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Who built this MYSTERIOUS FORTRESS in the middle of a Siberian lake?

Who built this MYSTERIOUS FORTRESS in the middle of a Siberian lake? Watch

Asia Pacific

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Scientists are still hard pressed to reveal a definitive answer to who built a 1,300-year-old structure in Siberia, and for what purpose this ...

Is the Cold War over? Congress pushes for end of restrictions on travel with Cuba

Is the Cold War over? Congress pushes for end of restrictions on travel with Cuba Watch

Americas

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

President Obama's inroads into warming relations between the United States and Cuba is being supported by a bipartisan group of Senators, who on ...

GRAPHIC VIDEO on website warns away French nationals against joining Islamist State

GRAPHIC VIDEO on website warns away French nationals against joining Islamist State Watch

Europe

The French government, in the weeks following the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, has released a website and video aimed at countering ...

RUMORS OF WARS: Under-reported conflicts in world leave little hope of change

RUMORS OF WARS: Under-reported conflicts in world leave little hope of change Watch

Europe

By Alex Whiting, Thomson Reuters Foundation

While wars in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine make headlines in the West, around 30 other conflicts receive little press coverage, and the resulting lack ...

Was fearsome Blackbeard the Pirate - an old softie? New evidence suggests so

Was fearsome Blackbeard the Pirate - an old softie? New evidence suggests so Watch

Europe

Blackbeard the Pirate was legendary for his ruthlessness and terrorizing shipping lanes in the West Atlantic. However - there appears to have ...

'God told me to cut off children's heads and bring them to him...': Ivory Coast children kidnapped and brutally butchered in suspected ritual killings

'God told me to cut off children's heads and bring them to him...': Ivory Coast children kidnapped and brutally butchered in suspected ritual killings Watch

Africa

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

"God told me to do this. God told me to cut off children's heads and bring them to him and then I would be made king," stated Drissa Coulibaly after ...

Outraged Egyptians confront government over mysterious death of human rights activist

Outraged Egyptians confront government over mysterious death of human rights activist Watch

Africa

On Thursday, a crowd of women gathered in Cairo to demand an investigation into the death of Chaimaa Sabbagh, a human rights activist who spoke ...

Astonishing skull find reveals new information on interbreeding between Neanderthals and the modern man

Astonishing skull find reveals new information on interbreeding between Neanderthals and the modern man Watch

Europe

A skull in an Israeli cave recently is one of the earliest known evidence of primitive Europeans yet found. The archaeological find is shedding ...

Thrilling nature video shows two leopards taking down warthog

Thrilling nature video shows two leopards taking down warthog Watch

Africa

A "once in a lifetime sighting" of two leopards battling over a warthog has been captured by a game ranger. Working on a private reserve to the ...

Desperate for a son, man horrifically buries his 10-year-old daughter alive in India

Desperate for a son, man horrifically buries his 10-year-old daughter alive in India Watch

Asia Pacific

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Many parents in India consider their daughters an economic burden, while sons are seen as the breadwinners, according to Daily Mail. Having a son ...

 Elusive African golden cat is caught hunting monkeys in extremely rare camera trap video

Elusive African golden cat is caught hunting monkeys in extremely rare camera trap video Watch

Africa

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Rare footage of the African golden cat provides more insight into the mysterious life of one of the least known cats on earth. Recorded by a camera ...

Castro making demands: Won't budge an inch on Cuban sovereignty in opening relations to U.S.

Castro making demands: Won't budge an inch on Cuban sovereignty in opening relations to U.S. Watch

Americas

Cuban President Raul Castro, brother of longtime dictator Fidel Castro appears to welcome normalizing U.S. relations. His compatriots wish to ...

War in all but name: Hezbollah rocket attack kills two Israeli soldiers, Israel responds with attacks of its own

War in all but name: Hezbollah rocket attack kills two Israeli soldiers, Israel responds with attacks of its own Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Iranian-backed terrorist group that holds major political clout in Lebanon, Hezbollah, may have just fired the first shots of a war with ...

Following Tripoli hotel attack, African Union mulls military intervention

Following Tripoli hotel attack, African Union mulls military intervention Watch

Africa

The deteriorating situation in Libya appears to have the African Union seriously concerned, following a deadly attack on a hotel in Tripoli which ...

 1,000 CHURCHES DESTROYED! Fear of more Muslim attacks on Christianity escalate during Nigerian election

1,000 CHURCHES DESTROYED! Fear of more Muslim attacks on Christianity escalate during Nigerian election Watch

Africa

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Muslim persecution of Christians is unfortunately not something new for those in Nigeria, a population made up of half Muslim and half Christian ...

