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Syria crisis: UK and US finalise plans for military strikes

Britain and the US are finalising plans to launch limited punitive military strikes at the end of the week against the regime of Bashar al-Assad over the "abhorrent" use of chemical weapons near the Syrian capital, Damascus, last week.<p>As the Arab League threw its weight behind the allies' judgment …

U.N. Security Council Not Expected To Approve Syria Strike

The United States is considering its military options following last week's apparent chemical weapons attack outside Damascus, Syria. Russia is opposed to such action. The Russian government says there's no evidence that the Syrian government was behind that attack. And Foreign Minister Sergei …

Russia warns of Mideast suffering if U.S. strikes Syria

Russia says a U.S. strike on its only Mideast ally would violate international law.<p>As U.S. ships and British warplanes neared the shores of its last remaining ally in the Middle East, Russia warned again Tuesday that any military intervention in Syria would have "catastrophic consequences" for the …

Bubonic Plague Kills Teen In Kyrgyzstan

A teenager's death in rural Kyrgyzstan was said Monday to have been from the bubonic plague, a conclusion that prompted mandatory testing, quarantines and tighter border control in the region, according to multiple sources.<p>Exactly how livestock herder Temirbek Isakunov, 15, who hails from a village …

Civilians becoming targets in Afghanistan -- a dozen slain by Taliban

August 27, 2013|By Mark Magnier and Hashmat Baktash<p>Afghan security and intelligence official inspect the site of a suicide… (Ahmad Jamshid / Associated…)<p>KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Taliban killed six civilians in Afghanistan, officials said Tuesday, among a dozen slain in the latest attacks that have …