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  • A pedestrian accesses the internet on her mobile phone using the 'Namma Wi-Fi' hotspot on Mahatma Gandhi Road in Bangalore, India, on January 30, 2014. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

    World’s Longest Free Wi-Fi Zone in India

    The longest Wi-Fi zone in the world, accessible across 20 km (12.4 miles), is located in one of the backward states of India. The stretch... Read more

  • Ukrainian Protesters Agree to Deal on Defusing Crisis, Tweet German Officials

    KIEV, Ukraine—European officials say Ukrainian protesters have agreed to a deal with Ukraine’s president on defusing a deadly political crisis. Germany’s Foreign Ministry tweeted Friday... Read more

  • Inchdrewer Castle stands on high ground looking out over Banff to the North Sea. (Richard Paxman/Wikimedia)

    7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: Feb. 21

    Australia: Voices from the grave: songs from dying languages Fewer than a dozen people in the world speak the language in which Thomas Kungiung belts out... Read more

  • A ripped copy of Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl" picture book is shown by Shinjuku City Library Director Kotaro Fujimaki at the library in Tokyo Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Tokyo Libraries said on Friday that hundreds of copies of Anne Frank's diary and related books have been found vandalised across the city's libraries in the last month, sparking fears of an anti-Semitic motive. A total of 265 books in 31 libraries had been found damaged after the first damaged book was found in January, prompting a wider search. (AP Photo/Koji Ueda)

    265 Anne Frank Books Vandalized in Tokyo Libraries

    TOKYO— Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl” and scores of books about the young Holocaust victim have been vandalized in Tokyo public libraries... Read more

  • Prayers are held for victims who have died during anti-government protests with police, in Independence Square in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Feb. 20, 2014. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

    Key Events in Ukraine Protests

    Kyiv exploded in deadly violence this week, about three months after anti-government protests began peacefully. Here are key events that have shaped the unrest. Nov... Read more

  • South Korean Park Yang-gon (L) and his North Korean brother Park Yang Soo get emotional as they meet during a family reunion meeting in North Korea on Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Korea Pool, Park Hae-soo)

    Tearful Korean Family Reunions Begin, First Since 2010

    SEOUL, South Korea—The first reunions of North and South Koreans in more than three years came too late for 90-year-old Seo Jeong-suk. She died in... Read more

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    World News to the Point: Feb. 21

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  • Anti-government protesters man a barricade near Independence Square in Kyiv, Uraine, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/ Marko Drobnjakovic)

    The Roots and Global Power Play Behind Ukraine’s Violence

    KYIV, Ukraine—Ferocious street battles between protesters and police in the Ukrainian capital have left dozens dead and hundreds wounded in the past few days, raising... Read more

  • People watch a TV news report with images of Russia's Adelina Sotnikova, left, and South Korea's Yuna Kim about the result of the women's free skate figure skating final during the 2014 Winter Olympics, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. South Koreans still love Yuna Kim. The judges, however, are another matter. Kim, known as the "Queen" in South Korea, finished with the figure skating silver medal at the Sochi Olympics behind Adelina Sotnikova of Russia. That left many South Koreans furious over what they saw as questionable judging. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    One Olympics, Many Realities Depending on Where You’re Watching TV

    In Sweden, commentators have fun with Norway’s misfortunes. The Dutch can’t get enough of their speedskaters. Japan is so crazy about figure skating they show... Read more

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 file photo, homeless people hold yogurts as they leave a New Year's meal for the homeless organized by the municipality of Athens. Researchers have found new evidence that Greece’s financial crisis is taking a toll on the health of its citizens, including rising rates of HIV, tuberculosis, suicides and even infant deaths.  (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

    Greek Financial Crisis Tied to Worsening Health

    LONDON— Researchers say they have found new evidence that Greece’s financial crisis is taking a toll on the health of its citizens, including rising rates... Read more

  • A ripped copy of Anne Frank's "Diary of a Young Girl" picture book is shown by Shinjuku City Library Director Kotaro Fujimaki at the library in Tokyo Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Tokyo Libraries said on Friday that hundreds of copies of Anne Frank's diary and related books have been found vandalised across the city's libraries in the last month, sparking fears of an anti-Semitic motive. A total of 265 books in 31 libraries had been found damaged after the first damaged book was found in January, prompting a wider search. (AP Photo/Koji Ueda)

    250 Anne Frank Books Vandalized in Tokyo Libraries

    TOKYO— Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl” and scores of books about the young Holocaust victim have been vandalized in Tokyo public libraries... Read more

  • Tunisia: 11 Libyans Dead in Medical Plane Crash

    TUNIS, Tunisia— A medical flight from Libya crashed in a field near Tunis in the early hours of Friday morning, killing all 11 Libyans on... Read more

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    Ukraine Announces Caretaker Government, But No Calm Yet

    KIEV, Ukraine— Ukraine’s presidency said Friday that it has negotiated an international deal intended to end battles between police and protesters that have killed scores... Read more

  • Reports: RBS To Cut up to One-quarter of Workforce

    LONDON— U.K. media are reporting that taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland is set to cut up to one quarter of its workforce amid massive restructuring... Read more

  • Anti-government protesters carry a catapult, used for hurling petrol bombs, at a barricade in central Kiev, Ukraine, late Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the country's deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

    Shots Fired Near Ukraine Protest Square

    KIEV, Ukraine— Shots have been fired near the square in central Kiev where protesters are confronting the government. It is unclear where the shots are... Read more

  • 41 Flights Canceled in Frankfurt Airport Strike

    FRANKFURT, Germany— More than three dozen flights have been canceled at Germany’s largest airport after security personnel walked out to press their demand for higher... Read more

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    Swedish Princess Madeleine Gives Birth to Daughter in NYC

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Sweden’s Royal Palace says Princess Madeleine has given birth to a daughter in New York City — the first child for her and... Read more

  • Reza Berati ID’d as Asylum Seeker Dead After Manus Island Riot; From Iran

    Reza Berati has been identified as the asylum seeker left dead after the Manus Island riot. Berati’s remains will be sent back to his native... Read more

  • Canada's Marie-Philip Poulin bites her gold medal after scoring the winning goal in overtime to beat the USA 3-2 for the gold medal in women's hockey at the Sochi Winter Olympics Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 in Sochi. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

    Marie Philip Poulin Boyfriend? Does Canadian Hockey Star Have One?

