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  • Single Malt Scotch Record Set in Hong Kong Auction

    The single malt scotch record was set in an auction in Hong Kong. Sotheby’s sold a bottle of Macallan for $4.9 million in Hong Kong... Read more

  • American missionary Kenneth Bae, right, leaves after speaking to reporters at Pyongyang Friendship Hospital in Pyongyang Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. Bae, 45, who has been jailed in North Korea for more than a year, appealed for the U.S. to do its best to secure his release. (AP/Kim Kwang Hyon)

    Kenneth Bae, American Detained in North Korea, Holds Press Conference Under Guard

    SEATTLE— The family of an American missionary held more than a year in North Korea was heartbroken and encouraged by a brief news conference in... Read more

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    Lesego Motsepe Dies: South African Actress Found Dead at Randburg Home

    Lesego Motsepe is dead. The South African actress, who didn’t have a husband, was found dead in her home in Randburg, South Africa. The cause... Read more

  • Jordanian Foreign Minister and President of the United Nations Security Council Nasser Judeh , right, listens to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    UN Chief Dismayed Over Iran Invitation Fallout

    UNITED NATIONS— U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is “urgently considering his options” in light of the “disappointing conduct of some participants” involved in the Syria peace... Read more

  • Cargo ships sails through the Miraflores locks of the Panama Canal in Panama City, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. The Panama Canal Authority wants to end a standoff over the expansion of the canal by splitting construction costs with an international consortium that has threatened to halt work unless the authority comes up with $1.6 billion in extra funding. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

    Panama Rejects EU Offer to Media Canal Dispute

    PANAMA CITY, Panama—The Panama Canal Authority is rejecting an offer by the European Union to mediate its dispute with a Spanish-led consortium under contract to... Read more

  • Spanish Foreign minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo (C) speaks with British Foreign Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, William Hague (L) before an Foreign Affairs council meeting at the EU Headquarters in Brussels on December 16, 2013. (John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)

    EU Discussing Closer Ties With Cuba if Human Rights Improve

    MADRID—European Union countries may consider upgrading the bloc’s trade relations with Cuba, but only if Havana respects human rights, Spain’s foreign minister said Monday. Jose... Read more

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    Ruzanna Ibragimova, AKA Salima, ID’d as ‘Black Widow’ Suicide Bombing Suspect in Sochi

    Ruzanna Ibragimova, the widow of a militant killed in shootout in the Russian Dagestan region, was identified by Russian authorities as a possible suicide bomber... Read more

  • A man begs on the street as people walk past him in Pamplona, northern Spain on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. Quarterly unemployment surveys, seen as more accurate by economists, show that Spain's unemployment rate was 26 percent in the third quarter, with 6 million people jobless. The rate is the second highest in the 28-country European Union after Greece. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

    UN Labor Agency Reports More Than 200 Million Jobless Last Year

    GENEVA— The United Nations’ labor agency says the number of unemployed people around the world rose above 200 million last year as job opportunities failed... Read more

  • FILE- This Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006 file photo, shows an aerial view of a heavy-water production plant in the central Iranian town of Arak. Iranian state TV on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 announced the country has started implementing a landmark deal struck between six world powers and Tehran to ease Western sanctions in exchange for Iran opening its nuclear program to international inspection and limiting its uranium enrichment, which is a possible pathway to nuclear arms. (AP Photo/ ISNA, Arash Khamoushi, File)

    EU Votes to Lift Some Iran Sanctions

    BRUSSELS—The European Union has voted to lift some economic sanctions on Iran after getting word that high-level uranium enrichment there was suspended earlier in the... Read more

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    Earthquake Today: 6.3 Earthquake Hits New Zealand

    A 6.3-magnitude earthquake today shook the North Island of Nea Zealand. WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An earthquake in New Zealand on Monday shook loose a giant... Read more

  • FILE - This undated image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria.  In a new 16-minute audio message posted online Sunday,  Jan. 19, 2014, Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi accused the other rebel brigades of stabbing his group in the back, and said the infighting only benefits the government.   (AP Photo/militant website)

    Iraq Bombings Kill 28 as Battle With Al-Qaida Continues

    BAGHDAD—A series of bombings in central Iraq killed 28 people on Monday, as a government official claimed that al-Qaida-linked fighters have dug in to a... Read more

