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Michael Schumacher Coma Update: Could be Moved Home in a Month, News Reports Say

In this Nov. 23, 2012 file photo, Grand Prix driver Michael Schumacher, of Germany, sits in his car during a free practice at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Victor Caivano, File)
Michael Schumacher, of Germany, sits in his car during a free practice at the Interlagos race track in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (AP Photo/Victor Caivano, File)

Michael Schumacher, the seven-time Formula One racing champion, might be moved back home within a month, a report has said. A Swiss newspaper, SonntagsBlick, said...


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  • Court: Poland Violated Human Rights in CIA Case

    WARSAW, Poland— Europe’s top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights by allowing the CIA to imprison and... Read more

  • The Buk M2 missile system, one of which was likely used by pro-Russia rebels to down Malaysia Air flight MH17, is displayed at a military show in Zhukovsky, Russia, June 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel, File)

    US: Downed Fighter Jets Part of Pattern in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON— The White House cast the downing of two fighter jets in Ukraine on Wednesday as part of a pattern of Russian-backed separatists using Russian... Read more

  • Pallbearers carry a coffin out of a military transport plane during a ceremony to mark the return of the first bodies of passengers and crew killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 from Ukraine at Eindhoven military air base, in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Six days after the Boeing 777 was shot down over the battlefields of eastern Ukraine, the first bodies finally arrived in the Netherlands, the country that bore the heaviest toll in the crash that killed all 298 passengers and crew. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)

    Malaysia Jet Victims’ Bodies Arrive in Netherlands

    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands—Two planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 landed Wednesday in the southern city of Eindhoven, and pro-Russian rebels shot down two fighter jets in... Read more

  • One of two memorials that stand to Majdanek. (Toby Thacker, Author provided)

    The Forgotten Concentration Camp in Poland Left Off the ‘Holocaust Tourism’ Circuit

    On July 23 1944, Soviet Army troops discovered the huge Nazi concentration camp of Majdanek just outside the Polish city of Lublin, virtually intact. Along... Read more

  • World War 3 fears have emerged in the aftermath of the crashing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine. (BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

    What This Photograph Might Tell Investigators About What Really Happened to MH17

    Much has been made of the possibility that the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was the work of an anti-aircraft missile. Even without confirmation... Read more

  • The crash site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, in a field near the village of Grabove, in the Donetsk region. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

    Dutch Investigators: MH17 Black Box Damaged but Voice Recorder Still Works

    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands—Dutch investigators say that the voice recorder from the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine was damaged but not manipulated, and its data... Read more

  • A Belarus worker is on duty at a gas compressor station of the Yamal-Europe pipeline near the town of Nesvizh, some 130 km southwest of Minsk, 29 December 2006. (Viktor Drachev/AFP/Getty Images)

    EU Seeks to Limit Russia Gas Dependency via Increased Efficiency

    BRUSSELS—The European Union’s executive is proposing legislation to curb the energy use of households and firms by almost one third by 2030 to reduce greenhouse... Read more

  • An arrivals flight board displays various canceled and delayed flights in Ben Gurion International airport a day after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration imposed a 24-hour restriction on flights after a Hamas rocket landed Tuesday within a mile of the airport, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

    Lufthansa Cancels Tel Aviv Flights for Second Straight Day

    BERLIN— Germany’s largest airline, Lufthansa, says it is cancelling all flights to Tel Aviv for at least another 24 hours because of ongoing safety concerns... Read more

  • The Costa Concordia cruise wreck is maneuvered into position to be towed away from the tiny Tuscan island of Isola del Giglio, Italy, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Shipwrecked, Rescued Costa Concordia Sails Off to Scrapyard

    GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy—The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more... Read more

  • 2 Ukrainian Military Fighter Jets Shot Down

    KIEV, Ukraine— Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country’s Defense Ministry. The Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot... Read more

  • The Euro Is Not Overvalued (Nor Is Any Other Currency) (Flickr)

    Lithuania to Adopt Euro Currency in January

    BRUSSELS— The European Union is giving Lithuania the green light to adopt the euro currency starting next year. Ministers from the 28-nation bloc on Wednesday... Read more

