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Kuwait upholds death sentence for mosque blast ringleader

As of 05/31/16 2:51 AM
Kuwait's supreme court on Monday upheld the death sentence handed down to the main convict in the Islamic State group bombing of a Shiite mosque that killed 26 people. Full article

Iraq forces push into streets of Daesh-held Fallujah

As of 05/31/16 2:44 AM
Iraqi forces thrust into the city of Fallujah from three directions on Monday marking a new and perilous urban phase in the week-old operation to retake the jihadist bastion. Full article

South American airline suspends flights to Venezuela

As of 05/31/16 2:26 AM
Venezuela is in economic and political crisis, with a shortage of dollars making it difficult for businesses to operate. Full article

Brazil police hunt 6 gang rape suspects

As of 05/31/16 2:20 AM
Rio de Janeiro police hunted six suspects Monday in an alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl that came to light last week in an online video, shocking Brazil. Full article

Chief Syrian opposition negotiator resigns over failed peace talks

As of 05/30/16 8:06 AM
The Syrian opposition's chief negotiator in stalled UN-brokered peace talks, Mohammed Alloush, announced his resignation Sunday citing the failure of the Geneva negotiations and the continued shelling of rebel-held areas by President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Full article

Rio de Janeiro police search slums for suspects in gang-rape case

As of 05/30/16 8:04 AM
Rio de Janeiro police swarmed two slums on Sunday searching for suspects in the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old Brazilian girl who said more than 30 men assaulted her, a case that shocked the nation set to host the Olympics in August. Full article

Killing of gorilla to save boy at Ohio zoo sparks outrage

As of 05/30/16 7:55 AM
The killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 4-year-old boy tumbled into the ape's enclosure triggered outrage and questions about safety, but zoo officials called the decision to use lethal force a tough but necessary choice. Full article

Pope scolds clergy over their part-time availability

As of 05/30/16 7:51 AM
Clergymen should make themselves available to their flocks day and night instead of keeping visiting hours and relaxing once the church doors close, Pope Francis said Sunday. Full article

US zoo kills gorilla after boy falls into enclosure

As of 05/29/16 10:30 AM
Workers at the Cincinnati Zoo in the US state of Ohio shot and killed a gorilla on Saturday after a three-year-old boy fell into its enclosure, officials said. Full article

Lightning strikes German football pitch, 35 injured, 3 seriously: report

As of 05/29/16 10:29 AM
Lightning struck a football pitch in western Germany on Saturday, injuring 35 people, three of them seriously, news agency DPA reported. Full article