  • South Africa Mine Strike Could Halve Platinum Production

    JOHANNESBURG—A major South African union says its tens of thousands of members will strike at platinum and gold mines this week, raising concerns of more... Read more

  • FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 file photo, A Free Syrian Army fighter stands next to a painting on a piece of wood left in a destroyed house in the town of Taftanaz, on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria. Syria’s uprising was not destined to be quick. Instead, the largely peaceful protest movement that spread across the nation slowly turned into an armed insurgency and eventually a full-blown civil war. More than 130,000 people have been killed, and more than 2 million more have fled the country. Nearly three years after the crisis began, Syria's government and opposition are set to meet in Geneva this week for the first direct talks aimed at ending the conflict. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)

    Syria Opposition Demands Iran Troop Withdrawal Before Peace Talks

    BEIRUT—Syria’s main Western-backed opposition group says Iran must commit publicly by 7 p.m. GMT to withdraw its “troops and militias” from Syria and abide by... Read more

  • FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 file photo, A Free Syrian Army fighter stands next to a painting on a piece of wood left in a destroyed house in the town of Taftanaz, on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria. Syria’s uprising was not destined to be quick. Instead, the largely peaceful protest movement that spread across the nation slowly turned into an armed insurgency and eventually a full-blown civil war. More than 130,000 people have been killed, and more than 2 million more have fled the country. Nearly three years after the crisis began, Syria's government and opposition are set to meet in Geneva this week for the first direct talks aimed at ending the conflict. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)

    Syria Opposition Might Boycott Peace Talks After UN Invites Iran

    BEIRUT—Syria’s main, Western-backed opposition threatened on Monday to sit out a peace conference this week aimed at ending the country’s crippling civil war, criticizing the... Read more

  • fishermen drive bottle-nose dolphins into a net during their annual hunt off Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, Sept. 2, 2010. A Japanese government spokesman defended an annual dolphin hunt Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, one day after U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy tweeted that she was deeply concerned by the inhumanity of the practice. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, File)

    Japan Defends Traditional Dolphin Slaughter After US Criticism

    TOKYO—A Japanese government spokesman defended an annual dolphin hunt Monday, a day after U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy tweeted that she was deeply concerned by the... Read more

  • Ram Bahadur Humagai, 58, in wheel chair, leaves the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital following a strike by doctors in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Bikram Rai)

    Thousands Without Care in Nepal as Doctors Go on Strike

    KATMANDU, Nepal—A strike by doctors in Nepal left tens of thousands of patients with access only to emergency care Monday as physicians demanded sweeping changes... Read more

  • Fog rises from the valley and the church of Marktoberdorf, southern Germany, as in background can be seen an Alps panorama on January 19, 2014. (KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

    7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: Jan. 20

    Germany: How much is ‘Made in Germany’ really worth? Goods and services from Germany still have a good reputation – but a label alone isn’t... Read more

  • EDS NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT A South Sudanese government soldier inspects the body of a dead woman lying the street in Bor, Jonglei State, South Sudan Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Leaders for warring sides in South Sudan's monthlong internal conflict say they are close to signing a cease-fire and the South Sudanese military spokesman said that army forces had retaken the key city of Bor Saturday, defeating 15,000 rebels. (AP Photo/Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin)

    South Sudan Army Destroys Rebel-held Town of Bor

    BOR, South Sudan—The town of Bor in South Sudan is now a ghost town. Every shop is looted of its goods. English-language graffiti curses the... Read more

  • Crew of Sinking Ship Rescued in West Pacific

    APRA HARBOR, Guam—The U.S. Coast Guard says 24 crewmembers have been rescued from a sinking cargo ship that lost power in the western Pacific Ocean... Read more

  • FILE - This undated image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria.  In a new 16-minute audio message posted online Sunday,  Jan. 19, 2014, Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi accused the other rebel brigades of stabbing his group in the back, and said the infighting only benefits the government.   (AP Photo/militant website)

    Baghdad Bombs Kill 21 People

    BAGHDAD—Iraqi authorities say a series of bombings across Baghdad, targeting marketplaces and two court buildings, has killed 21 people. The explosions came as Iraqi forces... Read more

