• A man has a tattoo of his ex-wife's name removed from his chest at a clinic named What Were You Inking in Denver, Colorado, on April 18, 2014. As tattoos become increasingly adopted by the mainstream, the phenomenon of tattoo regret is also growing, leading to a booming industry in tattoo removal. (REUTERS/Rick Wilking)

    Bad Ink: Tattoo Removal a Burgeoning Industry

    In the summer months, when Canadians ditch their parkas in favour of shorts and swimsuits, tattoos seem to be everywhere you look. But as tattoos... Read more

  • Giuseppe Rossi of ACF Fiorentina in action during the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio and ACF Fiorentina at Stadio Friuli on November 24, 2013 in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Dino Panato/Getty Images)

    EPL Transfer News 2014 Latest: Edinson Cavani to Arsenal, Sami Khedira to Chelsea, Liverpool Make Giuseppe Rossi Bid

    Arsenal could move for Edinson Cavani, Sami Khedira might go to Chelsea, and Liverpool target Giuseppe Rossi. The Gunners are gunning for Paris Saint-Germain marksman... Read more

  • Midfielder Dodo #22, Midfielder Jonathan #2, defender Juan Jesus #5, forward Mauro Icardi #9 and defender Yuto Nagatomo #55 of FC Internazionale Milano walk back to the center of the field after scoring a goal against AS Roma during the International Champions Cup on August 2, 2014 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

    Inter Milan vs PAOK: Live Stream, TV Channel, Betting Odds, Start Time of Club Friendly Match

    Inter Milan and PAOK are set for a club friendly match on Thursday, August 14. Kick-off time is 1:30 p.m. EDT (7:30 p.m. CET) at... Read more

  • Purple flowers and Mt.Fuji in Japan. (*Shutterstock)

    7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: August 14

    And once again, we set off for a quick trip around the world with interesting news that you probably won’t see anywhere else today.  ... Read more

  • Hitchhiking Robot Enters Final Leg of Its Halifax to Victoria Journey

    KELOWNA, B.C.—The chatty, social-media-savvy robot that’s been thumbing rides with Canadians over the past three weeks is nearing the end of its Halifax-to-Victoria hitchhiking adventure... Read more

  • Cowboys move cattle northwest of Calgary, May 28, 2013. Cattle are among the animals most commonly affected by brucellosis. A former CFIA employee who tried to smuggle dangerous Brucella bacteria to China has pleaded guilty to 11 charges. (The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh)

    Former CFIA Researcher Pleads Guilty in Bacteria-Smuggling Case

    OTTAWA—The puzzling case of the renowned Canadian infectious disease expert who tried to smuggle dangerous bacteria to China neared its end Wednesday, Aug 13, as... Read more

  • Lima, Peru: Carlos Castañeda, 20, Graphic Designer: I feel it could really happen. I have read in newspapers that there is a Chinese Korean who wants to start a war, which could be dangerous and affect all of the countries of the world. Those nuclear bombs can kill and harm all living beings, causing destruction—especially environmental contamination. The consequences would be terrible, and put our future at risk.

    Global Q&A: ‘Is nuclear war a concern of the past or do you feel it could really happen?’

    Around the world different countries and terrorists are seeking power and some countries store nuclear weapons. Due to this, there is a concern that someday... Read more

  • BC First Nation Plans to Evict Company Behind Mine Tailings Spill

    CHASE, B.C.— A British Columbia First Nation plans to issue an eviction notice to Imperial Metals Corp. (TSX:III)—the company behind a massive tailings pond breach... Read more

  • Councillor Doug Ford, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's brother, makes his way past waiting journalists at City Hall on Feb. 23, 2014. The councillor's public apology to Toronto police Chief Bill Blair for comments made earlier this month came two days after Blair filed a defamation notice against him. Blair has not accepted the apology. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

    Doug Ford Apologizes to Toronto Police Chief; Blair Doesn’t Accept

    TORONTO—Mayor Rob Ford’s brother issued a public apology to Toronto’s police chief Wednesday and retracted comments that prompted the city’s top cop to threaten legal... Read more

  • Sri Lankan cricket captain Angelo Mathews celebrates after scoring the winning run against Pakistan during their first test cricket match in Galle, Sri Lanka, Sunday, Aug.10, 2014. Sri Lanka won by seven wickets. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

    Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Time, Venue, Squads for 2nd Test

    It’s Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in game 2 of the 2 Test Series on Thursday, August 14. The cricket match is scheduled to start at... Read more

  • Guinness World Records adjudicator Rob Molloy, right, and Dr. Manoj Pahukar of Wockhardt hospital, second left, measure Jyoti Amge,18 years, at a press conference in Nagpur, India, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. Amge was declared shortest woman in the world measuring 62.8 centimeters (24.7 inches) by the Guinness World Records. (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)

    Jyoti Amge Joins Cast of American Horror Story; Height, Age, Hoax, Photos; is She Married, Have a Husband or Boyfriend?

    Jyoti Amge, the world’s smallest living woman, has joined the cast of American Horror Story. Amge is not a hoax; her height of 2’6″ (62.8... Read more

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    Anders Jonas Ångström: Famed Swedish Physicist and Aurora Borealis / Northern Lights Finder Celebrated on Birthday

    Anders Jonas Ångström was a famous Swedish physicist who discovered the spectrum of aurora borealis, also known as northern lights. Google Doodle put up an... Read more

  • Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, centre, gestures during an address to his supporters in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Roads leading to the parliament in Islamabad are being blocked in run up to announced protests by Khan and anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri. Both men want the government to step down and new elections to be held. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

    Imran Khan Shot Dead? Was Politician and Former Cricket Player Killed? Appears to be a Hoax

    Imran Khan was shot dead, according to rumors being circulated on popular mobile app WhatsApp. But the rumors appear to be unfounded. Khan, a former... Read more

  • The average Canadian spends more on a long list of taxes than they do on necessities such as housing and food, according to a new study. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

    Canadians Spend More on Taxes Than on Necessities, Study Finds

    OTTAWA—Where do Canadians spend most of their income? Many would guess it goes toward housing, cars, clothing, food, and other necessities. However, a new study... Read more

  • Canadian Forces members salute during the National Day of Honour on Parliament Hill on May 9, 2014. A new Statistics Canada study has found that mental health issues among members of the Canadian Forces have risen substantially in the past 12 years. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Mental Health Issues Rising Among Canadian Forces: StatsCan

    Statistics Canada’s latest figures on mental health issues in the Canadian Forces show that post-traumatic stress disorder has almost doubled among soldiers in the past... Read more

  • Varanasi city overlooking the river Ganges on August 4. The Ganges, India's most revered river is suffering from pollution, and the new Indian government has pledged to clean it. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    New Indian Government Faces Mammoth Task in Cleaning Ganges

    VARANASI, India—India’s Supreme Court is becoming impatient with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who made a campaign promise to clean up the river Ganges, also known... Read more

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    Famed Canadian Regiment Marks 100 Years of Bravery, Sacrifice

    EDMONTON—The renowned Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry has launched a cross-country relay to mark its centennial and commemorate those among its ranks who died in... Read more

  • (Twitter)

    Krusty Krab: Restaurant Based on SpongeBob SquarePants Show Opens Up in Ramallah, Palestine (+Photos, Location, and Map)

    Krusty Krab was trending on Twitter on Wednesday as people shared photos from the opening of a new restaurant based on the one in SpongeBob... Read more

  • Covering atrocity on August 12 2014. Daily Mirror, The Times, The Sun. (

    Dealing With Graphic Content Is a Moral Minefield for Journalists

    Even for a world accustomed to news reports of conflict and disaster, the past three months seem to be unprecedented for the frequency of horrific... Read more

  • Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, speaks at a news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

    Manny Pacquiao Next Fight: Says Basketball, MMA Won’t Distract Him and Boxing is His ‘Bread and Butter’

     Manny Pacquiao has stressed that with his recent venture into the Philippine Basketball Association and ONE FC, his focus on boxing hasn’t waned. “Basketball is... Read more

