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Syria reinforces air base under Islamic State attack: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces have sent reinforcements to an air base being attacked by Islamic State militants in northeast Syria where no fewer than 30 of the radical group’s fighters were killed on Thursday, a group monitoring the violence said.<p>A girl stands in a damaged street in …

Details emerge about ransom, failed rescue of journalist Foley

New details are emerging surrounding the kidnapping and attempted military rescue of American journalist James Foley, whose beheading by the militant group Islamic State was revealed in a chilling video posted to the Internet this week.<p>The head of GlobalPost – the U.S.-based online publication …

Behind the Gaza Ceasefire Efforts: Israel and Hamas Talk Potential Peace

Wars inevitably spark change. That is no truer than in the war in Gaza, no matter what Hamas and Israel say. The signs of changing attitudes of Israel and Hamas towards one another go significantly beyond the fact that the two sworn enemies who refuse to recognize one another are negotiating even …

CHINA'S FUTURE | The Economist

As China becomes, again, the world's largest economy, it wants the respect it enjoyed in centuries past. But it does not know how to achieve or …

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Nothing can stop Amazon: Company may start testing delivery drones in India

<b>(YouTube/Amazon)</b><p>The FAA’s ban on commercial drone use isn’t standing in the way of the tech giant<p>Sarah Gray<p>August 21, 2014 9:32pm (UTC)<p>It appears that Amazon is pushing forward with delivery drones. The company's intention to use octocopter drones for small deliveries was announced by CEO Jeff …

Violence and Chaos Ensue as Panic Spreads in Liberia (PHOTOS)

Ebola Panic<p>The West Point neighborhood in Monrovia, Liberia has been quarantined by the government in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola. But what of …