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Jihadists 'using cruise ships' to reach Middle East war zones

<b>Would-be jihadists have been travelling on cruise ships to reach conflict areas in the Middle East, Interpol has said.</b><p>The international police body said some of those trying to join militant groups in Iraq and Syria had used cruise lines to get to countries including Turkey.<p>It said checks to …

South Africa police probe Zuma for corruption

South African police have launched an investigation into corruption allegations linked to President Jacob Zuma's $24m state-funded upgrade of his house, according to parliamentary papers.<p>In a written police response to lawmakers published on Monday, police confirmed that a probe into accusations …

The End of CNN in Russia

"The Most Trusted Name in News" will reportedly cease its broadcasts in response to new media laws.<p>Citing new laws that place limits on media companies’ foreign ownership, CNN announced that it would be suspending its broadcast in Russia on Monday.<p>Dramatic as that sounds, it seems the channel might …

Chill Lingers as China, Japan Leaders Meet

Xi, Abe Agree to Resume Dialogue on Regional Issues, But Cool Tone Underscores Their Differences<p>BEIJING—The chilly handshake with which Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe started a potential thaw in their countries’ ties said much about the challenges Asia’s two …

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Costa Rica joins Ecuador in calling for more protection of endangered shark species

'Star Wars' Title Revealed, New Name Garners Mixed Reactions

Disney has now revealed the title of the seventh "Star Wars" film, which will now be known as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The announcement was …

Stakes are high as US plays the oil card against Iran and Russia | Larry Elliott

Washington is trying to drive down prices by flooding the market with crude but risks collateral damage to its own shale industry<p>Imagine that at the start of 2014 you were an investor who liked to dabble in the commodity markets. You could sniff something going seriously wrong in Ukraine and you …