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Van Gaal unhappy with kickoff time

DENVER -- Louis van Gaal says the 2 p.m. kickoff time for Manchester United's preseason friendly versus Roma on Saturday is …

Soccer

Afghan conflict: 15 killed in 'Taliban attack' on buses

<b>Suspected Taliban gunmen have killed 15 people who were travelling by road in the central Afghan province of Ghor.</b><p>The attackers stopped two minibuses overnight, ordered the passengers out and shot them dead, according to the province's police chief.<p>The victims - including three women and a child - …

Afghanistan

Weather Likely Brought Down Air Algerie AH5017 in Mali: Official

A passenger jet that crashed after vanishing over west Africa was likely brought down by bad weather, French officials said Friday. President Francois Hollande confirmed there were no survivors after the wreckage of Air Algerie Flight AH5017 was found near Gossi, Mali. One of the aircraft’s black …

Let's Stop Persecuting 'Auschwitz Selfie Girl' for Smiling at a Camera

This selfie of a girl in front of Auschwitz has prompted unfair social media outrage.<p>I grew up Jewish so I'm naturally very sensitive to the horrors that took place at Auschwitz during the Holocaust. I'm also very critical of Holocaust deniers and those who would minimize what the Nazis did to …

West Bank Rises, Tens Of Thousands Join Largest March Since Last Intifada

Amid the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza, the West Bank has risen.<p>Tens of thousands of Palestinians marched with President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement from the West Bank city of Ramallah toward Jerusalem to protest Israel's war on Hamas in Gaza, which has claimed the lives of nearly 800 …

Ebola outbreak: 25 more deaths confirmed in West Africa

<b>Health officials in West Africa say 25 more people have died from Ebola since 3 July, taking the total number of deaths to 518.</b><p>The World Health Organization (WHO) said 50 new cases of the deadly disease had also been reported.<p>A WHO spokesman said health workers were struggling to contain the …

Disease

US ambassador is first to take oath on an electronic device

Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein sworn in with Kindle Touch<p>Suzi LeVine has become the first US ambassador to be sworn in to her position using an electronic device. LeVine, the American diplomatic representative for Switzerland and Liechtenstein, laid her hand on a Kindle Touch …

FBI Captures Ryan Chamberlain, Man at Center of Nationwide Alert

From NBC Bay Area<p>The San Francisco media consultant at the center of a national FBI manhunt has been arrested, FBI officials tell NBC Bay Area, capping a three-day manhunt that reached far beyond the Bay Area.<p>The FBI had been looking for Ryan Kelly Chamberlain II, 42, a well-known social media …

Nigeria schoolgirls: police ban anti-Boko Haram protest marches in Abuja

Supporters of missing girls told they can no longer gather due to 'security risk'<p>Nigerian police have banned protests in the capital Abuja by supporters of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants as the activists vowed to challenge the "illegal" move.<p>Noisy street …

S African striking miners reject wage offer

South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has said that its striking members have rejected the latest wage offer from the world's three biggest platinum mining companies.<p>The three companies took their latest wage offer directly to the roughly 70,000 striking miners …

South Africa to vote this week

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — South African President Jacob Zuma said Monday that he anticipates an election victory this week for the ruling African …

US acrobats injured in fall at Rhode Island circus act

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1074000/1074179_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532761412_88b6ee28c96454bbd01ee31c53d9c700<p><b>Eleven people have been injured, one critically, after a group of female acrobats fell from an aerial platform at a circus in the US state of Rhode</b> …

Nigeria's President Admits He Has No Idea Where the Kidnapped Schoolgirls Are

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It took three weeks, but Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan has finally spoken out about the …

Oscar Pistorius trial resumes after two-week break

Paralympian's version of the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp had come under attack by South African prosecutors<p>Oscar Pistorius's murder trial resumes Monday after a two-week break, with the defence expected to call another round of expert witnesses after the prosecution tore apart the athlete's …

US to deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt

The US is to deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt, relaxing a suspension of aid imposed after the military removed Mohamed Morsi from the presidency last year.<p>News of the decision was conveyed by Chuck Hagel, the US defence secretary, to his Egyptian counterpart Sedki Sobhi on Tuesday.<p>The …

US condemns South Sudan massacre as horrific

The US has called the massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan an "abomination" and appealed to rebel and government leaders to condemn those responsible and bring them to justice.<p>The statement from the White House on Tuesday came after Al Jazeera released images from Bentiu showing masses …

#D'oh! NYPD Twitter campaign backfires - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- A push for some social media love by the New York Police Department backfired badly, with Twitter users taking advantage of the invitation to mock the NYPD and other departments nationwide.<p>The department on Tuesday asked folks to post photos of themselves with its officers, using the …

Ebola outbreak: Death toll rises to over 140 in Liberia, Guinea

A total of 142 deaths have been reported from the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia, the World Health Organization said.<p>The virus is still limited to the two nations, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, despite rumors of it spreading to other countries.<p>Nineteen suspected cases reported …

Malaysia Airlines MH370: sonar equipment needed to delve deeper

Australia says cost not a concern as officials planned to soon bring in more powerful sonar equipment that can search deeper beneath the Indian Ocean<p>Australia says it may be time to “rethink” the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane and to deploy additional deep sea equipment but insisted …