  • The Buk M2 missile system, one of which was likely used by pro-Russia rebels to down Malaysia Air flight MH17, is displayed at a military show in Zhukovsky, Russia, June 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel, File)

    UK Selling Arms to Russia While Condemning Arming of Ukraine Rebels

    LONDON—Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government’s call for tough sanctions over Moscow’s arming of separatist... Read more

  • The logo of the Air Algerie company office, at the Opera avenue in Paris Thursday July 24, 2014. A flight operated by Air Algerie has disappeared from radar while traveling from Burkina Faso in West Africa to Algiers. Authorities say it was carrying over 100 passengers and crew when air navigation services lost track of the Swiftair plane 50 minutes after takeoff earlier this morning. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

    Air Algerie Flight AH-5017 Conspiracy Theories: Plane Disappears from Radar

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali... Read more

  • Ukrainian Emergency Ministry employees prepare to load the coffins holding remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster, onto a military plane in Kharkiv airport, Ukraine, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Two military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster departed for the Netherlands Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the crash scene which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

    Planes With Flight MH17 Crash Victims’ Bodies Arrive in Netherlands

    KHARKIV, Ukraine—Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats... Read more

  • World News to the Point: July 24, 2014. (Photos.com)

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  • Medellín, Colombia: Alexander Flores, 35, Entrepreneur: Even though the government is about 10% responsible due to the poor money management destined for resources, I believe that it is more a lack of people not prioritizing. I say this because I know stories from very close people that have given priority to a weekend celebration, drinking alcohol; instead of using their spare time finding ways of earning extra money for a home, they rather nurture bad habits like drinking, soap operas, or simply wasting their time; and would rather blame it on the government saying that they don’t do anything. To me, these people are 99% responsible for not taking action and for not being proactive.

    Global Q&A: ‘How much do you think homelessness is an issue of individual circumstance vs. being a large social problem?’

    Homelessness is seen as a result of governments’ mismanagement, the recession and lack of jobs, and in some cases, the individual’s lack of taking personal... Read more

  • Australian Falun Gong practitioners from all over Australia gathering in front of Australian Parliament House. (minghui.org)

    Australian Parliamentarians Unite to Address Forced Organ Harvesting

    Australian parliamentarians from major political parties have officially joined forces for the first time to address the pressing issue of forced organ harvesting and transplant... Read more

  • World News to the Point: July 23, 2014. (Photos.com)

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    Commemoration of 7/20 Resonates Across the World

    July 20 2014 marks 15 years of ongoing persecution of Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) practitioners in China. Supporters gather all around the world,... Read more

  • World News to the Point: July 22, 2014. (Photos.com)

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  • A vote is taken during a meeting at the United Nations July 21, 2014 in New York, to draft a UN Security Council resolution demanding that pro-Russia separatists provide "full and unfettered access" to the crash site of the downed Malaysian jet in eastern Ukraine. (Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

    UN to Vote on Resolution for Access to Ukraine Crash Site, Cease-Fire

    CANBERRA, Australia—The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around... Read more

  • In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 takes off from Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles.  The plane, with the tail number 9M-MRD, is the same aircraft that was heading from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, July 17, 2014 when it was shot down near the Ukraine Russia border, according to Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine's interior minister. (AP Photo/JoePriesAviation.net)

    Missing Plane Found? Nope; but Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Flight 17 Disasters Tainting Airliner

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry’s equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic... Read more

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    A Compilation of 15 Years of Appeal By Falun Gong (+Photos)

    For 15 years, Falun Gong practitioners have gathered together to raise awareness and protest peacefully against the ongoing persecution. Since July 20, 1999, the Chinese... Read more

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    Airlines Symbolize Nations’ Hopes or Reflect Shame

    NEW YORK—The jetliner is much more than a machine used to get from one spot to another. It often carries deep symbolism, especially when flying... Read more

  • People place flowers outside Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Friday, July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)

    Credible Probe Sought in Downing of Malaysian Jet

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine— World leaders demanded Friday that pro-Russia rebels who control the eastern Ukraine crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 give immediate, unfettered access... Read more