    Marie Philip-Poulin won the gold medal game for the Canadians. Now fans are wondering whether the young hockey star has a boyfriend or not. From... Read more

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    Leeza Tracey Ormsby Case Update: Sydney Woman Claims Drugs Weren’t Hers

    Leeza Tracey Ormsby, the woman in the recent Bali drugs arrest, vehemently denied that the drugs belonged to her. Police watched Ormsby walk toward a... Read more

  • In this photo provided by the Spanish Defense Ministry, aid workers and doctors transfer Manuel Garcia Viejo, a Spanish priest who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone, from a military plane to an ambulance as he leaves the Torrejon de Ardoz military airbase, near Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. The Spanish priest who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has been flown back to Spain and taken to a Madrid hospital. Garcia Viejo, a medical director of the San Juan de Dios Hospital in the city of Lunsar in Sierra Leone, arrived on a medically equipped military plane shortly after 3 a.m. Monday. (AP Photo/Spanish Defense Ministry)

    Sierra Leone, Liberia Brace for New Ebola Cases

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone— Two of the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola were bracing for new caseloads on Monday after trying to outflank the... Read more

  • A baby pig sleeps in front of an ambulance used at the Connaught Hospital as part of their Ebola virus fleet, during a three-day lockdown to prevent the spread on the Ebola virus in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Volunteers going door to door during a three-day lockdown intended to combat Ebola in Sierra Leone say some residents are growing increasingly frustrated and complaining about food shortages. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)

    Dozens Flock to New Liberia Ebola Treatment Center

    MONROVIA, Liberia— Liberia’s largest Ebola treatment center is already handling 112 patients, a day after it opened, though not all of are confirmed to have... Read more

  • A rescue worker uses a chain saw as the search for survivors continues in the rubble of a collapsed building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    As Many as 115 Killed in Nigeria Building Collapse

    JOHANNESBURG—South Africa says a total of 115 people, including 84 South Africans, died in the Sept. 12 collapse of a building at a church complex... Read more

  • Empty streets are seen during a three-day lockdown to prevent the spread on the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Volunteers going door to door during a three-day lockdown intended to combat Ebola in Sierra Leone say some residents are growing increasingly frustrated and complaining about food shortages. (AP Photo/Michael Duff)

    Sierra Leone Concludes Nationwide Ebola Lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone—Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone’s capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final... Read more

  • An Egyptian opposition demonstrator sits at the top of a column watching a military helicopter fly by, as protesters (unseen) call for the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi outside the presidential palace in Cairo, on July 2, 2013. (Mahmud Khaled/AFP/Getty Images)

    Egyptian Military Helicopter Crashes, 6 Killed

    CAIRO—Egyptian state television says a military helicopter has crashed in an oasis province southwest of Cairo, killing six and wounding one. It said Sunday’s crash... Read more

  • Egyptian security forces and civilians gather near the scene after a roadside bomb went off on a busy street in downtown near the foreign ministry, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Security officials said the Sunday explosion targeted a police checkpoint near the back gate of the ministry building. Several people were wounded, and senior policemen killed said the officials. (AP Photo/Aly Hazzaa, El Shorouk)

    Roadside Bomb Kills 2 Policemen Near Egyptian Foreign Ministry

    CAIRO—A roadside bomb went off on Sunday on a busy downtown Cairo street near the Nile-side Egyptian Foreign Ministry, killing two senior policemen, the Interior... Read more

  • FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 file photo, heavy smoke rises after multiple large blasts rocked the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi has tens of thousands of security guards outside banks, restaurants, malls and homes - but they aren’t armed and when criminals or terrorists attack, they are often the first casualties. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

    Kenya Marks 1 Year Since Westgate Mall Attack

    NAIROBI, Kenya— Kenya is marking one year since four gunmen stormed the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, killing 67 people. A memorial plaque with names... Read more

  • Smokes rises from near the Yemeni Government TV building, background, during clashes between Sunni militiamen and Hawthi Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Hawthi fighters and militias and army units allied with the Muslim Brotherhood's Islah party battled in Sanaa for a third day Saturday in clashes that have shaken the Yemeni capital, killed over 120 people, and led to thousands fleeing their homes. The violence raises fears that this chronically unstable country could be dragged into the sort of sectarian conflicts that have plagued other nations in the region. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Yemen Sets Curfew as Fighting Roils Capital

    SANAA, Yemen—Yemen’s top security body imposed an overnight curfew in restive areas of the capital, Sanaa, on Saturday after Shiite rebels took over the state television building amid heavy... Read more

  • Police guard a roadblock as Sierra Leone government enforces a three day lock down on movement of all people in an attempt to fight the Ebola virus in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases with the entire West African nation locked down in their homes for three days in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease. (AP Photo/Michael Duff)

    Sierra Leone in Civil Chaos After Lockdown to Combat Ebola

      FREETOWN, Sierra Leone—Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims... Read more

  • Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi listens during an interview with The Associated Press at the presidential palace in Cairo, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. In his first interview with foreign media since taking office in June, el-Sissi has told AP he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic State group but says military action is not the only answer. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

    Egyptian Pres. El-Sissi Ready to Support Fight Against ISIS

    CAIRO—Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told The Associated Press on Saturday he is prepared to give whatever support is needed in the fight against the Islamic... Read more

  • South Sudanese soldiers secure a road near Juba's airport on August 26, 2014. (Samir Bol/AFP/Getty Images)

    South Sudan Mediators Condemn Renewed Gov’t, Rebel Troops Fighting

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—Mediators of the conflict in South Sudan say there is renewed fighting there between government and rebel troops. Seyoum Mesfin, the chairman of... Read more

  • Oscar Pistorius reacts in the dock as Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers her verdict during his murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday Sept. 11, 2014. Masipa ruled out a murder conviction for the double-amputee Olympian in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, but said he was negligent, raising the possibility he'll be convicted of culpable homicide. (AP Photo/Kim Ludbrook, Pool)

    Oscar Pistorius Trial: Columnist Says White People ‘Hungry for Blood’ of Pistorius

    Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide in the Reeva Steenkamp murder trial, and will be sentenced at a later date. Reactions to the... Read more

  • South Africa’s Murder Rate Saw 5 Percent Increase in 2013

    JOHANNESBURG—South Africa recorded about 17,000 murders in the year ending in March, reflecting a 5 percent increase over the previous year, police said Friday. While... Read more

  • International Criminal Court Again Delays Kenya President’s Trial

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands—The International Criminal Court has again delayed the trial of Kenya’s president, after prosecutors said they did not have a strong enough case... Read more

  • Ben Mulwa, 32, stands outside the bullet pocked Westgate Mall where he was shot in the leg during an attack by al-Shabab extremists a year ago September 21. (Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)

    One Year After Attack, Guards at Kenya’s Westgate Mall Still Unarmed

    NAIROBI, Kenya—David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi’s Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily armed terrorists attacked... Read more

  • Uganda's President Yoweri Museven attends a roundtable discussion with American and African business leaders at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, on August 7, 2014. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

    Uganda President Fires Prime Minister, a Potential Election Rival

    KAMPALA, Uganda—Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni fired his prime minister, a former ally who is widely expected to seek the presidency in elections in 2016, a... Read more

  • Nigeria Tried to Sneak $9.3 Million Cash Into South Africa to Buy Weapons

    JOHANNESBURG—A Nigerian watchdog group is demanding an international investigation into the Nigerian government for flying $9.3 million in cash to South Africa to buy weapons... Read more

  • A charity worker, center,  from the GOAL Ireland humanitarian agency, educates children on how to prevent and identify the Ebola virus in their communities at Freetown, Sierra Leone, Thursday,  Sept. 18, 2014. Shoppers crowded streets and markets in Sierra Leone's capital on Thursday stocking up for a three-day shutdown that authorities will hope will slow the spread of the Ebola outbreak that is accelerating across West Africa. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)

    Sierra Leone Begins 3-day Ebola Lockdown

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone— Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases with the entire... Read more

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    Cape Cobras vs Northern Knights Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Time for CLT 2014 Match

