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Nigeria's new president declares assets in graft fight

May 31, 2015

Nigeria's new president declares assets in graft fight

Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari has publicly declared his assets, a spokesman said Saturday, in a move that is a far cry from his predecessor’s adamant refusal to do so. The president and his deputy submitted their declarations to the Code of Conduct Bureau ...

Ex-Georgian president named governor of Ukraine region

May 31, 2015

Ex-Georgian president named governor of Ukraine region

Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on Saturday was appointed governor of Ukraine’s troubled Odessa region. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko posted the appointment announcement on his website and presented Saakashvili to officials in the city of Odessa, the region’s capital. Odessa is Ukraine’s largest seaport ...

Biden announces son Beau's death from brain cancer

May 31, 2015

Biden announces son Beau's death from brain cancer

Vice President Joe Biden announced Saturday that his son, Beau, has died of brain cancer. Beau Biden was 46. “It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled ...

Activists say Syrian Army strikes kill 70 people in Aleppo

May 31, 2015

Activists say Syrian Army strikes kill 70 people in Aleppo

Syrian Army airstrikes killed at least 70 people, most of them civilians, and wounded scores in attacks Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo that struck civilian areas, including a packed market in a town held by the Islamic State group, activists said. The ...

Child sex abuse claims shake U.N. as revelations continue

May 30, 2015

Child sex abuse claims shake U.N. as revelations continue

The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young that they didn’t quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same ...

May 30, 2015

Syrian Christian beheads jihadi in revenge killing

A Syrian Christian fighter has beheaded an Islamic State group militant to avenge people “executed” by the jihadis in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the incident took place on Thursday in Hasakeh province, where the ...

U.S. man not guilty of murder in killing of unarmed trespasser

May 30, 2015

U.S. man not guilty of murder in killing of unarmed trespasser

A Nevada man who confronted two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire at a vacant duplex he owns was found not guilty Friday of murder in the latest case to test the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws. A jury in Reno found ...

Islamic State builds an 'air force' out of truck bombs

| May 30, 2015

Islamic State builds an 'air force' out of truck bombs

The Islamic State group’s monstrous truck bombs — easy to make, hard to stop and capable of destroying a city block — are reshaping the battlefield. The jihadis used about 30 explosives-rigged vehicles in the Iraqi city of Ramadi this month, blasting their way ...