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Rescue mission unlikely after US says Isis siege of stranded Yazidis over

Obama administration and military back away from talk of rescue mission after receiving reports from Mount Sinjar<p>The Obama administration has ruled out for now a risky US military mission to rescue thousands of Iraqis stranded on a northern Iraqi mountain, declaring a siege by Islamist extremists …

'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped Nigerian girls

Fears for the fate of more than 200 Nigerian girls turned even more nightmarish Monday when the leader of the Islamist militant group that kidnapped them announced plans to sell them.<p>"I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah," a man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar …

Ukraine minister: Russia planning invasion

Ukraine's foreign minister has accused Russian troops of infiltrating and destabilising the east of the country, saying Moscow plans to invade and annex other regions.<p>In an interview with Al Jazeera, Andrii Deshchytsia said that Russian "special troops" and intelligence officers were blackmailing …

Everest Avalanches Sweep Same Deadly Path Where Sherpas Perished

KATHMANDU, Nepal - Fresh ice avalanches struck on a perilous route where 16 Everest sherpas were killed last week, hiking officials said on Friday, making it almost certain that no one will summit the world's highest mountain from Nepal during this year's climbing season.<p>"Teams are leaving, it's …

Mountaineering

'Deeply Ashamed' Ferry Captain Among First to Abandon Ship

The captain of a ferry that sank off the coast of South Korea Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing, is under investigation as a possible …

South Korea

Oscar Pistorius's emotional apology to Reeva Steenkamp's unmoved mother

'I can't imagine the pain and the sorrow and the emptiness that I've caused you and your family,' Pistorius tells June Steenkamp<p>He did not look at the lawyers, the sea of faces in the public gallery or the red-robed judge who will decide his guilt. When Oscar Pistorius got the chance to explain …

Split Decisions: Ukraine Signs Up With EU, Russia Wraps Up Crimea

There will be few days that better symbolize the crisis in Ukraine.<p>On Friday:<p>As Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk was signing an agreement on closer relations with the European Union ...... Russian President Vladimir Putin was signing the laws his country has put in place to take Crimea …

Malaysian officials deny claims that missing flight MH370 flew on for hours

Airline chief says Rolls-Royce and Boeing have said they did not receive data from plane after 1.07am on night of disappearance<p>The international search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is to widen into the Indian Ocean, after authorities moved to debunk a string of reports …

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Russia

Volcanic Eruption Kills at Least Two, Cloaks Parts of Indonesia With Ash

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>More than 100,000 people in the vicinity of the Mount Kelud in Indonesia were evacuated prior to a …

The Sochi Opening Ceremonies: How to Watch and What to Expect

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Sochi Winter Olympic Games kick off on Friday with the Opening Ceremonies, otherwise known as …

5 Predictions for Sochi's Opening Ceremony

There are people who remember Super Bowls by the player that scored the winning touchdown and there are those that remember the game by the halftime …

Swan Lake

Gunman Kills Two in Rare School Shooting in Moscow

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A high-school student opened fire in a Russian school on Monday, killing one teacher and one police …

Fortress Sochi: Russia’s Security Plan Risks Killing the Olympic Spirit

On Jan. 7, as Orthodox Christians across Russia marked the birth of Jesus on their religious calendar, residents of the Russian city of Sochi got an …

Russian Suicide Bus Bombing Sparks Terrorism Fears for Sochi Olympics

Naida Asiyalova, the suicide bomber who blew herself up on Monday on a crowded bus in the Russian city of Volgograd, killing six people and wounding …

Terrorism

Mexican Truck Thieves and Cobalt-60, Explained

After news broke of a bizarre truck theft in Mexico, in which the truck was carrying a radioactive source of cobalt-60, media reports said the unlucky thieves were already exposed to a fatal dose. How can that be? Nuclear safety expert and PopMech contributor Andy Karam explains.<p><b>As a radiation</b> …

Latin America

Time crunch for funeral travel

Presidential travel overseas is usually months in the making — but President Barack Obama’s trip to South Africa for Nelson Mandela’s Tuesday memorial service will be the end result of a process measured in mere hours.<p>Shortly after Thursday’s announcement of Mandela’s death, Secret Service and …

5 Headlines That Would Have Been If JFK Lived

There is little debate among historians that on a clear Dallas morning in November 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was struck down by an …

John F. Kennedy
Ban Ki-moon

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