  • This still image taken from video posted Saturday, May 21, 2016, on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman shows an Egyptian dinghy collecting wreckage of EgyptAir flight 804. (Egyptian Armed Forces via AP)

    El-Sissi Says Egypt Submarine Headed to Plane Crash Site

    CAIRO—Egypt’s president said on Sunday a submarine belonging to his country’s Oil Ministry was headed to the site of the crash of EgyptAir Flight-804 in... Read more

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    Woman Has Facial Tumor Removed After 32-Year Wait

    A woman had a facial tumor that started to grow in her cheek when she was only 12 years old. Now, 32 years later, her... 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)

    Nigerian Schoolgirl Abducted by Boko Haram Found, Is Pregnant

    A Chibok girl that was kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists in 2014 was found and reunited with her mother on May 17. The victim,now 19,... Read more

  • Egyptian protesters take part in a demonstration against a controversial deal to hand two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, outside the Journalists' Syndicate in central Cairo, on April 15, 2016. The deal to hand over two islands in the Straits of Tiran, signed during a visit by Saudi Arabia's King Salman to Cairo, has provoked a storm of criticism against Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

    Egypt Sentences 101 Protesters to 5 Years in Prison

    CAIRO—Two Cairo courts have convicted and sentenced to five years in jail a total of 101 protesters for taking part in peaceful, anti-government demonstrations last... Read more

  • Egyptians 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 in front of the Press Syndicate, in Cairo, Egypt, on April 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Wide Arrests in Egypt Signal No-Tolerance Policy on Critics

    CAIRO—Hours after marching in a peaceful protest against the government late last month, Yassin Mohammed and his friends were lingering in the area in a... Read more

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    ‘Ghost Ship’ Washes Up Ashore With Not a Soul Onboard

    An abandoned oil tanker from Panama has washed up on the shores of West Africa, prompting questions about what happened to the ship’s crew.  The 210-foot-long... Read more

  • (Photo credit: ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Leopard Snatches 6-Year-Old Boy at South African Game Reserve

    A boy was attacked and dragged by a leopard at a South African game reserve. Kellan Denny, 6, was playing with his eight-year-old brother near... Read more

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    Oxford Student Boasts About How He Made Waitress Cry ‘Typical White Tears’

    A waitress who was taunted by a black Oxford University student has received thousands of dollars in donations. The Oxford student, Ntokozo Qwabe, who is... 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

  • (Photo courtesy Anja Ringgren Lovén)

    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

  • (Anja Ringgren Lovén)

    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

  • (AP Photo)

    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

  • (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)

    Zookeepers Kill Lions That Were Mauling Man Who Jumped in Their Cage

    Two lions were shot and killed after a man jumped into their enclosure and stripped naked, officials said. The big cats, located at the Santiago... Read more

  • The gate of the once popular restaurant "Los Braseros" is emblazoned with a graffiti drawing of a gun, situated on the seaside boulevard, known as " La Costera," that runs through the hotel zone in Acapulco, Mexico, on May 10, 2016. Mexico has lined the cityís coastal boulevard with heavily armed police and soldiers, turning Acapulco into a high-profile test case for a security strategy that the government has used elsewhere: When homicides spike, flood the area with troops. (AP Photo/Enric Marti)

    Police, Soldiers Swarm Mexico’s Acapulco, Killings Continue

    ACAPULCO, Mexico—Along with beach towels or sandals, there’s a new popular beach accessory that says a lot about the violence gripping this once-glamorous resort: a... Read more

  • FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2010 file photo, Honduras' President Porfirio Lobo, waves during his presidential inauguration ceremony in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

    Fabio Lobo, Son of Former Honduras President, Pleads Guilty in US Court for Conspiring to Import Cocaine

    Fabio Porfirio Lobo, the son of a former Honduras president, pleaded guilty in a Manhattan federal court for conspiring to import cocaine into the United... Read more

  • File: National Police Chief Gen. Rodolfo Palomino opens a package of seized cocaine to show to the press at a police station in Necocli, Colombia, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Palomino said police seized just over three tons of cocaine on Monday from the Los Usuga criminal gang in a rural area of Unguia in Choco state. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    Colombia Seizes 8 Tons of Cocaine, ‘Largest Quantity of Drugs in History’

    Colombian authorities seized eight tons of cocaine in a banana field on May 15, officials announced. The cocaine was found a few meters from the... Read more

  • Planalto presidential palace during sunrise in Brasilia, Brazil, after the Senate voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff pending an impeachment trial, on May 12, 2016. For the sake of the nation’s 200 million people, and for all the South American nations whose fortunes are tied to Brazil’s powerhouse economy, one hopes that her vice president, now acting president, Michel Temer know what to do. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Post Impeachment, Brazil’s Road Ahead Filled With Challenges

    SAO PAULO—To say that Michel Temer faces huge challenges would be an understatement. Brazil’s 75-year-old acting president must fight the Zika virus, which can cause... Read more

  • Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during a rally in Caracas on May 14, 2016. (Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images)

    Maduro Threatens to Seize Idle Venezuela Plants, Jail Owners

    CARACAS, Venezuela—President Nicolas Maduro threatened Saturday to take over idle factories and jail their owners following a decree granting him expanded powers to act in... Read more

  • A railroad factory in ruins after it was abandoned by its Chinese managers in Zaraza, Guarico state, Venezuela, on March 21, 2016. Now all but abandoned, it has become a symbol of economic collapse and a strategic Venezuela-China relationship gone adrift. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

    Chinese Bullet Train in Venezuela Stalls as Alliance Derails

    ZARAZA, Venezuela—It was once billed as a model of socialist fraternity: South America’s first high-speed train, powered by Chinese technology, crisscrossing Venezuela to bring development... Read more

  • Brazil's acting President Michel Temer arrives to speak, at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, May 12, 2016, after the Senate voted to suspend President Dilma Rousseff pending an impeachment trial. In his first words to Brazilians as acting president, the former vice president said his priority will be reviving Latin America's largest economy. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Brazil’s Suspended Leader Vows Fight as Fill-In Urges Unity

    BRASILIA, Brazil—The new acting president is calling for unity in Brazil, while the leader just suspended by the Senate is vowing to fight what she... Read more

  • General view of the Future Arena during the International Handball Tournament - Aquece Rio Test Event for the Rio 2016 Olympics at the Olympic Park on April 29, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

    2016 Rio Olympics Could Spark ‘Global Health Disaster,’ Warns Harvard Health Review

    The 2016 Summer Olympics scheduled in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has raised health concerns due to the country being the epicenter of the infamous Zika... Read more

  • Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff greets supporters as she leaves Planalto president palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, May 12, 2016.  Hours after the Senate voted to suspend her, Rousseff blasted the impeachment process against her as "fraudulent" and promised to fight what she characterized as an injustice more painful than the torture she endured under a past military dictatorship. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Brazil President Blasts Critics, Vows to Fight Impeachment

    BRASILIA, Brazil—Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff vowed Thursday, May 12, to use “all legal means” to fight permanent ouster in an impeachment trial, raising the... Read more

  • Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer waves during the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB) national convention in Brasilia, on March 12, 2016. (Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images)

    Things to Know About Brazil’s VP Michel Temer as He Takes Over Dilma Rousseff’s Post

    The Brazilian senate voted 55–22 to impeach President Dilma Rousseff on May 12, and now her ally-turned-enemy, Vice President Michel Temer, will take her place... Read more

  • Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff delivers a speech during at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on April 29, 2016. (Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images)

    Brazil’s Senate Impeaches President Dilma Rousseff

    BRASILIA, Brazil—Brazil’s Senate voted Thursday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff after a months-long fight that laid raw the country’s fury over corruption and economic decay,... Read more

  • Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on May 6, 2016. (Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images)

    Impeachment of Brazil President Goes From Longshot to Likely

    RIO DE JANEIRO—When a measure to impeach Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was introduced to Congress late last year, the possibility that she would actually be... Read more

  • Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia on May 6, 2016. (Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images)

    Why Brazil’s President Faces Impeachment

    SAO PAULO—Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is facing possible impeachment by Congress, with the Senate expected to vote Wednesday on a measure to suspend her. The... Read more

