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Expo 2015 Presents Opportunities and Challenges for Italy

A worker installs signs promoting the 2015 universal exhibition (Expo 2015) on April 29, 2014 in Milan. Expo 2015 is the next scheduled Universal Exposition and will be hosted by the city of Milan, Italy, between May 1st, 2015 and October 31, 2015.  (AFP PHOTO/GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)
A worker installs signs promoting the 2015 universal exhibition (Expo 2015) on April 29, 2014 in Milan. Expo 2015 is the next scheduled Universal Exposition and will be hosted by the city of Milan, Italy, between May 1st, 2015 and October 31, 2015. (AFP PHOTO/GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)

ROME—A first step to what will be a global event next year has been made: tickets for the Expo 2015 in Milan are for sale...


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  • A pair of Saltire's fly above a Yes sign in Eyemouth, Scotland, Tueday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

    Scotland Referendum / Independence Latest News

    EDINBURGH, Scotland—The two sides in Scotland’s independence debate scrambled Tuesday to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation. The pitch of the debate... Read more

  • Protesters react as they set tires on fire outside the Ukrainian Parliament on Tuesday. (Yuriy Kirnichny/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ukraine-EU Association Agreement Ratified Despite Tremendous Pressure From Russia

    BRUSSELS—Members of the Ukrainian Parliament and the European Parliament voted today to ratify an agreement that sparked unrest in Ukraine almost a year ago.  Ukrainian... Read more

  • Alex Salmond (R) First Minister of Scotland and Alistair Darling (L) chairman of Better Together take part in a live television debate on Scottish independence. (Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

    Scotland on the Brink

    In the final hours of an epic two-year campaign, the future of Scotland and the UK hangs in the balance. Polls suggest that the result... Read more

  • Screenshot of Swedish company website 'Space Travel Alliance.' (Karl-William Sandström/Space Travel Alliance)

    Space Tourism Planned by Swedish Company

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden—Space tourism may soon be a holiday option in Sweden. In the European space hub of the city of Kiruna in the far north... Read more

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    Migrant Boat Was ‘Deliberately Sunk’ in Mediterranean Sea, Killing 500

    About 500 migrants are feared to have drowned after the boat carrying them from Egypt to Malta was apparently rammed and deliberately sunk by people-traffickers,... Read more

  • This July 23, 2013 file photo shows Britain's Prince William, right, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge with the Prince of Cambridge as they pose for photographers outside St. Mary's Hospital in London. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

    Kate Middleton Pregnant: Birth to be Overseen by Team of Doctors, Expert on High-Risk Pregnancies

    Kate Middleton’s medical team has been revealed as her second pregnancy progresses. Guy Thorpe-Beeston and Alan Farthing, surgeon general to the Portland Hospital and the surgeon... Read more

  • Convict Frank Van Den Bleeken appears in court in Brussels, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2013. Van Den Bleeken convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychiatric condition was incurable, an official and a lawyer said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Herman Ricour) BELGIUM OUT NETHERLANDS OUT

    Belgium Grants Euthanasia to Convicted Rapist-Murderer

    BRUSSELS—A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn’t have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted... Read more

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    Kate Middleton Pregnant: Pregnancy May Force Her to Miss Malta Trip; Baby’s Name Decided as Margaret?

    Kate Middleton’s pregnancy may force her to miss another event. The Duchess of Cambridge is dealing with severe morning sickness–Hyperemesis Gravidarum–as her second pregnancy progresses,... Read more

  • Former Mercedes F1 driver Michael Schumacher of Germany pauses during a news conference to announce his retirement from Formula One at the end of 2012 in Suzuka, Japan, Oct. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

    Michael Schumacher Coma Condition: Large Medical Team Helping him at Home, Report Says

    Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula 1 champion who was in a coma for six months, is being attended to by a larger medial team at... Read more

  • French Prime Minister Manuel Valls delivers his speech at the National Assembly in Paris, France, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. France's prime minister faces a confidence vote in a parliament increasingly frustrated with unpopular President Francois Hollande's handling of the economy, including dissidents within his Socialist Party. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Will Confidence Vote Help France’s Pres. Hollande?

