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The man who was arrested on a filthy New Mexico compound with 11 abused children was training the children to commit school shootings, according to court documents obtained by ABC News.

The documents allege that 39-year-old Siraj Wahhaj was conducting weapons training at the property in Amalia, near the Colorado border.

A foster parent of one of the 11 children allegedly stated to law enforcement that Wahhaj had "trained the child in the use of an assault rifle in preparation...

The Saudi-UAE military alliance at war with Yemen's Houthi rebels has been blamed for an attack on a school bus that killed dozens of people, including children attending Holy Quran classes.

Ghani Nayeb, the head of a health department in the northern province of Saada where the air strikes took place, told the Reuters news agency the death toll stood at 43 with 61 wounded.

Johannes Bruwer, the head of a delegation for the International Committee of the Red Crescent (ICRC) in...

Two kids with terminal illnesses were the youngest ever people to be euthanized after Belgium authorities allowed them to decide whether to live or die.

The children, ages 9 and 11, were given lethal injections in the European country which permits children with terminal illnesses who are in “unbearable suffering” to choose to die.

The cases, which happened in 2016 and 2017, were revealed in a report by the CFCEE – the commission that regulates euthanasia in Belgium – and their...

Authorities in New Mexico have recovered the remains of a young boy inside the ramshackle compound where 11 other children were found alive but malnourished in a raid on the site last week, the Taos County sheriff said on Aug 8.

Positive identification by autopsy has yet to be made, but the remains were believed to be those of a 3-year-old boy whose disappearance from his home near Atlanta, Georgia, eventually led to Friday's search of the property, Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe told a news...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bureau announced on Aug. 7 that following the premier's efforts, the European Union would stop funding the Freedom Protection Council, a consortium of civil society organizations.

The Freedom Protection Council, which was founded last year by Ilam – the Arab Center for Media Freedom Development and Research – consists of some 20 Jewish and Arab NGOs, including B’Tselem, Adalah, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel and the Mossawa...

Saudi Arabia expelled the Canadian ambassador on Aug. 6 and froze "all new business" with Ottawa over its criticism of the ultraconservative kingdom's arrest of women's rights activists — yet another warning to the West reflecting Riyadh's new assertive foreign policy.

The sudden and unexpected dispute bore the hallmarks of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's 32-year-old future leader whose recent foreign policy exploits include the war in Yemen and Lebanese Prime...

A prestigious Japanese medical school has confessed to systematically rigging its entrance exams against women, in a scandal that has highlighted the nation’s deep problem with gender discrimination.

An internal investigation found that Tokyo Medical University had for more than a decade subtracted marks from female applicants in a deliberate effort to produce more male doctors, and falsified exams to help specific individuals.

The revelations have shocked the nation and turned...

Israeli naval forces seized a Swedish-flagged ship carrying much-needed aid that was headed for the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Freedom for Gaza vessel, which had 12 people and medical equipment onboard, was intercepted late on Aug. 3 and taken to the Israeli port of Ashdod, the Israeli military said in a statement.

The ship was part of a four-vessel Freedom Flotilla Coalition that left from Denmark in May with the aim of breaking the crushing 12-year Gaza blockade imposed by ...

An Ontario man suffering from an incurable neurological disease has provided CTV News with audio recordings that he says are proof that hospital staff offered him medically assisted death, despite his repeated requests to live at home.

Roger Foley, 42, who earlier this year launched a landmark lawsuit against a London hospital, several health agencies, the Ontario government and the federal government, alleges that health officials will not provide him with an assisted home care team...

At least 55 people, including women and children, have been killed in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah in air raids carried out by a Saudi and UAE alliance battling Houthi rebels, the rebel-run health ministry said.

In a statement late on Thursday the ministry said the attacks, which targeted the city's Public al-Thawra Hospital and a busy fishing port, wounded at least 124 Yemenis.

Taha al-Mutawakil, the Minister for Public Health and Population in the Houthi-led...

Swedish police shot dead a 20-year-old man with Down syndrome in Stockholm on Aug 2. He had run away from home carrying a harmless toy gun. The policemen say they opened fire because of a "threatening situation", according to media reports.

20-year-old Eric Torell from Stockholm was diagnosed with Down syndrom and autism. He was gravely handicapped and could not speak, according to his mother.

On Thursday he was killed by Swedish police who say he acted "threateningly".

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A Japanese medical university has systematically discriminated against female applicants because women tend to quit as doctors after starting families, causing hospital staffing shortages, media reports said Thursday.

The Yomiuri newspaper said Tokyo Medical University has manipulated the entrance exam results of women since about 2011 to keep the female student population low. Quoting unidentified sources, it said the manipulation started after the share of successful female...

I am Nidal Wishah and I am 37 years old. As far back as I can remember, I've held great responsibility. I am the eldest son. I do not remember any luxuries, even for a single day.

The responsibilities of life are too large for a child to absorb, but I did meet with some success. I made it to university and after graduating I worked on several psychological support projects before getting a job at the Red Crescent.

When I was offered a job at UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian...

A disabled teenager and his family were removed from an Emirates flight on Aug. 1 because he suffers from epilepsy, despite having already obtained medical clearance to fly.

Eli, the son of Euronews journalist Isabelle Kumar, was set to travel with his family from Dubai to France in the final leg of a long-haul journey from New Zealand via Australia when staff asked to see a medical certificate.

“We told Emirates every step of the way that Eli had epilepsy (and autism) but when...

Israeli officials inaugurated a Jewish heritage center on Aug. 1 in a Palestinian neighborhood of East Jerusalem, escalating an already fierce legal battle between local residents and Jewish settlers who also claim the land.

Amid high security, senior Israeli ministers and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, a staunch supporter of Israel, attended the ceremony on a narrow, trash-strewn street in the Silwan neighborhood, a recent flash point for tensions between Israelis and...