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Obama 2015: Back to the future

The president reprises unifying language from his famous 2004 speech.<p>Come back with him, President Barack Obama asked Americans — back to the future.<p>The man catapulted into national politics on a promise of overcoming divisions in an America exhausted by Washington’s status quo returned to those …

Rights monitor says 2,100 people died in Syrian prisons last year

BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 2,100 people died in Syrian prisons last year and the bodies of many showed signs of torture, a monitoring group said on Friday, quoting the families of deceased detainees.<p>Inmates are seen behind bars in Aleppo's main prison May 22, 2014. REUTERS/George Ourfalian<p>The …

Suicide bomber targets Pakistan mosque

A suicide bomber has struck a Shia mosque in Pakistan's garrison city of Rawalpindi, killing seven people and wounding several others, police have said.<p>Police told Al Jazeera that the attacker blew himself up when he was stopped at the gate of the mosque.<p>The blast occurred as minority Shias …

Israeli military divided over Gaza war probes

JERUSALEM (AP) — A fierce debate is raging within Israel's military over the extent to which soldiers should be held legally accountable for their …

Syria willing to participate in peace talks organized by Russia

The Syrian government said Saturday that it would be willing to participate in a Russia-sponsored conference to end its almost four-year-long civil war, state media said.<p>The Syrian state news agency, SANA, said there had been "ongoing discussions" to plan a meeting that would be a prelude to a …

Third priest killed this year in Mexico's Guerrero state

For the third time this year in the violent Mexican state of Guerrero, a Roman Catholic priest has been abducted and killed, prompting a vehement reproach of government authorities by the church leadership.<p>The body of Father Gregorio Lopez Gorostieta was discovered on Christmas Day, a bullet to the …

Syria 'ready' for peace talks with opposition

Government official says regime willing to take part in Russian initiative but opposition expresses caution.<p>Syria is ready to meet the country's opposition in Moscow in an effort to find a way out of the nearly four-year civil war, a government official has said.<p>"Syria is ready to participate in a …

Pharaoh’s statue restored 3,200 years after collapse in earthquake

12.9-metre statue of Amenhotep III stands again at northern gate of king’s funerary temple in Luxor<p>Archaeologists have unveiled a restored statue of Amenhotep III that was toppled in an earthquake more than 3,000 years ago at Egypt’s temple city of Luxor.<p>The statue was re-erected at the northern …

Syrian army recaptures territory north of Aleppo in fierce fighting

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria’s army seized an area north of Aleppo on Sunday and killed insurgents as fierce battles raged over the strategic territory, a group monitoring the war and state media reported.<p>Syria’s second city is at the heart of clashes between pro-government forces and a range of …

Hamas holds Gaza military parade, vows Israel's destruction

GAZA (Reuters) - Vowing to destroy Israel, Hamas paraded some 2,000 of its armed fighters and truck-mounted rockets through Gaza on Sunday, marking its 27th anniversary with its biggest show of force since the end of the Gaza war this summer.<p>A ceasefire in August halted 50 days of fighting with …

Adam Everett Livix of Texas Arrested in Israel for Anti-Muslim Plot

World<p>A 30-year-old Texas man is being held in Israel for allegedly plotting to attack Islamic holy sites with stolen military material, officials said Tuesday. Adam Everett Livvix was nabbed in November as part of a joint probe by the FBI, Israeli police and the Israeli security agency Shin Bet, …

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Mountain-sized asteroid is heading towards Earth, says scientist

A Russian scientist has discovered a huge asteroid '2014 UR116' passes Earth every three years<p>A mountain-sized asteroid which crosses paths with the Earth every three years has been discovered by a Russian scientist.<p>Vladimir Lipunov, a professor at Moscow State University, said the space rock, …

Amnesty: Israeli strikes on Gaza buildings 'war crimes'

<b>Israeli air strikes on four high-rise buildings in the final days of this summer's conflict in Gaza amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International says.</b><p>Evidence suggested the destruction was "carried out deliberately and with no military justification", a new report by the human rights group …

Syrian conflict: UN urges countries to resettle refugees

<b>Western countries have promised to increase the number of Syrian refugees they will accept for resettlement to up to 100,000 over the next few months, the UN refugee agency has said.</b><p>The UNHCR made the announcement at a meeting of member states in Geneva.<p>The 100,000 figure is still well short of …

Humpback whales increasing in waters near NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe they want to sing on Broadway.<p>Humpback whales, the gigantic, endangered mammals known for their haunting underwater songs, have …

Hagupit Rips Through Philippines; More Than 1 Million Flee 'Ruby'

World<p>LEGAZPI, Philippines — A weakened Typhoon Hagupit was crawling toward Manila on Monday, expected to dump heavy rainfall as it slowly crosses the northern Philippines after leaving four dead and mass flooding in its wake.<p>Downgraded to a tropical storm, Hagupit weakened further overnight Sunday …

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Israel's military opens eight new probes into its Gaza war conduct

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s military said it had opened eight new criminal investigations into its Gaza war operations, including cases involving the deaths of 30 Palestinians.<p>Palestinian children play on a mattress near the ruins of houses which witnesses said were destroyed by Israeli shelling …

Jerusalem synagogue attack sparks fear of descent into religious war

On the stairs into the Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue in west Jerusalem on Wednesday – where four rabbis and a Druze policeman were killed by two Palestinian cousins in a morning attack the day before – the bloodstains had not quite been expunged.<p>A bullet hole was visible inside the synagogue, while …

Jerusalem synagogue attack puts Israel close to brink

Five Israelis were killed in a frenzied assault by two Palestinians who targeted worshippers at a Jerusalem synagogue, the latest in a series of deadly attacks that many fear is pushing the city to the edge of a dangerous escalation in violence.<p>Four of the people killed were rabbis, three holding …

Pope Francis Says Children Have a Right to a Father and a Mother

Pope Francis caused quite a stir on Monday with a statement that was criticized as a rolling back of his much lauded attempts to make the Catholic …

Police: 2 men tried to ship infant body parts

Two Americans stole adult and infant body parts from a museum inside a Bangkok hospital and tried to ship them to Las Vegas, Thai police say.<p>The two men, identified as Ryan Edward McPherson and Daniel Jamon Tanner, told police they wanted to surprise their friends back home, Royal Thai Police …

Pakistan Arrests 44 for Burning Christians Alive in Kiln

World<p>ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan's prime minister vowed to show "no mercy" to the members of a mob that burned a Christian couple alive in an industrial kiln, as the number of villagers arrested in connection with the crime reached 44. Shahbaz Maseeh, 26, and his wife Shama Bibi, 24, were …

Israel to construct 1,000 settler housing units in East Jerusalem

The Israeli government is to advance construction plans for 1,000 housing units to be built in parts of Jerusalem that Palestinians demand for their future state.<p>The move, revealed by the prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu,, is the first in what is expected to be a series of announcements this week …

Syria conflict: Nusra Front rebels attack Idlib

<b>Al-Qaeda-affiliated militants and other Syrian rebel groups have attacked the government-held city of Idlib, briefly seizing several official buildings.</b><p>The Nusra Front said its fighters killed dozens of government soldiers before being pushed back.<p>The Syrian government has maintained control of …

Adriana Lima's Brazilian Beauty Secrets

In honor of today's World Cup kickoff in Sao Paolo (and her 33rd birthday), Brazilian bombshell and Victoria's Secret Angel Adriana Lima gives her perspective on hailing from the world's most beautiful country.<p>Harper's Bazaar: What does Brazilian beauty mean to you?<p><b>Adriana Lima:</b> In Brazil, there …