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U.S. helicopter goes down in Gulf of Aden

17 Marines and 8 sailors aboard the helicopter when it crashed during landing attempt; not caused by hostile activity, Navy says

As Obama considers ISIS strategy, militant group continues propaganda push

Islamic extremists release latest edition of slickly produced online magazine as Western nations ponder best approach to combat them

Were Neanderthals artists?

published less than 1 hour ago
Study of engravings in Gibraltar cave could be final nail in the coffin of hypothesis that Neanderthals were cognitively inferior to modern humans

U.S. forces carry out operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia

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Department of Defense spokesman said. "We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate," Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement. Al Shabaab is an Islamist group affiliated with al Qaeda that wants to impose its own strict version of Islam in Somalia. It ruled most of the southern region of Somalia from 2006 until 2011, when African peacekeeping troops marched into the capital, Mogadishu.

Acid victims' photo shoot draws attention in India

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Acid victims' photo shoot draws attention in India
NEW DELHI (AP) — A fashion photo shoot featuring five victims of acid attacks is drawing wide attention in India. While the country keeps no official statistics on acid attacks, there are regular reports in the media of attackers targeting victims to disfigure or blind them, often because of spurned sexual advances.


How Safe Is Your Cloud? What to Know About Alleged Celeb Hack

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How Safe Is Your Cloud? What to Know About Alleged Celeb Hack
The hackers who claimed to have harvested photos of celebs likely used a relatively simple attack that everyday Internet users are also vulnerable to.

Ukraine accuses Russia of "undisguised aggression" as rebels advance

published about 1 hour ago
KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance ... more

Jennifer Lawrence contacts authorities after nude photos leaked

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Jennifer Lawrence contacts authorities after nude photos leaked
Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of her online, a spokeswoman said on Monday, part of ... more

Exclusive: From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease U.S. oil export ban

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WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining ... more

Obama: 'I'd join a union'

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President Barack Obama told a large union audience in Wisconsin on Monday that while "Republicans in Congress love to say no," he is the one ... more
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Southampton complete deals for Sadio Mané and Toby Alderweireld

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Southampton complete deals for Sadio Mané and Toby Alderweireld
Mané signs four-year deal from Red Bull Salzburg for £10m Alderweireld joins on season-long loan from Atlético Madrid Falcao set to sign for Manchester United ... more

Fast food workers plan biggest US strike to date over minimum wage

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Fast food workers plan biggest US strike to date over minimum wage
Workers from McDonalds, Burger King and other chains to hold walkout protest on Thursday as battle to unionise escalatesAmericas fast food workers are planning their ... more

West Ham seal late signing of the France midfielder Morgan Amalfitano

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West Ham seal late signing of the France midfielder Morgan Amalfitano
Player has joined from Marseille for undisclosed fee He was on loan at West Bromwich Albion last seasonMorgan Amalfitano has become the ninth summer signing ... more

30 most powerful women in British TV and radio named by Radio Times

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30 most powerful women in British TV and radio named by Radio Times
Presenters and executives, including Mary Berry and Kirsty Wark, among on- and off-screen talent on list drawn up by panelBroadchurch star Olivia Colman, Great British ... more

Skin cancer hospital admissions leap by 40% in five years

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Skin cancer hospital admissions leap by 40% in five years
Admissions to English hospitals for skin cancer rose from 87,685 in 2007 to 123,808 in 2011, new figures showThe number of people admitted to hospital ... more
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Germany to Arm Kurds Battling ISIS

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Chancellor Angela Merkel and top ministers decided Sunday to deliver thousands of machine guns, as well as antitank missiles and armored vehicles to Kurdish forces ... more

NATO to Create a Rapid-Response Force for Eastern Europe, Officials Say

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NATO to Create a Rapid-Response Force for Eastern Europe, Officials Say
NATO leaders are expected to respond to increased Russian intervention in Ukraine by establishing a force capable of deploying quickly to Eastern Europe.

