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Tiger zoo to open next to Thailand's raided Tiger Temple

Dake Kang and Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:34am

A new zoo is planned in western Thailand right next to the closed Buddhist temple that ran a lucrative tiger attraction while allegedly trafficking the endangered beasts.

Refugees of a certain age seek mainstream high schools

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 7:20am

The handiwork posted outside a small classroom in the heart of Pennsylvania's Amish country hints at the ambition of the refugees studying at Phoenix Academy.

Bangladeshi Muslim hardliners seek removal of Justice statue

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:42am

Thousands of people marched in Bangladesh's capital on Friday to demand a Lady Justice statue be removed from the Supreme Court complex.

Egypt Christians flee Sinai after a spate of attacks

Ashraf Sweliam and Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:15am

Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian man and stabbed his daughter to death inside his home in northern Sinai, the seventh such killing in a month's time in the restive region, officials and a Christian priest said Friday, prompting hundreds of Christians to flee from the area for fear of being targeted next.

Myanmar nationalist monks protest Thai crackdown on sect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:47am

A Buddhist nationalist group that has been accused of stirring up religious tensions in Myanmar demonstrated Friday outside Thailand's embassy in Myanmar to protest the Thai government's siege of the temple headquarters of a controversial Buddhist sect.

Indonesian authorities shutter minority Ahmadiyah mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:24am

An Ahmadiyah mosque has been shuttered by authorities in Indonesia after Muslim groups called for protests against the minority group they regard as heretical.

Japanese cult also used VX; survivor recounts how it felt

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:24am

A Japanese religious cult that carried out a deadly nerve gas attack on Tokyo's subways in 1995 also experimented with the VX nerve agent suspected in the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother in Malaysia.

As president, Trump juggles loyalties on LGBT issues

Laurie Kellman and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:44am

There was candidate Donald Trump in Colorado, waving a rainbow flag emblazoned with a "LGBTs for Trump," a photo opportunity meant to signal he was a new brand of Republican when it comes to protecting LGBT Americans.

A better understanding of depression

Dylan Cannon, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:31pm

Major depressive disorder, most commonly known as depression, affects millions of Americans every year and is the leading cause of suicide in the United States. I sat down with a young woman with depression to gain greater insight into the illness.

Study: Global warming shrinking Colorado River

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:28pm

Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of the century, two scientists say.

A look at the legal path ahead for the Trump travel ban

Eric Tucker and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:00pm

President Donald Trump's travel ban has been frozen by the courts, but the White House has promised a new executive order that officials say will address concerns raised by judges that have put the policy on hold.

Minneapolis women line up for 'she persisted' tattoos

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:07pm

So many women showed up at a Minneapolis tattoo parlor for a permanent reminder of female solidarity that it had to turn away some latecomers.

Have You Seen This? The hoverbike

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 1:15pm

There is a saying that fits my emotions perfectly when I watch this video. It's both poetic and resonating. The saying goes: "Take my money!"

Supreme Court won't hear Ohio man's Amish hair-cutting case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:37pm

The U.S. Supreme Court won't review the case of the Ohio leader of a breakaway group that was accused in hair- and beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish.

The tech solutions to end global hunger

Meera Senthilingam, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:59am

What do you do when you see or hear something strange and want to learn more? Perhaps no one around you knows, so you go online or turn to social media.

Brazil's sexy Carnival puts Pentecostal mayor in tight spot

Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:45am

While campaigning last year to become Rio de Janeiro's mayor, Marcelo Crivella, a retired Pentecostal bishop, insisted his faith would not get in the way of governing the nation's most famous city.

How to build a one-match fire every time

Spencer Durrant, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:38am

From survival situations to impressing your friends, the ability to build a one-match fire is something any outdoor enthusiast needs to have. Let's look at a few tips for doing just that.

2 ex-Vatican bank execs convicted of minor offenses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:17am

A Rome court has convicted two former top managers of the Vatican's scandal-marred bank for minor violations of anti-money laundering norms.

Dutch lawmaker suspends campaigning due to security scandal

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:48am

Anti-Islam Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders on Thursday suspended open campaigning for next month's parliamentary election in the wake of a scandal centering on a security official who is part of a the team giving him round-the-clock protection.