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8 'Least Powerful' People in the World

Lists of the "most powerful" people are easy to find, but 24/7 Wall St takes the opposite tack with this one. The website set out to find the "least powerful" people in the world, defined as those who once held mighty clout but then suffered a "precipitous fall in stature....

As Syrians Die, UN Aid Flows Through Assad Cronies

United Nations aid is making the Syrian civil war a very profitable enterprise for cronies of President Bashar al-Assad, according to a Guardian investigation. The aid—tens of millions of dollars of it, in some cases—has been awarded to hundreds of businesses closely linked to the regime, some of...

9 Dead in Nursing Home as Typhoon Slams Japan

At least 11 people were found dead in Japan on Wednesday, most of them elderly residents at a nursing home, as heavy overnight rain from Typhoon Lionrock left towns flooded across the country's north. Police discovered nine bodies at the facility in the town of Iwaizumi, an official tells the...

Trump to Make Surprise Visit to Mexico

Before his big immigration speech on Wednesday, Donald Trump plans to visit somewhere where he is hated so much that he is regularly burnt in effigy during parties—and it's not Ted Cruz's house. Instead, Trump will make a surprise visit to Mexico to meet President Enrique Peña Nieto, who...

New Video of Captive US Mom in Afghanistan Surfaces

The State Department says it is evaluating a video released by the Afghan Taliban showing a Canadian man and his American wife warning that their Afghan captors will kill them and their children unless the Kabul government ends its executions of Taliban prisoners. The video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday...

ISIS Says Spokesperson Killed in Syria

The Islamic State group says its spokesperson has been "martyred" in northern Syria, the AP reports. The IS-run Aamaq news agency said Tuesday that Abu Muhammed al-Adnani was "martyred while surveying the operations to repel the military campaigns against Aleppo," without providing further details. IS has released several audio files...

Here's What Happens If You Lie About Climbing Everest

A total of 456 people reached the peak of Mount Everest during this past spring climbing season. PTI reports Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod were not among them. The Indian police officers, who claimed to have been the first Indian couple to climb Everest, were banned from climbing any mountain in...

Mexico Says Adios to Its Star Musician

Juan Gabriel, Mexico's top-selling artist, died peacefully at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., on Sunday of an apparent heart attack, per the BBC. He was 66. Though not all were familiar with his music, his songs were like hymns to many in Latin America and beyond, reports the New...

ISIS Toll: 72 Mass Graves and Counting

In exclusive interviews, photos, and research, the AP has documented and mapped 72 mass graves of victims of the Islamic State. It's the most comprehensive survey so far, with many more expected to be uncovered as the group's territory shrinks. In Syria, the AP has obtained locations for 17 mass...

PM Surprises Employees at Work, but They're Not There

Senior government officials in the United Arab Emirates chose a bad day to be late for work on Sunday. Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid paid a surprise visit to Dubai's municipality, land, and economic development departments starting at 7:30am Sunday—a regular working day in the UAE—and...

Europe Just Gave Apple an Unprecedented Tax Bill

Apple got some bad news out of Europe on Tuesday in the form of a massive tax bill. The European Union says Ireland has given illegal tax benefits worth up to $14.5 billion to the company and must now recover the money, plus interest. The penalty is unprecedented— Reuters...

Report: Kim Has Man Executed for Nodding Off

Kim Jong Un has allegedly had two men put to death using a method he's been said to have used before : by anti-aircraft gun. South Korean newspaper JoongAng Ilbo reports by way of an unnamed source that two men were publicly executed earlier this month. It identifies the men as...

Tourism Minister to Women: Avoid Short Skirts While Visiting India

Visiting India? According to the country's tourism minister, foreign women shouldn't wear short dresses or skirts while there. They also shouldn't walk alone at night. Both of those tips are included in the safety advice given to women in a welcome kit tourists receive when they enter the country, Mahesh...

As Prez Cries 'Coup,' 'Usurper,' Brazil Weighs Impeachment

Fighting to save her job, suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told senators on Monday that the allegations against her have no merit and that history would judge the country if she is removed from office. "I know I will be judged, but my conscience is clear. I did not commit...

Colombia Ushers in Ceasefire That Was 52 Years in Coming

The stroke of 12:01am on Monday brought a nascent peace to Colombia that was more than a half-century in the making. A bloody war between Bogota and the FARC rebels claimed more than 220,000 lives, reports the AP, but "never again will parents be burying their sons and...

Aid Worker's 4-Month Ordeal in Captivity Is Over

Katherine Jane Wilson, an Australia aid worker kidnapped by armed men in Afghanistan in April, has been released, NBC News reports. "She is now safe and well," Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement, adding she's "relieved" for the woman called "Kerry Jane" by her loved ones. Wilson, said...

A Gruesome Scene in Norway: 323 Dead Reindeer

In a story Sputnik News is labeling "Thor vs. Santa," a Norwegian environmental official making his rounds south of Hardangervidda on Friday stumbled upon a gruesome sight: more than 300 dead reindeer, apparently victims of a lightning strike, the Local reports.The reindeer— known as caribou in North America—were...

Refugee Target Met: 10,000th Syrian Will Land in US

The US will reach its target this week of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a year-old resettlement program as several hundred Syrians depart from Jordan over 24 hours, the US ambassador to Jordan said Sunday, after meeting families headed to California and Virginia. The resettlement program has...

2nd Switched-at-Birth Case Found in Same Hospital

Two 41-year-old men in Manitoba, Canada have been devastated to discover that they were raised by the wrong families after having been switched at birth by a hospital that mixed up at least two other babies the same year. Leon Swanson and David Tait Jr. were born three days apart...

Bomb Explodes Outside Criminology Institute

Belgian media say an explosion has rocked the nation's criminology institute in the capital Brussels. State broadcaster RTBF reported Monday that a car forced its way into the site "before exploding a bomb" about 2am. RTBF says no one was injured but that damage at the site is significant. Police...

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