  • The acting speaker of Brazil’s lower house of Congress, Waldir Maranhão (PP-MA). (Luis Macedo/Brazilian Lower House)

    Brazil’s House Speaker Cancels Vote to Impeach President Rousseff

    The acting speaker of Brazil’s lower house of Congress, Waldir Maranhão (PP-MA) issued a statement on Monday, May 9, canceling the sessions that authorized the... Read more

  • The parents of 43 missing students from the Ayotzinapa Teachers' College hold their portraits and torches during a march 18 months after their disappearance in Mexico City on April 26, 2016. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Mexican Citizens Strongly Support Anti-Corruption Proposal

    WASHINGTON—Mexico has long been challenged by its pervasive and endemic corruption. In 2014, the disappearance and murder of 43 students attending the teachers college in... Read more

  • FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016 file photo, Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by army soldiers  to a waiting helicopter, at a federal hangar in Mexico City, after he was recaptured from breaking out of a maximum security prison in Mexico. The History channel says it's developing a drama series focusing on Guzman's story. Last year, Guzman had broken out of prison and was on the run when he had a secret meeting with Mexican actress Kate del Castillo and Sean Penn. The actor wrote about it for Rolling Stone. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

    Drug Boss ‘El Chapo’s’ New Prison Mexico’s Worst Overall

    MEXICO CITY— The northern Mexico prison where authorities suddenly transferred convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is rated as the worst in the federal... Read more

  • Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is made to face the press as he is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican soldiers and marines at a federal hangar in Mexico City, Mexico, on Jan. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    El Chapo Has Been Transferred to a Prison on US-Mexico Border

    Convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who previously escaped from prison twice and is fighting to avoid being sent to the United States, was... Read more

  • Colombian police officers stand next to a Metro bus burned by criminal gang members in Belen neighborhood, Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on April 1, 2016.(Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images)

    Drug Lord ‘Caracol’ Known as Latin America’s New ‘El Chapo’ Arrested in Colombia

    Authorities have captured drug lord, Gerson Aldair Gálvez Calle, also known as “Caracol,” announced Colombian officials on May 1. Gálvez, was previously described by the... Read more

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    Brazil Blocks WhatsApp for Next 72 Hours Because Facebook Won’t Release Account Information

    Brazilian WhatsApp users have been blocked from the app for 72 hours, according to Brazilian publication Folha De S.Paulo. The last time Brazil banned WhatsApp, it affected... Read more

  • This Nov. 12, 2011, photo shows workers in protective suits and masks as they wait to enter the emergency operation center at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station in Okuma, Japan. A US science advisory report says a key lesson from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear accident is that the nation’s nuclear industry needs to focus more on the highly unlikely but super-serious worst case scenarios and radiation traveling further than previously figured. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

    Fukushima Nuclear Plant Operator Says 600 Tons of Melted Fuel Is Missing

    The chief of clean-up at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, which was devastated by a tsunami in 2011, says 600 tons of reactor fuel that melted... Read more

  • Indian activists from the Social Unity Center of India (SUCI) shout slogans against the state government in protest against the gang-rape and murder of two girls in the district of Badaun in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh and recent rapes in the eastern state of West Bengal, in Kolkata on June 7, 2014. The protests came amid a growing uproar over the killings in Uttar Pradesh, with the United Nations saying violence against women should be regarded as a matter of basic human rights. The two cousins, aged 14 and 12, were found hanging from a mango tree in their impoverished village, with subsequent tests showing they had been the victim of multiple sexual assaults. (Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images)

    Study: 84 Percent of Women in India Experience Public Harrasment

    Four out of five women in India suffer from public harassment, said a survey by ActionAid UK. Over 500 women were polled in cities across... Read more

  • An ATM machine on Third Avenue is viewed in New York on May 10, 2013. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

    Fraudsters Coordinate 14,000 ATM Withdrawals in 3 Hours to Steal $13 Million

    At least 100 suspects stole over $13 million in three hours on Sunday, withdrawing money from hundreds of ATMs using forged credit cards. The massive... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (L) and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, on May 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama Lifts Decades-Old Arms Ban in His 1st Visit to Vietnam

    HANOI, Vietnam—U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial,... Read more

  • Mt. Everest is seen from the way to Kalapatthar in Nepal. A 35-year-old Dutch man suffering from high-altitude sickness died on his way back from Mount Everest’s summit in the first death reported this year on the world’s highest mountain, an expedition organizer said Saturday, May 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, File)

    Dutch Man, Australian Woman Die on Descent From Mount Everest Summit

    KATHMANDU, Nepal—A 35-year-old Dutch man and an Australian woman suffered from high-altitude sickness and died on their way down from Mount Everest’s summit in the first deaths... Read more

  • New Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, left, and Vice President Chen Chien-jen wave during their inauguration ceremonies in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, May 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

    New Taiwan President Omits One-China Principle in Speech

    TAIPEI, Taiwan—Taiwan’s new independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen tread carefully around the thorny issue of relations with China in her inaugural address Friday, emphasizing the importance... Read more

  • People attend an art exhibition by AAFOH (Artists Against Forced Organ Harvesting) in New York on May 10, 2016. The exhibition features artwork about human rights abuse in China as well as Falun Gong practitioners speaking out against injustice in China.

    Heaven’s Tears and Eternal Sunshine: Artists Take a Stand Against Forced Organ Harvesting

    NEW YORK—Before 1997, artist Li Jinyu was  traveling to Tibet, Canada, and other places, looking for the meaning of life. In her paintings, she would... Read more

  • Mitsubishi Motors Corp. President Tetsuro Aikawa speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 26, 2016.  (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Mitsubishi Motors President to Resign Over Mileage Scandal

    TOKYO—Mitsubishi Motors Corp. President Testuro Aikawa said Wednesday that he will step down to take responsibility for the mileage cheating scandal unfolding at the Japanese... Read more

  • An elderly Sri Lankan woman and a girl are shifted on a mattress at a flooded area in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. The Disaster Management Center said that 114 homes have been destroyed and more than 137,000 people have been evacuated to safe locations as heavy rains continue. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

    Over 200 Families Feared Buried by Mudslides in Sri Lanka

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka—A massive landslide triggered by torrential rains buried homes in three villages in the central hills of Sri Lanka, and more than 200... Read more

  • A pro-democracy activist, right, waves banner and shout slogans against pro-government protesters, left, outside the convention center where the Chinese Communist Party's third-highest ranking official, Zhang Dejiang, gave a speech during a visit to Hong Kong, Wednesday, May 18, 2016.  Hong Kong authorities rolled out a massive security operation on Tuesday as they braced for protests during a top Beijing official's visit to the semiautonomous city, where tensions are rising over Chinese rule.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Hong Kong in Lockdown as Chinese Official Attends Meeting

    HONG KONG—Hong Kong authorities stepped up security for a top Chinese government official’s appearance at a business conference Wednesday, preventing pro-democracy protesters from getting anywhere... Read more

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    Thailand Shuts Koh Tachai, Stunningly Beautiful Island—Tourists Were Ruining It

    Koh Tachai, a small island tucked away in the pristine waters of the Andaman Sea west of Thailand’s southern city of Phuket. Its pristine white sand... Read more

  • An activist holds a candle and shouts slogans during a vigil for a teenage girl who was raped and murdered by 14 men in Bengkulu province on Sumatra island, outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    Indonesia Considers Castrating, Microchipping Child Rapists

    Indonesia is considering tougher sex-offender laws, and among the options are microchipping and/or castrating child rapists. The country is making the move after a case of deadly... Read more

  • Chief Executive Officer of the Alibaba Group Jack Ma (Ma Yun) delivers a speech during the "Action Day" at the COP21 United Nations conference on climate change in Le Bourget on December 5, 2015. (ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

    Alibaba Kicked Out of Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition After Backlash

    An anti-counterfeiting coalition is suspending Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba from its group after backlash from companies on May 13. The companies view Alibaba as the... Read more

  • The crater lake of Mount Ruapehu on March 18, 2007 in New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

