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Charles Ramsey on Life After Famous Rescue of Cleveland Girls

Charles Ramsey, the Cleveland man who helped free three kidnapped Cleveland women from a decade-long captivity last year, answered questions today on …

Beijing's smog police outgunned in China's war on pollution

BEIJING (Reuters) - Environmental inspectors in Beijing are scrambling to keep pace with a rising number of cases as the city tries to impose tough new standards on thousands of polluting firms, highlighting the growing logistical problems facing China’s war on smog.<p>The China Central Television …

Searchers recover more bodies from sunken South Korean ferry

Divers recovered five more bodies Wednesday from the wreck of the Sewol, the South Korean ferry that sank last month with hundreds of people on board.<p>The latest retrievals bring the number of people confirmed dead in the disaster to 281, the South Korean government said. A further 23 people remain …

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US, South Korean health experts team up to contain North Korean pandemic risk

North Korea’s inflammatory rhetoric and atomic weapons testing aren't the only concerns for U.S. officials, as an even bigger threat than nuclear Armageddon may be lurking within the communist nation’s borders: The threat of deadly disease.<p>In 2010, a report from Amnesty International painted a grim …

Millions driven from homes by civic violence: report

GENEVA (Reuters) - A record 33.3 million people around the world were internally displaced by conflict in their countries at the end of last year, 16 percent or 4.5 million up on 2012, an international report said on Wednesday.<p>The report by the Norwegian Refugee Council said nearly two thirds of …

Record Bid Captures 100 Carat Yellow Diamond

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Hurricane hiatus: Will the USA's luck run out this year?

Will this be the year the USA's luck runs out?<p>With the Atlantic hurricane season starting June 1, the nation is enjoying two record streaks for a lack of hurricanes: It's been nine years since the last hit from a "major" hurricane and also nine years since a hurricane of any sort hit Florida, …

3-D Printed Hand Lets Haitian Boy Play Catch for First Time

A 12-year-old boy born without fingers has become Haiti's first recipient of a 3-D printed prosthesis, enabling him to play catch with his friends for the first time.<p>Stevenson Joseph, who has lived at an orphanage since he was abandoned at the age of 3, had little hope of treatment in a country …

Arkansas gay marriages end, for now, after ruling

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to put on hold a ruling that overturned the state's constitutional ban on …

Turkish Government Official Accused of Kicking Man at Mine Protest

<b>UPDATE: May 15, 2014 at 7:34 a.m. ET</b> — Yusuf Yerkel acknowledged it is him in the photo and he plans to make a statement.<p>Turkish media, backed by …

The World Is Full of Holocaust Deniers

A new survey suggests that many Asians, Africans, Middle Easterners, young people, Muslims, and Hindus believe that facts about the genocide have been distorted.<p>Only 54 percent of the world's population has heard of the Holocaust.<p><i>54 percent</i>.<p>This is the most staggering statistic in a new survey by …

Holder condemns ‘excessive’ solitary confinement on children with disabilities

Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday condemned the “excessive” use of solitary confinement in juvenile facilities across the country, …

Cal State San Marcos evacuated; structures burn in Carlsbad

A new wildfire in San Diego County forced the evacuation of Cal State San Marcos on Wednesday as crews battled a series of other blazes that had taxed firefighting resources to the point that officials declared a local emergency.<p>The university, which has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students, …

Venezuela detains dozens of anti-government protesters

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Thai protesters killed in grenade attack

Two anti-government protesters were killed and 21 were wounded in a gun and grenade attack in Bangkok,<br>medical officials and police told AFP news agency, stoking fears of wider political violence in the crisis-hit kingdom.<p>Police said two M79 grenades were launched into a protest site at the city's …

Hundreds of Syrians return to Homs to find a city of death

After two years of seige, residents return to see the devastation left by the war<p>Hundreds of Syrians streamed into the city they once called home on Friday to see for the first time the apocalyptic destruction wreaked on Homs during two years of siege.<p>Returning to their neighbourhood a day after …

British servicemen 'pose with dead Taliban fighter'

Photographs have emerged appearing to show two members of the RAF with their thumbs up next to a bloodied corpse<p>Two British servicemen have been sent home from Afghanistan after pictures of a pair of men apparently giving a thumbs-up sign next to the body of a dead insurgent appeared online.<p>Two …

'Iconic' Mondrian painting could break world record

Rare painting could become the most expensive Mondrian ever sold after being put up for auction for the first time<p>To the uneducated eye, it may look like little more than a blank canvas with a few inches of primary colour, but this painting could soon become the most expensive Mondrian ever …

Bus plunges down gorge in northern India, killing at least 17 people

Seventeen people have died after a bus plunged off a mountain road in the Himalayan foothills in northern India.<p>Passengers were travelling in darkness when the bus fell 300 metres and smashed into pieces at the bottom of a gorge in Chamoli district, in the state of Uttarakhand.<p>Disaster management …

Boy Battling Cancer Gets 2,000 Birthday Cards From Around The World, Can't Stop Smiling

What's better than one birthday card? Two thousand of them, of course.<p>And few know that better than Max, a young boy in Boston, whose friend, Bennett, was diagnosed with leukemia two years ago. As part of an effort to make Bennett's birthday a bit more special, reports WCVB, Max went on a mission …

Families of 9/11 victims protest against move of remains to New York museum

Family members of victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks protested in New York on Saturday, against the moving of unidentified remains of those killed at the World Trade Centre to the memorial that now stands on the site.<p>The remains, which will be held in an underground repository at the National …