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Mosul in ISIS Grip as Local Officials Call for Peshmarga Help

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The city of Mosul in northern Iraq saw one of the biggest attacks by fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) …

Mysterious fever worries doctors in Guinea

At least 23 killed since February in outbreak of haemorrhagic fever in southeastern region of West African nation.<p>An outbreak of haemorrhagic fever has killed at least 23 people in Guinea's southeastern forest region since February, when the first case was reported, health authorities in the West …

S Korea, Japan leaders to meet at talks

<b>Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet South Korean President Park Geun-hye for the first time at a trilateral meeting with the US next week.</b><p>The talks come amid severe tensions over history issues and territorial disputes between the two neighbours.<p>The meeting will take place on the sidelines …

Zuckerberg to Meet With Obama Today on NSA Spying

A week be­fore a key dead­line for re­form­ing cer­tain gov­ern­ment sur­veil­lance prac­tices, Pres­id­ent Obama will again meet Fri­day af­ter­noon …

Split Decisions: Ukraine Signs Up With EU, Russia Wraps Up Crimea

There will be few days that better symbolize the crisis in Ukraine.<p>On Friday:<p>As Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk was signing an agreement on closer relations with the European Union ...... Russian President Vladimir Putin was signing the laws his country has put in place to take Crimea …

Russia lawmakers vote to annex Crimea; U.S. steps up sanctions

Russia's lower house of parliament overwhelmingly approved a treaty Thursday to annex the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine, prompting tougher sanctions from the United States.<p>Russia responded with its own sanctions against a list of U.S. officials and lawmakers.<p>After Russian Foreign …

Arrivederci Rome: Venice Votes On Independence Referendum

World<p>ROME – While the referendum over Crimea’s secession from Ukraine continues to make headlines worldwide, a much lower-profile poll for independence is gaining momentum in Italy: the vote for the breakaway of Venice.<p>Residents of the northern Italian region of Veneto – Venice being its main city …

Europe

At TED, Google's Larry Page Says NSA Spying Threatens Democracy

Google chairman Eric Schmidt may be “pretty sure” that Google is keeping its users’ data safe from government snooping, but for CEO Larry Page, that’s small consolation.<p>In an on-stage Q&A at the TED conference in Vancouver, Page said he considers the NSA’s far-reaching data collection regime a …

Oldest Evidence of Human Cancer Discovered in African Tomb

The 3,200-year-old skeletal remains of a young man found in a tomb in Africa harbor the oldest evidence yet of cancer in humans, researchers said.<p>The …

Malaysia Plane Search Is Race Against Time as Black Box Ticks Down

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is becoming a race against time as the plane's black box will ping for only a month, and …

Associated Press News

What America can learn about food sovereignty from Bolivia

A VERY IMPORTANT READ today published at Take Part. The article “Bolivia: A Country With No McDonald’s” (which has been true since 2002) focuses on …

Central African Republic: 'Massive scale ethnic cleansing'

The Central African Republic is ravaged by what some human rights groups are calling ethnic cleansing.<p>Mainly Muslim rebels seized power last year but after their leader was forced to stand down in January, Christian militias have been targeting Muslim civilians.<p>Newsnight's Tim Whewell has been in …

NSA records all calls in targeted foreign nation -report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has created a surveillance system that is recording all the phone calls in an undisclosed foreign country, allowing it to play back any conversation up to 30 days later, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.<p>The newspaper cited unnamed …

Colorado Governor: Federal Deportation Program Doesn't Always Deport The Right People

DENVER — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said a federal deportation program in which state and local police work with federal immigration authorities to deport dangerous undocumented immigrants sometimes targets the wrong people.<p>The Secure Communities Program, in which local police feed …

Immigration

JOHN MCCAIN: Here Are 11 Things Obama Should Do About Ukraine Right Now

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, one of the Obama administration's foremost critics on its approach to the crisis in Ukraine, released a list of 11 specific steps he thinks the administration should take to further punish Russia on Tuesday.<p>McCain's statement came on the heels of the …

Obama Awards Medal of Honor to 24 Vets Who Suffered Bias

Righting an historical wrong, President Obama today awarded the nation's highest military honor to two dozen Army veterans who were previously …

'Super PAC' added to dictionary

Look it up: “super PAC” is coming to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.<p>The online unabridged version of the English-language dictionary has crafted an entry for the free-spending political committees, the Center for Public Integrity reported Tuesday.<p>Merriam-Webster defines the noun as a “type of …

John Kerry to Russia: You Lost the Cold War, Get Over It

(Sang Tan/AP Photo)<p>Secretary of State John Kerry had harsh words today for Vladimir Putin, saying he is surprised and disappointed in a speech the …

US police break up ring sharing indecent images of children

<b>Officials in the US have dismantled a huge international ring sharing indecent images of children - one of the largest such operations ever uncovered, American authorities say.</b><p>They say that 14 men running a secret, members-only website have been arrested.<p>About 250 children - mostly boys from the US …

Ukrainian serviceman killed in Crimea

Attack comes as Vladimir Putin signs treaty making Crimea part of Russia again and gives defiant speech to parliament.<p>A Ukrainian serviceman has been killed in an attack at a military facility in the Crimean capital Simferopol, the defence ministry has said.<p>Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan, reporting from …

Crimea events cause jitters in Poland

Some Poles are beginning to feel anxious as their neighbours in Ukraine deal with political crisis.<p>The events in Crimea are making some people in Poland anxious. Poland is sandwiched between the Ukraine to the southeast and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad to the north.<p>Al Jazeera's Rory Challands …

US suspends diplomatic relations with Syria

Washington tells the Syrian government to immediately suspend its diplomatic and consular missions in the United States.<p>The United States has officially told the Syrian government to immediately suspend its diplomatic and consular missions in the country, and ordered its diplomats to leave the …

Israel bombs Syria's Golan after blast

Army launches strikes in Syria after roadside bomb wounds four of its soldiers patrolling the occupied Golan Heights.<p>Israel has attacked several Syrian military sites after a roadside bombing that wounded four of its troops in the occupied Golan Heights, the Israeli military said.<p>It said targets of …