    Alert Raised for New Zealand Volcano in ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ Movies

    The volcanic alert for Mount Ruapehu in New Zealand, which was featured in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, was raised on May 10. GeoNet,... Read more

  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach arrives to a press conference closing an executive meeting on March 2, 2016 in Lausanne. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

    French Prosecutors Probe $2 Million Tied to 2020 Tokyo Games

    PARIS— French prosecutors said Thursday that $2 million tied to Tokyo’s winning bid for the 2020 Olympics was apparently paid to an account linked to... Read more

  • Mitsubishi Motors Corp. President Tetsuro Aikawa speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 26, 2016.  (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Mitsubishi Motors Says Mileage Cheating May Be on All Models

    TOKYO—Mitsubishi Motors Corp., the Japanese automaker under investigation for lying about fuel economy data for some models, said Wednesday such tampering is suspected in all... Read more

  • Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a campaign in Manila on April 23, 2016. (Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images)

    New Philippine Leader Seen as Emancipator, Looming Dictator

    MANILA, Philippines—Rodrigo Duterte, the bombastic mayor of a major southern city, was heralded Tuesday as president-elect of the Philippines after an incendiary campaign that projected... Read more

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    Fisherman Discovers Deadly Surprise Inside a Fish’s Mouth

    A fisherman grabbed a venomous snake out of a fish’s mouth. He filmed the encounter in Australia, reported the Telegraph. The fisherman, 44-year-old Andy Warton,... Read more

  • In this photo taken Monday, May, 9, 2016, rows of kale, lettuce and herbs grow at Green Rows Farm in Waimanalo, Hawaii. Sean Anderson, founder of the farm, hopes to take advantage of a bill passed by the Hawaii Legislature which sets up tax breaks for farmers to offset the cost of becoming certified as organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)

    Hawaii Plan Would Offset Cost of Organic Farm Certification

    WAIMANALO, Hawaii—On a farm tucked under the lush Koolau Mountains, Sean Anderson tends his passion fruit, kale and salad greens using only what nature provides... Read more

  • Westpac Bank signage is displayed on a building in Sydney in this photo taken, 13 July 2006. (GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

    Malaysian Student Owes Bank $2.4M After Bank Error in Australia

    A Malaysian student is facing serious consequences for spending a bank’s money on designer clothes and handbags when it accidentally gave her a AU$4.6 million... Read more

  • Wayne MacIsaac stands near what he believes may be the remnants of a Norse fortification wall. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

    A New Lead in the Search for Elusive Norse Settlements

    CODROY VALLEY, Canada–A story passed down in my family for generations may be the clue to finding a lost Norse settlement. The only Norse settlement in the... Read more

  • The flagship Hudson's Bay Company store in downtown Toronto. A plan to open up to 20 stores in the Netherlands marks the first time the Bay has introduced its namesake brand outside of Canada. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

    The Bay to Open Shop Outside Canada for First Time

    TORONTO—One of Canada’s most iconic brands is heading to the land of windmills and tulips. Hudson’s Bay Company has announced that it plans to open... Read more

  • Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion responds to a question in the House of Commons on May 3, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Canada Joins International Group Seeking Peaceful Settlement in Syria

    OTTAWA—Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says Canada has joined an international body seeking to broker an end to the Syrian civil war. The International Syria... Read more

  • A youth walks past a boarded up house in Attawapiskat, Ont., Nov. 29, 2011. A new report finds that indigenous children in Canada are more than twice as likely to live in poverty than their non-aboriginal counterparts. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Poverty Rates Speak to Suffering in First Nations Communities, Leader Says

    OTTAWA—The latest measure of debilitating poverty in First Nations communities across Canada illustrates the need for more government action to help ease the suffering and... Read more

  • Immigration Minister John McCallum speaks to reporters at a news conference on March 16, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

    Syrian Refugees Turning to Food Banks Partially Cultural: McCallum

    OTTAWA—The fact some newly arrived Syrian refugees are turning to food banks to supplement their own pantries can be partially explained by a “cultural element,”... Read more

  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks toward the public gallery in the House of Commons on May 18, 2016 as he formally apologizes for a 1914 government decision that barred most of the passengers of the Komagata Maru from entering Canada. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Parliament Apologizes for 1914 Komagata Maru Incident

    OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologized in the House of Commons on May 18 for a 1914 government decision that barred most of the passengers... Read more

  • Alberta Premier Rachel Notley speaks about details of emergency funds for Fort McMurray wildfire evacuees in Edmonton on May 11, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Jason Franson)

    Canada in Brief, May 12-18

    People could be allowed back to Fort McMurray as early as June 1 EDMONTON—The Alberta government says people from the fire-ravaged city of Fort McMurray... Read more

  • The Suomi NPP satellite captured this image on May 08, 2016, of the wildfires currently burning in Canada. (Courtesy:NASA/NOAA/DOD)

    NASA Satellite Images Show Magnitude of Fort McMurray Fire as It Destroys Oilsands Camp

    The Fort McMurray fire in Alberta rages on, destroying an oilsands camp, while making its way towards industrial sites, CBC reported on May 18. The blaze,... Read more

  • A sold home in Vancouver on Feb. 11, 2016. The presence of foreign money is changing the landscape in Vancouver’s and Toronto’s housing markets. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    Scorching Vancouver and Toronto Housing Markets to Head Higher

    Canada’s two hottest housing markets in Vancouver and Toronto, fuelled by foreign money, keep defying gravity. Housing market analysts are pushing out their expectations—or perhaps... Read more

  • Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Feske-Wood, a rescue swimmer, Petty Officer 1st Class Zachary Bowers, a flight mechanic, Lt. Rachel Quatroche, flight commander, and Lt. Addison Allen, the co-pilot, all from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, pose in front of the helicopter at Erie International Airport in Erie, Penn., after a search-and-rescue case May 16, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Detroit)

    Coast Guards Rescue 4 People in Freezing Water as Boats Sink on Lake Erie

    U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards had a busy day on May 16 and four people probably owe their lives to them. The first mayday call came in... Read more

  • A burned building stands among charred rubble in the neighborhood of Abasand in wildfire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta, on Friday, May 13, 2016. (Jason Franson /The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Workers Evacuated From Alberta Oil Camps Due to Wildfire

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta—Some 8,000 workers at oil camps north of the fire-ravaged Canadian city of Fort McMurray were ordered to evacuate late Monday as authorities... Read more

  • Shen Yun performers take a curtain call at Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton, where they played to a full house on May 10, 2016. (Evan NIng/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun Stirs the Soul of Eastern Canada

    Theatregoers in Eastern Canada revelled in the majesty of Shen Yun Performing Arts as the company wrapped up its 2016 Canadian tour last week. Following... Read more

  • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is given a briefing at the Regional Emergency Operation Centre during a visit to Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on May 13, 2016. Alberta officials say 2,432 structures have been destroyed, 530 damaged, and 25,000 saved. The fire is now 930 square miles (2,410 square kilometers) in size and has moved away from the city. It's expected to burn in forested areas for at least a few more weeks. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Trudeau Praises Firefighters Efforts to Save Oil Sands City

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says most Canadians have yet to grasp the lengths to which firefighters went to save nearly 90 percent of... Read more

  • (Left to Right) Brad Foley (holding Lyla Foley), Anna Foley, Reagan Gale, and Wallace Gale in Codroy Valley, Newfoundland, on May 10, 2016. (Tara MacIsaac/Epoch Times)

    Back Home in Newfoundland: The Harrowing Journey From Fort McMurray

    CODROY VALLEY, Canada—The words “Newfoundland” and “home” are often used interchangeably. Even if you’re not from the eastern province of Newfoundland, people there might ask... Read more

  • A police officer looks at the wildfire destruction in the Abasand neighbourhood of Fort McMurray on May 9, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

    Firefighter Who Lost Home Vows to Rebuild in Fort McMurray

    FORT MCMURRAY, Alta.—For firefighter Mark Stephenson, the Alberta oilsands capital is his home and he plans to rebuild on the same spot where his house... Read more

