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Vietnam officials visit China to mend ties after rig spat

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam sent a high-ranking delegation of Communist Party officials and Cabinet ministers to China on Tuesday as the countries seek to mend relations strained by the giant northern neighbor's deployment of an oil rig last year in disputed waters.<p>The four-day trip was led by …

Hackers hit Israeli websites after Anonymous threats

JERUSALEM (AP) — Pro-Palestinian hackers disrupted Israeli websites on Tuesday, following threats from the Anonymous hacking collective that it would …

Israel

8 Iranian guards killed in clashes near Pakistan border

<b>(CNN) —</b> Eight Iranian border guards have been killed in clashes with militants near the border with Pakistan, Iranian state media reported.<p>Three of the militants were killed by Iranian forces in the fighting Monday in the southeastern town of Negur, the state-run news agency IRNA reported.<p>The news …

Middle East

China Is Building A New Fleet Of Guided Missile Destroyers

The Jinan was commissioned at a naval port in eastern China. From there, the vessel will join the East China Sea Fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). Part of a new generation of guided missile destroyers, the Jinan will help the PLAN to expand its ability to operate in the …

Military

Mexico charges mayor's wife with organised crime

Wife of Mexican mayor in city where students disappeared charged with money laundering<p>The wife of a Mexican mayor whose police force turned 43 students over to a drug gang that allegedly killed them has been charged with organised crime and money laundering.<p>Maria de los Angeles Pineda is the wife …

U.S.-Led Coalition Carries Out 30 Air Strikes Against ISIS in Syria

Coalition forces led by the U.S. on Saturday carried out 30 or more air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militants in …

Bomber kills 45 at Afghan volleyball game

At least 45 people were killed and 60 others wounded Sunday when a suicide bomber attacked a crowd watching a volleyball match in the Yahyakhil district of Afghanistan's southeastern Paktika province, according to a spokesman for the provincial governor.<p>In 2010, a suicide car bomb exploded in the …

Aid Groups David Haines Worked for Express 'Sadness and Outrage'

David Haines, the British man beheaded in a video released by the terror group ISIS, was remembered Sunday by the aid organizations that he worked for as a generous colleague and committed worker.<p>"David was appreciated by the ACTED team and all those around him, notably for his generosity, …

Syria

Lava flow from Hawaii volcano has residents on the Big Island nervous

Lava from one of the world’s most active volcanos has been advancing at a slower pace the past few days and is now moving parallel to a sparsely populated subdivision on Hawaii’s Big Island.<p>Lava from Kilauea volcano was still at least a mile from any homes in Kaohe Homesteads, Hawaii County civil …

Raging floods kill over 440 in Pakistan, India

JHANG, Pakistan (AP) — Raging monsoon floods sweeping across India and Pakistan have killed more than 440 people, authorities said Tuesday, warning …

Obama says military will help fight Ebola outbreak in West Africa

President Obama has said that the United States military will begin aiding the response to an outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa that has claimed the lives of at least 2,100 people in five countries.<p>In an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press," Obama said the epidemic was a …

Wildfire forces evacuation of dozens of Yosemite park visitors by helicopter

About 100 Yosemite National Park visitors were evacuated by helicopter Sunday when a wildfire that started weeks ago in the park's backcountry grew unexpectedly to at least 700 acres, officials said.<p>Some of the evacuees included hikers who had climbed the park's iconic Half Dome peak, rising nearly …

Another American Doctor Infected With Ebola, Charity Says

Another American missionary doctor working in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, an aid group said Tuesday.<p>SIM USA said the doctor, who was not named, was treating obstetric patients at ELWA hospital in Monrovia and had not treated Ebola patients in the hospital’s isolation unit, which is …

Disease

Powerful Video Shows Ebola Patient On The Run In Liberia

The fear and chaos wrought by West Africa's Ebola outbreak is powerfully illustrated in a Reuters video released on Tuesday of an infected patient on the run through Liberia's capital city.<p>The man fled a quarantine center in Monrovia in search of food, sending ripples of panic through the crowded …

Support for U.S. overseas involvement jumps, poll finds

Public support for a more active U.S. foreign policy has grown sharply since last year as Americans see the world becoming more dangerous.<p>Those findings, from a newly released Pew Research Center survey, provide an important backdrop for President<p>Obama’s decision-making regardingU.S. militaryaction …

Political Science

Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader, asks to become 'citizen' of Islamic State

The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday.<p>"The letter states that Nadal Hasan wants to become a citizen of the Islamic State caliphate," attorney John …

Liberia to unseal slum cordoned off to stop Ebola

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Liberia says it will open up a slum in its capital where thousands of people were barricaded to contain the spread of …

Google Challenges Amazon For Drone Supremacy

Need a tube of toothpaste, but don’t want to wait? Google wants to drone that to you, the Mountain View-based technology giant announced today.<p>Google follows Amazon in announcing that it is building consumer delivery-facing drone technology. Amazon previously disclosed that it is working to build …

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

GENEVA (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health …

Ukraine crisis: Obama blames Russia for violence

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Russia

Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub Port Harcourt

<b>Nigeria has confirmed its first Ebola death outside Lagos – a doctor in the oil hub of Port Harcourt.</b><p>His wife has been put under quarantine, while a further 70 people in the city are under surveillance.<p>Latest figures show more than 1,550 people have died of Ebola, with at least 3,000 confirmed …

Disease

Ukraine crisis: 'Thousands of Russians' fighting in east

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1104000/1104314_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524729093_c5171807723c2ed12b25ece80c71e16e<p><b>A pro-Russian rebel leader in eastern Ukraine has said 3-4,000 Russian citizens are fighting in their ranks.</b><p>Alexander Zakharchenko told Russian TV …

Russia

Army demotes, retires general over handling of sex assault accusation

A two-star Army general faulted for failing to properly investigate sexual assault and other accusations against a colonel on his staff will be retired at one-star rank, the Army announced Wednesday.<p>The decision by Army Secretary John M. McHugh comes more than a year after Maj. Gen. Michael T. …

Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer

WASHINGTON (AP) — A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's …

Authorities: 'Serial killer' is behind 4 killings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man in custody is a serial killer who is suspected of randomly shooting seven people, leaving four dead, over five days in the …

Congo confirms first Ebola cases

The deadly Ebola virus has emerged in another African country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing two people in a remote region where many others have fallen sick, the Congo government says.<p>Congo becomes the fifth African country where Ebola has killed people this year. But so far the Congo …

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes southern Peru: USGS | Reuters

LIMA (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck southern Peru on Sunday, shaking the capital Lima 300 miles away but triggering no widespread damage or injuries.<p>The quake hit at 1921 EST at a depth of 36.6 miles (58.9 km), 27 miles (43 km) east-northeast of the town of Tambo in the southern …

Quake is Bay Area's strongest in 25 years - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Are you there? Share your images if you can safely.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- The strongest earthquake in 25 years in Northern California's Bay Area struck early Sunday, injuring dozens of people, damaging historic buildings in downtown Napa and turning fireplaces into rubble.<p>The 6.0-magnitude quake …

Federal judge rules Florida gay marriage ban unconstitutional

A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.<p>U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled that the ban added to Florida's constitution by voters in …