If you could save a child from a life of war and violence would you? What about 3,000? U.N. secures release of South Sudan child soldiers

If you could save a child from a life of war and violence would you? What about 3,000? U.N. secures release of South Sudan child soldiers Watch

Africa

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The United Nations has taken another step in its role as a demobilizer and protector of conscripted child soldiers, securing a promise from South ...

'We will reach America!' ISIS threatens to behead Obama in an execution video (Warning: Graphic Content)

'We will reach America!' ISIS threatens to behead Obama in an execution video (Warning: Graphic Content)

Middle East

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

"Know, oh Obama, that we will reach America," states a black-clad ISIS militant in ISIS' latest beheading video. "Know also that we will cut off your ...

GRISLY HUMAN HARVEST: Tanzania's albinos are hunted down and mutilated for witch doctor potions

GRISLY HUMAN HARVEST: Tanzania's albinos are hunted down and mutilated for witch doctor potions Watch

Africa

Albinism, a condition that robs the body of pigments, affects a small section of the population. In the African nation of Tanzania, however, ...

Forced into prostitution: Greece's economic crisis has married women, mothers hitting streets

Forced into prostitution: Greece's economic crisis has married women, mothers hitting streets Watch

Europe

Greece, at the heart of the European economic crisis of a few years past, has elected the "anti-austerity" organization the Syriza Party into ...

JOINING FORCES: Algeria and Niger work together over national security

JOINING FORCES: Algeria and Niger work together over national security Watch

Africa

Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Niger's head of state Mohamadou Issoufou have joined forces on security issues. A three-day visit, ...

The first tax revolt: 800 years later, the Magna Carta stands boldly as spiritual predecessor to the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution

The first tax revolt: 800 years later, the Magna Carta stands boldly as spiritual predecessor to the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution Watch

Europe

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

This year will mark the eighth centennial of the signing of the Magna Carta by King John at Runnymede near Windsor, on June 15, 2015.

Boko Haram closes in! Nigeria loses critical military city to the savage terrorism group

Boko Haram closes in! Nigeria loses critical military city to the savage terrorism group Watch

Africa

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Boko Haram seized control of Nigerian city, Monguno on January 25, after launching a simultaneous attack on Monguno and the capital of Borno, ...

VIDEO: 70 years later, drone flies over infamous death camps showing the shocking and HORRIBLE extent of Nazi death camps

VIDEO: 70 years later, drone flies over infamous death camps showing the shocking and HORRIBLE extent of Nazi death camps Watch

Europe

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

In 2015, more than 1,500 survivors of the Holocaust returned to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland to mark the 60th anniversary of the ...

HOPE FOR PEACE: Much work remains in order to bring peace, stability to Mali

HOPE FOR PEACE: Much work remains in order to bring peace, stability to Mali Watch

Africa

Malian expert Ahmed Aghama says stability must be reintroduced into the region. "Mali must recover its stability to enable the country's ...

Looking for any chance to execute non-Muslims, Islamic State makes new demands of Japan for release of one hostage

Looking for any chance to execute non-Muslims, Islamic State makes new demands of Japan for release of one hostage Watch

Middle East

By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The Islamic State has apparently killed one of the two Japanese men that it held hostage, releasing an image of what appears to be the ...

There's always the Sun: Bangladesh takes steps to become the 'first solar nation'

There's always the Sun: Bangladesh takes steps to become the 'first solar nation' Watch

Asia Pacific

By Pantho Rahaman, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Residents of Islampur, a remote village in the northern Bangladeshi district of Naogaon, were stunned one night last summer when the darkness was ...

IT'S MINE! Traders, tycoons and miners all vying for possession of Brazil's 180,000-carat Bahia Emerald

IT'S MINE! Traders, tycoons and miners all vying for possession of Brazil's 180,000-carat Bahia Emerald Watch

Americas

Ever since human eyes laid upon it in 2001, Brazil's Bahia Emerald has been caught in an ongoing tug of war between those who say the gem is ...

FEAR GRIPS VATICAN: 'Islamic State is clear. They want to kill the Pope'

FEAR GRIPS VATICAN: 'Islamic State is clear. They want to kill the Pope' Watch

Europe

The Vatican is under heightened concern that a terrorist attack may be imminent. Iraq's ambassador to the Holy See, Habib Al Sadr, at the time ...