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  • Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US
    Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three years to stabilize Libya after dictator Moammar Gadhafi's overthrow.

  • Billy Crystal remembers Robin Williams at Emmys
    Billy Crystal remembers Robin Williams at Emmys

    Billy Crystal, left speechless by Robin Williams' death, paid tribute to his great friend and comedy brother at the Emmy Awards, movingly remembering him as "the greatest friend you could ever imagine."

  • United land Di Maria in British-record deal
    United land Di Maria in British-record deal

    Manchester United announced on Tuesday that they have signed Argentina winger Angel di Maria from Real Madrid for a British-record transfer fee of £59.7 million ($98 million, 75 million euros). The 26-year-old's move, on a five-year contract, shatters the previous British-record fee of £50 million paid by Chelsea to sign Spain striker Fernando Torres from Liverpool in 2011. "Manchester United is delighted to announce that Angel di Maria has completed his transfer for a British-record fee of £59.7 million. Angel joins on a five-year contract," said a club statement.

  • China’s falling real-estate prices trigger protests, clashes

    The sharp drop in China’s housing prices has reportedly led to an outburst of anger among property owners, leading to violent clashes in some cases.

  • 10 Least Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.
    10 Least Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.

    Thinkstock Considering a move to another state? Not so fast. Be sure to weigh state taxes when calculating the difference in cost of living. Here is our updated 2014 list of the ten least tax-friendly ...

  • U.S. eager to cater to Chinese tourists
    U.S. eager to cater to Chinese tourists

    Nearly two dozen Chinese tourists descended from a white shuttle bus for an afternoon of shopping at one of Southern California's signature upscale malls.

  • Afghan candidate threatens boycott of vote audit
    Afghan candidate threatens boycott of vote audit

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — One of the two men vying to become Afghanistan's next president is threatening to boycott a ballot audit from the country's disputed presidential runoff, his adviser said Tuesday, a development that could further disrupt the already troubled process.

  • Rebels take Syria crossing with Israel-occupied Golan: NGO
    Rebels take Syria crossing with Israel-occupied Golan: NGO

    Syrian rebels, including Al-Qaeda's affiliate Al-Nusra Front, seized control of the Syrian crossing with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday, a monitoring group said. "Al-Nusra Front and other rebel groups took the Quneitra crossing, and heavy fighting with the Syrian army is continuing in the surrounding area," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. "In response to the errant fire from the internal fighting in Syria, which hit Israel earlier today and injured an IDF (Israel Defence Forces) officer, the IDF just targeted two Syrian army positions in the Syrian Golan Heights.

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