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Letter threatening genocide sent to several US mosques

Several more mosques in the United States have reported receiving hate-filled letters from California that warned Muslims to leave the country or face genocide.<p>The identical letters postmarked from the Los Angeles area have now shown up at mosques throughout California and in Ohio, Michigan, Rhode …

Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi wins Nobel prize in medicine

A Japanese professor has won the 2016 Nobel prize for medicine or physiology for his discovery of how cells break down and recycle their content, which could lead to a better understanding of a range of diseases, including cancer, Parkinson's and type 2 diabetes.<p>"[Yoshinori] Ohsumi's discoveries …

Report finds British troops let Iraqi teenager drown

A judge in the UK has condemned four British troops for the killing of an Iraqi teenager in 2003 in the city of Basra.<p>The soldiers had displayed "a manifest disregard of life" when they forced 15-year-old Ahmed Jabbar Kareem Ali into a canal in Basra where he drowned, Judge George Newman said on …

Tragedies to question, tragedies to ignore | Gun violence

In December 2012, my three-year-old was enrolled in preschool, my eight-year-old at a neighbouring elementary school. I'd spent the autumn dropping them off in the morning against the brilliant backdrop of falling leaves, and with winter then upon us, the trees stood lined with enough frost to make …

Israel draft law allows jail for Palestinians aged 12

An Israeli ministerial committee has approved a law sharply criticised by human rights groups as it would allow the imprisonment of Palestinian children as young as 12.<p>Authorised by Israel's Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday, the bill could enable Israel to impose jail terms for …

Several babies found dead in German apartment

The bodies of eight babies have been found at an apartment in a small Bavarian town, police have said. This is the latest such discovery to have shocked the German public in recent times.<p>Police said on Friday that the find was made on Thursday afternoon in the town of Wallenfels, halfway between …

Poll: 53% Israelis support extrajudicial killings

Some 53 percent of Israelis have expressed support for the extrajudicial killings of alleged Palestinian attackers on the spot, even after their arrest and when they "no longer pose a threat", according to a new poll.<p>Israeli forces kill 72-year-old Palestinian woman<p>Published by the Israel Democracy …

Rape used as a weapon in Myanmar to ignite fear | Humanitarian crises

It started with the allegation of a rape.<p>A Buddhist woman, Phyu Phyu Min, filed a police report in Myanmar's second largest city, Mandalay, charging that two Muslim co-workers raped her. Before long, a local website picked the story up.<p>"It started from a website called Thit Htoo Lwin with a story …

Paranoia fuels mistaken identity killings in Israel

Israeli soldiers have shot dead a Jewish Israeli man mistaken for a Palestinian attacker less than a week after an Eritrean refugee - also mistaken for a Palestinian attacker - was murdered.<p>A sense of paranoia has gripped Israel and the occupied territories in recent weeks amid renewed violence …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

12 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Everyone Should Be Eating (and Drinking!)

Try these natural ways to combat inflammation.<p>Most of us have searched for the 'diet' that will help us age with grace, prevent disease, lose weight, and optimize our overall health and wellness. But there could be a hidden problem that we are not addressing. A problem that could be causing …

Zimbabwe workers in shock over mass dismissals | Zimbabwe

<b>Bulawayo, Zimbabwe -</b> A stately portrait of President Robert Mugabe looks over a room packed full of former railway employees demanding their salary arrears and termination benefits.<p>As lunchtime approaches, the dismissed workers grow restless and Gilbert Ndlovu, the grey-haired human resources …

French troops suspended over Burkina Faso child abuse

France has suspended two of its soldiers over allegations that they sexually abused children in Burkina Faso, and asked authorities there to "quickly return" the military suspects, according to the French government.<p>"Two French soldiers on mission in Burkina Faso were suspected... of engaging in …

CAR to sue French soldiers over alleged sex crimes

The Central African Republic will take legal action against the French soldiers accused of raping children in exchange for food at a refugee camp, the country's justice minister has said.<p>"Legal action will be pursued ... These are still very serious acts," said Justice Minister Aristide Sokambi on …

Cambodians mark 40 years since Khmer Rouge takeover

Survivors have marked 40 years to the day since the Khmer Rouge marched on Phnom Penh, ending a civil war but heralding an era that would kill a quarter of Cambodians and leave the capital a ghost town.<p>A few hundred people, including monks and elderly regime survivors, gathered early on Friday at …

