determine whether the impeachment proceeds to the Senate. Rousseff is accused of violating Brazil's fiscal laws to shore up public support amid a flagging economy. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Fights Loom After Brazil’s Lower Chamber OKs Impeachment

    BRASILIA, Brazil—For the second time in under a quarter century, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies voted to open impeachment proceedings against a democratically elected leader, dealing... Read more

  • Pro-government demonstrators gather in the shade outside Congress where lawmakers are voting on whether to impeach Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, in Brasilia, Brazil, on April 17, 2016. The vote will determine whether the impeachment proceeds to the Senate. Rousseff is accused of violating Brazil's fiscal laws to shore up public support amid a flagging economy. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Pro-Impeachment Camp Moves Closer to Victory in Brazil

    BRASILIA, Brazil—Brazilian legislators pushing to oust President Dilma Rousseff appeared to have the upper hand Sunday night, with a wide margin voting to impeach her... Read more

  • A rescue worker searches the rubble after a 7.8-magnitude quake in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on April 17, 2016. (Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images)

    Aid Begins to Flow In After Earthquake Kills 246 in Ecuador

    PEDERNALES, Ecuador—Aid began to flow in Sunday to areas devastated by Ecuador’s strongest earthquake in decades and the death toll continued to rise as people... Read more

  • An Anti-government demonstrator holds a caricature of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff wearing a bandit mask and sash that reads in Portuguese "Big oil" outside Congress where lawmakers debate whether to oust the Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, Brazil, on April 16, 2016. Sunday's vote will determine whether the impeachment proceeds to the Senate. Rousseff is accused of violating Brazil's fiscal laws to shore up public support amid a flagging economy. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Debate Turns Vitriolic in Brazil as Impeachment Vote Nears

    BRASILIA, Brazil—Friends and foes of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called each other “putchists” and “thieves” ahead of Sunday’s vote in Congress’ lower house on whether... Read more

  • A rescue worker searches in the rubble of a destroyed house in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador, on April 17, 2016. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

    Earthquake Kills 238 in Ecuador; Emergency Workers Rush In

    PEDERNALES, Ecuador—Rescuers pulled survivors from rubble Sunday after the strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast... Read more

  • Keiko Fujimori, presidential candidate for the "Fuerza 2011" party and daughter of jailed former president Alberto Fujimori, greets her supporters before delivering a speach in Lima, Peru, on March 25, 2011. (Ernesto Benavides/AFP/Getty Images)

    Peru’s ‘Semi-Democratic’ Election Heads Into an Ugly Second Round

    After a rollercoaster campaign that saw massive street protests and candidates disqualified and accused of corruption, the first round of Peru’s presidential election has failed... Read more

  • Kenneth Bae, right, who had been held in North Korea since 2012, talks to reporters after he arrived Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., after he was freed during a top-secret mission. At left is his sister Terri Chung. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Kenneth Bae, ‘Most Dangerous American Criminal’ in North Korea, Speaks for the First Time About Prison Conditions

    American Kenneth Bae, who was sentenced to hard labor prison in North Korea, speaks out about his time detained after his 2014 release on May... Read more

  • In this Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, photo, a ferry anchors at the Mekong river bank before transporting villagers from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)

    Japan Announces $7 Billion Plan to Develop Mekong Region

    BANGKOK—Japan’s foreign minister announced a $7 billion initiative Monday to promote development in Southeast Asia’s Mekong region, which encompasses parts of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand... Read more

  • Child inmates line up for morning assembly at the Brothers Home in Busan, South Korea. An AP investigation shows that rapes and killings of children and the disabled three decades ago at a South Korean institution for so-called vagrants, the Brothers Home, were much more vicious and widespread than previously realized. It also reveals that the secrecy around Brothers has persisted for decades because of a cover-up orchestrated at the highest levels of government. (Committee Against Institutionalizing Disabled Persons via AP)

    South Korea Covered Up Mass Abuse, Killings of ‘Vagrants’

    BUSAN, South Korea—The 14-year-old boy in the black school jacket stared at his sneakers, his heart pounding, as the policeman accused him of stealing a... Read more

  • Pop singer Mai Khoi was disqualified from running for a seat in the National Assembly in Hanoi. Vietnam
has blocked independent candidates in its rubber stamp parliament, activists said on April 26th, 2016, a move they say highlights the communist country's "facade of democracy". (HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images)

    Vietnam Thwarts Election Bids by Dissidents

    Communist Vietnam has blocked a motley crew of independent candidates from running for its rubber-stamp parliament, according to official results released on Tuesday, April 26th,... Read more

