First female graduates of Ranger School earn elite tab

Aug 22, 2015

First female graduates of Ranger School earn elite tab

The first women to complete the U.S. Army’s rigorous Ranger School pinned on their black-and-gold Ranger tab at a raucous graduation ceremony Friday, putting a spotlight on the debate over women in combat. With family members, friends, an unusually large media contingent and an ...

Black teen killed by St. Louis police shot in back: autopsy

Aug 22, 2015

Black teen killed by St. Louis police shot in back: autopsy

A black teenager shot and killed by white St. Louis police officers this week died from a single gunshot that entered his back and struck his heart, a medical examiner said on Friday, which appears to contradict the police account of the shooting. News ...

Aug 19, 2015

Key Hong Kong pro-democracy students charged after Occupy protests

Two key figures in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement have been charged with illegal assembly almost a year after students stormed government headquarters at the height of huge protests against Chinese rule, one of the activists said on Wednesday. Alex Chow, 25, the former leader ...

Aug 13, 2015

Ex-rebels feel left behind in Aceh

Fakhruddin Kasem hoped for a prosperous new life when Indonesia struck a deal to end a separatist conflict in Aceh, but a decade on the unemployed former rebel is so desperate he hopes to join the Islamic State group to make ends meet. While ...

Chinese TV host to be punished for insulting Mao in private

Aug 11, 2015

Chinese TV host to be punished for insulting Mao in private

Chinese authorities ordered a state broadcaster to punish a popular TV celebrity for insulting Communist Party founder Mao Zedong at a private dinner, state media reported. Bi Fujian was a talent show host on China Central Television when a video circulated in April showing ...

Aug 11, 2015

Woman drowns in Dubai after father blocks rescue to save 'honor'

A young woman drowned after her father allegedly prevented Dubai lifeguards from coming to her rescue because that would “dishonor” her, Emirati news media reported Monday. Emirates 24/7 reported that Dubai police arrested the unnamed man. When two lifeguards tried to help the drowning ...

Aug 11, 2015

No-fly list case could shed light on U.S. terror predictions

A court challenge over the difficult process for airline passengers to remove their names from the U.S. government’s list of suspected terrorists banned from flying is taking an unexpected twist, now focusing on the mysterious ways federal agents add passenger names to the no-fly ...