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N. Korea executes state officials for watching S. Korean soap operas

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North Korea has reportedly executed 10 government officials for a range of charges that included watching foreign soap operas, The Telegraph reported on Wednesday.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Dozens more girls abducted by Nigerian extremists

FILE - 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. Nigeria’s government and Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, officials said Friday Oct. 17, 2014. The fate of more than 200 missing schoolgirls abducted by the insurgents six months ago remains unclear. Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade said their release is still being negotiated. (AP Photo/File)

Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an announced cease-fire and the hoped-for release of 219 schoolgirls held captive since April.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

A picture taken on July 8, 2007 shows Iranian Reyhaneh Jabbari standing handcuffed at police headquarters in Tehran after she was arrested for the murder of a former intelligence official. Jabbari who is awaiting an impending death sentence for slaying of former intelligence official Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, could be forgiven if "she tells the truth", the victim's son said on April 19, 2014 as a UN human rights monitor claims the crime was done in self-defence against a potential rapist.   AFP PHOTO/GOLARA SAJADIAN

Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Clashes in northern Lebanon kill 1, wound 13

Lebanese army soldiers open fire during clashes with Islamic militants in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. AP

Lebanese troops battled Islamic militants in the northern city of Tripoli for a second day Saturday, with one person killed and 13 wounded in the clashes, the Lebanese army and state media said.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Number of Islamic extremists growing in Germany

In this June 11, 2013 file picture the president of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Hans-Georg Maassen attends a press conference in Berlin, Germany. AP FILE PHOTO

The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency says the number of Islamic extremists in the country is growing rapidly.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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