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  • Islamic State urges jihad against Russians, Americans: audio

    Islamic State called on Muslims to launch a "holy war" against Russians and Americans over what it called their "crusaders' war" in the Middle East, an audio message distributed by supporters of the ultra hardline group said on Tuesday. "Islamic youth everywhere, ignite jihad against the Russians…

    Reuters50 mins ago
  • Palestinian 'Day of Rage' attacks kill three: Israeli police

    By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian men armed with knives and a gun killed at least three people and wounded several others in a string of attacks in Jerusalem and near Tel Aviv on Tuesday, police said, on a "Day of Rage" declared by Palestinian groups. With the worst unrest in…

  • Washington Post reporter held in Iran angry, depressed, brother says

    Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter jailed in an espionage case in Tehran, heard of his conviction on Iranian state TV and is depressed and angry about being deprived of information about his case, his brother said on Tuesday. Ali Rezaian said their mother, Mary Breme Rezaian, spoke with…

  • Outlook brightens for a new generation of women at work

    The Thomson Reuters Foundation, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, looked at the problems confronting women in the Group of 20 countries, which represent the world’s largest advanced and emerging economies – about two-thirds of the world’s population and 85 percent of its gross domestic…

    Christian Science Monitor22 mins ago
  • Syria in crisis: The key players in the deepening conflict

    Russia’s intervention into Syria has been described as a “game changer,” adding a new dimension to a war that in the past 4-1/2 years has left a quarter of a million people dead and triggered the worst refugee crisis since World War II. The conflict has attracted a kaleidoscope of local, regional,…

    Christian Science Monitor41 mins ago
  • Does it matter that Bernie Sanders says he's not a capitalist?

    Bernie Sanders says he’s not a capitalist. Mr. Todd asked him directly whether he was a person of the small-c capitalist persuasion, and Senator Sanders gave him a direct answer. Does this doom Senator Sanders’ presidential chances?

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Democratic debate: Why this isn't Bill Clinton's America anymore

    According to recent polls, Democratic candidates for the 2016 presidential nomination are facing a party that is more liberal now than at any point in the past 15 years. Since 2001, the proportion of self-described liberals in the Democratic party has been increasing, compared with a shrinking…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Ex-Anglo bank chief faces 33 charges if extradited to Dublin

    BOSTON (AP) — Court documents unsealed Tuesday show that Ireland hopes to prosecute the disgraced former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank for 33 counts of fraud, forgery and other crimes if he is extradited from Boston to Dublin.

    Associated Press19 mins ago
  • Kerry condemns attacks against Israelis, calls for end to violence

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry strongly condemned what he called "terrorist attacks" against Israeli civilians and urged both Israelis and Palestinians to stop the violence. "The United States condemns in the strongest terms possible the terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians," Kerry told…

    Reuters19 mins ago
  • Erdogan sees Syria link in Ankara attack, orders state probe

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday ordered a special state probe into possible shortcomings over the Ankara bombings which killed 97, saying intelligence indicated the attack had its origins in Syria. The government has said the Islamic State (IS) group is the prime suspect behind…

    AFP21 mins ago
  • Syria beats Afghanistan, overhauls Japan in Asian qualifying

    TOKYO (AP) — Osama Omari scored a hat trick and Mahmoud Al Mawas netted twice in Syria's 5-2 win over Afghanistan in a World Cup qualifying game played on neutral turf in Oman on Tuesday because of conflicts in both countries.

    Associated Press17 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 7:00 p.m. GMT

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban said Tuesday they are withdrawing from Kunduz, a strategic northern city that briefly fell to the insurgents last month, as an Afghan official said life there is returning to normal. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an email to media that the…

    Associated Press28 mins ago
  • Three dead in Jerusalem's bloodiest day of rising unrest

    Jerusalem suffered its bloodiest day yet Tuesday in the recent wave of unrest, with at least three Israelis killed as Palestinian attackers shot at a bus and another rammed a car into pedestrians. The bus attack was the first assault with a gun in Jerusalem in the two-week-old upsurge of…

    AFP29 mins ago
  • Guatemala ends search for landslide missing with toll at 280

    Guatemala called off a search Tuesday for dozens of people still missing in a landslide that killed at least 280 people, authorities said. Around 70 people are unaccounted for, believed to be buried in the mud and rubble that wiped out a neighborhood in Santa Catarina Pinula, just outside of…

    AFP30 mins ago
  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Oct. 2 to Thursday, Oct. 8, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

    Associated Press32 mins ago
  • Top beer makers to join forces to face industry challenges

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The world's biggest beer maker clinched a deal Tuesday to take over its nearest rival in a bid to stave off the megabrewers' most serious problems: the surge in popularity of craft brews and weakening sales in the rich markets of the U.S. and Europe.

    Associated Press32 mins ago
  • Vatican seeks to quell talk of letter to pope on family

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican spokesman on Tuesday denounced the leak of a private letter to Pope Francis by conservative cardinals complaining about the way his big family meeting is being run. But he reminded those responsible that the meeting procedures are set and they're duty-bound to stick…

    Associated Press32 mins ago
  • The Latest: US condemns Palestinian attacks against Israelis

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local):

    Associated Press32 mins ago
  • New films scrutinize Brazil's World Cup legacy

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two documentary films argue that hosting the 2014 World Cup was detrimental to Brazil.

    Associated Press32 mins ago