Xinjiang China

Professor Accused Of Separatism

China has charged a prominent ethnic Uighur professor with separatism, as security forces flooded into the far western region of Xinjiang amid continuing anti-government protests. The prosecutor’s office in the Xinjiang regional capital of Urumqi made the announcement about economics professor Ilham Tohti in a brief online statement on Wednesday. Tohti was arrested in mid-January […]

Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer Forgives Sister’s Killer

Actor Kelsey Grammer told a Colorado parole board that he has forgiven the man who murdered his sister nearly 40 years ago but does not want him released from prison. “I accept that you live with remorse every day of your life but I live with tragedy every day of my life,” Grammer, 59, told […]

Drew Barrymore's Older Half Sister Jessica Barrymore

Jessica Barrymore

It’s a sad day for the Barrymore family. Drew Barrymore’s older half-sister, Jessica Barrymore, was found dead in National City, California, early Tuesday morning, Yahoo confirmed. She was 47. Jessica, who like Drew is the daughter of the late John Drew Barrymore, and her famous half-sibling weren’t exactly close but that hardly means the Blended […]

Paramilitary Policemen

Police Shoot Dozens Dead

Chinese police shot dead dozens of knife-wielding attackers on Monday morning after they staged assaults on two towns in the western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday. A gang armed with knives had first attacked a police station and government offices in the town of Elixku, in Shache county, it […]

Oceana Irizarry

Oceana Irizarry

A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family died from her injuries, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Oceana Irizarry’s father also was killed Sunday. The two, of Fort Stewart, Georgia, were walking along Caspersen Beach in Venice on Sunday when the 1972 Piper […]

Pakistani Policeman

Mob Kills Woman Girls Over Facebook Post

A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. The dead, including a seven-year-old girl and her baby sister, were Ahmadis, who consider themselves Muslim […]

Police Remove Church Cross

Police Remove Church Cross

Hundreds of police took down a church’s cross Monday in a city known as “China’s Jerusalem” for its many houses of worship amid a crackdown on church buildings in a coastal region where thousands of people are embracing Christianity. Evangelist Qu Linuo said he and about 200 others had rushed to the Longgang Huai En […]

Patrick Sawyer

Ebola Victim Planned To Fly To The U.S.

A former Minnesota resident infected with the Ebola virus who traveled from Liberia to Nigeria before he died from the disease had planned to visit family back in the United States next month. Patrick Sawyer, a 40-year-old father of three, sparked a global health scare when it was discovered that he had transported the virus […]

Surgeons Remove 232 Teeth From Teenager

Surgeons Remove 232 Teeth From Teenager

Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said Thursday. Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his lower jaw and the case was referred to the city’s JJ Hospital, where […]

Nazi War Crimes Suspect

Johann Breyer

An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial. Johann Breyer died Tuesday night at a Philadelphia hospital, where he had been transferred Saturday after a month in jail, his lawyer and the U.S. Marshals Service said. His death […]