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Libya Islamist militias 'seize Tripoli airport'

Islamist coalition take control of airport in Libyan capital<p>Islamist fighters in the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition say they have captured Tripoli's battered international airport after many days of clashes with nationalist militiamen.<p>The claim followed a setback the previous night when a …

Growing up poor erodes a sense of control over life well into adulthood, study finds

More than a half century after Stanford University’s landmark marshmallow test, in which children who managed to defer the pleasure of eating a candy for a few minutes were rewarded with two, self-control is still said to be the key to success. And current educational thinking exalts the value of …

Psychology

Is this the same man who murdered James Foley?

Footage of a Syrian soldier’s execution posted online in May features a British fighter who resembles 'Jihadi John’<p>Security agencies hunting for the killer of James Foley, the American journalist, are investigating video footage of two British jihadists taking part in the execution of a soldier …

Botswana to pay for all inmates' HIV drugs

Botswana's High Court has ordered the government to provide treatment to HIV-positive foreign prisoners at the state's expense.<p>Justice Bengbame Sechele ruled on Friday that the denial of anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment to foreign inmates violated their rights.<p>Dickson Tapela and Mbuso Piye, two …

China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening Saturday, seizing documents and films from organizers and …

China executes eight on terrorism charges; all appear to be Uighurs

Eight people convicted of terrorism, including three accused of masterminding last October's deadly vehicle explosion in Tiananmen Square, have been executed, China's state-run media said Saturday.<p>It was not clear exactly when or where the executions were carried out, but they were approved by the …

Hardliners being paid thousands to advise young, at-risk Muslims

Home Office’s 'deradicalisation' scheme, Channel, has used at least three staff who are closely connected to hard-line Salafi groups<p>Radicals with links to an extremist mosque are being employed by the Government to advise young Muslims at risk of travelling to Syria and Iraq, The Telegraph can …

Ivory Coast closing borders in response to Ebola outbreak

Ivory Coast announced Saturday that it's closing its borders in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.<p>Prime Minister Daniel Duncan signed the order that closes the land borders Ivory Coast shares with Guinea and Liberia.<p>The borders will remain closed until further notice in an effort to …

Legalizing Weed Is ‘A Security Issue,' Says Uruguayan President

Uruguay’s trailblazing legislation legalizing the world’s first government-controlled weed market “began essentially as a security issue,” President José Mujica told The Economist magazine in an interview published Thursday.<p>Mujica has continued to defend the legislation, which he spearheaded as …

China defends intercepting US Navy plane

BEIJING (AP) — China's Defense Ministry rejected U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy …

U.S., South Korea Debate Defense As N.Korea Tests Missiles, Rockets

U.S. and South Korean strategists face disagreement on key aspects of defense of the South against what a top U.S. defense official called “destabilizing behavior from North Korea.”<p>Robert Work, on his first visit to South Korea last week as deputy secretary of defense, said there was “nothing that …

China blocks Beijing film festival

Chinese authorities have blocked an annual independent film festival from opening, seizing documents and films from organisers and hauling away two event officials in a sign that Beijing is stepping up its already tight ideological controls.<p>Li Xianting, a film critic and founder of the Li Xianting …

Associated Press News

British national contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone

LONDON/FREETOWN (Reuters) - A British national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, the first Briton to fall victim to the deadly disease that has spread across the West African region since March, the Department of Health said on Saturday.<p>Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) health …

Israeli airstrike levels 7-story building in Gaza

Ferguson Has Grown Calmer, Sure. But Protesters Are Still Turning Out

FERGUSON, Mo. — A diverse group of protesters, many of them children, marched peacefully Saturday as calm prevailed for a fourth straight day in the …