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Human Head Transplant Proposed—How Did We Get Here?

Yes, in case you haven’t heard, a doctor in Italy has announced plans to transplant a guy’s head onto a new body two years from now. Sound nuts?<p>Many of the headlines say so. “No, Human Head Transplants Will Not Be Possible by 2017,” said <i>Popular Science</i>. The <i>International Business Times</i> pronounced …

Data Protection

Woman on trial in Russia says Allah ordered her to behead child | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A woman suspected of beheading a child in her care before brandishing the severed head outside a Moscow metro station said on Wednesday Allah had ordered her to commit the crime.<p>Gyulchekhra Bobokulova, a nanny suspected of murdering a child in her care, yawns inside a defendants' …

Russia

‘Worst serial killer in history,’ who fed prostitutes to pigs, sparks rage by publishing book

Robert Pickton sat in a Vancouver, B.C., jail cell and lamented that his quest to kill 50 women had come up just short.<p>“I made my own grave by being sloppy. Doesn’t that just kick you in the ass now,” Pickton told his cellmate, adding that authorities were planning on charging him with murdering 49 …

Crime

NJ man kills mom 2 days after finishing 30-year murder sentence

A man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to killing his mother two days after he completed a 30-year prison sentence for killing a neighbor.<p>Steven Pratt pleaded guilty to manslaughter for killing Gwendolyn Pratt, 64, at their Atlantic City home in October 2014. An autopsy found that she died from massive …

A former ISIS sex slave described the horrific conditions she was kept in: 'They did what a mind could not imagine'

Nadia Murad, 21, was among more than 5,000 Yazidi women taken captive when ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh, swept through northern Iraq.<p>She has been speaking out about her horrific experiences at the hands of ISIS fighters, who bought and sold her and women like her as sabia, …

United Nations

The man who survived eight Nazi death camps

<b>A Holocaust survivor who cheated death in eight Nazi concentration camps during World War Two has recalled his experiences, 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz.</b><p>"We arrived at 12 o'clock at night. It was dead quiet, and frightening to look at," Chaim Ferster says, remembering his first …

World History

Auschwitz trial: Ex-guard Reinhold Hanning in German court

<b>A 94-year-old former Nazi SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp has gone on trial in Germany over the murder of at least 170,000 people.</b><p>Prosecutors say Reinhold Hanning met Jewish prisoners as they arrived at the camp in occupied Poland and may have escorted some to the gas chambers.<p>Mr Hanning has …

Chamber of Commerce

Ex-SS guard on trial in late push to punish Nazi crimes

DETMOLD, Germany (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp is going on trial this week on 170,000 counts of accessory to …

World History

Former ISIS sex slaves now army of ‘Sun Ladies’ ready to defeat terror group

They witnessed the slaughter of their families on Mount Sinjar, and then were forced by ISIS into sexual slavery. Now the “Sun Ladies” are ready to fight - for veangeance as well as survival.<p>Some 2,000 Yazidi women who were captured in the brutal August 2014 attack on their mountain stronghold have …

Uncovering Holocaust perpetrators where few have looked

BOSTON — With new access to archives and other primary sources, historians are supplanting archetypal images of Aryan Nazi men as the Holocaust’s …

World History

Islamic State: Gynaecologists help escaped Yazidi sex slaves restore physical virginity

A non-government organisation in northern Iraq's Kurdish region is teaming up with local gynaecologists to restore the physical 'virginity' of women …

ISIS fighter executes own mother in Syria for 'apostasy,' rights groups say

<b>(CNN) —</b> An ISIS fighter has executed his own mother before a public audience, an expat Syrian rights group said.<p>The 20-year-old killed his mother in the Syrian city of Raqqa, ISIS' de facto capital, as hundreds looked on near the post office where she worked, said the Syrian Observatory for Human …

Human Rights

Escaped Drug Lord El Chapo Is Arrested (Again)

After six months on the lam following his sensational escape from prison, the drug cartel boss Joaquin Guzman better known as “El Chapo” is back in …

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to meet the "William and Kate of the Himalayas" on visit to Bhutan

Prince William and Kate Middleton will meet the young and glamorous King and Queen of Bhutan when they travel to the remote mountain kingdom in the spring<p>The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will meet the "William and Kate of the Himalayas" this spring after Kensington Palace announced the couple are …