  • Kayleen McKay is greeted by her aunt Judy Pangman as she arrives at the Alexander Docks in Winnipeg on May 10, 2016. Family and friends welcomed McKay home after she raised over $10,000 during her 420-km run for Drag the Red. Drag The Red searches Winnipeg's Red River for murdered and missing people. (The Canadian Press/John Woods)

    Metis Teen Runs 420 Km, Raises $10K for Group That Found Cousin’s Body

    WINNIPEG—A Metis teen who lost her cousin to suicide ran the equivalent of a marathon a day for 10 days to raise more than $10,000... Read more

  • Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett speaks at a meeting of the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat in Halifax on April 27, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

    UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights ‘Should Not Be Scary’: Bennett

    OTTAWA—There’s nothing frightening about adopting and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said May 9... Read more

  • Former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi leaves a Toronto court with his sister, Jila Ghomeshi, after signing a peace bond, May 11, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Mark Blinch)

    Ghomeshi’s Accuser Says Peace Bond ‘Clearest Path to the Truth’

    TORONTO—A former colleague of Jian Ghomeshi who accused him of sexually assaulting her says his courtroom apology is an admission of guilt even though it... Read more

  • Alberta Premier Rachel Notley speaks to members of the media at a fire station in Fort McMurray on May 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

    Canada in Brief, May 5-11

    Oilsands plant production to resume soon, Notley says EDMONTON—Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the province and the energy industry are working together to quickly restart... Read more

  • In this May 5, 2016 photo provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Alberta, an RCMP officer surveys the damage on a street in fire-ravaged Fort McMurray, Alberta. (Royal Canadian Mounted Police Alberta via The Canadian Press via AP)

    Fort McMurray Wildfire Victims Might Suffer PTSD, Psychologist Says

    See full coverage of the Fort McMurray wildfires here While it may take weeks for the people of Fort McMurray to return home, it may... Read more

  • Policemen stand next to tents during a police operation at a makeshift refugee camp at the Greek-Macedonian border near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Greek authorities began an operation at dawn Tuesday to gradually evacuate the country's largest informal refugee camp of Idomeni on the Macedonian border, blocking access to the area and sending in more than 400 riot police. (Yannis Kolesidis/ANA-MPA via AP)

    Greek Police Evacuate Hundreds From Idomeni Refugee Camp

    IDOMENI, Greece—Greek authorities sent hundreds of police into the country’s largest informal refugee camp Tuesday to support the gradual of evacuation of the Idomeni site... Read more

  • Rory McIlroy in action during practice for the 2016 World Golf Championships Dell Match Play at The Austin Country Club. (David Cannon/Getty Images)

    Golfer Rory McIlroy Might Skip Rio Olympics Amid Zika Fears

    Irish golfer Rory McIlroy said he is considering skipping the Rio Olympics amid concerns of the Zika virus, he told the BBC on May 23... Read more

  • Right-wing Austrian Freedom Party (FPOe) presidential candidate Norbert Hofer during his final election campaign rally at the Viktor Adler Markt in Vienna, Austria, on May 20,2016. The Austrian presidential elections run off will take place on 22 May 2016. (Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)

    Austria’s Next President Could Be a Right-Wing Euroskeptic

    VIENNA—For the first time since World War II, a right-wing politician could win Sunday’s election for the Austrian presidency as established parties that have dominated... Read more

  • Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne at a news conference during the the G5 Ministers of Finance meeting during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 2016. Britain's Treasury says house prices could fall by up to 18% if the country leaves the E.U.—a claim dismissed as scaremongering by campaigners for a U.K. exit from the bloc. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

    In or Out? Britain Faces Vital EU Membership Vote June 23

    LONDON—British voters will decide in one month whether or not to deal a historic hammer blow to European integration by putting their island nation on... Read more

  • French soldiers patrol at Charles de Gaulle airport, outside of Paris, Friday, May 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    EgyptAir Crash: Perfect Security Elusive at Paris Airport

    PARIS—Explosives in the form of paper, or concealed in a medicine-sized bottle and looking like salt. Tiny electric detonators. Security agents at the main airport... Read more

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    Video: Romanian Driver Launches His Car Over a Roundabout

    A Romanian street racer launched his car into the air after hitting a roundabout. CCTV footage captured the incident, which looks like a stunt from... Read more

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    Here Are the Photos That Adolf Hitler Didn’t Want You to See

    Photos of Adolf Hitler taken in the late 1920s weren’t supposed to ever see the light of day. The black and white pictures were apparently described... Read more

  • Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller attends the company's annual press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany, Thursday, April 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Scandal-Hit VW Agrees to 4.8 Percent Pay Rise for Workers

    FRANKFURT, Germany—Automaker Volkswagen and Germany’s industrial union have agreed to increase wages 4.8 percent by next year in an economy where the cost of living... Read more

  • the 'Oppenheimer Blue,' a rare fancy vivid blue diamond weighing 14.62 carat during a press preview by Christies's auction house on May 12, 2016 in Geneva. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

    Photos: Rare ‘Oppenheimer Blue’ Diamond Sells for Record Price—$57.6 Million

    The rare “Oppenheimer Blue” diamond was sold on May 19 by Christie’s Geneva at a record price—$57.6 million. The stone is the most expensive diamond... Read more

  • Windmills are seen 12 January 2006 near Villa Real, 407 kms northeast of Lisbon. Portugal is turning to wind, wave and solar power to reduce its huge dependence on oil imports and meet its international commitments to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The bulk of the 2.5 billion euros (2,9 billion dollars) in private and public funds that the government of Prime Minister Jose Socrates set aside in July 2005 to develop renewable energy will go toward wind energy development.      (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)

    All of Portugal Is Powered by Sun, Wind, Water for 4 Days Straight

    Portugal was able to sustain its nation of 10.4 million people completely on renewable energy for a record four whole days.  Four-and-a-half days, or 107 hours,... Read more

  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, May 19, 2016. NATO foreign ministers this week will discuss how the alliance can deal more effectively with security threats outside Europe, including by training the Iraqi military and cooperating with the European Union to choke off people-smuggling operations in the central Mediterranean. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    NATO Formally Invites Montenegro as 29th Member

    BRUSSELS— NATO invited the Balkan nation of Montenegro to become its 29th member, agreeing Thursday to expand for only the seventh time in its history... Read more

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    Polish City Wants Red Army Monument Removed From Main Square

    WARSAW, Poland— City councilors in a northern Polish city have decided to move a giant monument honoring the Red Army out of a central square... Read more

  • In this Thursday, May 12, 2016 photo, Binali Yildirim, Turkey's Transportation Minister and founding member of Turkey’s governing AKP party, participates in a meeting in Ankara, Turkey.  It is announced Thursday May 19, 2016, Yildirim will stand unopposed for the party leadership and thereby automatically become Prime Minister at an extraordinary meeting to be held Sunday in Ankara. The shake up comes after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu stepped down on May 4.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Turkish Technocrat Nominated to Become New Prime Minister

    ISTANBUL— Turkey’s governing party on Thursday formally tapped Binali Yildirim as its candidate to lead the party and become the country’s next premier. The spokesman... Read more

  • Family members of passengers who were flying aboard an EgyptAir plane that vanished from radar en route from Paris to Cairo overnight get ready to be transported by bus to a gathering point at Cairo airport on May 19, 2016. (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Egyptian Plane With 66 Aboard Crashes; Terrorism Suspected

    CAIRO— An EgyptAir jetliner bound from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard crashed in the Mediterranean Sea early Thursday after swerving wildly in flight, authorities said,... Read more

  • Russian artist Petr Pavlensky speaks to journalists as he sits in a cage in court room in Moscow on March 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, file )

    Russian Performance Artist Convicted In Pro-Ukraine Protest

    MOSCOW— A Russian performance artist known for his radical politically charged performances was convicted Thursday of vandalism for a pro-Ukraine protest and sentenced to 16... Read more

  • FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2015 photo, Emma Morano, 116, sits in her apartment in Verbania, Italy. At 116 years of age, Emma is now the oldest person in the world and is believed to be the last surviving person in the world who was born in the 1800s, coming into the world on Nov. 29, 1899. That’s just 4 and a half months after Susannah Mushatt Jones, who died Thursday in New York at the age of 116. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)

    World’s Oldest Person Is Also the Last Person Born in the 19th Century

    The last person who was born in the 19th century, an Italian woman who is 116 years old, revealed a “secret” to her longevity. Emma... Read more

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    A Century-Old Grand Tour: Traveling to Venice Through 1890s Photochromes

    Although looking realistically vivid, what you see here are not actually photos, but photochromes–ink-based photolithographs, popular during the 1890s.  At that time, many were trying... Read more

  • Protesters pack the Puerta del Sol plaza in central Madrid on May 15, 2016. The demonstration is to mark the fifth anniversary of a protest movement that led to the creation of Podemos, now Spain's third most-popular political party. (AP Photo/Paul White)

    Large Marches in Spain on 5th Anniversary of Occupy Protest

    MADRID—Thousands of Spaniards marched in downtown Madrid to mark the fifth anniversary of a protest movement that led to the creation of Podemos, now Spain’s... Read more

  • A fire fighting helicopter flies billowing black smoke rising from behind large housing blocks in Sesena, central Spain, Friday, May 13, 2016.

    Nearly 9,000 People Return Home After Huge Fire at Tire Dump in Spain

    MADRID—Thousands in the central Spanish town of Sesena were allowed to return home Saturday as firefighters tamped down a massive tire fire that had coated... Read more

  • Ukraine's Jamala celebrates with the trophy after winning the Eurovision Song Contest final with the song "1944" in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    Ukraine Wins 2016 Eurovision Song Contest

    STOCKHOLM—Ukrainian singer Jamala’s melancholic tune about Soviet dictator Josef Stalin’s 1944 deportation of the Crimean Tatars was crowned the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song... Read more

  • A man prays inside a temple that survived last years attacks, on the day of Probarona Purnima on October 19, 2013 in Ramu, Bangladesh.  Getty Images)

    Buddhist Monk in Bangladesh Has Throat Slit in Murder

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP)—A 75-year-old Buddhist monk has been killed in a monastery in southeastern Bangladesh, police said Saturday. The body of Maung Shue U. Chak... Read more

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    72-Year-Old Indian Woman Gives Birth to Healthy Baby Boy

    A 72-year-old Indian woman has reportedly given birth to a healthy child. The Guardian reported that Daljinder Kaur, the woman, and her 79-year-old husband, Mohinder... Read more

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    Indian Teen Dies After Shooting Himself While Taking Selfie

    #RamandeepSingh, 15, Accidentally Shoots Self Dead Taking #Selfie In #Pathankot, #Punjab — UJReview (@UJReview) May 2, 2016 A 15-year old teenager in India... Read more

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    Indian Father Went to Extreme Measures to Punish Teen Who Allegedly Abused His Baby Daughter

    An Indian father cut off the hands of a teen who allegedly sexually abused his baby daughter. The 17-year-old was accused of assaulting a seven-month-old infant... Read more

  • Indian nurses care for newly born babies at the maternity ward of a hospital on the eve of World Population Day, in Guwahati on July 10, 2014.  World Population Day, which was established by the United Nations Development Programme in 1989 and is observed annually, seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. (BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images)

    Police Uncover ‘Baby Farm’ Where Unwanted Infants Were Sold and Swapped: Report

    Police in India have discovered a “baby farm” in India where unwanted babies are sold or traded. Authorities said that staff at the Palash Hospital... Read more

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    Video: Children Climb Down Dangerous Wells to Fetch Water After Drought Hits India

    India is facing a severe water crisis and village children are finding extreme ways to fetch water. A video shows children climbing down the steep... Read more

  • Britain's Prince William, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, take a tour of Gandhi Smriti, where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and was assassinated on 30 January 1948, in New Delhi, India, Monday, April 11, 2016.(Saurabh Das/ Pool Photo via AP)

    Prince William, Wife Kate Pay Respect to Gandhi in India

    NEW DELHI—The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid their respects to Indian independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi on Monday and met with young entrepreneurs in... Read more

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    93-Year-Old Indian ‘Uncle’ Gets to Meet Prince William and Kate Middleton Thanks to the Internet

    A 93-year-old Indian entrepreneur earned a meeting with Prince William and Kate Middleton after sweeping the Internet with his invitation to the royal couple. Boman... Read more

  • People gather near damaged buildings at the spot where a massive fire broke out during a fireworks display at the Puttingal temple complex in Paravoor village, Kollam district, southern Kerala state, India, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Dozens were killed and many more were injured when a spark from an unauthorized fireworks show ignited a separate batch of fireworks that were being stored at the temple complex, officials said.(AP Photo/ Jyothiraj. N.S)

    Fireworks Accident at Temple in India Kills More Than 100

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India—The Hindu temple in southern India was packed with thousands for a religious festival early Sunday when the fireworks began — an unauthorized pyrotechnic... Read more

  • Bangladeshi students protest seeking arrest of three motorcycle-riding assailants who hacked student activist Nazimuddin Samad to death as he walked with a friend, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, April 7, 2016. ( AP Photo)

    Student Opponent of Radical Islam Slain on Bangladesh Street

    NEW DELHI—Three motorcycle-riding assailants hacked and shot to death a student opponent of radical Islam as he was walking with a friend along a street... Read more

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    Restaurant Owner Installs Fridge Outside to Feed the Homeless 24/7

    A restaurant owner in Kochi, India, put a fridge right outside of her restaurant for the homeless and the hungry, giving them access to uneaten... Read more

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    Child Survivors of Nepal Earthquake ‘Sold as Slaves’ to Rich British Families

    Child survivors of last year’s earthquake in Nepal are being sold to British families to work as domestic slaves, according to an investigation by The... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Feb. 11, 2016. (Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images)

    Modi’s Middle East Outreach

    LONDON—The Middle East, especially Saudi Arabia, may not be in India’s neighborhood but the region plays an outsized role in the country’s economic growth as... Read more

  • General view shows a partially collapsed overpass in Kolkata, India, Friday, April 1, 2016. The overpass spanned nearly the width of the street and was designed to ease traffic through the densely crowded Bara Bazaar neighborhood in the capital of the east Indian state of West Bengal. About 100 meters (300 feet) of the overpass fell, while other sections remained standing. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

    5 Building Officials Detained for Indian Overpass Collapse

    KOLKATA, India—Police in India detained five officials from a company building an overpass that collapsed onto a crowded Kolkata neighborhood, killing at least 24 people... Read more

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    Watch: Moment Kolkata Overpass Collapses, 15 Killed so Far

    A new video has surfaced of the massive overpass collapse in Kolkata, India that has killed 15 and trapped dozens. One piece of the overpass,... Read more

  • Locals and rescue workers look for survivors from damaged vehicles under the rubbles of a partially collapsed overpass in Kolkata, India, Thursday, March 31, 2016. Rescuers dug through large chunks of debris from the overpass that collapsed while under construction Thursday, killing many people and injuring scores of others, officials said. (Ashok Bhaumik/Press Trust of India via AP)

    15 Killed, Many Trapped in Overpass Collapse in India

    KOLKATA, India—Rescuers in Kolkata dug through large chunks of debris from a massive overpass that collapsed across an intersection while under construction Thursday, killing at... Read more

  • Indian youth hold candles during a protest against sexual violence in New Delhi on Feb. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/ Tsering Topgyal)

    3-Year-Old Indian Girl Watches as Mother Is Raped and Brother Is Killed

    The 3-year-old daughter of an Indian woman, who was raped by two men aboard a bus, recounted the grisly details of her mother’s attack and her baby... Read more

  • An Indian demonstrator holds a candle as she takes part in a vigil and silent protest against the alleged gang-rape of a nun in the eastern state of West Bengal, and attacks on Churches in Pakistan and India, in New Delhi, on March 16, 2015. Hundreds of priests, school girls, and other protesters staged a peaceful rally March 16, 2015, in the Indian city of Kolkata to support an elderly nun who was gang-raped at her convent school. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

