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Yemen Civilians Shudder, Bristle Under Bombing Campaign

Mideast Yemen

SANAA, Yemen—Yemeni civilians shuddered in fear and bristled with anger under an intense Saudi-led bombing campaign against Shiite rebels on Tuesday, day six of fighting...




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    Global Q&A: ‘In your country, how can social, economic, and environmental well-being be better balanced?’

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  • Sandrine takes a photo of Hilarion Charlemagne as they rest on their way to the Greek-Macedonian border near the town of Evzonoi, Greece on Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Dalton Bennett)

    Migrants’ Newest Route to Europe Means an Epic Balkans Trek

    THESSALONIKI, Greece—Migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East take many routes to cross illegally into the European Union, and all are fraught with likely... Read more

  • escue workers inspect the debris from the Germanwings jet at the crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, France on March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Painstaking Recovery Mission at Treacherous Alps Crash Site

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France—The ravine echoes with helicopter rotors, the scrape of metal on stone, the rumble of sliding scree as the remnants of Germanwings Flight 9525... Read more

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, second left, Robert Malley, third left, of the US National Security Council, European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini, fourth left, Head of Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, second right, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, and others wait for a meeting on March 27, 2015 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski)

    Iran Nuke Talks Expand as Deadline for Deal Looms

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland—Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program picked up pace on Saturday with the foreign ministers of France and Germany joining U.S. Secretary of State John... Read more

  • Lynette Austin, known as "Captain Sam," poses with war victims, Shah Bibi Tarakhail, left, and Abdul Wahid, during a media event at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Los Angeles, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Nurse Reunited With Injured Afghan Children She Helped

    LOS ANGELES—The last time Lynette Austin saw the Afghan children, they were weak, wounded and broken. But when the nurse was reunited with them on... Read more

  • Secretary General of United Nations Ban Ki-moon, right, meets with Foreign Minister of Yemen Abubakr Al-Qirbi at U.N. headquarters during the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/David Karp)

    UN Chief: Negotiations Way to Prevent Long Yemen Conflict

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt— U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said negotiations are the only way to prevent a long-term conflict in Yemen. The U.N. chief made... Read more

  • US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko walk after their space suits were tested at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome late on March 27, 2015. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

    3 Astronauts to Blast Off for 1-year Trip to Space Station

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan—An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are to blast off early Saturday to begin a year away from Earth. Of the three-man team,... Read more

  • People hug as they pay tribute in front of a stele, carved in French, German, Spanish and English, in memory of the victims of the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash, in the small village of Le Vernet, French Alps, on March 27, 2015, near the site where an Airbus A320 crashed on March 24. (Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images)

    Parents of Germanwings Crash Victims Take Solace in Memories

    The parents of 37-year-old Robert Oliver, one of the three American citizens killed in the Germanwings crash, say they are finding solace in memories of... Read more

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    Pilot Suicide Crashes of Commercial Flights, Germanswings Wouldn’t Be the First

    The thought that a Germanwings pilot deliberately crashed a commercial plane into the Alps killing himself and 149 others is truly harrowing. French aviation investigators related on... Read more

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    Philippines Says China Cementing Claims to Disputed Islands With Hasty Construction

    MANILA, Philippines— The Philippines’ top diplomat says China has been rushing construction projects including massive land reclamations in the disputed South China Sea in hopes... Read more

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    Is the Fish You Buy Caught by Slaves?

    BENJINA, Indonesia—The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands... Read more

  • A French army helicopter heads to the Germanwings flight crash site near Seyne-les-Alpes, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, after the jetliner crashed Tuesday in the French Alps. French investigators cracked open the badly damaged black box of a German jetliner on Wednesday and sealed off the rugged Alpine crash site where 150 people died when their plane on a flight from Barcelona, Spain to Duesseldorf, Germany, slammed into a mountain. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

    Why Are We so Obsessed With Plane Crashes?

    Even though it’s much more statistically dangerous to drive to and from your local grocery store, plane crashes—when they do happen—tend to get major news... Read more

  • Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview, in New York. The founder of a heavily visited Wiki site about the prosecutions of U.S. star defendant Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend is bracing for a spike in traffic when Italy’s high court decides next Wednesday, March 25, 2015 whether to confirm the guilty verdicts against the former lovers in the 2007 murder of Knox’s British roommate. (AP/Mark Lennihan)

    Italy High Court Deciding Fate of ‘Very Worried’ Amanda Knox

    ROME— Italy’s high court began hearing the appeal of Amanda Knox’s murder conviction Wednesday as it considered the fate of the “very worried” American student... Read more

  • Mideast Yemen

    Officials Say Yemen President Flees Aden Home As Rebels Near

    SANAA, Yemen— Yemen’s embattled president fled his Aden home Wednesday for an undisclosed location as Shiite rebels neared his last refugee, five officials told The... Read more

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    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the United States will slow its military withdrawal from Afghanistan, maintaining 9,800 troops in the country through the end of... Read more


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