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Doctor restores the vision of 100,000 people

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:32pm
It takes Sanduk Ruit about five minutes to change someone's life.
Categories: International News

'Children are under benches. Kill them'

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:21pm
A student says that's what he heard before a Taliban member opened fire at an army-run school in Pakistan. More than 130 people, mostly children, were killed in the siege.
Categories: International News

31 amazing sports photos

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:50am
Categories: International News

Why Russia is hung up on homosexuality

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:41am
Let's start with a touch of perspective. It's not only Russia where sexual minorities suffer discrimination. In the United States, that beacon of tolerance, there's still a huge amount of bigotry. Some U.S. states still refuse to recognize same-sex marriage. And hate crimes and violence towards LGBT individuals remain a significant problem.
Categories: International News

What we know about Sydney siege

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 5:10am
The cafe siege in the heart of Sydney ended early Tuesday with the death of the gunman and two of his hostages -- but a great deal of unanswered questions remain.
Categories: International News

U.N. official: We have 'run out of words' to describe conflict in Syria

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 5:06am
A top United Nations official on Monday told the Security Council she has "run out of words" to describe the worsening situation in Syria.
Categories: International News

Nut scandal executive may face legal action

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:29am
The Korean Air executive who delayed a flight over a bag of macadamia nuts may face legal action after South Korea's transportation ministry said on Tuesday it had filed a complaint to prosecutors.
Categories: International News

2 hostages die, gunman killed in Sydney

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:17pm
Australian special forces stormed the cafe and shot and killed the suspect. Two of the 17 hostages died at the hospital, police say.
Categories: International News

Photos: See Sydney hostage siege unfold

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:05pm
Gunfire erupted early Tuesday as police stormed the Sydney cafe where a gunman had been holding hostages since Monday morning.
Categories: International News

Human Rights Watch: Russia fails to protect LGBT people

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:40pm
Russian authorities are failing to protect gay people from persecution and are not prosecuting the perpetrators of a growing number of homophobic attacks, Human Rights Watch says in a new report.
Categories: International News

Mystery objects wash up

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:15pm
Blocks made of a rubber-like material have been washing ashore for decades. Where do they come from? Isa Soares reports.
Categories: International News

Boiling water thrown at flight crew

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:05pm
A Chinese couple allegedly threw hot water on a flight attendant and threatened to blow up the plane, forcing the Nanjing-bound plane to turn back to Bangkok.
Categories: International News

U.S. Marine charged with murder in death of transgender woman

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:15pm
A U.S. Marine has been charged with murder in the death of a transgender woman who was found strangled in a Philippines hotel room in October, a prosecutor said.
Categories: International News

Confirm new surgeon general

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:27am
David Gergen says Dr. Vivek Murthy is eminently qualified for confirmation by the Senate today as surgeon general.
Categories: International News

Would you rather be sexy or smart?

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:53am
Carol Costello asks whether American culture sends a message to girls that it's not cool to study math and science fields.
Categories: International News

Al-Shabaab blamed for five beheadings

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:31am
A Quran teacher in central Somalia was the fifth beheading victim in one week at the hands of Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia.
Categories: International News

India youths' high sucide rate

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 8:54am
Mikhail Furtado was extremely worried about his 12th-grade exams.
Categories: International News

Death roll rises in Indonesia landslide

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 8:52am
The death toll from a landslide that struck a village in central Java Friday, burying dozens of homes, has risen to 39, Indonesian authorities say.
Categories: International News

The little prince's Christmas photos

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 8:12am
Forget about William and Catherine. The real star of this family is Prince George -- as this year's release of the royals' official Christmas photographs proves.
Categories: International News

Sweden says Russian military plane nearly hit passenger jet

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 7:55am
A Russian military intelligence plane nearly collided with a commercial passenger jet south of Sweden on Friday, the Swedish air force chief said Sunday.
Categories: International News
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