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The tar sands horror story you weren’t supposed to hear

Toxic emissions forced a family out of their home — and Big Oil tried to buy their silence<p>The oil industry was willing to pay big money to keep this one quiet. Instead, ThinkProgress has the heartbreaking story of a family forced out of Alberta by the exploitation of Canada's oil sands (the ones …

Toxic smog threatens millions of Chinese lives

One of China's leading lung specialists says Beijing must act fast to save lives by closing polluting factories and improving fuel quality<p>Millions of lives will be unnecessarily lost to soaring rates of respiratory disease and lung cancer unless the Chinese government takes determined action …

Pollution

Passenger On Hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Plane Describes The Flight On Reddit

The Rome-bound flight, which took off from Addis Ababa, landed safely and the hijacker surrendered himself to local authorities, saying he took over the plane to seek asylum in Switzerland.<p>Providing a photo of his luggage tag from the flight as proof that he was indeed on the plane, the 25-year-old …

Airlines

Pregnant teenager alleging gang-rape charged with adultery in Sudan

Ethopian teenager says she was raped by seven men last August, and now faces possible sentence of death by stoning<p>A pregnant teenager who says she was gang-raped has been charged with adultery in Sudan, and faces a possible sentence of death by stoning. The country's judiciary has received millions …

Iraq violence: Almost 50 killed in car bomb wave

<b>At least 49 people have been killed in a wave of car bombs in the Iraqi cities of Baghdad and Hilla, officials say.</b><p>The blasts come a day after at least 23 people were killed in bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital.<p>Last month, more than 1,000 people were killed in attacks which mostly hit Shia and …

Extremism

Life in a North Korean Labor Camp: ‘No Thinking … Just Fear’

SEOUL, South Korea -- An orphan who was caught trying to escape from North Korea told NBC News how he was "treated like an animal" in one of the country's notorious labor camps.<p>The head of a United Nations panel on Monday said atrocities committed by North Korea against its own people were …

North Korea

S. Korea roof collapse kills 10 at college meeting

Emergency staff worked through the night to pull people from beneath debris, twisted metal.<p>SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A resort auditorium's roof loaded down with snow and rain collapsed during a welcoming ceremony for South Korean university freshmen, killing 10 and injuring more than 100, officials …

Inside The Ethiopian Airlines Hijacking Terror

A desperate co-pilot locked himself in the cockpit and diverted his Boeing 767 to Switzerland with 164 people aboard—the eighth such hijacking on …

Associated Press News

George Zimmerman Says He Lives in Constant Fear, Has PTSD

George Zimmerman, the Florida man acquitted of murdering teenager Trayvon Martin, says he lives in constant fear and suffers from post-traumatic …

George Zimmerman

Uganda President To Sign Law That Jails Gays For Life

"He will ascend the bill. This bill is very popular both within the parliament and Ugandan society. The president is under strong domestic pressure to sign the bill," Ofwono Opondo said.<p>The Ugandan anti-gay bill cruised through parliament in December after its architects agreed to drop an extremely …

LGBTQI

Associated Press News

China training for ‘short, sharp war’, says senior US naval officer

China has been training for a “short, sharp war” against Japan in the East China Sea, a senior US military officer has claimed, in comments that …

Associated Press News

Thailand's prime minister denies corruption charge

<b>Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has issued a statement denying charges of corruption in connection with a controversial rice purchase scheme.</b><p>Thailand's anti-corruption commission said on Tuesday that it would charge her for her role in the scheme.<p>If found guilty she could be forced …

Yingluck Shinawatra

South and North Korean relatives reunited – in pictures

North and South Korean family members separated since the 1950-53 Korean war have met in the first reunion ceremonies for three years. Reunions are being held at North Korea’s Kumgang Mountain resort

New Highly Radioactive Leak At Fukushima Plant

* Worst radioactive water leak at Fukushima since last August<p>* Utility says water unlikely to have reached ocean<p>* Tepco strongly criticised for reaction to 2011 meltdowns (Adds company quote, radiation measurement, more details)<p>TOKYO, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear …