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Video Claims to Show ISIS Executing American Journalist

This undated image shows a frame from a video released by Islamic State militants Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, that purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley by the militant group. Foley, from Rochester, N.H., went missing in 2012 in northern Syria while on assignment. (AP Photo)
This undated image shows a frame from a video released by Islamic State militants Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, that purports to show the killing of journalist James Foley by the militant group. Foley, from Rochester, N.H., went missing in 2012 in northern Syria while on assignment. (AP Photo)

WASHINGTON—A video by Islamic State militants Tuesday purported to show the cold-blooded execution of American journalist James Foley as retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq...


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    Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Live Stream, TV Channel, Betting Odds, Start Time of Supercopa de Espana/Spain Supercup First Leg

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  • File - In a Sept. 6, 2007 file picture Romanian oil tycoon Dinu Patriciu, gestures during an interview with the Associated Press, in Bucharest Romania. Dinu Patriciu, an emblematic politician from Romania’s early post-communist years whose later career as an oil tycoon was marred by legal troubles, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at the age of 64, in a London hospital, said former Prime Minister Petre Roman.(AP Photo/Marius Nemes, File)

    Romanian Ex-Politician, Oil Tycoon Dinu Patriciu Dies at 64

    BUCHAREST, Romania—Dinu Patriciu, an emblematic politician from Romania’s early post-communist years whose later career as an oil tycoon was marred by legal troubles, died Tuesday... Read more

  • Ukrainian soldiers load a Grad missile during fighting with pro-Russian separatists close to Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Dozens of civilians were killed Monday when separatist rebels shelled a convoy of refugees trying to flee war-torn eastern Ukraine, a top Ukrainian official said. A top rebel chief said no such attack had occurred. (AP Photo/Petro Zadorozhnyy)

    Ukraine Troops Closer to Controlling Rebel-Held Donetsk

    DONETSK, Ukraine— The Ukrainian government has captured most of a town near Donetsk, tightening the noose around the key rebel-held stronghold, officials said on Tuesday... Read more

  • Barcelona's Luis Suarez from Uruguay fights for the ball against Leon's Luis Antonio Delgado, left, and Jonny Magallon, during the Joan Gamper trophy friendly soccer match between Barcelona and Leon at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    Luis Suarez Barcelona Debut Video: Former Liverpool Striker Makes Appearance in 6-0 Thrashing of Leon

    New Barcelona striker Luis Suarez finally made his debut in a friendly match against Leon. The 27-year-old Uruguayan international came on in the 76th minute... Read more

  • FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, an alpinist heads down a ridge on the Aiguille du Midi (3,842 meters; 12 605 feet), towards the Vallee Blanche on the Mont Blanc massif, in the Alps, near Chamonix, France. The mayor of the French city of Chamonix says two climbers and an experienced guide have died in a fall accident in the Aiguille de Midi area of the Mont Blanc massif and their bodies were recovered Sunday Aug. 17, 2014. These latest deaths come less than a week after six climbers, including an experienced guide, were killed in a fall. (AP Photo/David Azia, FILE)

    Fall on France’s Mont Blanc Kills 3 More Climbers

    PARIS—The mayor of the French city of Chamonix says two climbers and an experienced guide have died in a fall in Mont Blanc. The bodies... Read more

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    Iceland Warns of Possible Volcanic Eruption

    REYKJAVIK, Iceland— Iceland has raised its alert level for the risk of a possible volcanic eruption to orange —the second-most severe level. The warning comes... Read more

  • A woman walks past the entrance of the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Paris, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Paris police say that armed robbers ambushed and stole a car belonging to a Saudi prince at a highway interchange on the northern edge of the French capital. Police official said Monday that there were no injuries in the attack Sunday night by multiple assailants. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

    Robbers Ambush Saudi Prince’s Convoy in Paris, Steal $330K

      PARIS—Armed robbers ambushed a car in a Saudi prince’s diplomatic convoy on its way to a Paris airport commonly used for private jets, raiding... Read more

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    Aphex Twin New Album: SYRO from Richard D James Announced– Weeks After Caustic Window LP Sold

    The Aphex Twin, who hasn’t released a proper album since 2001′s Drukqs, announced SYRO–his new album–via the deep web (accessible through Onion Routing) on Monday... Read more

  • One of the co-founders of the file-sharing website, The Pirate Bay, Peter Sunde, waits on September 28, 2010 at the Swedish Appeal Court in Stockholm. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde Gets Visit in Swedish Prison From German Official

    Peter Sunde, a co-founder of the Pirate Bay website, got a visit recently from a German official. Julia Reda, a German Pirate Party MEP, reported... Read more

  • A Russian APC moves in a field in about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the Russia-Ukrainian border control point at Russian town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Ukraine: Dozens Killed in Shelling of Convoy

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine accused pro-Russia separatists of killing dozens of civilians in an attack early Monday on a convoy fleeing a besieged rebel-held city. The rebels denied any attack took place, while the... Read more

  • A Russian APC moves in a field in about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the Russia-Ukrainian border control point at Russian town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Ukraine Accuses Rebels of Shelling Civilians

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine claimed Monday that pro-Russia rebels fired rockets and mortars on a convoy of civilians who were trying to flee from the intense fighting... Read more

  • Head coach Jens Keller of Schalke sits on the bench prior to the pre-season friendly match between VfL Bochum and FC Schalke 04 at Rewirpower Stadium on August 5, 2014 in Bochum, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

    Schalke 04 vs Dynamo Dresden: Live Stream, TV Channel, Betting Odds, Start Time of German Cup DFB Pokal Match

    Schalke 04 will take on Dynamo Dresden in a German Cup match on Monday, August 18. Kick-off time is 2:30 p.m. EDT (8:30 p.m. CET) at... Read more

  • Germany's BND monitoring base in Bad Aibling, near Munich, can tap any satellite phone conversation. Turkey is protesting BND, Germany's foreign intelligence agency eavesdropping on conversations between officials in the U.S. and Turkey (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)

    Turkey Protests Germany’s Spying on US-Turkey Communications

    ANKARA, Turkey—Turkey on Monday summoned Germany’s ambassador and demanded that Berlin provide a “formal and satisfactory explanation” over reports that said Germany’s foreign intelligence agency... Read more

  • David Nabarro, public health expert coordinating UN efforts to fight Ebola, speaks at the ReSource 2012 conference on July 12, 2012 in Oxford, England. He said on Tuesday that he's heading to Washington and then to West Africa to determine the best ways the world body can support people, communities and governments affected by the deadly disease. (Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images for ReSource 2012)

    UN Ebola Coordinator to Visit Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria

    UNITED NATIONS—The public health expert coordinating U.N. efforts to fight Ebola said on Tuesday that he’s heading to Washington and then to West Africa to... Read more

  • Supporters of Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan march towards Islamabad, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 in Gujranwala, Pakistan. Dozens of members of Pakistan’s ruling party threw stones and shoes at a truck carrying a popular opposition leader Imran Khan Friday as he was on road for the second day to travel to the capital, Islamabad, for a rally meant to pressure the country’s prime minister to resign over allegations of rigging last year’s parliamentary elections. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

    Tens of Thousands March on Pakistan’s Parliament

    ISLAMABAD—Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes marched on Pakistan’s parliament Tuesday, removing barriers blocking them from soldiers... Read more

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    Liberia: All Missing Patients are Found

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  • Gaza Ceasefire Broken by Rocket Attack on Israel

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  • A Nigerian port health official uses a thermometer on a worker at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    UN: Immediate Exit Screening for Ebola at Some Airports

    Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the U.N. health agency urged on Monday... Read more

  • Doctors Without Borders, wear Ebola protection equipment in Liberia. (AP Photo/MSF)

    Demandig Situation for Ebola Health Workers in West Africa

    Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy clinics... Read more

  • An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter takes position on the front line in Khazer, near the Kurdish checkpoint of Aski kalak, 40 km West of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on August 14, 2014. (Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)

    Kurds Wrest Back Parts of Iraq’s Largest Dam From Militants

    IRBIL, Iraq—Aided by U.S. and Iraqi airstrikes, Kurdish forces Sunday wrested back part of Iraq’s largest dam from Islamic militants who had captured it less... Read more

  • A plume of smoke rises from an air-strike ordered by U.S. (DAVID FURST/AFP/Getty Images)

    U.S. Launches Airstrikes Near Irbil and Mosul Dam

    WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say a mix of fighter planes and remotely piloted aircraft have attacked Islamic State militants near the Iraqi city of Irbil... Read more

  • Hassan Rouhani, Iran's president. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    Report: Chief UN Nuclear Watchdog Arrives in Iran

    TEHRAN, Iran — The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog organization has arrived in Iran for talks with President Hassan Rouhani, state TV reported... Read more

  • People help the anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri to get down from a stage at a public rally in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. Qadri and Imran Khan led massive rallies Saturday in Pakistan’s capital, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down over alleged fraud in last year’s election in front of thousands of protesters. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

    Thousands of Protesters Demand Re-Vote in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD— Tens of thousands of protesters thronged the streets of Pakistan’s capital Saturday, defying pouring rain to answer the call of a fiery cleric and... Read more

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S. (Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

    Stocks Up as Ukraine Tensions Ease

    LONDON — Global stock markets were on course to end a solid week higher on Friday as investors continued to put their recent caution behind... Read more

  • Tobacco plants are seen growing. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

    Ebola Puts Focus on Drugs Made in Tobacco Plants

    NEW YORK — It’s an eye-catching angle in the story of an experimental treatment for Ebola: The drug comes from tobacco plants that were turned... Read more

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    7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: August 15

    And once again, we set off for a quick trip around the world with interesting news that you probably won’t see anywhere else today.  ... Read more

  • In this Sept. 29, 2007, photo a 43 year old Congolese patient (C) who has been confirmed to have Ebola hemorrhagic fever, following laboratory tests, is comforted by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) nurse Isabel Grovas (L) and Doctor Hilde Declerck (R) in Kampungu, Kasai Occidental province, Congo. In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn'’t changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease. A number are being developed, but none have been rigorously tested in humans. One experimental treatment, though, was tried this week in an American aid worker sick with Ebola, according to the US-based group that she works for in Liberia. Without a specific treatment, doctors and nurses focus on easing the disease’s symptoms - fever, headache, vomiting and diarrhea - and on keeping patients hydrated and comfortable. (AP Photo/WHO, Christopher Black)

    Scientists Racing to Test Experimental Ebola Vaccines in Humans

    WASHINGTON—Scientists are racing to begin the first human safety tests of two experimental Ebola vaccines, but it won’t be easy to prove that the shots... Read more

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    7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: August 14

    And once again, we set off for a quick trip around the world with interesting news that you probably won’t see anywhere else today.  ... Read more

  • Lima, Peru: Carlos Castañeda, 20, Graphic Designer: I feel it could really happen. I have read in newspapers that there is a Chinese Korean who wants to start a war, which could be dangerous and affect all of the countries of the world. Those nuclear bombs can kill and harm all living beings, causing destruction—especially environmental contamination. The consequences would be terrible, and put our future at risk.

    Global Q&A: ‘Is nuclear war a concern of the past or do you feel it could really happen?’

    Around the world different countries and terrorists are seeking power and some countries store nuclear weapons. Due to this, there is a concern that someday... Read more

  • Covering atrocity on August 12 2014. Daily Mirror, The Times, The Sun. (TheConversation.com)

    Dealing with Graphic Content is a Moral Minefield for Journalists

    Even for a world accustomed to news reports of conflict and disaster, the past three months seem to be unprecedented for the frequency of horrific... Read more

  • In this photo taken Monday, Aug. 11, 2014,  a health worker examines patients for Ebola inside a screening tent, at the Kenema Government Hospital situated in the Eastern Province around 300 km, (186 miles),  from the capital city of Freetown in Kenema, Sierra Leone.  Over the decades, Ebola cases have been confirmed in 10 African countries, including Congo where the disease was first reported in 1976. But until this year, Ebola had never come to West Africa.  (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)

    As African Medics Die of Ebola, Debate Over Drugs

    DAKAR, Senegal—Doctors treating a leading Sierra Leone physician who became sick with Ebola considered giving him an experimental drugbut feared it could trigger a dangerous immune response and... Read more

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    7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: August 13

    And once again, we set off for a quick trip around the world with interesting news that you probably won’t see anywhere else today.  ... Read more

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    7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: August 12

    And once again, we set off for a quick trip around the world with interesting news that you probably won’t see anywhere else today.  ... Read more

  • Journalist James Foley, of Rochester, N.H., responds to questions during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston, Friday, May 27, 2011. Foley, who was working for the Boston-based GlobalPost while reporting in Libya, was captured along with two others by Libyan government forces on April 5, 2011, while reporting on the Libyan conflict. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    James Foley Video, Photos: People Share Photos and Memories of Reporter From Before He Was Captured

