Christiana Lussenden

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Suburbs and the New American Poverty

More people with low incomes now live outside of cities, and some areas are ill-equipped to deal with the influx of the poor.<p>NORCROSS, Ga.—Every weekday around 3:15 p.m., a big, yellow school bus stops on Pelican Drive outside Norcross Extended Stay, near the intersection with Best Friend …

Tommy Lee Jones: the modern-day face of the western

If the western is always moribund but somehow never quite dead, then that’s probably down to two men: Walter Hill and Tommy Lee Jones. Hill directed the pilot of Deadwood and the miniseries Broken Trail, and has movies such as The Long Riders, Geronimo and Wild Bill to his name. He is the genre’s …

Attackers Storm Jerusalem Synagogue

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Israel

Israeli-Palestinian violence in 2014 – timeline

<b>24 April</b> Nine months of US-mediated peace talks collapse.<p><b>15 May</b> Two Palestinian teenagers are killed in a West Bank clash with Israeli troops.<p><b>12 June</b> Three Israeli teenagers – Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gil-ad Sha’er, 16, and Naftali Frankel – are abducted and killed by Hamas operatives in the West Bank.<p><b>13</b> …

Iraqi troops, Shiites and Kurds regain two towns in clashes with Islamic State

Iraqi troops backed by Shia militiamen and Kurdish security forces recaptured two towns seized previously by militants in an eastern province, said Iraqi officials on Monday, a new victory for Iraqi security forces in their attempt to regain areas lost to the militants.<p>Police officials in Diyala …

Staples boost profits by shutting 170 stores

These days it seems like the only hot-selling item at Staples is the company's giant store eraser.<p>The office supplies chain revealed plans Wednesday to shut an additional 30 stores this year, accelerating its ongoing efforts to slash costs. These store closures would be in addition to the 140 …

Cuban doctor working in Sierra Leone diagnosed with Ebola

A member of the 165-member medical team Cuba sent to fight<p>Ebolain Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with the disease, according to state media.<p>Dr. Felix Baez Sarria is being treated by British doctors in Africa but will be transferred to a special unit in Geneva at the recommendation of the World …

Disease

Extremists reportedly kill many civilians in Nigerian village

Nigerian militants attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria on Friday, killing many civilians, according to local officials and residents cited in Nigerian media.<p>The gunmen attacked Damboa, about 50 miles south of Maiduguri, throwing explosives into houses, burning buildings, torching the market …

Africa

Israeli soldier killed as Gaza ground invasion begins

An Israeli soldier has died in fighting as Benjamin Netanyahu orders a ground invasion of Gaza to begin<p>• <b>Israel launches Gaza ground offensive: live updates</b><p><b>Israel</b> suffered its first military loss of the Gaza campaign on Friday when a soldier was killed during the ground invasion of the Palestinian …

Edward Snowden speaks at SXSW, calls for public oversight of U.S. spy programs

In a rare public talk via the Web, fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden urged a tech conference audience Monday to help "fix" the U.S. government's surveillance of its citizens.<p>He spoke via teleconference from Russia to an audience of thousands at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in …