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European leaders warn Putin to back down: Threaten more sanctions if Ukraine ceasefire is violated

European leaders warn Putin to back down: Threaten more sanctions if Ukraine ceasefire is violated Watch

Europe

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

While the current ceasefire agreement is apparently holding in Ukraine, European leaders and President Obama warned Russia that they would come ...

Terrifying Ebola-styled outbreak may affect nearly 30 countries

Terrifying Ebola-styled outbreak may affect nearly 30 countries Watch

Africa

By Joseph D'Urso, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Almost 30 countries around the world are "highly vulnerable" to an Ebola-style epidemic, with Somalia, Chad, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Haiti most at ...

TERROR THREAT VERY REAL: Vatican Inspector General says security on high alert

TERROR THREAT VERY REAL: Vatican Inspector General says security on high alert Watch

Europe

Inspector General of the Vatican's police force, Domenico Giani says that he is unaware of any plan to attack the Vatican or Pope Francis, but ...

ISIS RELEASES 19 kidnapped Assyrian Christians but what about the other 200?

ISIS RELEASES 19 kidnapped Assyrian Christians but what about the other 200? Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Nineteen of the more than 200 Assyrian Christians kidnapped by ISIS in north-eastern Syria have been set free. Taken from their homes in February, ...

Where are Christians the most persecuted? It is NOT the Middle East

Where are Christians the most persecuted? It is NOT the Middle East Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A new study from the Pew Research Center has shown some interesting finds about religious violence, notably that the country with the highest ...

Mass grave discovered underneath Paris supermarket

Mass grave discovered underneath Paris supermarket Watch

Europe

Renovations being made to an existing Paris supermarket have uncovered a mass grave with more than 200 skeletons. Excavators turned over the ...

Emails from a MADMAN: 'Jihadi John's' horrific emails to reporter reveal his instability

Emails from a MADMAN: 'Jihadi John's' horrific emails to reporter reveal his instability Watch

Middle East

"Jihadi John," the Islamist State terrorist connected to at least six executions of Western journalists broadcast online is now identified as ...

IT'S NOT REALLY OVER: Russian-backed rebels use ceasefire to rearm for grand offensive

IT'S NOT REALLY OVER: Russian-backed rebels use ceasefire to rearm for grand offensive Watch

Europe

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Despite a five party ceasefire agreement signed in February, there is no peace in Ukraine, and further bloodshed appears to be on the horizon.

 Beaten to death and set on fire, Nigerian girl accused of being a Boko Haram suicide bomber

Beaten to death and set on fire, Nigerian girl accused of being a Boko Haram suicide bomber Watch

Africa

Suspected of being a suicide bomber with Boko Haram, a teenage girl was beaten to death, and then set on fire in a Nigerian vegetable market. A ...

Infamous leader of Knights Templar drug cartel arrested

Infamous leader of Knights Templar drug cartel arrested Watch

Americas

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A major blow has been dealt to the infamous Knights Templar drug cartel, after Mexican federal police arrested Servando Gomez, the leader of the ...

Hook, line, sinker! Woman sends over $1 MILLION to man she's never met

Hook, line, sinker! Woman sends over $1 MILLION to man she's never met Watch

Europe

Is it possible to fall in love online or over the telephone? Obviously, as a woman, identified only as "Sarah" told Dr. Phil, she sent a man ...

REVEALED AT LAST: Dreaded 'Jihadi John,' ISIS murderer, has face shown in college portrait

REVEALED AT LAST: Dreaded 'Jihadi John,' ISIS murderer, has face shown in college portrait Watch

Europe

Former London resident Mohammed Emwazi, who would go on to worldwide infamy as  "Jihadi John," Islamist State's most notorious executioner has ...

(WARNING: Graphic Photos) ISIS throws another 'gay' man off rooftop to die

(WARNING: Graphic Photos) ISIS throws another 'gay' man off rooftop to die Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

ISIS has, once again, resorted to throwing a man to his death off a high building. With a large crowd witnessing the procedures, the Islamic State ...

