It Was ISIS!

It Was ISIS!

(CNN)The San Bernardino, California, mass shooting is now being investigated as “an act of terrorism,” FBI official David Bowdich said Friday. Bowdich said the FBI “uncovered evidence … of extreme planning.” He said some phone conversations between at least one of the shooters and other people are being investigated. The announcement means the FBI has

Belgian Scientologists go on trial for fraud and extortion

Belgian Scientologists go on trial for fraud and extortion

Agence France-Presse The Belgian branch of the controversial Church of Scientology went on trial Monday facing a possible ban for fraud and extortion, charges it claims are meant to blacken its reputation. The case opened in a packed Brussels courtroom where the prosecution demanded that the church, known internationally for superstar members such as Tom

Serious work ahead for comedian Jimmy Morales after surprise win in Guatemalan presidential race

Serious work ahead for comedian Jimmy Morales after surprise win in Guatemalan presidential race

Agence France-Presse Comedian and political neophyte Jimmy Morales, elected president of Guatemala in a landslide, faced the morning-after challenge Monday of restoring confidence in a state ravaged by corruption, gang violence and poverty. The 46-year-old conservative swept to victory Sunday on a tide of voter outrage over a corruption scandal that felled his predecessor, Otto

Hobby Lobby’s Christian owners under federal investigation for importing looted Bible artifacts from Iraq

Hobby Lobby’s Christian owners under federal investigation for importing looted Bible artifacts from Iraq

Travis Gettys Federal authorities are investigating whether the owners of Hobby Lobby illegally imported stolen artifacts for their planned Museum of the Bible. U.S. Customs agents seized up to 300 small clay tablets shipped from Israel in 2011 to the Christian business owners’ headquarters in Oklahoma City, reported The Daily Beast. A senior law enforcement

22 more elephants poisoned to death in Zimbabwe

22 more elephants poisoned to death in Zimbabwe

Agence France-Presse At least 22 more elephants have died from suspected poisoning by poachers near Zimbabwe’s main game reserve, a parks official said Tuesday, as conservationists struggle to stem a spate of attacks. “We recovered 22 elephant carcasses in the Sinamatela area yesterday and so far we have also recovered 35 tusks,” Caroline Washaya, spokeswoman

Mass graves and evidence of cannibalism found in South Sudan

Mass graves and evidence of cannibalism found in South Sudan

International Business Times

A report released late Tuesday by the African Union said mass graves and evidence of horrific crimes, including forced cannibalism, have been discovered in South Sudan. The report said hundreds of members of the ethnic Nuer were captured, tortured and killed by alleged government forces or their allies, according to the Associated Press. The African Union…