  • An oil well pump operates in Boca de Jaruco, Cuba, Friday, July 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

    Oil Price Remains High on Global Turmoil

    NEW YORK— The price of oil retreated slightly Friday but remained elevated because of political turmoil around the world. Concern that conflicts and rising tensions... Read more

  • Photo shows Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 taking off from Schiphol Airport in Schiphol, the Netherlands, on July 17, 2014. Malaysia Airlines said on July 17 that it had 'lost contact' with one of its passenger planes whose last known position was over eastern Ukraine, amid speculation it had been shot down. 'Malaysia Airlines has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam,' the airline, still reeling from the disappearance of flight MH370, said on its Twitter account. The plane was due to travel from Amsterdam on an overnight flight to Kuala Lumpur, and was expected in the Malaysian capital at around 6:00 am on Friday (2200 GMT Thursday). Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the jet crashed over rebel-held eastern Ukraine and may have been shot down. (Fred Neeleman/AFP/Getty Images)

    FlightRadar24 MH17: Flight Tracking Website Calls Out Airlines for ‘Not Flying Over Ukraine Airspace’ PR Misinformation

    FlightRader24 has called out on airlines for providing misinformation about their flights over Ukraine. The live flight tracking website tweeted that: “Several airlines that have... Read more

  • A piece of a plane with Malaysia Airlines' logo lies in the grass as a group of Ukrainian coal miners search the site of a crashed Malaysian passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, Friday, July 18, 2014. Rescue workers, policemen and even off-duty coal miners were combing a sprawling area in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border where the Malaysian plane ended up in burning pieces Thursday, killing all 298 aboard. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    World Calls for Ukraine Cease-Fire After Crash

    ROZSYPNE, Ukraine—World leaders called for an immediate cease-fire in eastern Ukraine on Friday and demanded speedy access for international investigators to the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner shot down over the country’s battlefields... Read more

  • United States U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power speaks during a U.N. Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters, Friday, July 18, 2014. Britain's U.N. Mission says it requested an emergency meeting after Thursday's downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 298 people over eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    US Ambassador Won’t Rule Out Russian Role in Downing Flight MH17

    UNITED NATIONS—U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the United States cannot rule out that Russia... Read more

  • Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak addresses a press conference at a hotel in Sepang, ouside Kuala Lumpur, on July 18, 2014, after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine. A Malaysian airliner carrying 298 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed on July 17 in rebel-held east Ukraine, as Kiev said the jet was shot down in a 'terrorist' attack. Ukraine's government and pro-Russian insurgents traded blame for the disaster, with comments attributed to a rebel commander suggesting his men may have downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 by mistake, believing it was a Ukrainian army transport plane. (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Puan Sri Siti Amirah, Step-Grandmother of Malaysia Prime Minister Najib, Believed to be on Malaysia Flight MH17

    The step-grandmother of Malaysia’s prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is believed to be on board the doomed Flight MH17. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17... Read more

  • Actress Aishwarya Rai walks down the red carpet during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival. (*Shutterstock)

    7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: July 18

    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

  • Some 13 Syrian Red Crescent trucks loaded with 1000 food parcels under the supervision of the United Nations, the Red Crescent and in coordination with the Syrian government, prepare to distribute aid to tens of thousands of besieged Syrians inside the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Moadamiyeh, Syria, on July 14, 2014. A year's blockade on Moadamiyeh resulted in widespread hunger-related illness and death among its residents. The move came hours before an expected Security Council vote on a UN resolution that would authorize cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians in desperate need of food and medicine. (AP Photo)

    UN Says 9 Trucks Enter Syria From Turkey With Humanitarian Aid

    UNITED NATIONS—A U.N. official says nine trucks carrying humanitarian supplies have entered Syria from Turkey, using one of four border crossings recently authorized by the... Read more

  • Newly elected Israeli President Reuven Rivlin makes a speech after the Presidential vote at the Knesset, on June 10, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Amos Ben/GPO via Getty Images)

    Israel Parliament Picks Rivlin as New President

    JERUSALEM—Israel’s parliament has sworn in Reuven Rivlin as the country’s new president, replacing Nobel Peace laureate Shimon Peres whose term ends as Israel is fighting... Read more