    India Needs to Improve on Gender Equality Issues

    The barbaric rape and setting on fire a 15-year-old girl in India is just the latest in a continuous series of rapes in the country... Read more

  • Indian laborers unload cotton from a truck at a cotton mill near Kadi, about 34 miles from Ahmadabad, India, on April 30, 2012. U.S. seed giant Monsanto has threatened to pull its genetically modified crop technology from India if the government goes ahead with its plan to cut the company's royalty fees. Over the last two decades, millions of small farmers have adopted genetically modified cotton seeds, making India one of the world's biggest producers of cotton. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

    Seeds of Trouble: Monsanto Threatens to Pull Out of India

    NEW DELHI—U.S. seed giant Monsanto has threatened to pull its genetically modified crop technology from India if the government goes ahead with its plan to... Read more

  • Indian bystanders watch as a wild elephant walks along a busy street in Siliguri on February 10, 2016. (Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images)

    Wild Elephant Goes on Rampage in Indian Town

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  • The Olympic Logo is seen on a vase ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 4, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

    14 Russian Athletes Tested Positive for Doping, Including Medalists From Beijing Olympics

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  • This still image taken from video posted Saturday, May 21, 2016, on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman shows some personal belongings and other wreckage from EgyptAir flight 804. (Egyptian Armed Forces via AP)

    EgyptAir Pilot Spoke to Air Traffic Controllers About Smoke ‘Minutes before flight MS804 crash’

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  • An EgyptAir Airbus A330-300 takes off for Cairo from Charles de Gaulle Airport outside of Paris, Thursday, May 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Forensic Official: EgyptAir 804 Human Remains Suggest Blast

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  • In this July 31, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump drives his golf buggy during the second day of the Women's British Open golf championship on the Turnberry golf course in Turnberry, Scotland. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

    Trump Uses Climate Change as Reason to Build Wall by His Beachfront Golf Course

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  • The cover of the study "Campus Attacks" released in April 2010. (Courtesy of FBI, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Secret Service)

    US and UK Receive Slew of Bomb Threats at Dozens of Schools, Forcing Mass Evacuations

    Multiple bomb threats were called in to schools across the United States and the United Kingdom during the morning hours on May 23. In most... Read more

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    Greek Fighter Jets Deployed After Delta Air Lines Pilots Fall Asleep in Cockpit, Fail to Respond

    A short while after the EgyptAir Flight 804 crash last Thursday, Greek defense ministry F-16s were deployed to a nearby area to identify an unresponsive plane... Read more

  • This picture posted Saturday, May 21, 2016, on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman shows a life vest from EgyptAir flight 804. (Egyptian Armed Forces via AP)

    Crashed EgyptAir Plane Had Threatening Graffiti: ‘We will bring this plane down’

    The EgyptAir flight that crashed last week had ominous graffiti scrawled on it two years before it went down, a report has claimed. The New... Read more

  • U.S. actress and humanitarian campaigner Angelina Jolie in the UK, June 2013. (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • This photograph taken from an aircraft shows an aerial view of Mount Everest (C) and The Himalayan mountain range. (Prakash MathemaAFP/Getty Images)

    Four Mount Everest Climbers Die in Four Days; Two Still Missing

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  • Mohammed Zaman, 53, was found guilty of knowingly serving a man a lethal amount of peanut powder, knowing that the man had a peanut allergy; resulting in his death.

    Indian Restaurant Owner Found Guilty of Manslaughter Over Peanut Allergy Death

    An Indian restaurant owner, who was accused of killing a customer with curry, has been found guilty of manslaughter, according to a Daily Mail report... Read more

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    Death of Couple on EgyptAir Flight 804 Leaves Three Orphans

    An Egyptian couple seeking medical treatment in France were among the 66 who died in the crash of Flight 804, leaving behind three orphaned children, according... Read more

  • This picture posted Saturday, May 21, 2016, on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman shows a life vest from EgyptAir flight 804. (Egyptian Armed Forces via AP)

    Smoke Detected on Crashed EgyptAir Plane, Say Investigators

    As Egyptian officials search for the EgyptAir plane that disappeared last week, human remains as well as debris from the aircraft were discovered over the... Read more

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    First Recording of EgyptAir Pilot’s Final Words to Ground Control Before Plane Crashed

    The first audio clip to be released following last week’s EgyptAir Flight 804 crash involves the pilot, who said everything was OK about two hours before... Read more

  • Former Guantanamo detainee and al-Qaida trainee Mourad Benchellali talks during an interview with AP in Gennevilliers, suburban Paris, France, on May 13, 2016. With thousands of young Europeans joining the ranks of radical Islamists in Syria, some people have stepped forward to offer to deter them. But most governments and groups trying to prevent the exodus of vulnerable youths are cautious about accepting such services—since the volunteers were once radicals themselves. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

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    PARIS—The girl, speaking in the lilting accent of southern France, appeared in government ads describing how she was recruited by Islamic State (ISIS) extremists during... Read more

  • The damaged hospital in which the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) medical charity operated is seen on October 13, 2015 following an air strike in the northern city of Kunduz. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Taliban Leader Killed in US Drone Strike: Officials

    KABUL, Afghanistan—The Afghan government and a senior Taliban commander confirmed Sunday that the extremist group’s leader, Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour, has been killed in a... Read more

  • Estimated EgyptAir Flight 804 crash site . (Screenshot of Google Maps/Markings by Epoch Times)

    First Photos of EgyptAir 804 Wreckage Released

    The Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman released, via Facebook, images of the first pieces of wreckage salvaged from EgyptAir Flight 804 on Saturday.  The aircraft had... Read more

  • Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso, center back, presides over a meeting of finance ministers and heads of central banks of the Group of Seven in in Sendai, northern Japan, Friday, May 20, 2016. (Yohei Kanezashi/Kyodo News via AP)

    G7 Takes Aim at Terrorist Financing; Rifts on Policy Remain

    AKIU, Japan—The Group of Seven major economies showed a united front on fighting terrorist financing and tax evasion in talks that ended Saturday, but shied... Read more

  • Belgian Taekwondo athlete Mourad Laachraoui, younger brother of Brussels attacks suspect Najim Laachraoui, gives a press conference,on March 24, 2016, at the headquarters of the Francophone Belgian Taekwondo Association in Ukkel/ Uccle, Brussels, two days after a triple bomb attack, claimed by the Islamic State group, hit Brussels' airport and the Maelbeek - Maalbeek metro station, killing 31 people and wounding 270 others. 
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    Brother of Brussels Bomber to Compete in Rio Olympics This Summer

    Mourad Laachraoui, the younger brother of Brussels suicide bomber Najim Laachraoui, will compete in the Rio Olympics after winning a competition in Switzerland on May 19... Read more

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    EgyptAir Flight Attendant Samar Ezz Eldin Posted Facebook Image of Plane Crashing Into the Water

    A flight attendant who was named as a victim on an EgyptAir flight that disappeared—and likely crashed—on Thursday posted an image of a plane crashing... Read more

  • This August 21, 2015 photo shows an EgyptAir Airbus A320 with the registration SU-GCC taking off from Vienna International Airport, Austria. Egyptian aviation officials said on Thursday May 19, 2016 that an EgyptAir plane with the registration SU-GCC, traveling from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board has crashed off the Greek island of Karpathos. Meanwhile, Egypt's chief prosecutor Nabil Sadek says he has ordered an "urgent investigation" into crash. Sadek instructed the National Security Prosecutor to open an "extensive investigation" in the incident. (AP Photo/Thomas Ranner)

    EgyptAir Crash Likely Caused by a Struggle in the Plane’s Cockpit, Expert Says

    The former head of flight operations for the U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority says that there might have been a struggle on the flight deck of... Read more

  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather in front of a burning car at the scene where suicide bombers blew themselves up, in the coastal town of Tartus, Syria, Monday, May 23, 2016. Syrian TV said suicide bombers blew themselves followed by a car bomb in a parking lot packed during morning rush hour. (SANA via AP)