    The Cape Cobras are set to take on the Northern Knights in a Champions League Twenty20 match on Friday, September 19. The teams are set to... Read more

  • Mali's Prime minister Moussa Mara arrives aboard a UN helicopter to Kidal, on May 17, 2014 after around 30 civilians and soldiers went missing following clashes between separatist militants and the Malian army in the rebel-controlled northern city of Kidal. (Fabien Offner/AFP/Getty Images)

    Roadside Bombs Kills 4 UN Peacekeepers in Mali

    BAMAKO, Mali—A roadside bomb in northern Mali killed four U.N. peacekeepers and wounded three on Thursday, a spokesman said of the latest in a string... Read more

  • In this undated handout photo released by Pakistan's rangers, Maj. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar, right, walks with Prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan's army on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, named a new chief to head the country's premier intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate, which is also known by its acronym ISI. (AP Photo/Pakistan Rangers)

    Pakistan Names New Intelligence Chief

    ISLAMABAD—Pakistan’s military on Monday named a career army officer with experience of battling militants to head the country’s premier intelligence agency as Islamabad struggles to... Read more

  • Displaced flood victims cross a flood channel near a damaged foot bridge to reach their roadside camp on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Sept.17, 2014. The floods engulfed much of Kashmir two weeks ago, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless in both the Indian- and Pakistani-administered areas of the disputed territory. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Pakistani Rescuers Save 50,000 From Southern Floods

    ISLAMABAD—Pakistan’s disaster management agency said Saturday that rescuers with boats and helicopters had evacuated about 50,000 people from the country’s south after ragingfloods inundated more villages there. In a statement, Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Agency... Read more

  • New Zealand Prime Minister John Key waves as he makes a speech after winning the national election in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Key won an emphatic victory in New Zealand's general election to return for a third term in office, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the way Key's National Party has handled the economy. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Mark Mitchell)

    New Zealand PM John Key Wins 3rd Term in Office

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand—Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory Saturday in New Zealand’s general election to return for a third term, a result that... Read more

  • PAGASA: 3 Killed in Manila Floods

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Torrential monsoon rains worsened by a tropical storm flooded large swathes of the Philippine capital and nearby provinces Friday, leaving at least three... Read more

  • FILE - in this Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Malaysia Airlines planes taxi on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines has renamed a promotional competition asking people what activities and destinations are on their "bucket list" after acknowledging it was inappropriate given the two deadly disasters it has suffered this year. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin, File)

    Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Update: Hunt for MH370 to Start Again This Month

    SYDNEY (AP) — Crews will resume the underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the end of the month, and will begin the search in an... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014 file photo, Burger King employee Rumi Sekine shows the Kuro Diamond burger, right, and the Kuro Pearl burger at its Shibuya restaurant in Tokyo. The fast-food chain is offering customers an initially unappetizing experience as it launched two limited edition "Kuro" burgers with black buns, black sauce and black cheese on Friday. Kuro means black in Japanese. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    How Does Japan’s Black Burger Kuro Taste?

    TOKYO— The first Kuro, or black, burger had a black bun and sauce. Last year’s edition, the Kuro Ninja, added a slice of (non-black) bacon... Read more

  • Cambodia Police Arrest Three Thais With $7 Million Counterfeit US Cash

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—Cambodian police have arrested three Thai men whom they accused of carrying counterfeit U.S. $100 bills with a face value of $7.16 million... Read more

  • The Saltire, the flag of Scotland, flies above the Union flag in this file photo. A successful break from the United Kingdom by Scotland could alter the Union flag. (Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)

    United Kingdom Flag: If Scotland Referendum Goes Through, What Would Britain, Australia, New Zealand Flags Look Like?

    The United Kingdom flag is among those that could change if the Scottish Independence efforts succeed. The vote results are scheduled to be announced on... Read more

  • Three dead minke whales lie on the deck of the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru as it travels through the Southern Ocean, Jan. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Watters, Sea Shepherd Australia, File)

    International Whaling Commission Votes Against Japan’s Hunt

    PORTOROZ, Slovenia—An international whaling conference voted Thursday against Japan’s highly criticized plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan vowed to go... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands before a meeting in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Xi and Modi will hold talks aimed at boosting trade and Chinese investment even as their troops face-off along their disputed border in the Himalayas.  (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

    India, China Vow Cooperation and Increased Economic Ties Despite Frequent Border Skirmishes

    NEW DELHI—Indian and Chinese troops faced off along their Himalayan border on Thursday as the countries’ leaders held a rare meeting in New Delhi, promising... Read more

  • A woman walks by banners for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Asian Games Schedule: Basketball, Football, Cricket; Includes Gilas Philippines and India

    The Asian Games 2014 kicks off on Thursday and fans are wondering when the basketball, football, and cricket games will be. Check out the dates below... Read more

  • Workers install fireworks on the roof of the 17th Asian Games main stadium ahead of the opening ceremony in Incheon, west of Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. The games will be held in the South Korea's western city from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

    Asian Games 2014 Opening Ceremony: Time, Location, TV Schedule, Live Stream

    The 2014 Asian Games opening ceremony is set to kick off the games on Thursday night. The ceremony will start at 6 p.m. KST at... Read more

  • A Malaysia Airlines plane prepares to land at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur on August 27, 2014. (Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Update: 58 Objects Found on the Indian Ocean Floor

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared in March, has turned into one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time, but a recent report indicates... Read more

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    Ellen Adarna: Pictures of Filipino Actress From Esquire Photo Shoot Leaked

    Ellen Adarna has become a victim of a naked pictures hack and nude photos of the Filipino actress are circulating widely. The pictures were taken... Read more

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

    Pakistan Claims Airstrikes Kill 40 Taliban Fighters

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

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    Earthquake Today Near Guam: 7.1 Quake Hits Near Piti Village, Hagatna; No Tsunami (With Map)

    An earthquake struck today just off the island of Guam. The earthquake, which hit at about 4:30 p.m. ChST, was measured at 7.1 magnitude by... Read more

  • Chief of the Forensic Police Institute Pornchai Suteerakune updates reporters on the deaths of two British tourists who were found dead on a beach in Koh Tao, a popular diving destination in the Gulf of Thailand, in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Police on the scenic Thai resort island searched hotels and workers' residences Tuesday looking for clues into the slayings of the tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found on a beach a day earlier.(AP photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Thailand Conducts Autopsies on Slain Britons

    BANGKOK— Authorities in Thailand have conducted autopsies on two British tourists whose bludgeoned bodies were found on a scenic resort island this week. Police Maj... Read more

  • Government workers remove bloated carcasses of cows that died in the floods in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Health workers were scrambling Tuesday to manage a mounting health crisis nearly two weeks after massive flooding engulfed much of Kashmir, where they are treating cases of diarrhea, skin allergies and fungus as they hope the stagnant waters do not create conditions for more serious disease outbreaks. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Doctors: Foul Floodwaters Sicken People in Kashmir

    SRINAGAR, India— Doctors in the flood-ravaged Himalayan region of Kashmir said Wednesday that they were seeing outbreaks of gastroenteritis among people crowded into shelters after... Read more

