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U.S. begins airstrikes over Syria

The United States and several allies launched airstrikes inside Syria for the first time late Monday, the Pentagon said, a heavy bombardment against multiple targets that marked an aggressive expansion of President Obama's war on Islamic State militants.<p>Waves of U.S. fighter jets, bombers and armed …

Middle East

Israel, Palestinians head into talks facing same issues as before war

Four weeks after reaching a truce that halted a ruinous 50-day war in the Gaza Strip, Israel and the Palestinians are set to resume indirect negotiations in the Egyptian capital on Tuesday, still seemingly mired in the same disagreements that helped trigger the fighting in the first place.<p>Hanging …

Israel

Texas oil spill blocks Houston Ship Channel, threatens wildlife

Oil spilled from a barge in Galveston Bay in Texas, blocking the busy Houston Ship Channel and threatening birds at a nearby wildlife sanctuary, officials and environmentalists said.<p>U.S. Coast Guardofficials said as much as 168,000 gallons of oil might have spilled.<p>Michael Lambert, spokesman for …

Oil & Gas Industry

Kenya gunmen open fire on church service

Two gunmen stormed a church near the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa and opened fire on worshippers, killing six people and wounding 20 others, police officials said.<p>One witness said the gunmen shouted out in a foreign language before shooting indiscriminately at the congregation on Sunday.<p>"Both …

Flight MH370: insurers make first pay out on missing Malaysia Airlines plane

Families of passengers on the Boeing 777 have received hardship payments and the airline has been paid for the plane<p>Malaysia Airlines has already been handed $110 million (£67 million) by insurers over the loss of its missing Boeing 777 on flight MH370 that is the subject of an international search …

Britain Grants Asylum to Atheist Afghan

An atheist from Afghanistan, fearing prosecution for “apostasy” back home, has secured asylum in Britain in a first-of-its-kind case, his lawyers …

EXAME

Washington – O <b>Banco Mundial</b> (BM) situou nesta terça-feira suas previsões de <b>crescimento</b> para a economia global em 3,2% para 2014, contra os 2,4% de …

Lebanon Library Torched, 78,000 Books Burned By Islamists

Ancient books in a historic library in the Lebanese city of Tripoli have been torched by Islamist, after a pamphlet purportedly insulting religion …

Egypt police arrest students in fiery clashes

Police have arrested 144 protesters over violent clashes at a university in Cairo that left five students injured, one critically, Egypt's ministry of interior has said.<p>The ministry said that the critically injured student was in intensive care with a bullet wound to the chest after the clashes at …

To Syria’s Revolutionaries, Assad Isn’t Looking So Bad After All

It all started because Souad Nawfal wanted to wear pants. Every day, the 40-year-old schoolteacher turned antiregime activist would go stand in front …

Hagel to meet with Pakistan's prime minister

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has arrived in Pakistan for meetings with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other officials.<p>Pentagon spokesman Carl Woog says Hagel is looking forward to "candid and productive conversations" about ways to address common threats and help promote the …

The Final BCS Selection Show: No Tearful Goodbyes

The BCS can’t win, pretty much ever, really. The final BCS selection show was Sunday night — a four-team college football playoff starts next season …

What Do Your Dreams Mean? Here’s How You Can Decode Them

Scientists may still debate the meaning and purpose of dreams, but we ordinary dreamers seem to have an insatiable desire to parse the who, what and …

Anonymous Hackers Plead Guilty to PayPal Cyber Attack

A group of defendants belonging to the hacktivist group Anonymous have pleaded guilty in federal court to a cyber attack on Paypal’s website.<p>Eleven …