  • Mosul Residents Claim Iraq Jihadis Destroy Ancient Mosque

    BAGHDAD—Islamic extremist militants blew up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the Prophet Jonah in Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul,... Read more

  • Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum speaks during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq July 29, 2004. (AP Photo/Mohammed Uraibi)

    Iraq Parliament Elects Kurdish Politician Fouad Massoum as President

    BAGHDAD—Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country’s new president in the latest step toward forming... Read more

  • An Israeli tank moves through the morning mist near the Israel and Gaza border Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

    Israel Tank Fire Hits UN Facility in Gaza, Killing 15

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people... Read more

  • Acting speaker, Fouad Massoum is seen on June 14, 2010 during the first session of the Iraqi Parliament at the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq. Massoum has been named president of Iraq. (Muhannad Fala'ah /Getty Images)

    Iraq: Kurdish Politician Massoum Named President

    BAGHDAD—Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum has been named the new president of Iraq following a parliamentary vote. Massoum, 76, is one of the founders of current... Read more

  • Iraq: Attack on Prisoner Convoy Kills 60 People

    BAGHDAD— Gunmen attacked a prisoner convoy north of Baghdad on Thursday, setting off a gun battle with troops in which scores of prisoners and eight... Read more

  • Jihadis Attack Besieged Syrian Army Base

    BEIRUT— Activists say fighters from the extremist Islamic State group stormed parts of a besieged army base in northern Syria, setting off clashes that left... Read more

  • In this April 7, 2005 file photo, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus poses in Rome. Niedringhaus, 48, was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on April 4, 2014, when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. A Kabul court announced Wednesday, July 23, 2014 that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced to death. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

    Death Sentence Given in AP Photographer’s Killing

    KABUL, Afghanistan—A Kabul court announced Wednesday that the Afghan police officer charged with killing Associated Press photographerAnja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran AP correspondent Kathy Gannon has been convicted and sentenced... Read more

  • Smoke from an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo)

    UN Claims Strong Possibility of War Crimes in Israel Gaza Assault

    GENEVA—The U.N.’s top human rights official has told diplomats that Israel’s military and Hamas militants appear to have violated international humanitarian law and might have... Read more

  • A sign is posted at a checkpoint belonging to the Islamic State group, captured from the Iraqi Army, at the main entrance of Rawah, 175 miles (281 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, July 22, 2014, reads "Islamic State, the Emirate of Anbar, City of Rawah." (AP Photo) (AP Photo)

    Iraq Parliament to Pick New President After Deadly Bombing

    BAGHDAD—Iraq’s parliament convened to vote for a new president on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad... Read more

  • Palestinian U.N. Ambassador Riyad Mansour speaks during an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the worsening situation in Gaza at United Nations headquarters, Sunday, July 20, 2014. A Jordan-drafted resolution obtained by The Associated Press expresses "grave concern" at the high number of civilians killed in Gaza, including children, and it calls for an immediate cease-fire, "including the withdrawal of Israeli occupying forces from the Gaza Strip." (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Kerry Cites Progress in Gaza Cease-fire Talks

    JERUSALEM— U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says negotiations toward a cease-fire agreement in the Gaza Strip are making some progress after days of a... Read more

  • A Palestinian man waits to cross to Egypt at the Rafah border crossing, southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. Hamas official in Gaza says Egypt is restricting Palestinian travel across its border, just days after Egypt announced it was permanently lifting travel restrictions and ending a four-year blockade. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

    Palestinians Fear Israel-Hamas Truce Deal Will Leave Gaza Blockade

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Ibrahim Zain was driven from his home by Israeli tank fire this week, but says he’d rather endure more Israel-Hamas fighting than... Read more

  • This photo provided by an anti-Bashar Assad activist group Edlib News Network (ENN), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian man walking next to damaged houses which were attacked by a government forces airstrike in Sarmeen, in Idlib province, northern Syria, Friday, July 4, 2014. Islamic militants seized an eastern Syrian oil field near Iraq and inched closer to the Turkish border on Friday as they try to consolidate their control of an area along the length of the Euphrates river stretching through Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

