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Nuns pose as prostitutes to rescue victims of human sex trafficking
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:46:00 GMTA network of nuns has ditched their habits to dress like prostitutes and infiltrate brothels worldwide in an effort to rescue victims of sex trafficking and buy children sold into slavery. The group of 1,100 religious sisters, known as Talitha Kum ...
Iraqis think the U.S. is in cahoots with the Islamic State, and it is hurting the war
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Power Outage Forces Crimeans to Reconsider Their Enthusiasm for Secession
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 21:03:00 GMTSHCHYOLKINO, Crimea — When residents in this typical Soviet factory town voted enthusiastically to secede from Ukraine and to become Russians, they thought the chaos and corruption that made daily life a struggle were a thing of the past. Now that many ...
Moscow says Turkey shot down plane to protect oil trade with ISIS
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:07:00 GMT(CNN)Tensions between Russia and Turkey, already playing different roles in Syria's bloody civil war, escalated with the downing of a Russian warplane on November 24. It's the most recent clash in a series of disputes between the two countries. Russian ...
Pipe bomb blast injures at least 5 near Istanbul subway station, mayor says
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:31:00 GMTA pipe bomb explosion near a subway station in Istanbul Tuesday left at least five people injured, the mayor of a city district said. Sky News reported that the explosion took place at an overpass in Istanbul’s Bayrampasa district. Atilla Aydiner, the ...
SEE IT: Pilot forced to abandon landing as Storm Clodagh batters UK
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:49:00 GMTTalk about blowin’ in the wind. A Monarch Airlines pilot was forced to abort his attempted landing as storms battered the United Kingdom. The dramatic footage was caught on camera at Manchester Airport by Simon Whittaker, who shared it on Facebook.
Defense Secretary Carter: Special Ops Force to Iraq to Fight ISIS
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 19:21:00 GMTDefense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday the U.S. military will deploy a specialized expeditionary targeting force to Iraq to launch unilateral raids and "put even more pressure" on ISIS. U.S. special operation forces will conduct operations in Iraq "at ...
The Marshall Islands Are Disappearing
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:53:00 GMTEBEYE, Marshall Islands — Linber Anej waded out in low tide to haul cement chunks and metal scraps to shore and rebuild the makeshift sea wall in front of his home. The temporary barrier is no match for the rising seas that regularly flood the shacks and ...
Brazilian civil rights group blows up racist Facebook comments on billboards where commenters trashed black weather woman
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:07:00 GMTRacist social media insults spewed at a black weather woman have been shamed in the real public forum thanks to a Brazilian civil rights group. Criola, which advocates for Afro-Brazilian women, started its “Virtual Racism, Real Consequences” campaign ...
Aung San Suu Kyi holds talks with Myanmar's rulers
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:55:00 GMTMyanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has held high-level talks with the country's civilian and military rulers. Reuters news agency reported quoting an official that she arrived at President Thein Sein's residence in Naypyitaw on Wednesday morning.
Body of Australian former Hells Angels member found in Thailand: police
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 21:00:00 GMTThe body of an Australian former Hells Angels member who was abducted at gunpoint by a group of masked men in Thailand has been discovered in a woodland grave, police said Wednesday. Wayne Rodney Schneider, 37, was kidnapped on Monday by a gang of men ...
Myanmar Opposition Win Overcomes Ethnic Identity Politics
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:51:00 GMTThe Chin National Democratic Party went into Myanmar’s November 8 election holding four seats in the national parliament, and with five representatives in the Chin State regional legislature. When a new government forms early next year, the party will ...
Few Syrians would choose to leave homeland for North America - poll
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:51:00 GMTNEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new poll shows that few Syrians want to leave their country for North America, where conservative U.S. presidential candidates have been calling for restrictions on refugees from the war-torn nation. Of Syrians ...
Sri Lanka's Defense Spending Remains a Cause for Concern
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 19:45:00 GMTThe Sri Lankan government recently released its proposed budget for the coming year. It's been met with an array of responses. Some commentators have questioned the calculations which the government has made, including over fundamental matters such as tax ...
'New security council bill will only empower PM'
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 21:00:00 GMTA PKR parliamentarian has panned the National Security Council Bill that has just been tabled in Parliament, which he believes will only give excessive powers to the prime minister and endanger civil liberties. Padang Serai MP N Surendran said the Bill ...
Obama warns Putin on intervening in Syria's civil war
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:16:00 GMTParis (CNN)President Barack Obama warned his Russian counterpart Tuesday against intervening in Syria's civil war, suggesting that Vladimir Putin is aware of the dangers his country faces by entering the bloody conflict. "I think Mr. Putin understands that ..
Cuba’s Dire Need For Foreign Investment: What It Means To Its Developing Economy – Analysis
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 20:46:00 GMTSince the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 and Cuba’s subsequent hardship while transitioning to a more decentralized economy in its “Special Period,” Cuba has implemented significant economic changes. While preserving socialist gains ...
Special operations strike force heading to Iraq
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 16:28:00 GMTAccording to Defense secretary Ash Carter, a US "expeditionary force" will target Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. USA TODAY U.S. special operations forces watch a rehearsal by special operations forces from Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon in Zarqa ...
Cameron Slams Opposition as ‘Terrorist Sympathizers’ Ahead of Syria War Vote
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 21:03:00 GMTBritain’s parliament is planning an intense 10 and a half hour debate on expanding their war against ISIS into Syria, with the Cameron government pushing heavily for support for the vote, despite opposition to the plan from the Foreign Affairs Select ...
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