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Iran to hold 'closed-door' trial of US journalist

Trial of Washington Post's bureau chief, who has been detained for 10 months, will be closed to public, his family says.

Rohingya Survivors Speak of Their Ordeals as 139 Suspected Graves are Found in Malaysia

Burma's persecuted Muslim minority takes unspeakable risks into order to flee to Malaysia

Tired of war Yemenis are turning to humor

Sanaa  , Yemen – Tired of months of war, air raids and shortages of food and fuel, some Yemenis are turning to comedy to take their minds off the turmoil in their country. For two nights last week, a group of young Yemenis organised an event called “Comedy of War” in Sanaa in which amateur comedians […]

Spotting Worstall’s Fallacy in the wild

In a discussion of Joe Stiglitz’s new book in The Observer we see this: Back in 2008 the top 20% of households in the country were estimated to be worth 92 times more than the bottom 20%. The latest estimate puts the gap at more than 100 times. And a further £12bn of welfare cuts […]

S Sudan gains 'full control' of oil town from rebels

After days of fierce fighting, government troops reportedly capture strategic Malakal town from rebel fighters.

‘Climate Change Deniers Are Like Alcoholics’ | Ed Begley, Jr.

Dave Rubin | (Rubin Report Video) – “Ed Begley Jr sits down with Dave Rubin for an interview about everything from environmental activism and climate change, to the California drought and the…

Yemen conflict fans food insecurity

By Peter Salisbury and Louise Redvers | (IRIN) – AMMAN / DUBAI (IRIN) – The conflict in Yemen is worsening the country’s food insecurity, according to a new report, which predicts that…

Dozens killed as fire sweeps home for elderly in China

At least 38 dead and six injured after fire engulfs building in central Henan province's Pingdingshan city.

Israel Confiscates 202 Acres of Palestinian land for Squatter Settlement Garbage Dump

By Saed Bannoura | (IMEMC) – The Israeli Authorities have decided to confiscate around 820 Dunams (202 acres) of privately owned Palestinian lands to establish new dumping grounds for its illegal colonies,…

Western Teen Who traveled to join ISIL wants to go back & live in Parents’ Basement

TomoNews | (Video) “Bridgeman, who was captain of his rugby team, graduated from high school in November 2014. He then traveled to Indonesia for humanitarian work, according to the teenager’s Facebook page…

Galapagos Islands volcano erupts in spectacular fashion

Wolf volcano, home to the only population of pink iguanas in the world, sends plume of fire and ash into the sky.

Deadly Taliban siege continues in Afghanistan

Gunmen surround police compound after killing 26 police and troops, Afghan official says from inside compound, in longtime Taliban stronghold

Lebanon Defense minister dismisses Aoun’s confidence withdrawal call

Lebanese Defense Minister Samir Moqbel  dismissed  on Monday a call by Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Michel Aoun to withdraw confidence from him over the security appointments controversy. “I did not hear him and I don’t care about him,” Moqbel told reporters after a meeting with Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea in Maarab. “There’s an […]

Brazilian Politics Paralyzed as Economy Slides into Recession

Brazil's economy is going down yet national politics is more dysfunctional than it has been in years.

Female activists walk the Korean divide for peace

Demand for Korean War peace treaty by prominent activists casts light on issue drawing criticism and support.

Dozens killed in rest home fire in China

Officials in Henan province say the cause of the fire is unclear and rescue operations are still underway

This Is Why Australia Has ‘National Sorry Day’

Generations of Aboriginal children were wronged by misguided social engineering policies

Ireland and I Shout 'Yes'

As Shakespeare might have said regarding Ireland's resounding YES vote on Gay Marriage, "This is a tale told by the populous full of sound and fury, signifying everything." And it is. Ireland hit her mark on the planet and she gleams! But...Show More Summary

Deadly floods wreak havoc in Texas

Texas governor says flooding that has killed at least three people is the worst he has ever seen in his state.

Back From Africa With Eyes Wide Open

Because of my recent trip to Africa, I now understand how the Clinton family continues to serve. With my son, I had the privilege to travel to five of the eleven initiatives of the Clinton Foundation in Africa. On the trip, I saw first-hand...Show More Summary

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