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Lawyers for Indiana, Wisconsin grilled in court over gay marriage bans

Indiana and Wisconsin officials found themselves on the defensive at the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday as they advocated for bans on same-sex marriage.<p>Moments after he began his oral argument, Indiana Solicitor General Thomas M. Fisher was interrupted by Judge Richard Posner, who …

Twenty four migrants drown after boat sinks in Mediterranean

GENEVA (Reuters) - Nearly 2,000 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East have drowned in the Mediterranean this year, most of them in the past three months as they tried to reach Europe from Libya, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.<p>A migrant covers his face before disembarking a …

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U.S. Furious After Chinese Fighter Jet Does Barrel Roll Over American Aircraft

The United States has formally complained to Beijing over an aerial maneuver conducted by a Chinese fighter jet over international airspace, with the …

DR Congo confirms first Ebola cases in 'new strain' of killer virus

Two deaths in remote region of Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed as Ebola but "unrelated" to west Afica epidemic<p>The Democratic Republic of Congo confirmed its two first cases of Ebola this year, but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic raging in four countries of West Africa.<p>Congolese …

Disease

Heart group calls on FDA to quickly regulate e-cigs

Electronic cigarettes need to be strongly regulated — and quickly — to prevent another generation of young people from becoming addicted to nicotine, according to the American Heart Association's first policy statement on the products.<p>In its statement, the heart association pointed to studies …

James Foley's Family: US Should Rethink No-Negotiation Hostage Policy

Unlike some of their European counterparts, officials operate on a "no ransom and no negotiation" basis. But the murder of Mr Foley has cast an uncomfortable spotlight on this position, with critics saying that past experience including the release of Bowe Bergdahl has demonstrated inconsistencies …

Isil fighters capture key Syrian air base in sign of growing strength

After weeks under siege the Tabqa air field fell to jihadist onslaught including child suicide bombers<p>Jihadist fighters captured a major military air base in northeastern <b>Syria</b> on Sunday, removing the last government-held post in a province the extremists claim as part of their new "Islamic …

Middle East

Iraq premier-designate: militias must follow state

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister-designate called Monday on the country's numerous Shiite militias and tribes to come under government control …