    New Split Among Rebels Further Fragments Syria

    BEIRUT—Fighters of an al-Qaeda affiliate seized a northern border town in Syria from rival rebels, activists reported Tuesday, as new infighting threatened opposition gains. The... Read more

  • An Iraqi Christian displaced boy who fled from the Christian village of Hamdania near Mosul province in Iraq lies on mattresses where he settled with his family at a temporary shelter for the displaced Christian families, in Ainkawa, a suburb of Irbil, with a majority Christian population, Iraq, Friday, June 27, 2014. The extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant executed at least 160 captive soldiers earlier this month in the northern city of Tikrit, Human Rights Watch said Friday, citing an analysis of satellite imagery and grisly photos released by the militants. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Iraqi Christians Forced to Convert to Islam Flee for Their Lives

    IRBIL, Iraq—Iraqi Christians who fled the northern city of Mosul rather than convert to Islam by a deadline imposed by extremist militants said they had... Read more

  • Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his ruling party members at the parliament, a week after he has announced he is running for president, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. After more than a decade in power, Erdogan dominates Turkish politics like a one-man-show. He has defanged the once supreme military, reshaped the judiciary and cowed the press. Now, at the peak of his power, he has announced he is running for president — a role he intends to shape into the most powerful job in Turkey. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

    Turkish PM Erdogan Says He, Obama No Longer Talk Directly

    ANKARA, Turkey—Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he no longer holds “direct” telephone conversations with U.S. President Barack Obama, suggesting a rift between... Read more

  • U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shakes hands with Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah as he prepares to leave Kuwait airport after meeting officials, in Kuwait, Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/KUNA)

    UN Chief Heads to Mideast to Try to Stop Gaza Combat

    UNITED NATIONS—The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his “hope and belief” that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end... Read more

  • A passenger walks past a Delta Airlines 747 aircraft in McNamara Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in Romulus, Mich. Delta Air Lines on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 canceled all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    Delta Cancels Flights to Israel After Rocket Hits Airport

    Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. A... Read more

  • In this July 22, 2011, photo a Delta Air Lines jet takes off at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mich. Delta Air Lines on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 canceled all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    US, European, Canadian Arlines Cancel Flights to Israel as Gaza Rocket Lands Near Airport

      JERUSALEM—A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel’s main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting all U.S. and some European and... Read more

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Kerry has returned to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a cease-fire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in its conflict with Israel. (AP Photo)

    Peace Talks Eyed After Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire in Gaza

    CAIRO—The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of... Read more

  • A controlled explosion set off by the Venezuelan National Guard to disable a clandestine airstrip used for drug trafficking is seen in Apure, Venezuela on September 21, 2011. (Leo Ramirez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Former Head of Venezuelan Military Intelligence Arrested for Drug Trafficking

    KINGSTON, Jamaica—Authorities in Aruba have detained a close confidant of former President Hugo Chavez who had been appointed Venezuela’s consul to the Caribbean island despite... Read more

  • Two kayakers paused to take a closer look at some whales off the coast of Argentina, but got an unexpected surprise when one of the giant creatures lifted their boat onto his back. (AOL Screenshot)

    Massive Whale Lifts Kayakers Onto Its Back (Video)

    Two kayakers paused to take a closer look at some whales off the coast of Argentina, but got an unexpected surprise when one of the... Read more

  • A woman with her hand painted with the colors of the Venezuelan flag attends a rally in support of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Anti-government activists massed to voice support for hard-line opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who has been held in a military prison since being arrested in February on charges of fomenting violence as a result of the initial protests. A judge ordered last week that Lopez proceed to trial. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

    Venezuela: Jailed Opposition Leader Goes on Trial

    CARACAS, Venezuela—A top leader of the anti-government protests that wracked Venezuela for months this spring is getting his day in court. The trial of opposition... Read more

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    Amazon Oil Spill has Killed Tons of Fish, Sickened Native People

    By Barbara Fraser, Environmental Health News Cuninico, Peru - On the last day of June, Roger Mangía Vega watched an oil slick and a mass of... Read more

  • Members of a drug squad guard more than 1000 kilos of cocaine divided into 1053 packages which were seized during an operation, in Santo Domingo on June 18, 2013. Agents of the National Drug Control (DNCD) of the Dominican Republic foiled a shipment of cocaine destined for Barcelona, Spain and arrested more than 10 people for investigation. (Erika Santelices/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Cracks Down on Caribbean Multimillion-Dollar Drug Trafficking Ring

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Ten suspected members of a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking ring that distributed huge amounts of cocaine throughout Puerto Rico and on the U.S... Read more

  • Argentinian supporters of the national soccer team in Buenos Aires. They celebrated their team’s great effort in World Cup 2014.

