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Sudanese woman sentenced to death for her Christianity gives birth in prison

A Sudanese woman sentenced to die for refusing to renounce her Christianity gave birth to a baby girl in prison Tuesday, her lawyers said.<p>Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, delivered her baby at a women's prison in Khartoum, but her husband was not allowed to be present for the birth, sources told CNN. They …

Elliot Rodger’s family tried to intervene before deadly rampage

It was Friday night when Elliot Rodger's mother got a call from her son’s therapist that he had emailed a ranting manifesto about going on a deadly rampage.<p>The mother went to her son's YouTube channel and found the video in which he threatens to kill people. She alerted authorities and set off …

California couple's buried gold coins go for sale

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The man handling the sale of rare, 19th century gold coins discovered by a California couple out walking their dog estimates …

Six elderly people in China kill themselves 'before burial ban'

Six elderly people in China are said to have killed themselves to ensure they died before new regulations banning coffin burials come into force, a newspaper has reported.<p>China has a tradition dating back thousands of years of ancestor worship, which usually requires families to bury their …

Qatar Urges Scantily Clad Tourists to Cover Up

Visitors to Qatar are being urged to dress modestly in public or risk offending the locals.<p>A grassroots campaign set to launch next month implores ex-pats and tourists to recognize local values by covering up from their shoulders down to their knees.<p>The Reflect Your Respect drive has been launched …

Forbes' 100 most powerful women: Merkel leads American-dominated list

For a fourth consecutive year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the most powerful woman in the world, according to Forbes' annual list of the world's 100 most powerful women, the 2014 edition of which was released Wednesday.<p>Janet Yellen, the first-ever female chair of the Federal Reserve, made a …

Reports: 4 Nigerian girls escape Boko Haram

Four of the more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted last month from a village school by the Boko Haram insurgent group have escaped their captors, according to a local official, Nigerian newspaper reports.<p>Bana Lawan, chairman of the Chibok Local Government Area, said on Wednesday that the four …