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Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai bombing

At least six soldiers have been killed and 17 others injured in two near-simultaneous car bomb explosions at military targets in Egypt's violence-plagued Sinai Peninsula.<p>Two cars driven by suicide attackers drove on Wednesday into the outside gates of the military intelligence service building in …

Cops Thwart 'Sovereign Citizen' Murder Plot

Two members of a domestic terror movement were arrested in Las Vegas on Thursday after a four-month sting operation revealed they were plotting to …

Koreas agree Kaesong industrial zone restart date

<b>North and South Korea have agreed to restart operations at the shuttered Kaesong industrial zone, Seoul says.</b><p>The two sides set a date for a "trial" restart of 16 September after talks that went through the night, the South's Unification Ministry said.<p>Work at the complex stopped in April when the …

Iran says it won't budge on nuclear program, demands respect from West

Rouhani: “The West must understand that it will not achieve success through sanctions, pressures against the Iranian nation."<p>><br>• ><p>Hassan Rouhani Iran …

Challenging Obama, Putin Appeals Directly To Americans On Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin made an unusual and direct appeal to the American people Wednesday night to reject President Obama's calls for possible use of force against Syria, using an op-ed in <i>The New York Times</i> to counter many of the arguments Obama made 24 hours earlier in a speech to the …

On top of the podium: Meet Marin Alsop, the First Lady of the Proms

When conductor Marin Alsop stepped into a packed auditorium at London's Royal Albert Hall, she became the first woman to stand atop the podium on the Last Night of the Proms' -- a first in the event's 118-year history.<p>Closing Britain's prestigious summer-long concert series is no small feat. During …

McCain: Obama ignored rebels

Sen. John McCain on Wednesday lamented that President Barack Obama’s televised address did not mention helping the Syrian opposition, saying he feels for his friends among the rebels.<p>“I was very disappointed that the president did not mention the Free Syrian Army and our moral and material …

Snowden's Treason

Remember how, three weeks ago, British officials detained at Heathrow Airport the Brazilian boyfriend of Glenn Greenwald, who has been facilitating …

Surveillance

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A review of Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Ceasar and the Genius of Leadership by Barry Strauss

Blurred Lines song banned at Edinburgh students' union

By Emma Brant<i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p>Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines song has been banned from being played in any of the student union buildings at the University of Edinburgh.<p>The American's worldwide hit has been criticised with some people saying it refers to non-consensual sex in some of the song's …