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After broken gang truce, El Salvador sees deadliest month in 10 years

Dr. Oscar Quijano touched his pinky to the hole in the head of the latest skeleton brought to the metal slab before him.<p>It was clear she had been killed "in a violent way," Quijano said as he examined the skull of one of the many people slain despite a controversial, now-broken "truce" between El …

Latin America

The world's most dangerous prison: El Salvador abandons policy of keeping gangs of violent killers separate and allows hated rivals to be locked up side by side

• <b>Incredible images show handcuffed members from the notorious Barrio 18 gang being marched onto buses</b>• <b><br>In total 1,177 were transferred to a different</b> …

San Francisco

Nine gang members killed in army operation in El Salvador | Reuters

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - At least nine members of the gang Barrio 18 were killed in El Salvador on Saturday in a confrontation with the army, which has taken on a larger role in fighting violence in the poor Central American nation.<p>Prosecutors said the killings occurred in Zacatecoluca, considered …

Latin America

This Is How Jonathan Nolan Originally Wanted Interstellar to End

If <i>Interstellar</i>’s ending didn’t quite sit right with you, co-writer Jonathan Nolan may be able to help. As he recently revealed, the film’s original …

Officials: Gunmen kidnap 30 Hazaras in southern Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen in southern Afghanistan kidnapped 30 members of the Hazara ethnic community, authorities said Tuesday, in what …

Afghanistan

Rebels say they start withdrawing weapons in east Ukraine

MAKIYVKA, Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russia separatists brought reporters on Tuesday to witness the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line in east Ukraine under a ceasefire deal, but Ukraine said the rebels were using the cover of the truce to reinforce for another advance.<p>Fighting has eased …

Russia

Activists warn of end of Christian presence in Middle East as Isis seizes 90 Assyrians

Kidnappings by militants retreating from Kurdish attack are latest assault on ancient minorities such as Yazidis, Chaldeans and Copts<p>Islamic State militants kidnapped 90 Christians in north-east Syria as the jihadis retreated in the face of a Kurdish counter-offensive, a monitoring group has …

Human Rights

Maldives ex-leader Nasheed arrested

<b>Police in the Maldives have arrested opposition leader and ex-President Mohamed Nasheed on terror charges.</b><p>They relate to his order to detain a judge while in office in January 2012.<p>The case against him was dropped last week, but the allegations have been reintroduced under anti-terror laws that …

Human Rights

Ice Storm Leaves 250,000 Without Power in South, Cancels 3,000 Flights

More than 300,000 people woke up without power and federal government offices in Washington were closed on Tuesday after a rare band of snow and ice sliced across the South.<p>The northern edge of the system dropped another round of snow on the Northeast and winter-weary New England. But the system …

Weather

Egyptian air strikes in Libya kill dozens of Isis militants

Egyptian war planes have hit jihadi targets in Libya in swift revenge for the murder of 21 Christian workers by masked militants affiliated to the Islamic State (Isis), widening the north African country’s already grave crisis.<p>Air strikes on weapons caches and training camps were announced on …

Middle East

Ukraine truce fades as sides refuse to withdraw big guns

NIKISHINE, Ukraine/BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told Kiev to let its soldiers surrender to pro-Russian rebels, who spurned a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and fought their way on Tuesday into the town of Debaltseve, encircling thousands of government troops.<p>A peace deal …

Russia

Clint Eastwood cut American Sniper's final scene after request from widow

Clint Eastwood and the film-making team behind controversial Oscar-nominated Iraq war biopic American Sniper left out a final scene that would have shown the death of US navy Seal Chris Kyle, following a request from his widow, reports the New York Daily News.<p>Screenwriter Jason Hall told the …

Clint Eastwood

Greece bailout talks break down after Athens rejects 'unacceptable' eurozone demands

Talks between Greece and its eurozone creditors collapsed in disarray on Monday night, heightening concerns that the country is edging closer to a disruptive exit from the single currency.<p>The breakdown of discussions in Brussels over the Greek bailout programme appeared to leave both sides as far …

Europe

London Children's Hospital Transformed by Fun Artwork

A recent renovation of London Children's Hospital combines multiple art styles and mediums to create a whimsical patchwork of kid-friendly designs. Young patients feel at home among the vibrant colors and exaggerated patterns that now decorate each ward, lobby and elevator. The three-year-old …

