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It is possible that after eating human flesh, one might develop a taste for it, but two brothers in Pakistan have taken the practice to the extreme. Already out of jail after a two year sentence for grave robbing and eating a corpse, they are at it again.

Op-Ed: Over 100 schoolgirls kidnapped; West still does not act

The Boko Haram has again engaged in activities that are viewed as war crimes, even by Africa’s loose standards of warfare. Over 100 schoolgirls were abducted in Chibok. They were taken after an intense gunfight with soldiers protecting the school.

The hunt for MH370: Search area has been 'significantly narrowed'

On Saturday it will be six weeks since the disappearance of Malaysia flight MH370 but there is a chance it will be found by then. Searchers are buoyed in their belief they are close by an examination of pings heard to date conducted by the U.S. Navy.

First Earth-sized planet found in 'habitable zone': NASA

The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward -- an international team of researchers has discovered the first Earth-sized planet within the "habitable zone" of another star.

115 Nigeria schoolgirls still missing after kidnap

A Nigerian school principal on Thursday denied military reports that most of the girls kidnapped by Islamist gunmen were now safe, as parents continued a desperate search for more than 100 children still held captive.

Supreme Court to decide if 1st Amendment protects campaign lies

The U.S. Supreme Court will take up a case next week challenging an Ohio law banning individuals or groups from making false statements about a candidate.

Train headkick video goes viral

A video of a man who took a selfie while dangerously close to a passing train has gone viral after only a day on YouTube.

Turkey pressured over Chinese missile deal

Following its decision in late-2013 to purchase long-range air defense missile systems from a Chinese, rather than a western defense company, Turkey is being reportedly pressured to change its decision.

Heartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry

Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the nation.

Costa Concordia to be towed away from Giglio soon, minister says

It has been there, a large blot on the horizon of the Italian island of Giglio, since Jan. 13 of 2012, over 27 months. But Italy's environmental minister, Gian Luca Galetti, said Wednesday that the Costa Concordia, now upright, will soon be towed away.

Putin admits Russian troops in Crimea during referendum

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday admitted for the first time that Russian soldiers were present on the Crimean peninsula before and during the referendum that backed rule from Moscow.

Palestinians rally for prisoners as peace talks falter

Palestinians gathered across the West Bank and Gaza on Thursday for rallies of solidarity with Israeli-held prisoners, as peace talks near collapse after the Jewish state refused to free long-serving inmates.

Ukraine's leaders struggle to deal with mammoth challenges

Faced with a pro-Russian uprising in the east, economic collapse and the demands of the protest movement that bought them to power, Ukraine's beleaguered leaders are struggling to stay afloat.

Gulf ministers meet in order to quell Qatar dispute

Foreign Ministers of Arab states on the west side of the Persian Gulf are meeting in order to discuss the tensions between three Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states with their fellow member Qatar.

Giant snails in South Florida sliming their way to new locations

Since 2011 there has been an aggressive ongoing war between humans and the Giant Land Snails in Miami-Dade County. The shelled creatures are keeping the battle going as they slowly make their way to new locations.

Russia's Lavrov announces deal to 'de-escalate tensions' in Ukraine

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday announced a deal had been reached with Ukraine, the United States and the European Union to "de-escalate" dangerously high tensions in the former Soviet republic.

Op-Ed: Lessons learned from the Bundy Ranch Special

Regardless of any personal opinions one may have about the validity of Mr. Bundy’s claims, the incident provides a case study of what is likely to be many future armed confrontations between activist groups and agents of the federal government.

Snowden questions Putin on surveillance in phone-in

Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden on Thursday joined a phone-in with Russian President Vladimir Putin, quizzing him over the extent of Moscow's surveillance activities.

Yellowknife's Giant Mine sitting on enough arsenic to kill world

Barren tundra, "nothingness," frigid space – just some of the ways most Canadians would describe the northern territories.

India goes to polls in biggest voting day

India hosted its biggest day of voting on Thursday with the ruling Congress party battling to stem a further slide in the polls against the opposition Hindu nationalists after another week of damaging headlines.

Putin says Ukraine risks abyss, dialogue only solution

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused Ukraine's new authorities of driving the country towards the abyss but said that dialogue was the only way out of the intensifying crisis.

