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Man dies in Taiwan after 3-day online gaming binge

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> A 32-year-old man was found dead in an Internet cafe in Taiwan after a marathon three-day gaming binge, the island's second death of an online gamer this year.<p>The man, surnamed Hsieh, entered the cafe in Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second largest city, on January 6, Jennifer Wu, a police …

Hong Kong

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why I Have Mixed Feelings About MLK Day

I have mixed emotions about Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For me, it’s a time of hopeful celebration — but also of cautionary vigilance. I celebrate an …

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History

Ukraine crisis: Is the noose around Putin tightening?

<b>The Kremlin is a very different seat of power from 10 Downing Street, the Elysee Palace or the Washington White House.</b><p>The word Kremlin means "fortress".<p>For hundreds of years, that is exactly what it has been, with high walls, towers and a moat; besieged by foreign invaders, from the Polish army in …

Putin, Poroshenko agree Ukraine truce holding: Kiev

"The two heads of state noted (in a phone call) that the ceasefire regime was generally being observed. Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin discussed ways to make the ceasefire hold," the Ukrainian president's office said in a statement, after the rebels and government forces accused the other of …

In Ukraine flashpoint cities, residents doubt lasting peace

"It's only a matter of time (before the truce is broken) because our Russian 'brothers' won't stop until they finish their dirty work," Alexei Maximov, a metal factory worker in the strategic port city of Mariupol, said acidly.<p>Supporters of both the Ukrainian forces and the pro-Moscow insurgents …

Acid victims' photo shoot draws attention in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — A fashion photo shoot featuring five victims of acid attacks is drawing wide attention in India. While the country keeps no official …

Michael Brown Shooting: Why Ferguson Police Never Filed 'Incident Report'

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, did not file an “incident report” on the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Michael Brown because they turned the case over to St. Louis County police almost immediately, the county prosecutor’s office tells NBC News.<p>Critics and news media outlets have questioned why …

Governor orders drawdown of National Guard in Ferguson - CNN.com

<i>Have you documented the protests in Ferguson? Share your photos, videos and opinions with CNN iReport.</i><p><i>For local coverage of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown and its aftermath, go to CNN affiliates KMOV, KSDK, KTVI and KPLR.</i><p><b>Ferguson, Missouri (CNN)</b> -- The tide may be turning in Ferguson, …

Ferguson turns tense around midnight; protesters step in to keep peace

After a night of virtual calm on Ferguson streets, protests over the Aug. 9 police killing of an unarmed black man turned tense shortly before midnight Tuesday when someone threw a bottle and police swarmed to make an arrest.<p>The night appeared on the verge of spinning out of control until some …

Justice

Another Night Of Unrest During Protests In Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. -- It was almost a peaceful night. But late Tuesday, the tension in the air broke and there were, once again, confrontations between police and the protesters out calling for justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown.<p>The protest built slowly Tuesday, in part due to the fact that …

Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the …

Emotions run high in Ferguson, Missouri

Report the truth -- the whole truth -- on Robin Williams' death

The details of Robin Williams' apparent suicide aren't pretty (not that anyone thought they would be): The beloved actor and comedian was reportedly found by his personal assistant suspended just off the ground by a belt wrapped around his neck. Cuts on his wrist suggest he may have attempted to …

3 relatives of Pope Francis killed in car accident

Pope Francis is "profoundly saddened" over the deaths of three relatives who were killed in a car crash in Argentina early Tuesday, the Vatican said in a statement.<p>"The Pope has been informed of the tragic accident in Argentina involving family members, and he is profoundly saddened," the Vatican …

New questions about Ferguson police tactics

Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson has a global audience

Amnesty International has sent monitors to the scene. Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have showed up to offer prayers. Russian officials, Iran's official news agency and China's state-run media are offering lectures on human rights abuses.<p>What started as …

My lost son: Carol King Eckersley retraces Lockerbie victim's life

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1101000/1101805_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524722946_c224253e2d2891e65279555f75232936<p><b>A mother who only learned last year that her son was killed in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing has made an emotional visit to the town.</b><p>Carol King …

Missouri Governor Imposes Curfew In a Bid to Halt Looting and Restore Calm

Last night’s looting and clashes with police show Ferguson is a tinderbox of anger, resentment and distrust. A curfew won’t fix that.<p>FERGUSON, Mo. — …