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Chinese woman trapped in escalator dies, but saves toddler son
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:24:00 GMTBEIJING – A Chinese woman died after being trapped in a shopping mall escalator, but not before pushing her 2-year-old son to safety. Sunday's horrific accident in the central city of Jingzhou was caught on surveillance camera footage that circulated ...

U.S. and Turkey Agree to Create ISIS-Free Zone on Syrian Border
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:16:00 GMTBAGHDAD — In agreeing to cooperate to clear Islamic State forces out of a 60-mile-long strip of northern Syria along the Turkish border, the United States and Turkey have taken a major step toward increasing pressure on the militant group and easing ...

US: Millions Exploited by Vast Fortunes of Human Trafficking
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:45:00 GMTThe U.S. State Department says widespread human trafficking is helping fuel vast fortunes on the world economy, leaving millions of people exploited by unscrupulous labor overseers and sex traders "in virtually every country of the world." In its annual ...

Gunmen in Indian Army Uniforms Attack Bus and Police Station, Killing 5
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:35:00 GMTNEW DELHI — Gunmen dressed in Indian Army uniforms opened fire on a civilian bus and then took over a police station in the northern state of Punjab early on Monday, killing at least five people, the police said, in a region that has been mostly calm ...

Greek government planned to hack own finance ministry, taxpayer accounts
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:29:00 GMTA team put together by Greece's left-wing government were prepared to hack into the country's own finance ministry and access taxpayer information in order to create a parallel payment system if the country had been expelled from the Eurozone, according to ...

Young Nepalese boy slain in human sacrifice ritual
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:50:00 GMT(CNN)A Nepalese man has confessed to the murder of a young boy after saying a local holy man advised him that a human sacrifice would heal his ailing son, local police said. The body of 10-year-old Jivan Kohar was found on July 24 on the outskirts of ...

Iraqi Shiite fighters monitor frontline near Fallujah
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:34:00 GMTIraqi Shiite fighters monitor frontline near Fallujah Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Popular Mobilisation units were monitoring on Sunday the frontline during clashes with the Islamic State (IS) group in the town of Saqlawiya on the outskirts of Fallujah ...

Worldwide strengthening El Nino giveth and taketh away
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:29:00 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — In California, they're counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they've already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It's both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it's likely to ...

Man may have paid $55K to kill Africa's most famous lion
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:18:00 GMT(NEWSER) – Months after Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe came under fire for exporting 23 elephant calves to China (National Geographic has published undercover photos), the park is again mired in controversy—this time after a hunter skinned and ...

Down to Business: Missiles to Tourism Seen on China-Turkey Talks
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:21:00 GMTSecurity issues are expected to overshadow trade when Chinese President Xi Jinping hosts his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, even though about 100 business people are expected in the delegation. Trade between China and Turkey was $28 ...

Ethiopian journalists fearful after imprisonment, censorship
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:52:00 GMTADDIS ABABA --Ethiopian journalists Edom Kassaye and Zelalem Kibret were released from prison just before President Obama's visit here, after charges of inciting terrorism and violence were mysteriously dropped. Kassaye says she was abused in prison.

Kerry Heads for Egypt, the Gulf to Discuss Iran Deal, ISIS
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:19:00 GMTU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Egypt and the Gulf next week for talks on the recent nuclear deal between major powers and Iran and the fight against Islamic State militants, then he will head to Southeast Asia, where countries share U.S ...

Cuban-American lawmakers alarmed at Cuba’s upgrade on trafficking report
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:04:00 GMTWASHINGTON — Cuban-American lawmakers reacted incredulously to the upgrade that Cuba received from the U.S. State Department in its annual “Trafficking in Persons Report.” The report, released Monday, is a compilation of nations that have made ...

Obama Slammed for Ethiopia Comments
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:53:00 GMTHuman rights activists are criticizing President Obama for calling the Ethiopian government "democratically elected" twice during his current visit there. Just two months earlier, the prime minister was voted in with 100 percent of the vote and the ruling ...

Catalan Separatist Says Fight for Independence Is Worth Any Risk
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:46:00 GMTCatalan President Artur Mas’s most important ally said no risk from a clash with the Spanish government can be serious enough to deter him from fighting for independence. Esquerra Republicana leader Oriol Junqueras said political and economic ...

A Cabinet reshuffle soon?
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:58:00 GMTKUALA LUMPUR: A Cabinet reshuffle is speculated to happen in the near future, according to local Malay daily Utusan Malaysia in its report today. The report said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak had been granted an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan ...

War on ISIS: US, Turkey Partner to Create "Safe Zones" in Syria
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:51:00 GMTThe US government and Turkey have agreed on a new partnership to fight ISIS in northern Syria along the Turkish border that involves flying armed US aircraft out of Turkey for the first time in this war and creating a ISIS-free zones along the border ...

Captured ISIS Fighter: Joining Extremists in Syria Ruined My Life
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:35:00 GMTRIMELAN, Syria — A college dropout who surrendered after just three days of fighting for ISIS told NBC News that joining the militant group was worst decision he ever made. "They burn your life, they leave nothing," the 24-year-old said from a Kurdish ...

Indian forces battle armed attack on police station
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:34:00 GMTIndian forces battle armed attack on police station Indian security forces are battling an armed attack on a police station near the Pakistan border in which at least five people have been killed. Video provided by AFP Check out this story on USATODAY.com ...



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