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  • U.N. rights chief deplores torture in war-plagued Syria

    U.N. rights chief deplores torture in war-plagued Syria
    The United Nations human rights chief condemned widespread torture by all sides in the Syrian conflict, citing examples such as that of a detained 26-year-old woman who was raped, had her teeth pulled out and was beaten with electrical cables.
  • Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71; Boko Haram blamed

    Nigeria bus station bombing kills 71; Boko Haram blamed
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan blamed Boko Haram for an explosion that killed scores of people Monday at a bus station outside the capital, Abuja, calling the Islamic militant group an “unnecessary distraction&...

    Suspect in Kansas Jewish center shootings has long history of hate

    Suspect in Kansas Jewish center shootings has long history of hate
    AURORA, Mo. — The elderly man was well known in this slightly faded farm town for his failed attempts at elective office, his libertarian leanings, his Southern charm. But Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, who also went by the name of Frazier Glenn...

    Suspicion focuses on Boko Haram in deadly Nigeria bus station blast

    Suspicion focuses on Boko Haram in deadly Nigeria bus station blast
    An early morning explosion that ripped through a bus station on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, killed at least 71 people and injured 124, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which happened during the...

    Keeping Handspring Puppet Company's creations in good repair

    Keeping Handspring Puppet Company's creations in good repair
    Oberon lost his thumb while in Los Angeles. With no warning, pop — it just fell off. Such are the dangers when you're a character in the Bristol Old Vic's latest production with the Handspring Puppet Company. The collaboration that turned skeletal...