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47 UN peacekeepers 'abducted by al-Qaeda linked Syrian rebels'

Fears for the safety of UN peacekeepers reported missing during fighting on the Golan Heights involving Al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda linked group<p>Syrian militants have reportedly captured more than 40 United Nations peacekeepers during skirmishes on the Israeli border.<p>Forty-seven soldiers from the UN …

Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the arid Syrian countryside.<p>The slayings were the latest massacre …

Ukraine's President Says That Russia Has Invaded Ukraine

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Thursday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia of invading Ukraine as troop …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Cooking

US and UN express horror at Syria torture report

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1045000/1045811_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522371959_26dcc91c057b04c7ae36593b3fec0a74<p><b>The US and UN have reacted with "horror" to allegations in a new report that Syria has systematically tortured and executed about 11,000 detainees</b> …

Middle East

Austria's Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …

Austria

Systematic killing evidence in Syria just tip of iceberg - aid agencies

International bodies say evidence of execution of 11,000 detainees in regime jails comes from just one area of Syria<p>The cache of evidence smuggled out of Syria showing the "systematic killing" of 11,000 detainees in Syrian jails may only be the tip of the iceberg, international aid agencies have …

Associated Press News

Syria misses chemical weapons deadline

Nordic ships turn back as first tranche of stockpile has not yet arrived at port, but Obama administration plays down delay<p>Syria failed to meet a deadline on Tuesday to hand over the first tranche of its chemical weapons stockpile, with two Nordic ships sent to collect it forced to turn …

Ukrainian journalist brutally beaten after alleging ministerial corruption

Hundreds protest outside interior ministry at the attack on Tetyana Chernovil, who wrote about minister's luxury house<p>A prominent Ukrainian civic activist and journalist was brutally beaten outside Kiev on Wednesday, the latest in a string of attacks on activists and opposition members amid weeks …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Dessert

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Photography

50 Best GIFs so Far This Season

Although a game lasts 90 minutes, there are sometimes those glimpses of magic in football that only need a few seconds to capture the moment. For that reason, it's a good thing that GIFs are the latest trend to have become a part of the normal news cycle.<p>Scouring the deepest, darkest trenches of …

Soccer

Middle Earth comes to life in epic Chrome experiment

We're go out on a limb here and say that the Venn diagram of Engadget fans and Tolkien fans looks something like this. So, we figure you'll probably want to hear about a brand new Chrome experiment that brings various parts of Middle Earth to life, including the Trollshaw and Dol Guldur. It starts …

Why Everything You Know About Lactic Acid Might Be Wrong

<b>Admit it. For years you have blamed high-effort, short-term muscle fatigue on lactic acid accumulation.</b> It’s all over exercise physiology texts and …

Exercise

The Overhead Squat Article

Monday found me in the weight room. I thought I would just “toss” in a few overheads, just to see what he was talking about. I knew I had to do a few …