Cease-fire agreement promises hope to war torn Mali

Cease-fire agreement promises hope to war torn Mali Watch

Africa

A peace deal has been signed in Mali, potentially bringing an end to a war which has devastated the west African nation for years.

Destroying culture: New Islamic State video shows priceless statues beheaded

Destroying culture: New Islamic State video shows priceless statues beheaded Watch

Middle East

In another atrocity perpetrated against world history and culture, members of Islamic State are shown destroying priceless works of art in a ...

Modern day plague: Swine flu deaths pass 800 in India

Modern day plague: Swine flu deaths pass 800 in India Watch

Asia Pacific

There is heightened concern - if not outright panic at the alarming cases of swine flu being reported in India. At least 800 known people have ...

ISIS' leading man, the masked Jihadi John's true identity revealed

ISIS' leading man, the masked Jihadi John's true identity revealed Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The man behind the mask in brutal ISIS execution videos, known as Jihadi John, is assumed to be a British man named Mohammed Emwazi. Jihadi John ...

Islamic State butchers 15 captured Christians, calls for Muslims to watch murder of 350 more

Islamic State butchers 15 captured Christians, calls for Muslims to watch murder of 350 more Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

New reports from Syria reveal that the Islamic State may have murdered 15 of the more than 300 Christians it had captured earlier this week.

Red Cross report: You won't believe what Boko Haram is doing now

Red Cross report: You won't believe what Boko Haram is doing now Watch

Africa

The war against the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram has claimed a new front line, centering on the city of Diffa on the Nigerian border.

Would you spend two months on a train? World's largest railway opens in China

Would you spend two months on a train? World's largest railway opens in China Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

China has successfully built and tested the world's largest railway line, sending a cargo train on a 16,156-mile round trip to Spain and back.

Saudi Arabian man sentenced to death after rebelliously tearing up copy of Koran

Saudi Arabian man sentenced to death after rebelliously tearing up copy of Koran Watch

Middle East

Saudi Arabia has long been a friend to the United States and its allies, a very important hedge against militant Islamist groups and nations in ...

France uneasy as drones spotted over U.S. Embassy, landmarks - Terrorists suspected

France uneasy as drones spotted over U.S. Embassy, landmarks - Terrorists suspected Watch

Europe

French officials are worried that a terror attack may be imminent in Paris after drones were spotted flying over several landmarks including the U.S. ...

U.S. soldiers dare Putin just 300 yards from Russian border

U.S. soldiers dare Putin just 300 yards from Russian border Watch

Europe

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A sign of growing tension in Europe, and possibly a warning to Russia occurred in the Baltic nation of Estonia, as it marked its independence day ...

American missionary kidnapped from Christian school in Africa

American missionary kidnapped from Christian school in Africa Watch

Africa

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

An American Christian missionary in central Nigeria was kidnapped from Hope Academy, according to the website of the Free Methodist Church.

7-year-old child suicide bomber kills seven in Nigeria

7-year-old child suicide bomber kills seven in Nigeria Watch

Africa

A girl thought to be as young as seven years of age  killed herself and seven others in a suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria. The bombing ...

ISIS kidnaps 90 Christians from Assyrian villages

ISIS kidnaps 90 Christians from Assyrian villages Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

ISIS has kidnapped at least 90 Christians - mainly women and children - from their homes after launching dawn raids on Assyrian villages.

TRAPPED FOREVER: A first hand account on the horrific daily life in ISIS' terror captial, Raqqa

TRAPPED FOREVER: A first hand account on the horrific daily life in ISIS' terror captial, Raqqa Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Forced blood donations, daily executions, airstrikes and forced marriages are just a few things those stuck in ISIS' capital city, Raqqa experience. ...

Young Iraqi Christian's unexpected plans for ISIS will leave you stunned

Young Iraqi Christian's unexpected plans for ISIS will leave you stunned Watch

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Every day a Christian is persecuted or murdered at the hands of ISIS. Every day someone is forced to run from their homes in Iraq or Syria. It ...