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Syrian regime accused of dozens of torture methods from 'crucifixion' to rape to eye-gouging

The Syrian Network for Human Rights, a global non-profit that serves as a leading source on all death toll-related statistics in the war-wracked nation, has compiled the most extensive torture report to-date, exposing the barbaric methods of abuse inside the dark walls of government detention facilities.

Bill Bennett: I don't think I can defend Trump's policy on Syria

If President Trump wants to completely eradicate ISIS or Al Qaeda, then the United States need to have a presence in some of the more tumultuous areas like Syria, former Education Secrety Dr. William Bennett said Tuesday.

Family of 7 discovered living in Dutch farm cellar for years waiting for world to end

Authorities in the Netherlands have launched a major investigation after an apparent family of seven was discovered living in the basement of an isolated farm, allegedly "waiting for the end of time."

Asia's 'El Chapo' is suspected kingpin of $17 billion Asia-Pacific meth trade: report

An Asian drug lord "in the same league as El Chapo" is wanted by authorities for running a sprawling $17 billion a year Asia-Pacific crystal methamphetamine trade.

American lawyer serving as Micronesia's assistant AG shot dead while returning home from run

An American lawyer working in the Pacific nation of Micronesia was fatally shot while coming from a run with her dog, her friends said, just shortly before she planned to return home to the U.S.

Woman, 24, dies after being thrown 30 feet from French fairground ride: reports

A woman in France was killed and a second was injured Monday when the spinning fair ride they were on catapulted them over 30 feet to the ground, prompting authorities to take four people connected with the ride into custody, reports say. 

Russian military patrolling Syria-Turkey border as US troops officially withdraw

Russian military units have been sent to patrol near the Syria-Turkey border, sparking fears Moscow is moving to fill a security vacuum after U.S. troops started withdrawing from the region last week.

Google Maps banned by Italian town after too many people got lost

A town in Sardinia ordered motorists and hikers to avoid Google Maps to navigate local roads after too many people got lost and stranded by using the popular app, according to a report.

Nigerian police save dozens from Islamic school where they were 'shackled with chains'

Police in Nigeria are trying to reunite dozens of men and boys with their families this week after rescuing them from an Islamic school where they had been "shackled with chains" and subjected to "various inhuman and degrading treatments," reports say.

Saudi Arabia opens tourism to ancient biblical sites: 'The atmosphere is changing'

Saudi Arabia is opening its doors to tourists and one group started the "first-ever Christian tour of rare sites" on Monday to a controversial location believed to be the real Mount Sinai, the mountain where God gave Moses the Ten Commandments.

Boa constrictor 'at large' in Australian town, 'freshly shed' skin discovered

Officials in Australia are searching a suburb of Sydney where an adult boa constrictor is believed to be "at large" after "freshly shed" snake skin was discovered last week.

13 Mexican police officers murdered by suspected cartel gunmen in bloody ambush

A group of armed gunmen believed to be part of a powerful drug cartel in Mexico ambushed a police convoy, killing at least 13 officers and wounding 9.

Turkish-led Syrian rebel fighters advancing on flashpoint region of Manbij

The flashpoint region of Manbij in northeastern Syria is becoming a battleground for Turkish-led Syrian rebel fighters advancing in the area following the pullback of U.S. forces.

Pope's bodyguard resigns over leak in financial probe

The Vatican's security chief who served as Pope Francis' main bodyguard resigned Monday over leaks related to a financial investigation into alleged wrongdoing in the holy city. 

EU countries pledge to suspend arm exports to Turkey over Syria incursion

Member countries from the European Union pledged on Monday to suspend weapons exports to Turkey over its widely condemned military operations in Syria.

Typhoon Hagibis kills dozens in Japan, floods bullet trains as massive search launched

A massive search-and-rescue effort was underway Monday in central and northern Japan after powerful Typhoon Hagibis unleashed torrents of rain and strong winds during the weekend, killing dozens and spawning devastating flooding.

China's Xi Jinping warns attempts to divide country will end in 'crushed bodies and shattered bones'

As street battles between protesters and police continue to escalate in Hong Kong, China's authoritarian leader warned Sunday any further attempt to divide the country will literally be crushed.

Iran oil tanker damage from apparent missile attack captured in new photos

Images released Monday showed a pair of gaping holes in the hull of an Iranian oil tanker that Tehran says was hit by two missiles off the coast of Saudi Arabia in a mysterious attack last week that threatened to ratchet up tensions even more between the regional adversaries.

British pedophile Richard Huckle, who may have raped 200 kids, stabbed to death in prison: report

A British man sentenced to 22 life sentences - and who authorities say may have raped or abused up to 200 Malaysian children - was reportedly stabbed to death in prison on Sunday, likely ending any hope cops had of gaining access to the man's encrypted computer files and any potential abusers identified within.

Kurdish forces announce deal with Damascus after US pullout

Nearly a week after the U.S. announced its decision to pull out troops from northern Syria to make way for a Turkish incursion, Kurdish forces in the country have reportedly agreed to a new deal with Damascus in a desperate bid to face off against Ankara's offensive.

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