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Syrian army captures ISIL-held town in Homs

Syrian forces, backed by Russian air strikes, fought the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group out of the town of al-Qaryatain after gradually surrounding it over the past few days, state media said.<p>Surrounded by hills, al-Qaryatain is 100km west of the ancient city of Palmyra, which …

Middle East

The Latest: Castro goes to airport to send Obama off

HAVANA (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama's trip to Cuba (all times local):<p>4:15p.m.<p>Cuban President Raul Castro has shown up on the tarmac at …

Cuba

FBI could investigate Exxon Mobil for climate change cover up

Last year, an investigation by InsideClimate News found that scientists employed by Exxon Mobil warned the company about the connection between …

Anaheim protesters in Ku Klux Klan melee released from jail pending charges

All but one person involved in a bloody melee between Ku Klux Klan members and protesters in Anaheim has been released from jail without criminal charges, according to officials and jail records.<p>Of the 13 people detained by police following Saturday's violence, only one remains in custody — Guy …

White Donald Trump supporters shove black protesters at Kentucky rally

Video captures the Republican frontrunner yelling ‘go get ‘em’, apparently in reference to the protesters, at a gathering with supporters on Super Tuesday<p>White men roughed up a young black woman – reportedly a protester – who attended a Donald Trump rally in Louisville, Kentucky, on Tuesday …

Donald Trump

Voter turnout shows Trump, not Sanders, leading a revolution

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders talks extensively about revolution, but it appears that it's actually Donald Trump who is driving record numbers of voters to the polls with his fiery populist message.<p>Republicans voted in unprecedented numbers on Super Tuesday, setting record numbers in contests throughout …

Government

U.S. captured significant Islamic State leader in Iraq, officials say

U.S. officials say the military is holding an Islamic State leader who was captured in a raid by American special operations forces.<p>The militant has been in custody in Iraq for about two to three weeks. Officials say they believe he is the first significant Islamic State leader to be captured by …

Iran rejected 'confrontation' says Hassan Rouhani as allies win 90 seats

The final result of the parliamentary election shows how the moderate "Coalition of Hope" broke the dominance of hardline conservatives<p>Iranians have rejected the politics of “confrontation” and “extremism”, the country’s president has declared, as the final result of the parliamentary election …