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ISIS feeds mother her own son, claims fighter

A mother on a rescue mission was allegedly told by the Islamic State that she had just eaten her own son, after the group fed him to her.

Toronto tunnel mystery solved, say police

Toronto - Toronto police said Monday they now know who dug a tunnel near a major sporting venue in the city -- a mystery that has been a source of widespread speculation and conspiracy theories.

Op-Ed: Murder of Polish priest may offer clues in Boris Nemtsov's case

The 1984 murder of Polish Catholic priest Father Jerzy Popieluszko may offer clues as to what led to the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and who may have been responsible. The U.S. can help with better media outreach to Russia.

WUSC sponsorship program changing lives of refugee students Special

Regina - Refugee students from around the world are now finding hard-to-obtain quality post-secondary education in Canada. Many such students hail from war zones; in countries engulfed in protracted conflicts or mired in perpetual political instability.

3,800 Unification Church couples wed in mass ceremony

Gapyeong - Thousands of couples took part in a mass wedding on Tuesday at the South Korean headquarters of the Unification Church -- the third such event since the death of their "messiah" and church founder Sun Myung Moon.

Myanmar journalist arrested for satirical Facebook Post

Yangon - A journalist in Myanmar was detained by police Friday after he posted a satirical image on Facebook that depicted renewed hostilities between government forces and an ethnic rebel group in the country's northeastern Shan State, reports say.

Ex-principal 'sorry' for sex abuse at elite Australian school

Sydney - A former headmaster at one of Australia's most prestigious private schools on Tuesday apologised after revelations that boys were groomed for sex by paedophile teachers while he was in charge.

LA police shooting victim 'tried to grab gun'

Los Angeles - The Los Angeles police chief defended officers who fatally shot a man in the Skid Row homeless district, saying the victim had tried to grab one of their guns.

Shipping containers but no MH370 debris found in underwater hunt

Sydney - The intensive underwater hunt for missing plane MH370 has so far turned up just a few shipping containers -- and no sign of the jet, the head of the Australian agency leading the search said on Tuesday.

Dutch, Norwegian convicts angry over 'luxury' cell deal

Den Haag - Dutch prisoners who currently enjoy countryside views and can cook their own food are suing the government over a deal for Norwegian convicts to take over their "luxury" cells.

Arms removal or relocation? Ukraine ceasefire observers in the dark

Donetsk - Government forces in Ukraine and the pro-Russian separatists they have been battling for 10 months insist they are withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline, as called for by a February ceasefire deal.

UN watchdog 'seriously' worried by NKorea nuclear programme

Vienna - The head of the UN nuclear watchdog said Monday he is "seriously" worried about the North Korean nuclear programme, which has not been subject to international inspections since 2009.

Prince William tries out football diplomacy in China

Shanghai - Prince William practised sports diplomacy in China on Tuesday, striding onto the football pitch at a Shanghai school.

Federal judge strikes down Nebraska same-sex marriage ban

Lincoln - A federal judge has ruled that Nebraska's voter-approved ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, raising the prospect of same-sex weddings beginning in the conservative midwestern state as soon as next week.

Sweden eyes fingerprint scans to stop passport fraud

Stockholm - Sweden needs to beef up its border security to stop passport fraud, a government inquiry argued Monday as the country grapples with unprecedented levels of immigration.

Delhi rapist blames victim for being out at night

New Delhi - One of the men convicted of the gang-rape and murder of an Indian student that shocked the world has said he blames the victim for "roaming around at night".The comments are made in a documentary to be screened on International Women's Day.

Europe still off mark on sustainability goals: Report

Paris - Europe could miss several key targets for safeguarding its species, water, air and land, said a study Tuesday that warned economic recovery would add to the pressure on natural resources.

More than 6,000 killed in 'merciless devastation' in Ukraine

Geneva - The UN reported Monday over 6,000 people have perished in the "merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure" in Ukraine, and warned the targeting of civilian areas could be a "crime against humanity.

Polish, Latvian officials barred from entering Russia for Nemtsov funeral

Warsaw - Senior Polish and Latvian officials who sought to attend the Moscow funeral of slain Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov said Monday they had been denied entry into Russia on the eve of the ceremony.
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