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  • Small avalanches hamper final search for Nepal storm survivors

    By Rupam Jain Nair KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Small avalanches hampered the search for Nepali porters and guides missing for six days after a devastating Himalayan storm, officials said on Monday, as rescue crews began to scale back the hunt for survivors of a disaster that killed 40 people. Nearly 600…

    Reuters
  • U.N. nuclear chief suggests progress slow in Iran investigation

    By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has still not implemented all the nuclear transparency measures it had agreed to carry out by late August, the head of the U.N. atomic energy agency said on Monday, suggesting little headway in an inquiry into suspected bomb research. Western officials say…

    Reuters45 mins ago
  • Ukraine, Russia gas deal may be just enough to get through winter

    By Henning Gloystein LONDON (Reuters) - An interim natural gas deal by Moscow and Kiev, reached over the weekend, could supply just enough to get Ukraine through the winter as long as the weather does not become unusually cold, Reuters research shows. Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission…

    Reuters
  • How much film violence for kids? Parents losing their compass, study says

    Parents who watch multiple movie scenes of sex and violence quickly become more permissive about how old a child should be to watch films with disturbing content, according to a study released today in the journal Pediatrics. 

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Why no US travel bans from Ebola hot spots? They might make things worse

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) says it "makes sense." Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) calls it the "right policy." And House Speaker John Boehner (R) of Ohio said President Obama should "absolutely consider" it.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Keene Pumpkin Festival fits trend: students rioting for no good reason

    Of all the events likely to set off a fully fledged student riot of car tipping, broken signs, and open street fires, the Pumpkin Festival in Keene, N.H., would probably not top many lists.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Obama's first victory in Iraq war

    President Obama’s war in Iraq, aimed at destroying the Islamic State group, won a key victory Saturday. But it was not a military one. Rather it was a victory over the major religious fault-line in the Middle East.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Iraq: Suicide attack kills at least 17 in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber set off his explosives-laden belt on Tuesday in a mosque in busy commercial area in central Baghdad, killing at least 17 people, Iraqi officials said, as the country remains without a new government following last month's national elections.

    Associated Press
  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

    Associated Press
  • Argentine town faces ghosts of its Dirty War

    OLAVARRIA, Argentina (AP) — Shade trees hide the crumbling farm house outside of Olavarria. Hidden at the end of a dirt path, the white plaster coating is falling away from the brick foundation like scabs peeling off an unhealed wound.

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  • Vatican warns of 'new genocide' by IS

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has demanded that world governments do more to prevent a possible "new genocide" in northern Iraq and Syria, and for Muslim leaders in particular to repudiate the Islamic State militants who are killing and exiling the region's Christians.

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  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found.

    Associated Press20 mins ago
  • Blast rocks Donetsk in east Ukraine, no deaths reported

    KIEV (Reuters) - A powerful explosion near a munitions factory rocked the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Monday, breaking windows several kilometers (miles) away, but there was no word of any casualties. The blast around noon (4.00 a.m. EDT) showed fire and a column of gray smoke…

    Reuters24 mins ago
  • Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new president

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots…

    Associated Press24 mins ago
  • Death toll hits 65 in Libya's eastern strife

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan official says fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi between Islamist militias and pro-government fighters has left 65 people dead as fierce battles continued for a sixth day.

    Associated Press35 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 1:00 p.m. GMT

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots…

    Associated Press6 mins ago
  • Iran arrest 4 over acid attack

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have arrested four people suspected of throwing acid on women, according to a report by the official IRNA news agency.

    Associated Press40 mins ago
  • Nepal end rescue efforts on popular trekking route

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal wrapped up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe.

    Associated Press44 mins ago