High corporate taxes behind corporate exodus from U.S.

Raising taxes on the rich is a familiar class-war battle-cry for campaigning politicians trolling for votes. Unfortunately, this “tax the rich” mentality has created a giant economic bubble in the U.S. that is poised to burst.

Mideast talks postponed after West Bank slaying, Jerusalem unrest

A planned meeting between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators has been postponed for one day after violence in the West Bank and in Jerusalem, the Palestinian Authority acknowledged Wednesday.

Report: Turkey helped Islamist fighters attack Armenian town

Turkey has directly aided Islamist fighters in Syria carry out an attack on the Armenian town of Kasab according to evidence compiled by the Telegraph.

Cannes film festival launches race for 2014 Palme d'Or

Cannes film festival organisers on Thursday unveil their pick of the A-listers and art house "auteurs" chosen to take part in this year's movie extravaganza on the French Riviera.

Displaced Syrian Christians dream of return to Maalula

In the Bab Tuma district of Syria's capital Damascus, Fadi Mayal dreams of returning home to the ancient Christian town of Maalula which was retaken by government forces this week.

Ukraine troops kill pro-Russia militants ahead of key talks

Ukrainian troops killed three pro-Russian militants in the country's tense southeast early Thursday, just hours ahead of key talks in Geneva seeking to ease the escalating crisis in the former Soviet republic.

Algeria's ailing president Bouteflika votes in wheelchair

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, running for re-election on Thursday, cast his ballot from a wheelchair at a polling station in Algiers.

Texas executes man convicted in stabbing murders

The US state of Texas executed a man for stabbing to death his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother, state prison authorities said.

William and Kate tour Australian town ravaged by bushfires

Survivors of last year's devastating Australian bushfires met with Prince William and his wife Catherine on Thursday as the royal couple visited the Blue Mountains.

China jails blogger in online 'rumour' crackdown

A Chinese court jailed a blogger for three years on Thursday, state media reported, the first person to be sentenced in a government-led crackdown on so-called Internet rumours.

Fracking: Methane levels 1000 higher than EPA stats at some wells

The furor over fracking took a further twist this week as levels of the greenhouse gas methane were found above drilling wells, in some cases, 1,000 times greater than previous Environmental Protection Agency estimates.

Swedish military mounted secret raid on German-owned sub shipyard

Even as a tentative agreement has been reached to sell a German-owned shipyard to a Swedish company, reports are surfacing of a secretive raid by Swedish military forces to remove some of the technological equipment.

UNESCO 'Za Krizen': Interview with Jelsa Cross bearer in Croatia Special

A unique, UNESCO-protected religious procession on the island of Hvar takes place tomorrow night, as it has done for more than 500 years. Digital Journal meets one of the former Cross bearers.

BC SPCA seeks help caring for pregnant, emaciated horse seized

The BC SPCA says an "emaciated" pregnant horse has been seized, along with four other mistreated horses from a rural property in the Fraser Valley. They seek help caring for the pregnant mare and the other horses.

Missing 3-year-old boy found in an arcade claw machine with toys

A three-year-old boy crawled up into a claw machine and enjoyed playing with the toys inside while his mother searched for him.

Japanese legislators dine on whale meat in defiance of ICJ ruling

In a blatant act of defiance of the United Nation's International Court of Justice ruling in March, Japan is showing they have every intention of resuming whaling in the Antarctic Ocean.

Two mass stabbings in Canada in one day

A male youth is in custody in Regina, Saskatchewan after four people were apparently stabbed at random in a downtown mall. The incident follows the deaths of five students who were stabbed to death at a house party in Calgary.

Asian air pollution effecting strength of storms in Pacific

Air pollution is known for its effects on the health and well being of people all around, but now reports have indicated that the bad air in Asia is now causing the severity of storms in the Pacific to increase.

Israelis, Palestinians meet Wednesday in effort save peace talks

Negotiators for Israel and the Palestinian Authority plan to meet Wednesday in a last-ditch effort to save failing peace talks scheduled to expire at the end of April.

Grieving S. Korean parents consumed by agony and anger

The pin-drop silence as the student's name was read out was broken by a piercing scream of anguished recognition as her shattered parents clutched each other in the cold, harbour gymnasium.
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