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Facebook Now a Place for Prisoners, Too

Civil rights advocates lobbied Facebook to stop automatically deleting all profiles of current American prisoners, The Daily Beast has learned.<p>One …

Exclusive: North Korea would use nukes if 'forced,' official says

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> When officials informed us that we'd be granted a sit-down interview with a high-ranking member of North Korea's inner circle with no preconditions, it was a real surprise.<p>Senior figures in Pyongyang don't do interviews, especially not with the international press.<p>"I …

North Korea
Natural Gas

White House: ISIS fighters in Syrian town creating ‘target-rich environment’ for US

Military and White House officials said Friday that the fierce fighting in the Syrian border town of Kobani has created an opportunity to take out large numbers of Islamic State fighters pouring into the battle.<p>Though the fighting has raised concerns that the vital town could still fall to the …

Ukraine is preparing for military assault on the east, Russian foreign minister says

Russia's foreign policy chief on Wednesday claimed that Ukraine's decision to freeze budget payments to the eastern rebel-held territories could be a precursor to a military onslaught.<p>Ukrainian officials announced earlier this month that they will freeze the $2.6-billion in state support to the …

Russia

Israeli-Palestinian violence in 2014 – timeline

Since the collapse of peace talks in April there has been a string of violent incidents, the latest a deadly attack on a synagogue<p><b>24 April</b> Nine months of US-mediated peace talks collapse.<p><b>15 May</b> Two Palestinian teenagers are killed in a West Bank clash with Israeli troops.<p><b>12 June</b> Three Israeli …

Attackers Storm Jerusalem Synagogue

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Jerusalem

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

Psychology

‘Unchecked’ Putin puts pressure on Obama to take ‘decisive action’

Fresh evidence that Russia is directly shelling Ukrainian military targets is stoking concerns that Vladimir Putin feels increasingly comfortable running roughshod over his neighbors in defiance of the U.S. and Europe, putting pressure on the Obama administration to draw a red line that even Moscow …

Georgia case reopened after alleged prostitute accused in yacht death

<b>(CNN) —</b> The death of a Google executive on a yacht is raising new questions about the death of a nightclub owner on the other side of the country -- because of the possible role an alleged prostitute played in each case.<p>Alix Catherine Tichelman, 26, appeared in court Wednesday in Santa Cruz, …

Teenager 'unlawfully killed' teacher Ann Maguire

Teenager accused of murdering Ann Maguire accepts responsibility for "unlawful killing", court hears<p>A teenager accused of murdering teacher Ann Maguire in her classroom "has accepted responsibility for the unlawful killing", a court heard today.<p>Richard Wright QC, defending, told Leeds Crown Court …