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University of Virginia pledges zero-tolerance policy in rape cases

"The status quo is no longer acceptable."<p>That's the message the University of Virginia is trying to send its students and others after a scathing Rolling Stone story detailed allegations of a gang rape at a fraternity party, and the school's supposed indifference toward students who are victims of …

Nine injured in south China knife attack

BEIJING (Reuters) - Nine people were rushed to the hospital after a man stabbed them at a grocery store in south China on Thursday, state media reported, the latest in a series of knifings that has unnerved the country.<p>A man in his 20s attacked several people at the entrance to a supermarket in …

Sudan asks UN to shut human rights office in Khartoum over abuse claims

Relations between joint African Union/UN mission in Darfur and government deteriorate over attempts to investigate rape claims<p>Sudan has asked the UN to close its human rights office in Khartoum after accusing its peacekeepers of abuses, its joint mission with the African Union in Darfur (Unamid) …

Female suicide bombers kill 78 at Nigerian market, medical officials say

Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up at a bustling market in northern Nigeria this week, killing 78 people and leaving dozens injured, medical officials said.<p>The blast in Maiduguri on Tuesday left 56 people injured. A doctor and a nurse at two local hospitals confirmed the casualties, but …

LAPD arrests about 130 Ferguson protesters in downtown L.A.

Police made another mass arrest in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday night, the third day of protests against a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.<p>LAPD officers arrested about 130 people after corralling the …

Bubonic Plague Is Back (but It Never Really Left)

A plague outbreak in Madagascar has killed 40 people so far, and due to antibiotic resistance, it could kill many more.<p>The plague is back. No, not …

British embassy in Afghanistan attacked by suicide bomber

Suicide bomber in Kabul targets British embassy<p>A suicide bomber attacked a British embassy vehicle in the <b>Afghan</b> capital Kabul on Thursday, an embassy spokesman said, adding that the vehicle was not carrying any British diplomats.<p>The powerful explosion shook the east of Kabul at around 10.30am on …

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Ferguson's Thanksgiving mixed with kindness, sadness - CNN.com

<i>Are you there? Please share photos, videos and thoughts with CNN iReport if you can do so safely.</i><p><b>Ferguson, Missouri (CNN)</b> -- National Guard members were on duty in Ferguson, Missouri, on Thanksgiving but the people who came up to them only wanted to spread goodwill, bringing turkey and other treats.<p>…

Bollywood star Veena Malik handed 26 year sentence for 'blasphemous' wedding scene

TV and film actor issued the jail term in Pakistan, alongside husband and owner of a media conglomerate for ‘malicious acts’ of blasphemy against Islam<p>Gangs targeting Bollywood stars again<p>The actor Veena Malik has expressed anger at a 26-year jail term handed down by a Pakistani court after she …

Intelligence authorities 'fail to understand data', say ISPs

Too many requests are made by people who ‘don’t understand what they’re doing’, according to the industry’s trade association<p>Britain’s internet service providers are struggling to deal with an intelligence community which doesn’t understand how to use the information it receives, according to the …

Federal judge puts Arizona 'revenge porn' law on hold

A federal judge on Wednesday put a new Arizona law against "revenge porn" on hold after civil rights groups sued over constitutional grounds.<p>The order from U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton came as part of an agreement between the Arizona attorney general's office and the groups that sued. The order …

Suicide attack in Afghanistan targets British embassy car, 5 dead

A suicide bomber in a car packed with explosives struck a British Embassy vehicle Thursday, killing six people, including a British civilian security officer, and wounding more than 34 in the latest in a string of insurgent attacks in the Afghan capital.<p>An Afghan working for the embassy was killed …

Fires and chaos erupt in Ferguson after grand jury doesn't indict in Michael Brown case

Grand jury does not indict Darren Wilson<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p><b>NEW:</b> Police make 29 arrests and say they didn't fire any shots<br>• An entire row of businesses is on fire on a major Ferguson street<br>• Obama: "We need to accept this decision was the grand jury's to make"<br>• "Let's not just make noise, let's make a …