Human Rights Watch has interviewed 15 men who survived a massacre that occurred June 10, 2014. This account is just one of numerous mass killings reportedly conducted by the Islamist terrorist group, ISIS. It happened shortly after the capture of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city.
Desperate people can be very creative, as this story of one woman’s attempt to get help illustrates. Ten years ago, according to former 911 operator Keith Weisinger, he answered a call he initially thought was a prank. He kept the transcript, and the story is receiving attention again on Reddit.com:
Saturday Night Live has been a television comedy staple for decades, and its skits have often balanced on the knife edge of good taste. This season most of the cast is new, and viewers have wondered if the SNL formula will continue to flourish. Last Saturday’s episode answered that question, taking some risks but leaving viewers laughing nonetheless.
Australia is serious about its immigration laws, and it has just launched a publicity campaign that aims to communicate its stance to anyone considering entering the country illegally. As the video above explains, Australia is committed to ending “people smuggling.” The island nation is focusing its message towards anyone who may be thinking of arriving by boat.
President Obama has finally decided to appoint an “Ebola Czar” to coordinate the response of the federal government to the looming health crisis posed by the deadly virus. His choice is Democratic operative Ron Klain, who has extensive background in politics and administration, but absolutely no healthcare experience. On Thursday, the President spoke to CNN and explained his choice: