• Islamic State imposes media controls in Syrian province

    Islamic State, the al Qaeda splinter group which has seized parts of Syria and Iraq, has told activists in Syria's Deir al-Zor province they must swear allegiance to it and submit to censorship, a monitoring group said on Friday. International media organizations have little presence in Syria and…

  • Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729

    By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone has declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims, joining neighboring Liberia in imposing controls as the death toll from the outbreak of the virus hit 729 in West Africa. The World Health Organisation said it…

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  • Chinese provincial agency may have confirmed secret long-range missile

    A Chinese provincial department appeared to have inadvertently confirmed the existence of an intercontinental ballistic missile that may be able to carry several nuclear warheads and travel as far as the United States. The state-backed Global Times tabloid carried a report about the missile in its…

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  • Supreme Court is asked to take up major challenge to Obamacare

    Lawyers challenging a central provision of President Obama’s health-care reform law asked the US Supreme Court Thursday to examine an issue that led last week to a judicial oddity: opposing, and nearly simultaneous, rulings by two federal appeals court panels. The case marks the most significant…

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  • Gaza cease-fire: Did it help that US was taking a diplomatic breather?

    A week after Secretary of State John Kerry’s fruitless foray into shuttle diplomacy, the announcement late Thursday of a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire had some in the Middle East thinking so. In a statement issued jointly by Secretary Kerry, on a trip to India, and United Nations…

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  • House border bill implodes, and Ted Cruz stands amid wreckage

    With a reach as wide as his state, the freshman senator has his arm around conservative House Republicans. Senator Cruz believes that the deferment sent the signal to children in Central America that the door is open, sparking the influx of child migrants that prompted Mr. Obama to ask Congress…

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  • Wisconsin anti-union law: state Supreme Court ruling probably the final say

    Ever since it became law in 2011, Act 10 in Wisconsin – which essentially ended collective bargaining for most public workers – has sparked countless court challenges, generated angry protests at the State Capitol, and fueled a recall campaign of the governor. A ruling Thursday by the state…

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  • Blast flattens police building eastern Libyan city

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A strong explosion ripped through the main police building in Benghazi early Friday, nearly flattening it, days after Islamic militias overran army barracks and claimed control of the eastern Libyan city.

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  • 35 killed, soldier missing as Gaza truce unravels

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.

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  • Abbas seeks broad support for war crimes charges

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.

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  • Large expert team reaches Ukraine crash site

    HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.

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  • Taiwan gas pipeline blasts kill 25, injure 267

    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Heavy machinery pulled vehicles from huge trenches gouged by explosions along an underground pipeline in Taiwan's second-largest city that killed at least 25 people and injured 267.

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  • AP PHOTOS: City streets destroyed in Taiwan blasts

    City streets destroyed, transformed into trenches strewn with dirt, ripped pieces of pipe and jagged blocks of concrete. Broken fire trucks turned upside down, twisted soot-covered cars and motorcycles, ripped advertising signs.

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  • Italy, Poland vie for top EU foreign policy job

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The top diplomats of Italy and Poland are competing for the prestigious position of EU foreign policy chief amid the unfolding tensions with Russia.

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  • Court rejects request to arrest Kremlin critic Navalny

    A Russian court on Friday rejected a request by the prosecutor's office and the prison service to issue an arrest warrant for anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny on suspicion of violating his house arrest terms. The court ruled to keep his "pre-trial restrictions" unchanged, a spokeswoman for…

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  • Iraq says more than 1,600 killed in July

    More than 1,600 people were killed in acts of violence in Iraq last month, most of them civilians, according to government figures released on Friday that excluded jihadist militants. The toll marked a slight drop from a seven-year high recorded in June, when the Islamic State jihadist group…

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  • Court blocks Madrid's plans to remodel Bernabeu

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has temporarily stopped Real Madrid's plans to remodel its Santiago Bernabeu Stadium with the club under investigation by the European Union for possibly receiving illegal state aid.

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  • Sierra Leone cyclist cleared of Ebola at Glasgow

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Reacting to sensationalistic headlines such as "Ebola Terror at Commonwealth Games" in a British newspaper, officials said on Friday that a Sierra Leone cyclist passed tests for the Ebola virus and competed.

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  • Ugandan constitutional court strikes down anti-homosexuality law

    Uganda's constitutional court struck down on Friday an anti-homosexuality law that punishes gay sex with long jail sentences, citing procedural irregularities in the way the legislation was enacted. Under the Anti-Homosexuality Act, those convicted of "aggravated homosexuality" faced punishments…

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  • Ukraine fighting rages as experts search MH17 crash site

    Dutch and Australian experts finally arrived at the site of downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in east Ukraine on Friday, after clashes between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian rebels killed 14 combattants. The 70 police investigators "will conduct search operations in several places…

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