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British-Iranian woman sentenced to a year in prison in Tehran for wanting to watch volleyball

Ghoncheh Ghavami, a British woman with Iranian citizenship, has been sentenced to serve a year in prison for attending a men's volleyball game<p>A British-Iranian has been sentenced by a court in Tehran to spend a year in prison as punishment for trying to attend a men’s volleyball match.<p>Ghoncheh …

Virgin Galactic space plane's re-entry system activated early, say investigators

Photograph: Kenneth Brown/Reuters<p>A combination of photos show Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo as it detached from the jet aeroplane that carried it aloft and then broke …

Little People Describe Sex With Average-Sized People

[There was a video here]<p>Finally, there are answers to the question that inevitably comes up when I watch <i>Little Women L.A.</i> with someone else and one …

4-Year-Old Banned From Donut Shop for Asking Woman If She's Pregnant

A curious kid has reportedly been banned from a Monroe, Conn., donut shop because he asked another customer whether she was pregnant. She was not. …

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July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap For Mankind

At 10:56 p.m. EDT Neil Armstrong is ready to plant the first human foot on another world. With more than half a billion people watching on …

Apollo 11 Plus 45: President Obama Meets With Astronauts

For the first time, a major anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing was marked at the White House without the mission's commander, Neil Armstrong.<p>Tuesday's 45th-anniversary sitdown in the Oval Office included President Barack Obama and Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, the two …

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Trial of Venezuelan opposition leader opens

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has gone on trial on charges of inciting violence during anti-government protests that ultimately left 43 people dead.<p>Lopez, who says the charges are politically motivated, was transferred before dawn on Wednesday from his military prison on the outskirts …

'Apostasy' woman flies out of Sudan

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1095000/1095721_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524726713_3168fe03a66f26b553c9824f5a68dc6b<p><b>A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has met the Pope.</b><p>Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag flew to Rome …

Islamic militants seize part of Syrian army base

BEIRUT (AP) — Fighters from the extremist Islamic State group on Thursday overran part of an army base in northern Syria, which has been under the …

U.S. Women Accused of Sending Money to Al-Shabaab in Somalia

Two women in the U.S. were charged Wednesday with funneling money to the al Qaeda-linked extremist group al-Shabaab in Somalia, prosecutors said. Muna Osman Jama, 34, of Reston, Virginia, and Hinda Osman Dhirane, 44, of Kent, Washington — have been charged with 20 counts each of providing material …

Norway warned of imminent security threat

Norway's intelligence service says it has been warned of an imminent "concrete threat" against the nation from people with links to fighters in Syria.<p>Benedicte Bjoernland, the head of Norwegian security service PST, said on Thursday the agency had received "reliable information" from a foreign …

Pakistan officials say al Qaeda trainer, not Taliban militant, arrested

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan security officials said on Thursday they had arrested a top militant near the Afghan border but not a Pakistani Taliban leader who colleagues had identified last week as a man who once tried to blow up former president Pervez Musharraf.<p>Security officials said on July …

Christian Meriam Ibrahim Meets Pope Francis After Escaping Sudan

ROME - A mother put on death row for refusing to reject Christianity met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday, just hours after she fled Sudan.<p>Meriam Ibrahim was flown out of the country with her American husband and two young children. She was blessed by the pontiff during a private audience …

European court says CIA ran secret jail in a Polish forest

WARSAW (Reuters) - The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday, piling pressure on Poland, one of Washington’s closest allies, to break its long silence about the global programme for detaining al Qaeda suspects.<p>A barbed wire fence surrounding a …

Libya's rogue general, an ex-CIA asset, vaunts his anti-extremism services

Since denouncing Libya’s anemic central government in February, rogue ex-general Khalifa Haftar has mounted a daring offensive to root out the Muslim Brotherhood and extremist militias from Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi in what he calls “Operation Dignity.”<p>A former CIA asset who has boasted of …

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Answering a different call: Americans who fight for Israel

Daniel Flesch, then a college student at the University of Illinois, had heard too much anti-Israeli sentiment.<p>He had family members who had survived the Holocaust and felt compelled to fight back at what he perceived as a growing level of anti-Semitism in America. So in 2010, he joined Israel's …

UN issues Gaza war crimes warning as flights to Israel resume

The UN has said Israel may have committed war crimes in its offensive against Hamas in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians have been killed in two weeks. In Geneva the UN human rights council voted to launch an international inquiry, with the US opposing the move and 17 countries …

Death tolls mount, airstrikes drop in week 3 of Gaza conflict

At least 16 people were killed and many more were wounded when a U.N. shelter in northern Gaza was hit during Thursday's fighting, officials said.<p>John Ging, director of the U.N.'s Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, confirmed to CNN's Christiane Amanpour that 16 died in the strike. …

Russia says will cooperate with MH17 probe led by Netherlands

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Russia will cooperate with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner a week ago and is satisfied that the Netherlands, rather than Ukraine, is leading the effort, the country’s ambassador to Malaysia said on Thursday.<p>Liudmila Vorobyeva also rejected …

12 children killed as train crashes into school bus in India

Twelve children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said.<p>The bus driver also died while another 16 children ages 7 to 14 were injured and hospitalized, said police officer Ravi Nallamala.<p>They were on their way to …

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Dozens killed in Taiwan plane crash

More than 40 people have been killed after a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed while trying to make an emergency landing in typhoon-hit Taiwan.<p>TransAsia Airways flight GE222 was carrying 58 people when it crashed into houses near Magong airport on the Penghu island chain after requesting a …

Attack on bus in Iraq kills 51 prisoners, nine police

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A shooting and bombing attack on a bus near Baghdad killed 52 prisoners and nine policemen on Thursday, Ministry of Justice sources said, as politicians faced pressure to form a power-sharing government that can tackle a Sunni insurgency.<p>People look at a burnt bus in Taji, north …

More MH17 bodies return to Netherlands as EU mulls Russia sanctions

Latest developments as Malaysia Airlines crash victims' bodies continue to arrive in Eindhoven and discussions over Russia sanctions continue in Brussels<p>Dozens more bodies from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are set to arrive in the Netherlands on Thursday, as the EU prepares to …

Arizona Botches an Execution, Then Gets the Prisoner's Name Wrong

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Arizona inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood was executed today on Wednesday, but like another similar …