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Feds Investigating Potential Flaw in GM Airbags

Federal officials will investigate a potential flaw in GM vehicles that may have caused airbags to fail to deploy in thousands of fatal crashes.<p>GM has already recalled millions of cars because of ignition problems that shut off power steering and brakes and deactivated airbags. That design flaw has …

Border Patrol Agent Charged In $60,000 Money-Laundering Scheme

The agent allegedly stashed money in a bank as part of a plan to turn drug money clean.<p>When Border Patrol Agent Raimundo Borjas pulled into the Wilcox border check point along Arizona's deserted Highway 80 at 11:45 p.m., March 21, 2013, he likely assumed his colleagues would quickly wave him …

Killer cold: Winter is deadlier than summer in U.S.

Winter cold kills more than twice as many Americans as does summer heat, according to a report released today by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Based on death certificate data from 2006-10, the report's authors found …

Al Qaeda Raked in $66M From Ransoms Last Year: NYT

The New York Times has found that Al Qaeda and its direct affiliates have taken in at least $125 million in revenue from kidnappings since 2008.<p>Read more here.

Chinese hackers steal Israel’s Iron Dome missile data

A Chinese hacking group has been accused of stealing data from Israel’s billion-dollar Iron Dome missile system.<p>The state-sponsored Comment Crew hacking group, thought to operate out of China, was responsible for attacks from 2011 onwards on three Israeli defence technology companies Elisra Group, …

In photos: UCLA's wet, wild day after burst water main floods campus

Ruptured water main unleashes 20-foot-tall geyser, stranding motorists and sending water surging down the stairs

Russia bans Polish fruit and vegetable in apparent retaliation for sanctions

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland on Wednesday and said it may extend the restrictions to the rest of the European Union, its first apparent retaliation to new Western sanctions imposed over Ukraine a day earlier.<p>People walk past goods at the …

Somali woman killed for not wearing veil, relatives say

<b>Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.</b><p>Ruqiya Farah Yarow was killed outside her hut near the southern Somali town of Hosingow by gunmen belonging to the al-Shabab group, they say.<p>The militants had ordered her to put on a veil, and …

Extremism

Iran Releases One of Four Detained Journalists

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After a week of silence, Iranian authorities on Tuesday released one of the four American …

Iran urged to release detained Washington Post journalist

Iran is facing mounting pressure to release the Washington Post's correspondent in Tehran, who was arrested more than a week ago in what was seen as the latest move against press freedom in the country.<p>Jason Rezaian, who has dual Iranian and American citizenship, was detained on 22 July along with …

Gaza conflict: 'fresh ceasefire attempts' after heaviest Israeli attack

Representatives from all parties said to be meeting in Cairo in fresh attempt at agreeing a ceasefire after heaviest Israeli attack on Gaza yet<p>Fresh attempts at a ceasefire in Gaza were being forged on Tuesday night in Cairo after the heaviest Israeli attack on the enclave yet left 100 people dead …

Fast-food workers vote for civil disobedience in pursuit of $15 wage

More than 1,000 fast-food workers gathered outside Chicago for a two-day convention which aimed to celebrate recent successes in the campaign for better workers’ rights and drum up energy and ideas for a new wave of demonstrations.<p>On Saturday, workers voted in favor of including civil disobedience …

Israel says it's extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the …

US evacuates Tripoli embassy as rival militias push Libya towards war

The US embassy in Tripoli staged a dramatic evacuation in the early hours of Saturday, with other embassies debating whether to follow suit as Libya hovers on the brink of full-scale war. Efforts by diplomats and prime minister Abdullah al-Thinni to engineer a last-minute ceasefire between warring …

MH17 crash: sanctions against Russia are illegal, ambassador claims

The west is imposing "illegal, unreasonable and counter-productive" sanctions against Russia based on internet forgeries that do not prove any of its missiles shot down the Malaysian airliner, the Russian ambassador to London has said.<p>Shortly before the European Union announced further sanctions …

Major California reservoirs below 50% capacity as drought wears on

Most of California's major reservoirs are now less than half-full -- or at what officials call a "seriously low" level -- but that's still nowhere near the historic lows set in 1977, the state's driest year on record.<p>The latest report released Wednesday by the California Department of Water …

Taiwan Airline: Typhoon Weather Likely Caused Crash That Killed 48

<i>Story by the Associated Press; curated by Oliver Darcy</i>.<p>—<p>TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 people.<p>The ATR-72 operated by Taiwan’s TransAsia Airways was carrying 58 passengers and …

Indian boy has 232 teeth removed

Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation.<p>Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his lower jaw and the case was referred to the city's JJ hospital, where they found he was …

Kerry pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school on Thursday, killing at least 15 people as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict climbed over 760 and attempts at a truce remained elusive.<p>United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon …

Gaza civilian deaths may amount to war crimes, UN human rights chief says

Israeli tanks and warplanes continued the offensive in Gaza Thursday, hitting the Jabaliya refugee camp where police said an infant boy was among the dead.<p>Most of the casualties were reported in the southeast Gaza town of Khan Younis. Ambulances struggled to enter the area amid intense fighting …

Harry Reid Lays Groundwork For Quick Highway Trust Fund Passage

WASHINGTON -– Senate Democratic leaders early next week will consider the House-passed transportation financing bill, giving some encouragement to advocates nervous about the potential lapse of federal highway funds.<p>Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will attempt to forgo the potentially …

Israeli Security Cabinet to Vote on Cease-Fire Proposed by Egypt

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will convene a meeting with his security cabinet on Tuesday to vote on a cease-fire proposal from Egypt …

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6.8-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes East of Japan

An earthquake assessed at magnitude 6.5 struck off the eastern coast of Japan early Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. A tsunami advisory was briefly issued, but it was later canceled.<p>The quake was recorded at 4:22 a.m. (3:22 p.m. ET) about 80 miles east of the city of Iwaki on the …

Deported: U.S. Sends 126 Migrants Back to Guatemala

A flight carrying 126 Guatemalan migrants, including 90 women, landed in Guatemala City Thursday after they were deported from the U.S.<p>A growing wave of families and unaccompanied minors fleeing Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras are streaming by the thousands into the United States by way of …

Germany asks intelligence official at U.S. embassy to leave country

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany told the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country on Thursday in a dramatic display of anger from Chancellor Angela Merkel at the behaviour of a close ally after officials unearthed two suspected U.S. spies.<p>People pass the entrance to the U.S. embassy in Berlin …

Taliban 'fled' Pakistani offensive 'before it began'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1091000/1091946_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534414817_d39f5413a7a6067744522b7f3081a720<p><b>A Pakistani army commander in the tribal region of North Waziristan has said that senior Taliban militants managed to flee the area before the start</b> …

Pakistan

Refugees get temporary reprieve in Australia

The Australian government has promised not to hand over a group of 153 asylum seekers to the Sri Lankan government without three days' notice amid a court challenge and uproar from human rights groups.<p>The government's pledge came on Tuesday during a High Court hearing held a day after Australia's …