• Hezbollah leader opposes U.S.-led action in Syria

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Hezbollah said on Tuesday he opposed U.S-led air strikes on Syria, where his Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group has been fighting alongside forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, whose group is one of the most important helping Assad fight a…

  • Iran nuclear deal would boost cooperation, Rouhani says

    By Stephen Adler NEW YORK (Reuters) - If Iran and world powers reach a long-term nuclear deal that ends sanctions against Tehran, the agreement will open the door to deeper cooperation on regional peace and stability and the fight against terrorism, Iran's president said on Tuesday. President…

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  • Britain's Labour leader bids to be next PM, tacks left

    By Andrew Osborn, Kylie MacLellan and William James MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Opposition Labour party leader Ed Miliband cast himself as Britain's prime minister-in-waiting eight months before an election, pledging to wring money from wealthy home owners, hedge funds and tobacco companies to…

  • Boisterous Flood Wall Street protest: NYPD makes arrests but shows restraint

    The New York Police Department took a mostly hands-off approach Monday as thousands of protesters, calling themselves “Flood Wall Street” and chanting slogans against capitalism and climate change, shut down sections of Broadway in the city’s Financial District.

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  • US airstrikes in Syria: High risks, elusive rewards

    With the help of its Arab allies, the United States unleashed a salvo of airstrikes early Tuesday against Islamic State targets in Syria, dramatically opening an unpredictable new chapter in the war against the IS and other hardline Sunni militants.

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  • Ilham Tohti: Why Chinese court gave life sentence to Muslim Uighur scholar

    China’s leading advocate for the rights of ethnic Uighurs was jailed for life Tuesday, a sentence that signals the government’s resolve to silence dissent amid a surge in ethnic violence.

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  • EU increases Syria refugee aid by $280 million

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is increasing its aid to those affected by the civil war in Syria by 215 million euros ($280 million).

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  • Main developments in fight against extremist group

    Here is a look at the main developments Tuesday in the U.S.-led coalition's campaign against militants from the Islamic State group.

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  • Airstrikes alone may not defeat Sunni militants

    BAGHDAD (AP) — In their Syrian strongholds, extremists from the Islamic State group had been moving into civilian apartment buildings for cover days before the U.S. and its allies began pounding them before dawn Tuesday, activists say. It's just one sign of the difficulties in trying to destroy the…

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  • Plan to boost clean energy in the California desert released

    By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California and the federal government on Tuesday released an ambitious plan to combat climate change by accelerating the building of large renewable energy projects in the state’s sun-soaked desert while setting aside millions of acres for conservation. The…

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  • Yemen leader warns of civil war, rebels cry 'victory'

    Sanaa (AFP) - President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi warned Tuesday of "civil war" in Sunni-majority Yemen and vowed to restore state authority as Shiite rebels in apparent near-total control of Sanaa hailed their "victory".

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  • US: Syria failed to confront Islamic State havens

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. has told the U.N. secretary-general that airstrikes against Islamic State group strongholds in Syria have begun because Syria's leaders have failed to stand up to the threat.

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  • NYC officials denounce anti-Islam transit ads

    NEW YORK (AP) — Elected officials and faith leaders are denouncing anti-Islamic ads soon to appear on New York City transit buses and subway stations.

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  • Top Asian News at 8:00 p.m. GMT

    BEIJING (AP) — A life sentence given to a moderate Chinese scholar on Tuesday shows the ruling Communist Party is cutting off dialogue on ethnic tensions and could backfire by radicalizing minorities, scholars and analysts said. A court found economics professor Ilham Tohti, an ethnic Uighur…

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  • Turkey is considering a military role against IS

    NEW YORK (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is considering expanding support of NATO operations against the Islamic State group to include military involvement.

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  • Mexico: 2 burned bodies found in congressman's car

    GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities say two burned bodies have been discovered inside a vehicle in which a congressman and his driver were kidnapped a day earlier.

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  • Ronaldo's 4 goals leads Madrid to another rout

    MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo made amends for conceding a penalty by scoring four times as he led Real Madrid to a 5-1 rout of Elche in the Spanish league on Tuesday.

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