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Canada Finally Names China in Cyber Crimes

The entrance to one of the National Research Council (NRC) buildings as seen seen June 7, 2008. The NRC is Canada’s pre-eminent research organization. A cyber attack on the NRC’s computer systems has forced it to rebuild its computer networks and has prompted Canadian government to publicly name the Chinese regime as responsible. (David Carroll/Flickr)
The entrance to one of the National Research Council (NRC) buildings as seen seen June 7, 2008. The NRC is Canada’s pre-eminent research organization. A cyber attack on the NRC’s computer systems has forced it to rebuild its computer networks and has prompted Canadian government to publicly name the Chinese regime as responsible. (David Carroll/Flickr)

OTTAWA—Canada is finally breaking its silence on China’s cyber espionage, something the US and other government have done, but until now, not Canada. A cyber...


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  • Election assistants prepare a polling station for the Turkish presidential elections at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, July 31, 2014. About 1.4 million Turkish immigrants in Germany were allowed to participate in the elections in their country of origin, even though many of those holding Turkish passports belong to second or third generations of immigrants in Germany and have never lived in Turkey. Seven polling stations were set up across the country. (AP Photo/dpa, Maurizio Gambarini)

    Expatriate Turks Begin Voting for President

    ANKARA, Turkey—Turks living abroad began voting Thursday to choose Turkey’s first directly elected president. It is also the first time expatriate Turks are voting in... Read more

  • Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former owner of one Yukos, of Russia's largest oil companies, holds a public meeting and press conference at Izolyatsia, a non-governmental arts foundation, on April 27, 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine. (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

    European Rights Court Orders Russia to Pay Another $2.5 Bln for Yukos

    PARIS—The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Russia to pay out nearly 1.9 billion euros ($2.5 billion) to shareholders of Yukos, the oil producer... Read more

  • The head of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) mission, acting Chief Observer Paul Picard, right, walks with Vadim Artyomov, deputy governor of Rostov region, left, while visiting the Gukovo border checkpoint at Russia-Ukraine border in a small town of Gukovo, 120 kms (75 miles ) from Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The mission will be based in the city of Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy, in the Rostov-on-Don region. (AP Photo/Sergei Pivovarov)

    Ukraine Parliament Votes to Reject PM Yatsenyuk’s Resignation

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s parliament has voted not to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Yatsenyuk had said last week he was resigning after two... Read more

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin, background center, heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The meeting focused on measures to encourage Russian companies to pull their assets back from offshore. The United States and the European Union on Tuesday announced a raft of new sanctions against Russian companies and banks over Moscow’s support for separatists in Ukraine. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti/Alexei Nikolsky/Presidential Press Service)

    Sanctions Will Damage Russia If Not Lifted Quickly

    MOSCOW—U.S. and European sanctions against Russia’s energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West... Read more

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin heads the Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The meeting focused on measures to encourage Russian companies to pull their assets back from offshore. The United States and the European Union on Tuesday announced a raft of new sanctions against Russian companies and banks over Moscow’s support for separatists in Ukraine. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)

    3 Putin Allies Among 8 Hit With New EU Sanctions

    BRUSSELS—The European Union targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle for the first time Wednesday for the Kremlin’s actions in Ukraine, subjecting three of his long-time associates... Read more

  • Pro-Russian rebels ride on a tank flying Russia's flag, on a road east of Donetsk, Monday, July 21, 2014. Another 21 bodies have been found in the sprawling fields of east Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed last week, killing all 298 people aboard. International indignation over the incident has grown as investigators still only have limited access to the crash site and it remains unclear when and where the victims' bodies will be transported. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

    Ukraine: Clashes Prevent Visit to Jet Debris Site

    DONETSK, Ukraine—Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains... Read more

  • A pro-Russian fighter gestures near a body of a community service worker who was killed during the shelling outside a residential apartment house in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Tuesday, July 29, 2014.  Local residents said it was a shelling from direction of Ukrainian army's positions. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    World War 3? Clashes in Ukraine Prevent Flight 17 Crash Recovery

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts... Read more

  • Sign reading 'Bank of Moscow" is installed on the headquarters of Russian Agricultural Bank in downtown Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, followed swiftly by a new round of U.S. penalties. Among the targets were three Russian banks: the Bank of Moscow, Russian Agricultural Bank and VTB Bank, Russia's second largest bank. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    A Look at The EU’s New Sanctions Against Russia

    BRUSSELS— The European Union’s sanctions against Russia are bound to inflict pain on the country’s ailing economy. While still narrowly targeted, they come as a... Read more

  • Alexander Hug, deputy head of the OSCE mission to Ukraine, left, his colleagues and a pro-Russian rebel, 2nd left, examine a map as they try to estimate security conditions outside the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    Ukraine Accuses Rebels of Laying Mines Near MH17 Crash Site

