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Jan 30, 2015

Rights abuses fueled rise of Islamic militants: Human Rights Watch

Governments increasingly view human rights as “a luxury” they can ill afford, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, warning that abuses fuel crises in world trouble spots like Syria and Ukraine. Western powers, including the United States, are far from blameless and in some cases ...

'I'm not an enemy': Moscow exhibit showcases Gulag

Jan 30, 2015

'I'm not an enemy': Moscow exhibit showcases Gulag

Written on cigarette packs or scraps of newspaper, embroidered with a fish bone on shreds of cloth or scratched on birch bark, clandestine letters from the Soviet Gulag were composed by any means prisoners had. Now those desperate calls from people banished to the ...

Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

Jan 29, 2015

Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

A disgruntled former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for “money and power,” according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday. In the recordings, ...

Tsipras halts privatization, throwing down gauntlet to Greece's creditors

Jan 29, 2015

Tsipras halts privatization, throwing down gauntlet to Greece's creditors

Left-wing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras launched an open challenge to international creditors on Wednesday by halting privatization plans agreed under the country’s bailout deal, prompting a third day of heavy losses on financial markets. A swift series of announcements signaled the newly installed ...

Saudi airman imprisoned for raping boy in Las Vegas

Jan 29, 2015

Saudi airman imprisoned for raping boy in Las Vegas

A Saudi Arabian Air Force sergeant who arrived in Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve two years ago may never get to leave Nevada after being sentenced Wednesday to a minimum of 35 years in state prison for kidnapping and raping a 13-year-old boy ...

Hit by a car, 'dead' cat crawls from the grave

Jan 29, 2015

Hit by a car, 'dead' cat crawls from the grave

Bart the cat was hit by a car and buried. Then he crawled back from the dead. Earlier this month, a car hit the 1½-year-old cat in Tampa, Florida. Bart’s owner was so distraught, he couldn’t stand the thought of burying him, so he ...