    PARIS—French Prime Minister Manuel Valls won a vote of confidence on Tuesday in a tense ballot, allowing him to push through economic reforms that have... Read more

  • In this Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 photo, a gilded bronze sculptures of the Avalokitesvara, the enlightened being destined for Buddhanhood most often worshipped in China, is seen at an exhibition entitled 'Ming 50 years that changed China' in British Museum in central London. Between AD 1400 and 1450, China was a global superpower run by one family – the Ming dynasty – who established Beijing as the capital and built the Forbidden City. The exhibition, running from Sept. 18, 2014 to Jan 5, 2015, will feature a range of these spectacular objects – including exquisite porcelain, gold, jewellery, furniture, paintings, sculptures and textiles – from museums across China and the rest of the world. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    British Museum Features ‘Golden Age’ of Chinese Ming Dynasty

    LONDON—Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time — and that’s just the vases. London’s British Museum will open a major new exhibition on Thursday exploring... Read more

  • In this June 30, 2007, photo Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits with Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond during the ceremonial opening of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish estate at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence - and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well. Should the Yes campaign succeed on Thursday Sept. 18, 2014, the signs are that the queen would remain the head of state of an independent Scotland - much in the same way she is the monarch of 15 countries from Jamaica to Canada to the Solomon Islands, regions known as “Commonwealth Realms.” (AP Photo/Andrew Milligan)

    Next Title: Elizabeth, Queen of Scots?

    LONDON—Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence — and chances are she will be able to... Read more

  • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shows the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement to lawmakers after its signing it in parliament in Kiev, Ukraine Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Ukraine's parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace deal. (AP Photo/Mykola Lazarenko)

    Ukraine Legislators Ratify Landmark EU Deal

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country’s rebellious eastern regions where... Read more

  • A Pro-Russian rebel arranges a flag of the self-proclaimed Federal State of Novorossiya in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine. The casualties come as Ukraine's parliament plans to review a bill that would give greater autonomy to the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, where fighting between separatists and Kiev's forces has claimed at least 3,000 civilian lives. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Ukraine Passes EU Pact Which Sparked Rebellion

    DONETSK, Ukraine—Ukraine’s parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union on Tuesday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to... Read more

  • People in traditional Dutch clothes pose for pictures outside the 13th century "Hall of Knights", where Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander is to officially open the new parliamentary year with a speech outlining the government's plan and budget policies for the year ahead, in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    New Dutch Budget Focuses on Security, Not Austerity

    AMSTERDAM—The Dutch government is presenting a budget for 2015 that for the first time in years will be focused less on “austerity” and more on... Read more

  • A Pakistani tribesman collects belongings from his destroyed house following Pakistan military airstrikes against suspected Taliban hideouts in Miranshah in North Waziristan on May 24, 2014. (Thir Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pakistan Claims Airstrikes Kill 40 Taliban Fighters

    ISLAMABAD—Pakistan’s military launched airstrikes on five militant hideouts in a troubled tribal region near the border with Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing 40 suspected fighters as... Read more

  • Magnitude-6.7 Quake Shakes Guam; No Tsunami Threat

    HAGATNA, Guam— A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Guam on Wednesday, causing minor damage and power outages. The magnitude-6.7 quake was about 30... Read more

  • In this Sept. 15, 2014, photo Kurdish citizens who live in Lebanon shout slogans and hold a photograph during a demonstration against militants who refer to themselves as the Islamic State, in front of the UN building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaeda dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming. Journalists beheaded on camera. School girls abducted by gunmen in the night. Families fleeing their homes in fear they might be executed because of their religion. The news from much of the Middle East and Africa is relentlessly brutal. The Islamic State group’s rampage through Iraq and Syria has shocked the United States into launching expanded air strikes at a time when Americans were expecting to pull back from the Middle East after more than a decade of war. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Q&A: Al-Qaeda’s Heirs Thrive in Mideast, Africa Chaos

    WASHINGTON—Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaeda dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming. Western hostages beheaded on camera. School girls abducted by gunmen in the... Read more

  • United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon holds a press conference regarding the outbreak of Ebola throughout western Africa on Sept. 5, 2014, in New York City. Earlier this week the World Health Organization announced that the death toll from Ebola had passed 1,900 people. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    UN Chief Says United Nations ‘Taking Lead’ on Global Fight of Ebola