    DONETSK, Ukraine—International observers turned back Wednesday after making another attempt to reach the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down in eastern Ukraine, and... Read more

  • Sign reading 'Bank of Moscow" is installed on the headquarters of Russian Agricultural Bank in downtown Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Russia’s Central Bank Will Support Banks Targeted by Sanctions

    MOSCOW—Russia’s central bank promised to support financial institutions hit by U.S. sanctions as stocks took a tumble in Moscow on Wednesday. In an online statement,... Read more

  • Catalonia's regional president Artur Mas, right, and Spain's Premier Mariano Rajoy, left, pose for the photographers before a meeting at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the leader of the economically powerful Catalonia region Artur Mas are holding a crucial face-to-face meeting Wednesday in what could be a last chance for the two men to resolve a bitter dispute over the region’s plans to hold a secession referendum in November. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

    Spain, Catalonia Leaders Discuss Secession Referendum

    MADRID—Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the leader of the economically powerful Catalonia region held a crucial face-to-face meeting Wednesday in what could be a... Read more

  • Int this Dec. 8, 1987, photo, US President Ronald Reagan (R) shakes hands with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev after the two leaders signed the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty to eliminate intermediate-range missiles during a ceremony in the White House East Room in Washington. In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on July 28, 2014, of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. The treaty confrontation comes at a highly strained time between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin over Russia's intervention in Ukraine and Russia's grant of asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. (AP Photo/Bob Daugherty)

    Obama Says Russia Has ‘Failed,’ Expands Economic Sanctions

      WASHINGTON—The Obama administration accusation that Russia violated a key nuclear weapons treaty leaves the future of the 26-year-old accord in question and further dampens... Read more

  • President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, as he announces new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Cold War 2.0? Obama Announces Tough US, Europe Economic Sanctions on Russia, Insists That ‘It’s Not a New Cold War’

    WASHINGTON—Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, followed swiftly by a... Read more

  • Street of Majorca Island Spain. (*Shutterstock)

    7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: July 31

    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

  • World News to the Point: July 31, 2014. (Photos.com)

    World News to the Point: July 31

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  • Lauro de Freitas, Bahia, Brazil: Anderson Melo Bernardino, 30, Storekeeper / Inventory Manager: Graffiti is a form of manifestation of art in public spaces and is connected directly to various movements, such as Hip Hop, which is the way to express the reality experienced by all people—disadvantaged, residing in slums, such as oppression that humanity lives, also reflects the reality of the streets. The Brazilian graffiti is recognized as one of the best in the world. Unfortunately, many people do not yet know the difference between graffiti and vandalism… Unlike vandalism, which undermines public property, causes visual pollution, and are sometimes used by gangs to mark the place of domains with features by writing on walls, buildings, monuments and public roadsides.

    Global Q&A: ‘What do you think of graffiti? Vandalism or urban art?’

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    7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: July 30

    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

  • World News to the Point: July 31, 2014. (Photos.com)

    World News to the Point: July 30

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  • Malaysia Airlines planes are parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Thursday, July 18, 2013. A Malaysia Airlines flight with nearly 300 people aboard crashed over eastern Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday, the Ukraine government and a regional European aviation official reported, Thursday, and the Interfax news agency said it had been shot down. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    Global Task Force Created After Flight MH17 Shot Down Over Ukraine

    MONTREAL—The United Nations agency that governs civil aviation said Tuesday it is creating a task force aimed at improving security measures after the shoot-down of... Read more

  • World News to the Point: July 31, 2014. (Photos.com)

    World News to the Point: July 29

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    7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: July 29

    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

  • US marines marching in France during World War I. (George Grantham Bain Collection/Library of Congress)

    20 Facts You Didn’t Know About World War I

    One hundred years ago, on July 28, 1914, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist,... Read more

  • In this 2014 photo provided by the Samaritan's Purse aid organization, Dr. Kent Brantly (L) treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. On July 26, 2014, the North Carolina-based aid organization said Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia. (AP Photo/Samaritan's Purse)

    Ebola Outbreak: New Fears About Ebola Spread Beyond Africa

      DAKAR, Senegal—No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia,... Read more

  • Bahrainis look for the sliver of a new moon that would indicate the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, while standing on the shore of the Persian Gulf in the western village of Karzakan, Bahrain, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Ramadan, for observant Muslims, is a time of fasting, prayer and charitable giving. Bahraini officials announced Ramadan would begin Sunday. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

    Eid Mubarak / Ramadan 2014 Calendar: End of Ramadan Marked with Celebrations

     DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Millions of Muslims across the world celebrated the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday Monday, which marks the... Read more

