• US-backed rebel group criticises Syria strikes

    A Syrian rebel group that has reportedly received weapons from the United States criticised air strikes Tuesday by a US-led coalition against jihadists in the war-torn country. The Hazm Movement, in a statement posted on their Twitter account, said the strikes would undermine the armed opposition…

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  • Putin warns Ukraine against implementing EU deal -letter

    By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Moscow will curtail Ukraine's access to vital Russian markets if Kiev implements any part of a trade agreement with the European Union, President Vladimir Putin warned in a letter, toughening his stance on a deal at the center of East-West tensions. In a letter…

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  • CDC Predicts As Many As 1.4 Million Ebola Cases by Early 2015

    A new and particularly grim CDC projection estimates that Ebola cases in western Africa could easily breach the million mark in just four months. Researchers say the total number of cases is vastly underreported by a factor of 2.5 in Sierra Leone and Liberia, two of the three hardest-hit countries.…

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  • Keep Your Pants, and Your Dignity, at the Hospital

    Although the white coats that doctors wear have been scrutinized for their authoritarian look, the open-in-the-back gowns that hospital patients wear, and the effect these gowns have on patients' dignity and state-of-mind while in the hospital, have gone largely unexamined. "There are a number of…

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  • Love, eggs and ideas: the keys to NKorean weightlifting success

    North Korean weightlifters Om Yun Chol and Kim Un Guk faced the media at a news conference on Tuesday that was supposed to focus on their world records and gold medals from the Incheon Asian Games this week. What transpired, however, was pure North Korean theater complete with an interfering…

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  • Clothes taken in search for missing UVa student

    In a second search of the home of the man believed to be the last person seen with a missing University of Virginia student, officials said they took pieces of clothing, but they would not elaborate on the importance of the items Tuesday. The clothing was found Monday at Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr.'s…

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  • India's PM ups fashion ante for maiden US visit

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pulling out all the fashion stops for his upcoming visit to the United States, hiring a top Mumbai designer to create outfits that will sell his vision of a newly confident, aspirational India. India's politicians are often mocked by media for their crumpled…

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    Shooting at Alabama UPS facility (8 photos)

    Police say the man who killed two people and himself inside a UPS warehouse in Alabama had been fired from the company just a day earlier. Police Lt. Sean Edwards said Tuesday that one of the victims had been a supervisor at the warehouse. Neither the

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  • 10 Colleges That Award International Students the Most Financial Aid

    The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific

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  • This Giant Floating Swimming Pool Is Headed for the Hudson River

    A floating, Olympic-size swimming pool designed to filter contaminated river water into safe, swimmable water? The founders—Archie Coates and Jeffrey Franklin of PlayLab Inc. and Dong Ping Wong of design firm Family—conceived the stand-alone, buoyant oasis in 2010 as a way to compel New Yorkers to…

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  • Jack Ma of Alibaba becomes China's richest person

    The largest stock offer in history has made Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, China's richest person with a fortune of $25 billion, an annual wealth ranking in the world's second largest economy showed Tuesday. "It has been an amazing year for China's best tycoons despite the jitters…

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  • Islamic State redeploys fighters towards Kurdish areas-Kurdish armed group

    Islamic State fighters are redeploying from areas hit in U.S.-led air strikes towards Kurdish-controlled territory in Syria, the main Syrian Kurdish armed group said on Tuesday. It also urged air strikes on Islamic State fighters attacking the town of Kobani. Redur Xelil, speaking to Reuters via…

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  • Allowance Advice for Well-Meaning Parents

    Allowances seem like a relatively easy way to teach kids some basic lessons in financial literacy. Lewis Mandell, a financial economist with a research specialization in financial literacy, says his review of more than 50 years worth of allowance research found that kids who receive a regular,…

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    Photos of the day - September 23, 2014 (30 photos)

    China's Shang Chunsong prepares to compete in the uneven bars event of the women's individual all-around final artistic gymnastics competition during the 17th Asian Games, a Tomahawk cruise missile is launched against ISIL targets from the US Navy guided

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  • St. Louis County cops apologize for flier wording

    St. Louis County police apologized Monday for the wording of a flier announcing a seminar to help officers interact with the media. The flier on county letterhead says topics of the Oct. 24 program at the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy will include "Feeding the Animals" and "Meet the…

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  • Pixel by pixel, Taiwan maps out claims to contested South China Sea

    Wang Cheng-gi laughs nervously as he discusses the detailed new maps of the disputed South China Sea being drawn in his corner office at Taiwan’s Department of Land Administration.  Seven countries lay claim to parts of the South China Sea, the strategic waters through which 50 percent of the…

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  • Take a Good Look at This Rare Malayan Tiger—It May Be One of Your Last

    Malaysia's tigers have all but disappeared, and poachers from nearby countries have pushed them to the brink of extinction, according to a new report.  Previous estimates had the country's tiger population between 500 and 1,500. Malayan tigers (Panthera tigris jacksoni) are one of the six remaining…

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