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Man freed by DNA evidence after 20 years dies a year later

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> When Sharrif Wilson was released after being wrongfully imprisoned for more than 20 years, he couldn't wait to have a hot slice of New York pizza.<p>"I feel free. I feel great right now. I'll able to do things that I [couldn't] do for the last 21 years," Wilson told CNN the day after …

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US drone strikes could be classed as war crimes, says Amnesty International

US officials responsible for the secret CIA drone campaign against suspected terrorists in Pakistan may have committed war crimes and should stand trial, a report by a leading human rights group warns. Amnesty International has highlighted the case of a grandmother who was killed while she was …

DOJ To Sue North Carolina Over Voter ID Law, Voting Restrictions

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will sue the state of North Carolina on Monday in an effort to block an array of voting restrictions passed by Republican officials this year, a source briefed on the Justice Department's plans told The Huffington Post.<p>The lawsuit, which will be filed on …

George H.W. Bush serves as witness at same-sex wedding

KENNEBUNK, Maine -- Former President George H.W. Bush was an official witness at the same-sex wedding of two longtime friends, his spokesman said.<p>Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush, attended the ceremony joining Bonnie Clement and Helen Thorgalsen as private citizens and friends on Saturday, said …

South Korean lawmaker charged with plot to overthrow government

South Korean prosecutors have charged a leftwing lawmaker with plotting a pro-North Korea rebellion to overthrow the government.<p>Senior prosecutor Kim Soo-nam told a news conference on Thursday that Lee Seok-ki had been charged with discussing launching strikes on national infrastructure in South …

Australian education minister admits Aboriginal children 'treated like rubbish'

An Australian education minister has admitted Aborigines are being "treated like rubbish" and attend “appalling” schools, including one where the annual excursion is a several hundred mile trip to McDonald’s.<p>Adrian Piccoli, whose state of New South Wales has the largest number of Aboriginal …

Qatar World Cup construction 'will leave 4,000 migrant workers dead'

Qatar's construction frenzy ahead of the 2022 World Cup is on course to cost the lives of at least 4,000 migrant workers before a ball is kicked, the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has claimed.<p>The group has been scrutinising builders' deaths in the Gulf emirate for the past two …

Fukushima Anti-Radiation Fence Has Hole In It, TEPCO Says

Workers at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Thursday spotted a hole in one of the barriers intended to keep radioactive particles contained in the harbour, the operator said.<p>Tokyo Electric Power set up silt fences in the harbour next to the plant, including one covering each outlet at …

'Naming The Dead' Project Aims To Identify Pakistan Drone Strike Victims

A nonprofit organization launched a project on Monday that aims to identify people killed by U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, reportedly in response to Washington's lack of transparency surrounding such attacks.<p>The London-based Bureau for Investigative Journalism announced plans for its "Naming The …

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An Elephant Orphanage in Zambia Struggles Against the Odds

<b>The ongoing slaughter of Africa’s elephants has left tens of thousands of elephants dead.</b><p>Teased out of these numbers are entire families: mothers, aunts, sisters, cousins, fathers, and brothers. Some of them, of course, are babies.<p>In some instances, in fact, it’s the babies the poachers have …

Pictures: Typhoon Lashes Japan

A powerful typhoon struck central Japan, bringing strong winds and heavy rains to prefectures in the Kyoto region.

China Beijing airport explosion suspect tried

<b>China has begun the trial of a man in a wheelchair who detonated an explosive device at Beijing International Airport in July, state media report.</b><p>The man, Ji Zhongxing, said he had been paralysed after being beaten by security agents in China in 2005.<p>No one was killed in the blast, although Mr Ji …

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American Farmers Say They Feed The World, But Do They?

When critics of industrial agriculture complain that today's food production is too big and too dependent on pesticides, that it damages the environment and delivers mediocre food, there's a line that farmers offer in response: We're feeding the world.<p>It's high-tech agriculture's claim to the moral …

Bicycle donation program gets orphans in Kenya up and riding

For a year, Glendale teen Sebouh Bazikian worked to raise $5,000 for 43 new bikes, which went to the Machao Orphanage in Kenya.<p>September 08, 2013|By Kelly Corrigan<p>Sebouh Bazikian, a senior at St. Francis High School in Glendale, poses… (For Time Community News )<p>When Glendale teenager Sebouh …

Japanese man walks home 800 miles after being mugged

A man who was mugged in southern Japan decided to walk more than 800 miles home rather than inconvenience the local police or his family with his predicament, it has been claimed.<p>The man, who has not been named, set out from the city of Kitakyushu after being mugged on August 25 and arrived back at …

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Zimbabwe elephants poisoned by poachers in Hwange

<b>Poachers have used poison to kill 41 elephants in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, an official has told the BBC.</b><p>Zimbabwe Parks spokeswoman Caroline Washaya Moyo said it was suspected that cyanide was used to poison salt pans but tests are still being carried out.<p>She said it was Zimbabwe's worst …

Chad malaria cases hit emergency levels

A tenfold spike in malaria infections in south-east Chad, with many of the severest cases in young children, has triggered an emergency operation by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).<p>The number of reported new cases rose from 1,228 in the first week of August to 14,021 by the end of the month at the …

35 Gorgeous Color Photos Of Russia 100 Years Ago

But he left behind over 2,600 amazing photographs of the Russian Empire he had taken between 1909 and 1915.<p>The Prokudin-Gorskii Collection at the Library of Congress shows the ethnographic and geographic diversity of the vast Russian Empire through images of people, religious architecture, pastoral …

Shell to negotiate over Nigeria oil spill compensation

Royal Dutch Shell faces claims exceeding £100m from local communities in Nigeria, ahead of talks to begin next week over two oil spills dating back to 2008.<p>Much of the oil that leaked into waterways around Bodo in the Niger Delta has yet to be cleared, amid disagreement over how the clean-up …

Minneapolis mayor courts Chicago's gay couples to marry in his city

When it comes to economic development, it is not unusual for some chief executives of states to sneak across a border or two to try to poach some jobs. The usual pitch, however, involves tax breaks, available land and a well-trained workforce.<p>But Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is counting on love to …

Why Cambodian garment workers are striking more this year than any in the past decade

From January through July of this year, Cambodia saw an average of two to three garment industry strikes a week, adding up to more strikes in those seven months than in entire years in the recent past.<p>Just today, some 4,000 workers marched on the capital to protest against SL Garment Processing, a …