  • Secretary of State John Kerry (C), joined by Rabbi David Saperstein, nominated to become ambassador at large for international religious freedom at the State Department (L) and Tom Malinowski, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, speaks at the State Department in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, during a news conference to announce the 2013 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom. The U.S. says millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    Millions Displaced by Religious Violence in 2013

    WASHINGTON—Millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year, the U.S. government said Monday, citing the devastating impact of... Read more

  • Pakistani girls show their hands painted with henna ahead of the Muslims Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan in Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

    Eid Al Fitr 2015, 2016: Date for End of Ramadan in UAE, UK, Saudi Arabia, Other Countries

    Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, is being celebrated on Monday, July 28, 2014. All the same, many are wondering when the... Read more

  • Palestinian Muslims read verses of the Quran, the Muslim holy book, during the early morning prayer, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin on Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)

    Ramadan 2015: Projected Dates for Holiday in USA, UAE, Other Parts of World

    Ramadan 2014 is ending on Monday, July 28 and people are wondering when the holiday starts in 2015. The Muslim holiday is projected to begin... Read more

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    7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: July 28

    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

  • World News to the Point: July 31, 2014. (Photos.com)

    World News to the Point: July 28

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  • British infantry Tommys go forward to meet the German advance on the Western Front during the Great War, March 31, 1918, Easter. (AP Photo)

    World War I: In the Beginning… (+Photo Gallery)

    With the exquisite turn of phrase for which she was so highly regarded, Barbara Tuchman once likened the Austro-Hungarian declaration of war against Serbia of... Read more

  • A Pakistani woman browses traditional bangles at a market ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday, ending the fasting month of Ramadan, in Lahore, Pakistan, on Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

    Eid Al-Fitr 2014: Date for This Year Announced After Shawwal New Moon Sighting

    Eid Al-Fitr falls on Monday, July 28, in many countries. The date was announced after sightings of the Shawwal moon, or the new moon. Saudi... Read more

  • In this Sunday, June 29, 2014 photo, a displaced Iraqi woman and others receive food from an Iraqi charity organization for a sunset meal when Muslims break their fast, on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, at a camp for displaced Iraqis who fled from Mosul and other towns, in the Khazer area outside Irbil, northern Iraq. The grueling fast, in which observant Muslims abstain from water, food and cigarettes from sunrise to sunset, has been made even harsher for many living in dusty, hot tents. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Eid Mubarak / Ramadan 2014 Calendar: When Does Muslim Fasting Month End? Means Big Boon to Retailers

    Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month, ends officially on Monday night. “Eid Mubarak” is a traditional Muslim greeting to use on the festivals Eid ul-Adha and Eid... 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)

    Missing Plane Found? Nope, but Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 Indian Ocean Search Hampered by Flight MH 17 Crash, Report Says

    Malaysian and Australian officials tasked with investigating missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are now strained to investigate Flight 17, which crashed in Ukraine last week... Read more

  • In this Sunday, June 29, 2014 photo, a displaced Iraqi woman and others receive food from an Iraqi charity organization for a sunset meal when Muslims break their fast, on the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, at a camp for displaced Iraqis who fled from Mosul and other towns, in the Khazer area outside Irbil, northern Iraq. The grueling fast, in which observant Muslims abstain from water, food and cigarettes from sunrise to sunset, has been made even harsher for many living in dusty, hot tents. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    Eid al-Fitr, Eid Mubarak: Ramadan 2014 Comes to an End; Iraq Offers Aid to Those Displaced

     BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Wednesday his government has allocated more than $850 million to assist those displaced by last month’s... Read more

  • Smoke rises after an Israeli strike hit Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Palestinians Considering Charging Israel With War Crimes Over Gaza Assault

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking written pledges of support from all political factions, including rival Hamas, before making any attempt to... Read more

  • Afghanistan Electoral Officials Reviewing Millions of Ballots

    KABUL, Afghanistan—In the latest setback to the Afghan presidential election, officials said Thursday that they will resume an audit of millions of votes this weekend... Read more

  • An Israeli army officer gives explanations to journalists on July 25, 2014 during an army-organized tour in a tunnel said to be used by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip for cross-border attacks. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Israel PM Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels in Gaza

      JERUSALEM—Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas’ tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attacks inside Israel, “with... Read more

  • In this file photo taken Saturday, July 26, 2014, Israeli left-wing activists hold a sign during a demonstration against the Gaza war, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the government’s conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders' moralizing as hypocritical, ignorant or both. A small but vocal opposition exists, but those arguing for peace are vociferously shouted down in a way rarely seen in a country long proud of its spirited, democratic debate. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

    Dissent Quieted With Most Israelis Behind Gaza War

    JERUSALEM—Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the government’s conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders’ moralizing as hypocritical,... 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 Women Protest Deputy PMs No Laughter Quip

