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  • Nobel Peace Prize honors Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi

    They’re denied an education, kidnapped, gang-raped and sold in the market. They’re forced to cart water and they’re married off early to old men. Then one extraordinary girl, Malala Yousafzai, escaped the fate of others and soared to...
  • Thousands march in St. Louis to protest police violence

    Thousands march in St. Louis to protest police violence
    Thousands of protesters condemning police violence marched through St. Louis on Saturday, during a weekend of demonstrations organized after the fatal shooting in August of an unarmed black teenager by a white officer in the suburb of Ferguson. After...
  • Protest marches kick off weekend of events in St. Louis area

    CLAYTON, Mo. A rain-soaked crowd of several hundred people marched in downtown Clayton on Friday afternoon, kicking off event of this weekend's FergusonOctober rallies and protests. Hours later, a smaller crowd took to the streets of Ferguson for a...
  • Another deadly police shooting, and a St. Louis neighborhood grieves

    Another deadly police shooting, and a St. Louis neighborhood grieves
    In the racially mixed Shaw neighborhood Thursday, the differences about what happened were as sharp as day and night. A day earlier, an off-duty white police officer shot and killed an 18-year-old African American, and whether the dead man had a gun was a...
  • Special Report: Flaws found in Ukraine's probe of Maidan massacre

    KIEV (Reuters) - For millions of Ukrainians, it was a crime against humanity. In February, more than 100 protesters were gunned down in the Maidan uprising that toppled the president, Viktor Yanukovich. The victims are now known as "the Heavenly Hundred."...
  • Violence erupts after vigil at Shaw shooting scene in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS At least one police officer was injured when violence erupted after prayer vigils Thursday night for a teen shot and killed by a police officer in the Shaw neighborhood. Protesters blocked traffic, broke windows of at least one home and a...
  • Activist investor wins control of Darden board

    Activist investor wins control of Darden board
    Every member of Darden Restaurants' board of directors was replaced Friday in a move that could have a far-reaching impact on the company — from how many breadsticks are served at Olive Garden to who owns the land on which the restaurants sit. At...
  • Police, protesters clash in St. Louis ahead of weekend of rallies

    Police, protesters clash in St. Louis ahead of weekend of rallies
    Police clashed with protesters in St. Louis on Thursday for a second consecutive night, a day after an officer killed a black teenager and ahead of a weekend of planned marches and rallies in the area over the August killing of unarmed black teenager ...
  • Man charged with murder in strangling death of O.C. transgender activist

    Man charged with murder in strangling death of O.C. transgender activist
    A 38-year-old man was charged Thursday with strangling a transgender activist and dumping her body behind an Anaheim restaurant. Randy Lee Parkerson of Anaheim was formally charged with one felony count of murder. He was arrested in connection with...
  • Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes

    Islamic State seizes large areas of Syrian town despite air strikes
    Islamic State fighters seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a monitoring group said on Thursday, as U.S.-led air strikes failed to halt their advance and Turkish forces looked on without intervening. With Washington ruling out a...
  • Hong Kong protesters vow to carry on fight as officials scrap talks

    Formal talks between the Hong Kong government and student leaders set for Friday have been called off, raising the specter of more demonstrations in a city already weary from 12 days of protests. Carrie Lam, chief secretary of Hong Kong, said the...