  • Magnitude-6.7 Quake Shakes Guam; No Tsunami Threat

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

  • An estuarine crocodile better known as the saltwater or saltie, lies in the sun on the banks of the Adelaide river near Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory on Sept. 2, 2008. (Greg Wood/AFP/Getty Images)

    Wanpen Inyai: Thai Woman Commits Suicide-by-Crocodile

    Wanpen Inyai, a 65-year-old Thai woman, jumped into a crocodile pit to commit suicide, according to reports. The Bangkok Post reported that Wanpen, who was... Read more

  • Street musicians perform in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. A cease-fire was called on Sept. 5 but has been violated repeatedly. Negotiators from Ukraine, Russia, the rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe last week tried to further the peace process with an agreement calling for both sides to halt their advances and for pulling back heavy artillery in order to create a buffer zone. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Ukraine Reports Ceasefire Is Working

    KIEV, Ukraine—A cease-fire in east Ukraine is being upheld by both government troops and Russia-backed rebels, a senior Ukrainian official said Tuesday, in a first... Read more

  • Romania's then-Defense Minister Teodor Viorel Melescanu listens during a meeting with Afghan Defence Minister, Abdul Rahim Wardak at the defense ministry in Kabul, 02 December 2007. (assoud Hossaini/AFP/Getty Images)

    Romania’s Intelligence Chief Quits to Run for President

    BUCHAREST, Romania—The head of Romania’s foreign spy agency has resigned to run for president in the Nov. 2 election, fueling debate about the presence of... Read more

  • French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve delivers his speech during a press conference in Paris, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. France’s top security official says militants from the Islamic State group have threatened to kill civilians in the coalition of countries arrayed against the extremists. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says he is confident in the country’s security. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    France: IS has Threatened Coalition Civilians

    PARIS— France’s top security official says militants from the Islamic State group have threatened to kill civilians in the coalition of countries arrayed against the... Read more

  • Britain's Prince William (R) greets wellwishers on September 20, 2014 during his visit to Malta. Prince William took the place of his wife Kate for a visit to Malta this weekend because she is suffering from acute morning sickness. (Matthew Mirabelli/AFP/Getty Images)

    Prince William and Kate Baby Name: New Baby Expected to be a Girl, Will be Named Elizabeth or Margaret?

    Prince William and Kate Middleton believe that their new child will be a girl and want to name her Elizabeth, according to a new report... Read more

  • Anti-war protestors march in central Moscow on Sept. 21, 2014. Thousands of Russians marched to protest against the Kremlin's involvement in the Ukraine crisis, in the country's first major anti-war rally since fighting erupted in April. (Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images)

    Tens of Thousands March in Moscow Against Fighting in Ukraine

    MOSCOW—Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia’s alleged complicity in the conflict... Read more

  • Investigators examining a piece of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 plane crash near the village of Hrabove, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/ Dmitry Lovetsky, file)

    German Families Suing Ukraine Over Downing of Flight MH17

    BERLIN— A German lawyer says he plans to sue Ukraine for negligence in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17. Elmar M. Giemulla says he... Read more

  • A fighter of the Islamic State group waving their flag from inside a captured government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, File)

    Syria Blasts Coalition Against Islamic State

    DAMASCUS, Syria— Syria’s parliament speaker says the U.S. should work with Damascus in assembling a coalition to battle the Islamic State extremist group rather than... Read more

  • A firefighter observes a damaged office building after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and pro-Russian militants by halting their advances, pulling back heavy weapons and withdrawing foreign fighters. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Ukraine Says it Won’t Pull Back Troops Just Yet

    MOSCOW— A Ukrainian official says Kiev won’t pull back its troops until the previously agreed cease-fire is implemented. The cease-fire that was declared Sept. 5... Read more

  • US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (L) and Canadian Minister of Natural of Resources Greg Rickford talk to reporters after they signed a memorandum of understanding outlining 11 areas of cooperation in Ottawa, Canada, Sept. 18. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Canada and US Strengthen Energy Ties, Help Ukraine

    OTTAWA, Canada—Canada and the United States signed a memorandum of understanding this on Sept. 18 to tighten collaboration on energy. The heads of both countries’... Read more

  • NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) US Gen. Philip M. Breedlove (L), US Army Commander for International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Gen. John F. Campbell (C), and NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) Gen. Jean-Paul Palomeros (R) attend a NATO Military Committee Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

    NATO Chief: Ukraine Has Cease-Fire ‘in Name Only’

    VILNIUS, Lithuania—NATO’s top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russia militants fighting in the country’s east is a “cease-fire in name only,”... Read more

  • School pupils joke with each other as they leave a polling station, as anyone aged over 16 can vote in the Scottish independence referendum, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.  Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage with England that built an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-sided. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Scottish Teens Proud, Passionate About Voting

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  • A lone YES campaign supporter walks down a street in Edinburgh after the result of the Scottish independence referendum, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Stefan Rousseau)

    Scotland Decided: Experts React to No Vote

    In its independence referendum, Scotland voted to remain in the United Kingdom by 55-45%. Our panel looks at what happened, and where it leaves the... Read more

  • Local resident Luba Zikova cries in front of her damaged house after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. One person was killed by overnight shelling in a neighborhood in the north of the city, where fighting centered around the government-held airport has spilled over into residential areas. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

    Buffer Zone Agreed On in Ukrainian Peace Talks

      MINSK, Belarus—Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone between government troops and... Read more

  • Supporters of the No campaign for the Scottish independence referendum celebrate after the final result was announced at a No campaign event at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    On Scotland Vote, EU Officials Say ‘Bravo’

    BRUSSELS —European officials applauded the results of the referendum held in Scotland yesterday with 55 percent voting to stay with the UK and 45 percent... Read more

  • Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and NO campaigner in Scotland's Independence Referendum meets pupils at Kelty Primary school Kelty Scotland Friday Sept. 19, 2014.  Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.  But No does not mean a return to the status quo. The referendum led to promises of further powers for each of the four nations in the United Kingdom _ a pledge that will change the country forever.  (AP Photo/Garry F McHarg/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    William Wallace, Braveheart References Abound After Scottish Independence Vote

    William Wallace, the figure depicted in Braveheart, became referenced en masse amid the Scotland referendum vote. The referendum failed, with more “No” votes than “Yes”... Read more

  • French President Francois Hollande arrives for a press conference at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, France conducted its first airstrikes Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot that it controlled, Iraqi and French officials said. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    France Joins US Against Islamic State Over Iraq

    PARIS— France is back at America’s side in conducting military strikes in Iraq. More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush’s war against... Read more

  • President Barack Obama, right, meets with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    World War 3: Vladimir Putin Threatens Ukraine and Also Says Russia Could Invade Europe Within Two Days

    Things in Europe are heating up with threats made by Russia President Vladimir Putin to the Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko. In a private meeting also... Read more

  • A fan waves a Scottish national flag alongside others waving 'Estelada' flags, that symbolize Catalonia's independence during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Barcelona and Apoel at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Scotland ‘No’ Fails to Stop Catalan Secession Push

    BARCELONA, Spain— Scotland’s decision to stay within the United Kingdom cost separatists across Europe political momentum they could have gained for their own independence ambitions... Read more

