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Obama says latest pact 'could end Syria's war'

US President Barack Obama says a proposed ceasefire due to come into effect on Saturday could be a key step towards ending Syria's war.<p>Obama told a meeting of members of his National Security Council in Washington on Thursday that halting air strikes was essential for the truce to be successful.<p>He …

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The Sustainable Way to Pave Paradise (and the Tropical Destination That Nailed It)

Photo Courtesy of Josh Linnes<p>According to WWF, cattle ranching is the main cause of deforestation in every Amazon country and, as a consequence of that, 340 million tons of carbon are emitted into the atmosphere on a yearly basis. To put this in perspective, cows are practically pushing the …

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Putin at UN: We need a 'genuinely broad alliance against terrorism, just like the one against Hitler'

Putin began by describing the original purpose of the UN, which he said had been violated by "those that found themselves at the top of the pyramid" after the Cold War.<p>"They thought they knew better and thought they did not have to reckon with the UN to legitimize their decisions," Putin said, …

Middle East

As Alzheimer's Symptoms Worsen, Hard Conversations About How To Die

<i>In this installment of NPR's series</i> Inside Alzheimer's, <i>we hear from Greg O'Brien about his decision to forgo treatment for another life-threatening illness. A longtime journalist in Cape Cod, Mass., O'Brien was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease in 2009.</i><p>These days, Greg O'Brien is …

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North Africa

Militants execute 56 Syrian regime soldiers at captured airbase

Islamist insurgents shoot dead 56 members of Syrian government forces in a mass execution at airbase captured from the army earlier this month in north-west Syria, says monitor<p>Islamist rebels operating in north-west Syria executed at least 56 government troops after overrunning a strategic military …

Russia talks on Syrian war begin, marking a win for Moscow

The Obama administration Friday began military-to-military talks with Russia over the Syrian war, an acknowledgment that Moscow has become an even more important player in the conflict despite U.S. efforts to isolate it.<p>The move is a major victory for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been …

Greek authorities search for migrants after emergency call

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) -- Greek authorities say they are searching for a group of migrants who made an emergency call saying they were in danger while crossing a river marking the border between Greece and Turkey.<p>Police and fire department officials said Wednesday an unidentified person called …

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U.S. builds up Arctic spy network as Russia and China increase presence

As China and Russia boost their military presence in the resource-rich far north, U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to study potential threats in the Arctic for the first time since the Cold War, a sign of the region's growing strategic importance.<p>Over the last 14 months, most of the 16 …

It only took 2 weeks for the world’s most dangerous hacking forum to get back online after the FBI shut it down

The forum, known as Darkode, was shut down on July 15 as a part of an 18-month operation, codenamed Shrouded Horizon, that involved law enforcement from 20 countries.<p>The operation lead to the arrest of 28 people, including three men believed to have created some of the hacking tools being traded on …

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