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U.S. Republicans, defying Obama, propose tightening Syrian refugee screening | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Republican lawmakers defied President Barack Obama on Wednesday and laid out plans to tighten screening of Syrian refugees after the Paris attacks, in a political fight that challenges the U.S. view of itself as a refuge for downtrodden immigrants.<p>Concerned about …

North Africa

Floyd Mayweather Slammed by Amir Khan as Brit Awaits Manny Pacquiao Fight

British boxer Amir Khan has hit out at former fighter Floyd Mayweather once again, implying the undefeated American was too scared to square off against him before retiring from the sport.<p>Speaking with Boxing News (h/t Jacob Murtagh of the <i>Daily Mirror</i>), the Bolton-born puncher opened up on his …


Baghdad's heavily-fortified Green Zone opens to public

<b>Iraq has declared Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone open to the public for the first time in 12 years.</b><p>Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the move was part of a reform drive that he had "promised the people".<p>However, he added, some restrictions would remain, with a number of streets requiring …

Middle East

Iran puts on a grand ceremony for dead pilgrims returning from Mecca stampede

Video from Iran's state TV shows the Iranian government paying tribute to the pilgrims who died in the Hajj<p>The first plane carrying bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in the hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia arrived in Tehran, nine days after the disaster that escalated tensions between the two regional …

South Asia

O.J. Simpson prosecutor on verdict: 'It shook my belief in the system'

Twenty years later, the O.J. Simpson trial is still a point of fascination -- even with those who were involved.<p>"I knew if there was a verdict, it was going to be a not guilty," Simpson's trial prosecutor Marcia Clark told ET. "And still there was that little part of me that said, 'But they can't! …

American Crime Story

Apple might have another new campus, and it's in Google's backyard

Apple has reportedly closed on a deal for a second spaceship-like campus, this time in Sunnyvale, California. The Silicon Valley Business Journal is reporting that Apple will lease a new complex called Central & Wolfe from Landbank Investments LLC, following speculation last month that the two …

Silicon Valley