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South Sudan: children bear brunt of man-made disaster

Water bottle in hand and rucksack on back, his grey trousers rolled up to reveal spindly legs, 12-year-old Gatwech boarded the first flight of his life. His ear protectors dwarfed his head as he gazed wide-eyed through the window of the Russian-built UN helicopter that lifted into the sky, sweeping …

Catholic church must listen to beat of this age, Pope Francis tells bishops

Pontiff opens fortnight-long extraordinary session of the synod of bishops with call to avoid intellectual one-upmanship<p>Pope Francis urged Catholic bishops gathered in Rome to listen hard to the “beat of this age” as he opened a landmark assembly that liberals hope will spark reform of some of the …

Coast Guard rescues man trying to run to Bermuda in inflatable bubble

A man who planned to run from Miami to Bermuda in an inflatable bubble was rescued this weekend off northern Florida, three days after the Coast Guard asked him to call off his trip, officials said.<p>The Coast Guard said it received a report Wednesday that Reza Baluchi was seen in his bubble, …

Coast Guard

Japan Volcano Victims Leave Haunting Photos of Last Moments

Photographs taken by hikers in the moments before Mount Ontake volcano erupted in Japan last month have been made public by the victims’ families. More than 50 people died in the unexpected eruption on Sept. 27 in the country's deadliest volcanic eruption since World War II.<p>The victims included …

Japan

Typhoon Phanfone Lashes Tokyo With Heavy Rains, 100 MPH Winds

TOKYO - A powerful typhoon that washed four American airmen in Okinawa out to sea slammed central Japan on Monday, forcing the cancelation of more than 600 flights. Phanfone had earlier been downgraded from a super-typhoon to a Category One shadow of its former self but Japan's 18th typhoon of the …

Weather

Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …

U.S., Arab allies lead air strikes in northern Syria

BEIRUT — The United States and Arab partners conducted air strikes against militant positions across northern Syria on Monday, destroying armed vehicles, extremist compounds and a training camp, among other targets, the Pentagon said.<p>But no new U.S. attacks were reported near the besieged northern …

Middle East

Unrest, fatalities highlight shaky cease-fire in eastern Ukraine

At least 12 people died in renewed fighting near the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the most serious violations to date of a Sept. 5 cease-fire agreement, Ukrainian and pro-Russia separatist sources said Monday.<p>Anti-communist unrest in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, also signaled an …

Russia

U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing the Islamists.<p>The victory, which …

Netanyahu Tells World Leaders ‘Hamas is ISIS and ISIS is Hamas’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pushed back Monday against Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ claims that Israel was waging a “genocide” …

All flights cancelled at Chicago airports after worker 'deliberately set' fire

A contract employee set a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center, bringing two of the nation’s busiest airports to a halt Friday.<p>Brian Howard, 36, has been charged with one count of destruction of aircraft or aircraft facilities, a felony, according to a complaint filed in the US …

Oklahoma beheading: FBI probing suspect's recent conversion to Islam

FBI officials are investigating a beheading at an Oklahoma food distribution center after co-workers said the suspect tried to convert them to Islam after his own recent conversion.<p>The suspect, Alton Nolen, 30, was recently fired from Vaughan Foods in Moore prior to Thursday’s attack. Moore Police …

US military launches air strikes against Isil in Syria

Pentagon confirms that US and 'partner nation forces' have commenced bombing raids against Islamic State extremists in Syria<p>The US and its allies launched a fresh offensive against the fighters of the Islamic State (Isil) last night striking targets in Syria for the first time using cruise …

Israel, Palestinians head into talks facing same issues as before war

Four weeks after reaching a truce that halted a ruinous 50-day war in the Gaza Strip, Israel and the Palestinians are set to resume indirect negotiations in the Egyptian capital on Tuesday, still seemingly mired in the same disagreements that helped trigger the fighting in the first place.<p>Hanging …

Israel

Why the United States Will Never Defeat ISIS

More on:<p>Defense and Security<p>Military Operations<p>Terrorism and Counterterrorism<p>On the eve of the Iraq War in 2003, while commanding the 101st Airborne …

ISIS Goes to Asia

ISIS Goes to Asia<p>Extremism in the Middle East Isn't Only Spreading West<p>As the United States sought in recent weeks to assemble an international …

MSF on Ebola: “This is the Biggest Outbreak We’ve Ever Known”

Researchers believe a 2-year-old boy who died last December in a village in Guinea, was the first casualty of West Africa’s ongoing Ebola …

Disease

PBS Frontline: Ebola Outbreak

A half-hour documentary on MSF's Ebola center in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, as the Ebola epidemic grows further out of control. View external media.

Rain helps firefighters from across US contain California King fire

Crews battling a huge northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes braced for hotter temperatures and erratic winds Monday after cooler, wet weather helped them make progress over the weekend.<p>The fire east of Sacramento had burned through 137 square miles as of Monday morning, an …

Turkey struggles with spillover as Syrian Kurds battle Islamic State | Reuters

MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Syrian Kurds battled to defend a key border town from an Islamic State advance on Monday as Kurdish youths from neighboring Turkey rushed to their aid, heightening the pressure on Ankara to act against the Islamist insurgents.<p>In Turkey, struggling to manage an influx …

Ukraine's military readies to pull back big guns after fall-off in separatist fire

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s military said on Monday it was pulling back artillery and heavy armor from the front line with separatists, backing President Petro Poroshenko’s peace plan for a conflict that has cost more than 3,000 lives.<p>A Ukrainian serviceman is pictured next to an armoured vehicle …

Thousands of Syrian refugees flood Turkey after fleeing Islamic State

The number of Syrians fleeing from Islamist militants and entering into Turkey in recent days has exceeded 130,000, making the flight one of the largest refugee flows to date during the Syrian conflict, the<p>United Nationssaid Monday.<p>"In Turkey we have never witnessed such big numbers in a few days' …

Middle East