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Air crash victims' hometown 'angry', 'shocked' by new findings

Frankfurt - The town and school of the 16 students who died in a plane disaster in the French Alps said they were shocked by the news that the co-pilot may have deliberately crashed the jet.

Victims of Germanwings Alps crash

Paris - Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 that crashed with no survivors in the French Alps on Tuesday was carrying 144 passengers and six crew from more than a dozen countries.

#thedress web sensation becomes powerful Salvation Army campaign

The furious Internet debate late last month around the perceived colour of a dress is now being used by charity the Salvation Army in a powerful new campaign about violence against women, saying "Why is it so hard to see black and blue?"

Filmmaker and Jewish community activist, victims of Denmark attacks

Copenhage - Gunshots rang out on the normally peaceful streets of Copenhagen this weekend killing two Danes -- a documentary filmmaker and a well-loved member of the Jewish community.

U.S. intervention is worsening Syria's conflict and helping ISIS Special

Damascus - U.S. President Barack Obama has called for more forceful intervention in the Syrian conflict — but groups on the ground say that America's misguided actions aren't just not helping — they're making things worse.

Michel, Lassana and Ahmed — France's ordinary heroes

Paris - The manager at a printing shop who hid his employee from hostage-takers, a Muslim who rescued Jews, a policeman whose death was broadcast worldwide -- these were three of the ordinary heroes caught up in France's twin terrorist attacks this week.

Victims of Colombia's armed conflict testify

Havana - Victims of the decades-old conflict pitting FARC rebels against government forces testified at peace talks Saturday, pushing for "truth" to form the foundation of any accord.

Plane carrying MH17 bodies leaves Ukraine for Netherlands

Kharkiv - The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Wednesday left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands following a sombre ceremony, an AFP journalist at the scene said.

Rebels return 80 fewer bodies than promised from MH17, experts say

Donetsk - International monitors on Tuesday said body parts still lay scattered at eastern Ukraine's unsecured crash site of downed flight MH17, as Dutch experts said they were given 80 fewer corpses than promised by the rebels.

Ukraine train carrying MH17 bodies arrives in govt-held town

Kharkiv - A train carrying some 280 bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived Tuesday in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine, an AFP journalist at the scene said.

MH17 victims remembered at church services across Australia

Sydney - Australians were Sunday remembering those killed on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at church services, as stories emerged of parents losing children, and doctors, teachers and a nun among the dead.

Why West, Texas explosion victims should seek compensation Commissioned

On April 17, 2014, residents of West, Texas - a city of 2,800 residents, located 20 miles north of Waco - held a moment of silence at the town's remembrance ceremony for those who lost their lives in an explosion that rocked the town a year ago.

Op-Ed: Israel's escalating offensive and child victims of the occupation

Israel has launched an open-ended and escalating offensive against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Air strikes and naval gunfire hit 50 sites overnight while Israeli troops have been mobilized along the Gaza border.

Heart surgeon sued by strip club among stripper blackmail victms

Four strippers, as well as a club manager, were busted in a plot to drug rich men and run up $200,000 on their credit cards at Scores in New York City.

Diver dies while searching sunken South Korean ferry for victims

Jindo - A diver searching the sunken ferry Sewol for bodies lost in last month's disaster off South Korea died Tuesday when a communication line broke, authorities said.

Three Central California teens die in car wreck

Modesto - Three teens from the Central California city of Modesto were killed late Thursday when their car struck a tree and caught fire after a short police pursuit.

'You can't cry:' Crash victim's mom demands answers from GM

Washington - Mary Ruddy can pinpoint the moment she inadvertently sealed her daughter Kelly Erin's fate -- when she handed over the keys to her 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt.

Op-Ed: Judge threw child victims in jail to gain testimony in abuse case

In order to secure testimony in a domestic violence case, a Colorado judge ordered the victims of the alleged abuse to be placed in jail after they refused to testify.

Alleged US Thalidomide victims to get their day in court

Seattle - On September 26, United States District Judge Paul Diamond rejected several pharmaceutical companies’ argument that the statute of limitations has passed in cases impacting more than 50 lawsuits brought by alleged thalidomide victims in the U.S.

Memorial service for Spain's train crash victims set for Monday

Santiago De Compostela - A spokesman for the local archdiocese has announced that a memorial service for the 78 dead in the train crash will be held at the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela on Monday evening. The American victim of the crash has been named.

Angelina Jolie urges UN to address 'war zone sexual violence'

New York - Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with members of the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution that would punish perpetrators of sexual violence during times of war and protect the victims.

Judge awards $1 billion to Rome, Vienna terrorist attack victims

The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that a US federal judge has awarded more than $1 billion each to 26 victims of the December 27, 1985 terrorist attacks in Rome and Vienna airports. The award was to the victims, including their estates and family.

Delhi gangrape stirring outrage across India

Delhi - NEW DELHI: A 23-year-old physiotherapy student was stripped, beaten, and raped in a moving bus in south Delhi on Sunday, 16 December, stirring outrage across India.

Sandy Hook shooting: Authorities release names, ages of victims

Police have released the full list of the names of the victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting. The list includes 20 children, 12 girls and eight boys, all six or seven years of age. Six adults are also included in the list.

Judge in the U.S. says that victims' bodies can prevent rape

A judge in Southern California is being publicly admonished after he said that a rape victim "did not put up a fight" during her assault.

Small town makes huge impact on Hurricane Sandy relief efforts Special

Port Huron - This is a story about of small community's effort to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy by gathering goods and raising funds to deliver those goods to the affected areas.

Op-Ed: Gaza War 2012, Self-Defense Vs. Aggression

I would argue at this instance, that firing rockets into Israel seems to be a logical, natural and normal reaction of people who are imprisoned deprived basics with no hope for the future.

Bhopal victims stage their own 'Olympics' in protest against Dow

Bhopal - In protest at Dow Chemical's sponsorship of the London Olympics 2012, survivors of the 1984 Bhopal disaster held their own Bhopal Special Olympics on July 26. (Updated with photos).

Remains of some 9/11 victims burned, thrown in landfills

A government report revealed partial remains of some 9/11 victims were burned and then dumped in landfills at the Dover Air Force Base mortuary in Delaware.

Eugenics program of N.C. only state of 31 to apologize to victims

Winston Salem - Last Friday, a phone line was set up for those "who believe they or a member of their family may have been sterilized through the North Carolina Eugenics Program from 1929 to 1974." The number is 800-662-7030 for living survivors of the program.
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Tsunami evacuees in shelter in Rikuzentakada City  Iwate prefecture March 27  2011.
Tsunami evacuees in shelter in Rikuzentakada City, Iwate prefecture March 27, 2011.
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RESPECTS: Former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush tour the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., in April 2001.
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The Victims of Communism Memorial on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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New Jersey National Guard soldiers assist displaced residents at the town of Hoboken
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A closer look at three of our children in bed with the flu, looking suitably miserable. Thomas Mueller, Feb. 29, 2008
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Real Men Get Raped advert created by Johnny Fearless
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Memorial in Norway.
Memorial in Norway.
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victims from the Beslan School hostage crisis
victims from the Beslan School hostage crisis