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Militants Kill Senior Iraqi Army Leader; Maliki Resists Changes

U.S. military advisers have arrived in Iraq to help coordinate the Shiite-led government's push against the advance of extremist Sunni militants. The ISIS force has also reportedly been attacked by Syrian warplanes flying in Iraq.<p>From Baghdad, NPR's Alice Fordham reports for our Newscast …

Africa

Sunni militants carve trail through Western Iraq

Sunni militants have blitzed through the vast desert of western Iraq, capturing four towns and three border crossings and deepening the predicament of the Shiite-led government in Baghdad led by Nouri al-Maliki.<p>The latest military victories — including two border posts captured Sunday, one along …

Al-Jazeera journalists jailed for seven years in Egypt

Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed of Al-Jazeera English sentenced on terrorism-related charges<p>Egypt's judiciary has dealt a shocking blow to the principle of free speech after three journalists for Al-Jazeera English were sentenced to between seven and 10 years in jail on charges of …

Egypt

Jailed Al Jazeera journalists convicted in Egypt

Three Al Jazeera English journalists were convicted in Egypt on Monday of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood in a ruling that immediately outraged journalists and activists around the world.<p>Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed had been imprisoned in Cairo since December on charges that included …

The Week in Review: Obamacare For All

Inside Flipboard / April 18, 2014<p>Tuesday marked the deadline for most Americans without healthcare to sign up for coverage under the Patient …

The Week in Review: Billions Cast Their Ballots

Inside Flipboard / May 2, 2014<p>This week saw the close of the most democratic month in human history. For India’s 815 million eligible voters, the …

The Week in Review: White House Fights Climate Change

Inside Flipboard / May 9, 2014<p>Of all the problems facing the planet, global warming gets little attention from the average American. Recent Gallup …

"Deep Dive" on Hillary Clinton

“Deep Dive” on Hillary Clinton<p>Gabriella Schwarz / June 12, 2014<p>Hillary Clinton has been involved in American politics for over 30 years, with much of …

The Week in Review: Iraq Uprising

Inside Flipboard / June 20, 2014<p>Formerly associated with al-Qaeda, militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have crossed the border …

Taliban five shun media attention in Qatar

<b>The Taliban leadership in the Qatari capital Doha are keeping the five former senior members released from Guantanamo Bay out of the public eye.</b><p>A decision has been made that they will not talk to the media.<p>The five men were exchanged for US Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl in a controversial prisoner …

Afghanistan

Seven hours at the border: Marine held in Mexico's new legal team hones case

The new lawyer for Andrew Tahmooressi, the U.S. Marine held in Mexico for more than two months after mistakenly crossing the border with registered guns, is planning a new legal strategy to win the sergeant's freedom.<p>Tijuana-based attorney Lamberto Jesus Esquer Dabdoub will be looking at the …

Hillary Clinton Reveals 2016 Timetable, Won't Say Whether She'll Testify On Benghazi

Hillary Clinton wants more time through the end of the year to think about whether she'll run for president in 2016, the former secretary of state …

Driving
Disease

FBI: Bowe Bergdahl's parents have received threats - CNN.com

<b>Hailey, Idaho (CNN)</b> -- The FBI is investigating threats against the parents of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the latest development in a case that has put the spotlight on the circumstances surrounding his capture in Afghanistan and release by the Taliban.<p>"We are working jointly with our state and local …

Kerry defends Bergdahl-for-Taliban exchange - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The five Taliban figures who got out of Guantanamo in exchange for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release would be taking an "enormous risk" if they return to the battlefield, Secretary of State John Kerry told CNN in an interview that aired Sunday.<p>"I'm not telling you that they don't have …

Parenting

Pope works on Mideast peace

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis waded head-first into Mideast peace-making Sunday, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed.<p>Israeli President Shimon Peres was the first to …

Ukraine presidential election under threat in eastern region

Pro-Russian insurgents are likely to prevent voting Sunday in half or more of the election districts in the embattled east, Ukrainian officials say.<p>Deputy Interior Minister Serhiy Yarovyi said on Saturday that police are ready to ensure order and security at polling stations in just nine of the 34 …

Deadly California rampage: Chilling video, but no match for reality

After promising a "day of retribution" on YouTube, a heavily armed, mentally disturbed 22-year-old went on a killing spree in a California college town, authorities said.<p>He fatally stabbed three men in his residence, shot two women to death in front of a sorority house, shot a man to death inside a …

Ukraine: Pro-Russians storm offices in Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1067000/1067013_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518136798_ee62d288aa8e41e835bfaa96dc50ec22<p><b>Pro-Russian protesters have stormed government buildings in three eastern Ukrainian cities.</b><p>In Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv they clashed with police, …

Russia