    James Foley, an American journalist, was captured several years ago in Syria. His exact whereabouts since then were never clear, and on Tuesday the ISIS... Read more

  • Tornados surveillance aircrafts come in to land at the British Royal Air Force Base at Akrotiri, near the southern port city of Limassol, Cyprus, on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. British Bases spokesperson Kristian Gray says a small number of Tornado aircraft will be stationed at the base from where they will carry out missions to support thousands of people fleeing advancing Islamic militant forces in northern Iraq. An Associated Press photographer counted a total of six Tornado aircraft at the base. Gray says three C-130 transport aircraft and a Voyager refueling plane will also be using the base to assist in the relief effort. (AP Photos/Pavlos Vrionides)

    ISIS and ISIL News: Terrorist Islamic State Hit by Syria, Iraq

    BEIRUT (AP) — As the U.S. military strikes the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces have significantly stepped up their own... Read more

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    James Foley: American Journalist James Wright Foley Beheaded in New Graphic ISIS Video [Breaking News]

    James Wright Foley, an American journalist kidnapped in 2012, was beheaded in an ISIS video released on Tuesday, August 19. The video is titled “A... Read more

  • Yemeni Shiite groups march during an anti-government demonstration in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Yemen on Alert Over Rebel Supporters’ Protests

    SANAA, Yemen—Tanks and armored vehicles deployed in Yemen’s capital Tuesday in the face of protests by tens of thousands of supporters of Shiite rebels who... Read more

  • This Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Free Syrian Army fighter aiming his weapon during a battle with Islamic State militants in Aleppo, Syria. Members of the Islamic State group have been marching in the northern province of Aleppo capturing areas under the control of the mainstream Free Syrian Army. Islamic State fighters have overrun nearly a dozen towns and villages in Aleppo province last week crushing what little resistance they have encountered. (AP Photo/Aleppo Media Center AMC)

    ISIS Latest News in Iraq, Syria: Islamic State Group Attacked by Syria, United States

    BEIRUT—As the U.S. military strikes the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant... Read more

  • Light trails made by rockets fired from the Gaza Strip mark the night sky from the Israel Gaza Border on August 19,2014. Truce talks in Cairo ground to a halt Tuesday after Hamas's military wing fired rockets into Israel and Israel launched air strikes into Gaza and called its negotiators home from Egypt. (David Buimovitch/AFP/Getty Images)

    Egypt’s Efforts to Broker Cease-Fire in Gaza Collapse, Heavy Fighting Follows

    CAIRO—Egyptian attempts to broker an end to a month-long war between Israel and Hamas collapsed in heavy fighting Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of... Read more

  • Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud speaks before a meeting with the US Secretary of State at his private residence on June 27, 2014 in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia to meet the Syrian opposition, a day after hosting urgent talks on Syria and Iraq in Paris, as Washington unveiled plans to provide some $500 million in arms and training to the Syrian rebels. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Islamic State Is Islam’s Enemy, Says Top Saudi Cleric

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—Saudi Arabia’s top cleric said Tuesday that extremism and the ideologies of groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaeda are Islam’s No. 1... Read more

  • Iraq Shiite fighters with the "Peace Brigades" fires at militants from the extremist Islamic State group in Jurf al-Sakhar, 43 miles (70 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug 18, 2014. Fighters of the voluntary armed group formed after the radical Shiite cleric Muqtatda al-Sadr called to protect holy shrines against possible attacks by Sunni militants. (AP Photo/Hadi MIzban)

    Iraq Military Battles Sunni Militants in Tikrit

      BAGHDAD—Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day... Read more

  • This undated photo obtained by The Associated Press from the Small Arms Survey, shows a man-portable air defense systems, or MANPADS. Armed groups in Syria have an estimated several hundred portable anti-aircraft missiles that could easily be diverted to extremists and used to destroy low-flying commercial planes, according to a new report by a respected international research group. It cites the risk that the missiles could be smuggled out of Syria by terrorists. (AP Photo/Small Arms Survey)

    New Report Warns of Anti-aircraft Weapons in Syria

    WASHINGTON—Warnings from an international research group and the Federal Aviation Administration underscore the rising threat to commercial aircraft posed by hundreds of anti-aircraft weapons that... Read more

  • Israeli soldiers hold their weapons ready during clashes with Palestinians following a protest against the recent Israeli military action over Hamas in Gaza, in the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

