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North Korea executes defence chief with an anti-aircraft gun: South Korea agency | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea executed its defence chief by putting him in front of an anti-aircraft gun at a firing range, Seoul’s National Intelligence Service told lawmakers, which would be the latest in a series of high-level purges since Kim Jong Un took charge.<p>Hyon Yong Chol, who headed the …

North Korea

Ebola outbreak: we simply could not cope, admits World Health Organisation

WHO admits its response was ‘slow and insuffcient’ and plans a to set up a 1,000-strong response team to deal with future emergencies<p>The World Health Organisation has admitted it “simply could not cope” with the Ebola crisis and pledged reforms to help it tackle a future outbreak.<p>“We have learned …

Disease

Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Not Indicted In Michael Brown Shooting

CLAYTON, Mo. -- A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced Monday.<p>McCulloch said members of the jury met for 25 days and heard over 70 hours of testimony from …

Ebola: WHO announces ‘slowing rate of new cases’

Liberia may be experiencing a slowdown in the rate of new cases of the deadly Ebola virus according to the World Health Organization.<p>“We are seeing a slowing rate of new cases, very definitely,” WHO Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward announced.<p>The African country has reportedly seen a drop in …

Convicted Killer Joseph Oberhansley Allegedly Murders Fiance, Eats Her Brains

A convicted Indiana killer faces ghastly, new murder charges after allegedly killing -- then eating -- the girlfriend who'd posted his bond on earlier charges.<p>A probable cause statement released Monday and obtained by WAVE3 says Joseph Oberhansley allegedly stabbed his girlfriend Tammy Jo Blanton …

U.S. airstrike hits ISIS target near Baghdad, first in 'expanded efforts'

A U.S. airstrike near Baghdad on Monday marked a new phase in the fight against ISIS.<p>The airstrike southwest of the city appears to be the closest the U.S. airstrikes have come to the capital of Iraq since the start of the campaign against ISIS, a senior U.S. military official told CNN. And U.S. …

Genetically, Schizophrenia Is At Least Eight Separate Diseases

A range of disorders lead to different symptoms, new research says, raising hopes for individualized treatment.<p>Research published in the <i>American Journal of Psychiatry</i> shows that schizophrenia is not a single genetic disease, but in fact a class of diseases with variable symptoms.<p>Schizophrenia is …

Mental Health

Kraft orders limited recall of American cheese

Kraft Foods Group has announced a recall of 7,691 cases of its popular single-slice American cheese.<p>The food giant says it is ordering the recall of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product after discovering a supplier apparently did not store an …

Two Liberian medical workers discharged after recovering from Ebola

Two more medical workers have survived Ebola.<p>Dr. Senga Omeonga and physician assistant Kynda Kobbah were discharged from a Liberian treatment center on Saturday after recovering from the virus, according to the World Health Organization.<p>They were given ZMapp -- the experimental drug that's credited …

Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted | Reuters

MONROVIA/CONAKRY (Reuters) - Crowds sang and danced in the streets of a seaside neighborhood in Liberia on Saturday as the government lifted quarantine measures designed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.<p>Residents of West Point celebrate the lifting of a quarantine by the Liberian …

Man Dies After Vibrator Gets Stuck In Rectum

A 50-year-old British man died earlier this year after a vibrator became stuck in his rectum, a coroner's inquest heard Tuesday. Nigel Willis, who was unemployed and lived with his elderly mother, was rushed to Lewisham Hospital on Dec. 30, 2013 after the sex toy got stuck inside him for five …

Northern California wildfire challenges crews

WINTERS, Calif. (AP) — Rugged terrain, shifting winds and hot, dry conditions hampered efforts Sunday to contain a wildfire in Northern California …

Australia handed over 41 asylum seekers to Sri Lanka

<b>Australia has confirmed it has returned 41 asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan authorities at sea.</b><p>The transfer took place on Sunday.<p>Rights groups had raised concerns that some 200 Sri Lankans may have been handed over, including Tamils who say they face persecution at home.<p>The government has not …

North Africa

White House: Most kids at border won't stay in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that most unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border are unlikely to qualify for …

Two killed in sectarian violence in Myanmar's second city

MANDALAY Myanmar (Reuters) - Two men were killed in a second night of rioting in Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest city, a security official said on Thursday, the latest flare-up in two years of sectarian unrest that threatens fledgling reforms.<p>A Buddhist and a Muslim were killed and 14 people …

California wildfires grow in north, south

JULIAN, Calif. (AP) — Crews scrambled Thursday to corral a wildfire that burned two homes in Southern California and threatened hundreds of others as …

Report: Poland's Foreign Minister Blasts 'Worthless' U.S. Relationship

Polish magazine <i>Wprost</i> claims to have obtained recordings of a conversation in which Poland’s Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski says that “the …

Cambodian migrants in 'exodus' from Thailand

Tens of thousands of Cambodians are fleeing neighbouring Thailand to return home, fearing a crackdown on migrant workers under Thailand's new military government, a senior Cambodian official has said.<p>More than 110,000 workers have returned this month through the border crossing at the western …

Iran sends troops into Iraq to aid fight against Isis militants

Tehran hints at cooperation with US to aid Nouri al-Maliki as jihadist group threatens to take Baghdad<p>How an arrest in Iraq revealed Isis's $2bn jihadist network<p>Iraq crisis live: all today's developments<p>Iran has sent 2,000 advance troops to Iraq in the past 48 hours to help tackle a jihadist …

Florida Everglades wildfire spreads and threatens residents with severe smoke

Officials warn residents in southern Florida to avoid roads and stay indoors after massive fire burns through conservation land<p>A wildfire that burned more than 20,000 acres of the Florida Everglades has spread, forestry officials said, threatening to cover millions of residents in the south of the …

Report alleges 'systematic' torture of civilians in Kachin areas of Myanmar

Myanmar security forces have been accused by a rights group of "systematically" torturing civilians from an ethnic minority in the conflict-stricken state of Kachin.<p>Bangkok-based Fortify Rights released its report on the alleged torture of Kachin civilians on Monday, the third anniversary of the …

Senate Democrats propose more spending on mentally ill criminals

State Senate Democrats on Wednesday offered a $165-million package of proposals aimed at reducing the number of mentally ill people locked up in prisons and jails in California.<p>The proposals, offered just days after a disturbed student killed six people in Isla Vista, Calif., also would provide $12 …

Mental Disorders

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UPDATED: Brazil, WWF and Partners Announce Deal to Secure World’s Largest Network of Tropical Forest Protected Areas

In a historic move, the Brazilian government, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and partners today announced the creation of a $215 million fund to ensure …

World Wildlife Fund

Today’s Ukraine election means there will be no war with Russia

The main message of today’s presidential election in Ukraine is that war with Russia is off the table—at least for now. Russia and Ukrainian separatists tried hard to prevent the vote—and succeeded in swaths of eastern Ukraine—but now that the election has gone ahead, they will turn to other …

Russia

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Homeland Security may reduce deportations of nonviolent immigrants

As city and county jails across the country increasingly refuse federal requests to hold foreigners who have overstayed their visas or slipped across the border, the<p>Obamaadministration is moving toward a new policy that would limit deportations chiefly to immigrants who have been convicted of …

Navajo Homes Have Electricity For the First Time

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>People who live in some of the remotest areas of the country have electricity for the first time …