  • Huang Po-wei, an amputee who survived the 2015 New Taipei City water park explosion, working out during a rehabilitation session at a recovery centre in Taipei.  The 23-year-old engineering student trains five times a week with a coach, crunching out 300 sit-ups and pulling on weights, in anticipation of the day when he can strap on a new pair of legs. (SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

    Bravery, Loss and Hope: Life After Taiwan Waterpark Tragedy

    Huang Po-wei trains five times a week with a coach, crunching out 300 sit-ups and pulling on weights – all in anticipation of the day... Read more

  • Kim Dong Chul, center, a U.S. citizen detained in North Korea, is escorted to his trial Friday, April 29, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. A North Korean court has sentenced an ethnic Korean U.S. citizen to 10 years in prison for what it called acts of espionage. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

    North Korea Sentences American to 10 Years in Prison for ‘Spying’

    After a brief trial in Pyongyang, North Korea has sentenced a Korean-American convicted of espionage and subversion to 10 years of hard labor on April... Read more

  • Members of the Iraqi government forces battle with Islamic State (ISIS) fighters east of Ramadi, after they took control of the agricultural area surrounding the eastern part of the capital of Iraq's Anbar Province on Jan. 12, 2016. Iraqi forces continue to clear the city and evacuate civilians two weeks after declaring victory against ISIS, security officials said. (Moadh al-Dulaimi/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Fears Rise of Jihadists in Moderate Bangladesh

    WASHINGTON—The slaying in Bangladesh of a U.S. Agency for International Development employee has intensified U.S. concern that the strategically located South Asian country with traditions... Read more

  • Kim Dong Chul, center, a U.S. citizen detained in North Korea, is escorted to his trial Friday, April 29, 2016, in Pyongyang, North Korea. A North Korean court has sentenced an ethnic Korean U.S. citizen to 10 years in prison for what it called acts of espionage. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)

    North Korea Sends Another US Citizen to Prison

    PYONGYANG, North Korea—North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion,... Read more

  • The newborn weigh six pounds, seven ounces. (Jetstar Asia/Facebook)

    Woman Gives Birth on Plane, Names Newborn After Airline

    One child will always have a unique connection to one airline.  On April 22, a female passenger of Jetstar Asia’s 3K583 flight—traveling from Singapore to Yangon, Myanmar—went... Read more

  • Boxer Manny Pacquiao speaks during a press conference with opponent Timothy Bradley announcing their upcoming 12-round world welterweight championship at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, January 19, 2016.
(Chris Farina/AFP/Getty Images)

    Boxing Star Manny Pacquiao Was Targeted by ISIS Affiliate in Kidnap Plot

    An ISIS affiliate group, Abu Sayyaf, plotted to kidnap boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, who is running for senator in his native Philippines, said the country’s... Read more

  • A man watches a TV screen showing a file footage of the missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    North Korea Fails to Launch Another Mid-Range Missile

    North Korea seems to have botched another missile launch. Fired on the isolationist state’s eastern coast early April 28, the “Musudan” missile appears to have failed. Also... Read more

  • South Korean Olympic athletes and models present the South Korean Olympic team uniforms for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games at Korean National Training Center in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    South Korea Unveils Zika-Proof Olympic Uniforms

    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s Olympic committee on Wednesday unveiled Zika-proof uniforms complete with mosquito repellent it says will help protect athletes from the virus at... Read more

  • In this Oct. 10, 2015, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un salutes at a parade in Pyongyang, North Korea. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

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    British Airways Plane to London Intercepted by Fighter Jets Over Hungary

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    Body of Russian Officer Who ‘Ordered Airstrike on Himself’ to Kill ISIS Militants, Flown Home

    The body of a Russian special forces officer who died while fighting ISIS militants in Syria has been flown home.  Senior Lieutenant Alexander Prokhorenko, 25, died... Read more

  • A wounded staff member of Doctors Without Borders (MSF), survivor of the US airstrikes on the MSF Hospital in Kunduz, receives treatment at the Italian aid organization, Emergency's hospital in Kabul on Oct. 6, 2015. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pentagon Explains How a US Gunship Bombed a Doctors Without Borders Hospital, Killing 42

    When a U.S. gunship shelled an Afghan hospital last fall, reducing it to rubble, it wasn’t a war crime nor negligence, according to Pentagon investigation released... Read more

