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As Iraq burns, Islamic State jihadis forced to pour reinforcements into Kobane

The crisis in Iraq deepened with a triple suicide bombing today, as Kurdish fighters in Kobane continued their resistance against Islamic State jihadis.<p>Iraq’s ethnic and sectarian turmoil deepened today when a triple suicide bombing killed dozens in a Kurdish-controlled town and a police chief was …

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Yemen's Shiite rebels take town south of capital

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels captured a town south of the capital Sanaa early on Sunday, when they also blew up the home of a rival …

S. Korea: 2 Koreas exchange gunfire along border

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Troops from the rival Koreas exchanged gunfire Sunday along their heavily fortified border in the second such shooting in …

Putin set to meet Western leaders on Ukraine at Milan gathering

Russian President Vladimir Putin is mounting a diplomatic blitz on the sidelines of a summit of European and Asian leaders in a bid to escape Russia's worst crisis with the West since the Cold War.<p>Putin on Friday will discuss Ukraine over breakfast with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and key …

Syria Kurdish official appeals for arms for Kobani

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — In its battle for the Syrian town of Kobani, the Islamic State group enjoys a key advantage: a supply of weapons, ammunition and fighters shuttling between Syria and Iraq.<p>The town's Syrian Kurdish defenders, while backed by airstrikes from the U.S.-led coalition, are …

Iran says progress made in 'very difficult' nuclear talks in Vienna

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and the United States said they made some progress in high-level nuclear talks but much work remained to clinch a breakthrough deal by a late-November deadline.<p>Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif walks down an aisle at the 69th United Nations General Assembly at …

Attacks in Baghdad kill at least 50 people

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed a wave of attacks in Iraq on Thursday, mainly targeting Shiite areas in and around the capital of Baghdad, killing …

EU has one last chance to reform, says David Cameron

David Cameron says he will give the European Union one last chance to reform in yet another hint he could be prepared to lead Britain to the exit door in the next parliament.<p>The prime minister said he and others in Britain did not want an EU army, flag or single unified country, but instead for the …

Hurricane Gonzalo bears down on Bermuda

People on the small British territory of Bermuda rushed to batten down for Hurricane Gonzalo, which was roaring towards them as a major Category 4 storm just days after a tropical storm damaged homes and knocked down trees and power lines.<p>Dennis Feltgen, a meteorologist at the US National Hurricane …

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Russia hints deadline for Iran nuclear deal may be extended

VIENNA (Reuters) - A senior U.S. official said some progress was made in high-level nuclear negotiations with Iran on Wednesday but much work remained to be done, adding the goal was still to reach a deal by a late November deadline.<p>The State Department official spoke after about six hours of talks …

Apple Accidentally Releases Images of New iPads

Apple appears to have accidentally revealed images of both its new iPads, the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 ahead of its Thursday event, an unusual …

Hong Kong authorities vow to probe alleged police beating at protest

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Hong Kong authorities have vowed to conduct an impartial investigation into a video which appears to show several plainclothes police officers beating up a detained pro-democracy demonstrator.<p>The widely circulated video shows officers carrying the man to a dark corner, where he's …

The New Face of Indonesian Democracy

World<p>Search<p>ImmigrationHundreds of Thousands Protest President Trump's Immigration Policies at Families Belong Together Marches<p>TelevisionHere's What's …

Harvard Law Professors Say New Sexual Assault Policy Is One-Sided

Just a few months after Harvard University announced a new, tougher policy against campus sexual assault, a group of Harvard law professors is blasting the rules as unfair.<p>Harvard announced its new policy this summer, after the school came under federal investigation for being too soft on sexual …

The Drug-Free Way to Fight Depression

Exercise can do a lot of physical good, from making hearts healthy to keeping weight down—and now there’s strong new evidence that it can give a …

Hong Kong police hold back from removing barriers

HONG KONG (AP) — Police briefly scuffled with protesters camped out in Hong Kong's streets early Thursday, but held back from dismantling barricades …

Houthi fighters seize Yemen city of Ibb

Houthi rebels have seized more territory south of Yemen's capital, including the city of Ibb, near an al-Qaeda stronghold.<p>Witnesses said that dozens of cars carrying Houthi fighters were seen arriving in Ibb on Wednesday, an area bordering al-Bayda province, a bastion of al-Qaeda in the Arabian …

Femen protesters target Vladimir Putin before his meeting with Ukraine leader

Topless demonstrators accuse summit in Milan of ‘welcoming a killer’ before Russian president’s meeting with Petro Poroshenko<p>The Ukrainian feminist protest group Femen has staged a two-woman demonstration against Vladimir Putin in Milan, where he is expected to attend a summit of world leaders on …

Battle for Syria's Kobani intensifies

<b>(CNN) —</b> The battle for a key Syrian city on the Turkish border intensified Monday as ISIS continued its push for control of Kobani while also scoring a victory in neighboring Iraq, taking a strategically important military base in Anbar province.<p>A fighter from the Kurdish People's Protection Unit, …

The Most Dangerous Machine

(Photo: Simon Davison)<p>The latest Freakonomics Radio podcast is all about our long, risky, and mostly unrequited love affair … with the automobile. …

Report: Iran police airplane crash kills 7

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian police airplane flying to the country's southeast crashed late Saturday, killing all seven people aboard, including a …

Nobel Peace Prize for Malala Yousafzai brings hope for Pakistan

There are so many targets in Pakistan. Government buildings and bustling bazaars. Christians, Hindus and Shiites. Decorated generals and rank-and-file soldiers. Cops, professors, journalists. Politicians and ministers. Westerners.<p>Twisted logic weaves through the violence associated with all those …

Chinese newspaper blames US for Hong Kong protests

A Chinese state-run newspaper has blamed the United States for being behind the pro-democracy protests that have rattled Hong Kong -- a claim the U.S. State Department strongly rejected.<p>Thousands of people, meanwhile, returned for sit-ins in Hong Kong's main protest zone Saturday, responding to …

Hong Kong Leader Leung: Zero Chance' Beijing Will Change Plan

World<p>HONG KONG — Hong Kong's embattled leader Leung Chun-ying vowed on Sunday to stay in office, warning students demanding his resignation that their pro-democracy movement was out of control. Leung said the blockade of key parts of the Asian financial hub - now entering its third week - could not …

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Triple suicide bombing in Iraq kills 58 people

BAGHDAD (AP) — A triple suicide bombing Sunday killed at least 58 people in Iraq as a roadside bomb killed the police chief of the western Anbar …

Donors pledge $2.7 billion for Gaza reconstruction

CAIRO (AP) — Donors at an international conference Sunday promised $2.7 billion to rebuild the war-ravaged Gaza Strip, but all of the key …