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A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported.

Australian mother charged after baby survives five days in drain

An Australian mother was Monday charged with attempted murder after her newborn baby was found crying at the bottom of a roadside drain in Sydney, where police believe he survived for five days.Passing cyclists heard wailing coming from the 2.

Resilient newborn baby flung in drain to die beats odds and lives

On the surface this is a terribly sad story but there is a happiness to it. A newborn was thrown by a mother who could not cope into a drain to die but, by a miracle, days later it was found and is now crawling back to life.

'About 100' massacred in DR Congo's restive east last week

About 100 people were slaughtered last week in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the latest massacres to shake the restive region, regional deputies told AFP on Monday.

Egypt's Sisi heads to Rome on first European visit

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi left for Rome Monday on his first European trip since ousting his Islamist predecessor and overseeing a crackdown that has killed hundreds.

Vancouver Parks Board may stop city aquarium from breeding whales

Two outgoing Vancouver Park Board members have a final meeting on the board Monday night and hope to ram through a final bylaw. The two plan to pass a bylaw forcing the Vancouver Aquarium to stop breeding whales, dolphins and harbour porpoises.

Russia, Saudi Arabia 'main targets of new Stuxnet malware'

A highly sophisticated cyberspying tool has been used since 2008 to steal information from governments, businesses and others, security researchers said Monday.

Toll rises to 57 as survivors tell of Afghan volleyball bombing

Survivors of a horrific suicide attack which killed 57 people at a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan told Monday how the blast ripped through a crowd of spectators enjoying the final moments of the match.

Op-Ed: Negligent computer analysis revealed in Amanda Knox case

An expert computer report presented in court by Amanda Knox’s co-defendant was recently translated by Luca Cheli for Injustice Anywhere.

Op-Ed: Iran has no intention of agreeing to nuclear deal

It's hard to tell whether the failure of Western nations to convince Iran to give up its nuclear weapons program should be a source of mirth or concern.

David Suzuki joins Kinder Morgan pipeline protests on mountain

Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki made an appearance on Burnaby Mountain today, joining some 400 others who were protesting the exploratory work going on there. Suzuki called the project Kinder Morgan is working on "crazy," "nuts" and "nutty."

US police shoot dead boy, 12, holding toy gun

Police in the US city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year-old African American boy waving around what turned out to be a toy gun at a playground, officials and reports said Sunday.

Protesters demand indictment of policeman in Ferguson shooting

More than 100 protesters marched through St Louis, stepping up pressure on a grand jury to indict a white police officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager.

Swiss museum accepts Nazi-era art hoard bequest

A Swiss museum said Monday it would accept a German recluse's bequest of a spectacular trove of more than 1,000 artworks hoarded during the Nazi era.

Italy's first female astronaut arrives at space station: NASA

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy's first female astronaut has safely docked with the International Space Station, NASA said.

British banker fit to stand trial over Hong Kong murders

A British banker accused of killing two Indonesian women was Monday ruled fit to stand trial, but the case was delayed seven months for analysis of forensic evidence found with the victims' mutilated bodies in his Hong Kong apartment.

Burkina military retains powerful posts in new cabinet

Burkina Faso's new interim government will hold its first meeting Monday, with the military retaining powerful posts three weeks after the army took over in the wake of a popular revolt.

Deaths of 500 sea lions in Peru under investigation

The Peruvian Environmental police are investigating the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on Anconcillo beach in the northern region of Ancash. The governor of the Samanco district has accused local fishermen of poisoning the mammals.

Iran nuclear deadline 'likely' extended, new talks in December

World powers and Iran are likely to extend their deadline of midnight Monday to agree a nuclear deal and will meet again in December, a Western official said.

Gorilla at Berlin Zoo goes bananas, chucks rock at videographer

You can't blame the gorilla in this video for being in a nasty mood, stuck in a cage all day, people staring at you. That he did something about the gawkers is hardly surprising. In the process he showed he's got a pretty good pitching arm.

UK police chief claims '4 or 5' terror plots foiled

British police have foiled four or five suspected terror plots this year, the country's most senior police officer said ahead of a week-long campaign to enlist the public's help in countering the threat.

