• Russian jets hit Islamic State targets in Palmyra, Aleppo

    Syrian state television and a monitoring group said on Tuesday that Russian jets hit Islamic State targets in the Syrian city of Palmyra and the northern province of Aleppo, in some of the heaviest Russian attacks on the hardline Islamist group. Local activists said that Russian war planes killed…

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  • Taliban fighters launch hit-and-run attacks in Afghanistan's Kunduz

    By Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban fighters on motorbikes have carried out hit-and-run attacks on Afghan forces trying to clear Kunduz city of insurgents, more than a week after the militant movement briefly seized the provincial capital. Adopting new tactics, Taliban fighters have been…

  • Abbas says does not want escalation with Israel

    By Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday he did not want a spike in deadly violence in East Jerusalem and the Israeli-occupied West Bank to spiral into armed confrontation with Israel. Four Israelis have been killed since Thursday in a…

  • California law could help minorities, or just bury police in paperwork

    When Jesus Naranjo was stopped by the California Highway Patrol at 1 a.m. two months ago, he says he was listening to music on his Beats headphones. The officer asked Mr. Naranjo to show him what he was doing. Naranjo said he froze and the officer backed off his weapon.

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  • EU Safe Harbor ruling sends shock waves across tech industry

    On Tuesday, the Luxembourg court declared the European Commission’s US-EU Safe Harbor agreement to be invalid on the grounds that it did not sufficiently protect data on EU citizens from being accessed by American government and law enforcement authorities. Edward Snowden’s 2013 revelations about…

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  • 125-pound snake attacks pet store employee: Are pythons really pets?

    The owner of a pet store in Kentucky was rescued just in time from the grip of a 125-pound, 20-foot python, which attacked him during mealtime. The owner, Terry Wilkens, had stopped breathing by the time police reached the scene Monday morning, but he was saved because one of the officers knew to…

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  • Texas inmate facing execution Tuesday claims he was 'railroaded'

    The state of Texas, which has executed ten people this year, has scheduled an eleventh for Tuesday. Juan Martin Garcia, who was convinced of capital murder in 2000, was sentenced to death for the 1998 killing of Mexican missionary Hugh Solano in a Houston robbery-gone-wrong that yielded just $8…

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  • Abbas says does not want violence with Israel to escalate

    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Tuesday he wanted to avoid a violent escalation with Israel, his most direct comments since unrest has spread and provoked fears of a new uprising. "We don't want a military and security escalation with Israel," Abbas said at a meeting of Palestinian…

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  • Death toll in Guatemala landslide rises to 161

    The death toll from a landslide that devastated a Guatemalan village has risen to 161 as emergency workers continue pulling bodies from the mud and debris, officials said Tuesday. The search for victims of the landslide, which tore through the village of Cambray II Thursday night after heavy rain,…

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  • The Latest: Eastern European nations jointly secure borders

    GENEVA (AP) — The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.

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  • South Carolina still gripped by floodwaters after record rain

    Residents in flood-plagued South Carolina grappled with the damage wrought by historic rains on their homes, roads and water supplies but welcomed predictions of sunny skies in the state on Tuesday. Emergency management officials said about 300 state-maintained roads and 160 bridges remained…

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  • How to Double Your Money Every 4 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • US stock indexes are mixed in midday trading; DuPont jumps

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were moving between small gains and losses in midday trading as investors stepped back after a five-day rally.

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  • IS claims deadly attacks on Yemen govt, Arab troops in Aden

    The Islamic State group claimed responsiblity for deadly attacks Tuesday on the government headquarters and positions of the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni city of Aden. IS said two attacks targeting the government headquarters at Al-Qasr hotel were carried out using bomb-laden vehicles driven…

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  • Zimbabwe: 14 elephants killed by cyanide poisoning

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Fourteen elephants were poisoned by cyanide in Zimbabwe in three separate incidents, two years after poachers killed more than 200 elephants by poisoning, Zimbabwe's National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said Tuesday.

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  • Belarus says does not need a Russian military base: report

    Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday his country did not need a Russian military base, appearing to make a rare concession to public protests before this weekend's presidential election. In September, Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed a deal for a military airbase on…

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  • UK's Corbyn criticises cuts outside Conservative conference

    British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn railed against the government's austerity policies in Manchester on Monday, breaking convention by appearing on the sidelines of the rival Conservative party's conference. "We challenge the whole notion that austerity is some kind of economic…

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  • Six brokers on trial over Libor fixing 'conspiracy'

    Six financial brokers were "willing and enthusiastic" players in a conspiracy to fix the Libor benchmark interest rate, prosecutors said as their trial opened on Tuesday. The men, known by nicknames including "Lord Libor" and "Big Nose", acted to "corrupt a process that should not have been…

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