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The union and the euro are at stake, Greece warns EU

The viability of the EU – and its most cherished creation, the single currency – are at stake, Greece warned on Wednesday as the country at the epicentre of the continent’s debt crisis continued to haggle over a cash-for-reforms deal with international creditors keeping it afloat.<p>Presenting …

Europe

Warning sign: U.S. economy only adds 126,000 jobs

March was tough for the U.S. economy.<p>The U.S. only added 126,000 jobs in March, the lowest since December 2013 and well below the CNNMoney economist survey forecast of 244,000.<p>The unemployment rate remained the same at 5.5%.<p>Perhaps the biggest disappointment is that wage growth stayed sluggish. …

Economy

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Books

Jesse Ventura: Military doesn't 'fight for our freedom'

Former wrestler and Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura has some harsh words for the armed forces this Veterans Day: If given the option today, he'd opt out of military service.<p>"I hate to say it, but no, I would be a conscientious objector today," the Navy special forces veteran said in <b>a video posted</b> …

Earth's Water Is Older Than The Sun

Why that’s good news for alien hunters<p>Since water is one of the vital ingredients for life on Earth, scientists want to know how it got here. One theory is that the water in our solar system was created in the chemical afterbirth of the Sun. If that were the case, it would suggest that water might …

Universe

5 College Amenities So Insane You'll Want to Go Back to School

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p><i>Credit: University of Missouri</i><p>College admissions are competitive. Not only are students willing to shiv their best friend if it helps get them on the wait-list at Duke, but colleges have entered a no-holds-barred amenities arms race in an insane attempt to lure the best and …

Here Are The Top Places You Need To Visit In The US, According To Pinterest Users

Since then, users have created 4 million Place Boards and uploaded over 1 billion Place pins into the system.<p>Thanks to that data, Pinterest was able to put together a list of the top 20 most popular places in the US that everyone should try to visit.

Associated Press News

Colorado man dies when trailer collapses in wind

DENVER (AP) — Heavy rain has brought much-needed moisture to Colorado's drought-stricken plains and has tested the recovery efforts in the foothill …

Chinese authorities tighten security in Xinjiang region after surge in violence

Security tightened drastically across China's far western city of Kashgar on Wednesday, as the Uighur community disputed official reports blaming separatists for violence that claimed dozens of lives in the same part of the Xinjiang region on Monday.<p>Residents and travellers said that extra security …

'Barrel bomb' use in Syria said to escalate despite U.N. ban

The Syrian government has escalated its use of "barrel bombs" against densely populated neighborhoods near Aleppo in defiance of a U.N. Security Council resolution banning the indiscriminate and deadly explosives,<p>Human Rights Watchreported Wednesday.<p>The report also appealed to Russia and China to …

Middle East

Suicide bomber kills six people at college campus in Nigeria

Female attacker blew herself up at crowded noticeboard in Kano after girl, 10, was arrested with explosives strapped to her chest<p>A suicide bomber has killed six people at a college campus in Nigeria's Kano city, the fourth time Boko Haram Islamists were suspected of using a female attacker in as …

Cameroon army officers sacked after Boko Haram attacks

<b>Cameroon's President Paul Biya has sacked two senior army officers at the forefront of the battle against militant Islamist group Boko Haram.</b><p>State radio did not give reasons for the dismissal of Col Youssa Gedeon and Lt-Col Justin Ngonga.<p>The decision probably reflects Mr Biya's growing concern …

Africa

Global authorities on alert over Ebola outbreak

The Peace Corps announced Wednesday that it was temporarily withdrawing its 340 volunteers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone after two workers were exposed to the Ebola virus.<p>A spokeswoman told CNN and CBS News that the pair were being isolated after coming in contact with an infected patient who …

3.0 earthquake strikes Manhattan Beach area

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Wednesday afternoon, 5 miles from<p>ManhattanBeach, according to theU.S. Geological Survey.<p>The temblor occurred at 12:23 p.m.<p>The depth was recorded at 5.6 miles.<p>According to the USGS, it was felt in some parts of the South Bay.<p>This information comes from …

Los Angeles

Detroit boy, eight, killed in east side shooting

Boy was sleeping early on Wednesday when a bullet fired from outside went through the home’s wall and into his bedroom<p>An eight-year-old boy who was sleeping early Wednesday died after a bullet fired from outside went through the home’s wall and into his bedroom, hitting him, Detroit police said.<p>The …

Has Last Christian Left Iraqi City of Mosul After 2,000 Years?

