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Syrian rebels capture border post near Jordan

Syrian rebels, including members of an al-Qaeda-linked group, have captured a military post on the border with Jordan after four days of fighting, according to an activist group.<p>The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 26 government soldiers were killed in Saturday's battle as …

All two and three-year-olds in Scotland offered flu vaccine

<b>A flu vaccine nasal spray is being offered to every two and three-year-old in Scotland for the first time.</b><p>Previously, only children in "at risk" groups were offered the protection.<p>Scotland's largest ever immunisation programme was launched by First Minister Alex Salmond, who received the vaccine in …

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Israel PM heads to US to discuss Iran

Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu has left for New York in an attempt to challenge perceptions that Iran under its new president poses less of a nuclear threat.<p>"I intend to tell the truth in the face of the sweet talk and charm offensive of Iran," Netanyahu told Israeli public radio as saying as …

Haiti discovers the self-portrait

Three years after Haiti's devastating earthquake, New York-based photographer Andy Lin has taken his Self-Portrait Project to the camps for those displaced by the disaster of January 2010<p>More photographs from the Self-Portrait Project's trip to Haiti<p>The Self-Portrait Project is, according to its …

Photographer literally draws life into his photos

To call Ben Heine’s photography “cool” or even “eye-catching” is a bit of an understatement. His images are mesmerizing. Ben’s Pencil vs. Camera …