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Armenia marks centennial of massacre of 1.5M by Turks

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this article misstated the number of nations that recognize the mass killings of Armenians a century ago by Turks as "genocide." There are 22.</i><p>YEREVAN, Armenia — One-hundred years after up to 1.5 million Armenians were massacred by Turks from the …

Bangladesh: Protesters call for compensation two years after deadly factory collapse

Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered in the Bangladeshi capital, to remember those killed when a garment factory collapsed two years ago.<p>More than 11-hundred people died in the Rana Plaza disaster in Dhaka. The factory had been illegally constructed.<p>Some of the survivors and relatives of the …

Compensation

Strong earthquake shakes New Zealand

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake has shaken New Zealand, seismologists say, panicking shoppers but prompting no reports of any major damage.<p>The quake struck at 3:36pm local time (03:36 GMT) on Friday, with its epicentre about 66km from the South Island town of Kaikoura at a depth of 55km, the US …

Thousands of South Koreans march in anti-government rally

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of anti-government protesters marched in cities across South Korea on Friday, denouncing the labor policies of …

Eric Harris Shooting: Colleagues Questioned Robert Bates' Behavior in 2008

Colleagues questioned the on-duty behavior of Robert Bates, the volunteer sheriff’s deputy who shot and killed a man in Oklahoma, as early as 2008, according to documents obtained by NBC News.<p>In a memo dated Dec. 17, 2008, a sergeant told a captain that Bates was using his personal vehicle to make …

Israel tanks hit Hamas camp after first rocket from Gaza Strip this year

IDF tanks fire on Hamas camp in retaliation for rocket on Independence Day, as kidnapped Jewish man rescued from car boot in East Jerusalem<p>Israel and Gaza have exchanged rocket fire for the first time this year as Israel wrapped up its 67th independence day celebrations.<p>A rocket was fired from the …

Hostage deaths a reminder of risk of 'deadly mistakes'

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. investigators took months to piece together evidence that led to the conclusion that drone strikes had killed two Western …

Freddie Gray was not in seatbelt during fatal arrest, police confirm

Freddie Gray had no seatbelt on in the police van where he was placed in handcuffs and later put in leg irons, police said as they confirmed the possible breach of protocol forms part of their investigation into his death.<p>Protesters have marched in West Baltimore for the fifth night in a row …

Justice

'Shout it out loud': Armenian Turks prepare for commemoration of 1915 massacre

<b>(CNN) —</b> It wasn't until her 20s that Fethiye Cetin discovered her Armenian ancestry. Her grandmother, 90 years old at the time, told Cetin that her real name was Heranus. Like many other survivors of 1915, Heranus assimilated and kept her identity hidden. Many feared a repeat of the horrors they …

New procedure used to modify disease-causing gene, but raises questions over whether restrictions should be placed on new wave of genetic techniques<p>Scientists in China have genetically modified human embryos in a world first that has re-ignited the debate over the ethics and safety of genetic …

Genetics