    UNITED NATIONS—The head of the United Nations said Tuesday that the world body is “taking the lead now” on international efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed... Read more

  • World News to the Point: Sept. 16, 2014. (Photos.com)

    World News to the Point: Sept. 16

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  • A sign showing directions to the Lumley Government Hospital, where medical doctor Olivet Buck worked before contracting the Ebola virus and passing away on Saturday, near the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Sierra Leone accused the World Health Organization on Monday of being “sluggish” in facilitating an evacuation of a doctor who died from Ebola before she could be sent out of the country for medical care. Dr. Olivet Buck died Saturday, hours after the U.N. health agency said it could not help evacuate her to Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Duff)

    UN: Nearly $1 Billion Needed Now to Stop Ebola

    GENEVA—The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could cost nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis,... Read more

  • In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an octopus swims by a mystery tugboat that was found by the NOAA research vessel Fulmar off the California coast. (AP Photo/NOAA)

    Scientists Explore Gold Rush-Era Shipwrecks Near San Francisco

    GULF OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY—Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San... Read more

  • French President Francois Hollande, left,  watches U.S Secretary of State John Kerry, right, shaking hands with Russian Foreign Minister  Sergey Lavrov, back to the camera, before a family photo at the international conference intended to come up with an international strategy against  Islamic State extremists, in Paris, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants. Partially hidden at center is French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski; Pool)

    US Won’t Rule Out Working With Iran Against IS

    PARIS— Diplomats from around the world pledged to fight Islamic State militants “by any means necessary” as Iraq asked allies to thwart the extremists wherever... Read more

  • Winds blow palm trees on the beach in Los Cabos, Mexico,  Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Hurricane Odile turned into a Category 4 hurricane and it's expected to make a close brush with the southern portion of Mexico's Baja California peninsula Sunday evening. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

    Hurricane Odile in Baja Slams Baja California

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico—Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury... Read more

  • NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during a press conference at the NATO summit at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    NATO Head: Threats From Russia, Islamic State

    BRUSSELS— NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen says members of the U.S.-led alliance must stand shoulder to shoulder to confront “virulent, violent and anti-Western threats”... Read more

  • In this Aug. 28, 2014, photo an Anti-Balaka group that defends the Christian neighborhood near the Church of the city stands for a photo in Boda, Central African Republic. More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian violence in the Central African Republic since December, according to an Associated Press tally. (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui)

    UN Takes Over C. African Republic Peacekeeping

    BANGUI, Central African Republic— The United Nations is taking over from an African peacekeeping mission trying to stabilize Central African Republic. As of Monday, about... Read more

  • France's President Francois Hollande, left, talks with Iraqi counterpart Fouad Massoum ahead of a conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, French President Francois Hollande and diplomats from around the world, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Iran Rejects Global Strategy Against Extremists

    PARIS— As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying... Read more

  • British boy Ashya King arrives for first proton beam treatment of his brain tumor at Proton Therapy Center in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Ashya’s parents have fought a protracted battle to get their son treated with proton beam technology, which targets tumors more directly than radiotherapy but is not yet available for patients with brain tumors in Britain. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    British Boy Gets First Proton Treatment In Prague

    PRAGUE— British boy Ashya King underwent his first proton beam therapy session for a life-threatening brain tumor in Prague on Monday, a week after the... Read more

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks in a joint press conference with his Iraqi counterpart Hoshyar Zebari during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Iran's foreign minister said his country sees no need to send fighters to help the Iraqi government battle the Islamic State group, even as Sunni militants inch closer to the Iraq-Iran border. (AP Photo/Ahmed Saad, Pool)

    Iran Refuses to Join Anti-Islamic State Coalition

    PARIS—Diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists Monday, while Iran ruled out working with any international coalition and... Read more

  • Cambodian military police stand guard as an ambulance drives past a crowd in front of a hospital in Phnom Penh on Nov. 23, 2010. A military hospital in Cambodia was recently raided after it ran an organ trafficking ring that involved at least one Chinese doctor. (Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Doctors Involved in Cambodian Organ Trafficking Scheme

