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F-16s scrambled after plane enters restricted airspace over Washington

Two F-16 fighter jets briefly intercepted a small plane Sunday that was flying in restricted airspace over Washington without communicating with air-traffic controllers, the Air Force said, adding that the pilot apparently had no hostile intentions.<p>The two jets were scrambled from Joint Base …

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World Bank postpones $90m Uganda loan over anti-gay law

<b>The World Bank has postponed a $90m (£54m) loan to Uganda over its tough anti-gay law, which has drawn criticism from around the world.</b><p>World Bank officials said they wanted to guarantee the projects the loan was destined to support were not going to be adversely affected by the law.<p>The loan was …

Africa

Syria doctors flee amid crackdown | Health

Mohammed has paid a heavy price for treating the wounded in his home country.<p>In late 2012, he was working as a field doctor in Damascus when he became the target of a brutal crackdown on those providing medical assistance to the injured in opposition-held areas. "I left Syria after I was detained …

Slap on a Flu Patch? New Vaccine Would Skip the Needle

Right now, fewer than half of all Americans who should get a flu vaccine actually get one. In this study, 46 percent of people said they’d get a flu shot, but 65 percent said they’d use a patch-based vaccine.<p>Rudy Garcia says he hates needles, but he didn’t mind the patch so much. He is one of the …

Public Health

Circumcision ruling upsets liberal Jews | Cyprus

<b>Tel Aviv, Israel -</b> A one-year-old baby is at the centre of growing controversy that has pitted the rights of individual Israelis to follow their conscience against the formidable powers of the country's Orthodox rabbinical establishment.<p>The hold of the religious authorities over Israelis' private …

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'Invisible' Same-Sex Couples Push For Civil Unions In Greece

It's Sunday afternoon, and six mothers are sitting in a bright living room, drinking milky coffee and talking about discrimination.<p>"We are invisible in Greece," says Stella Bellia, who is raising twin boys with her Italian partner, Grazia-Haris Scocozza. "So we have to help each other."<p>Bellia is …

New report details 'brutal' Israeli policies | Israel

<b>Jerusalem</b> - <b></b>The first bullet struck 16-year-old Samir Awad in his left leg. He staggered away as fast as he could, but was too slow. A second round slammed into his left shoulder, exiting from the right side of his chest. Then, moments later, a third bullet penetrated the back of his skull and …

Insurgents are in a standoff with Iraqi forces over control of Fallujah

Operation Vigilant Resolve. Operation Phantom Fury.<p>Those were the names given to the US military campaigns in the Iraqi city of Fallujah almost 10 years ago. More than 100 American troops died, and nearly 600 were wounded, in an effort to purge the city of insurgents linked to al-Qaeda.<p>Insurgents …

Could all the 'Russia is gay' jokes at Sochi be doing more harm than good?

The Winter Olympics opening ceremony, rainbow uniforms and that police choir singing Daft Punk – all 'totally gay', right? Um, no. It's well meant, but camp and gay aren't the same thing<p>Have you seen the Russian Interior Ministry police choir performing Daft Punk's hit Get Lucky? It's a group of …

One-Way, Manned Mission To Mars Just Got Closer To Reality

Mars One announces deals with Lockheed Martin and SSTL to develop technology to colonize the Red Planet by 2025.<p>Yesterday, Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced the companies it hopes will build the technology necessary for the first private mission to Mars. Lockheed …

Chinese boy who had eyes gouged out returns home with prosthetics

Guo Bin discharged from hospital with prosthetics that look and move much like normal eyes, but do not restore vision<p>A six-year-old Chinese boy whose eyes were gouged out in an attack more than three months ago was discharged Thursday from a hospital in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen where …

Victims of acid attacks in India saying new law restricting sales being ignored

A gang of young neighborhood men would harass Sonali Mukherjee whenever she left home — taunting her, following her, hissing lewd comments.<p>But Mukherjee, 18 at the time, was not afraid. A sociology student, she stood up to her tormenters. After she threatened to go to the police, they sneaked into …

UN asks India to review gay sex ban

Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner on human rights, describes the high court move as a 'significant step backwards'<p>The UN has called on the Indian government to seek a rapid review of the country's supreme court's decision on Wednesday to criminalise gay sex.<p>The decision by the court to …

Japan condemned for 'secret' executions

Two more men have been hanged, under a system where death row prisoners are not told of their execution until hours before<p>Japan has carried out another round of "secret" executions, bringing to eight the number of inmates sent to the gallows under the year-old administration of Shinzo Abe.<p>Media …

Probe launched over $500M spent on Afghanistan planes now sitting idle

The U.S. military spent nearly a half-billion dollars on providing refurbished aircraft to the Afghan Air Force, only to abandon the contract and leave the planes collecting dust on airfields in Kabul and Germany.<p>With the planes potentially heading for the trash heap of the Afghanistan war, the …

Birthers Seize on Death of Hawaii Official as Fuel for Birtherism

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>People who've insisted for five years that the White House is covering up the truth of President …

Air strike in Yemen kills 15 wedding guests mistaken for al-Qaida – officials

Security officials report wedding convoy in al-Bayda province hit by strike from what tribal and local sources say was US drone<p>Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al-Qaida convoy, local security officials said on …

Hagel outlines new weapons sale plan for Gulf nations to protect against Iran threat

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel opened the door for the U.S. to sell missile defense and other weapons systems to U.S.-friendly Gulf nations, with an eye toward boosting their abilities to counter Iran's ballistic missiles, even as global powers ink a nuclear deal with Tehran.<p>In a speech …