    Argentina Celebrates Team Spirit

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Though Argentina were defeated in the World Cup Final against Germany last Sunday, Argentinians still went to the streets and celebrated... Read more

  • The president of the CASRECH (Chamber of Supermarkets and Self-Service Restaurants Owned by Chinese Residents in Argentina) threatens a Falun Gong practitioner in Buenos Aires on July 19. (Epoch Times)

    Gangs Attack Protesters During Chinese Leader’s Visit in Argentina

    Video of the violent incidents in Buenos Aires. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina–A gang made up of members of local Chinese associations attacked Argentine practitioners of the... Read more

  • Boys and young men line up to receive a meal provided by the government, at The Great Family group home in Zamora, Michoacan state, Mexico, Thursday, July 17, 2014. After a police raid on the refuse-strewn group home Tuesday, residents of the shelter told authorities that some employees beat and raped residents, fed them rotting food or locked them in a tiny "punishment" room. Shelter residents were still being kept at the home while officials look for places to transfer them. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Owner of Raided Child Shelter in Mexico Admired Until Horrors Revealed

    ZAMORA, Mexico—For more than six decades, poor parents struggling to support their children or raise troubled youths sent them to a group home in western... Read more

  • FILE - In this file photo taken July 26, 2011, a customer enjoys a coffee at Starbucks in Miami.  (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

    Make Room Juan Valdez: Starbucks Opens in Colombia

    BOGOTA, Colombia— Make room Juan Valdez, it’s time to meet the black-aproned barista. On Wednesday, Starbucks is making its much-anticipated debut in the country synonymous... Read more

  • General view of the headquarters of the Carso Group and Soumaya museum of Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, in Mexico City, on August 30, 2013. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

    Carlos Slim’s Empire Broken Up but Oligarchs Still Control Mexico

    Mexican business magnate Carlos Slim, the world’s second richest man, has announced he intends to break up his América Móvil telecoms empire to comply with... Read more

  • Police officers detain several men after riot police fired tear gas and used water cannons to restrain a group of youths who hurled rocks and vandalized store fronts at a rally to celebrate Argentina’s gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup finals, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Police said more than a dozen officers were injured and many more were arrested. The chaotic situation marred what was an otherwise spontaneous gathering of support for Argentina’s national team after its best World Cup run in 24 years. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

    Argentina Vandals Riot After World Cup 2014 Loss to Germany

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina—Riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a group of rock-throwing vandals who disturbed a rally by Argentines celebrating their... Read more

  • Brazil supporters react after the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, July 12, 2014. The Netherlands won the match 3-0. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Brazil Rethinks Future After World Cup Failure

    SAO PAULO—The World Cup held potential disaster for Brazil – the country, not the team. Yet the country pulled off a magnificent tournament, albeit with... Read more

  • Detainees watch a World Cup soccer match from a holding cell where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Ariz.  CPB provided media tours Wednesday of two locations in Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

    Obama Seeks Governors’ Support on Immigrant Kids

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support... Read more

  • Haitian machete fencing expert Alfred Avril, left, instructs his son Roland in the little-known martial art of machete fencing, outside Jacmel, Haiti, July 2, 2014. Trying to bring the secretive, rural Haitian martial art to foreigners involves certain trade-offs, but Avril is now eager to share his machete-fighting expertise with anyone who is interested. The former Haitian army drill instructor trained his sons, grandsons and neighbors to carry on his school. (AP Photo/David McFadden)