  • Syrian men carry a body on a stretcher amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Qatarji in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 29, 2016.
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    Doctors Without Borders, Red Cross Plead: Don’t Bomb Hospitals

    Some of the world’s foremost aid organizations are urging the world not to target hospitals, medical staff, and patients in war zones—especially after the April 27 bombing of a hospital... Read more

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    Video: Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry Respond to Obama’s Invictus Games Challenge

    Queen Elizabeth and her grandson Prince Harry responded to a “threat” by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on April 29. The First... Read more

  • People enjoy a summer evening performance at Bryant Park in Manhattan on July 10, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    FBI Personally Contacting Thousands of Ordinary New Yorkers Targeted by ISIS Hackers

    Hackers linked to ISIS have targeted an estimated 3,000 New York residents and posted their personal information on the Internet, it was revealed on April... Read more

  • South Korean Olympic athletes and models present the South Korean Olympic team uniforms for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games at Korean National Training Center in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. South Korea's Olympic committee on Wednesday unveiled long-sleeved shirts and pants it says will help protect the country's Olympic athletes from the mosquito-borne Zika virus at this year's games in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    South Korea Invents Zika-Proof Uniforms for Athletes in Summer 2016 Olmypics

    With Brazil currently being ravaged by the Zika virus, South Korea is pulling out all the stops when it comes to protecting its athletes competing... Read more

  • Vice President Joe Biden steps off a C-17 military transport plane upon his arrival in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Biden arrived in Baghdad on a visit intended to help Iraqi leaders resolve a political crisis that has hindered efforts to defeat the Islamic State group.  (AP Photo/Josh Lederman)

    US Vice President Joe Biden Makes Surprise Trip to Iraq

    The Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, landed in Baghdad, Iraq, mid-afternoon after an unannounced flight on April 28. Hoping to aid the... Read more

  • Soldiers with the French contingent of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) unload Russian made cluster bombs from a container found about 18 miles north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Oct. 9, 2002. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Syria, Bombs, and Political Rhetoric: An Interview With Zaman Stanizai

    Dr. Zaman Stanizai is a professor of Mythological Studies at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif. He also teaches Political Science at California... Read more

  • Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan is sworn in during his inauguration ceremony in Yerevan, Armenia, on April 9, 2013. Armenia was holding a referendum Sunday on proposed constitutional changes that would give more powers to the prime minister and parliament at the expense of the president, who would become largely a figurehead, but the opposition has seen the reform as an attempt by President Serzh Sargsyan to extend his rule. (Davit Hakobyan/PanArmenian via AP)

    Armenian President Sargsyan Visits the US

    Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan visited MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on March 29. Several weeks before that date, his press attaché invited a small group of... Read more

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    8 Soldiers, 3 Civilians Found Dead at Cape Verde Military Base

    Local media is reporting police have discovered 11 dead bodies at a military barracks in the Cape Verde islands off West Africa. Eight soldiers and... Read more

  • People wait in front of Ataturk airport on March 31, 2015, in Istanbul. (OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Journalist Says He Was Denied Entry Into Turkey

    ISTANBUL— A Turkey-based American journalist says he was denied re-entry at Istanbul Ataturk Airport on Monday and is returning to the United States. David Lepeska... Read more

  • A graphic shows a figure representing the terrorist group ISIS facing off against the hacker collective Anonymous. Hackers with Anonymous and other groups have launched an initiative to counter ISIS called #OpISIS. (Anonymous)

    New Social Media Push From ISIS Falls On Its Face

    A new initiative from ISIS may have ended before it even began. The terrorist organization had allegedly rallied its online members to bombard Facebook and... Read more

  • London's Mayor Boris Johnson and President of the United States Barack Obama. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images and Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

    Obama to UK: Stay in the EU. London Mayor Not Amused

    President Barack Obama is beseeching voters in the U.K. to stay with the EU when they vote in a June referendum.  “Cooperation, from intelligence sharing and... Read more

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    Watch a B-52 Airstrike Destroy ISIS Weapons Storage Facility

    The Pentagon released a video that shows the first U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress airstrike, which destroyed an ISIS weapons storage facility on April 18... Read more

  • U.N. members' flags at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City. (Aotearoa/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA)

    The Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony at a Glance

    Leaders and diplomats from more than 160 countries are gathering at the United Nations’ New York headquarters on April 22 to sign the Paris Agreement—the... Read more

  • President Barack Obama and Saudi Arabia's King Salman walk together to a meeting at Erga Palace in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The president begins a six day trip to strategize with his counterparts in Saudi Arabia, England and Germany on a broad range of issues with efforts to rein in the Islamic State group being the common denominator in all three stops. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama, Gulf Allies Meet in Saudi Arabia to Discuss Security