    ISTANBUL—Women in Turkey have taken to social media to protest against comments by the country’s deputy prime minister that “women should not laugh aloud in... Read more

  • Black smoke billows over the skyline as a fire at the oil depot for the airport rages out of control after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, in Tripoli, Libya Monday, July 28, 2014. The latest violence to plague the country has so far killed scores of people and wounded hundreds as foreigners flee the chaos. Libya's interim government said in a statement that the fire could trigger a "humanitarian and environmental disaster" in Tripoli, appealing for "international help" to extinguish the inferno. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ben Khalifa)

    Muslim Brotherhood Leader Backs Fight to Take Libya Airport

    CAIRO—The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood’s political arm in Libya says an attack by militias on the capital’s airport is a “legitimate” response to an... Read more

  • Poll Shows Erdogan Has 50 Percent of the Vote Before Turkey’s First Presidential Election

    ANKARA, Turkey—Turks are divided on how they feel about Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of his bid to become president in an upcoming election,... Read more

  • A Palestinian girl cries while receiving treatment for her injuries caused by an Israeli strike at a U.N. school in Jebaliya refugee camp,  at the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Several Israeli tank shells slammed into the crowded U.N. school used as shelter for refugees in the Gaza war early on Wednesday, a Palestinian health official and a U.N. official said. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Israel Declares Four-Hour Gaza Cease-Fire After Killing Dozens of Civilians

    JERUSALEM— The Israeli military has declared a four-hour cease-fire in some areas of the Gaza Strip, saying it’s for humanitarian reasons. The military says the... Read more

  • Iraq Sets Aside $429 Million for Residents Displaced by Militants

    BAGHDAD—Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says his government has allocated two installments of 500 billion dinars ($429 million) to assist citizens who have been internally... Read more

  • A Palestinian man carries a wounded girl at the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya after receiving treatment for her wounds caused by an Israeli strike at a U.N. school in Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Several Israeli tank shells slammed into the crowded U.N. school used as shelter for refugees in the Gaza war early on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Israel Shells UN School, Private Homes, Kills 55 Civilians in Gaza

    JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip—Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school Wednesday sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting, killing 15 and wounding 90 after... Read more

  • A section of an oil refinery is brought on a lorry to the Kawergosk Refinery, some 20 kilometres east of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on July 14, 2014. The International Energy Agency (IEA) said on July 11, that an offensive by jihadists in northern Iraq had cut output by 260,000 barrels a day in June to 3.17 million, after fighting forced the closure of the country's biggest refinery and slashed production from the giant Kirkuk field. (Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Bars Kurdish Oil From Entering Texas Port

    FORT WORTH, Texas—The U.S. has barred a shipment of Kurdish crude oil from reaching the Texas coast amid concerns independent oil sales from Kurdistan could... Read more

  • View of central Israel seen from Tel Aviv as an Iron Dome air defense system fires to intercept a rocket from the Gaza Strip, Israel, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza Thursday hitting hundreds of Hamas targets, as Palestinians reported more than a dozen of people killed in strikes that hit a home and a beachside cafe and Israel's missile defense system once again intercepted rockets fired by militants at the country's heartland. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

    US Lawmakers Try to Seal $225M Aid Package for Israel

    WASHINGTON—Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this... Read more

  • This Sunday July 6, 2014 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows weapons that SANA says were captured by Syrian government forces in the Sheikh Najjar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. Syrian government forces last week seized the Sheikh Najjar neighborhood and a key industrial area, allowing them to choke off rebel-held parts of Aleppo. Syrian troops advanced inside and near northern Aleppo on Monday in what appears to be an attempt to lay siege to rebel-held parts of the country's largest city, activist said Monday. (AP Photo/SANA)

    Syrian Rebels Detonate Tunnels, Kill 13

    BEIRUT—Insurgents fighting in Syria to oust President Bashar Assad detonated bomb-packed tunnels under buildings in the contested northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, killing at... Read more

  • Fighter Jet Crashes in Restive Eastern Libyan City

    CAIRO— A Libyan fighter jet has crashed in the restive eastern city of Benghazi amid fighting between Islamist-led militias and forces loyal to a renegade... Read more

  • An Afghan soldier stands guard during Eid al-Fitr prayers in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 28, 2014. Eid al-Fitr prayer marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.(AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

    Afghanistan President’s Cousin Killed by Suicide Bomber

    KABUL, Afghanistan—A cousin and close associate of outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated on Tuesday by a suicide bomber who hid his explosives under... Read more

  • Flames engulf the fuel tanks of the only power plant supplying electricity to the Gaza Strip after it was hit by overnight Israeli shelling, on July 29, 2014, in the south of Gaza City. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