  • Poland's Prime Minister-designate Ewa Kopacz arrives for the presentation of the ministers of her cabinet, in Warsaw  Poland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. The new Polish government will be sworn in on Monday Sept. 22. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Poland’s New PM Picks New Foreign Minister

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  • According to the Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Environment, the Government environmental policy protects the environment effectively, contributing to the economic recovery, job creation and innovation. (Photo provided by the Government of Spain)

    Spain Reduces CO2 Emissions With 15% and Reaffirms Kyoto

    MADRID—The Spanish government announced that its country has achieved a decrease of the emissions of greenhouse gases with 15%, due to the renewal of cars... Read more

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

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  • Anti-war protestors march in central Moscow on September 21, 2014. Thousands of Russians marched to protest against the Kremlin's involvement in the Ukraine crisis, in the country's first major anti-war rally since fighting erupted in April. (Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images)

    Russia Hopes Islamic State Distracts UN From Ukraine

    UNITED NATIONS—As world leaders gather at the U.N. this week, the U.S. and its European allies are consumed by efforts to blunt the savage advance... Read more

  • World News to the Point: Sept. 3, 2014. (Photos.com)

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  • Lima Peru: Janny Guillermo, 32, Pharmaceutical Technician: I believe that a well-balanced diet does not need supplements. Although there are cases when a person is in a special state, such as: pregnancy, stressful situations, or doing intensive workouts, et cetera, they do need dietary supplementbecause they are not getting enough vitamins so the requirement is greater.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    NATO Head: Threats From Russia, Islamic State

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

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

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

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

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  • Jamaican Bob Marley, who has spearheaded the movement of Reggae, the popular music of Jamaica, is seen here in 1981. (AP Photo/HO)

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  • World News to the Point: Sept. 10, 2014. (Photos.com)

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  • The UN Security Council in session during a meeting at the United Nations in New York, April 13, 2009. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

    UN Resolution Hopes to Prevent Foreign Fighters to Join Terrorist Groups

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  • World News to the Point: Sept. 8, 2014. (Photos.com)

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  • A file photo of an Iranian woman paying a female taxi driver in a women-only cab at the end of her trip in the capital Tehran (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

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    WHO Report Maps Global Suicide Problem for the First Time

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  • Rudy Gay of the US, tries to dunk during the Group C Basketball World Cup match against Ukraine, in Bilbao, northern Spain, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

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  • World News to the Point: Sept. 8, 2014. (Photos.com)

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  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Islamic revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini's death, at his mausoleum in a suburb of Tehran on June 3, 2014. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • A Hawthi Shiite rebel holds his rifle while guarding a checkpoint on a street leading to the state television building in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Yemen's top security body imposed an overnight curfew in restive areas of the capital, Sanaa, on Saturday after Shiite rebels took over the state television building amid heavy clashes and the U.N. envoy to the country signaled that a deal had been reached to end the violence. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Shiite Hawthi Rebels in Yemen Rout Sunni General’s Forces, Capture Captial

    SANAA, Yemen—Heavily armed Yemeni Shiite militiamen took over the headquarters and house of a powerful army general allied to Sunni Islamists on Monday and set... Read more

  • In this undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State group, march in Raqqa, Syria. The Islamic State group will likely take center stage when more than 140 heads of state of government convene for the U.N. General Assembly the week of Sept. 22. (AP Photo/File)

    Islamic State Group Calls for Attacking Civilians

    BEIRUT—The Islamic State group’s spokesman said its fighters are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition, casting it as a historic clash between Muslims and... Read more

  • Two French Rafale fighter planes take part in the annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris. France has joined the U.S. in launching airstrikes against Islamic State militants. (Franck Pennant/AFP/Getty Images)

    Airstrikes Will Not Stop Islamic State, Says Ex-British PM Tony Blair

    LONDON—Western powers must be ready to commit ground forces to the fight against militants from the Islamic State group because airstrikes alone won’t defeat these... Read more

  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shake hands before a meeting at the Waldorf Astoria in New York Sunday Sept. 21, 2014.  (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

    Kerry: US Looking for Help From Turkey Against IS

    WASHINGTON— Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States is expecting that Turkey will step up in the fight against the Islamic State group... Read more

  • File - In this Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, Khaled Mashaal leader of the Palestinian Islamic militant movement Hamas, that has governed Gaza since a 2007 takeover, speaks during a speech held in Katara in Doha, Qatar. It's a busy week in Mideast diplomacy, book-ended by the launch of Israel-Hamas talks about a border deal for blockaded Gaza and the Palestinian president's U.N. speech scheduled for Friday, Sept, 26, 2014, about a new strategy for dealing with Israel. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal, File)

    Palestinian Reconciliation Talks Begin in Egypt

    CAIRO— Egyptian security officials say rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have begun reconciliation talks in Cairo ahead of negotiations with Israel on cementing the... Read more

  • A few people are seen during a three-day lockdown to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Volunteers going door to door during a three-day lockdown intended to combat Ebola in Sierra Leone say some residents are growing increasingly frustrated and complaining about food shortages. (AP Photo/Michael Duff)

    Has Sierra Leone Shutdown Slowed Ebola’s Spread?

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone— Life is returning to normal in the capital of Sierra Leone after an unprecedented three-day lockdown during which officials said more 1... Read more

  • Turkish soldiers stand guard as Syrian refugees gather at the border in Suruc, Turkey, late Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria in the past 48 hours.(AP Photo)

    Some 130,000 Syrians Reach Turkey, Fleeing IS

    ANKARA, Turkey— The number of Syrian refugees who have reached Turkey in the past four days after fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants now... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a joint news conference with his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad.  With little more than two months to deadline, Iran and six world powers on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014,  launched a fresh effort at narrowing stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief.  (AP Photo/Ahmed Saad, Pool)

    US Secretary of State Kerry Meets Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on Atomic Activities

    UNITED NATIONS—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry emerged from talks Sunday with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif, saying Washington was intent on advancing negotiations... Read more

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    UN Ambassador: Others Ready to Fight Islamic State

    WASHINGTON—The United States’ ambassador to the United Nations says other nations are pledging support for the fight against Islamic State group militants. But Ambassador Samantha... Read more

  • US Secratery of State John Kerry (2L) and other atendees wait for the start of a Gulf Cooperation Council and Regional Partners meeting at King Abdulaziz International Airports Royal Terminal on Sept. 11, 2014, in Jeddah. Kerry pressed key Arab states to support an expanded American military campaign against Islamic State jihadists including US air strikes in Syria. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Arab Nations Need to Help in Iraq, Says US Gen. Dempsey

    ZAGREB, Croatia—The U.S.-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously,... Read more

  • Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah (L) and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai stand together after signing a power-sharing agreement at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on Sept. 21, 2014. Afghanistan's two rival presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sept. 21, ending a prolonged stand-off over disputed election results at a pivotal moment in the war-weary nation's history. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)

    New Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai Selected, Ending Months of Wrangling

    KABUL, Afghanistan—Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan’s election commission named a new president on Sunday only hours after the two leading candidates signed a power-sharing... Read more