    Journalist Reveals Lost Haitian Martial Art, Machete Fencing

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  • A family walks through a street littered with the rubble from buildings that fell during an earthquake in San Pedro, Guatemala, Monday, July 7, 2014. An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Pacific Coast shook a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America Monday. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)

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  • Firefighters tackle a flare-up at the Smith Creek fire in West Kelowna on July 19, 2014. Cooler weather and rainfall in parts of B.C. have helped quell wildfires across the province, but more hot, dry weather that could send the wildfire danger soaring is expected by Friday. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

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  • Mark Jette, Su Bin's lawyer, speaks to reporters outside the BC Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Su is accused by U.S. authorities of being involved in a sophisticated hacking scheme to steal military secrets. (Jacey Shi/Epoch Times)

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  • A Bell Aliant retail location in Dartmouth, N.S. on July 23, 2014. (The Canadian Press/Darren Pittman)

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  • A fishing boat cruises on the Milwaukee River near Lake Michigan, an area designated for cleanup because of decades of toxic pollution, Sept. 12, 2013. Ottawa has announced new funding for four cleanup projects around the St. Clair River in Southwestern Ontario. (AP Photo/John Flesher)

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  • Loretta Saunders’ Uncle Lunges at Accused During Court Hearing

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  • Protesters gather outside the Nova Scotia legislature in Halifax to show their opposition to the use of hydraulic fracturing on April 22, 2011. Environmentalists and legal experts are criticizing the federal government's decision to leave toxic fracking chemicals off a list of pollutants going into Canada's air, land, and water. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

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  • A Heiltsuk forestry worker holds a scale beside a rectangular bark-strip on a culturally modified tree near Doc Creek, B.C. The Heiltsuk Nation is part of a project that will improve the understanding and management of CMTs, an important pre- and post-contact heritage feature on B.C.'s Pacific Coast. (Courtesy of Morley Eldridge)

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  • Sen. Mike Duffy walks to the Senate on Parliament Hill on Oct. 28, 2013. Now that Duffy has been formally charged, the Liberals are urging the ethics commissioner to re-open her investigation into the Senate expense scandal. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

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  • A report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says student loan systems in Canada are overly complex and lack transparency. (William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

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  • Visitors view the artwork at the opening of the Art of Zhen, Shan, Ren (Truth, Compassion, Tolerance) International Exhibition at Toronto City Hall on July 21, 2014. (Maria Matyiku/Epoch Times)

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  • Dr. Minnan Liu (L) of the Falun Dafa Association of Edmonton presents over 4,000 signatures from Edmontonians on a petition to Brent Rathgeber, MP for Edmonton-St. Albert, on July 19, 2014 at the Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park in Edmonton. The petition asks the Canadian government to urge the Chinese regime to stop the persecution of Falun Dafa in China. (Frank Liang/Epoch Times)

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  • Former Canadian MP and Secretary of State David Kilgour condemns forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners of conscience in China. Falun Gong practitioners during a rally on July 17 in front of the Chinese embassy in Ottawa, Canada, to commemorate and protest 15 years of persecution in China. One of the banner behind them reads, "End Communism Stop Persecution." (Donna He/Epoch Times)

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  • Falun Gong practitioner Paul Li speaks about his father, Li Xiaobo, who was imprisoned for eight years in China for practicing Falun Gong and was recently rearrested. Paul Li called on the Canadian government to help free his father in his speech at an event in front of the Chinese embassy in Ottawa on July 17, 2014, to mark 15 years since the persecution of Falun Gong began in China on July 20, 1999. (Courtesy of NTD Television)

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  • Elephants are seen at the Amboseli National Park in Kenya in December 2012. A B.C. man's innovative technology is helping stop the slaughter of dwindling herds of elephants. (Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • File photo of David Matas. The Winnipeg-based international human rights lawyer won the Carthage International Award in the category of Peace and Defence of Human Rights on July 10, 2014. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

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  • NDP environment critic Megan Leslie asks a question in the House of Commons on May 29, 2014. Leslie and fellow MP Murray Rankin want an independent probe into the Canada Revenue Agency's targeting of some Canadian charities for their political activities. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

