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Obama hails elimination of Syria chemical weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday said the elimination of Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile is an important achievement …

Hackers steal 4.5M patients' data

Chinese hackers stole 4.5 million patients’ names, Social Security numbers and other personal data from the computers of one of the country’s largest hospital chains, the company said Monday — the biggest reported cyberattack ever on a U.S. health care company.<p>Community Health Services and its …

India calls off diplomatic talks with Pakistan

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India called off on Monday peace talks with Pakistan, giving a jolt to renewed diplomatic efforts between the two nuclear-armed neighbors and adding to the troubles of Pakistan’s beleaguered government.<p>India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and his Pakistani counterpart …

In West Africa, Medical Workers Risk Becoming Victims in the Fight Against Ebola

Less than a month ago, there were around two hundred doctors, nurses and hospital staff at Phebe Hospital in Liberia’s central Suakoko district. …

Disease

Experimental Vaccine For Chikungunya Passes First Test

Scientists have taken the first steps to developing a vaccine for chikungunya — an emerging mosquito-borne virus that has infected more than a half million people in the Western Hemisphere this year. About 600 Americans have brought the virus to 43 states.<p>The study was small: Only 25 people were …

Kurds push to drive militants from Mosul Dam with U.S. air support

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq’s biggest dam from Islamist militants with the help of U.S. air strikes to secure a vital strategic objective in fighting that threatens to break up the country, Kurdish and U.S. officials said on Monday.<p>U.S. fighter, bomber and drone …

Obama: Iraqi dam recaptured

Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Mosul Dam in Iraq’s north with the help of increased American airstrikes, President Barack Obama said on Monday.<p>Obama told reporters at the White House that the prospect of a breach in the dam was potentially so “catastrophic” that the U.S. had no choice but to …

Iraqi and Kurdish forces retake Mosul dam

President Barack Obama hails a "major step forward" in the battle against the Islamic State<p><b>» Live updates on the Iraq crisis «</b><p>Kurdish peshmerga forces backed by American fighter jets recaptured Iraq's largest dam from the Islamic State on Monday, in what US President Barack Obama called a "major …

Explosives similar to those used in London bombings found at Brisbane home

Police are refusing to comment on reports that Sydney’s busy Central railway station was a possible target for explosive chemicals found stockpiled at a Brisbane house.<p>Nine News says police are investigating whether the railway station and another location in Newcastle, north of Sydney, might have …

New strain in India-Pakistan relations as top-level meeting canceled

Relations between India and Pakistan suffered a setback Monday when India's foreign minister canceled a meeting with her Pakistani counterpart.<p>Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh said she would not visit Pakistan for the Aug. 25 meeting because a Pakistani envoy had met with a separatist leader …

Liberia hunts escaped Ebola victims as WHO calls for controls

Liberia struggled on Monday to track down 17 suspected Ebola carriers who fled quarantine at the weekend, while the U.N. health agency urged affected West African nations to screen all departures in a bid to contain the worst outbreak of the virus.<p>In the Liberian capital Monrovia, police awaited a …

No curfew tonight in Ferguson, Mo., as National Guard moves in

Although the Missouri National Guard was deployed and a curfew was lifted Monday, what began as a peaceful demonstration turned restive after dark, as this racially polarized St. Louis suburb hunkered down for another night of painful protests stemming from the police killing of Michael Brown.<p>About …

Obama Voices Concerns on Police Militarization in Wake of Ferguson

President Barack Obama said Monday he is open to reviewing U.S. federal support for local police departments that has been used to purchase …

Justice