    Israel Destroys Only Gaza Power Plant, Hamas Leader’s Home, TV Station

      GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Israel unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group’s control in... Read more

  • Palestinian relatives mourn in the morgue of Shifa hospital following an explosion killing 10 people Monday, nine of them children, in an explosion at park at Shati refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip, Monday, July 28, 2014. Israeli and Palestinian authorities traded blame over the attack and fighting in the Gaza war raged on despite a major Muslim holiday. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

    Hamas, Israel Trade Blame for Deaths of 9 Children in Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians — including... Read more

  • Iraqi displaced families, who fled violence in the northern city of Tal Afar, gather at Khazer refugee camp near the Kurdish checkpoint of Aski kalak, 40 km West of Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq on July 27, 2014. Thousands of Christians and other minorities have fled the northern city of Mosul and other areas after a jihadist onslaught led by Islamic State insurgents swept swathes of Iraq's north and west the month before. (Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)

    France Offers Asylum to Christians of North Iraq

    PARIS—France is ready to open its door to Christians from northern Iraq who were hounded out of their homes by extremist Islamic militants. France’s interior... Read more

  • Family and friends mourn over the grave of Captain Liad Lavi during his funeral in the military cemetery section in the village of Meitar, southern Israel, Monday, July 28, 2014. Lavi, 22, was injured during fighting in Gaza and died from his wounds two day later. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    9 Israeli Soldiers Killed in Gaza Attacks

    JERUSALEM—The Israeli military says nine soldiers have been killed in separate attacks in ongoing Gaza fighting. It says four soldiers were killed in a mortar... Read more

  • Axel Kicillof, Argentina's economy minister, addresses member of the news media after a negotiation session Wednesday July 30, 2014, in New York. Argentina officials and US bondholders met for the first time in hopes of preventing an Argentine default. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Stocks Fall in Argentina as Country Enters Default

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina—Stocks fell sharply in Argentina on Thursday as the country defaulted on its bills for the second time in 13 years, raising fears... Read more

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    Is Flying Scorpion in Mexico Real or False? Residents Report Being Attacked by Creature

    A creature is attacking residents in northern Mexico and residents are referring to it as a “flying scorpion.” Residents around Hermosillo, Sonora are calling the... Read more

  • An activist holds a banner that reads in Spanish "Homeland or vultures, be strong Argentina", during a demonstration in support of the government in their dispute over $1.5 billion with a U.S. hedge fund, known locally as "vulture funds",  in Buenos Aires, Argentina,  Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Argentina's economy minister leads a last-gasp effort Wednesday to strike a deal with U.S. creditors that would prevent the South American country from slipping into default. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

    Argentina Into Second Default as Debt Talks Fail

    NEW YORK—The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next... Read more

  • FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2014 file photo, surrounded by mask-wearing supporters of Venezuela's opposition, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, center, speaks to the media in Doral, Fla. Rubio and Gov. Rick Scott called for sanctions against Venezuela, as opponents of President Nicolas Maduro were staging countrywide protests. Amid escalating tensions with Venezuela, the U.S. State Department on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, announced sanctions against Venezuelan officials it said committed human rights abuses during the spring crackdown on anti-government protests.  (AP Photo/Javier Galeano, File)

    US Imposes Visa Ban on Venezuelan Officials

    CARACAS, Venezuela—Amid escalating tensions with Venezuela, the U.S. State Department on Wednesday announced a travel ban for officials of the socialist government it said committed... Read more

  • In this June 18, 2014, file photo, detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville,Texas. For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say U.S. law should be changed so they can be sent home quickly, without a deportation hearing. A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds two-thirds of Americans now say illegal immigration is a serious problem for the country, up 14 points since May and on par with concern about the issue in May 2010, when Arizona's passage of a strict anti-immigration measure brought the issue to national prominence.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)

    Border Control 2014 News: Many Americans Don’t Want to Grant Refugee States to Immigrants

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  • Back-dropped by a mural by Mexican painter David Alfaro Siqueiros, California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a press conference with U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Anthony Wayne, not seen,  at the Soumaya museum in Mexico City, Monday, July 28, 2014.  California's governor on Monday kicked off a three day visit to Mexico, where he will discuss immigration in separate meetings with President Enrique Pena Nieto and Central American diplomatic and religious leaders.(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

    Child Immigration Crisis Update: California Governor Says State Will Shelter More Children

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  • This Aug. 23, 2011 file photo shows office workers gathering on the sidewalk in downtown Washington after a 5.9 magnitude tremor shook the nation's capitol. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    6.3 Quake Shakes Mexico’s Gulf Coast

    VERACRUZ, Mexico—A strong earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no reports of damage or injury. The U.S. Geological Survey said... Read more