Art

Affinity Photo is a New Pro Photoshop Alternative for Mac Users: Get It for Free

Affinity Photo is a new program that was launched today by the England-based software company Serif. It’s designed to be a powerful alternative to …

One hundred and fifty shades of grey: both BDSM sequels set to be filmed

Sam Taylor-Johnson has confirmed that there are plans to shoot both Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, with the former potentially released next February<p>The team behind much-hyped erotic romance Fifty Shades of Grey has confirmed that two sequels are already in the works, according to fans …

Movies

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

Healthy Eating

6 Totally Unromantic Truths About Valentine's Day Spending

Sure, people celebrate Valentine's Day to show how much they love that very special someone in their lives. But that's not the only reason people …

Selling

Grammy awards 2015: 10 things we learned

Sam Smith is the new Adele, Kanye West still rushes the stage, and Taylor Swift is seemingly mates with everybody. Here are the lessons from the 2015 Grammys<p>1 Sam Smith is the new Adele<p>With Adele herself off the scene, the field was clear for another Brit to steam in and sell soul music back to …

Music

Stunning Puddle Reflections Add Magic to Everyday Scenes

Among the city streets and large stone buildings, photographer Daniel Antunes captures glimpses of a world turned topsy-turvy. The Lisbon-based creative has a knack for finding puddles of water that cast brilliant reflections of the surrounding cityscape. Historical monuments, a scooter driver, and …

Photography

Monseñor Óscar Romero: liberador de conciencias

Su biógrafo relata el impacto de su transformación en la sociedad<p>San Salvador.- “Monseñor Romero significa un prócer de la nueva época de El …

British hostage John Cantlie appears in new Isis video

A new propaganda video by Islamic State featuring the British photojournalist John Cantlie, in which he says it is the “last film in this series”, has appeared online.<p>The documentary-style production is titled From Inside Halab, the ancient name for the Syrian city of Aleppo. Cantlie reports on a …

North Africa

UK police force apologises for taking details of Charlie Hebdo readers

A British police force has apologised after an officer told a newsagent to hand over details of customers who purchased copies of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.<p>Wiltshire police confirmed that one of their officers visited a newsagent in Corsham, …

Charlie Hebdo

Jordan says it has carried out 56 air strikes against Isis

Air force chief claims destruction of 19 targets, as US says Iraqi troops are set to start major ground offensive against jihadists<p>Jordan has announced it has carried out 56 air strikes on Isis in recent days, as a top US envoy said Iraqi troops would begin a major ground offensive against the …

Middle East

The Apple Watch Just Got a Huge New Competitor

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Pilot's death bolsters Jordanian support for bombing of Islamic State

The gruesome killing of a Jordanian pilot at the hands of<p>Islamic Statemilitants has unleashed a wave of revulsion, demands for retribution and pro-government rallies across the kingdom.<p>The cry for revenge has also drowned out dissenting voices, especially from Jordan's powerful Islamist bloc, the …

Islam

Leaders Plan For New Minsk Summit On Ukraine

Hoping to salvage something of a widely ignored truce in eastern Ukraine that was forged just months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders are set for another summit in Minsk this week.<p>If all goes to plan, Merkel will join Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro …

Russia

Stunning Photos of Incredibly Blue Glacier Caves in Iceland

Home to abundant waterfalls, mountains, volcanoes, fields, and glaciers, Iceland is a photographer's dream come true. Mechanical engineer and photographer Skarpi Thrainsson, who was born and raised in Iceland, showcases his love for his motherland's natural beauty in stunning landscape photos. …

Photography

‘I relate to the way Sherlock talks about death’: Ian McKellen on his new film role

There will be no deerstalker. There will be no pipe. In their place will be a straw hat and a walking stick. But with the appetite for Sherlock Holmes growing after the worldwide success of Benedict Cumberbatch’s television portrayal, Sir Ian McKellen is about to give fans of the great sleuth more …

The Theatre

Yemen: UN warnings as Houthi rebels take over government

Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen say they have taken over the government, dissolved parliament and replaced the president.<p>The announcement came after UN-brokered talks, aimed at alleviating the political crisis, broke down.<p>The takeover has been denounced by some as a coup.<p>Bill Hayton reports.

South Asia