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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>By<p>Ahmed Al Omran in Hofuf, Saudi Arabia, and<p>Ahmed Al Omran<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@ahmed<p>ahmed.alomran<p>Google+<p>ahmed.alomran@wsj.com<p>Sam Dagher in Amman, Jordan<p>Sam …

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

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>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 …

British Columbia