Islamic State jihadist executes own mother in public

Latest "extreme execution" claim comes from Islamic State's capital, Raqqa<p>An Islamic State jihadist executed his own mother in public after she tried to persuade him to quit, according to new reports.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war in Syria from London, said that a …

Islamic State ruling aims to settle who can have sex with female slaves

(Militant Islamist fighters hold the flag of Islamic State (IS) while taking part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province in this June 30, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer/Files)Islamic State theologians have issued an extremely detailed ruling on when “owners” of women …

Islam

6.7 earthquake jolts India's northeast and Bangladesh, killing 14

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck northeastern India on Monday morning, killing at least 14 people in two countries, wounding hundreds and causing tremors that were felt from Bhutan to Myanmar.<p>The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was 18 miles west of Imphal, the capital of India's Manipur …

Natural Disasters

Saudi Arabia just executed a prominent Shia cleric and 46 others for terrorism

Saudi Arabia's interior ministry confirmed in a press release read out on state TV, as cited by Reuters, AFP, Al Jazeera, and the BBC, that Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a vocal supporter of the mass antigovernment protests in 2011 in the wake of the Arab Spring, was among those put to death for …

A Most Unhappy New Year at Guantanamo

By <b>Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan</b><p><i>Witness Against Torture activists re-enact a fast on Thanksgiving in solidarity with hunger-striking detainees at</i> …

Students Who Killed Atheist Bangladeshi Writer Sentenced to Death

Two students in Bangladesh were sentenced to death on Thursday for killing a prominent atheist writer and blogger in the country’s capital city Dhaka …

Man charged with pinning son against couch until boy stopped breathing and died

Authorities say a 6-year-old Florida boy is dead after his father pinned him against a couch while the man and his girlfriend played video games Christmas Eve.<p>Local media outlets report that 31-year-old James Dearman was charged Thursday with aggravated manslaughter of a child.<p>A Sarasota County …

Christmas Eve

Ohio mother jailed for rape of her 12-year-old daughter

A mother has been sentenced to life in prison for the rape of her 12-year-old daughter.<p>Jeanie Mae Carpenter, 37, from Ohio, plead guilty to helping …

Saudi Arabia Ends A Brutal Year Of Executions By Beheading A Filipino National

The country hasn't carried out this many annual executions in twenty years.<p>Authorities in Saudi Arabia beheaded Abdulatif Zapanta, a Filipino national, on Tuesday, after he spent nearly six years on death row seeking a pardon.<p>The execution was Saudi Arabia's 158th of 2015, the highest total for any …

Saudi Arabia

Mother shoots daughter she thought was intruder - CNN Video

A woman in Florida woke up and fired a shot at a person she thought had broken into her home. But the person was her 27-year-old daughter. WESH reports.

Turner Broadcasting

India: The disappearing children of Assam | Asia

<b>Guwahati, India</b> - Draped in a loincloth and ankle deep in mud, Kandana Mormu stood in front of his house, confused by the mention of Sukurmoni Mormu, his 14-year-old daughter. It took some time before he admitted that he had last seen her seven months ago.<p>Mormu and his family live in a small …

India

Rwandan pastor jailed for life for genocide-era crimes

Jean Uwinkindi sentenced to life in prison for crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity committed during the 1994 slaughter<p>A Rwandan pastor accused of leading and co-ordinating attacks on minority Tutsis during Rwanda's 1994 genocide has been sentenced to life imprisonment, Rwanda's high …

Rwanda genocide: Jean Uwinkindi sentenced to life in prison

<b>Rwanda's High Court has sentenced a pastor to life in prison for his role in the 1994 genocide.</b><p>Jean Uwinkindi organised and participated in attacks on the minority Tutsi ethnic group, the court ruled.<p>Some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed by militias from the majority Hutu ethnic …

Africa

Woman woke up to find neighbour raping her and filming it on his phone

A woman who woke up to find her next-door neighbour raping her and filming it on his phone has spoken out about her ordeal “to warn other girls to be …

Japan’s controversial apology to ‘comfort woman’

South Korea and Japan reached a landmark agreement on Monday, in which Japan made an apology and promised an $8.3 million payment that would provide …