UN Report: Number Of Global Refugees Hits Record High

World | Will Racke
Syria's devastating civil war, now in its seventh year, has rendered more than half the country's population refugees. The conflict has left more than 320,000 people dead, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (PHOTO: Getty Images/AFP/THOMAS COEX)

‘An unacceptable number’

STUDY: Majority Of Countries Are Becoming More Stable

World | Meghan Marsh
REUTERS/Francois Lenoir - RTX376R0

You’ll never guess which country is the all-time most improved…

A New Law Could Push Japan Into A Fight Overseas

World | Ryan Pickrell
Members of Japan's Self-Defence Forces' airborne troops stand at attention during the annual SDF ceremony at Asaka Base, Japan, October 23, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Expanding the operational scope of Japanese troops

UN Stood By Watching As Aid Workers Raped And Murdered

World | Saagar Enjeti
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks to the press at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

‘sexual violence’

These 7 Countries Use Child Soldiers, But Obama Will Still Give Them Money

World | Saagar Enjeti
A group of child soldiers execute hostages in ancient Roman ruins of Palmyra. (Source: Youtube)

‘millions of dollars in military assistance’

US Marines Rescued Americans Ambushed By Allied Fire

World | Saagar Enjeti
U.S. Troops

‘We have bulletproof glass, thankfully’

High School Basketball Star Exposed As 30-Year-Old Man

Education | Blake Neff
Adam Sandler in the third grade in the film Billy Madison [YouTube screengrab/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIAzalQUui4]
Student, teachers totally fooled by 6-foot-9 South Sudanese refugee

This Is The World's Most Fragile State

World | Erica Wenig
Members of the White Army, a South Sudanese anti-government militia, attend a rally in Nasir on April 14, 2014. Conflict in South Sudan has triggered a serious risk of famine that will kill up to 50,000 children within months if immediate action is not taken, the UN has warned. The African country has experienced high levels of malnutrition since it gained independence in 2011, UNICEF said, and conditions have worsened since ethnic conflict broke out between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and supporters of his former deputy Riek Machar. AFP PHOTO / ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER (Photo credit should read ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER/AFP/Getty Images)

For the second year in a row

George Clooney: Obama has 'been doing a great job' [VIDEO] - TheDC

Entertainment | Nicholas Ballasy

Actor praises Obama’s support for the South Sudan secession referendum

Clooney describes 'war crimes' in South Sudan - AP

Entertainment | admin

‘How many more bodies until the Nuba Mountains become the next Darfur?’

Death toll passes 600 from cattle raid in South Sudan - NYT

World | Steven Nelson (admin)

The U.N. says that up to 30,000 head of cattle were stolen and as many as 200 people abducted

South Sudan becomes world's newest nation - AP

World | Steven Nelson (admin)

Omar al-Bashir, Colin Powell, Ban Ki-moon and others attend independence celebrations