  • A man reads a poster raising awareness on the Ebola virus reading "the risk Ebola is still there. Let us apply the protective measures together" on Aug. 24, 2014, in Abidjian. The Ivory Coast announced on Aug. 11 that it has banned all flights from countries hit by Ebola as part of steps to prevent the deadly virus from reaching the west African nation. (Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ebola Outbreak Will Get Worse, Warns US Official

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone—A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as a leading American health official warned... Read more

  • Smoke rises from buildings following an air strike attack early in the morning on Aug. 27, 2014, near military camps in Libya's eastern coastal city of Benghazi. The previous week the United Arab Emirates and Egypt secretly bombed Islamist militia in Libya, apparently catching Washington off guard, as turmoil in the North African country deepened with the Islamists naming a rival premier. (Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images)

    UN Envoy: ‘Full-Blown Civil War’ in Libya

      UNITED NATIONS—Libya’s ambassador to the United Nations warned Wednesday of “full-blown civil war” if the chaos and division in the North African country continue... Read more

  • Pioneering Egyptian Civil Rights Lawyer Ahmed Seif Dies at 63

    CAIRO—One of Egypt’s most prominent civil rights lawyer and campaigner Ahmed Seif has died from complications of heart surgery. He was 63. Seif died Wednesday... Read more

  • A Liberian military police truck with warnings on its side door, one reading 'Tell Everyone You Meet About Ebola' patrol through the streets to prevent panic by people over the Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, on Aug. 1, 2014. US health officials warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history. The travel advisory issued Thursday applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the deadly disease has killed more than 700 people this year. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

    Ebola Outbreak: France Suspends Flights, Warns Its Citizens to Leave Sierra Leone and Liberia

    PARIS—France on Wednesday recommended that its citizens leave the African countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia because of the outbreak of Ebola there, and Air... Read more

  • People walk past the Connaught Hospital in Freetown that is used for treatment of Ebola virus victims in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)

    Ebola Latest News 2014 in Sierra Leone: Canada Pulls Lab Team From African Country

    TORONTO—Canada is evacuating a three-member mobile laboratory team from Sierra Leone after people in their hotel were diagnosed with Ebola. The World Health Organization earlier announced... Read more

  • During a training session participants listen as they stand over a mannequin on a stretcher during a training course to instruct non-governmental organisation (NGO) workers and doctors on how to deal with the Ebola virus in Brussels on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. The course, provided by Doctors Without Borders, trains volunteer and medical personnel on precautions to take when entering a zone that contains the Ebola virus.(AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

    Third Sierra Leone Doctor Dies From Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone—A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how... Read more

  • During a training session participants listen as they stand over a mannequin on a stretcher during a training course to instruct non-governmental organisation (NGO) workers and doctors on how to deal with the Ebola virus in Brussels on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. The course, provided by Doctors Without Borders, trains volunteer and medical personnel on precautions to take when entering a zone that contains the Ebola virus.(AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

    3rd Doctor Dies From Ebola in Sierra Leone

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone— A senior adviser to Sierra Leone’s president says a third doctor has died from Ebola, marking a setback in the country’s fight... Read more

  • Australian batsman Mitchel Johnson plays a shot on the first day of the ODI series against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club in  Harare Zimbabwe Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. The International Cricket Council top ranked One Day International Team(ODI)  is in Zimbabwe for a triangular  ODI series with Zimbabwe and South Africa. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

    Australia vs South Africa 2014 Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Time, Squad Info, Venue

    It’s Australia vs South Africa in the Tri-Series in Zimbabwe on Wednesday, August 27. The game is set to start at 9:30 a.m. CAT/SAST (5:30... Read more

  • Speaker of the Libyan Parliament Ageila Saleh Eissa (L) meets Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, on Aug. 26, 2014. A delegation of Libyan officials are visiting Egypt amid increasing fears among Libya's neighbors and Western countries that the North African nation is sliding deeper into turmoil, particularly after mysterious airstrikes against Islamist militias prompted allegations that outside powers were trying to swing the fight. (AP Photo/Fady Fares, MENA)

    Egypt, Emirates Airstrikes in Libya Show Impatience With US

    WASHINGTON—Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to... Read more

  • Algerian President Fires a Top Adviser

    ALGIERS, Algeria—Algeria’s president on Tuesday dismissed one of his main advisers — a former prime minister and powerful head of the ruling party — and... Read more

