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Syria: tens of thousands flee Aleppo before UN emergency talks

More than 50,000 leave amid continuing government bombardment that reportedly killed at least 21 people on Wednesday<p>More than 50,000 civilians have joined a growing exodus from east Aleppo, a human rights monitor has said, as the UN security council prepares to hold emergency talks on fighting in …

Oil falls as supply glut makes rallies tough to sustain

Oil

Oil Price Dip, Global Slowdown Create Crosscurrents For U.S.

Continued job growth has boosted prospects for the U.S. economy, but it continues to face some tricky crosswinds. The big drop in oil prices and a stronger dollar both help the economy and hurt it. Add to that the recent slowdown in global growth.<p>Lots of economists have suggested the big drop in …

Economy

Both Sides Report Deadliest Day in Gaza War

Australians want renewable energy target retained by big margin

Polling shows 72% of Australians want to keep or expand RET, as Abbott government considers abolishing it<p>Australians overwhelmingly want the renewable energy target to be retained or even increased, as the Abbott government considers abolishing the incentive for new renewable projects.<p>Polling for …

California's drought getting even worse, experts say

California's drought conditionshave worsened over the past week with the percentage of the state suffering from the highest category increasing, theNational Weather Servicesaid Thursday.<p>"Exceptional" drought conditions have spread in Central California since a week ago, weather officials said. …

Snorkeling

N Korea and Russia: A step towards a worldwide anti-hegemonic front? | China

This year was marked by a sudden outburst of political exchanges and economic negotiations between North Korea and Russia. In March and April, Pyongyang was visited by Rustam Minnikhanov, president of the Republic of Tatarstan, Alexander Galushka, Russian minister for the Development of the Far …

Men Wrongly Convicted In Central Park Jogger Case Reportedly Reach Settlement

The five men wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting a female jogger in Central Park more than 25 years ago have reportedly agreed to a settlement of close to $40 million.<p>The New York Times reports the agreement will provide the five exonerated plaintiffs, all black and Latino, approximately $1 …

Militants blitz through Iraq's western desert

BAGHDAD (AP) — 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 …

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Hong Kong

Mafia Members Are ‘Excommunicated’, Pope Francis Says

Pope Francis delivered a condemning message to Italy’s most powerful Mafia affiliation on Saturday, calling it an example of "the adoration of evil" and saying Mafiosi "are excommunicated."<p><b>Sign up for breaking news alerts from NBC News</b><p>"This evil must be fought against, it must be pushed aside. We …

Christianity

Putin Pushes for Ukraine Compromise, Backs Cease-Fire

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin publicly expressed support Sunday for Ukraine's declaration of a cease-fire in its battle against pro-Russian separatists and called on both sides to negotiate a compromise.<p>On a day when Russia and Ukraine commemorated the millions who died during World War …

Russia

Obama warns Russia of further costs if it continues meddling in Ukraine

U.S. President Barack Obama had stern words for his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over Russia's actions in Ukraine, following a meeting Thursday of G7 leaders in Brussels, Belgium, at which Russia was excluded.<p>Putin "has a chance to get back into a lane of international law," Obama said.<p>But …

Obama administration to work with Palestinian unity government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama’s administration said on Monday it plans to work with and fund the new Palestinian unity government, and Israel immediately voiced its disappointment with the decision also criticized by some U.S. lawmakers.<p>Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas swore in a …

Syria Conflict Spawning 'New Generation of Terrorists,' Report Warns

The civil war in Syria already appears to have drawn more foreign fighters than the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s, and may prove an …

Associated Press News

Egypt's presidential election begins

Former army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi expected to win after most candidates pull out and many dissenters opt to boycott vote<p>Egyptians are heading to the polls to vote for their fifth head of state since 2011, in a race that the former army chief Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is expected to win easily.<p>Sisi …

New Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko vows to stop war

After an outright win in first round of voting, pro-European winner promises weapons amnesty in attempt to gain peace in the east<p>Ukraine's new president, Petro Poroshenko, has vowed to make his first goal in office to stop the war in the east of the country.<p>The pro-European businessman won the …

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Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Vows To Wipe Out 'Terrorists'

On Thursday, Russia and China vetoed a draft UN. Security Council resolution calling for the Syrian conflict to be referred to the International …

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