Daniel Lagerwaard

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China issues first-ever red alert for fog

<b>(CNN) —</b> As if recent red alerts for smog weren't bad enough, China has now issued its first-ever red alert for fog to go along with them.<p>China's national observatory issued the fog alert Tuesday in a number of northern and eastern regions.<p>That followed some 24 cities issuing red alerts for air …

Israel Soldier Elor Azaria Convicted of Manslaughter in Killing of Palestinian

World<p>TEL AVIV — A young Israeli soldier was found guilty Wednesday of “needlessly” killing a Palestinian assailant in a shooting that was captured on video and caused a bitter division in public opinion.<p>A military court ruled that Sergeant Elor Azaria, 20, shot the attacker because he wanted him …

Israel

Re-print of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' takes Germany by storm

BERLIN (Reuters) - Sales of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” have soared since a special edition of the Nazi leader’s political treatise went on sale in Germany a year ago, the German publisher has said.<p>A copy of the book 'Hitler, Mein Kampf. A Critical Edition' is displayed for media prior to a news …

'Terrorists' freed in Bahrain prison raid

<b>Gunmen in Bahrain have attacked a prison, killing a policeman and freeing 10 inmates convicted of terror offences, officials say.</b><p>A security lockdown has been imposed around Jaw prison, south of the capital Manama, the interior ministry said.<p>A second policeman was injured, when between four and six …

Associated Press News

Syrian held in Germany 'sought ISIL funds for terror attack'

German prosecutors say a Syrian man arrested at the weekend in the west of the country tried to get funds from ISIL to carry out a terrorist attack.<p>The 38-year-old was detained on Saturday in the province of Saarland and is said to have contacted the so-called Islamic State seeking money to buy …

Pentagon says it can protect U.S., allies from North Korean missile threats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department, reacting to North Korea’s statement that it plans to test an intercontinental ballistic missile, said on Tuesday it was confident in its ability to protect U.S. allies and the U.S. homeland from threats from Pyongyang.<p>FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense …

Why Is Israel Withholding Palestinian Militants' Bodies? Netanyahu Says Political-Security Cabinet Discussed Policy

Israel announced Sunday it would not return the bodies of Hamas militants who were killed during an attack against Israelis. The move aims to …

Russian warships visit Philippines; admiral suggests wider exercises

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian warships arrived in the Philippines this week as Moscow looks to play a bigger role in the contested South China Sea.<p>The Russian destroyer Admiral Tributs and the sea tanker Boris Butomato, arrived in Manila on Tuesday for what the Philippine Navy termed a goodwill …

China

Syrian cease-fire crumbles as government forces advance around Damascus

By Louisa Loveluck and<p>Louisa Loveluck<p>Reporter in The Washington Post's Beirut bureau, focusing on Syria.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Heba Habib<p>BEIRUT — A Syrian cease-fire backed by Russia and Turkey is crumbling five days after it began, with government forces pushing offensives around Damascus and rebels …

Middle East

Former Atheist Mark Zuckerberg Gets Religion

"I went through a period when I questioned things," he posts on Facebook.<p>Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has eschewed his atheist beliefs and now asserts that “religion is very important.”<p>Zuckerberg, whose Facebook profile once identified him as an atheist, revealed his change of heart …

Boko Haram leader says violent campaign continues

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram's leader has declared in a new video that he is alive, denying Nigerian government claims that his Islamic …

Scholars team up to dispel 400-year-old 'fake news' about US

Leading scholars from around the globe are teaming up to shed more light on how America got its start.<p>Nineteen prominent museums and historical societies from the U.S. and Europe that specialize in the 17th century have formed New England Beginnings .<p>The group is using mobile phone apps, searchable …