October 27, 2018

For highly skilled refugees, an opportunity to translate language skills into work

Sona Circle(LONDON) -- Ahmed fled Syria knowing he might never return. He understood he would have to say goodbye to friends and loved ones, to the life he had worked so hard to build. But he never thought taking refuge in another land would mean never practicing dentistry again, giving up on almost 10 years of sacrifices and hard work for a career he profoundly loved. Since immigrating to the U.K. in 2015, he has not been able to practice dentistry again. "No one tells you that they won’t hir..
October 27, 2018

Many Brazilians worry that their country is heading towards a military dictatorship

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With Brazil facing an historic presidential election this weekend, many Brazilians are expressing growing concern that the favored far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro will return the South American nation to a military dictatorship. "We know we are heading to that direction if Bolsonaro is elected on Sunday," Marcelo Leal 36, an unemployed, Afro-Brazilian from Rio de Janeiro told ABC News. Many Brazilians fears were exacerbated this week when Bolsonaro, a former a..
October 26, 2018

Woman faces witchcraft, fraud charges after allegedly conning elderly man out of $600,000

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Canadian police have charged a woman with witchcraft and fraud after she allegedly conned an elderly man for more than a half a million in an evil spirit blessing scam. Samantha Stevenson of Toronto was charged with pretending to practice witchcraft, fraud over $5,000 and possession of property obtained by a crime, according to the York Regional Police. The victim, a 67-year-old man, had met the suspect, who was known as ‘Evanna,’ about four years ago. Stevenson..
October 26, 2018

Cops foil attempted theft of world-famous Magna Carta document in England

Universal History Archive/UIG/Getty Images(SALISBURY, England) -- Police said they've arrested a man in Salisbury, England, accused of trying to steal one of history's most famous documents. The Magna Carta, an English historical writ that enshrined the principles of the rule of law, was issued by King John of England in 1215. The document is housed in Salisbury Cathedral. A visitor was seen "smashing the case of the Magna Carta with a hammer and trying to destroy it" on Friday, accord..