• Sinai blasts injure six peacekeepers, including four Americans: Pentagon

    Six soldiers including four Americans were injured on Thursday in two blasts in northeast Sinai caused by improvised explosive devices, the Pentagon said. The Multinational Force and Observer peacekeepers were evacuated "by air to a medical facility where all are receiving treatment for…

  • France says wing part found on Reunion island definitely from MH370

    The piece of wing found on the shore of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean has been formally identified as part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, the Paris prosecutor said on Thursday. The part, known as a flaperon, was found on the shore of the French-governed island on July 29…

  • Father of drowned Syrian toddlers prepares to take bodies home

    Abdullah Kurdi collapsed in tears after emerging from a morgue in the city of Mugla near Bodrum in Turkey, where the body of his 3-year-old son, Aylan, washed up on Wednesday. Aylan's 5-year-old brother, Galip, and mother, Rehan, 35, were among 12 people, including other children, who died after…

  • Why Britain is changing its mind on refugees

    Pressure has been mounting on Britain to soften its stance on immigration after the photographs of a Syrian boy lying dead on a Turkish beach brought public outcry over the refugee crisis to new heights.

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  • France: Reunion Island debris from lost flight MH370

    The Paris Prosecutor's Office has confirmed that plane debris found in July on a remote Indian Ocean island was from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which went missing last year. “Investigators learned Thursday that a series of numbers found inside the plane flaperon matches with records, held by a…

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  • Will Kentucky clerk's jailing move needle on debate over religious liberty?

    On Friday, the Rowan County, Ky., clerk’s office will be open for business and issuing marriage licenses for the first time since June. At a hearing Thursday in Ashland, Ky., Federal District Judge David Bunning found Kim Davis, an Apostolic Christian at the heart of the same-sex marriage…

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  • Mel West promotes a vehicle that gives dignity and mobility to disabled people

    For those in the developing world, losing the use of one’s limbs – especially both legs – can be a much greater challenge. Receiving the “gift of mobility” in the form of a PET (Personal Energy Transportation) – the sturdy three-wheeled, hand-pedaled wheelchair conceived of by a group of…

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  • German police say five people hurt in fire at refugee shelter

    German police said on Friday five people were injured when a fire broke out at a refugee shelter in the town of Heppenheim in the West German state of Hesse. Germany, which expects the influx of refugees and migrants to quadruple to about 800,000 this year, has witnessed more than 100 arson…

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  • Top Asian News at 4:30 a.m. GMT

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities unveiled the restored centerpiece Friday of the Erawan Shrine, in the latest bid to restore confidence among Bangkok's tourism and business communities almost three weeks after a deadly bombing that left 20 dead. In the past week, police have arrested two people and…

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  • US Open Glance

    NEW YORK (AP) — A look at Thursday's play at the $42.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships:

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  • Airman who helped stop train attack set returns to US

    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train returned to his native California Thursday night.

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  • Down 2 sets to none, Murray comes back to win at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — Before they stepped on court, there was nothing to suggest Andy Murray would have any trouble against Adrian Mannarino in the U.S. Open's second round.

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  • Guatemala ex-president behind bars overnight as VP sworn in

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Otto Perez Molina spent his first night as an ex-president in military custody following a historic day in which he resigned and Guatemala's Congress swore in Vice President Alejandro Maldonado to serve the remainder of his term.

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  • Conceding defeat, Iran deal opponents at least want a vote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Opponents of the Iran nuclear agreement have given up trying to block it. Now they're just hoping for a final Senate vote on a resolution disapproving it — even though such a resolution would be vetoed by the president.

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  • Central banks falling short of 2 pct. inflation target

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Is 2 percent inflation too high to reach?

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  • US promising help to keep Iran in check in Middle East

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is greeting King Salman of Saudi Arabia with assurances that a nuclear deal with Iran also comes with the necessary resources to help check its regional ambitions.

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  • Guatemala Q&A: What to look for with embattled ex-president

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — President Otto Perez Molina resigned Thursday after a judge issued an order to detain him in connection with a corruption scandal.

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