On Sudan's front lines, suffering and death | Humanitarian crises

<b>Nuba Mountains, Sudan -</b> You cannot drive into Um Serdiba. Vehicles risk being spied by war planes overhead whose pilots can radio a base in nearby government-controlled Kadugli, prompting a barrage of artillery fire.<p>Instead, everyone walks in and out six kilometres in 43 degree Celsius heat. The …

Thousands join burial of slain Muslim students in US

At least 5,000 people have joined the funeral services for three young Muslim students gunned down in the US state of North Carolina, in what family members said could be a "hate crime".<p>The crowd for Thursday's funeral in the state capital Raleigh was so large it had to be moved from a mosque to a …

Worshippers killed in Peshawar mosque attack

A Taliban attack on a Shia mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed at least 20 people and injured more than 65 others, government officials say.<p>At least four suicide bombers, wearing security forces uniforms, hit the Imamia mosque during Friday prayers, officials and …

Chapel Hill mourners demand justice for killings

<b>CHAPEL HILL, NC -</b> Namee Barakat, the father of one of the three slain students killed in their home in the college town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has said he believes the murders of his son, his daughter-in-law and her sister were motivated by hate, and that the killer acted …

Ms. Marvel helps rid San Francisco buses of Islamophobia

A street artist has enlisted the help of Ms. Marvel to rid San Francisco's buses of Islamophobia.<p>Ads on the city's mass transit that compare Islam to …

French comedian to go on trial for condoning terrorism

A French comedian charged with condoning terrorism is set to go on trial over a Facebook comment, in which he is accused of expressing support for Ahmedy Coulibaly, a gunman who killed four hostages and a policewoman in January.<p>Dieudonne Mbala told a Paris court on Wednesday that he condemned last …

Charlie Hebdo attacker buried in secret

Officials in a city east of Paris have said one of the brothers who carried out the massacre at the office of satirical weekly newspaper <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> has been buried in the town of Reims, despite objections from local authorities.<p>The mayor told French television that Said Kouachi was buried quietly …

Niger death toll rises after cartoon protests

The president of Niger says at least 10 people have been killed in two days of violent protests over a French publication's cartoon depicting Prophet Muhammad.<p>President Mahamadou Issoufou said that five people died after demonstrations in the capital city of Niamey on Saturday. The victims were …

Anti-Charlie Hebdo protest held in Chechnya

Tens of thousands of people have rallied at a state-sponsored protest in Russia's Muslim North Caucasus region of Chechnya against the publication of Prophet Muhammad cartoons in the wake of attacks in France.<p>"This is a protest against those who support the publication of caricatures of the Prophet …

US general backs Israel on Gaza casualties

The highest-ranking US military officer has said that Israel went to "extraordinary lengths" to limit civilian casualties in the recent war in Gaza that killed hundreds of Palestinians, mostly civilians.<p>Army General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledged recent …

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In Pictures: Gaza Devastation

Displaced Palestinians across the Gaza Strip took advantage of a brief ceasefire on Friday to inspect their homes. But the lull in fighting was short-lived - within two hours, the truce collapsed with Israel and Hamas blaming each other for violating the agreement.<p>Thousands of buildings have been …

Israel strikes university in Gaza City

Israeli aircraft have struck a major university and other targets in the Gaza Strip as troops continued their military campaign on the Palestinian enclave for a 26th day.<p>A large part of the Islamic University in Gaza City was damaged by Saturday morning’s air strike.<p>Glass from broken windows and …

Palestinian youths 'executed' in Gaza town

Israel and Palestinian groups are blaming each other for violating a 72-hour truce that broke down just hours after coming into effect on Friday.<p>An Al Jazeera team arrived at Khuzaa in Khan Younis to find people retrieving decomposing bodies from homes.<p>Witnesses said six youths had been taken to a …

Oven-Baked Espresso-, Cocoa-, and Chili-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs Recipe

<b>Read more: Effortless Oven-Baked Espresso, Cocoa, and Chili-Rubbed Baby Back Ribs</b><p>Ingredients1/4 cup finely ground espresso beans1/4 cup ground chili powder, such as ancho2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder2 teaspoons smoked Spanish paprika1 tablespoon kosher salt1 tablespoon dried oregano1 1/2 …