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Deadly Israeli strikes hit U.N. school, market area

U.N. chief calls the attacks "outrageous" and "unacceptable"; U.S. expresses concern for refugees as Palestinian death rises above 1,360

Peace Corps pulling volunteers amid Ebola fears

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More than 300 volunteers are being evacuated from Liberia, Sierra Leona and Guinea after 2 volunteers were exposed to the virus

U.S., European sanctions may damage Russian economy

published about 1 hour ago
The sanctions from the U.S. and European Unions could do long lasting harm to Russia's energy and finance sectors unless the country withdraws support for Ukrainian insurgents

Former aide to Prince Philip charged with sex abuse

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Former aide to Prince Philip charged with sex abuse
The former personal assistant of Prince Philip has been charged with sexually abusing a girl while he was working for the royal family in the 1970s, prosecutors said. Benjamin Herman, 79, was the personal assistant or "equerry" to the 93-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth from 1971 to 1974. A spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service said Herman would appear in court on Monday. Herman's role was to attend to Philip's engagements and personal matters, and he later became the head ... more

Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committee

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Cho to lead 2018 Olympics organizing committee
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cho Yang-ho, the South Korean business tycoon who led Pyeongchang's successful bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, will take charge of the local organizing committee following the sudden resignation of the previous president.


Passenger dies on US Airways flight to Phoenix

Authorities say woman lost consciousness while flight from Honolulu was in the air; was pronounced dead when plan arrived in Arizona

GM recall not fast enough for some

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As GM recalls vehicles for a faulty ignition switch, some are saying that they are not working fast enough; in some cases that has meant ... more

Watch: Helicopter rescue of two teenagers from cliff

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A California Highway Patrol helicopter plucked two teenagers clinging to the side of a beachside cliff in Marin County in a dramatic rescue captured on ... more

America's forgotten heroes: World War I veterans

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To mark the 100th anniversary of the war, there is a new push for a national memorial

Kentucky crews rescue boater on brink of dam

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Crews in Scott County, Kentucky spent hours overnight working to rescue a boater who was close to going over a dam. Firefighters say the creek ... more
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Eastbourne's Victorian pier goes up in flame in pictures

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Eastbourne's Victorian pier goes up in flame  in pictures
The 144-year-old Eastbourne pier, which survived the bombing of the second world war and a fire in 1970, suffered severe fire damage on Wednesday Continue ... more

Fifas Julio Grondona, second most powerful man in football, dies aged 82

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Fifas Julio Grondona, second most powerful man in football, dies aged 82
Argentinian powerbroker was key ally of president Sepp Blatter Thorn in England FAs side, he called them liars and piratesJulio Grondona, the second-most powerful man ... more

Keir Starmer bid to become Labour MP

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Keir Starmer bid to become Labour MP
The former director of public prosecutions has said he hopes to seek election in the Holborn and St Pancras constituencyFormer Director of Public Prosecutions Sir ... more

Belly fat clearest sign of diabetes risk

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Belly fat clearest sign of diabetes risk
Public Health England states categorically for first time that excess weight is biggest risk factor for type 2 diabetesMen who measure more than 102cm (40 ... more

Hull hires Olympic ceremonies boss to head 2017 city of culture team

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Hull hires Olympic ceremonies boss to head 2017 city of culture team
Martin Green says he hopes to correct misconceptions about city through his work as chief executive of Hull 2017As head of ceremonies for the London ... more
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West's Sanctions Playbook Faces Challenge in Russia

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Recent history of U.S. and EU sanctions—including against Iran, North Korea and Syria—suggests that significantly stronger penalties could be needed to change the Kremlin's calculations ... more

Stockholm Journal: In Sweden, Dinners Melt Cultural Barriers

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Stockholm Journal: In Sweden, Dinners Melt Cultural Barriers
To combat the anti-immigrant sentiment in Sweden, a young teacher has begun hosting communal dinners to help bridge the gap between cultures.

AMC Networks in Talks to Buy BBC America Stake

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AMC Networks Inc. is in talks to acquire a sizable minority stake in cable channel BBC America, creating a partnership between two TV companies known ... more

Op-Ed Contributor: Britain’s Crime of Complicity With the Savile Sex Abuse Scandal

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Op-Ed Contributor: Britain’s Crime of Complicity With the Savile Sex Abuse Scandal
The political establishment is tangled in a web of deceit and intrigue over decades of child sexual abuse.

