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  • Afghanistan bars NYT reporter from leaving country
    Afghanistan bars NYT reporter from leaving country

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's attorney general has barred a New York Times correspondent from leaving the country because of a story in which he reported that a group of officials were considering seizing power because of the impasse over who won the recent presidential election, a spokesman said Tuesday.

  • New report warns of anti-aircraft weapons in Syria
    New report warns of anti-aircraft weapons in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Warnings from an international research group and the Federal Aviation Administration underscore the rising threat to commercial aircraft posed by hundreds of anti-aircraft weapons that are now in the arsenals of armed groups in Syria and could easily be diverted to extremist factions.

  • Putin to Meet with Ukrainian President Poroshenko
    Putin to Meet with Ukrainian President Poroshenko

    After months of tensions between Ukraine and Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet face-to-face. The two have been in regular contact, and run into each other at international functions, however, this will be a longer, sit-down meeting with European Union officials present.  Putin has stressed repeatedly that Russia is open to ending the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, however, the Kremlin has been linked to pro-Russian separatists in the area. "We will do everything within our power to end this military conflict as soon as possible, establish a dialogue between all parties concerned, and provide humanitarian aid to those who need it," said Putin in a statement. Recently, the separatists have been losing power in the Donbass region and the Ukrainian military has gained the advantage.

  • Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for millions
    Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for millions

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The estate of Anna Nicole Smith has failed in its final bid to obtain her late husband's money, seven years after the death of the Playboy model and reality TV star.

  • Australia tycoon blasts Chinese government 'mongrels'
    Australia tycoon blasts Chinese government 'mongrels'

    Outspoken Australian tycoon Clive Palmer has labelled the Chinese government "mongrels" who "shoot their own people" in a televised tirade that was criticised by Canberra Tuesday as "hugely damaging". The billionaire politician, who was elected to parliament last year as head of the Palmer United Party and is known for his efforts to rebuild a replica of the Titanic, also called the Chinese "bastards" who "want to take over this country". The flamboyant mining baron is locked in a long-running dispute over royalties and port operations with Hong Kong-based Citic Pacific relating to its Sino Iron magnetite project, a partnership with China's state-owned Metallurgical Group Corporation. The mogul denies the allegations and told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's live Q&A current affairs panel discussion late Monday that he was "owed about Aus$500 million (US$465 million) by the Communist Chinese government".

  • Israeli-US relations tested once again in Gaza war
    Israeli-US relations tested once again in Gaza war

    JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel completes its damage assessment from its latest war with Hamas, it may conclude that one of the biggest casualties was its all-important relationship with the United States.

  • Harvard Researcher on Aging: There's no 'limit on the human lifespan'
    Harvard Researcher on Aging: There's no 'limit on the human lifespan'

    My peers of a certain age will remember an Oil of Olay commercial about deciding not to grow old gracefully, but rather to "fight it every step of the way." And while we spend billions trying to turn back time, the Fountain of Youth has yet to be found at the bottom of a lotion bottle. But one researcher from Harvard Medical School, David Sinclair, believes the secret to stopping the aging process is closer than we think.

  • Blue porch lights, Darren Wilson T-shirts part of growing support for Ferguson officer
    Blue porch lights, Darren Wilson T-shirts part of growing support for Ferguson officer

    While protests and unrest sparked by the death of Michael Brown have captured the nation’s attention, grassroots campaigns backing the officer who killed him are gaining ground.

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