  • Smokes rises from an area due to clashes between Sunni militiamen and Hawthi Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Yemen's top security body imposed an overnight curfew in restive areas of the capital, Sanaa, on Saturday after Shiite rebels took over the state television building amid heavy clashes and the U.N. envoy to the country signaled that a deal had been reached to end the violence. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Yemeni PM Resigns as Rebels Seize Major Gov’t Installations: State Media

    SANAA, Yemen—Yemeni state media announced the resignation of the country’s prime minister Sunday but the president’s office denied that it had received any such request,... Read more

  • Turkish soldiers stand guard as Syrian refugees gather at the border in Suruc, Turkey, late Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria in the past 48 hours.(AP Photo)

    Syria Refugee Flood to Turkey Hits 100,000

      KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey—The 19-year-old Kurdish militant, who has been fighting the Islamic State group in Syria, brought his family across the border into Turkey... Read more

  • Smoke and dust rise after an Israeli strike hits in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. The latest strikes came as Egypt urged Israel and Hamas to resume indirect talks on a permanent cease-fire, based on an Egyptian proposal for a new border deal for blockaded Gaza. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

    What Do Israelis and Palestinians See as Smoke Clears in Gaza? Talks This Week

    RAMALLAH, West Bank—Egypt will host a brief round of indirect talks this week between Israelis and Palestinians on a sustained Gaza cease-fire deal, as well... Read more

  • Turkey: We’ll Keep Secret Behind Hostage Release

    ANKARA, Turkey— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his government will not reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people... Read more

  • A fighter of the Islamic State group waving their flag from inside a captured government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, File)

    Syria Blasts Coalition Against Islamic State

    DAMASCUS, Syria— Syria’s parliament speaker says the U.S. should work with Damascus in assembling a coalition to battle the Islamic State extremist group rather than... Read more

  • Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi

    An Interview With Egyptian President El-Sissi: Defends Ouster

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  • FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, from left, speaks as Afghan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdullah Abdullah listen during a joint press conference in Kabul. Afghanistan's two presidential candidates were set to a sign a power-sharing deal on national TV on Sunday, three months after a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of U.S. and foreign troops. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

    US Applauds Afghan Power-sharing Agreement

    WASHINGTON— The Obama administration is applauding the power-sharing deal signed by Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates. The agreement resolves a drawn-out dispute that threatened to plunge... Read more

  • UN: 70,000 Syrians Escape Fighting to Turkey

    BERLIN— The U.N. refugee agency says some 70,000 Syrians have crossed into Turkey in the past 24 hours to escape fighting between Kurdish forces and... Read more

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  • In this Sept. 19, 2014 photo, a military helicopter flies over the VRAEM region, in Pichari, Peru. The region in the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro River Valleys, or VRAEM, is the world's No. 1 coca-growing region. Security forces destroyed in the last two weeks more than 50 clandestine airstrips used by drug traffickers in the biggest offensive that seeks to combat the intense drug airlift to Bolivia. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    AP Photos: Dynamite Doesn’t Stop Peru Narcos

    PICHARI, Peru— The dynamiting of clandestine airstrips by Peruvian security forces in the world’s No. 1 coca-growing valley cuts into profits but hardly discourages cocaine... Read more

  • View of a pool of water with sulfuric acid that is used to extract copper stones inside the "Buena Vista" copper mine, in Cananea community, Sonora state, Mexico on August 13, 2014, from which five days ago 40 thousand cubic meters of sulfuric acid leaked, seriously polluting the Sonora river. The chemical caused an orange stain along a 60-kilometer (37-mile) stretch of the river bordered by the towns of Arizpe, Banamichi, Vabiacora, Aconchi, Cananea, Ures and Hermosillo. More than twenty thousand people still remain without drinking water. (Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

    Western Mexico State Reports New Copper Mine Toxic Spill

    HERMOSILLO, Mexico—Authorities in northern Mexico have issued a new alert of a toxic spill in the Sonora River basin from a copper mine operated by... Read more

  • Ivan Simonovis, former Caracas police chief (L) waves to the media from the balcony of his home, accompanied by his daughter Ivana (C) and wife Bony, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Simonovis whose decade-long imprisonment had rallied Venezuela’s opposition has been released from jail on humanitarian grounds to continue serving a 30-year sentence at home. Simonovis had been jailed since 2004 in connection with the death of pro-government protesters who had rushed to the defense of then-President Hugo Chavez during a failed coup attempt two years earlier. In 2009, he was convicted of aggravated murder. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

    Jailed Venezuelan Police Chief Ivan Simonovis Freed to Serve 30-Year Sentence at Home

    CARACAS, Venezuela—A former Caracas police chief whose decade-long imprisonment had rallied Venezuela’s opposition has been released from jail on humanitarian grounds to continue serving a... Read more

  • A picture from the hoax website that shows part of the headline and a made up picture, claiming that Jose Jose died.

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  • A 'Citi' sign is displayed outside Citigroup Center near Citibank headquarters in Manhattan. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Federal Appeals Judge: Argentina’s Bullying a Bank

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  • Argentine President Cristina Fernandez (R) speaks with Economy Minister Axel Kicillof during the ceremony for the 160th anniversary of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Argentina's government is proposing to change the way it pays holders of the country's debt, shifting it out of the US financial and legal systems as a way to end the default triggered by a legal battle with US investors. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

    Argentina Approves Price Control Law

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  • In this Sept. 15, 2014, photo a woman who did not want to give her name for fear of reprisals, lays out the clothes of her late 15-year-old daughter Erika Gomez Gonzalez, on a bed at her home in Arcelia, Mexico. The woman says she witnessed her child's death when army soldiers fired first at an armed group at a grain warehouse on June 30 in the town of San Pedro Limon, Mexico. She said one man died in the initial shootout, when the rest of the gunmen surrendered on the promise they would not be hurt. She recalls that her daughter, who was face down in the ground with a bullet in her leg, was rolled over while she was still alive and shot more than half a dozen times in the chest. The mother said she arrived to the warehouse the day before the shooting, in an attempt to take her daughter home, but gang members wouldn't let her. (AP Photo/Eduardo Castillo)

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

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  • Bolivian President and President pro tempore of the G77 + China, Evo Morales (L), and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro raise their fists during G77+China summit in Santa Cruz, Bolivia on June 15, 2014. The UN sponsored event calling for a fairer new world economic order meets on its final day to draft a global anti-poverty agenda. (Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • In this Aug. 24, 2014 photo, Vieira a Guarani indian gets a view of the Mare slum, next to a dream catcher hanging from the roof, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Some 5,000 indians from across Brazil live in Rio's favelas, where many of them fight to keep their traditions alive amidst grinding poverty and rampant violence. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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  • Winds blow palm trees on the beach in Los Cabos, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Hurricane Odile turned into a Category 4 hurricane and slammed Mexico's Baja California peninsula Monday. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

    Hurricane Odile Spreads Destruction up Mexico’s Baja Peninsula

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

    Hurricane Odile in Baja Slams Baja California

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

  • This satellite image provided by NOAA shows category four Hurricane Odile taken at 5:45 a.m. EDT Sunday Sept. 14, 2014. The rapidly strengthening Hurricane Odile intensified Saturday night and appeared headed for a possible close brush with the southern end of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. At 5 a.m. EDT Odile had maximum sustained winds of 135 mph and was moving north-northwest at 15 mph. (AP Photo/NOAA)

