Tortured Afghan girl suffering in hospital

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A 15-year-old girl allegedly tortured by her in-laws in Afghanistan after she refused to be forced into prostitution is not doing well in hospital, aid workers say.
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Aid workers: Afghan girl tortured for refusing prostitution

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A 15-year-old girl allegedly tortured by her in-laws in Afghanistan after she refused to be forced into prostitution is not doing well in hospital, aid workers say.
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Hot air balloon crash in New Zealand kills 11

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A hot-air balloon crash in New Zealand early Saturday killed 11 people -- everyone aboard -- an official said.
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Bahraini activist severely beaten at protest, rights group says

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A prominent Bahraini activist was severely beaten by security forces at a protest Friday, according to the human rights group that he leads.
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Syria vows to strike with 'iron fist'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

After a suicide bombing Friday and continued violence in anti-government bastions, the embattled Syrian regime vowed to confront its foes with an \"iron fist.\"
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Attorney: Brain tumor caused lawmaker to shoplift

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The attorney for a California lawmaker says she was diagnosed with a brain tumor that caused a shoplifting incident.    Democratic Assemblywoman..
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Van der Sloot murder trial in Peru delayed

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Joran van der Sloot goes on trial Friday in Peru, ready to admit to killing a 21-year-old woman while planning to fight more stringent charges that could land him more time in prison, his lawyer said.
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Cord blood transplant could help a Missouri baby

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Eight-week-old Carver Bayless is a lucky guy. So is his 4-year-old brother, Granton.    The Bolivar, Mo., boys were both born with a rare gen..
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Positions of the Republican candidates, in brief

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - A look at where the 2012 Republican presidential candidates stand on a selection of issues.    They are former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former ..
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Help sought to get more Haitians visas to US

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Some members of Florida's congressional delegation are asking federal officials to help more Haitians get visas to live and work in the U.S.    A letter..
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'Humanitarian disaster area' in South Sudan

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

South Sudan appealed for international aid for a remote region under attack by roaming fighters, as thousands of residents fled into the bush to avoid the violence.
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Behind Nigeria fuel protests

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

On January 1 2012, Nigeria, Africa's largest oil producer, ended oil subsidies that had kept gasoline prices artificially low. The cost of a liter of gasoline shot up from 65 naira (40 cents) to at least 141 naira (86 cents) virtually overnight. Furious Nigerians have taken to the streets, staging protests and mass demonstrations across the country.
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What's behind Nigeria fuel protests?

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

On January 1 2012, Nigeria, Africa's largest oil producer, ended oil subsidies that had kept gasoline prices artificially low. The cost of a liter of gasoline shot up from 65 naira (40 cents) to at least 141 naira (86 cents) virtually overnight. Furious Nigerians have taken to the streets, staging protests and mass demonstrations across the country.
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EU official to Iran: Halt executions of woman, pastor

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The Europe Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton demanded Friday that Iran halt the pending executions of a woman sentenced to die by stoning and a Christian pastor convicted of apostasy.
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Iran announces new drills in Strait of Hormuz

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Iran plans to conduct military drills in the Strait of Hormuz in February, state media said Friday.
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Colosseum renovation plans cause rumblings

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

It sits in the center of ancient Rome and is an emblem of the city's imperial history as well as an icon of Italy, but plans to renovate the Colosseum have sparked controversy.
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Meal with deadly mushrooms kills 2

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A meal containing the world's most deadly mushroom is responsible for killing two people and sickening another in Canberra, Australian health officials said Friday.
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Defector: Syria unleashes 'monsters'

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Syria\'s government has been holding jailed dissidents underground and paying pro-government gang members $100 a day to crack down on protesters as it tries to quell demonstrations, a former defense official says.
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US proposes regulating face, hand transplants

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

The government wants to start regulating face and hand transplants just as it does now with kidneys, hearts and other organs, with waiting lists, a nationwide system to match and d..
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More police in Rome after grisly slaying

Updated 3 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ROME (AP) - More police are being deployed in Rome after robbers shot and killed a man and his 8-month-old child outside their home.    Italy's interior ministry ann..
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