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All schools shut down in Augusta County, Virginia, over Islam homework

<b>(CNN) —</b> After a teacher at a Virginia school handed out a standard homework assignment on Islam, such an angry backlash flooded in that it prompted officials to close every single county school as a safety precaution.<p>"While there has been no specific threat of harm to students, schools and school …

The mystery of India’s deadly exam scam

It began with a test-fixing scandal so massive that it led to 2,000 arrests, including top politicians, academics and doctors. Then suspects started turning up dead. What is the truth behind the Vyapam scam that has gripped India?<p>On the night of 7 January 2012, a stationmaster at a provincial …

How the people of Burkina Faso foiled a military coup

With arrested leaders reinstated and elections back on track, analysts say negotiated deal is a victory for democracy<p>If there is one thing that Burkina Faso has proved, it is that the country has an almost unlimited capacity to confound the predictions of even the most seasoned observers.<p>When …

How To Get The Effects Of Masturbating Without Doing It

There's no denying that people love to masturbate. It's the second most common human sex act, according to Martha Cornog in <i>The Big Book of</i> …

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NATO, refugees, Brexit: Newly-elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in best RT interviews and more

Jeremy Corbyn has been elected as the leader of the Labour Party, the official opposition of the leading conservatives in Westminster. RT reviews his beliefs on and proposals for Britain’s interior and foreign policies.<p>Economy & Taxes<p>Corbyn has taken an ant-austerity stance and is calling for an</i> …

Russia to U.S.: Talk to Us on Syria or Risk 'Unintended Incidents'

Russia has called for military-to-military cooperation with the United States to avert "unintended incidents" as it stages navy exercises off the coast of Syria, where U.S. officials believe Moscow is building up forces to protect President Bashar Assad.<p>The United States is using Syrian air space …

OSCE: Ceasefire holding in eastern Ukraine

Foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have met in Berlin to discuss progress on a peace deal for eastern Ukraine. There is guarded …

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Weapons and words: Russia has a strategy in Syria

The US fears that Russia may decide to use military force in Syria. At the same time, governments in Washington and Moscow have been finding common …

British govt’s top secret emails intercepted by ISIS hackers – report

A major security breach in British government communications has been uncovered by GCHQ, a report says. Hackers allegedly associated with Islamic …

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Still reeling from loss, Biden wrestles with 2016 decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one minute, Joe Biden seems like a presidential candidate-in-waiting, eating up adoration from die-hard supporters who are …

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Venezuela Says It Is Willing To Take In 20,000 Syrian Refugees

President Nicolás Maduro said Venezuela would welcome 20,000 Syrians fleeing a civil war at home. His offer comes a year after he pledged to house Palestinian children orphaned by Israeli bombardments.<p>Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced Monday that the South American country was willing …

Britain targeting its own citizens in Isil drone strike sets dangerous precedent

Big Question: drone strikes have widely been acknowledged to be a failed strategy that the UK has now engaged in<p>It was confirmed on Monday that three UK citizens - Junnaid Hussain, Reyaad Khan and Ruhul Amin - were killed on August 21 in a RAF drone strike. The three men were killed in Raqqa, Syria …

In Russia, A 'Show Of Force' As The Military Tries To Modernize

Russia has been displaying its military might lately, with war games and weapons shows. Even though his country is the midst of a recession, President Vladimir Putin is pushing ahead with a costly plan to modernize the military.<p>Top U.S. and NATO officials have identified Russia's war-making …

U.N. reports nearly 8,000 deaths in Ukraine war, laments Russian role

Almost 8,000 people are confirmed dead in the 17 months of fighting in eastern Ukraine, the United Nations' human rights agency said Tuesday in a report that admonished Russia's involvement in the deadly crisis.<p>The report by the U.N. Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine noted that large-scale …

Venezuelan president expands border crackdown to country's biggest state

Nicolas Maduro vows to ‘liberate’ Zulia state where resistance from Wayuu Indians, who do not recognize border with Colombia, is possible<p>President Nicolas Maduro expanded an anti-smuggling offensive along Venezuela’s frontier with Colombia and ordered the closure of the main border crossing in the …

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Polish military urges caution in search of rumored Nazi gold train site

Polish military experts planning to examine the site where a Nazi "gold train" may have gone missing during World War II have urged authorities to first clear the thickly forested area in case it contains booby traps or volatile weapons.<p>New theories that the train may contain dangerous cargo have …

US questions Russia over moves in Syria

John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has expressed US concern over reports of Russia's enhanced military build-up in Syria in a telephone call with his Russian counterpart, according to the US state department.<p>The phone call came a day after media reports quoted US officials as describing an …

Hungary scrambles to confront migrant influx, Merkel heckled

ROSZKE, Hungary (Reuters) - Hungary made plans on Wednesday to reinforce its southern border with helicopters, mounted police and dogs, and was also considering using the army as record numbers of migrants, many of them Syrian refugees, passed through coils of razor-wire into Europe.<p>In Germany, …