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Finance Officials: Threats To Global Economy On The Horizon

AP | Braden Goyette | April 18, 2015 | Business
WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance officials said Saturday they see a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, and a potential Greek debt default presents the most immediate risk. After finance officials wrapped up three days of...

Breaking Gender Barriers: DTC Hires Its First Female Bus Driver

HuffPost India | Aashmita Nayar | April 18, 2015 | India
"I will ensure that all the female passengers of my bus have a safe journey...I will stand by my female passengers." Venkadarath Saritha issues these powerful words 48 hours before she commences driving a DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) bus, marking a momentous occasion in history: The 30-year-old from...

15 Color-Drenched Photos That Will Make You Taste The Rainbow

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Landazuri | April 18, 2015 | Arts
"Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second," young poet Mattie J.T. Stepanek once said. We know how he feels. It's not easy to pick a single hue from the spectrum when drinking them all up at once is so very delicious. Luckily, today, we...

Is Al Qaeda In Decline?

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | April 18, 2015 | World
Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. This week, we spoke with Aaron Zelin about the state of Al Qaeda. Since the rise of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, al-Qaeda, the global terrorist network behind the...

Violence Rocks Mexico's Reynosa Near U.S. Border After Drug Cartel Leader Arrested

AP | Charlotte Alfred | April 18, 2015 | World
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- Gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles broke out Friday in the border city of Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas, leaving at least three dead, Mexican authorities said. The government of the border state of Tamaulipas said federal police and soldiers had "detained members of a...

Retired Marine Charged With Murdering Girlfriend Yvonne Baldelli, Dumping Remains

Reuters | Andy Campbell | April 18, 2015 | Crime
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO, April 17 (Reuters) - A former U.S. Marine was charged on Friday with murdering a woman who went missing in 2011 after traveling with him to Panama and whose dismembered remains were found in the remote jungle two years later. Brian Brimager, 37, is accused...

Anti-Immigrant Violence Spreads In South Africa

AP | Charlotte Alfred | April 18, 2015 | World
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president on Saturday canceled a foreign trip in order to deal with a wave of attacks on immigrants that have killed at least six people. In the latest violence, mobs attacked shops owned by foreign nationals in a poor area of Johannesburg. President Jacob Zuma...

Iraq Forces Secure Beiji Oil Refinery After ISIS Attack: Official

AP | Charlotte Alfred | April 18, 2015 | World
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi soldiers surrounded and entered the country's biggest oil refinery Saturday, which has been besieged for days by Islamic State militants, a senior official said. The refinery at Beiji, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, has been held by the Iraqi military for months despite...

Suicide Bomb At Afghanistan Bank Kills Dozens, Local ISIS Branch Claims Responsibility

AP | Charlotte Alfred | April 18, 2015 | World
FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 people in a deadly attack the country's president said was claimed by the Islamic State group. The attack marks a major escalation in the country's fight against an affiliate of...

Australia Arrests 5 Teens Suspected Of Plotting ISIS-Inspired Terror Attack

AP | Charlotte Alfred | April 18, 2015 | World
SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said. The suspects included two 18-year-olds who are alleged to have been preparing an attack at the ANZAC Day ceremony...

Report Says China Building Airstrip On Reclaimed Island

AP | Kelly Chen | April 17, 2015 | World
BEIJING (AP) — China is building an airstrip on an artificially created island in a disputed section of the South China Sea, according to independent analysts, a move the U.S. has warned could raise tensions in the area. Defense group IHS Jane's said satellite images of Fiery Cross Reef taken...

Native Hawaiians Want To Bring Back Environmentally Friendly Burial Practices

AP | Chloe Fox | April 17, 2015 | Green
HONOLULU (AP) -- A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly than some modern interment methods. Traditional "clean burials" involve cleansing the deceased by fire in a pit and then compressing the skeletal remains, wrapping them in...

Retired Pope Benedict XVI Celebrates 88th Birthday With A Pint Of Beer

Associated Press | Antonia Blumberg | April 17, 2015 | Religion
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Retired Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his 88th birthday Thursday with a party and a pint of beer. Photos released by the Vatican newspaper Thursday showed the German pope toasting a group of Bavarians in the Vatican gardens accompanied by his older brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, and...

Dutch Citizens Are Taking Their Government To Court Over Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | April 17, 2015 | World
A group of Dutch citizens headed to court this week in a bold effort to hold their government accountable for its inaction over climate change. The case, which opened at The Hague on Tuesday, was first filed by the Urgenda Foundation, a sustainability group, and 900 co-plaintiffs in...

Soldiers Bring Vaccines To People In Areas Prone To Attacks From Boko Haram

IRIN News | Kimberly Yam | April 17, 2015 | Impact
This post originally appeared on IRIN News. MAROUA, 13 April 2015 (IRIN) - How do you vaccinate women and children against polio in remote areas prone to attack from Boko Haram militants? Arm the soldiers with vaccine. This is exactly what has happened with great success...

Thieves Steal $5.4 Million In Jewels From Woman Stuck In Paris Traffic

Ryan Grenoble | April 17, 2015 | Crime
You may not like traffic, but you probably don't hate it as much as the Taiwanese art collector whose handbag containing $5.4 million worth of jewels was stolen Wednesday afternoon while she sat in a traffic jam in Paris. Robbers smashed the window of the woman's taxi, snagged the...

Earth Day Is Nearly Here, But Our Planet Is Worth Caring About Every Day

James Gerken | April 17, 2015 | Green
Earth Day is nearly upon us. The April 22 event, now in its 45th year, is meant to help draw attention to environmental issues, but remember, there are 364 other days to care about the planet. Things have changed in the U.S. since the first Earth Day, in...

#Donate Allows You To Easily Give To Charity Through Twitter Hashtags

Cameron Keady | April 17, 2015 | Impact
A new service in the U.K. is allowing people to support their favorite charities via Twitter. Called #Donate, the service allows charities to receive donations using the population social media platform. Users create a campaign hashtag, and share it on Twitter with a message asking their followers for...

Key House Democrat Vows To Scuttle Obama's Fast-Track Trade Authority

Michael McAuliff | April 17, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Just before President Barack Obama pleaded with members of his party on Friday to support a bill to "fast track" his proposed trade agreements, the top Democrat on the House committee writing the legislation criticized the president for squandering the chance to win that support. 'The administration...

Argentine Journalist Alfredo Leuco: Pope Francis Cold Called Me And I Almost Fainted

Carol Kuruvilla | April 17, 2015 | Religion
A journalist from Argentina is on cloud nine after Pope Francis reportedly responded to his open letter with a personal phone call. Alfredo Leuco, a writer for the Buenos Aires-based newspaper Clarin, heard that Francis may have been planning to meet with Argentina’s current president, Cristina de...
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