U.K. Consumer Confidence Dips

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U.K. consumers were less upbeat about their prospects in July, the first decline in consumer confidence in six months.

Ilham Tohti Faces Criminal Trial Over Uighur Advocacy

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Ilham Tohti, an economics professor and one of the few outspoken advocates for Uighurs, had been in detention since January.

Dozens Feared Dead in Mudslide in Western India

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Dozens Feared Dead in Mudslide in Western India
Indian officials said they had little hope of rescuing many of the estimated 158 people trapped after heavy rains caused a mudslide in a village ... more

China and Uighurs Offer Differing Accounts of Violence in Xinjiang

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Dozens died in what the official Chinese account described as a terrorist attack by Islamist extremists, but Uighur exile groups say was excessive police force ... more

With Urbanization as Goal, China Moves to Change Registration Rules

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China issued proposals to break down barriers long imposed between rural and urban residents, reinforcing inequality and hampering economic growth.

Project Exporting Gas to Japan Set For Green Light

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Project Exporting Gas to Japan Set For Green Light
The final investment decision on a plan to export liquefied natural gas from the Cameron plant in Louisiana is expected to get the final go-ahead ... more

U.S. Bars Travel by Top Venezuelan Officials

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Limits affecting cabinet members, agency heads, mayors, judges, and members of the military and the police were imposed in response to human rights abuses by ... more

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Brazil's Unaffordable Homes

published about 17 hours ago
It's no wonder we're the country of favelas, and houses of cardboard and tin.

Venezuelan Officers Linked to Colombian Cocaine Traffickers

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Venezuelan Officers Linked to Colombian Cocaine Traffickers
Hugo Carvajal was on the payroll of a Colombian drug lord, invested his own money in drug shipments and personally coordinated the shipment of cocaine, ... more

Former Venezuelan Intelligence Chief Arrested in Aruba

published Thu, Jul 24 2014 21:51 GMT
Aruban officials said they arrested the former Venezuelan general at the request of American authorities, who have accused him of involvement in drug trafficking.

Temple in Brazil Appeals to a Surge in Evangelicals

published Thu, Jul 24 2014 21:10 GMT
Temple in Brazil Appeals to a Surge in Evangelicals
A recently completed replica of a temple from biblical tradition underscores the surging growth of evangelical Christianity in Brazil, as well as the country’s competitive ... more

Okapi Helps Africa Reap the Benefits of Fashion

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Okapi Helps Africa Reap the Benefits of Fashion
Okapi, the leather goods line, which says it is the first Made in Africa luxury brand, aims to reposition the continent as a source of ... more

U.N. Says ‘Evidence’ Points to Israel in Gaza School Attack

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U.N. Says ‘Evidence’ Points to Israel in Gaza School Attack
“All available evidence” suggests that Israeli artillery hit a United Nations school in Gaza full of civilians, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said.

Arab Leaders Silent, Viewing Hamas as Worse Than Israel

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Led by Egypt, a coalition of Arab states has effectively lined up with Israel in its fight against Hamas, posing new obstacles to efforts to ... more

Iraqi Anger Rises as Militants Attack Mosul’s Cultural History

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Iraqi Anger Rises as Militants Attack Mosul’s Cultural History
Sunni extremists in Mosul have deemed historic sites, including tombs and shrines, heretical under Islamic law and have destroyed or plan to destroy them, leaving ... more

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Rwanda’s Unfinished Miracle

published about 17 hours ago
President Paul Kagame must set the country on a path that leads to a democratic transition.

John Boehner: Suing Obama is "about defending the Constitution"

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House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, urges House lawmakers to support a lawsuit against President Obama.

House approves bill overhauling VA health care

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The bipartisan compromise bill to reform the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department now heads to the Senate

HealthCare.gov has already cost $840 million

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A government watchdog is set to explain to Congress why the botched implementation of the Obamacare website cost so much

Democrats join growing group of lawmakers calling for military aid to Ukraine

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Democratic Sen. Carl Levin, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and others spoke out in favor of arming Ukraine after a closed-door briefing with ... more

Argentina fails to reach debt agreement, default imminent

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BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Argentina faces its second default in more than 12 years after talks with holdout creditors failed on Wednesday.