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The US Has Begun Bombing ISIS Oil Refineries

US Central Command said the 13 airstrikes targeted 12 oil refineries held by the Islamic State, which is also known as ISIS or ISIL. The oil refineries were located in remote areas in eastern Syria, near Al Mayadin, Al Hasakah, and Abu Kamal.<p>Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates also …

Robin Williams is dead

In a shocking development, Oscar-winning actor/comic Robin Williams was found dead in his California home Monday, a possible suicide, according to investigators. He was 63.<p>The Marin County Sheriff's Office said Williams was found unconscious and not breathing inside his home in Tiburon, Calif., …

Why shopping for financial advice can be daunting

Given the plethora of professional designations for financial advisers — a myriad of abbreviations covering everyone from planners to investment managers to experts on aging and divorce — shopping for money advice can be daunting.<p>"It's sometimes difficult to sort through the alphabet soup of …

Taliban claim attack on Kabul's airport

Planes diverted as fighters use bombs and guns to attack heavily guarded international airport.<p>Taliban fighters have attacked Kabul's international airport, setting off explosions and trading gunfire with Afghan soldiers, as a major alert was raised in the capital.<p>Major Attacks in 2014<p>July 15 - 89 …

In pictures: Isis destroys Iraq shrines

<b>Thousands of people from the Yazidi religious community have sought refuge on the arid heights of Mount Sinjar, close to the Syrian border.</b><p>Some of the displaced Yazidis managed to escape across the Syrian border by foot, fleeing violence from the Islamic State militants who have taken over their …

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Abdel Fatah al-Sisi won 96.1% of vote in Egypt presidential election, say officials

Abdel Fatah al-Sisi was officially confirmed as Egypt's next president on Tuesday evening, after the country's electoral commission announced that he had won 96.1% of last week's presidential runoff.<p>Officials claimed that just under 47.5% of Egypt's 53 million eligible voters participated – a …

Nigerian villagers 'killed in Boko Haram church attack'

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Mourning, tight security on Tiananmen anniversary

BEIJING (AP) — Yin Min held the ashes of her son and wept, she said, as she marked 25 years since he was killed in the crackdown by Chinese tanks and …

Baghdad bombings target Iraq Shia pilgrims

<b>At least 24 Shia Muslim pilgrims have been killed in three bombings in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say.</b><p>Suicide bombers targeted pilgrims walking along main roads in the western area of Mansour and in Bab al-Sharji, in the city centre, while a car bomb exploded in Urr, an eastern …

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Al Jazeera journalist urges Egypt to free him

Reporters at Abdullah Elshamy's court hearing record him as saying he had not seen a doctor or a lawyer since August.<p>Detained Al Jazeera journalist, Abdullah Elshamy, has demanded that he be immediately released by the authorities in Egypt where he has been incarcerated since August last …

Syria’s Terror Blowback Threatens Europe and the United States

The flow of foreign fighters to Syria to join the war against Bashar Assad’s dictatorship is becoming the largest in the history of the global jihad, …

Quake cracks roads in north Thailand, 1 killed

BANGKOK (AP) — Officials said Tuesday that one person was killed and several dozen were hurt in an earthquake that struck northern Thailand and …

Nigerian militant boasts of abducting girls, with over 270 missing

An extremist Nigerian insurgent leader boasted Monday that he had kidnapped more than 270 schoolgirls who three weeks ago were loaded into trucks by gunmen in the dead of night, according to a video released to Agence France-Presse.<p>"I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by God," …

Violence escalates in eastern Ukraine, Odessa

ODESSA, Ukraine — Ukrainian forces battled pro-Russian militants Monday in eastern Ukraine as militants in Odessa vowed to retake buildings they were forced out of amid clashes that left more than 40 people dead.<p>Ukrainian troops pressed forward with an offensive against militants in Slovyansk, a …

How an American Aid Worker Survived Deadly Taliban Attack in Kabul

World<p>Kabul, Afghanistan — “Once I heard Taliban enter the house, I realized I needed to go into hiding,” Scott Arche said as he recalled Friday’s insurgent attack on a charity’s guesthouse in Kabul.<p>And so he spent four hours in a closet hiding from Taliban attackers until a member of an Afghan …

China seizes $14.5bn of ex-official assets

Illegal assets were seized from family members and associates of retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang.<p>Chinese authorities have seized assets worth at least $14.5bn from family members and associates of retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, who is at the centre of China's biggest …

Afghan optimism and the road ahead

New Al Jazeera poll shows despite security concerns, Afghans feel their country is ready for presidential election.<p>Afghanistan is bracing itself for a presidential election that could be the first truly game-changing event in the country since the 2001 US-led invasion - and according to a local …

Russia's Vladimir Putin recognises Crimea as nation

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15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their Surroundings

This collection of photographs of majestic landmarks around the world do a great job of just how important framing, perspective and lighting are to a …

U.S. reacts cautiously to Ukraine upheaval

WASHINGTON— Only a few weeks ago, the turmoil in Ukraine seemed like a remote conflict in which Washington had little at stake and not a great deal of leverage.<p>Now, however, it is clear that the apparent collapse of the old order in Ukraine could leave the<p>Obamaadministration with a mess it cannot …

Spy Chief: We Should’ve Told You We Track Your Calls

Even the head of the U.S. intelligence community now believes that its collection and storage of millions of call records was kept too secret for too …

Costa Rica holds presidential elections

<b>The governing party's candidate has taken a clear lead in early results as votes are counted in Costa Rica's presidential election.</b><p>Johnny Araya of the National Liberation Party is on 36% with centrist Luis Guillermo Solis on 21% and left-winger Jose Maria Villalta on 17%.<p>If no candidate wins …

Ukraine frees tortured activist as president returns to work

KIEV (Reuters) - The Ukrainian government bowed to intense Western pressure on Sunday to let an opposition activist fly abroad for treatment after his abduction, torture and then attempted arrest by police outraged critics of President Viktor Yanukovich.<p>The embattled head of state, caught in a tug …

Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment from apparent drug overdose

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday of an apparent drug overdose at his Manhattan apartment.<p>Police responded to the 46-year-old's apartment in the West Village shortly after 11 a.m., police sources told FoxNews.com.<p>A friend found his body in the apartment and phoned …

Seattle Dominates Denver To Win Its First Super Bowl

The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday night, the first Super Bowl victory in the team's history.<p>The game got off to an odd start on the first play from scrimmage when Broncos center Manny Ramirez snapped …

Moving Walls 21: A Photo Exhibition That Fights the Good Fight

Gym class at School No 1 in the Chechen village of Serzhen-Yurt. The schoolgirls, all dressed in skirts with their heads<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Diana …