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Animal Rights Activist On Trial In Canada For Giving Water To Pigs
Anita Krajnc is facing charges of criminal mischief because she gave water to pigs bound for the slaughterhouse. If convicted, she could be sentenced to six months in jail or a $5,000 fine.
Before Migrants Reach U.S., Mexico Deports Central Americans
The idea of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has dominated the U.S. presidential election. But efforts in Mexico barring Central Americans from traveling north might doing the job of a wall.
After 4-Year Siege, Rebels And Families Evacuate Darayya, Syria
After years of opposition to the Syrian regime and a brutal siege, fighters and civilians are allowed to leave a town near Damascus ? in essence to surrender.
'I Just Want To Go Swimming': Burkini Creator On French Ban
Aheda Zanetti is the designer of the burkini. She's disappointed to learn about the burkini ban from beaches in France because she wants burkinis to be seen as a symbols of joy and fitness. She created it to liberate Muslim women too modest to wear Western style swim suits.
Aftershocks Continue In Central Italy After Devastating Quake
Aftershocks continue to rattle the region in central Italy that's still digging out after a midweek earthquake killed more than 260 people. The region is Europe's most quake-prone, and residents are proving resilient.
Police Break Up Zimbabwe 'Mega-Demonstration' In Defiance Of Court Order
Police fired tear gas and deployed water cannons to disperse a demonstration, that represented a united opposition front against longtime ruler Robert Mugabe.
Guess How Many Zika Cases Showed Up At The Olympics?
Before the games, computer scientists weren't worried about the spread of Zika. But some public health experts were. What does the data show?
Top French Court Suspends Riviera Town's Burkini Ban
France's Council of State said the town of Villeneuve-Loubet breached several "fundamental freedoms" by forbidding the swimwear on its beaches. Some 30 towns have instituted such bans this summer.
After 4 Years Of Siege, Civilians And Rebels Evacuate Syria's Daraya
Rebels agreed to hand over control of the city to the government in exchange for safe passage. This ends the years-long standoff in one of Syria's most desperate places.
Brazilian Police Charge Ryan Lochte With Making A False Report
The saga of the swimmer and the robbery-that-wasn't continues. The charge against the 32-year-old U.S. Olympian carries a penalty of up to 18 months in prison in Brazil.
In Bolivia, Striking Miners Kidnap And Kill High-Level Minister
The country's deputy interior minister was going to talk with the miners about their demands. Officials say he was seized Thursday and then beaten to death.
After Losing Steam In Smartphones, Chinese Firm Turns To Smart Rice Cookers
One of China's most valuable tech startups, smartphone maker Xiaomi, is getting into networked appliances, in a bid to innovate its way out of trouble, as its core business falls flat.
Under New Philippine President, Hundreds Have Died In Extrajudicial Killings
David Greene talks to Jose Luis Gascon, chairman of the Philippine Commission on Human Rights, about the alleged extrajudicial killings that have happened since President Rodrigo Duterte took office.
In Rubble Of Quake-Hit Italian Towns, Rescuers Race To Find Survivors
Many hill towns in central Italy were reduced to rubble by this week's powerful earthquake. Many devastated communities are difficult to reach, and the exact number of missing persons isn't known.
A Dying Japanese Village Brought Back To Life ? By Scarecrows
A remote mountain village once was home to hundreds. Now it has just 30 residents. Tsukimi Ayano, 67, is one of the younger ones. She has repopulated the village by making scarecrow-like figures. - RSS Channel - World delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more.

Deadly passage: No life jacket, no safety
Patrolling the world's deadliest migration route
Over 3,770 migrants died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in 2015. The Migrant Offshore Aid Station sails the seas, looking for survivors.
How children change the way we think about war
To a fortunate many, war is an abstraction and the suffering it brings, though easy to understand, is hard to truly imagine. It's one of the reasons war photography and images of conflict are so essential. They bring these concepts into blinding focus and deny us the luxury of looking away.
Secret resistance fights ISIS with graffiti
Mosul's anti-ISIS network is so secretive even its own members don't know the identities of their comrades.
Italy earthquake: Aftershocks rattle rescuers, residents
A series of aftershocks rattled rescuers and residents racing to find survivors following a massive earthquake that killed 250 people in Italy.
Pistorius prosecutors lose appeal for harsher sentence
A South African judge on Friday rejected a request by prosecutors seeking to appeal Oscar Pistorius' six-year sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
How people around the world are saying no to France's burkini ban
From nuns frolicking on the beach to motorcyclists lounging in full gear, the Internet served up its own answer to France's burkini ban this week.
Indigenous tribe fights sex traffickers
In Canada, indigenous children are targeted by sex traffickers. Now, indigenous communities are educating their kids about the dangers.
Canada police force now allows hijabs
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have some of the most iconic uniforms ever, and thanks to a new policy, the outfit is becoming more inclusive.
India: Stop foreigners paying women to have babies
Kabul university attack: 12 killed
Twelve people were killed in an attack on a university in Kabul, the Afghan capital, a spokesman for the Chief of Kabul Police tells CNN. Two gunmen who were still on the site were killed Thursday morning in a police operation.
North Korea missile test earns Kim Jong Un's praise
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un considers Wednesday's test firing of a submarine-based ballistic missile the "greatest success and victory," the country's state-run news agency reported.
Oh Canada, about that river invasion
Is it too late now to say sorry? How about pay you back?
Ukraine President: Putin wants 'less stable' world
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tells Christiane Amanpour Russia wants to take all of Ukraine as fighting in the eastern part of the country rages on.
Why Turkey is sending tanks into Syria
More than 80 ISIS targets were attacked in the first hours of "Operation Euphrates Shield" early Wednesday, officials say, as Turkish armor and warplanes targeted a key ISIS-held town across its border with Syria.

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