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Violent rape just one of many disasters for Rohingya refugees

Aerlyn Pfeil knows about rape. She’s worked with victims of sexual violence in South Sudan, Somalia and Papua New Guinea.<p>But Pfeil has never seen anything like the sexual abuse victims in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.<p>“I’ve never had a population talk so freely about the assault that …

British embassy worker found dead, believed strangled, in Beirut

Local police suggest Rebecca Dykes, whose body was reportedly found on the side of a motorway, was murdered<p>A woman who worked at the UK embassy in Beirut has been found dead.<p>The body of Rebecca Dykes was reportedly found on the side of a motorway in the early hours of Saturday morning. The …

Extremism

Texas man admits to beheading wife in front of children, storing head in freezer

A Texas man was sentenced to 52 years in prison on Friday after he admitted to decapitating his wife in front of her children.<p>David Dauzat, 24, pleaded guilty to the 2016 death of his wife, Natasha Dauzat, 21, who was found with dozens of stab wounds. Dauzat agreed to the plea deal after Natasha’s …

Toronto Buzzes With Talk of Billionaire Couple’s Suspicious Death

TORONTO — Barry Sherman, a Canadian billionaire, generic-drug mogul and philanthropist, once promised that the autobiography he was writing would be a page-turner, packed with stories of intrigue, duplicity and outright corruption by his competition.<p>The last chapter was without doubt the most …

Fundraising

Labour caught up in sexual harassment scandal as MP is accused of pestering official to ‘come back to my hotel’

A Labour MP who allegedly pestered a young female official to "come back to my hotel" after blocking her from getting into a taxi is not facing an investigation after the party said the incident was not sexual harassment.<p>Labour's ruling body, the National Executive Committee, failed to interview …

Sexual Harassment

Thousands in China watch as 10 people sentenced to death in sport stadium

A court in China has sentenced 10 people to death, mostly for drug-related crimes, in front of thousands of onlookers before taking them away for execution.<p>The 10 people were executed immediately after the sentencing in Lufeng in southern Guangdong province, just 160km (100 miles) from Hong Kong, …

China

Inquiry into French school bus crash under way

French authorities investigating how a train was able to smash into a school bus at a level crossing are trying to ascertain whether the railroad barriers were open or closed when the accident occurred.<p>State prosecutor Xavier Tarrabeaux said on Friday that most witnesses had told investigators the …

Railroads

Judge Alex Kozinski, accused of sexual misconduct, resigns

<b>(CNN) —</b> A well-known federal judge has resigned Monday after multiple former clerks and junior staffers came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against him.<p>Judge Alex Kozinski, who for many years served as chief judge on the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, will resign immediately, …

Justice

Romania: Judges hold protests over legal system changes

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Hundreds of Romanian judges and prosecutors took part in protests around the country Monday to show their opposition to …

Death threats haunt Miss Iraq in wake of selfie controversy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nearly a month ago, Sarah Idan was in a hand-beaded Swarovski crystal gown representing Iraq in the Miss Universe pageant. It was the first time in 45 years that Iraq had a contestant in the pageant.<p>"I was on cloud nine, I had been dreaming of that forever," said Idan, 27, an aspiring …

Middle East

Who were the Texas church shooting victims?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Many of them had known each other for years. That's no surprise in a small town like Sutherland Springs, Texas, where lives intersect daily on the street, at school and in church.<p>On Sunday when Devin Kelley walked into the First Baptist Church with an assault rifle, authorities say he took …

American troops caught in deadly Niger ambush told to proceed despite mission concerns

The operation in Niger that led to the death of four American soldiers was not a reconnaissance mission, as initially described by U.S. officials, …

New York Terrorist Attack: Truck Driver Kills Eight in Lower Manhattan

Eight people were killed and about a dozen more were injured Tuesday when a motorist in a rented pickup truck deliberately drove down a bike path in lower Manhattan and mowed down several people before crashing into a school bus. Officials said it was a terrorist attack — the deadliest in New York …