    Stronger Hurricane Odile Aims at Mexico’s Baja

    MEXICO CITY— Rapidly strengthening Hurricane Odile further intensified before dawn Sunday and was swirling over the Pacific as a major storm toward an expected close... Read more

  • Challenges when negotiating in Spain and Latin America. (iStock/Getty Images)

    Challenges for Negotiators in Spanish Speaking Countries

    BUENOS AIRES—According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), problems are afflicting many countries in Latin America when it comes to doing business. Corruption, taxes, and... Read more

  • A supporter of the Lebanese opposition takes a picture of a poster with Arabic writing showing Hezbollah secretary general Hassan Nasrallah (C) "The fulfilled promise," former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez (L) "Symbol of international resistance," and former Egyptian President and Arab leader Jamal Abdel Nasser (R) "Ignited the light of freedom" plastered in downtown Beirut, late Dec. 7, 2006. (Ramzi Haidar/AFP/Getty Images)

    Former State Department Official: Terror Groups in Venezuela Planning to Attack US

    Rumors that ISIL terrorists plan to attack the United States through Mexico have been spread recently, even by members of Congress. While experts say an... Read more

  • A government supporter watches members of the lower House discuss a bill at Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    Argentina’s Congress Passes Debt Restructuring Law

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— Argentina’s Congress has approved a bill to restructure the country’s debt and sidestep a U.S. ruling that recently pushed it into default... Read more

  • US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (L) and Canadian Minister of Natural of Resources Greg Rickford talk to reporters after they signed a memorandum of understanding outlining 11 areas of cooperation in Ottawa, Canada, Sept. 18. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Canada and US Strengthen Energy Ties, Help Ukraine

    OTTAWA, Canada—Canada and the United States signed a memorandum of understanding this on Sept. 18 to tighten collaboration on energy. The heads of both countries’... Read more

  • FILE - This July 15, 2014 file photo shows Mayor Rob Ford in Toronto on July 15, 2014.  Ford has withdrawn his re-election bid for mayor, Friday, Sept. 12, 2104,  as he seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen and his brother has registered to run his in place.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

    Rob Ford: Mayor Releases Audio Statement from Hospital After Cancer Diagnosis

    TORONTO (AP) — A rough-sounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has released an audio statement just hours before he begins aggressive chemotherapy. In the statement, Ford urged people Thursday to support... Read more

  • Mayor Rob Ford's brother, Doug Ford, arrives at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Later in the day, Mayor Ford's doctor said he is suffering from a rare and difficult cancer that will require aggressive chemotherapy. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Releases Audio Statement From Hospital

    TORONTO—Just hours before he begins aggressive chemotherapy for a rare and difficult-to-beat cancer, a rough-sounding Toronto Mayor Rob Ford released an audio statement from his... Read more

  • This 2004 file photo shows a Falun Gong adherent standing near the hut and signs erected outside the Vancouver Chinese consulate to protest the brutal treatment of fellow adherents in China. The Vancouver Falun Gong have launched a court challenge to have a street bylaw ruled unconstitutional in the hopes of resuming their round-the-clock vigil outside the consulate. (Epoch Times)

    Falun Gong Fight for Right to ‘Effective’ Protest at Vancouver Chinese Consulate

    Vancouver Falun Gong practitioners are back in the B.C. Supreme Court this week to have what they deem an unfair bylaw ruled unconstitutional in the... Read more

  • A passenger walks past a high-speed train at a railway station in Nanjing in eastern China. China used controversial industrial policies that are exempt from Canada's new investment deal with China to force foreign firms to share intellectual property and know-how. This helped push China's domestic train industry to become globally competitive. (AP Photo)

    FIPA Signed, but Questions Linger

    OTTAWA—The deal is done, but what does it really mean? Last Friday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet quietly ratified the Canada-China foreign investment promotion and... Read more

  • Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz speaks in Drummondville, Que., on Sept. 16, 2014. The central bank is reinforcing its hands-off position when it comes to influencing the Canadian dollar. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

    Bank of Canada’s Job Not to Control Currency: Poloz

    DRUMMONDVILLE, Que.—The Bank of Canada vowed to continue taking a hands-off approach to influencing the Canadian dollar, saying it can’t replace markets in determining the... Read more

  • Green Party leader Elizabeth May outlines her opposition to the Canada-China investment deal at a press conference on Parliament Hill on Sept. 12, 2014. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    FIPA Unique Among Investment Deals, Says Expert

    OTTAWA—The Harper government’s ratification of the Canada-China investment treaty last Friday sets a number of precedents in an agreement one expert says is unlike any... Read more

  • The Canadian Real Estate Association forecasts sales to increase for Canada as a whole in 2014. However, Quebec and the Maritime provinces are expected to see declines. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

    CREA Raises Home Sales Forecast, August Sales Up

    OTTAWA—The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) raised its home sales forecast Sept. 15 on the back of stronger-than-expected sales in recent months following a slow... Read more

  • A New Peace? End of BC Teachers’ Strike in Sight

    VANCOUVER—British Columbia’s long-warring government and teachers’ union have made unprecedented educational labour peace with a six-year collective agreement wrought through months of embittered strike action... Read more

  • Mulcair Against ‘Non Combat’ Deployment of Canadian Commandos in Iraq

    OTTAWA—New Democrats are refusing to back Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decision to send special forces commandos into northern Iraq.  NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says it’s... Read more

  • Doug Ford is followed by reporters as he arrives at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto Sept. 17, 2014. His brother, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, has been diagnosed with a rare cancer and will undergo chemotherapy. (The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

    Rob Ford Diagnosed With Rare Cancer; To Undergo Chemotherapy

    TORONTO—Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with malignant liposarcoma—a rare cancer in which cancer cells are found in soft tissue in the body.  Dr... Read more

  • Health workers load the body of a woman they suspect died from the Ebola virus onto a truck in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 10, 2014. Canada is donating personal protective equipment worth $2.5 million to help in the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

    Canada Donates Protective Equipment to Combat Ebola Spread

    Ottawa has announced it is giving personal protective equipment worth $2.5 million to the World Health Organization to help in the global response to the... Read more

  • Spring tulips adorn Parliament Hill during the annual Canadian Tulip Festival held in May each year in Ottawa. The festival has been named the top Canadian event for 2015 and one of the top 100 events for all of Canada and the U.S. by a major North American travel association. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Canadian Tulip Festival Named Number One Event

    The iconic Canadian Tulip Festival has been declared Canada’s number one event of the year for 2015 and one of the top 100 events for... Read more

  • Doug Ford arrives at Humber River Hospital, Thursday Sept. 11, 2014, in Toronto, where his brother Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is undergoing tests to determine the nature of a tumor he has been diagnosed with after seeking treatment for abdominal pain. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

    Rob Ford’s Brother to Run for Toronto Mayor as Ford Withdraws Re-election Bid

      TORONTO—Ailing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s dramatic decision to drop his re-election bid opened a new chapter in the saga, as his tough-talking but less... Read more

  • A mother jogs in a park while pushing a pram. Women living in areas with lots of green space have better birth outcomes, according to new research. (Jens-Ulrich Koch/AFP/Getty Images)

