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Girl thrown from desk didn't obey because the punishment was unfair, attorney says

The South Carolina student thrown from her seat by a school police officer had obeyed orders to put her cellphone away, and the dispute arose because she did not put it away fast enough, her attorney said Thursday.<p>"She could have been left alone," said Todd Rutherford, the attorney for the …

Saudi blogger who was flogged is awarded EU's top human rights prize

A Saudi Arabian blogger, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, was awarded the European Union's top human rights prize Thursday in a gesture of support for freedom of expression in the conservative kingdom.<p>The harsh penalties imposed on Raif Badawi for starting a website …

Anonymous plans to reveal names of about 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members

The ‘hacktivist’ collective wrote that the identities of white supremacist group members will be revealed next month on anniversary of their anti-Klan operation<p>The “hacktivist” collective Anonymous have vowed to release the names of “about 1,000” Ku Klux Klan members as part of an ongoing operation …

ISIL launches new suicide attacks in Iraq's Fallujah

Dozens of Iraqi soldiers killed as ISIL fighters conduct a string of car suicide attacks near Fallujah and Beiji.<p>The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has killed 13 Iraqi soldiers in a triple suicide car bombing at an army base south of Fallujah, military sources said.<p>Those killed …

Islamic State (ISIS)

5 Seconds of Summer Guitarist Catches Fire Onstage

5 Seconds of Summer were forced to bring their show to an early end on Saturday night after guitarist Michael Clifford’s hair caught fire onstage.<p>The …

Syrian Kurds advance on strategic town held by Islamic State

AKCAKALE, Turkey — Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense fighting as Syrian Kurds closed in on an Islamic State-held town — the only passageway linking the extremist group’s stronghold of Raqqa with Turkey.<p>Some 13,000 refugees already …

New Witness Account Undermines Mexican Government Narrative Of Missing Students

At the end of the night of Sept. 26, 2014, in the Mexican city of Iguala, it rained. The lifeless bodies of Daniel Solís and Julio César Ramírez, two students from a rural teachers college in the nearby town of Tixtla, lay drenched on the asphalt. No one had been able to help them. Their …

How Isis crippled al-Qaida

Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/10/1433954982833/1b7d66ce-79f0-4547-b570-f68f1f82bd4e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Mustafa Khalili<p>Abu ­Muhammad al-Maqdisi, the …

Al-Qaeda

Greece debt repayment uncertain amid fresh round of talks

Cash-strapped nation is due to repay €770m on Tuesday, with its finance minister indicating it could avoid a default it was thought to be heading for<p>Greece and the eurozone face a week of fresh nail-biting uncertainty as the single currency area’s finance ministers prepare to report on progress …

UN: High civilian toll in Yemen conflict; at least 550 dead

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — With combatants fighting in neighborhoods and Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounding Iran-backed rebels from the sky, Yemen's war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 have been killed in the past month, including 115 children, the U.N. said …

British banker charged with murder in bloody killings at Hong Kong highrise

A British banker is facing murder charges in Hong Kong over the killing of two women in an upscale apartment in the city's central district of Wan Chai -- where one of the victims was discovered stuffed inside a suitcase on the apartment balcony.<p>The suspect, a 29-year-old man identified as Rurik …

U.N. Says Greenhouse Gases Are At Highest Point In 800,000 Years

Indeed, the IPCC notes that fast action in reducing emissions is needed in order to limit global warming to 2º Celsius (3.6º Fahrenheit) and keep climate change in check at manageable costs.<p>Inaction, the report warns, is likely to lead to water and food shortages, refugee crises, widespread …

Sea Level

South Korea group launches anti-North leaflets amid threats from Pyongyang

PAJU South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean activists launched balloons on Saturday to send leaflets to North Korea with messages critical of its leader, ignoring threats of military action from Pyongyang and a plea by Seoul not to jeopardize efforts to improve ties with the North.<p>A member of an …

China to shut factories during APEC to curb Beijing pollution: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli ordered a temporary shutdown of factories to ensure air quality during a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders in Beijing next month, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Friday.<p>Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli makes a speech at the …