    An organ trafficking ring operating out of a Cambodian military hospital was broken up in August, as Cambodian police made nine arrests, including at least... Read more

  • Iraqi President Fouad Massoum speaks during a joint news conference with his French counterpart Francois Hollande in Baghdad on Sept. 12, 2014. Hollande extended his country's "support and solidarity" to Iraq's new government as he began a one-day visit to the war-torn country as part of international efforts to defeat jihadist fighters. (Ali al-Saadi/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iraqi Leader: No Need for Arab Powers to Strike Islamic State Group

    PARIS—Iraq’s president says Arab powers Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia do not need to join airstrikes against the Islamic State group. In... Read more

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    Population ‘Tipping Point’ Was About 2,000 Years Ago

    The human population explosion, usually said to stem from industrialization and public health in the 18th and 19th centuries, is actually the result of changes... Read more

  • In this image made from video taken on Sept. 8, 2014, Kurdish Peshmerga walk on a street in Gwer in northern Iraq. Misspelled graffiti on walls pockmarked by bullets and torn up propaganda stickers make up the few remaining traces of the Islamic State group in this northern Iraqi ghost town after Kurdish forces finally managed to free it from militant control. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic via AP video)

    After Iraqi Battles, Residents Choose Displacement

    GWER, Iraq—Misspelled graffiti on walls pockmarked by bullets and torn up propaganda stickers make up the few remaining traces of the Islamic State group in... Read more

  • World News to the Point: Sept. 11, 2014. (Photos.com)

    World News to the Point: Sept. 11

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  • Carmona, Sevilla, Spain: Consuelo Ordoñez González, 54, High School Teacher: Instead of “Etiquette and good manners,” I would include a course called “Communal Living.” For example, it would be more practical than theoretical, where the kids learn empathy, respect, and solidarity values that should be the basis of coexistence—that today have become more and more forgotten. If these values are to take precedence rather than individualism and the competitive spirit of today; whether from early childhood, in the family, at school, and in the media; all coordinated we would instill genuine respect and the ability to put ourselves in other people’s shoes. Then the world would begin to be a little bit more humane.

    Global Q&A: ‘Should schools and universities include courses in etiquette and good manners?’

    Everyone recognizes that there is a lack of good manners in society today. Ideally, courses in etiquette would need to be supplemented with practical experiences... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2010 file photo, Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, and head of the Council of Senior Religious Scholars, Sheik Abdul-Aziz Al-Sheik, prays at the Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque during Eid al-Fitr morning prayers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The council issued a religious ruling Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, calling terrorism a “heinous crime” and saying its supporters and perpetrators deserve punishment according to Islamic law. Earlier this year Al-Sheik, said  that terrorist groups were Islam’s number one enemy. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

    Saudi Arabia’s Top Clerics Support Fight Against Islamic State, Al-Qaida

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—Saudi Arabia’s highest body of religious scholars issued a stern ruling on Wednesday calling terrorism a “heinous crime” and saying perpetrators including Islamic... Read more

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama last week outlined his military plan to destroy the extremists, authorizing U.S. airstrikes inside Syria, stepping up attacks in Iraq and deploying additional American troops, with more than 1,000 now advising and assisting Iraqi security forces to counter the terrorism threat.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    New IS Video Warns US Over Iraq Deployment

    BEIRUT— The militant Islamic State group has released a video warning the United States that fighters await it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends... Read more

  • EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - This image made from video posted on the Internet by Islamic State militants and provided by the SITE Intelligence Group, a U.S. terrorism watchdog, on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, purports to show British aid worker David Haines before he was beheaded. The video emerged hours after the family of Haines issued a public plea on Saturday urging his captors to contact them. The 44-year-old Haines was abducted in Syria in 2013 while working for an international aid agency. (AP Photo)

    David Haines Video Aftermath: US Open to Talks on ISIS

    PARIS (AP) — As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was... Read more

  • In this July 16, 2014, photo smoke trails behind missiles fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip, as seen from the Israel-Gaza border. Two weeks after the end of the Gaza war, there is growing evidence that Hamas militants used residential areas as cover for launching rockets at Israel, at least at times. But Hamas says that a heavy-handed Israeli response is to blame for the deaths of hundreds of Palestinian civilians. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    Israel Hit by Mortar Fired From Gaza, Says Military

