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Bulgarian Roma Family Wants Maria Back

Bulgarian Family Wants Maria

The Bulgarian Roma family of Maria wants her back, but fears social services won’t let her go. The little girl, dubbed the “blonde angel” when her photo was posted on media sites around the world, was wrongly thought to be abducted from her family by another Roma couple. The little girl’s eldest sister, Katia Ruseva,… Read more »

‘St. Jude’ Storm Threatens Britain, Residents Brace For Bad Weather

Britain Braces St Jude Storm

A massive storm dubbed “St. Jude” on local media is threatening Britain. The storm, which should hit on Monday, is expected to disrupt road, rail, and airport networks as it strikes the southern half of Britain during rush-hour. St. Jude is the patron saint of lost causes and is usually celebrated on October 28. British… Read more »

Germany Wants Answers To NSA Spying Claims

Germany NSA Spying Questions

Germany wants answers to claims that the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone. In response to the allegations, the European nation is sending senior intelligence officials to Washington, D.C. Among those traveling to the US will be the heads of Germany’s foreign and domestic intelligence services and the… Read more »

Kim Jong Un Gets New Title, Thanks To Malaysian University

Kim Jong Un New Title

Kim Jong Un has a new title to add to his growing stash after a Malaysian university apparently gave him an honorary economics doctorate. The university responsible is a private school known by the acronym HELP (Higher Education Learning Philosophy). The university’s president, Paul Chan, explained the decision, calling it a way of “building a… Read more »

Saudi Arabia Warns Women Against Driving Ban Protest

Saudi Arabia Women Driving

Saudi Arabia warned women in the ultraconservative kingdom against challenging the male-only driving rules, saying that even supporting the protest online could be cause for arrest. The warning cam on the eve before a planned protest by Saudi women activists who obtained driver’s licenses abroad. The internet has been key to organizing the protest and… Read more »

Zimbabwe Elephant Poisoning Death Toll Reaches 300

Zimbabwe Elephants Poisoned Park

Zimbabwe’s elephant poisoning death toll rose past 300, according to a wildlife conservation group. Other animals have also been killed in the massacre, due to cyanide poisoning by poachers. The deaths are happening in Hwange, and they were first discovered by a group of hunters who flew over the area, according to Johnny Rodrigues, chairman… Read more »

Global Slavery Index: India And China Top The List

Global Slavery Index

The Global Slavery Index documents the forced labor of nearly 30 million people. The index is researched and published by the Walk Free Foundation of Australia. The organization strives to raise awareness about modern slavery. The index includes debt bondage, sex trafficking, forced marriage, and forced labor. It was compiled using data collected over a… Read more »