• Foreigners tell of being 'hunted like dogs' in S.Africa

    Foreigners fleeing xenophobic violence in South Africa told Tuesday of how they escaped marauding death mobs and vowed never to return to the country where they had sought a new life. Holding her one-year-old daughter in her arms, Agnes Salanje from Malawi said she "faced death" during the wave of…

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  • Ex-Nazi 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz' asks for 'forgiveness'

    Former SS officer Oskar Groening, dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz", asked for "forgiveness" over his role in mass murder at the Nazi death camp, as his German trial began Tuesday. "For me there's no question that I share moral guilt," the 93-year-old former Nazi told the judges, admitting that…

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  • Replacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift

    JERUSALEM (AP) — It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem.

    Associated Press49 mins ago
  • 'Everything comes from above,' says world's oldest living person

    Jeralean Talley, the world's oldest-known living person, will celebrate her 116th birthday in Detroit next month thanking God for her longevity. Born on May 23, 1899, Talley climbed to the top of a list kept by the Gerontology Research Group, which validates the ages of the world's longest-living…

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    Judge dismisses case against Chicago cop Dante Servin; Courtroom explodes

    Charges were dismissed against Chicago Police Officer Dante Servin in the 2012 shooting death of Rekia Boyd, 22.

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  • Father killed in crash on the way to birth of 8th child

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A father driving his pregnant wife and children to the hospital for the birth of the couple's eighth child was killed when a deer struck their van in central Wisconsin, according to sheriff's officials and relatives.

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  • Finally, a sensible explanation of why you can’t buy the Apple Watch this Friday

    Apple won’t sell you a smartwatch in stores this weekend, as you hoped it would, and the Apple Watch won’t be available in retail stores for the entire month of May, at least according to a recent internal Apple memo that was leaked to the press. Apple choose to only take online orders for the…

    BGR News34 mins ago
  • New Roadkill Map Finds California 'Ring of Death'

    Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have plotted some 29,000 reports of roadkill to identify the most hazardous roadways for the state's wildlife. The volunteer reports, collected over the past five years, cover more than 40 percent of California's highways and roads. "Larger animals…

    LiveScience.com
  • US couple jailed over 'sadistic' Bali suitcase murder

    A US man and his teenage girlfriend were given long jail terms Tuesday for the "sadistic" murder of her mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase outside a luxury hotel on Indonesia's Bali island. Tommy Schaefer, 21, was found guilty of the premeditated murder of Sheila von Wiese Mack on…

    AFP
  • Manila 'cute little submissive' of US: China media

    The Philippines is nothing more than the "cute little submissive" of the United States, a Chinese tabloid with close ties to the ruling Communist Party said on Tuesday, criticising Manila for military exercises with Washington. The English-language editorial came a day after the Philippines…

    AFP
  • Ethiopia says Christians killed in Libya were its citizens

    Ethiopia said on Monday that the 30 Christians shown being shot and beheaded in Libya on a video purportedly made by Islamic State were its citizens. The video, in which militants call Christians "crusaders" who are out to kill Muslims, showed about 15 men being beheaded on a beach and another…

    Reuters
  • What do Americans really think about abortion? The answer may surprise you

    Abortion is one of the most polarizing issues in the United States today, but public opinion may not be as black and white as it seems. The poll’s findings unearth the nuances in public opinion often neglected when the media, politicians, and other opinion surveys frame the abortion debate as…

    Christian Science Monitor
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    Deadly school attack in Barcelona, Spain (15 photos)

    A Spanish student reportedly armed with a crossbow and a knife killed a teacher and wounded four others at a school in Barcelona, police and witnesses said Monday. The unidentified boy, who local media say was 13, was detained by police as a suspect after the attack that also saw two other…

    Yahoo News
  • De la Renta unveils first bridal line since designer's death

    NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Copping had hoped to work alongside Oscar de la Renta, but it was not to be: Just days after Copping was hired last October as artistic director of the luxury label, the legendary de la Renta passed away from cancer.

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  • The Most Toxic Types of People to Avoid at Work

    A big part of almost any position involves "relationship management" -- in other words, knowing how to get along with different personality types.

    U.S.News & World Report
  • Iwo Jima vet, Okinawa survivor wrestle with WWII legacy

    ITOMAN, Japan (AP) — In Norman Baker's mind, the Japanese were fanatical, brutal animals with no respect for life. To Yoshiko Shimabukuro, Americans were long-nosed demons who rained hellfire from the skies before raping and pillaging anything with the worse-than-death fate of crossing their path.

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    Police impersonators caught on camera trying to arrest security guard in Juniata Park

    Philadelphia Police are asking for the public's help in their search for two men and two women caught on camera impersonating police officers.

    WPVI – Philadelphia