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Iraq executes 26 men on 'terrorism' charges

<b>Iraq has executed 26 people convicted of "terrorism" offences, according to officials.</b><p>The deaths came despite international criticism of the country's increasing use of capital punishment.<p>The justice ministry said Adel al-Mashhadani - allegedly a leader of a local Sunni militia known as Sahwa - was …

Victims of priest sex abuse say they'll push Chicago Archdiocese to release more documents

Victims of childhood sexual abuse by priests vowed to keep pushing for more information on how allegations were handled by the Archdiocese of Chicago and other Catholic orders, and are encouraging other victims to come forward.<p>More than 6,000 pages of internal church documents posted online Tuesday …

Suspect in deadly Purdue shooting was a teaching assistant at the school

An undergraduate teaching assistant fatally shot a colleague Tuesday inside the basement of an engineering building on Purdue University's West Lafayette, Ind., campus, authorities said.<p>Cody Cousins, 23, specifically targeted the victim, a fellow teaching assistant, and immediately surrendered to …

US psychology body declines to rebuke member in Guantánamo torture case

America’s professional association of psychologists has quietly declined to rebuke one of its members, a retired US army reserve officer, for his role in one of the most brutal interrogations known to have to taken place at Guantánamo Bay, the Guardian has learned.<p>The decision not to pursue any …

W.H. group tackles campus assault

The Obama administration is beefing up a commitment to combating sexual violence on college campuses with the creation of a new task force and release of a new report Wednesday from the White House Council on Women and Girls.<p>Nearly one in five women have been raped in their lifetimes, and alcohol …

President Obama Takes On Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

The White House is tak­ing ac­tion on one of the ma­jor threats on the na­tion’s col­lege cam­puses: sexu­al as­sault.<p>Pres­id­ent Obama signed a …

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How A Little Chill In The Air Could Help You Lose Weight

When it comes to tackling obesity, eating right and staying active are usually the way to go. But a research team in the Netherlands says there's an environmental factor that might help and that is often overlooked: the cold.<p>We're not talking bone-chilling temperatures that'll make you shiver …

Exclusive: Wife of Slain Moviegoer Details Flash Attack: His Death Was 'So Unnecessary'

The wife of the Florida man shot to death in a movie theater after texting with his daughter's babysitter says there were no threatening words …

Morocco Amends Rape-Marriage Law

The FBI Is Interviewing People in the Chris Christie Scandal Subplot

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to multiple reports, the FBI questioned aides to Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, who confirmed …

Guards May be Responsible For Half of Prison Sexual Assaults

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A new Justice Department study shows that allegations of sex abuse in the nation's prisons and jails …

Indian Village Elders Accused Of Ordering Gang Rape

Atrocious instances of gang rape over the past year or so have shaken India, but the one this week in West Bengal has a particularly sinister twist.<p>An all-male village tribunal, said to be upset that a 20-year old tribal woman had fallen in love with a man outside the community, is alleged to have …

Life-Support Battle Over Pregnant Texas Woman Heads To Court

The case of the Texas woman, 22 weeks pregnant and being kept on life-support machines at a Forth Worth hospital against her husband's wishes, goes before a judge in North Texas on Friday.<p>Marlise Munoz has been on respirators and ventilators since she was found unconscious in her home in November, …

Two killed in Frankfurt courthouse attack

Two men have been killed in a shooting and stabbing at a court complex in Frankfurt in what may have been a revenge attack, authorities said.<p>Frankfurt prosecutors said the case appeared to be linked to the fatal stabbing of a car dealer near Frankfurt in 2007, which the court was considering this …

Inside the CIA's Secret Polish Torture Site

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A new report by <i>The Washington Post</i> digs deep into one of the CIA's most important "black sites," a …

Texas hospital acknowledges brain-dead status of pregnant woman

The hospital keeping a pregnant Texas woman on life support, against her families wishes, acknowledged for the first time on Friday that she is brain-dead and that the fetus in her body is not viable.<p>Marlise Munoz has remained on life support for the past two months because John Peter Smith …

5 days of school shootings, lockdowns, scares jolt U.S. campuses

Every day this week a shooting, lockdown or scare jolted five campuses across the nation.<p><b>5) Friday:</b><p>South Carolina State Universitywas locked down for several hours Friday afternoon after a fatal shooting outside a dormitory left one student dead. Authorities are searching for at least four suspects …

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Afghanistan: Four dead in suicide attack on Kabul army bus

At least four people including Afghan soldiers and a woman have been killed in a suicide bomb attack against an army minibus in Kabul.<p>The toll is likely to rise as more than 20 people were injured according to the government, which said the vehicle had been taking people to work.<p>The Taliban have …

Crocodile suspected of snatching missing boy in Australia

A crocodile is believed to have taken a 12-year-old boy after attacking his friend as they swam in a water hole in a popular outback tourist destination in northern Australia.<p>Police believe the missing boy was snatched by a crocodile as he and a number of other boys swam at Mudginberri Billabong in …

Indian rape victim under police protection

A woman who said she was raped on the orders of village elders has been placed under police protection, along with her family, and will be relocated after being ostracised by villagers following the attack.<p>Officials said on Sunday that the 22-year-old, who was raped last week by 13 men in the …

Penn State student arrested for constructing 'weapons of mass destruction'

A Russian college student in Pennsylvania was charged with unlawful possession of 'weapons of mass destruction' and risking catastrophe on Friday, according to authorities.<p>Penn State Altoona student Vladislav Miftakhov, 18, was arrested Friday after Altoona police found homemade bombs and …