QARAQOSH, Iraq -- Samer Kamil Yacub was alone when four Islamist militants carrying AK-47s arrived at his front door and ordered him to leave the city.<p>The 70-year-old Christian had failed to comply with a decree issued by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Yacub's hometown of Mosul had …

Housing

Islamic State destroys ancient Mosul mosque, the third in a week

Militants from the Islamic State group blew up a mosque and shrine dating back to the 14th century in Mosul on Sunday, local residents said, the latest casualty of a week in which half a dozen of the Iraqi city's most revered holy places have been destroyed.<p>Mosul residents said the Prophet Jirjis …

Emirates to stop flying over Iraq due to missile risk

One of the world's biggest airlines is to stop all its planes crossing Iraqi airspace amid fears they might be targeted by Islamic militants<p>Emirates will no longer allow its planes to fly over Iraq due to concerns about the dangers posed by Islamic militants, it emerged last night.<p>Sir Tim Clark, …

A nation in peril - Iraq's struggle to hold together

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Salman Khaled has already lived through Baghdad’s sectarian disintegration; with Iraq now splintering into Shi’ite, Sunni Arab and Kurdish regions, he says this time the survival of the country is at stake.<p>Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces (ISOF) conduct a patrol …

Deaths reported in Iraqi army raid

An Iraqi government raid on targets of armed groups in a town southwest of Baghdad has killed 17 people, including at least three civilians, according to medical and tribal sources.<p>Among the dead in Fadhiyya district, in the town of Jurf al-Sakhr, were two women and a child, Sheikh Mohammad …

Double blow for Putin as EU adopts tough sanctions, Ukraine rebels suffer setbacks

The European Union ramped up pressure on Russian leader Vladimir Putin by adopting tough new economic sanctions against Russia, as pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine suffered their biggest battlefield setback in months.<p>The measures, which were prepared in coordination with the United States, …

Iraq appears split into three states

Ever since U.S. forces invaded Iraq and toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, the U.S. government has worried that Iraq would splinter into three states — each representing the feuding religious and ethnic factions the dictator held together through his iron rule.<p>It may no longer be necessary to worry …

Losing Iraq: A First Look at Frontline's New Documentary

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In 2003, the United States invaded Iraq to topple dictator Saddam Hussein. During the subsequent …

After ISIS advance, Kurds win back important control over northern Iraq's oil

The border between Iraq and Iran is a dramatic landscape of cedars and parched grass. It looks and feels very isolated — but these days it's a bustling commercial route.<p>Dozens of Iranian tankers are making their way down a valley into Iraq. In a few hours they'll be hitting gas stations across the …

U.S. judge says cannot seize Kurdish crude for now | Reuters

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A high-stakes dispute over a tanker carrying $100 million in Iraqi Kurdish crude took a surprising turn on Tuesday when a U.S. judge said she lacked jurisdiction given the ship’s distance from the Texas shore and urged that the case be settled in Iraq.<p>A still image from video …

Iraq's black market oil fuels sectarian division

A burgeoning black market trade is siphoning Iraqi oil into the tankers of anyone who will take it, as Iraq’s self-ruling Kurds and the Al-Qaeda-inspired insurgents of the Islamic State lay the foundations for breakaway “petro-states.”<p>From its staging ground in rebel-held Syria, where it controls …

ISIS Militants' Video Warns Iraqi Soldiers They Face Execution

BAGHDAD, Iraq - The al Qaeda spin-off that seized wide swaths of Iraq almost unopposed last month has released a video warning Iraqi soldiers who may still have some fight in them that they risk being rounded up en masse and executed. Iraq's army unraveled when the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham …

Al-Qaeda