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Woman trapped in Subway fridge for 8 hours wrote ‘help me’ in tomato sauce

Woman trapped in Subway fridge for 8 hours wrote ‘help me’ in tomato sauce

A Subway employee who was locked in the store’s fridge for eight hours overnight used tomato sauce to write ‘help me’ on pieces of cardboard hoping her message would be…

Official: Islamic extremists in southern Somalia ambush, kill 15 government soldiers

Official: Islamic extremists in southern Somalia ambush, kill 15 government soldiers

A Somali military official says at least 15 soldiers have been killed in an ambush by fighters from the Islamic extremist rebel group al-Shabab.…

Analysis: Erdogan buoyed by election, but faces enormous challenges in security, economy

Analysis: Erdogan buoyed by election, but faces enormous challenges in security, economy

The surprising margin of victory for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party in parliamentary elections marks a remarkable turnaround and puts him firmly in control of Turkish politics.…

US-born endangered Sumatran rhino arrives in ancestral home of Indonesia on mission to mate

US-born endangered Sumatran rhino arrives in ancestral home of Indonesia on mission to mate

A U.S.-born Sumatran rhino has arrived in its ancestral home of Indonesia after a long flight from Cincinnati, Ohio, where it had lived at the city’s zoo as the last…

South African president opens anti-poaching center at wildlife park to protect rhinos

South African president opens anti-poaching center at wildlife park to protect rhinos

South Africa’s president says South Africans don’t want a future where rhinos become extinct and the only rhinoceros they see is on the back of a banknote or postage stamp.…

Pope decries violence in Central African Republic; ‘hopes’ he can still go there this month

Pope decries violence in Central African Republic; ‘hopes’ he can still go there this month

Pope Francis has decried a flare-up of violence in Central African Republic and says he hopes he can still visit that conflict-torn country during his pilgrimage to Africa this month.…

Many of 27 dead in fire in Bucharest club still unidentified; 180 injured

Many of 27 dead in fire in Bucharest club still unidentified; 180 injured

Officials said most of the 27 people who died when a heavy metal band’s pyrotechnical show sparked a deadly fire at a Bucharest nightclub have not been identified.…

Cult leader in China who promised supernatural powers sentenced to life for rape, fraud

Cult leader in China who promised supernatural powers sentenced to life for rape, fraud

A court in southern China says a man accused of being a cult leader has been convicted of rape and fraud and sentenced to life in prison.…

Myanmar reforms mark 1st steps on democratic path, but haven’t changed balance of power

Myanmar reforms mark 1st steps on democratic path, but haven’t changed balance of power

The sweeping reforms Myanmar announced in 2011 after a half-century of crushing military rule seemed too good to be true to much of the outside world.…

Iranian-American businessman who promoted improved ties between two countries arrested in Iran

Iranian-American businessman who promoted improved ties between two countries arrested in Iran

Iranian security forces have arrested an Iranian-American businessman who had promoted improved ties between the two countries, adding to signs that hard-liners in Tehran are trying to block foreign investors…