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UN says Syria refugee crisis worst since Rwanda

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Middle East

Man Swims for 5 Hours to Save Family

A man swam for five hours off of the Maryland coast to reach help for his family after their boat capsized in a storm Tuesday night. After climbing ashore, John Franklin Riggs found a phone and called 911, sending rescuers to the 16-foot Carolina skiff that had capsized near Deal Island, on the …

Fake News

Ramadan bombings kill at least 38 in Iraq

BAGHDAD — A wave of explosions tore through overwhelmingly Shiite cities south of Baghdad shortly before the Muslim faithful broke their<p>Ramadanfasts on Sunday, killing at least 38 people, authorities said.<p>The bombings were part of a surge of violence that is raising fears that Iraq is sliding back …

Islam

The receding threat from 'peak oil'

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Oil

Associated Press News

Usain Bolt Not Among the Top Sprinters Busted for Steroids

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The best sprinter in the world was not among some of the sprinting world's big names busted today by …

DR Congo M23 rebels battle army troops near Goma city

<b>Rebels and army forces are engaged in heavy fighting near the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.</b><p>The M23 rebels told the BBC that their hill positions had been bombarded most of the night by military planes.<p>The UN said it was prepared to use "lethal force" to protect civilians if …

Africa

'Suicide risk' soldier will be extradited to US over fraud

A former soldier who has been judged a suicide risk has been told his extradition to America over fraud allegations must go ahead, after the Home Secretary refused to reconsider on medical grounds.<p>David McIntyre, 42, who served in Afghanistan and the Territorial Army, faces a 20-year jail sentence …

Human Rights

Las Vegas: Wildfire 60% contained; Red Rock Canyon trails reopen

With the wildfire in the mountains northwest of Las Vegas now 60% contained, most of the hiking trails in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area reopened Sunday afternoon.<p>That’s one of of several indicators that firefighters have the upper hand on the blaze that has scorched more than 43 …

Forests

Michael Jackson would have earned $1bn from comeback concerts

Michael Jackson could have earned $1.1 billion or more if he had performed a worldwide concert tour and created a Las Vegas show before his death, an accounting expert familiar with the singer's earning potential has told jurors.<p>Arthur Erk, a certified public accountant who conducts royalty audits …

Syria: child among nine executed at checkpoint, watchdog says

At least nine Syrians, including a child, were executed by regime forces at a checkpoint in Damascus province, a watchdog said on Tuesday.<p>"Nine citizens, including a child, were shot dead by regime forces near the town of Qara, in the Qalamun area of Damascus province, yesterday (Monday) evening," …

Middle East

Arizona wildfire escalated rapidly before 19 firefighters were killed

A new report shows an Arizona wildfire that began with a lightning strike and caused little immediate concern because of its remote location and …

Try It Now

Malala Yousafzai's story to be made into a documentary

The Oscar-winning director of Al Gore environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth is to bring the story of teenage Pakistani women's rights …

Civilians flee as Congo army pounds M23 rebels

<b>GRAPHIC WARNING</b>: Contains images which some viewers may find disturbing.<p>Congolese government forces supported by helicopters attacked M23 rebel positions near the eastern city of Goma on Tuesday in a third day of heavy fighting that has forced hundreds of villagers to flee their homes and raised …

Egypt turmoil: Seven killed in Cairo clashes

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/995000/995136_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524669069_d11f6eca9e4dde64a7140fcf46de69d1<p><b>Seven people have been killed in Cairo in overnight clashes between security forces and supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi.</b><p>Police …

Muslim Brotherhood

83 Asiana crash survivors plan to sue airline, Boeing

Eighty-three survivors of the crash of Asiana Flight 214 this month have taken the first step toward suing the airline and the plane's manufacturer.<p>A Chicago law firm filed court documents Monday demanding that Boeing Co., which made the 777 airliner that crashed July 6 in San Francisco, turn over …