Tasha Shay Ward

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Ariel Castro days before suicide: 'I don't know if I can take this neglect anymore'

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Frustrated by conditions in his cell, obsessed with the quality of prison food and convinced that guards were mistreating him, Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro committed suicide as the reality of living out his life in prison set in, two consultants concluded Tuesday.<p>The two, …

Thailand Secretly Sells Myanmar Refugees To Human Trafficking Rings

Thai immigration officials said he was being deported to Myanmar. In fact, they sold Ismail, 23, and hundreds of other Rohingya Muslims to human traffickers, who then spirited them into brutal jungle camps.<p>As thousands of Rohingya flee Myanmar to escape religious persecution, a Reuters …

Ukraine Gives Protesters Ultimatum

By Richard Balmforth<p>KIEV, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Ukrainian police on Thursday gave demonstrators five days to leave public buildings they have occupied in protest against a government policy lurch back towards Russia, as ministers at a European security conference urged a peaceful end to the …

CAR fighting: 100 dead in Bangui as UN votes for French force

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1034000/1034285_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524654990_19b4a001b63e38c9fa9c961d352f70b2<p><b>More than 100 people are confirmed dead in fierce fighting on Thursday in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), Bangui, UN officials …

When 'Ho-ho' turns to 'Oh, no!' Holiday decorating injuries on the rise

In U.S. emergency rooms, the holiday decorating season starts early. Just ask Dr. Carlos Roldan, a Texas ER doc who treated a man who fell off a ladder while putting up his Christmas lights — in September.<p>“He lost his balance as his wife was on the ladder trying tohand him his walker,” Roldan says. …

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Middle America assails Washington machine as indifferent and 'above us'

MASON, Ohio -- America has met the enemy, and it is Washington.<p>That was the message from a focus group of 11 Cincinnati-area voters, who issued a scathing and impassioned indictment Wednesday of Washington, D.C., and everyone in it -- from lawmakers to the president and, most strikingly, a …

South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson #Mandela has died, South Africa's president says http://bbc.in/18c49YV Mr Mandela, 95, led South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison. LIVE: Reaction to Nelson Mandela's death http://bbc.in/18c4daZ VIDEO: Zuma announces Mandela's death http://bbc.in/18c4db4 Obituary: Nelson Mandela http://bbc.in/18c4aff A life in pictures http://bbc.in/18c49YZ Remembering the man http://bbc.in/18c49YS Photo courtesy of AFP.

BBC Breaking News on Twitter: "Large crowd gathers outside Nelson Mandela's home singing liberation songs from apartheid era http://t.co/zWKvVHvhLS http://t.co/IhIWVpgGTH"

Replying to @<b>BBCBreaking</b><p>@<b>BBCBreaking</b> @<b>honeykalaria</b> MEMORY AND RESPECT FOR NELSON MANDELA ! . Good luck for All from Polandpic.twitter.com/JwJDH3K1Hl<p>0 …