    Multiple Blasts in Syria Government Strongholds Kill 78

    BEIRUT—A series of rare explosions including suicide bombings rocked coastal government strongholds in Syria Monday, killing at least 78 people and wounding dozens more, state... Read more

  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, centre, along with other leaders pose for a photograph at the World Humanitarian Summit, in Istanbul, Monday, May 23, 2016. World leaders and representatives of humanitarian organisations from across the globe converge in Istanbul on May 23-24, 2016 for the first World Humanitarian Summit, focused on how to reform a system many judge broken. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    World Humanitarian Summit Opens in Istanbul to Tackle Crisis

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  • Binali Yildirim, Turkey's current Transportation Minister and founding member of the AKP, Turkey’s governing party, and his wife Semiha Yildirim salute supporters during party congress in Ankara, Turkey, on May 22, 2016. Turkey's ruling party held a special convention on Sunday to confirm Binali Yildirim, a longtime ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its new chairman and next prime minister, a move that is likely to consolidate the Turkish leader's hold on power. (AP Photo/Riza Ozel)

    Turkey’s Incoming Prime Minister Voices Devotion to Erdogan

    ANKARA, Turkey—Turkey’s ruling party held a special convention on Sunday to confirm a longtime ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its new chairman and... Read more

  • An Afghan man reads a local newspaper with photos of the leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mansour, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Dec. 6, 2015. The Pentagon has announced that the U.S. has conducted an airstrike targeting Taliban leader Mullah Mansour. A U.S. official who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the operation said Mansour and a second male combatant accompanying him in a vehicle were likely killed. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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    ISLAMABAD—Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour’s brief rule, which ended with his death in a drone strike, was marked by mistrust and strife. Since his takeover of... Read more

  • Army Gen. Joseph Votel speaks to reporters on May 21, 2016, during a secret trip to Syria. Votel said he is encouraged by progress in building local Syrian Arab and Kurdish forces to fight the Islamic State. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)

    Top US Commander Makes Secret Visit to Syria

    NORTHERN SYRIA—On a secret trip to Syria, the new commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East said Saturday he felt a moral obligation to... Read more

  • This picture posted Saturday, May 21, 2016, on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman shows a life vest from EgyptAir flight 804. (Egyptian Armed Forces via AP)

    Smoke Detected on EgyptAir Jet Just Before Crash, Investigators Say

    CAIRO—Smoke was detected in multiple places on EgyptAir flight 804 moments before it plummeted into the Mediterranean, but the cause of the crash that killed... Read more

  • This August 21, 2015 photo shows an EgyptAir Airbus A320 with the registration SU-GCC taking off from Vienna International Airport, Austria. Egyptian aviation officials said on Thursday May 19, 2016 that an EgyptAir plane with the registration SU-GCC, traveling from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board has crashed off the Greek island of Karpathos. Meanwhile, Egypt's chief prosecutor Nabil Sadek says he has ordered an "urgent investigation" into crash. Sadek instructed the National Security Prosecutor to open an "extensive investigation" in the incident. (AP Photo/Thomas Ranner)

    Egypt Army Says Plane Wreckage Found Near Alexandria

    CAIRO—Egyptian air and naval forces have found some of the passengers’ “personal belongings” and debris of EgyptAir flight 804, which crashed while carrying 66 passengers... Read more

  • Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, the top U.S. commander in Baghdad, speaks to reporters in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, May 20, 2016. Bolstered by U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi ground forces have recaptured the southwestern town of Rutba after Islamic State fighters who had occupied the town for nearly two years fled or put up only light resistance, U.S. military officers said Friday. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)

    US Says Iraqi Forces Have Retaken Southwestern Town of Rutba

    BAGHDAD—Bolstered by U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi ground forces have recaptured the southwestern town of Rutba after Islamic State fighters who had occupied the town for nearly... Read more

  • Kurdish soldiers look toward ISIS lines. (Nolan Peterson/The Daily Signal)

    ‘The Sound of God’: In Iraq, US Airpower Bolsters the Peshmerga’s Fight Against ISIS

    MOSUL FRONT, Iraq—The old peshmerga general smiled at the sound of the U.S. fighter jets. “That’s the sound of God,” he said. Gen. Omar Hama... 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 Commander: Islamic State May Be Reverting to Its ‘Roots’

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany—A series of deadly attacks by Islamic State operatives in and around Baghdad may be a sign that the militants are “reverting... Read more

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    Iran Arrests 8 Models for ‘Un-Islamic Act’ of Not Wearing Headscarves in Online Photos

    Elham Arab. One of the 8 #Iran-ian models arrested by the #sharia police for posting unveiled pics#WorldHijabDay… — ElenaJimenez⛪ ✡ (@PetitPruneau47) May 17, 2016... Read more

  • Iranian women walk past a shop displaying scarves on mannequins in downtown Tehran on February 24, 2016. (BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iran Cracks Down on Models Posing Without Headscarves Online

    TEHRAN, Iran— Iranian police have arrested eight people in a new crackdown targeting “un-Islamic acts” online such as female models posting images of themselves without... Read more

  • A federal police man stands guard outside the natural gas plant in Taji, 12 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, on May 15, 2016. ISIS launched a coordinated assault Sunday on a natural gas plant north of the capital that killed more than a dozen people, according to Iraqi officials. (AP Photo)

    ISIS Attack and Bombings Leave 29 Dead Across Iraq

    BAGHDAD—The Islamic (ISIS) group launched a coordinated assault Sunday on a natural gas plant north of Baghdad that killed at least 14 people, while a string... Read more

  • Pro-government forces drive a tank during clashes with Shiite Houthi militants in Al-Karsh, in Yemen's southern Lahj Province, on May 13, 2016. (Saleh al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images)

    Suicide Bombing Kills 25 in Southern Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen—A suicide bomber on Sunday detonated his explosives among policemen standing in line outside a police base in the southern Yemeni city of Mukalla,... Read more

  • Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to journalists before a meeting with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, in Paris, on May 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    Kerry in Saudi Arabia for Talks on Syria, Libya, Yemen

    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Sunday with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman for talks on the conflicts in Syria, Libya and Yemen... Read more

  • Hezbollah supporters carry the coffin of their slain commander Mustafa Badreddine, draped in a Hezbollah flag, during his funeral procession in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, on May 13, 2016. Badreddine died in an explosion in Damascus, a death that is a major blow to the Shiite group, which has played a significant role in the conflict next door. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Hezbollah: Insurgents Killed Top Military Commander in Syria

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  • Amin Karim (2nd R), an official of the Hezb-i-Islami Party, speaks as he leaves after a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 17, 2016. An Afghan official says the government will finalize a peace deal with a notorious militant insurgent group within days. Ataullah Saleem, a deputy head of Kabul's High Peace Council, said on Saturday, May 14, an agreement with the armed wing of Hezb-i-Islami could be completed Sunday, after two years of negotiations. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Peace Deal Expected With Armed Afghan Group

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  • A vigil held in Washington, DC, in the US, on the 1,000th day of US Marine Corps veteran Amir Hekmati's imprisonment in Iran's Evin prison. Falsely accused of spying, now-released Hekmati is suing Iran for prolonged and continuous physical abuse. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A former US Marine who was accused by Iran of spying and held for 4.5 years is suing Tehran over the “prolonged and continuous physical... Read more

  • A man and his horse, used for transporting, walk past an equine clinic at the ancient city of Petra in Jordan on March 25th, 2015. Four Paws and the Jordanian Princess Alia Foundation (PAF) work for the improvement of the health and working conditions of horses and donkeys in Petra, providing veterinary treatment and training for the owners. (KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Jordan Boosts Animal Welfare at Famed Petra Tourist Site

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  • Humanitarian aid supplies  from USAID unloaded from a plane in northern Iraq, on September 2nd, 2014.  USAID has suspended aid for Syria following corruption investigation. (SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

    Millions in US Aid to Syrians Suspended Over Graft Probe

    The US government has suspended millions of dollars in funding to several organisations providing aid for Syria after discovering they were systematically overpaying Turkish companies... Read more