  • Spent bullet shells litter the ground as a member of the Islamist-linked militia of Misrata walks past following three days of battles in the area of Tripoli's International airport, on August 21, 2014. The Misrata militia has been battling nationalist fighters from Zintan for control of a bridge giving access to Tripoli international airport which has been closed since July 13, and which is currently in the hands of the militiamen from Zintan, who are held up southwest of Tripoli and who have been fending off a challenge from the fighters from Misrata, held up east of the capital. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Officials Says Egypt, Emirates Behind Airstrikes in Libya

    WASHINGTON—Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, a State Department spokeswoman said Tuesday, decrying the intervention as... Read more

  • In this Picture released by the Italian Navy, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, migrants wait to be boarded on the San Giusto Navy ship, along the Mediterranean sea, off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano renewed his demand for the European Union to relieve pressure on Italy, which has seen some 100,000 migrants arrive so far this year alone. The country says it spends 9.5 million euros ($13 million) a month to operate the beefed-up air and sea patrols that were launched after more than 360 migrants drowned off the Italian island of Lampedusa last October. "Italy will make its own decisions" if EU partners don't offer assistance, he warned in a tweet. The EU's home affairs commissioner, Cecilia Malmstrom, thanked Italy for its "huge efforts" to save lives and said in a statement she would meet Wednesday with Alfano "to better define priorities and provide assistance." (AP Photo/Italian Navy)

    Italy Recovers 24 Bodies in Deadliest Refugee Days

    ROME—Another 24 bodies were recovered Tuesday from an overturned fishing boat off Italy’s southern coast as would-be refugees fleeing increasing instability in Libya saw their... Read more

  • In this Dec. 22, 2013, photo released by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), a United Nations MI-8 helicopter transporting wounded civilians from Bor, the capital of Jonglei state and said to be the scene of fierce clashes between government troops and rebels, arrives at the airport in Juba, South Sudan. The UN mission in South Sudan said on Aug. 26, 2014 that one of its MI-8 cargo helicopters has crashed near Bentiu, which is hotly contested between the government and rebels, and a UN official told AP that it appears the aircraft was shot down. (AP Photo/UNMISS)

    Rebels Shot Down UN Helicopter in South Sudan

    NAIROBI, Kenya—A rebel commander who warned the U.N. not to fly over his territory shot down a U.N. helicopter Tuesday in rural South Sudan, charged... Read more

  • A United Nations MI-8 helicopter like this one transporting wounded civilians from Bor, the capital of Jonglei state Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 was shot down by rebels, killing three. (AP Photo/UNMISS, File)

    Rebels Down UN Helicopter in South Sudan

    NAIROBI, Kenya—A rebel commander who warned the U.N. not to fly over his territory shot down a U.N. helicopter Tuesday in rural South Sudan, charged... Read more

  • In this Aug. 8, 2013, photo Nigerian soldiers stand guard during Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Graphic new video footage from northeastern Nigeria shows the country's military carrying out abuses against civilians as part of their fight against the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram, Amnesty International said Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. The violence against civilians constitutes "war crimes," alleged Amnesty. One of the videos shows military personnel and civilian vigilantes calling five detainees from a row of 16 young men and boys, and then slitting their throats one by one before dumping the bodies into an open mass grave. The international human rights group described the civilian vigilantes as "state-sponsored militias." (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    Nigeria Soldiers Who Fled Into Cameroon Head Home

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—Nigerian government soldiers, who witnesses said fled into neighboring Cameroon during a clash with a large number of Islamic fighters of Boko Haram, handed... Read more

  • John Karpee, 24, lies in an observation room at a government clinic in Dolo Town, Liberia. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

    US Health Official: Ebola has ‘Upper Hand’

    MONROVIA, Liberia — The Ebola virus has the “upper hand” in an outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, a top... Read more

  • Former European Union Special Representative (EUSR) for the Southern Mediterranean and now new Libya envoy, Bernardino Leon speaks during a press conference on September 19, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. (Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images)

    New UN Libya Envoy Opposes Foreign Intervention

    CAIRO—The newly appointed U.N. envoy to Libya says he doesn’t believe a foreign intervention can halt the North African country’s turmoil as political divisions and... Read more

