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FBI chief tries to deal with the 'Ferguson effect'

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> A year after unrest in Ferguson, Mo., brought increased scrutiny of police, FBI Director James Comey has thrown his weight behind the idea that restraint by cops in the wake of criticism is at least partly to blame for a surge in violent crime in some cities.<p>The tensions over …

Joe Biden

United Airlines Faces Steep Ascent In Not-So-Friendly Skies

Stepping off his recent flight from Boston at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, education consultant Debashis Sengupta looked a little surprised.<p>"The flight today was actually quite nice," says Sengupta. "No problems at all, in fact — not something I was expecting from United."<p>This frequent …


China's Xi Jinping speaks at U.N. General Assembly

Xi Jinping
Middle East

Why Russia's Vladimir Putin Is Standing by Syria's President Assad

MOSCOW — When Russia's Vladimir Putin addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Monday, all ears will be attuned to one issue: Syria. From this high-profile pulpit, Putin will have the chance to defend the Kremlin's staunch support for Syria's President Bashar Assad, who has not only been fighting a …


UN strikes Nigeria from list of polio-endemic countries

BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria.<p>Only Afghanistan and Pakistan remain on the list of countries where the disease, which can cause life-long paralysis, is endemic. It can be prevented with a simple vaccination.<p>The U.N. health agency said in a …

Public Health

US aims to cut HIV infections in young women in Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is announcing a $300 million program to drastically reduce HIV infections in girls and young woman in 10 sub-Saharan African nations hard hit by the virus.<p>Administration officials are aiming for a 25 percent infection reduction in females between ages …

Barack Obama

China seeks 'new model' for relations with US

<b>Do you have expectations of this week's summit between President Obama and President Xi? If so, I suggest you lower them.</b><p>The sombre fact is that despite the enormous range and complexity of the US-China relationship, it is becoming ever harder to manage. The smiles and ceremony of a 21-gun salute …

Mohamed Morsi

Kremlin: It's no secret that Russia sends arms and advisors to Syria

Iran opened its airspace to Russian military planes flying into Syria after the denial of overflight permission by<p>NATOcountries in the region, a Russian diplomat in Tehran told the Tass news agency Wednesday.<p>The move by Iran allows Russia to continue flying humanitarian aid to Syria, one senior …

New Zealand

Austria and Germany open borders to migrants offloaded by Hungary | Reuters

HEGYESHALOM, Hungary/MUNICH (Reuters) - Austria and Germany threw open their borders on Saturday to thousands of exhausted migrants from the east, bussed to the frontier by a right-wing Hungarian government that had tried to stop them but was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of people.<p>Left to walk …

North Africa

Chaos at Hungarian train station as migrant crisis in Europe deepens

Chaos in Europe over the daily influx of thousands of migrants and refugees deepened Tuesday as authorities in Hungary briefly shut down the main railway station in Budapest and European leaders sparred over who was to blame for worsening the crisis.<p>Hundreds of migrants hoping to travel to Germany …

Barack Obama predicts Iran nuclear deal will soothe 'family' tensions with Israel

Obama said he expects relations between two allies to improve ‘pretty quick’ after deal is implemented, reminding webcast audience: ‘We’re all pro-Israel’<p>Barack Obama on Friday compared tensions between the US and Israel over the Iranian nuclear deal to a family feud and said he expected …

Barack Obama
Muslim Brotherhood
Nuclear Energy

Seeking to ease tensions, North and South Korean officials meet at the border

North and South Korean officials met at a town on the heavily guarded border between the two countries Saturday in a bid to defuse tensions days after a volley of cross-border artillery fire put both countries' armed forces on high alert.<p>Four high-ranking officials — two from the North and two from …

Virgin Galactic boldly goes into small satellites, telling future astronauts 'you have to wait'

Following a fatal accident during a test launch last year, Sir Richard Branson's space tourism business is focusing on a burgeoning new market<p>'That’s funny, I’ve never been asked that before,” quips Virgin Galactic boss George Whitesides. The question: when will Virgin Galactic fly its space …

Joe Biden

Judge Rules U.S. Government Must Quickly Release Immigrant Children In Detention

Last year, more than 68,000 children traveling without a parent entered the country.<p>LOS ANGELES, Aug 21 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Friday ordered the government to swiftly release immigrant children held at detention centers, affirming a July ruling that said some minors who crossed the …

Special Forces

Iran unveils upgraded short-range solid fuel missile

Iran is unveiling a short-range solid fuel ballistic missile, an upgraded version that the government says can more accurately pinpoint targets.<p>The surface-to-surface Fateh-313, or Conqueror, was unveiled Saturday at a ceremony marking Defense Industry Day and attended by President<p>Hassan Rouhani. …

Elaine Thompson