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US and Britain to boost support to Syrian rebels, says Kerry

The US, Britain, and European and Arab states are to increase all aspects of support for the mainstream Syrian opposition fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, John Kerry said on Thursday.<p>Speaking after talks in London, the US secretary of state said he would not discuss specific weapons …

Flare-up keeps San Diego fire situation tenuous

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters aided by calmer winds made progress Thursday against a series of wildfires burning across San Diego County, …

India election: BJP makes hefty gains

<b>India's main opposition BJP is making hefty gains over the ruling Congress party as hundreds of millions of votes cast during its mammoth nine-phase general election are being counted.</b><p>The BJP is leading in 250 of 485 seats for which initial indications are available, while the ruling Congress party …

The Sexual Assault Crisis on American Campuses

Under a spotlight University Hall at the University of Montana in Misssoula John Francis Peters for TIME

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Jim Miklaszewski Confronts VA Chief Eric Shinseki

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Galapagos emergency over stranded cargo ship

<b>Ecuador has declared an emergency in the Galapagos Islands, saying that a cargo ship which ran aground last week still poses a threat to the archipelago's fragile ecosystem.</b><p>The ship's cargo has been offloaded, but the authorities said pollutants, like motor oil, inside the vessel could spill and …

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Afghanistan presidential election to be settled at height of fighting season

Afghans face a dangerous trip to the polls in June for a second round of voting in their presidential election after no candidate claimed a clear majority in the first round.<p>The contest between two former ministers will be decided at the height of the summer fighting season, when Taliban fighters …

Oil spill in L.A. causes big stink

The 10,000 gallons of oil that spewed onto a Los Angeles street Thursday was swept away in a few hours, but the smell and the concern didn't clear out of Glendale Carpet Center quite so quickly.<p>"They are cleaning the street a block away, but no one is telling us anything," said Nabil Monajjed, who …

China: US must be objective about Asia tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — China's top general blamed the Obama administration's new focus on Asia on Thursday for various disputes in the East and South …