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Millions of Chinese Are Calling for an End to the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Hei-hei is 3 years old. She loves snoozing spread-eagled on her back, playing with a football, and sausages. She hates early morning exercise and, …

China

Omar Mateen: Orlando killer's ex-wife says he beat her and held her hostage

Omar Mateen’s former wife says the man responsible for America’s deadliest ever mass shooting was physically abusive towards her, had mental health issues and was “obviously disturbed, deeply, and traumatised”.<p>Sitora Yusifiy was married to Mateen for four months in 2009 until her family was forced …

Associated Press News

Mel Gibson’s ‘Passion Of The Christ’ Sequel Gets Some Assistance From Twitter

In a world where a huge percentage of Hollywood films are adaptations, remakes, or sequels, it shouldn’t be a surprise at all that Mel Gibson is working on a sequel to his 2004 film <i>The Passion of the Christ.</i> After the major movie studios passed on it because Gibson insisted it be done in Aramaic …

Film Industry

Russian hooligans were savage and organised, say England fans

Some were disguised in English club shirts and equipped with gumshields and truncheons for violence in Marseille<p>England fans embroiled in violence in Marseille on Saturday night have said groups of Russian hooligans launched “savage coordinated attacks” around the city, disguised in English club …

The world's 15 most peaceful countries – which nation has been number one for seven years?

Tesla Model X review – is this the family car of the future?

The Model X marks Tesla’s second major launch. Based on the Model S hatchback, it is a fully electric SUV with show-stopping Falcon Wing rear doors and a range from a single charge of up to 350 miles in official test cycles.<p>As with the Model S, it is available in a range of power outputs, with each …

Eritrea commits crimes against humanity, UN says

Eritrea's government is guilty of committing crimes against humanity since independence a quarter-century ago with up to 400,000 people "enslaved", the UN said on Wednesday.<p>Inside Story - When mutiny came to Eritrea<p>The crimes committed since 1991 include imprisonment, enforced disappearance, …

European churches say growing flock of Muslim refugees are converting

Anecdotal evidence suggests rising pattern of Muslims becoming Christians, with some churches conducting mass baptisms<p>A growing number of Muslim refugees in Europe are converting to Christianity, according to churches, which have conducted mass baptisms in some places.<p>Reliable data on conversions …

Religion

Hong Kong Vigil Remembers the Tiananmen Square Massacre

Tens of thousands of flickering candles lit up Hong Kong’s Victoria Park on Saturday night local time as people gathered to commemorate the 27th …

Hong Kong

PHOTOS: Chinese Buddhist Monk Is Mummified And Covered In Gold

In the southeastern Chinese city of Quanzhou, a well-known Buddhist monk named Fu Hou has been mummified and encased in gold leaf.<p>According to The Associated Press, it's "a practice reserved for holy men in some areas with strong Buddhist traditions" and was done to honor Fu Hou's dedication to the …

Iran Might Still Outwit the Saudis on Oil

Iran's oil exports are growing much more quickly than analysts predicted back in January when sanctions were eased. If the recovery continues at its …

Game of Thrones’ 35 most shocking deaths, ranked by shockingness!

<b>SPOILER WARNING (LIKE, LOTS)</b><p>Excited for season six of <i>Game of Thrones</i>? We are (da da da da...). As we prep for the premiere—and the answer to <i>the</i> …

The ancient Persian god that may be at the heart of ‘Game of Thrones’

The sixth season of HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones," starting this weekend, will likely bring into focus an important historical element from the fictive universe of George R. R. Martin's novels, upon which the television show is largely based: the legend of Azor Ahai.<p>(To be clear, WorldViews is …

Far-Right wins first round of Austrian presidential election

The far-Right moved a step closer to seizing the Austrian presidency on Sunday night, in an election result that will send shockwaves through Europe.<p>Norbert Hofer, the gun-toting candidate of the Freedom Party (FPÖ), won almost twice as many votes as his nearest rival.<p>Mr Hofer, who ran on an …

Norwegian Mass Killer Wins Human Rights Case Over Prison Conditions

Anders Breivik, the right-wing extremist who killed 77 people in Norway nearly five years ago, has been treated inhumanely in prison, a Norwegian district court has ruled.<p>Breivik is being held in solitary confinement at Skien prison. He has access to three cells with "video game consoles, a …

Cool It With The Sushi, The Bluefin Tuna Population Is Down 97 Percent

Yeah, we get it. Sushi is delicious. We Americans love it so much that we’ve started to turn it into burrito and burger form, and we’re not judging—it’s just that, at some point, the fish are going to run out. Or, more specifically, the Bluefin tuna are going to run out. Last January, after a …

Fish

Iran bars female MP for 'shaking hands with unrelated man'

Reformist politician Minoo Khaleghi denies the handshake, which would be illegal under country’s Islamic law<p>A newly elected female MP in Iran is to be barred from entering the next parliament apparently because she is alleged to have shaken hands with an unrelated man during a trip abroad.<p>Minoo …