    24-Hour Ceasefire Externsion Gives Israelis, Palestinians More Time for Talks on Gaza Deal

    CAIRO—Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in Cairo resumed indirect talks on Tuesday, trying to hammer out a roadmap for the war-torn Gaza Strip after Egypt announced... Read more

  • Iraq Shiite fighters make their way to the front line to fight militants from the extremist Islamic State group in Jurf al-Sakhar, 43 miles (70 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug 18, 2014. Fighters of the voluntary armed group formed after the radical Shiite cleric Muqtatda al-Sadr called to protect holy shrines against possible attacks by Sunni militants. (AP Photo/ Hadi MIzban))

    Obama: Iraq Forces Retake Mosul Dam From Militants

    BAGHDAD—Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq’s largest dam from Islamic militants Monday following dozens of U.S. airstrikes, President Barack Obama said, in the first major... Read more

  • Iraq Shiite fighters make their way to the front line to fight militants from the extremist Islamic State group in Jurf al-Sakhar, 43 miles (70 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug 18, 2014. Fighters of the voluntary armed group formed after the radical Shiite cleric Muqtatda al-Sadr called to protect holy shrines against possible attacks by Sunni militants. (AP Photo/ Hadi MIzban)

    Kurdish Military Says It Controls Iraq’s Mosul Dam

    BAGHDAD— Boosted by two days of U.S. airstrikes, Kurdish forces said Monday they had wrested back control of the country’s largest dam from militants of... Read more

  • Palestinians stand in what is left of the home of Amer Abu Aisheh, one of three Palestinians identified by Israel as suspects in the killing of three Israeli teenagers, after it was demolished by the Israeli army in the West Bank city of Hebron, Monday, Aug. 18 , 2014. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

    Egypt Tries to Salvage Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire

    CAIRO—With a deadline just hours away, Egyptian mediators shuttled between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in hopes of salvaging a long-term cease-fire arrangement that would allow... Read more

  • A rebel fighter stands behind his anit-aircraft gun in a street in Syria's eastern town of Deir Ezzor on September 26, 2013. (Ahmad Aboud/AFP/Getty Images)

    Islamic State Militia Shoots, Beheads Hundreds of Syria Tribesmen

    BEIRUT—The extremist Islamic State group shot and beheaded hundreds of tribesmen from eastern Syria over the past two weeks after crushing an uprising they led... Read more

  • In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, right, shakes hands with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano at the start of their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Mohammad Berno, Iranian Presidency Office)

    UN Says Iran Cooperating With Nuclear Weapons Investigation

    VIENNA—The U.N.’s chief nuclear inspector says Iran now is showing some cooperation with a long-stalled probe of suspicions that It worked secretly on nuclear weapons... Read more

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    Earthquake in Iraq-Iran Today: Magnitude 5.8 Quake Hits Border Region

    A strong, magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit the Iraq-Iran border today.  According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit at a depth of 6.2... Read more

  • Activists: Jihadis Close to North Syria Army Base

    BEIRUT— Activists say Syrian warplanes have bombarded jihadi positions in the northern province of Raqqa as Muslim extremists close in on the last army base... Read more

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 photo, Mouin Quishta holds photographs of his daughter Shahed, 8, who was killed on July 22, in the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip. Almost a month after her death from what her father says was an Israeli tank shell, her family remains paralyzed by grief. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Emotional Wounds of Gaza War Remain Unhealed

    BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip—Shahed Quishta was curled up in an armchair one late afternoon during the Gaza war when a shell slammed into her living... Read more

  • A Kurdish peshmerga fighter prepares his weapon at his combat position near the Mosul Dam at the town of Chamibarakat outside Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, Aug 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Iraq GovernmentForces Retake Control of Mosul Dam

    BAGHDAD—Iraqi security forces and Kurdish fighters on Monday wrested back control of the country’s largest dam from the hands of Islamic militants who captured it... Read more

  • UK Iraq Mission no Longer Strictly Humanitarian

    LONDON— Britain has moved past a strictly humanitarian mission in Iraq — and the country’s leader warned Monday that the effort won’t be over any... Read more

  • America vs Bayamon FC: Live Stream, TV Channel, Betting Odds, Start Time of CONCACAF Champions League Match