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  • A woman speaks on her cell phone in front of a Rogers Communications Inc sign before the company's annual general meeting for shareholders in Toronto April 22, 2014. A recent Supreme Court decision has pushed Rogers and Telus to cease handing over customer information without a warrant when requested by police and government. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

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  • Indians stand on top of a bus that was crushed when a train crashed into it in Medak district in the southern Indian state of Telangana, Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

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  • Smudged with paint and garlanded with leis for the elephant feeding festival in Thrissur, Kerala State, India, on July 17, 2014, these elephants’ heavy chains and thick ropes reveal their dual life—one of stardom and one of servitude. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

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  • Youngsters interact with a mentor in in one of India’s first Startup Villages in Kochi, Kerala on Feb., 16, 2013. On July 10, the Indian government announced more funding for entrepreneurship in the country. (Courtesy: Startup Village)

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  • India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, shakes hands with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Joseph Burns during a meeting at prime minister’s residence in New Delhi, India, Friday, July 11, 2014. Burn arrived Thursday on a two day official visit to India. (AP Photo/Harish Tyagi, Pool)

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  • An Argentina soccer team fan on a roadside, shows the victory sign ahead of the Argentina–Netherland’s match on Wednesday at Thrissur, India on July 9. Soccer is extremely popular in the region from central to northern Kerala called the Malabar coast of India. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

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  • Tincy Thomar, a nurse from Kerala along with her ailing mother at their home in Koratty, Kerala State, India, on July 7, 2014. Tincy returned along with 46 nurses after being freed by ISIS militants from Tikrit, Iraq. Tincy economically supports her family and is looking for jobs abroad as the jobs at home don’t pay adequate salaries. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

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  • This picture taken 23 May, 2007, shows an Indian pedestrians walking past a generator running outside a collonade of shops in Connaught Place, New Delhi. (Manpreet Romana/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Family members of Indian nurses who had been stranded in territory held by Islamic militants in Iraq await their arrival at the airport in Kochi, India, Saturday, July 5, 2014. News reports say that more than 40 Indian nurses have returned home in Kochi in southern India, aboard a special flight. About 10,000 Indians work and live in Iraq, but only about 100 are in violent, insecure areas. (AP Photo)

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  • A NGO worker interacts with a farmer teaching him how to use, LifeLine Agri, a mobile phone based application used to connect farmers to a group of knowledge workers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. India has more than 800 million mobile phone subscriptions and the country is set to reap the benefits of information technology in farming. (Courtesy One World Foundation)

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  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, third left, with his cabinet colleagues and officials arrives at the Indian Parliament House in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Modi on Wednesday attends his first Parliament session after leading the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a decisive victory in the 2014 Indian general elections. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

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  • In this Tuesday, July 1, 2014 photograph, India’s National Disaster Response Force personnel stand around a man, left, they rescued from beneath the debris of a building that collapsed Saturday on the outskirts of Chennai, India. Rescuers pulled seven more survivors from under the concrete ruins of a collapsed 11-story building on Tuesday, three days after it toppled and killed dozens of people in southern India, officials said. (AP Photo)

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  • Taj Mahal, Agra, India. (Sandeepachetan.com)

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  • Indian rescuers gesture for an excavator to stop as they try to retrieve the body of a victim at the site of a building collapse in New Delhi, India, Saturday, June 28, 2014. A dilapidated building collapsed in the Indian capital on Saturday, killing at least 26 people as rescuers searched for others believed to be trapped. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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    Indian Toilet-Cleaners Break Free From Centuries-Old Caste

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  • People gather around a passenger train that derailed near Chhapra town in Bihar, India, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. A passenger train derailed early Wednesday in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, killing at least four people and injuring eight others, officials said. The cause of the accident was not immediately known. (AP Photo)

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  • FILE - In this May 19, 2014 file photo, Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks at a news conference in New York. In America, Bharara has been on the cover of Time magazine and has earned praise for his tough language toward corruption on Wall Street and Main Street and in the hallways of elected officeholders. But his prosecution of an Indian diplomat has drawn scorn in his birthplace, with one commentator even questioning if he took up the case “to serve his white masters.” Bharara has received such criticism for years for his prosecutions of South Asian- and Indian-born Wall Street traders.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

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