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Why Is 'World's Best Democracy' So Much Better Than U.S.? While Norway was ranked the best democracy in the world for the sixth year running, the U.S. was downgraded to a "flawed democracy." Rex Tillerson Tasked With Helping Soothe Tensions With Mexico Secretary of State Rex Tillerson headed to Mexico to visit President Enrique Peña Nieto in an effort to help soothe tensions. Break-In Attempt Reported at Morgue Holding Kim Jong Nam's Body Armed guards have begun 24-hour security around the Malaysian morgue where North Korean Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother Kim Jong Nam's body is being kept after an alleged break-in attempt, officials said Wednesday. Ex-CIA Agent Will Be Extradited to Serve Italy Jail Term Over Cleric Kidnapping Sabrina de Sousa spent the night in a women's prison near Lisbon after a Portuguese court ordered police to extradite her, her Portuguese lawyer, Manuel Magalhaes e Silva, told the Associated Press in an interview. Out Lawmaker Optimistic About Marriage Equality in Australia Alex Greenwich, an LGBTQ member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, is hopeful same-sex marriage can be achieved in Australia "this year."
Ex-Gitmo Inmate Who Won Payout Became Suicide Bomber: Reports Born Ronald Fiddler, Jamal al-Harith is a British citizen and Muslim convert who was released from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in 2004. Famine Ravages the World's Newest Country More than 100,000 people are experiencing famine in South Sudan, according to the United Nations and government officials. Majority of Americans Worried About War In Next 4 Years: Poll A majority of Americans are worried that the U.S. will become engaged in a major war in the next four years, according to the results of a new poll. Refugees Trudge Through Frozen Wilderness to Flee U.S. for Canada More than 100 people have crossed illegally from the U.S. into Canada to seek asylum amid rising tensions in the U.S. 'Us Vs. Them' Narratives to Blame for Hate Levels Not Seen Since 1930s: Amnesty "Politicians are shamelessly and actively legitimizing all sorts of hateful rhetoric and policies based on people's identity," the watchdog group said.
N. Korean Embassy Official Wanted for Questioning in Airport Killing Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport last week. Four Americans Killed as Plane Crashes Into Australian Shopping Mall Witnesses described the plane exploding on impact and erupting into a "massive fireball." President Trump Condemns Anti-Semitism: 'It Has to Stop' 'I think it's horrible,' Trump said of the threats. 'Whether it's anti-Semitism or racism or any — anything you wanna think about having to do with the divide.' Incredible Video Shows Young Girl Rescued After Syrian Airstrike White Helmets volunteers rushed to save the child, who was buried under rubble after an airstrike in the Tishreen neighborhood of Damascus. Why Eating Pies Got an English Soccer Coach Fired Wayne Shaw caused headlines when he was shown on TV eating a pie during a soccer game. Now, it appears something sinister was behind it.
Cab Ride to Border: Immigrants Flee US for Refuge in Canada Immigrants are illegally crossing from the US into Canada in growing numbers hoping to receive refugee status. WPTZ's Liz Strzepa reports. Troops Battle to Dislodge ISIS From Strategic Airport ISIS seized Mosul in 2014 and it is now the last urban center in Iraq controlled by the group. Europe Terror Fears: Cops Shoot Driver in Truck Laden With Gas Canisters The incident follows truck attacks in Berlin and Nice that have shattered the continent's peace. Israeli Soldier Jailed for 18 Months Over Palestinian's Killing The sentence was lighter than expected. Prosecutors had asked for a prison term of at least 3 years. Palestinians dismissed the sentence as a "joke." Lindsay Lohan: I Was Profiled While Wearing Headscarf Lohan had been returning from Turkey, where she recently met President Erdogan, and was wearing the headscarf out of 'personal respect.'
Bye-Bye, Bao Bao! Beloved Giant Panda Returning to China The popular giant panda, Bao Bao, who was born at the Smithsonian's National Zoo is moving to China Tuesday via a FedEx truck. They begin the spe 74 Bodies Wash Ashore as Smugglers' Tactics Get 'More Disastrous' Migrant deaths have risen to record levels on the Libya-to-Italy smuggling route across the Mediterranean Sea. Five Die as Small Plane Crashes Into Shopping Mall Four U.S. tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when their aircraft crashed near Melbourne, Australia, shortly after takeoff. The plane's pi Airport Killing, Diplomatic Spat Could Cost N. Korea a Rare Friend It can be hard to parse the level of vitriol in North Korea's official statements, which often include tsunamis of angry accusations. Pence Seeks to Calm Jittery European Leaders Jolted by Trump The disquiet felt among EU leaders during the first weeks of the Trump administration was clearly on display at the event in Brussels.