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The Things We Did And Said In 2013, According To Facebook

Did you travel in 2013? Perhaps you went to Disneyland. Or maybe you met someone special or watched the Super Bowl. Those moments of commonality are being highlighted by Facebook, which today released its list of the year's most popular topics, events and places.<p>After we spent a few moments …

One In Three Children In The World Have No Birth Certificate

Almost 230 million youngsters under the age of five have no birth certificate, which puts them at a disadvantage for procedural matters and leaves them more vulnerable to abuse.<p>"Birth registration is more than just a right. It's how societies first recognize and acknowledge a child's identity and …

Victims of acid attacks in India saying new law restricting sales being ignored

A gang of young neighborhood men would harass Sonali Mukherjee whenever she left home — taunting her, following her, hissing lewd comments.<p>But Mukherjee, 18 at the time, was not afraid. A sociology student, she stood up to her tormenters. After she threatened to go to the police, they sneaked into …

2 Saudi women arrested for driving

Two Saudi women have been detained by police for driving a car in the country’s capital Riyadh and for refusing to call their male custodians to take them home.<p>The women, Azza Al Shamsi and Baria Al Zubaidi, were spotted by the police as they drove the car near a shopping complex. Azza was behind …

Attractive Teens Get Better Grades In School — But Don't Worry, There's Good News For Unattractive Ones Too!

From the LA Times:<p>A new study undertaken by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Texas at Austin finds that teens rated as good-looking in high school got higher grades and were ultimately more likely to graduate college and get bigger paychecks as …

High School

Probation For Teen Who Killed 4: Here's The Judge's Thinking

The news that a 16-year-old boy from Texas was sentenced this week to 10 years of probation for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed four people has led to many headlines such as this, from <i>Time</i>:<p>"The Affluenza Defense: Judge Rules Rich Kid's Rich Kid-ness Makes Him Not Liable for Deadly …

Air strike in Yemen kills 15 wedding guests mistaken for al-Qaida – officials

Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al-Qaida convoy, local security officials said on Thursday.<p>The officials did not identify the plane in the strike in central al-Bayda province, but tribal and local media sources …

Brazil’s World Cup Raises Fear of Rampant Child Prostitution

Amanda sits curled up on the sofa watching cartoons on television. She will soon turn 14, but her youth belies her past. The young girl has suffered …

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One Year After Newtown, Still No Answer To 'Why'

As Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy sped from Hartford to Newtown nearly a year ago, the death toll kept rising. When he arrived on the scene, he found himself in charge — and it fell to him to answer the question: How long should family members have to wait to learn that their loved ones were …

'Monster' leashed: Smirking child molester jailed for 145 years

A Wisconsin man who smirked while being admonished by a judge for recording himself sexually assaulting six young children was sentenced to the maximum 145 years in prison.<p>Alexander R. Richter, 30, of Racine, had just apologized for molesting a 2-year-old girl and five other young children. He also …

Sandy Hook in Pictures One Year Later

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At least four killed in suspected bomb attack in Nairobi

At least four people have been killed in a suspected bomb attack in Nairobi.<p>Police said a device exploded in a crowded minibus as it headed towards the city centre.<p>Benson Kibue, chief of police in Nairobi, said Saturday that the minibus was travelling from the Eastleigh suburb of Nairobi to the …

Colorado shooting victim is great student, avid horse lover

The 17-year-old senior in a coma after being shot point-blank at a Colorado high school was described by her family as a “woman of principle” and by a fellow student as “amazing and so sweet.”<p>Claire Esther Davis is a senior at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo.<p>She was wounded Friday when …

Why French Troops Are Intervening In Africa — Again

Once again, French television screens are full of images of joyous Africans welcoming French troops.<p>In January, the French military intervened in Mali to help liberate large swaths of the country from radical jihadists. Now, for the second time this year, France has sent troops into an African …

More dead as unrest continues in Bangladesh

At least four more deaths have been reported in Bangladesh as riots continue to surge following the execution of top opposition leader, Abdul Quader Molla.<p>Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina vowed to crack down on the violence on Sunday as opposition supporters torched houses and fought battles with …

Indian women won't be safe until society changes, says gang-rape victim's father

On the anniversary of the Delhi gang-rape and murder which shamed India, the victim's father says nothing has changed and his family is still searching for justice<p>Women in India will never be safe until society changes its attitudes, the father of the Delhi gang-rape victim said on the anniversary …

India

Syria conflict: 'Barrel bombs' dropped on Aleppo

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1037000/1037032_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524675947_8633187b3967f8d3bda32ef8b4f368bf<p><b>Syrian government aircraft have dropped barrels laden with explosives on rebel areas of the northern city of Aleppo, opposition activists say.</b><p>The …

Father sticks by son accused of killing family

Of the 30 mass killings in 2013, 13 involved family members. Raymond Green's schizophrenic son is accused of murdering four loved ones. But his father sticks by him.<p>OKLAHOMA CITY — Raymond Green doesn't regret letting his 40-year-old son live at his home, even after his beloved "Danny" allegedly …