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UN's Blue Helmets to protect world's heritage from IS: Italy

"UNESCO has said yes to the Cultural Blue Helmets," Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said in a statement, adding that 53 countries voted in favour after the destruction of sites including Palmyra in Syria by the Islamic State group.<p>"Faced with IS terrorist attacks and the terrible images of …

Helmets

Democratic candidates embrace Obama legacy but criticize failures on immigration | Fox News

If the recent Republican presidential debates have revealed hobbling breaks in the party, the Democrats' first political X-ray showed a couple of hairline fractures.<p>The five Democrats on the debate stage last week in Las Vegas offered a relatively — and surprisingly — unified front on the issues at …

German hostage freed in Afghanistan

A German aid worker kidnapped in the Afghan capital, Kabul, has been released after two months in captivity. The circumstances of her rescue are not …

Afghanistan

In Alabama, Clinton goes after Republicans on voting rights

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Near the heart of the civil rights movement, presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton roused black Alabama Democrats on …

Government

5 things you may not know about Eminem

Typhoon Koppu Strengthens, Edges Closer to Philippines

A slow-moving typhoon that could bring as much as 6 feet of rain to parts of the Philippines grew stronger as it edged closer to the country.<p>Typhoon Koppu — which is known as "Lando" in the Philippines — had estimated maximum sustained winds of about 120 mph by 11 p.m. ET Friday, according to the …

Russia paves way for Assad regime’s Iranian-backed advance on Aleppo

Survivors of the regime’s barrel bombs are fleeing Syria’s second city in showdown between east and west<p>After many scares and several false starts, the crucial battle for Syria’s second biggest city has begun.<p>For more than a year the southern edges of rebel-held Aleppo have been a wasteland. Regime …

Mess Left By Mudslides In California Could Take Days To Clean Up

The mess left behind by mudslides in California could take days to clean up.<p>CBS News reports that strong thunderstorms caused massive mudslides that left vehicles on Highway 58 in up to 6 feet of mud. CBS reports:<p>"On Friday, rescuers and those stranded in the highway debris flow described a chaotic …

Mexican drug lord flown to Sinaloan mountains after escape

Based on this information, the search for the world's most wanted drug boss has focused in recent weeks on a rugged area that stretches from Sinaloa into neighboring Durango state, part of Mexico's infamous Golden Triangle drug-producing region that is considered Guzman's home turf, said the …

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