    America and Bayamon are set to face off in a CONCACAF Champions League match. Kick-off time is 8:00 p.m. EDT at Estadio Azteca. The game... Read more

  • Clint Dempsey #2 (L) of the Seattle Sounders battles Danny O'Rourke #25 of the Portland Timbers at CenturyLink Field on July 13, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

    Alpha United vs Portland Timbers: Live Stream, TV Channel, Standings, Schedule, Start Time of CONCACAF Champions League Match

    Alpha United will take on Portland Timbers in a CONCACAF Champions League match on Tuesday, August 19. Kick-off time is 8:00 p.m. EDT at Bourda... Read more

  • Mexico’s Erick Vela (23) watches his three-run home run off Australia’s Callum Johnson during the fourth inning of an International elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in South Williamsport, Pa. At bottom is Australia’s Daniel Stephenson and umpire Ron Roberts. Mexico won 6-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Mexico vs Venezuela Little League World Series: Live Stream, TV Channel, Start Time for Coquivacoa-Guadalupe

    Latin America’s Little League World Series team will take on the top Mexican team in the baseball tournament on Tuesday. Coquivacoa of Maracaibo, Venezuela will... Read more

  • Firefighters inspect the car of Emanuel Bergoglio, nephew to Pope Francis, which crashed with a truck in James Craig, Argentina, early Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Emanuel Bergoglio was seriously wounded as two young great-nephews of Pope Francis as well as their mother, the wife of the pope's nephew, were killed in the crash, according to the Vatican and a local police official. (AP Photo/DyN)

    Three Relatives of Pope Killed in Argentina Car Crash

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina—Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in serious condition Tuesday after their car crashed on a provincial highway in... Read more

  • Handre Pollard during the Springboks Captains Run ahead of their Rugby Championship match against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld on August 15, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

    South Africa vs Argentina Rugby Championship: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream for Springboks-Pumas

    South Africa will take on Argentina in a Rugby Championship match on Saturday. The match will start at 5:05 p.m. local time (3:05 p.m. GMT,... Read more

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    Jay Adams Wife Tracy Adams With Him When Skater Died (+Photos, Info About Children Seven and Venice)

    Jay Adams wife Tracy Adams was with her husband when he died in Mexico on Thursday. Jay and Tracy were married on April 16, 2011,... Read more

  • People walk a by sign posted at the entrance of the Argentine Economy Ministry reading in Spanish; "Together we will fight against the loan shark vultures," referring to an unresolved dispute over $1.5 billion in unpaid debts after its record $100 billion default in 2001, known as "vulture funds," in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

    US Capital Fund Rejects Argentina Default Deal

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina—Negotiations have apparently ended without success on a private-sector deal to end the legal battle that forced Argentina into default last month for... Read more

  • Firefighters work at the crash site of a small plane that was carrying Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos and several campaign officials, in Santos, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/A Tribuna,Walter Mello)

    Brazil Presidential Candidate Killed in Plane Crash

    SANTOS, Brazil—Brazil’s presidential race is in stunned disarray after one of the top three contenders was killed on the campaign trail when a small plane... Read more

  • Marina Silva, left, a former senator and environment minister, and Pernambuco state Gov. Eduardo Campos, raise their arms as they celebrate her alliance with the Brazilian Socialist Party that will allow her to compete in the upcoming presidential election, in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. The ticket is now up in the air after Campos's death on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. (AP Images)

    Marina Silva, Brazilian Official, Not on Plane That Crashed and Killed Eduardo Campos

    Marina Silva, who was running under the banner of the Brazilian Socialist party with Eduardo Campos, was not on the plane that crashed and killed... Read more

  • Former Pernambuco State governor Eduardo Campos, candidate of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) for October's presidential election, speaks with businessmen at the National Agriculture Confederation headquarters in Brasilia, on August 6, 2014. Campos will face Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, candidate of the Workers' Party (PT) and Senator Aecio Neves, candidate of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB). AFP PHOTO/EVARISTO SA        (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Eduardo Campos Dies: Globo News Reports Brazilian Presidential Candidate On Board Brazilian Plane Crash near Santos

    Eduardo Campos, a Brazilian presidential candidate, was reportedly on board a plane that crashed in Santos, Brazil, according to Reuters. Reuters said that Campos, who... Read more

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    Santos, Brazil Plane Crash: 10 Casualties Reported After in Sao Paulo, Including Eduardo Campos (+Photos)

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