A former Kentucky corrections officer charged with dozens cases of sexual assault, drug trafficking and misconduct all of which he admitted will serve no jail time. In a plea deal he gets seven years of probation.
A Washington, DC jury has convicted one former Blackwater guard of murder and three more from the private military company of voluntary manslaughter in connection with infamous 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 14 civilians dead and 17 others injured.
With relations between Russia and the United States at their lowest point since the Cold War, this month marks the 52nd anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the world moved perilously close to nuclear Armageddon.
Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky says she endured years of ridicule over a high-profile affair with the president of the United States, and now wants to protect others from harassment by launching a “cultural revolution” against cyber-bullying.
“Don’t you know that Isis was the name of an Egyptian goddess?” a colleague from Iraq recently wrote me. “Mind you, they never give things names for no reason in the West. Terror, death and fear – that is what we have to cope with day by day.”
The cholera outbreaks of the 19th century in Europe and North America have many similarities with the current Ebola epidemic, one commentator claims. Can present day governments and NGOs learn from history?
It is 3 years since Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was shot by National Transitional Council (NTC) forces. That fateful day when NATO intelligence and military assistance spelled the end of a dictator, the future of our world was reshaped forever too.
On October 20, 2011, Libya’s undisputed lord, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, was killed while attempting to escape from his stronghold of Sirte, following a joint attack from French aviation and anti-government rebels.
A recent discovery has shown that the Earth’s magnetic reversal could happen much quicker than had been expected. US scientists say the North and South poles can swap their positions in less than a century, which would carry some danger for humans.
US officials have asked labs to submit plans for ramping up production of the experimental Ebola drug, Zmapp, of which supplies have run out. It successfully treated medical workers infected with the virus, but hasn't been widely tested for safety.