Sex don't sell: U.K. stores to hide tabloids to protect kids

Tesco and Waitrose, two of the leading supermarkets in the U.K., have changed their policy on displaying tabloids and magazines in their stores. The BBC reports that it comes after campaigning by groups not wanting children to see sexual content.

Tunisia presidential runoff likely after 'historic' vote

Tunisia's incumbent President Moncef Marzouki on Monday appeared set for a runoff vote against an anti-Islamist party ex-premier after the first free leadership vote since the 2011 revolution that sparked the Arab Spring.

12-year-old Tamir Rice shot in the gut by police over toy BB gun

Cleveland officers are on paid administrative leave after shooting 12-year-old Tamir Rice in the abdomen, despite 911 reports that the gun was "probably a fake" and the boy was "probably a juvenile."

Ohio police officer kills 12-year-old over a fake gun

A 12-year-old boy playing with a replica gun died Sunday after being shot by a Cleveland police officer responding to a 911 call about a person waving a gun in the park.

The late Mayor of Washington, DC, Marion Berry Dies at 78

Former DC mayor, Marion Barry, a debatable and tireless supporter of the nation’s capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate D.C. politician. Barry died on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the age of 78.

Competitive eater Joey Chestnut gobbles record 9.35 lbs of turkey

For some Joey Chestnut, American fast-food eating (like he eats his food fast) champion is a competitive person practicing his discipline in the manner of a Peyton Manning or LeBron James. For others he's a pig, in the manner of, well, a pig.

China's nuclear power plants — Thinking on a grand scale

China President Xi Jinping's agreement with U.S. President Obama last week to bring greenhouse gas emissions to a peak by 2030 is a daunting task. It will require a major economic and environmental program aimed at reducing China's dependence on coal.

Italy's first female astronaut heads to ISS in Russian craft

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy's first female astronaut safely blasted off Sunday to begin its journey to the International Space Station.

FARC warns army actions threaten general's release

FARC guerrillas warned Sunday that increased military activity was jeopardising the release of a Colombian general and other captives they have taken.

U.S. writer slams Brazil's 'monuments of poverty'

With its bold Oscar Niemeyer-designed monuments, the city of Brasilia symbolizes Brazil's frenetic modernization of recent decades.

Op-Ed: Herding the liberal sheep into the Democratic fold

The United States is a two-party system consisting of Republicans and Democrats. While other parties exist, and independents as well, they do not have sufficient funds or support to challenge the two main parties.

Security stepped up ahead of Ferguson grand jury decision

St Louis police erected barricades and businesses were boarded up Sunday as the clock ticked down to a grand jury decision on whether to indict a white officer for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager.

Housing is a right: Edmonton rally Special

The Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (ECOHH) organized a rally on November 21 to proclaim housing as a right.

Vancouver police shoot and kill man armed with wooden 2 by 4

The Vancouver police were called to the scene of a distraught man standing in an intersection armed with wood, a 2 by 4, on Saturday afternoon. The man would not comply and police, from close range, shot him. He was rushed to hospital but died.

Iraqi forces retake ground from jihadists

Iraqi security forces and pro-government fighters on Sunday retook areas from jihadists near the Iranian border in an operation that left 20 Kurdish troops dead, security officials said.

U.S. police shoot dead boy, 12, holding replica gun

Police in the U.S. city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who was in a playground waving around what turned out to be a replica gun, officials and reports said Sunday.

U.S. troops to stay in Poland, Baltics through 2015: General

U.S. troops will remain in Poland and the Baltic states through 2015 "to deter Russian aggression", the top US commander for Europe said on Sunday.

Teenage cadets swear allegiance to Ukraine rebel state

Not long ago, the cadets at the military academy in east Ukraine's industrial hub of Donetsk swore allegiance to the Ukrainian flag.

No justice on 5 year anniversary of Maguindanao massacre

Saturday marked the fifth anniversary of a massacre where families have yet to see those responsible for the death of their lost ones, brought to justice. No prosecution, and no conviction has taken place in response to the mass murder in the Philippines

Suicide blast at Afghan volleyball game kills around 50

About 50 people were killed and 60 others wounded when a suicide blast ripped through crowds at a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, the deadliest attack in the country since 2011.


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