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South Sudan: “Piles And Piles” Of Bodies Amid Ethnic Violence

South Sudan: “Piles And Piles” Of Bodies Amid Ethnic Violence

Source: CBS News NAIROBI, Kenya – The U.N.’s top humanitarian official in South Sudan says he saw “piles and piles” of bodies after rebels belonging to one ethnic group slaughtered members of other groups in a remote town. Toby Lanzer told The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday that the killings are “quite possibly a […]

Lab Loses Thousands Of Vials Of Deadly SARS Virus

Lab Loses Thousands Of Vials Of Deadly SARS Virus

Source: Sydney Lupkin / ABC News A French lab has lost more than 2,000 vials containing fragments of the deadly SARS virus, which killed nearly 800 people in a 2003 epidemic across four continents. The Pasteur Institute in Paris, France announced this week that it realized it was missing the vials and contacted the country’s National […]

Rush-Hour Bomb Kills 71 People At Bus Station in Abuja, Nigeria

Rush-Hour Bomb Kills 71 People At Bus Station in Abuja, Nigeria

Source: NBC News ABUJA, Nigeria – A bomb at a crowded bus station on the outskirts of Abuja killed at least 71 people during Monday morning’s rush hour, police said. Body parts and blood were strewn across the station after the first such attack near the Nigerian capital for two years. “I was waiting to […]

France Bans Work E-Mail After 6 PM

France Bans Work E-Mail After 6 PM

Source: John Johnson / Newser / USA Today France already has a 35-hour work week, and a new rule is designed to make sure that it doesn’t start shading toward 40 hours because of work-related e-mail. The Guardian reports that the rule forbids workers from checking their phones or computers for work stuff after 6 p.m., […]

Rio Woman Robbed During Interview On Crime (VIDEO)

Rio Woman Robbed During Interview On Crime (VIDEO)

Brazil’s TV Globo has shown video of a woman getting robbed while being interviewed about crime near Rio de Janeiro’s main train station. A thief approached the woman from behind and ripped off her necklace. The reporter gave chase. (April 10)

Nigeria Child Bride Poisons Husband Forced On Her

Nigeria Child Bride Poisons Husband Forced On Her

Source: AP/ CBS News KANO, Nigeria – Police say a child bride forced into marriage in Nigeria prepared a poisoned meal that has killed her groom and three of his friends. They quote 14-year-old Wasila Umaru as saying she used rat poison in the food because she was forced to marry a man she did not […]

WTH?! Pakistani Baby In Hiding After Police Charge Tot With Attempted Murder

WTH?!  Pakistani Baby In Hiding After Police Charge Tot With Attempted Murder

Source: Reuters / New York Daily News LAHORE, Pakistan – Relatives of a nine-month old baby charged with attempted murder in Pakistan have taken him into hiding, one said on Tuesday, in a case that has thrown a spotlight on Pakistan’s dysfunctional criminal justice system. Baby Musa Khan appeared in court in the city of […]

Pistorius Apologizes To Girlfriend’s Family

Pistorius Apologizes To Girlfriend’s Family

Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius took the stand in his murder trial on Monday, and began by apologizing to the family of his girlfriend. He is charged with her murder. (April 7)]

US Created ‘Cuban Twitter’ To Stir Unrest

US Created ‘Cuban Twitter’ To Stir Unrest

Source: BBC News The US created a text-message social network designed to foment unrest in Cuba, according to an investigation by the Associated Press news agency. ZunZuneo, dubbed a “Cuban Twitter”, had 40,000 subscribers at its height in a country with limited web access. The project reportedly lasted from 2009-12 when the grant money ran […]

Michelle Obama Tells China Her Life Isn’t Like ‘Scandal’

Michelle Obama Tells China Her Life Isn’t Like ‘Scandal’

Source: Maria Puente / USA Today Well, this is a little disturbing: It turns out that Chinese television viewers may think Scandal is a true reflection of the president and first lady and Washington in general. But first lady Michelle Obama, who’s in China and also loves Scandal, put them straight. The first lady, who’s been in China since last week, […]

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