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Syrian army uses new Russian jets to strike Islamic State: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces used newly arrived Russian warplanes to bombard Islamic State insurgents in Aleppo province in northern Syria, a group monitoring the civil war said on Thursday, in an attempt to break a siege on a nearby air base.<p>Russia is bolstering its ally Damascus …

Middle East

Austria returns migrants to point of entry into Europe to register

More Than 700 People Killed in Mecca Stampede

A midmorning panic and crush in nearby Mina also injured more than 800 people during the annual pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest city<p>A stampede during the annual pilgrimage to Islam’s holiest site killed more than 700 people and brought sharp recriminations of host country Saudi Arabia from rival Iran …

Saudi Arabia

This Small Study Helped Expose Volkswagen's Deception

Before the Environmental Protection Agency was threatening Volkswagen with up to $18 billion in fines for cheating on emissions tests, a small …

8 Adventures in Wonderland

Don’t just see the world, seize it. From swimming with whale sharks in Baja California to horseback riding across Mongolia, these eight wild adventures turn vacations into calls to action.<p>> Swim With Whale Sharks<p>Goosebumps. That’s what snorkeling near a bus-size shark can get you.<p>Floating on the …

Great Barrier Reef