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Dressed to Die? Clothes Are Key Evidence in Pistorius Case

As Oscar Pistorius heads to trial for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, South African prosecutors are saying the white shorts and black top the model had on when she was gunned down could determine whether the Olympic sprinter ends up in an orange prison uniform.<p>The clothing Steenkamp was wearing …

Confusion over Uganda's 'miniskirt ban' leads to public attacks on women

On Wednesday morning around 60 female activists and their supporters, including men, gathered at the Uganda National Theatre in Kampala. In a peaceful protest organised by the End Mini-Skirt Harassment Coalition, the women, many clad in black miniskirts and above-the-knee dresses, carried signs …

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Uganda's New Anti-Gay Law: Part of a Broader Trend in Africa

Homophobia is on the rise across much of the continent.<p>"EXPOSED! Uganda's 200 Top Homos Named," the headline of a popular Ugandan tabloid, the <i>Red Pepper</i>, screamed on February 25, the day after President Yoweri Museveni signed the country's Anti-Homosexuality Bill.<p>The <i>Red Pepper</i>'s witch hunt and …

SeaWorld Files Complaint Against OSHA Investigator Who Looked Into Trainer's Death

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>SeaWorld has filed a complaint with the Labor Department alleging that Lara Padgett, the …

OBAMA WARNS RUSSIA: 'There Will Be Costs' For Any Intervention In Ukraine

"We are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the Russian Federation inside Ukraine," Obama said.<p>In recent days, unidentified armed men (believed by many to be Russian forces) have seized key areas in Ukraine's Crimea, leading the country to accuse Russia of an "armed …

A Study Claims Global Warming Could Cause 180,000 More Rapes by 2099

Myanmar orders Doctors Without Borders to cease operations

Doctors Without Borders has been ordered to cease activities in Myanmar, leaving tens of thousands of patients without medical care, the<p>Nobel Prize-winning aid group said Friday.<p>Doctors Without Borders did not give a reason for the move. But local news reports said the government had taken issue …

Will This Man Make Gay Marriage Legal Everywhere?

Justice Anthony Kennedy has more power than any president or justice in history to decree the law of the land. Agree with him or not, there is …

NBC News Reporter Rescued From Waist-High Mud During California Storm Coverage

"Take a look at how deep this mud is, 4 feet in some areas," Almaguer explained while standing in a massive pool of mud that had slid from a hillside.

New York murder fugitive traced to Australia using secret DNA samples

A fugitive accused of beating to death a New York store owner and robbing him of $US32,000 has been captured in Australia after New South Wales police secretly took samples of his DNA from glasses and cigarettes.<p>Abakar Gadiyev, 32, was arrested on Thursday after DNA from a mask used in the robbery …

Cancer patient's leg kept alive by being attached to arm

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/regions/north_east/1056000/1056952_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524649275_7116b21f32ed56fcbbce339b620a77fb<p><b>Surgeons removed a man's tumour and rebuilt his body using leg muscles and tissue they had removed and attached to his arm to keep alive.</b><p>The …

Movement to End Solitary Confinement Gains Force

In the small, dark world of solitary confinement, an inmate's basic needs can go neglected for months — and many are starting to wonder for what purpose.<p>For Jan Green, 52, who spent eight months sleeping on a thin mat on the floor of a New Mexico jail cell about 7 feet wide and 7 feet long, being …

First priest to defy Church ban on gay marriage for clergy

Church of England facing stand-off with its own clergy as first priest openly defies ban on gay clerics marrying<p>The Church of England is facing a rebellion within its own ranks over same-sex marriage after a vicar became the first priest to publicly defy its ban on gay clergy marrying.<p>Father Andrew …

Thanks to Climate Change, West Nile Virus Could Be Your New Neighbor

Invasive species aren’t just species — they can also be pathogens. Such is the case with the West Nile virus. A mosquito-borne virus identified in …

Knife-Wielding Attackers In Chinese Train Station Leave 27 Dead, 109 Injured

Approximately 27 people are dead and 109 people were wounded in the attack.<p>Witnesses said that the men began to hack passers-by with large knives shortly after 9 p.m. on Saturday night, according to the South China Morning Post.<p>The police then shot several of the suspects, according to state news …

Thai Protesters Retreat, But Vow To Keep Up Pressure On Government

Thailand's anti-government protesters have temporarily abandoned their street barricades and quit mass demonstrations aimed at shutting down the capital and ousting the country's premier.<p>But the protesters vowed to regroup at a central location in Bangkok and continue their efforts to force the …

Pakistani Taliban announces ceasefire to revive peace talks

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The Pakistani Taliban on Saturday announced a one-month ceasefire aimed at reviving peace talks after receiving what it said were government assurances it would not be attacked.<p>Supporters of Pakistan's religious political party Sunni Tehreek shout slogans as they demand a …

Boston Marathon bombing: Tsarnaev's defence team want charges thrown out

Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are seeking to have multiple charges against him dismissed.<p>In a court filing late on Friday his lawyers said some charges were repetitive and that the number could sway jurors weighing whether to find him guilty and sentence him to …

Ukraine puts forces on full combat alert

Ukraine has put its armed forces on full combat alert and warned Moscow that military intervention will lead to war after the upper house of Russia's parliament gave President Vladimir Putin the authority to invade.<p>After a more than three-hour meeting with security and defence chiefs, Oleksander …