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  • British cult TV hit 'Downton Abbey' returns
    British cult TV hit 'Downton Abbey' returns

    London (AFP) - "Downton Abbey", the British period drama that has attracted a cult following worldwide, is back this week, with 8.4 million Britons watching the first episode of the new series.

  • Khorasan group was planning 'major' attacks: US
    Khorasan group was planning 'major' attacks: US

    Washington (AFP) - A US-led air attack against jihadists in Syria targeted Al-Qaeda's Khorasan group because it was on the verge of carrying out "major attacks" against the West, the US military said Tuesday.

  • Russia Condemns U.S. Airstrikes on ISIS and al-Qaeda; Assad Approves
    Russia Condemns U.S. Airstrikes on ISIS and al-Qaeda; Assad Approves

    In the wake of the first American-led airstrikes against Islamic State forces in Syria, we're learning that the operation did not just focus on ISIS installations and its oil trade, but also the al-Nusra Front as well. According to Reuters, strikes against the al Qaeda-linked group in northern Syria wrought a death toll of about 50.

  • UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change
    UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made promises of billions of dollars and better care of planet Earth.

  • Islamic State posts video apparently of UK hostage criticizing war buildup
    Islamic State posts video apparently of UK hostage criticizing war buildup

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Tuesday that appears to show British journalist John Cantlie criticizing preparations for U.S-led attacks on the militant group, the SITE monitoring service reported. Islamic State, which controls territory in Syria and Iraq, has already executed two U.S. journalists and one British aid worker in recent weeks in what it said was reprisal for U.S. air strikes against it in Iraq. ...

  • Iran says nuclear suspicions are 'fabricated ambiguities'

    By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran dismissed on Tuesday as "fabricated ambiguities" suspicions that it has carried out nuclear arms research, a day after it came under renewed Western pressure to help clear up U.N. watchdog concerns about its atomic energy program. Addressing an annual meeting of the 162-nation International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), senior official Behrouz Kamalvandi also said Iran was committed to trying to reach a negotiated solution to its decade-old nuclear dispute with the West. ...

  • Why fossil fuels may never go away
    Why fossil fuels may never go away

    Rich nations can afford to pay more for clean energy. Unfortunately, much of the world can't.

  • Read Hillary Clinton's 1971 letter to Saul Alinsky
    Read Hillary Clinton's 1971 letter to Saul Alinsky

    In it, Clinton, then a 23-year-old law school graduate living in Berkeley, Calif., informs the radical community organizer that she had “survived law school, slightly bruised, with my belief in and zest for organizing intact.”

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