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China urges faster prosecution of Xinjiang terror cases: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court sentenced three people to death and one to life in prison on Friday for an attack at a train station that triggered a sweeping crackdown on what Beijing calls militant violence.<p>Defendants are escorted by police officers at a courtroom in Kunming City during the …

US Navy continues search after two FA-18 fighter jets crash in Pacific

Two US navy jets crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Friday and only one pilot was immediately rescued, military officials said. A night search for the missing pilot was underway.<p>The FA-18C Hornet fighter jets were from Carrier Air Wing 17 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California’s …

Nigeria says army repels militants outside northeast city | Reuters

ABUJA, (Reuters) - Nigeria’s military beat back an attack by Islamist insurgents outside the Borno state capital Maiduguri on Friday and sent in reinforcements to stop any assault on the northeastern city, the government said.<p>Authorities were struggling to reassure frightened locals that the armed …

Syrian forces win battle with rebels in Hama

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army said on Friday it had taken control of a town northwest of Hama where the Nusra Front had been massing forces, dealing a blow to the al Qaeda-linked group that has been trying to open new fronts after losing ground to Islamic State.<p>Forces loyal to Syria's …

West African health centers can't keep up with Ebola outbreak, WHO says

The number of new Ebola cases is growing faster than the ability of health officials to handle them, the head of the World Health Organization said Friday.<p>"In the three hardest hit countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the number of new cases is moving far faster than the capacity to manage …

ISIS Is at Least Twice as Big as We First Thought It Was

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As the United States prepares to step up its campaign against ISIS, a new CIA report shows the …

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Ravens bounce back from Week 1 loss with dominating 26-6 win over Steelers

John Harbaugh walked toward the back of the bench to exhort the fans, wagged four fingers in the air to signal the start of the final quarter and welcomed big defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to the sideline with a flying chest bump that left the Ravens’ head coach falling backward.<p>Despite one of the …

Major brand sponsors keep close eye on NFL probe

Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.<p>For big companies like Anheuser-Busch, General Motors and Procter & Gamble, an NFL sponsorship is a …