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S. Korean man sentenced for abusing pupil

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of -- A former South Korean university professor was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Thursday for habitually beating his former pupil and forcing him to eat human feces and drink urine.

An anti-Balaka soldier holds a handmade gun as former child soldiers wait to be released in Bambari, Central African Republic, May 14, 2015. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun

Witch burning stokes Central African violence

BANGUI - Rebels in Central African Republic have kidnapped, burnt and buried alive "witches" in public ceremonies, exploiting widely held superstitions to control areas in the war-torn country, according to a leaked United Nations report.

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at an event at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Combustible mix of glee, fear at Trump's rallies

"We're not gonna take it anymore," a crowd of thousands sang as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump entered a South Carolina convention centre on Tuesday night as a 1980s heavy metal song by the band Twisted Sister blared from speakers.

Derek Medina listens to the opening statements during his trial in Miami-Dade Circuit Court in Miami, Florida November 10, 2015. (REUTERS/Walter Michot/Miami Herald/Pool)

Florida 'Facebook killer' found guilty

A jury found a Florida man guilty of second-degree murder on Wednesday after he killed his wife and posted a photo of her blood-spattered, lifeless body on Facebook, according to a circuit court spokeswoman in Miami-Dade County.

#BrusselsLockdown video by VISITFLANDERS. (YouTube video screenshot)

Belgium uses cats to lure back tourists

Belgium's tourist boards have latched onto a social media craze of cats that gave Brussels light relief during a tense five-day security lockdown in the wake of militant attacks in Paris.

Children pass a police officer as they arrive for school in the center of Brussels on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Brussels' schools, subway reopen

As police armed with automatic weapons stood guard, schools and some subway stations in the Belgian capital reopened Wednesday for the first time since emergency measures were imposed four days ago in the wake of the Paris attacks.

Matt Pakucko, president of Save Porter Ranch, right, speaks to a reporter after testifying to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors about an uncontrolled gas leak that has sickened residents in his Los Angeles neighbourhood on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Other Porter Ranch residents in the background from left to right: Ethan Michaels, 8, Cameron Michaels, 11, Danielle Michaels, the boys' mother, Kyoko Hibino and Michelle Theriault. SoCalGas crews and technical experts are attempting to safely stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility’s Aliso Canyon facility near Northridge section of Los Angeles. Workers are trying to stop a leak from a massive underground natural gas well on the that has nearby residents concerned for their safety and annoyed by the unpleasant smell. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)

Mist to mask stench from natural gas leak

A utility trying to stop a monthlong leak at a massive natural gas storage facility near a Los Angeles neighbourhood said it planned to use a mist to mask the sickening stench as work continues -- possibly for three more months -- to plug the well.