Meanwhile in Malawi, a "heartless burglar" was will spend the next seven years in remand.
A rainy summer up north means more mosquitoes in Manitoba.
A Channel NewsAsia-Institute of Policy Studies survey found that racism is still an issue in Singapore.
The leader of Nepal's newly formed government will meet with the Indian Prime Minister to discuss economic aid for the struggling Himalayan nation.
Here's an update from Aleppo.
A young man residing in the Vale of South Glamorgan was busted for selling cannabis, but avoided jail.
Jigging for squid was recently banned at Nantucket's town pier.
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones.
A wildfire that broke out in central California a week ago has now grown to 40,000 acres—that's the size of San Francisco. The fire has destroyed 40 buildings, displaced 500 people, and killed one. The severity of the fire is in large part due to California's years-long drought.
Syrian rebels shot down a Russian helicopter in Aleppo today. All 5 aboard the helicopter were killed. This comes amid deadly fighting in eastern Aleppo, where rebels are trying to break government control.
The US has launched air strikes against the Islamic State in Libya, the Pentagon said today. The strikes were requested by the Libyan government.
Forrest Stuart, Assistant Professor of Sociology at University of Chicago, releases his book Down, Out and Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life in Skid Row this week. The book examines how "zero tolerance" policing can pit those most in need of help—the poor, addicts and homeless—against each other, through the lens of Stuart's five year study on the street corners of Skid Row, one of the poorest and most policed neighborhoods in Los Angeles. You can read an excerpt of the book here.
The Board of Elections and Registration in Sparta, GA., has been systematically questioning the voters' registrations of 180 of its Black residents. Those residents have been subpoenaed by deputies and asked to appear in court to prove their residence and defend their registration. This is one of many instances of voter discrimination that have caught national attention since three years ago, when the Supreme Court repealed the mandate that changes in voter registration must be pre-cleared by the Justice Department.
"The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so." R.I.P, Gore Vidal.
Onlookers laugh at the mayor of London stuck on a zip line.
Syrian government forces use warplanes in Aleppo, while rebels employ "heavy weapons, including tanks."
A.P.D. hasn't been adequately tracking their weapons, according to internal audit.
Albuquerque "spice" traced back to China.
Rio Grande Foundation takes the mayor to task for proposed Railyard redevelopment.
Romney's swing state woes.
Olympic badminton players lost on purpose.
A bipartisan deal actually moves forward in Washington, D.C.
The "pepper-spray cop" of UC Davis doesn't work there any more.
Modern human behavior traced back 44,000 years.
Geez, these two are adorable.
Government forces in Syria step up efforts to drive the rebels out of Aleppo, the country’s biggest city.
Albuquerque plans to expand its free spay and neuter program to include moderate income households. Make Bob Barker proud.
Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen denies doping allegations after smoking the competition.
Brazilian judoka Felipe Kitadai breaks his bronze medal in the shower.
More than half of India—or 600 million people—is still without power.
Snoop Dogg is now Snoop Lion in light of his transformation to Rastafarianism.
Peter Jackson announces a third Hobbit film and plans to incorporate Tolkien’s appendices.
Mitt Romney didn’t mean what he said regarding his disparaging remarks about Palestine.
Romney’s aide tells reporters to “kiss his ass” in Poland.
Beware, beware, the haunted pizzeria of Louisiana.
A man is bitten by a shark in Cape Cod, and lives to talk about it.
The top 25 brands from the ‘90s ... and who wore them.
R.I.P., Sherman Hemsley.
Gun sales surge after Aurora movie shooting.
Glock Inc. sued by L.A. policeman who was shot by his 3-year-old.
Is your pastor packing heat?
Researchers focus on women for new AIDS prevention methods in Africa.
Mass shutdown of L.A.'s medical marijuana dispensaries.
Public outrage in Anaheim after two deadly police shootings.
Notorious Maricopa County sheriff tries to refute himself in court.
Kim Jong-un's "mystery woman" turns out to be his new wife/comrade.
New Jersey super blew the lid on NYPD undercover operation.
Young boy commits "unusual and serious breach" of security.
80-year-old lobster rescued from the dinner table.