Man who filmed woman being publicly beheaded in Mecca reportedly arrested in Saudi Arabia
Man will face unspecified charges in a military court as well as in a Sharia court.
by The Independent
China stocks plunge amid regulator crackdown on margins
Fresh fall in Chinese home prices also weighs on markets.
by Laura He

Despite world glut, Iraq pumps crude at record level
Crude prices to rise gradually in the second half of 2015…
by Bloomberg
French Flags, Hollande Pictures Burned at Charlie Hebdo Protests Worldwide
“We are not Charlie, we are Kouachi,” screamed the protesters in reference to the two brothers.
by Sputnik

Anger After Indonesia Executed 6 People for Drug Trafficking
“…a form of assertiveness of Indonesia’s government that we will never be in compromise with the perpetrators, dealers and drug syndicates,” attorney general said.
by VOA News
Papal text says man betrays God by destroying the environment
Pope offers thoughts on the environment and climate change.
by Reuters

There Are More Slaves Today Than Ever Before In Human History
You may have assumed that slavery was a thing of the past. But sadly, it’s worse than ever before.
by Zero Hedge
Arctic blast sweeping Britain 'could kill one person every seven minutes'
Britain’s big freeze is set to continue for the rest of the weekend with temperatures plummeting well below zero.
by Ollie Gillman

World Bank: India Set to Become World’s Fastest-Growing Big Economy
China suffering through a slowdown.
by Eric Bellman
Islamic State has Breached Saudi Borders
Things are looking grim for the Saudi authorities.
by Alexander Orlov

Most calls to Ebola center are pranks: Sierra Leone official
“genuine calls are dwindling and response to such calls have been swift…”
by Japan Times
World Bank Expects Russian Economy to Contract by 2.9% in 2015
Saudi Arabia lowering oil prices to bankrupt Russia.
by Sputnik

U.S. Vows to Cut North Korea From Int'l Financial System
Sanctions typically hurt the public more than the targeted government.
by Korea Times
China and Russia to launch new credit rating agency in 2015
Rating group to rival Moody’s, S&P and Fitch.
by RT

Study: Volcanoes are COOLING Earth
Aerosols from small eruptions have reduced global temperatures and tropical rainfall.
by Richard Gray
France Begins Sending People to Prison for Free Speech
Are French prisons ready to take in 40,000 people?
by The Local