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—President Barack Obama met Thursday with top officials from six Arab nations to discuss regional security issues in the Persian Gulf including the... Read more

  • French President Francois Hollande (R), French Foreign Minister and president of the COP21 Laurent Fabius (2nd R), United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres (L), and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon celebrate after the final conference at the COP2 in Le Bourget, Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Paris Climate Deal on Track for Early Start

    UNITED NATIONS—About 160 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday in a symbolic triumph for a landmark deal that once... Read more

  • Residents comb through a post-earthquake debris field to salvage recyclable materials, in Manta, Ecuador, Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Ecuadoreans began burying loved ones felled by the country's deadliest earthquake in decades, while hopes faded that more survivors will be found. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Ecuador Hikes Taxes to Pay for Post-Quake Reconstruction

    QUITO, Ecuador—President Rafael Correa said Ecuador’s worst earthquake in decades caused billions of dollars of damage and he is raising sales taxes and putting a... Read more

  • In this March 9, 2016, file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to reporters at the State Department in Washington. The State Department and Pentagon ordered the families of U.S. diplomats and military personnel Tuesday to leave posts in southern Turkey due to “increased threats from terrorist groups” in the country.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    Kerry Seeks Path to Calm in Syria

    GENEVA—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has opened a second day of talks in Geneva aimed at finding a way to restore at least a... Read more

  • Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attend a sit-in inside Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone on May 1, 2016. Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone yesterday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered for months. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Bombings Kill 31 as Iraq Grapples With Political Crisis

    BAGHDAD—Two car bombs in the southern Iraqi city of Samawah on Sunday killed 31 people and wounded dozens, the latest in a series of large... Read more

  • A Syrian woman weeps as she holds an Arabic placard that reads "Aleppo has become the Aleppo of martyrs," during a protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, on April 30, 2016, against Syrian President Bashar Assad's military operations against areas held by insurgents around the country, mostly in the northern city of Aleppo that has been the main point of violence. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

    Fighting Rages in Aleppo Amid Calm in Other Parts of Syria

    BEIRUT—The Syrian government launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in Aleppo while rebels shelled government-held parts of the northern city, as a truce in... Read more

  • Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr raise the Iraqi flags outside parliament in Baghdad's Green Zone on April 30, 2016. Dozens of protesters climbed over the blast walls and could be seen storming the Parliament building, carrying Iraqi flags and chanting against the government. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Iraqi Protesters Pour Into Green Zone, Storm Parliament

    BAGHDAD—Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation... Read more

  • Egyptian protesters chant slogans during a demonstration in Cairo on April 25th, 2016, against the handing over of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.  (MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)

    Rights group Amnesty slams Egypt ‘paranoia’ over protest

    Rights group Amnesty International has accused Egypt of “paranoia” in its crackdown to prevent protests the previous day against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government. On... Read more

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    ISIS Headcam Reveals the Confusion and Chaos on the Frontline

    A new video allegedly shows headcam footage from a dead ISIS fighter that was never meant to be released to the public.  The video, obtained... Read more

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    Irate Man Throws Money From Balcony After Robbing Istanbul Bank

    Semih Bulut and his family were undergoing financial hardship, in a state of fiscal insolvency. The bankrupt family were forced to sell their properties, including a... Read more

  • A Syrian boy is comforted as he cries next to the body of a relative who died in a reported airstrike on April 27 in the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Soukour in the northern city of Aleppo. (Karam Al-Masri/AFP/Getty Images)

    Airstrikes in Syrian City Aleppo Hit Al Quds Hospital, Kill 60 People, Including Doctors Without Borders Staff

    A series of airstrikes and shelling has left more than 60 people dead in less than 24 hours in the city of Aleppo in Syria... Read more

  • Vice President Joe Biden steps off a C-17 military transport plane upon his arrival in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Biden arrived in Baghdad on a visit intended to help Iraqi leaders resolve a political crisis that has hindered efforts to defeat the Islamic State group.  (AP Photo/Josh Lederman)

    US Vice President Joe Biden Makes Surprise Trip to Iraq

    The Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, landed in Baghdad, Iraq, mid-afternoon after an unannounced flight on April 28. Hoping to aid the... Read more

  • Soldiers with the French contingent of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) unload Russian made cluster bombs from a container found about 18 miles north of Kabul, Afghanistan, on Oct. 9, 2002. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Syria, Bombs, and Political Rhetoric: An Interview With Zaman Stanizai