British Leader Proposes Seizing Passports of Returning Jihadists

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British Leader Proposes Seizing Passports of Returning Jihadists
In announcing new police powers, Prime Minister David Cameron was trying to show toughness in the face of young British Muslims’ going off to fight ... more

World Briefing: Geckos on Mission Die Aboard Russian Spacecraft

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Five geckos launched into space for an experiment on sexual reproduction in near-zero gravity were found dead after their spacecraft returned to earth, the Russian ... more

Parents Who Took Ill Son Abroad Fight Order to Return to Britain

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Parents Who Took Ill Son Abroad Fight Order to Return to Britain
The parents of Ashya King, 5, who has a brain tumor, attended an extradition hearing in Spain, where they had taken their son after leaving ... more

Global Health: How Fighting in Pakistan Affects War Against Polio

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While some Taliban factions have banned vaccinations since 2012, fleeing refugees often encounter vaccinators.

In Interviews, 3 Americans Held in North Korea Plead for U.S. Help

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The three were interviewed by CNN and The Associated Press, and the choreography of the interviews suggested that North Korea wanted to use the prisoners ... more

China’s Factories Slowing, Surveys Show

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At the same time, surveys of purchasing managers across Asia told a tale of fewer new orders and faltering exports, but with brighter spots like ... more

Trade Duties Urged as New Deterrent Against Cybertheft

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An Oregon-based solar company is proposing that punitive tariffs be imposed on Chinese manufacturers that have benefited from online espionage.

China Authorizes Local Governments to Issue Bonds

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The lifting of a 20-year ban represents a fundamentally different approach to a chronic problem: how to finance projects like roads and bridges without unsustainable ... more

International Education: Illinois Revoked Job Offer After Professor Criticized Israel

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Thousands of scholars and others are objecting after the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign revoked the offer following Twitter posts about Israel.

John Edwin Mroz, Who Held Secret Talks With Arafat for the Reagan Administration, Dies at 66

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John Edwin Mroz, Who Held Secret Talks With Arafat for the Reagan Administration, Dies at 66
Mr. Mroz was a co-founder and chief executive of the EastWest Institute, a New York-based group specializing in international conflict resolution.

22 Trapped Miners Freed in Nicaragua as Rescue Efforts Continue

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Rescuers have saved 22 of at least 26 miners trapped after a gold and silver mine collapsed on Thursday.

World Briefing: Central America Hit by Severe Drought

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A severe drought has ravaged crops in Central America, and as many as 2.8 million people are struggling to feed themselves, the United Nations World ... more

World Briefing: Nicaragua: Landslide Traps Miners

published Fri, Aug 29 2014 20:39 GMT
Rescuers on Friday located 20 of at least 24 gold miners trapped by a landslide in northern Nicaragua but were not immediately able to extract ... more

Tarnishing a Reputation as Storied Warriors

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Tarnishing a Reputation as Storied Warriors
The Kurdish pesh merga collapse left tens of thousands of defenseless residents in ISIS’ path, further calling into question fundamental assumptions about Iraq’s security.

Trying to Rebuild a Kurdish Defense Force

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Trying to Rebuild a Kurdish Defense Force
When ISIS militants rolled into Kurdistan in August, the collapse of the pesh merga left tens of thousands of defenseless residents in ISIS’ path.

Militias Seize Control of Libyan Capital

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A new stage in a power struggle has resulted in rival centers of government, one in Tripoli, and the other in Tobruk.

U.N. Rights Council Looks at ISIS Abuses in Iraq

published about 10 hours ago
U.N. Rights Council Looks at ISIS Abuses in Iraq
The top United Nations advocate for children afflicted by war said ISIS was using them as informers, sentries and, in some cases, suicide bombers.

Op-Ed Contributors: To Beat ISIS, Focus on Syria

published about 15 hours ago
To win this war, the West must promote power sharing in Damascus. Even Iran and Saudi Arabia seem willing to help.

Obama: “I just want a good deal for American workers”

published less than 1 hour ago
In a Labor Day speech in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the president chided Republicans for not helping him pass policies that benefit working-class Americans.

Ukraine accuses Russia of "undisguised aggression" as rebels advance

published about 1 hour ago
KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance ... more

Exclusive: From Seoul to Mexico City, pressure mounts to ease U.S. oil export ban

published about 2 hours ago
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining ... more

San Francisco to enact law giving property owners tax break for creating urban farms

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The measure lets cities and towns lower the assessed value -- and therefore the property taxes -- on parcels of land if owners dedicate them ... more

McDaniel delays announcement on election lawsuit

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit ... more