  • Some 2000 seized firearms await to be destroyed in Santo Domingo, on July 28, 2014. (Erika Santelices/AFP/Getty Images)

    Dominican Officials Destroy 2,000 Seized Guns

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic—Authorities destroyed roughly 2,000 firearms Monday and plan to use the mangled metal to build a monument promoting peace. The Dominican Republic’s... Read more

  • Journalists photograph Argentina's Finance Secretary Pablo Lopez in his car as he leaves a debt negotiation session in New York on Thursday, July 24, 2014. On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered around-the-clock negotiations aimed at averting a second debt default by Argentina in 13 years. Argentina's president said Wednesday that her country will not go into default because it has been paying debts to bondholders on time. (AP Photo)

    Argentina in Last Effort to Avert Default

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina—Argentina’s government said Monday it will make another effort to reach a deal with US. creditors ahead of a looming deadline that risks... Read more

  • Former Venezuelan general Hugo Carvajal arrives at the Queen Beatrix International Airport in Oranjestad, Aruba, on July 27, 2014, after being released by authorities. Aruba's government released Carvajal who was detained on US drug charges when he arrived to serve as his country's consul on the Dutch Caribbean island, sending him home Sunday night and defusing a diplomatic fight with its neighbor. (AP Photo/Pedro Famous Diaz)

    Venezuelan Gov’t Uses Threats to Release General Accused of Drug Trafficking

    CARACAS, Venezuela—U.S. officials said Monday they believe Venezuela used “threats” against Aruba to pressure it to release a powerful former general who is wanted by... Read more

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    Mexico Weather Update: Tropical Storm Hernan No Longer a Hurricane, Doesn’t Pose Danger to Mexico

    MIAMI— Hernan has weakened to a tropical storm far off Mexico’s Pacific coast. The storm had been a hurricane but posed no threat to land. Hernan’s maximum sustained... Read more

  • This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 02:00 PM EDT shows Tropical Storm Hernan south of the Baja Peninsula. This storm will continue to strengthen as it moves further away from land into the central Pacific. Monsoonal flow over the southwestern United States produces widespread rain showers and thunderstorms. High pressure over the Intermountain West brings mostly sunny skies. (AP PHOTO/Weather Underground)

    Hurricane Hernan Forms in Pacific Off Mexico

    MEXICO CITY—The storm Hernan strengthened into a category 1 hurricane far off Mexico’s western coast Sunday as it headed out into the Pacific Ocean and... 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

  • Karina Murray (L) and other volunteers raise awareness about responsible bystander intervention at the Dr. Wilbert Mcintyre Park in Edmonton on July 26, 2014. (Omid Ghoreishi/Epoch Times)

    Attack Victim Launches Campaign to Encourage ‘Bystander Intervention’

    EDMONTON—Karina Murray was walking home in the early hours of a Sunday morning last August after putting in a late shift at the Edmonton restaurant... Read more

  • CSIS head Richard Fadden waits to testify at the Commons public safety committee on Parliament Hill on July 5, 2010. The committee hearing was the only time Chinese espionage landed anywhere near the legislative agenda, when several MPs criticized Fadden for raising a red flag about Chinese espionage in Canada. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

    Chinese Hacking Barely Mentioned in Ottawa

    Chinese hackers are targeting Canadian firms and government offices with worrisome success but the issue has yet to become a serious policy consideration for any... Read more

  • Toronto Police Officer Faces Additional Charge in Yatim Shooting

    TORONTO—A Toronto police officer is facing an additional charge in relation to the shooting death of a teenager on a streetcar last summer, as his... Read more

  • RCMP Should Investigate Former Premier’s Flights: Alberta Opposition

    EDMONTON—Former Alberta premier Alison Redford is denying any personal wrongdoing associated with findings by the auditor general that passenger lists on government aircraft were altered... Read more

  • Prime Minster Stephen Harper makes a job training announcement at Northlands College in Air Ronge, Sask. on July 30, 2014. Harper reiterated his government's hard line against Hamas, saying it is solely responsible for the death and destruction in Gaza. (The Canadian Press/Matt Smith)

    Hamas Solely Responsible for Death, Destruction in Gaza, Harper Says

    OTTAWA—An unflinching Prime Minister Stephen Harper reiterated his government’s hard line on Wednesday on Hamas, Russia and Chinese cyber attacks. Harper said Hamas is solely... Read more

  • The BC Supreme Court has ruled that a ban on loyalty rewards points tied to prescriptions is harmful to the public interest. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Ban on Prescription Rewards Points Struck Down in BC

    The Supreme Court of British Columbia has struck down a set of bylaws that prohibited customers of pharmacies from earning loyalty rewards points on prescriptions... Read more

  • Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy speaks with the province's NDP leader Andrea Horwath in September 2011 in Thunder Bay. Beardy and other First Nations chiefs say aboriginal people in Ontario are prepared to lay down their lives to protect their traditional lands from any unwanted development. (The Canadian Press/Brent Linton)

    Ontario First Nations Will Lay Down Their Lives to Protect Lands: Chiefs

    TORONTO—Aboriginal people in Ontario are prepared to lay down their lives to protect their traditional lands from any unwanted development, a group of First Nations... Read more

  • The Zamperla Zoppe Jiocké Acrobatic Riders will display expert horsemanship as they perform acrobatics on horseback at the world-famous Shrine Circus, returning to Ottawa on Aug. 8–10, at the Ottawa R.A. Centre on Riverside Drive. (Festival Xpress)

    Shriners Bring Centuries of Circus Talent Back to Town

    OTTAWA—Circus acts are passed down generation after generation. It’s a trade children learn from their parents on the road, and something Ottawans can share in... Read more

  • Krista Strating competes in the North American Tree Climbing Championship in Pasadena, California, in April, where she won first place in the women's division. (International Society of Arboriculture)

    Tree Climbing? Yes, it’s a Sport

    Scaling a 40-foot rope and performing a simulated treetop rescue are some of the feats Canadian arborist Krista Strating will attempt at the International Tree... Read more

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    Canada’s Top R&D Organization Hacked by Chinese State-Sponsored Actor

    OTTAWA, Canada—Canada’s flagship research organization is rebuilding its computer network after it was breached by what the government is calling a highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored... Read more

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    Chinese Hackers Infiltrated Canada’s Gov’t Top R&D Organization

    TORONTO—Chinese hackers infiltrated the computer systems of Canada’s top research and development organization, the Canadian government said Tuesday. Canada’s Treasury Board said a “highly sophisticated... Read more

  • Yingyi Chen, a resident of Nanaimo, B.C., speaks at a rally outside the B.C. Legislature in Victoria on July 20, 2014, to mark the 15th anniversary of the launch of the persecution against Falun Gong in China on July 20, 1999. Chen’s mother and sister were repeatedly imprisoned and tortured for practicing Falun Gong. His mother was able to come to Canada in 2008, but his sister is currently in detention in China. (Epoch Times)

    Canadian Seeks Sister’s Release and End to Persecution

    Fifteen years ago the Chinese communist regime banned Falun Gong and started persecuting its adherents in China.  Here in Canada, it’s been nearly that many... Read more

  • Bail System Punishes Innocent People with Pretrial Detention: Report

    TORONTO—A new report says Canada’s bail system is set up to punish innocent people because of an increasing use of pretrial detention. The Canadian Civil... Read more

  • 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)

    More Crews Arrive as BC Braces For Another Round of Wildfires

    VANCOUVER—Another 153 firefighters from across Canada have arrived in British Columbia as the province braces for more hot, dry weather that could send the wildfire... Read more

  • 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)

    Chinese Man Living in Canada and Wanted in US is Denied Bail

    VANCOUVER—A Chinese citizen accused by U.S. authorities in a sophisticated hacking scheme to steal military secrets will remain jailed in Canada after a British Columbia... Read more

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

    BCE to Take Bell Aliant Private in $3.95 Billion Deal

    MONTREAL—Canada’s biggest telecom company, BCE Inc., is buying the stake in Bell Aliant that it doesn’t already own for $3.95 billion (Canadian) in cash and... Read more

  • 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)

    Great Lakes Cleanup Efforts Get New Funding

    In the ongoing effort to clean up the Great Lakes, the federal government is committing new funding worth $418,000 to four projects around the St... Read more

  • Loretta Saunders’ Uncle Lunges at Accused During Court Hearing

    HALIFAX—Four sheriffs had to restrain a man in Halifax provincial court Wednesday after he lunged in the direction of two people accused in the death... Read more

  • 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)

    Feds Criticized for Leaving Fracking Chemicals Off Pollutant List

    OTTAWA—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,... Read more

  • 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)

    BC First Nation Works to Preserve Historically Important Trees

    Culturally modified trees in British Columbia’s renowned Great Bear Rainforest will be better protected thanks to a new project that aims to improve the understanding... Read more

  • Indian woman, Meenabai Lembe, survivor of the landslide at Malin village in Pune district in the western state of Maharashtra, dips a biscuit into her tea as she recuperates at a government hospital in Manchar on July 31, 2014. Rescuers battled through heavy rains in a desperate search for victims of a landslide in western India that buried dozens of homes, with fears the death toll could reach 150. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

    41 Die in Landslide in India

      NEW DELHI—Forty-one people lost their lives and 150 are believed trapped under the debris of a landslide that devastated Malin village near the western... Read more

