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Saudi Arabia: beheadings reach highest level in two decades

Number of people executed for non-lethal offences and drug-related crimes is on the rise in the kingdom, which follows Sharia law<p>Saudi Arabia carried out at least 157 executions in 2015, with beheadings reaching their highest level in the kingdom in two decades, according to several advocacy groups …

Saudi Arabia

The Guardian view on killings by US police: why we must keep counting

The Counted has made up for the Obama administration’s failings, but the lack of oversight remains. So we will restart our count of people killed by police until the government does its job<p>At the beginning of 2015, the Guardian began a grim task – to record the death of every person killed by …

Justice

Brazil warns against pregnancy due to spreading virus

<b>Rio de Janeiro (CNN) —</b> Brazilian health officials are dishing out some unusual advice these days: Don't get pregnant.<p>That's the message for would-be parents, especially in the country's northeast, after officials linked a mosquito-borne virus called Zika to a surge in newborn microcephaly, a …

Public Health

Holocaust Nightmare ‘Son of Saul’ Is the Best Foreign Film of 2015

László Nemes’ brilliant directorial debut thrusts audiences into the grim despair and misery of the Holocaust, forcing viewers to not only imagine …

Liberty University president urges: 'End those Muslims' via concealed gun carry

Jerry Falwell Jr says remarks to students referred to San Bernardino attackers and notes that only students over 21 would be armed under Virginia law<p>The president of Liberty University urged students, staff and faculty at the Christian school to carry concealed weapons on campus to counter any …

Guns

The County: the story of America's deadliest police

Police in Kern County, California, have killed more people per capita than in any other American county in 2015. The Guardian examines how, with little oversight, officers here became the country’s most lethal<p>Part one of a five-part series from The Counted<p>Seventy-five years after Kern County’s …

Crime

Ministers in Tony Blair's government 'told to burn legal advice warning Iraq War could be illegal'

Senior figures in government allegedly told to destroy 13-page document raising concerns about legal footing for Iraq War - but Blair spokesman calls claim 'nonsense'<p>Ministers in <b>Tony Blair</b>’s government were told to “burn” a private document warning that the Iraq War was illegal, it has been claimed.<p>…

United Kingdom

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'Out here, I still don't know how to live': 6,000 drug convicts brace for release

This weekend, the last of prisoners granted reduced sentences under a federal reform plan will be released. But advocates say the government continues to overlook and ignore ex-convicts<p>The minute you walk out the gates, the second sentence begins, goes an adage of ex-cons that will likely spread to …

Northern California

Inside the Zagros Mountains, the forgotten region of ​Iranian Kurdistan

Set in the craggy Zagros range, separating the Islamic Republic from Iraq, Kirsten O’Regan travels to the part of the Kurdish region that manages to stay out of international headlines<p>The classroom is small and cramped. There are perhaps two-dozen students inside. Although the desks are for …

Middle East

Anonymous plans to reveal names of about 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members

The ‘hacktivist’ collective wrote that the identities of white supremacist group members will be revealed next month on anniversary of their anti-Klan operation<p>The “hacktivist” collective Anonymous have vowed to release the names of “about 1,000” Ku Klux Klan members as part of an ongoing operation …

Ku Klux Klan

Powerful Earthquake Hits Afghanistan, India, Pakistan

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Oct 26 (Reuters) - A major earthquake struck the remote Afghan northeast on Monday, killing more than 200 people in Afghanistan and nearby northern Pakistan, injuring hundreds and sending shock waves as far as New Delhi, officials said.<p>The death toll could climb in coming …

Processed meats rank alongside smoking as cancer causes – WHO

UN health body says bacon, sausages and ham among most carcinogenic substances along with cigarettes, alcohol, asbestos and arsenic<p>Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organisation has said, placing cured and processed meats in the same …

Cancer

Puppy Rescued From Severe Neglect Won’t Even Lift Her Head

This dog finally has a chance to heal her body - but her spirit is still broken.<p>Dutchess was taken in as a stray on Tuesday by Miami-Dade County …

Sumatran Tiger Born at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

A single male Sumatran Tiger cub was born at 1:54 a.m. Sept. 14, at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Tull Family Tiger Trail, to first-time parents …

Wildlife