    JERUSALEM—The Israeli military says a mortar round fired from Gaza hit southern Israel for the first time since the end of the Gaza war last... Read more

  • In this Sept. 8, 2014, photo Iraqi lawmakers attend a session to approve the new government in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's parliament rejected defense and interior nominees on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, leaving the crucial ministerial posts unfilled as a US-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic extremists who have seized a third of the country. The two powerful security portfolios have long been a source of tension among Iraq's feuding political factions, and the failure to agree on the nominees marked the latest in a series of delays in forming a unified government that can confront the Islamic State extremist group. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Iraqi Parliament Rejects Interior, Defense Minister Nominees

    BAGHDAD—Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging... Read more

  • Palestinians laborers work at a construction site in the Jewish West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

    Israel West Bank Settler Population Growing

    JERUSALEM—Israel’s settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust... Read more

  • Iraq's new Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks to Iraqi lawmakers before submitting his government in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, Pool)

    New Iraq PM Has Chosen Final Ministers, Say Two MPs

    BAGHDAD—Iraqi lawmakers say the country’s prime minister has made his decision on the remaining posts in his Cabinet, including the critical positions of interior minister... Read more

  • In this image provided by Shaho Pirani shows Shaho Pirani posing with an automantic weapon near the village of Koya in Iraqi Kurdistan in June 2014. The Iranian Kurd living in Denmark, was on a month-long training camp for the Kurdish diaspora organized by Iranian branch of the Kurdistan Democratic Party. He joined Kurds from Norway, Switzerland and Britain for a crash-course on politics followed by weapons training. Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq. The 30-year-old Kurd, who fled from Iran with his older brother in 1991, says he feels a moral duty to help the Peshmerga, the armed forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government, to fight the "psychopaths" of the IS group. (AP Photo/Shaho Pirani)

    Kurds in Europe Take Up Arms Against Islamic State Group

    KOEGE, Denmark—Shaho Pirani says he’s just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State... Read more

  • White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Washington. Earnest answered question about Islamic State militants and other topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    U.S. Would Retaliate Against Assad

    WASHINGTON — The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in... Read more

  • Kabul Explosion: Large Blast Hits Afghanistan Capital Near Supreme Court (Photos)

    A large explosion was seen and heard in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday local time. Photos of the blast were being shared on Twitter. A large... Read more

  • In this Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 photo, Palestinians wait for fishermen to unload their catch so they can buy fish at the sea port of Gaza City, Gaza Strip. Gazans who endured more than 50 days of devastating Israeli bombardment are now eager to enjoy some life. Street cafes and beaches are packed with people until late at night. Wedding halls are booked solid. Far from a celebration, however, Gazans themselves acknowledge the revelry is only to thinly mask trauma and widespread despair. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Gazans Rush to Enjoy Life After Ruinous War

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip— After a ruinous war, Gaza is rushing back to a veneer of normalcy at astonishing speed. Street cafes and beaches are... Read more

  • FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, Afghan presidential candidate and former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan. The ballot counting in Afghanistan’s five-month--long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country’s future political power structure, many here are asking: Does my vote even count? The two men now jockeying for presidential powers in secretive negotiations are Abdullah and former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini, File)

    Afghanistan Disillusioned by Democracy After Long Election Dispute

    KABUL, Afghanistan—The ballot counting in Afghanistan’s five-month-long presidential election is finished, but as negotiations continue over the country’s future political power structure, many here are... Read more

  • In this June 22, 2014, photo a fighter from the militant group who refer to themselves as the Islamic State, distributes a copy of the Quran, Islam's holy book, to a driver in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music, and classes about history, literature and Christianity have been “permanently annulled.” (AP Photo)

    Islamic State Group Issues New Curriculum in Iraq

    BAGHDAD—The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or... Read more

  • In this undated file photo posted on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a militant extremist group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters from the Islamic State group pray at the Tabqa air base after capturing it from the Syrian government in Raqqa, Syria. In staging airstrikes against Islamic State extremists in Syria, the U.S. may find itself in a confounding morass teeming with jihadis, rebel rivalries and sectarian hatred. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, File)

