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It’s war out there, Obama

As two of mankind’s great religions prepared to celebrate  Easter and Passover, terrifying  events on a single day involving a third religion …

Blast rips through Chinese chemical plant for second time in two years

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Six people were hurt after an explosion at a controversial chemical plant in China's southeastern Fujian province sparked a huge fire, provincial authorities told state media.<p>The plant, located in Zhangzhou city, produces paraxylene (PX), a reportedly carcinogenic chemical used in …

China
Crime
China

Major 'failures' found in Rolling Stone's 'A Rape on Campus'

An institutional failure at Rolling Stone resulted in a deeply flawed article about a purported gang rape at the University of Virginia, according to an outside review by Columbia Journalism School professors.<p>The review, published Sunday night, says the failures were sweeping and "may have spread …

Journalism
Crime
Justice
Crime

Alabama Officer Who Paralyzed Indian Man On A Sidewalk Arrested, FBI To Investigate Case

The U.S. police officer, who assaulted an Indian man in Alabama to the state of paralyzing him, was arrested Thursday on charges of assault. …

Ohio girl, 11, charged with murdering 2-month-old

An 11-year-old girl in Ohio has been charged with murder in the death of a 2-month-old girl, according to the Wickliffe Police Department.<p>Police responded to a call about an unresponsive baby around 3:45 a.m. Eastern time Friday in Wickliffe, which is about 17 miles northeast of Cleveland, said …

Migrants die of hypothermia crossing Mediterranean

At least 29 migrants die of hypothermia aboard Italian coast guard vessels after being picked up from an inflatable boat adrift near Libya<p>At least 29 migrants died of hypothermia aboard Italian coast guard vessels after being picked up from an inflatable boat adrift near Libya, the mayor of the …

Belgian authorities say 15 arrested in anti-terror sweep

Belgium ordered its army into the streets and anti-terror raids across Western Europe netted dozens of suspects Friday as authorities rushed to thwart more attacks by people with links to Mideast Islamic extremists.<p>As anxiety soared in the wake of last week's bloody spree in and around Paris, the …

Terrorism

French probe terror suspect links; new attacks may be ahead

PARIS (AP) — What started as a hunt for two terror suspects grew into something worse — fears of a nest of terrorists that could strike again in the heart of Paris. The suspects in three attacks knew each other, had been linked to previous terrorist activities, and one had fought or trained with …

Terrorism

'The Interview': North Korea Responds to U.S. Sanctions

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea blasts the United States' "inveterate repugnancy and hostility" after the country is sanctioned for Sony …

Man With Knife In Skull For Hours 'Wasn't Aware Of It'

When a Brazilian taxi driver got into a bar brawl, he didn't know when the fight actually came to a head -- his head.<p>Juacelo Nunes de Oliveira, 39, was stabbed during an argument, and it took more than three hours before he realized there was a blade running through his skull to his jaw bone, CNN …

Brazil

Passengers Complain of 12-Hour Wait on Jet in Abu Dhabi

Hundreds of air travelers landed in San Francisco, safe but irritated after a 28-hour overseas flight they say included 12 hours on a tarmac.<p>Read more here.

Abu Dhabi

US and Russia in danger of returning to era of nuclear rivalry

American threats to retaliate for Russian development of new cruise missile take tensions to new level<p>A widening rift between Moscow and Washington over cruise missiles and increasingly daring patrols by nuclear-capable Russian submarines threatens to end an era of arms control and bring back a …

Military

AirAsia Plane Made An 'Unbelievably' Steep Climb Before It Crashed

The data was transmitted before the aircraft disappeared from the screens of air traffic controllers in Jakarta on Sunday, added the source, who declined to be identified.<p>"So far, the numbers taken by the radar are unbelievably high. This rate of climb is very high, too high. It appears to be …

Airplanes
Cuba

Cleveland police shoot dead boy, 12, carrying fake gun

<b>A 12-year-old boy has died after being shot by police in the US city of Cleveland, after carrying what turned out to be a replica gun in a playground.</b><p>Police say an officer fired two shots at Tamir Rice after he failed to obey an order to raise his hands.<p>He did not make any verbal threats nor point …

Law Enforcement
Afghanistan

Indonesia's female police officers subjected to 'virginity tests'

Women hoping to join Indonesia's police force are subjected to 'two-finger virginity tests', a human rights group has found<p>Women who want to join Indonesia’s national police force are forced to have "virginity tests", a human rights group has found.<p>The “two-finger test” involves a medical expert …

Virginity tests on Indonesia police condemned

Human Rights Watch has urged Indonesia's national police to halt "discriminatory" virginity tests for women applying to join the force in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country.<p>The rights group said on Tuesday that women applicants were required to be both unmarried and virgins, and that …

Man pushed to death in New York City subway station

Police in New York City are looking for a suspect they say pushed a man to his death from the subway platform into the path of the D train on Sunday.<p>Police have little to go on. Lt. John Grimpel says a male suspect was wearing a dark jacket. The act is "believed to be random," he said.<p>Bronx …