• End of Gaza war doesn't translate into peace

    By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to U.S.-sponsored peace and statehood talks that collapsed five months ago. With conflicts raging in Ukraine, Iraq and…

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  • Record 4.1 million in Syria got food aid in August, U.N. says

    A record 4.1 million people in Syria received food rations in August due to more convoys being able to cross front lines and borders from Turkey and Jordan, the U.N.'s World Food Program (WFP) said on Tuesday. "We are reaching more people every day with urgently needed food assistance – many of…

  • Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town: sources

    By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that has killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, several security sources said on Tuesday. The Islamists launched an attack on the town…

  • North Korea allows rare interviews with detained Americans. Why now?

    “This is a release dance,” says John Delury, an expert on North Korean affairs at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. “North Korea would like these people out, but they expect something in return.” In an unusual move, Pyongyang allowed CNN and the Associated Press to interview two men…

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  • US attempts to kill Al Shabab leader in Somalia

    A US airstrike in Somalia targeted a leader of the Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabab Monday night, a day after suspected militants stormed a high security prison in Mogadishu.  A senior Somali intelligence official told The Associated Press that a US drone targeted Al Shabab leader Ahmed Godane. He…

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  • Since 1990, billions more have access to clean water

    Over the past couple of decades, easier access to clean water has become a reality for a huge portion of the world’s population. According to a publication released by the World Health Organization, an arm of the United Nations that monitors the health and well-being of people around the world,…

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  • The answer to Islamic State: by sword – or word?

    As world leaders try to counter the killing spree of the militant group Islamic State, better known as ISIS, they should take note of this trend: More Muslim leaders are challenging the group’s core message that faith can be compelled by the threat of violence. Rather, the Islamic State is also…

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  • UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

    The U.N. Security Council met Thursday in an emergency session on the growing crisis in Ukraine with some members expressing outrage.

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  • Saudi arrests 88 suspects in alleged al-Qaida cell

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A top Saudi security official said Tuesday that police had arrested 88 men suspected of being part of an al-Qaida cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom.

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  • European Commission to hold gas talks with Russia on Thursday

    The European Commission will hold expert-level talks with Russia on Thursday to try to solve the Ukraine gas price row, Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Tuesday. "We will first hold a technical meeting on expert level between my services and Russia in Brussels on Thursday September…

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  • Top Asian News at 1:30 p.m. GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — It's a hot, sunny morning at the newly refurbished Sosan Football Stadium in Pyongyang. Two women's soccer teams head to the sidelines of the artificial turf, leaving only a row of archers to continue their practice before several senior sports ministry officials. So…

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  • Scottish opinion poll knocks the British pound

    LONDON (AP) — The British pound slipped sharply after an opinion poll showed that those advocating Scottish independence from the United Kingdom have gained ground, a little more than two weeks before the vote.

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  • Pakistan protest leader to meet political figures to discuss crisis

    Pakistani protest leader Imran Khan said on Tuesday he would hold talks with a conservative Islamist politician who has been trying to mediate between Khan's political party and the government since the beginning of a political crisis. "We will put our stance in front of them and they will do the…

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  • UK deputy leader criticizes tumor-boy case

    LONDON (AP) — U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Tuesday it was inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a couple who took their ill 5-year-old child to Spain in hope of getting a revolutionary type of radiation therapy for a brain tumor.

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  • British 'jihadist' mum threatens to behead Christians: reports

    A middle-aged British mother-of-two and former rock band member has joined jihadists in Syria and wants to behead Christians with a "blunt knife", British media reported. The reports identified the woman as Sally Jones, 45, from Kent in southeast England, and said she now goes by the name Sakinah…

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  • US targets Shebab leader in Somalia air strike

    US forces have carried out air strikes against the leader of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels, with casualties reported but uncertainty hanging over the fate of the main target, officials said Tuesday. The Pentagon confirmed an "operation" was carried out on Monday against the hardline…

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  • Four Things That Can Send Your Resume to the Trash

    We asked recruiting managers and career experts about resume errors that cause them to crumple and toss a resume - their answers may surprise you.

  • England all out for 206 vs India in 4th ODI

    BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — India bowled England out for only 206 in the fourth one day international at Edgebaston on Tuesday, setting the tourists a comfortable target of 207 to secure series victory.

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