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Syria opposition pressed to attend talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he is confident Syria's opposition National Coalition will attend upcoming peace talks in Switzerland.<p>"I am confident personally that the Syrian opposition will come to Geneva," Kerry said after a meeting of the 11-nation "Friends of Syria" group that was …

Rodman: Sorry I Couldn’t Help My Fellow American

Controversial basketball icon Dennis Rodman apologized for not doing more to help fellow American Kenneth Bae during his recent foray into North …

British police 'preparing to make arrests' in Madeleine McCann case

Police are ready to arrest and interview suspects over girl's disappearance in Portugal, says parents' spokesman<p>British police are reportedly preparing the ground to make the first arrests in their investigations into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.<p>A spokesman for Madeleine's parents told …

Gates Says He Wept Each Evening Over Troops' Deaths

Robert Gates on the emotions he felt when writing condolence letters<p><b>Toggle more options</b><p>The news from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' interviews with NPR and other news outlets — notably, how he uses a new book to criticize many in the White House — has now been widely reported.<p>But we also …

Associated Press News

Japan's Suntory To Buy Maker Of Jim Beam, Maker's Mark

A piece of legendary Americana will now be owned by a Japanese firm.<p>Beam Inc., the maker of the bourbons Jim Beam and Maker's Mark, will be sold to Japan's Suntory in a deal the companies say is worth $16 billion, including assumed debt.<p>In a statement, Beam CEO Matt Shattock said: "Together we will …

Syria’s Deadly ‘Barrel Bombs’: Assad Regime Uses Devastating, Makeshift Weapon

As the Syrian opposition tears itself apart in the country’s rebel-dominated north, the regime of President Bashar Assad is wasting no time pushing …

China cloning on an 'industrial scale'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1043000/1043655_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524612603_c0ed803946e403eb88ae318a3eb48c67<p><b>You hear the squeals of the pigs long before reaching a set of long buildings set in rolling hills in southern China.</b><p>Feeding time produces a frenzy as …

Biotechnology

Sochi Olympics Put Spotlight on Moscow’s ‘Gay Ghetto’

While the world’s eyes are on Russia for the upcoming Winter Olympics, gay activists are hoping the Games will also put a spotlight on Russia’s …

Iraqi Deputy PM Asks Obama for Election Monitors

Iraq’s second-highest ranking Sunni Arab politician is in D.C. to ask Obama to send election monitors. He believes that free and fair elections will …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

N.Y. backyard press blows up

For Chris Christie, the national spotlight has always been just across the bridge.<p>It’s about an hour’s drive from the Trenton statehouse to the studios of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” where hosts refer to the New Jersey governor as a “friend” of the show — or to David Letterman’s couch, where he famously …

China to regulate fishing in disputed South China sea

The Philippines and Vietnam have condemned the rules, saying they infringe on their own 200-mile exclusive economic zones<p>China has insisted it will regulate fishing in the disputed South China sea under its laws despite protests by neighbouring countries, a Philippine official said on …

Associated Press News

U.S. Journalist Booted From Russia

US will not enter bilateral no-spy deal with Germany, reports media

Despite assurance from Barack Obama, United States has not ruled out bugging political leaders' calls, claims German paper<p>America is refusing to enter a bilateral no-spy agreement with Germany and has declined to rule out bugging the calls of German political leaders in the immediate future, …

U.K. Aided India In Raid On Sikh Shrine, Documents Suggest

Thirty years ago, the Indian government was trying to suppress a bloody separatist rebellion by Sikh militants. Then-Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ordered the army to raid the Golden Temple to remove militants holed up in Sikhism's holiest shrine. The move cost her her life, and its …

Bridge Scandal Creates Unique Hurdles For Christie

By most accounts, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie passed the leadership challenge posed by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.<p>But the political storm created by the George Washington Bridge scandal is testing him in different ways, fueled by a combination of factors that make it difficult even for a …

Associated Press News

‘We Are Terrified as a People’: Nigeria’s Gays Live in Fear Amid New Crackdown

The country arrested dozens Tuesday as its anti-homosexual law took effect, but activists say they are prepared to fight back amid the atmosphere of …

India's High Court Rocked By Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

India's Supreme Court is set to hear a petition Wednesday against one of its own retired judges over allegations that he sexually harassed a former intern — the second such case to be made public in as many months.<p>The alleged incidents have cast a cloud over the country's highest court and pressure …

Colombian Farc rebels present drug regulation plan

<b>Colombia's largest left-wing rebel group, the Farc, has presented its proposals to regulate drug production.</b><p>The Farc presented the plan as part of its peace talks with the government.<p>The guerrilla group, which largely finances itself through drug trafficking, suggested a programme to "regulate the …

South America

Poisoned: why West Virginia's water crisis is everyone's problem

When 35-year-old Jason Eldridge arrived home last Thursday from his job as a systems administrator with a healthcare company in Charleston, West Virginia, he acted no differently than he normally would: he made dinner (that night, it was tacos) for his wife, his two-year-old daughter, and himself. …

ISIL recaptures Raqqa from Syria’s rebels

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has retaken the Syrian city of Raqqa after fierce fighting for the northern provincial capital, activists said.<p>The al-Qaeda-linked group has been battling a coalition of rebel groups of different ideologies in opposition-held areas across northern …

Is It the Beginning of the End for West African Lions?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>West African lions, the lean, majestic creatures that used to roam the region, have dwindled down to …