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Villagers killed, village razed in Boko Haram attack

Villagers killed, village razed in Boko Haram attack Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Heavily armed fighters connected to the Nigeria-based terrorist group Boko Haram killed several people and burned their village down to the ...

Piece of Amelia Earhart's aircraft positively identified

Piece of Amelia Earhart's aircraft positively identified Watch

Asia Pacific

Daring female aviatrix Amelia Earhart vanished over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937 in a failed attempt to fly the globe. A fragment of her ...

30 tribesmen in western Iraq executed by Islamic State (WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

30 tribesmen in western Iraq executed by Islamic State (WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS) Watch

Middle East

More than 30 tribesmen were executed by Islamic State in western Iraq this week. In the meantime, government forces are continuing their ...

Many locals resigned to the volcanic destruction of their Hawaiian town

Many locals resigned to the volcanic destruction of their Hawaiian town Watch

Asia Pacific

Lava from the Kilauea volcano on the island of Hawaii is threatening to destroy the village of Pahoa, just 20 miles south of Hilo, and on October ...

Muslims criticize the Islamic State for perverting Islam

Muslims criticize the Islamic State for perverting Islam Watch

Middle East

A new voice in the international community is speaking out against the Islamic State; over 100 Muslim leaders have signed a 17-page letter that ...

Ennahda Islamist party left unsettled in Tunisia

Ennahda Islamist party left unsettled in Tunisia Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

Change is inevitable, and with it, new challenges. Rached Ghannouchi of the Ennahda Islamist party is no longer the most powerful political pole ...

Mysterious pagan 'cathedral' unearthed in Ukraine

Mysterious pagan 'cathedral' unearthed in Ukraine Watch

Europe

Archaeologists have unearthed a 6,000-year-old temple in the Ukraine that shows evidence of sacrificial practices. The prehistoric structure ...

U.S. journalist endured continuous torture before being executed by ISIS

U.S. journalist endured continuous torture before being executed by ISIS Watch

Middle East

Forty-year-old U.S. journalist James Foley suffered torture at the hands of his ISIS captors before they killed him. Captured in 2012 and ...

If you think ISIS is bad, just look at what's going on in Mexico

If you think ISIS is bad, just look at what's going on in Mexico Watch

Americas

While the world-and especially the United States-remains fixated on the brutal actions and conquests of the Islamic State, few are looking closer ...

Young girls used by Boko Haram in combat operations

Young girls used by Boko Haram in combat operations Watch

Africa

By Kieran Guilbert, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Women and girls abducted by Islamic militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria were used in combat operations, forced to lure men into ambush and to ...

Pope Benedict breaks silence to warn against relativistic ideas of religious truth

Pope Benedict breaks silence to warn against relativistic ideas of religious truth Watch

Europe

Pope Benedict XVI resigned in February of last year. He said he would continue to serve the church "through a life dedicated to prayer" and has ...

Parliamentary elections in Tunisia hailed as 'a big step towards democracy'

Parliamentary elections in Tunisia hailed as 'a big step towards democracy' Watch

Africa

The nation of Tunisia wholeheartedly agrees that recent parliamentary elections, held this week, "is a big step towards democracy." With ...

Health leaders beg for more doctors and nurses to join the fight against Ebola in West Africa

Health leaders beg for more doctors and nurses to join the fight against Ebola in West Africa Watch

Africa

The United Nations is warning that governments must not allow hysteria to dictate quarantine decisions, as this will discourage health workers ...

While ISIS makes advances in Iraq and Syria, China fears potential Islamic revolution in western provinces

While ISIS makes advances in Iraq and Syria, China fears potential Islamic revolution in western provinces Watch

Asia Pacific

China has begun to enforce and implement strict border security in an attempt to halt the travel of Islamic extremists between the Middle East ...

Teenage girls kidnapped by Boko Haram sent to fight on the front lines

Teenage girls kidnapped by Boko Haram sent to fight on the front lines Watch

Africa

Raped, tortured, forced into marriage and sent to fight on the front line during their captivity are some of the details emerging of young girls ...

Why is the world losing fight against Ebola? U.S. envoy on special mission in West Africa

Why is the world losing fight against Ebola? U.S. envoy on special mission in West Africa Watch

Africa

Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, recently took a fact-finding mission in West Africa to see how the global response is ...

Worst drought in years: São Paulo may run out of water by next month

Worst drought in years: São Paulo may run out of water by next month Watch

Americas

By Adriana Brasileiro, Thomson Reuters Foundation

South America's biggest and wealthiest city may run out of water by mid-November if it doesn't rain soon.

In narrow election, Brazil reelects leftists president

In narrow election, Brazil reelects leftists president Watch

Americas

Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's leftist president, was re-elected on October 26, after one of Brazil's closest election races since it become a ...

Safety of health workers on Ebola frontlines at serious risk

Safety of health workers on Ebola frontlines at serious risk Watch

Africa

As the known number of Ebola cases pushes beyond 10,000, there is increased concern over infections of health workers on the front line of the ...

Triumph in the midst of chaos: Survivors of Ebola in Liberia Ebola now viewed as part of cure

Triumph in the midst of chaos: Survivors of Ebola in Liberia Ebola now viewed as part of cure Watch

Africa

Once shunned and feared, Ebola survivors in Liberia are now seen as an important part of the fight against the deadly virus that has killed ...

Tunisian police fighting terrorist group Ansar Charia claims life of officer

Tunisian police fighting terrorist group Ansar Charia claims life of officer Watch

Africa

Street battles continue to rage between Tunisian police and the terrorist group Ansar Charia. There has been an increase in violence between ...

Islamists abduct 25 Nigerian girls after ceasefire

Islamists abduct 25 Nigerian girls after ceasefire Watch

Africa

The Nigerian terrorist group, Boko Haram, has abducted another 25 girls from a remote town in the country's northeast, despite ongoing talks ...

Into the wrong hands: ISIS fighters seize weapons from U.S. airdrop

Into the wrong hands: ISIS fighters seize weapons from U.S. airdrop Watch

Middle East

Islamic State fighters are believed to have seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by the U.S. The payload reportedly missed besieged ...

At least ten people injured in Cairo explosion

At least ten people injured in Cairo explosion Watch

Africa

By Kaci Racelma (Algiers, Algeria)

At least ten people, including six policemen were injured at an explosion in front of Egypt's Cairo University this week. Unrest continue to roil ...

Ottawa terrorist attack: Lone gunman planned to fight overseas for Islamic State

Ottawa terrorist attack: Lone gunman planned to fight overseas for Islamic State Watch

Americas

Details are beginning to emerge in a terrorist attack in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. Corporal Nathan Cirillo was "murdered in cold blood" as ...

From the infected could come life! Blood from recovered Ebola patients could hold key to stopping outbreak

From the infected could come life! Blood from recovered Ebola patients could hold key to stopping outbreak Watch

Africa

A new tool in the fight against Ebola could come from those who have been infected with the disease and lived.

HORRIFIC video shows Islamic State stoning Yazidi woman - by group of men, including HER father

HORRIFIC video shows Islamic State stoning Yazidi woman - by group of men, including HER father Watch

Middle East

A sickening video of a young woman being stoned to death by a group of men, which includes her own father. Has been released by Islamic State. ...

Yazidi woman 'I've been raped 30 times and it's not even lunchtime!'

Yazidi woman 'I've been raped 30 times and it's not even lunchtime!' Watch

Middle East

A young Yazidi woman held captive by the Islamic State for repeated sexual abuse says that she was raped 30 times in just a few hours. Kept ...