The Tibetan mastiff, a large dog breed once so prized among China's elite that each sold for between $130,000 and $250,000, have become so unpopular that slaughterhouses will pay $5 for them.
The second game between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens did not possess the drama of the first, but it was just as exciting and physical. Alex Galchenyuk scored in overtime to lift the Canadiens to a 2-0 series lead.
The Washington Capitals finally showed up to play against the New York Islanders. Without goalie Braden Holtby, the Capitals rallied from a two-goal deficit to win 4-3 and even the series at one.
Australian model Sharky Jama, 25, died while fighting in Syria. He left a successful modeling and DJ career to join the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).
Members of the UN Security Council watched videos of doctors who could not save children after a chlorine gas attack in Syria. The footage was so disturbing, members of the council reportedly broke down in tears.
Western jihadists in the Islamic State (ISIS), seemingly nostalgic for the comfort of the infidel lifestyle, have begun posting photos to social media of Western treats such as Burger King and Pringles, smuggled in from Turkey with future jihadists.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) interviewed 20 Yazidi women and girls at a refugee camp in Dohuk, a governorate in Iraqi Kurdistan. These women described the horrific treatment they endured from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL). Rashida, 31, told the group about a lottery ISIS set up for the fighters to receive a woman.
The Malawian government decided to bring back all their citizens from South Africa due to escalating violence against foreigners.
The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) charged into eleven of the 35 Christian communities along the Khabur River in Syria in February targeting Tel Tamer, which at the time was protected by Christian fighters and locals determined to defeat the terrorist group. This week, the Islamic State took another shot at conquering it.
Nothing beats the NHL playoffs. The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators game proved just that with an exciting, action-packed Game One. In the first period, Abdrei Markov accidentally scored on his own goal to give the Senators a 1-0 lead.
In March, an Israeli documentary exposed Hamas's use of trained child soldiers, which is against international law. Now, one month later, the Hamas Interior Ministry itself proudly displayed a picture of a 5-year-old soldier on their Facebook page.
Ali Awad Asiri, the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Lebanon, told terrorist group Hezbollah they should not be concerned about Yemen.
A Russian biker gang with close ties to President Vladimir Putin, the Night Wolves, announced a victory ride from Moscow to Berlin to celebrate VE Day. The trip is almost 3,750 miles and will pass through Poland, Czech Republic, and Austria. Polish authorities lashed out at the journey, which celebrates the Soviet military.
Roskomnadzor, Russia’s media watchdog group, has updated a “personal data” law to allow for the government to regulate and ban memes using the likenesses of public personalities, including President Vladimir Putin.
In defeating the Los Angeles Kings last Thursday, the Calgary Flames clinched a playoff spot for the first time in six years and eliminated the defending Stanley Cup champions all in one game.
A clash between the Marxist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Turkish armed forces (TSK) left five militants dead and wounded four Turkish soldiers. The fight occurred despite the PKK leader's call for a ceasefire in March. Now the fights threaten to end fragile peace talks while pro-Kurdish groups accuse Turkey of staging the attacks.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster, reported that the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) turned the Catholic cathedral in Mosul into a mosque.
The dark horse in the Eastern Conference might be the Ottawa Senators, who clinched a spot when they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-1. They were 14 points out of a playoff spot on February 10 with five teams ahead of them.
North Korea welcomed 650 foreigners to participate in a marathon in Pyongyang, the capital of the Hermit Kingdom. Americans were among the foreigners drawn to the peninsula for the event.
April 14 marks the one-year anniversary of the Boko Haram kidnapping of almost 300 young female Christians in Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. The terrorist group only released 59 girls in the past year-- most accidentally. Witnesses tell BBC that groups of those remaining missing have been spotted.
The New York Islanders fell short on the last regular season game at historic Nassau Coliseum. But the team’s play in the preceding 40 games at the Coliseum ensure that the Islanders will enjoy at least a few more games
The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) released 216 Yazidi hostages after eight months. Peshmerga Commander General Hiwa Abdullah said the majority are in bad health and abused. Families told their stories to aid workers, but the most disturbing find was a pregnant 9-year-old girl, who said she was raped by at least ten jihadists.
At least 45 female jihadists appeared in a training video at Saint Simeon Stylites, which is the world’s oldest Byzantine church, near Aleppo, Syria. The women are demanding equality with men on the battlefield.
Bangledeshi authorities executed Jamaat-e-Islami party official Muhammad Kamaruzzaman for crimes against humanity during the country’s war of independence forty years ago. He was hanged two years after he was sentenced to death.
China Central Television (CCTV) suspended popular host Bi Fujian after a video surfaced that showed him insulting Mao Zedong. The station announced they will investigate the incident and Fujian recently apologized.