    Higher Birth Weights Found in Areas with More Green Space: Study

    Women who live in neighbourhoods with an abundance of green space are more likely to deliver full-term babies with higher birth weights, according to new... Read more

  • (L-R) Choose Humanity's lawyer Joel Etienne; Rabbi Reuven Bulka; Rev. Majed El Shafie, founder of One Free World International; Sanderson Layng, president of the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness; and Choose Humanity spokesperson Joel Chipkar hold a press conference in Toronto on Sept. 9, 2014. (Allen Zhou/Epoch Times)

    Investigate Source of Bodies in Exhibition, Rights Group Urges

    A Toronto-based human rights group is calling for an investigation into the source of bodies used in an exhibition called “Bodies Revealed” currently showing in... Read more

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, center, shakes hands with former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson at City Hall in Toronto on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Tyson is in Toronto performing his one-man show "Undisputed Truth" at the Air Canada Centre. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

    Rob Ford Tumor: Toronto Mayor in Hospital; No Cancer Diagnosis

    Rob Ford, the Toronto mayor, is reportedly in the hospital with a tumor. According to CNW, Ford went to Humber River Hospital and complained of... Read more

  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, center, shakes hands with former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson at City Hall in Toronto on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Tyson is in Toronto performing his one-man show "Undisputed Truth" at the Air Canada Centre. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

    Mike Tyson Profane Interview in Canada: Former Boxer Rants Against TV Host

    TORONTO—Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson directed an expletive-filled rant at a Canadian television anchor in a live interview after the host brought up Tyson’s conviction for sexual assault. CP24... Read more

  • Prison Watchdog Says Half of Jail Suicides Are in Segregation, Urges Action

    OTTAWA—The federal prison watchdog says Corrections Canada must stop isolating mentally ill, suicidal or self-harming prisoners, saying inmates in segregation units are all too easily... Read more

  • No Element of Canada’s New Prostitution Law Should Target Women, Advocates Say

    OTTAWA—No element of a proposed new prostitution law should criminalize prostitutes themselves, a coalition of women’s groups said Wednesday. An amendment to Bill C-36 which... Read more

  • Kashmiri residents cross a flooded neighborhood by boat in the outskirts of Srinagar on September 5, 2014. (Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images)

    Monsoon Rains Cause Landslides In Northeast India

      GAUHATI, India—Heavy rains in parts of northeastern India triggered landslides and flash floods, killing at least seven people, officials said Monday. A senior police... Read more

  • KKR vs Lahore Lions Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Start Time for Kolkata Knight Riders CLT20 Match

    The Kolkata Knight Riders take on the Lahore Lions in the Champions League T20 tournament on Sunday. The match at the Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad... Read more

  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping (L) speaks at joint press conference with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Sept. 18. India’s prime minister expressed concern about incidents on the two countries’ disputed border, as a standoff between troops at the frontier overshadowed key talks. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)

    What China Doesn’t Want You to Know About Its Border With India

    NEW DELHI—On Thursday night, Chinese troops withdrew from Indian territory in Ladakh, a northern region on the border with China. This happened just after Indian... Read more

  • “Forest Man”—The Man Who Planted a Forest in India

    In 2012 we shared the story of Jadav Payeng, a man who single-handedly and with dogged determination planted an entire forest in Assam. Now, you... Read more

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    KXIP vs Barbados Tridents Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Start Time, Squads for Kings XI Punjab CLT20 Match

    The Kings XI Punjab take on the Barbados Tridents on Saturday, September 20 in the Champions League Twenty20. The cricket match is slated to start... Read more

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    Dolphins vs Scorchers CLT20 Cricket: Live Stream, TV Channel, Time, Squads for Sunfoil-Perth

    The Perth Scorchers are set to take on the Sunfoil Dolphins on Saturday in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament. The match at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2014 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in Tokyo. The White House says President Barack Obama will welcome India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi to the White House for a Sept. 29-30 visit aimed at repairing frayed relations between their countries.  (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

    PM Narendra Modi Says Al-Qaeda Holds No Appeal for Indian Muslims

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    Cape Cobras vs Northern Knights Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Time for CLT 2014 Match

    The Cape Cobras are set to take on the Northern Knights in a Champions League Twenty20 match on Friday, September 19. The teams are set to... Read more

  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping (L) speaks at joint press conference with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Sept. 18. India’s prime minister expressed concern about incidents on the two countries’ disputed border, as a standoff between troops at the frontier overshadowed key talks. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)

    Leaders of China, India Talk as Border Face-Off Intensifies

    NEW DELHI—According to Indian media, 1,000 Chinese soldiers transgressed over 2 miles inside Indian territory Wednesday, just hours into Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s three-day visit... Read more

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    KXIP vs Hobart Hurricanes Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Time, Squads for Kings XI Punjab CLT20 Game

    The Kings XI Punjab are set to take on the Hobart Hurricanes in a Champions League Twenty20 match on Thursday, September 18. The match at Punjab Cricket... Read more

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2nd-L) and Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping (R) walk on the Sabarmati River front in Ahmadabad, India, on Sept. 17, 2014. Xi is on a three day visit aimed at improving ties and investment with India. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

    Chinese Leader Visits India in Bid to Warm Ties

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    KKR vs CSK 2014 Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Time, Squads, Highlights for Kolkata Knight Riders-Chennai Super Kings CLT20

    The Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings kick off the Champions League Twenty20 main draw on Wednesday, September 17. The teams will face off at Rajiv... Read more

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    Champions League T20 Schedule and Groups: Updated CLT20 Information; Mumbai Indians Eliminated

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    Mumbai Indians (MI) vs Northern Knights CLT20 Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Time, Date, Squads for Qualifying Match

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    Lahore Lions vs Southern Express Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Time, Squads for CLT20 Match

    The Lahore Lions are set to take on the Southern Express on Tuesday, September 16 in Champions League Twenty20 qualifying. The match at Chhattisgarh International Cricket... Read more

  • Activists of the Indian right-wing Hindu organization Shiv Sena shout slogans as they burn a China national flag while protesting land grabs by China in Ladakh during a demonstration in Amritsar on April 25, 2013. On Monday, the Chinese army again transgressed into the Ladakh region just days before Chinese leader Xi Jinping's scheduled visit to India. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)

    China-India Border Conflict Foreshadow Xi Jinping’s Visit to India

    Just two days before Chinese leader Xi Jinping is scheduled to visit India, local Indian officials report a conflict with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA)... Read more

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    The Mumbai Indians are set to take on the Southern Express in the Champions League Twenty20 qualifying on Sunday. The teams are set to play... Read more

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  • Chinese leader Xi Jinping (C) and India's PM Narendra Modi (R) shake hands at the 6th BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil on July 15, 2014. Xi Jinping is scheduled to make his first visit to India next week. (Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)

    Modi to Face Xi Jinping on a Stronger Political Turf

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  • An aerial view shows buildings submerged in floodwaters in Srinagar, in Indian Kashmir, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. The death toll from floods in Pakistan and India reached 400 on Tuesday and have put more than half a million people in peril and rendered thousands homeless in the two neighboring states. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Thousands Flee as Pakistan Floods Spread to Plains

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