    Kurdish Fighters Advance Against Jihadis in Syria

    BEIRUT— An activist group and a Kurdish official say heavy clashes are taking place in northeastern Syria, with Kurdish fighters capturing about a dozen villages... Read more

  • Iraqi President Fouad Massoum speaks during a joint news conference with his French counterpart Francois Hollande in Baghdad on Sept. 12, 2014. Hollande extended his country's "support and solidarity" to Iraq's new government as he began a one-day visit to the war-torn country as part of international efforts to defeat jihadist fighters. (Ali al-Saadi/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iraqi Leader: No Need for Arab Powers to Strike Islamic State Group

    PARIS—Iraq’s president says Arab powers Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia do not need to join airstrikes against the Islamic State group. In... Read more

  • Officials install an Iraq flag on the car upon the arrival of Iraq President Fouad Massoum, and Iraq Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari at Orly airport south of Paris, France, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 ahead of a conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, French President Francois Hollande and diplomats from around the world. On Monday, Paris will host international talks seeking a strategy against the militants in Iraq, where they have overrun hundreds of miles of land in the country's north and west. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Diplomatic Push Grows Against Islamic State Group

    PARIS—Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to... Read more

  • This undated family handout photo shows British man Alan Henning, currently held hostage by Islamic State (IS) and whose life was threatened in the IS video in which they beheaded David Haines. British officials have dropped efforts to prevent the naming of hostage Alan Henning. Henning is the hostage threatened in the latest Islamic State video, which announced the beheading of hostage David Haines. In the video, Henning is shown briefly on camera and also threatened with death. British officials and Henning’s family had asked the press not to publish his name out of concern for his safety, but that request was dropped Sunday afternoon. Britain's prime minister says Islamic State terrorists pose a "massive" security threat that cannot be ignored. David Cameron says the extremists who beheaded two American journalists and now a British aid worker "are not Muslims, they are monsters." (AP Photo/PA Wire)

    Slain UK Hostage David Haines Recalled as Devoted to Others

    LONDON—British aid worker David Haines devoted his life to helping civilians in war zones and that is how he should be remembered, his family said... Read more

  • In this Feb. 15, 2014, photo Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam speaks to the media at the presidential palace in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon. On Sunday, Sept. 14, Salam traveled to the Qatari capital of Doha and held talks with senior officials there. Qatar is a major backer of Syrian rebel groups. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Militants Holding Lebanese Soldiers Release Video

    BEIRUT—An al-Qaeda-linked militant group holding Lebanese soldiers and police released a video of the captive men on Sunday, as officials continue mediation to release the... Read more

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry (C) arrives at King Abdulaziz International Airport on September 11, 2014, in Jeddah for talks aimed at building a coalition with Arab states and Turkey against the Islamic State group. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Assembles Coalition, Outlines Goals Against Islamic State Group

    WASHINGTON—As the United States works to assemble a coalition against the Islamic State group, the White House is trying to make clear what a successful... Read more

  • In this photo released by the Turkish Presidency Press Office, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speak before a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Kerry is in the region to speak with leaders about strategies to address the threat from the Islamic State, a militant extremist group. (AP Photo/Turkish Presidency)

    Turkey Seeks Behind-Scene Role in NATO Coalition

    ISTANBUL—Turkey is the big Muslim power that sits atop raging conflicts in Iraq and Syria, so it might be expected to take a leading role... Read more

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    Brazil Removed From UN World Hunger Map

    SAO PAULO—The Brazilian government Tuesday hailed a new United Nations report that for the first time removed Latin America’s biggest country from the World Hunger... Read more

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    Happy Mexican Independence Day Quotes: Sayings and Messages for Mexico’s Independence Day

    Mexico’s Independence Day is on September 16 and people are celebrating across the country. Check out some quotes, saying, and messages below. 1. “Taking it as... Read more

  • Maria Ramirez, left, puts the shoes on her one-year-old niece Maritza next to the remains of their home that was destroyed by Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico,  Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hundreds for impoverished houses were destroyed in the Unidad Real squatter's settlement and other equally poor neighborhoods. Hurricane Odile continued to lash the peninsula as it marched northward with strong winds and heavy rains. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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