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US offers to help Nigeria find kidnapped girls

As the outrage and attention grows over the kidnapped girls in Nigeria, the number of girls missing is now even higher than originally thought. …

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Egyptian Governor Blames Obama for Burned Churches

With hundreds sentenced to death in Minya, the governor blames President Barack Obama for local violence.<p>So who's responsible for all the trouble in Minya? Over the past year, this relatively obscure governorate in Upper Egypt, with a population of a little more than four million, has produced some …

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CDC confirms first case of MERS virus in American

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle …

Dozens of Muslims killed in ethnic violence in north-east India

Nearly 30 Muslims have been killed and houses burned in the worst outbreak of ethnic violence in the remote north-eastern region of India in two years, officials have said.<p>Police arrested 22 people after authorities called in the army to restore order in Assam state and imposed an indefinite curfew …

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Several dead as Bangladesh ferry sinks

At least six people have died after a ferry capsized while caught in a storm in the south of Bangladesh, a government official says.<p>The ferry, <i>MV Shatil,</i> sank in the middle of a river near Kalagasia, some 200km south of the capital Dhaka, and 19 others were reported to be missing.<p>"About a dozen …

South Sudan Facing Genocide Risk Amid Personal Power Struggle, U.N. Officials Warn

(Recasts, adds quotes from U.N. officials and U.S. and Russian diplomats, details)<p>By Michelle Nichols<p>UNITED NATIONS, May 2 (Reuters) - Ethnic violence in South Sudan risks spiraling into genocide, with the country's leaders locked in a personal struggle for power, top U.N. officials said on Friday …

Bangladeshi navy ships search Bay of Bengal for traces of Flight 370

Three Bangladeshi navy ships have begun searching the Bay of Bengal for traces of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, but have yet to find anything, a commander said Friday.<p>The ships are operating off a tip from an Australian company that claims to have found possible traces of an underwater …

Apple Wins Patent Battle With Samsung, But Is Losing the War

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The legal front in the smartphone wars between Apple and Samsung picked up steam yesterday after a …

Here Are the 55 Colleges in America Facing Federal Sexual-Assault Investigations

Dustin Volz @dnvolz<p>May 1, 2014, 7:53 a.m.<p>The Edu­ca­tion De­part­ment pub­licly re­leased Thursday a list of 55 U.S. col­leges and uni­versit­ies …

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Would Jesus Support the Death Penalty?

Scripture seems to back most Americans' view that he would oppose capital punishment—but that hasn't translated into widespread opposition.<p>“On the death penalty, do what you think Jesus would have you do.”<p>These were the words my friend and anti-death-penalty activist Shane Claiborne told Tennessee …

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Firefighters strike for a third day

<b>Firefighters in England and Wales have completed their third strike in three days as part of an ongoing row with the government over pensions.</b><p>Fire Brigades Union (FBU) held strikes on Friday and Saturday, and walked out again from 10:00-15:00 BST on Sunday.<p>They oppose plans to increase pension …

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US to help Nigeria rescue schoolgirls

US Secretary of State John Kerry has vowed that Washington will do "everything possible" to help Nigeria deal with the armed group Boko Haram, following the kidnapping of scores of schoolgirls.<p>"Let me be clear. The kidnapping of hundreds of children by Boko Haram is an unconscionable crime," Kerry …

Poll Shows Problems for Obama, Peril for Senate Democrats

Pres­id­ent Obama’s ap­prov­al rat­ing re­mains omin­ously weak among the con­stitu­en­cies that could tip the battle for con­trol of the Sen­ate in …

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Record Numbers Renounce U.S. Citizenship---And Many Aren't Counted

The number of Americans renouncing United States citizenship or terminating long-term residency is on a record pace. Every 3 months, the government publishes the names of individuals who renounced U.S. citizenship or gave up a green card. This public outing puts Americans on notice who relinquished …

U-2 Spy Plane Caused Computer Glitch That Grounded Air Traffic [Report]

The computer problem at a Federal Aviation Administration center slowed the journeys of tens of thousands of arriving and departing passengers at Los Angeles International Airport, one of the busiest in the country.<p>Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California, John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, …

Severe floods hit central Italy

Streets have turned into rivers amid severe flooding in parts of central Italy.<p>At least two people’s deaths are being linked to the floods in the Marche region, after the River Cesano burst its banks.<p>The worst hit area was Senigallia, where whole streets were flooded and cars floated in muddy …

Passengers killed in India train accident

At least 19 people were killed and more than 100 others injured when a passenger train derailed in the western Indian state of Maharstra, according to reports.<p>The engine and four coaches of Diva-Sawantwadi passenger train jumped the tracks near Roha station, 110km south of the financial hub of …

Dozens of 'Al-Qaeda fighters' killed in Yemen

Yemen's army has killed 37 al-Qaeda suspects and wounded dozens as part of a major offensive launched in the south of the country, the defence ministry has said.<p>The "terrorists" were killed in the Maifaa region of Shabwa province on Sunday, on the sixth day of the operation against al-Qaeda in the …

Aging Baby Boomers Becoming the Roommate Generation

There was Felix-and-Oscar. There were The Golden Girls. Such arrangements--adults living with adult roommates--are about to get less comic and more …

Cluster Of Texas ER Visits From K2 Synthetic Marijuana

Dallas Police and television stations reported on Friday the treatment of 40 people over a 48-hour period for overdoses of what appears to be a synthetic marijuana product they are describing as K2.<p>Rebecca Lopez at WFAA-TV reported that emergency departments at Baylor University Medical Center and …

America Is No Longer As Alarming To Its Foes Or Reassuring To Its Friends

America's allies are nervous. With Russia grabbing territory, China bullying its neighbours and Syria murdering its people, many are asking: where is Globocop? Under what circumstances will America act to deter troublemakers? What, ultimately, would America fight for?<p>The answer to this question …

When air becomes a public health hazard

A new report from the American Lung Association lists the cities that have the worst air pollution in the U.S.<p>Places in Southern California and the Central Valley, including Los Angeles, Fresno, Visalia and Modesto, top the list. But Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and even Fairbanks are also …

The midwest has some of the most extreme weather in the US and these are the photos to prove it

Storm chasing photographer Mike Hollingshead makes a living following America's worst storms, from snarling tornadoes chewing up Kansas farmland to supercell thunderstorms in the Dakotas.<p>A Nebraska-native, Hollingshead used to watch the Midwest's extreme weather from hills that overlooked his town. …

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