    Dr. Zaman Stanizai is a professor of Mythological Studies at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, Calif. He also teaches Political Science at California... Read more

  • Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan is sworn in during his inauguration ceremony in Yerevan, Armenia, on April 9, 2013. Armenia was holding a referendum Sunday on proposed constitutional changes that would give more powers to the prime minister and parliament at the expense of the president, who would become largely a figurehead, but the opposition has seen the reform as an attempt by President Serzh Sargsyan to extend his rule. (Davit Hakobyan/PanArmenian via AP)

    Armenian President Sargsyan Visits the US

    Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan visited MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on March 29. Several weeks before that date, his press attaché invited a small group of... Read more

  • In this image posted on the Twitter page of Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on Friday, April 1, 2016, shows fighters from al-Qaida's branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, getting ready to attack the northern village of al-Ais in Aleppo province, Syria. (Al-Nusra Front via AP)

    IS Advances Against Rebels in North Syria

    BEIRUT—Militants from the Islamic State group seized five villages from Syrian rebels close to the Turkish border Wednesday, further weakening the rebels’ foothold in the... Read more

  • This image released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian citizens gathering at the scene where a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-packed vehicle at a military checkpoint at the entrance to the Sayyida Zeinab suburb, Damascus, Monday, April 25, 2016. A bomb blast in a Damascus suburb that is home to one of the holiest Shiite shrines in Syria killed eight people on Monday, according to a pro-government TV station and an activist-run monitoring group. (SANA via AP)

    At Least 28 Killed in Violence in Syria’s Capital and Aleppo

    DAMASCUS, Syria— Violence in Syria continued for the fourth straight day to chip away at what remains from a cease-fire that has effectively collapsed, leaving... Read more

  • This April 16, 2016, file photo shows an oil pump working at sunset in the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

    IMF Expects $500B Revenue Loss for Mideast Oil Exporters

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—Oil exporting countries in the Middle East lost a staggering $390 billion in revenue due to lower oil prices last year, and... Read more

  • Activists shout slogans against Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during a protest against the decision to hand over control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia outside the Press Syndicate building, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Police Deployed Across Egypt’s Capital Ahead of Protests

    CAIRO—Thousands of police were deployed Monday across the Egyptian capital in anticipation of demonstrations to protest the government’s decision to surrender control of two strategic... Read more

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    ISIS Is Burning Giant Piles of Instant Noodles

    New photos from an ISIS-affiliated blog shows pictures of large piles of instant noodles being burned in Tal Afar, Iraq.  It’s unclear why the instant noodles... Read more

  • A Palestinian man inspects the damaged house of Hussein Mohammed Abu Ghosh, that was demolished by the Israeli army, in the West Bank refugee camp of Qalandia, Ramallah, on April 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

    Israel Says It Arrests 6 Settlers Who Attacked Palestinians

    JERUSALEM—Israeli security officials announced Wednesday the arrest of six young Israeli settlers from what it called a “Jewish terror” group suspected of carrying out attacks... Read more

  • A boy walks with jugs of water in a poor neighborhood with a high concentration of Syrian refugees in Beirut, Lebanon, on June 27, 2013. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Are Falling Into Slavery and Exploitation

    Five years after the beginning of the Syrian conflict, Syrians now make up the largest refugee population in the world. Of the 5 million women,... Read more

  • Israeli Yosef Haim Ben-David (C), the ringleader of the killing of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir last year, is escorted by Israeli policemen at the district court in Jerusalem on April 19, 2016.


An Israeli court ruled that a Jewish man found to be the ringleader of the beating and burning alive of the Palestinian teenager in 2014 was sane and responsible for his actions. Israeli settler Yosef Haim Ben-David, 31, was found in November to have led the assault, but his lawyers had submitted last-minute documents saying he suffered from mental illness.

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    Israeli Yosef Haim Ben David Convicted of Burning Palestinian Teenager to Death

    Yosef Haim Ben David was convicted on April 19 for the July 2014 murder of a Palestinian teenager. Ben David, 30, the main suspect of... Read more

  • Pakistan police commandos stand outside a government office following an suicide attack that wounded at least 10 people in Mardan, Pakistan, Tuesday, April 19, 2016.  (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

    Suicide Attack Kills 1, Wounds 9 Outside NW Pakistan Office

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan—A suicide bomber detonated his explosive device outside a government tax office in the northwest Pakistani city of Mardan on Tuesday, killing at least... Read more


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