  • Indian villagers watch rescue operations at the site of a massive landslide in Malin village in Pune district of western Maharashtra state, India, Thursday, July 31, 2014. Two days of torrential rains triggered the landslide early Wednesday, killing more than two dozen people and trapping more than 150, authorities said. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

    Mudslide Buries Indian Village; at Least 30 Dead

    MALIN, India—Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an entire village in western... Read more

  • A mudslide surrounds a building in Malin village in Pune district the western Indian state of Maharashtra on July 30, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Indian Village Hit by Landslide; 150 May Be Trapped

    NEW DELHI—Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and possibly trapping more... Read more

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    Can Vending Machines Make Healthier Babies?

    On a trip to the state of Andhra Pradesh in 2011, Miniya Chatterji, an Indian-born former hedge fund manager, was shocked by the sorry state of... Read more

  • According to a study of almost 3,000 urban Bangalore residents, about four percent are addicted to their cellphones. India opened the nation's first treatment center for technology addiction in Bangalore in April to help the first generation of technology addicts.Photo taken January 30. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

    India Combats Technology Addiction With Treatment Center

    BANGALORE, India—India opened its first technology addiction treatment center in the southern city of Bangalore this spring to help technology addicts log out of their... Read more

  • 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.)

    Driver and 18 Children Killed When Train Hits Bus in India

    HYDERABAD, India—Eighteen children were killed Thursday when a train crashed into their school bus at an unmanned railroad crossing in southern India, police said. The... Read more

  • 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)

    India’s Celebrity Elephants Do Not Enjoy Celebrity Comfort

    THRISSUR, India—Outside the central temple of Thrissur, a town in the southern coastal state of Kerala, thousands gathered to feed some 60-70 elephants on July... Read more

  • 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)

    Startup Village in India Shows Path for Indian Innovation

    KOCHI, India—Jofin Joseph started a venture while in college in India, and got a taste of success. After proving to his family that he could... Read more

  • 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)

    Indian PM Modi to Meet President Obama in September

    NEW DELHI—India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet President Barack Obama in Washington in September during a visit aimed at restoring strained relations between... Read more

  • 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)

    Soccer Fans Go Wild on India’s West Coast

    KERALA, India—The World Cup has brought out the fervor of rabid soccer fans on India’s western coast, a region that is an island in a... Read more

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    Zohra Sehgal Dead: Indian Actress Dies at Age 102 Family Confirms; Tributes Pour in After Death

    Former Bollywood actress Zohra Sehgal has died at the age of 102. Sehgal was known as the Grand Old Lady of Bollywood, appearing in a... Read more

  • 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)

    Nurses Survive Iraq Insurgency

    KERALA, India—One week ago, Tincy Thomas was trapped in an Iraqi hospital with 45 other Indian nurses from Kerala. “We were tense. We kept praying... Read more

  • An Indian street child lies on a puddle of water along a road in New Delhi on June 16, 2013. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

    Indians Balk at $33 Million Statue in New Budget

    NEW DELHI— In a country grappling with poverty, sluggish growth and a daunting deficit, India’s new budget has set aside 2 billion rupees ($33 million)... Read more

  • 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)

    Build Smart From the Start: Making the Business Case for Energy-Saving Construction in India

    India is suffering from severe power outages this month. Power plants are running out coal and citizens are protesting in the street as their livelihoods... Read more

  • 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)

    46 Indian Nurses Stranded in Iraq Return Home

    NEW DELHI— Dozens of Indian nurses stranded in territory held by Islamic extremists in Iraq returned home to southern India on Saturday aboard a special... Read more

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    China Considers Rail Link Through Disputed Indo-Pakistani Territory

    NEW DELHI—The Chinese regime has commissioned a preliminary research study for building a controversial international rail link. It would connect China’s Xinjiang region to Gwadar... Read more

  • 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)

    Cell Phone Technology a Life Line for India’s Farmers

    NEW DELHI—In developing India, farmers are hungry for information. “Markets are demanding things and farmers don’t understand how they [can] cope with those demands. What... Read more

  • 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)

    India Complains About Alleged US Surveillance

    NEW DELHI—India summoned a U.S. diplomat on Wednesday and lodged an official complaint over reports that the U.S. National Security Agency snooped on new Prime... Read more

  • 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)

    Death Toll Rises to 42 in India Building Collapse

    NEW DELHI—Rescuers in India pulled another 13 bodies from the ruins of a collapsed building on Wednesday, bringing to 42 the death toll since the... Read more

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

    10 Reasons Why Your Next Vacation Should Be in India

    10. India is known for its breathtaking sights, exotic foods, rich culture and colorful dress. The diversity of the country makes it a journey that... Read more


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