  • Oscar Pistorius, pauses in court, during his trial, in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. The chief defense lawyer for Oscar Pistorius delivered final arguments in the athlete's murder trial on Friday, alleging that Pistorius thought he was in danger when he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and also that police mishandled evidence at the house where the shooting happened.    (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)

    Oscar Pistorius Trial: Witness Annette Stipp Says Testifying Was Like Being Trampled by a Bus

    A witness in the infamous Oscar Pistorius trial has spoken out about the toll that testifying in the trial took on her and her husband... Read more

  • Liberian soldiers scan people for signs of the Ebola virus, as they control people from entering the West Point area in the city of  Monrovia, Liberia, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The outbreak also continues to spread elsewhere in West Africa, with 142 more cases recorded, bringing the new total to 2,615 with 1,427 deaths, the World Health Organization said Friday. Most of the new cases are in Liberia, where the government was delivering donated rice to a slum where 50,000 people have been sealed off from the rest of the capital in an attempt to contain the outbreak. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

    Liberia: Doctor Given Experimental Ebola Drug Dies

    MONROVIA, Liberia— A Liberian doctor who was among three Africans to receive an experimental Ebola drug has died, the country’s information minister said Monday. Dr... Read more

  • Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, meets with editors of Egyptian newspapers and media in the presidential palace, in Cairo Egypt, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. El-Sissi denied any military involvement in neighboring Libya, a day after Islamist militias accused Cairo of bombing their posts in Tripoli, Egypt's state news agency reported. (AP Photo/MENA)

    Egypt Calls On Libya’s Neighbors to Disband Militias

    CAIRO—Egypt’s foreign minister has called for an international push to disband militias in neighboring Libya, where weeks of inter-militia fighting has wreaked havoc in the... Read more

  • Vhong Navarro after he was beaten on January 22, left, and Deniece Cornejo in an undated picture. (Screenshot/ABS-CBN; Facebook)

    Vhong Navarro Latest News: Vhong Meets with Cedric Lee and Deniece Cornejo in Resolution Attempt

    Vhong Navarro met with Cedric Lee and Deniece Cornejo as part of an ongoing attempt to try to resolve the lawsuit filed by the actor... Read more

  • The West Indies team poses with the Dhaka Bank Cup after winning the One Day International series between the West Indies and Bangladesh 3 to nil at the Warner Park cricket ground in Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis, August 25, 2014. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

    West Indies vs Bangladesh T20 2014: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Time for Cricket Game (+Highlights)

    West Indies takes on Bangladesh in a T20 International cricket game on Wednesday, August 27. The teams are slated to start playing at Warner Park... Read more

  • Pakistani Taliban Miltitants Form Splinter Group

    DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan—A senior Pakistani militant figure says he and several of his associates have split from the Pakistani Taliban and formed their own... Read more

  • Manny Pacquiao throws a right hand at Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 12, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

    Manny Pacquiao Next Fight: Filipino Fighter Finally Speaks About Opponent Chris Algieri: ‘Not Bad’

    Manny Pacquiao has addressed his next opponent for the first time, seeming to compliment and criticize him at the same time. Pacquiao (56-5-3) will defend... Read more

  • Failed Prison Break Leaves 3 Dead in Afghanistan

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan—Two prisoners and a child were killed Sunday during an attempted prison break in southern Afghanistan, a top police official said. The chief of... Read more

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    PBA Draft 2014: Team Order, List of Applicants (+Live Streaming, TV Coverage Info)

    The 2014 Philippine Basketball Association draft is slated for Sunday, August 24. The PBA Rookie Draft is taking place at Midtown Atrium, Robinson Place Manila,... Read more

  • Relatives of Akram Hussain, a civilian killed in gunfire allegedly from the Pakistan side of the border, weep at their village in Ranbir Singh Pura region, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Jammu, India, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. India and Pakistan traded gunfire in the disputed Kashmir region on Saturday, killing two villagers on each side and wounding several others, officials said. Tensions have escalated in Kashmir since India earlier in the week called off diplomatic talks with Pakistan because the Pakistani ambassador in New Delhi met with separatist leaders from the disputed region. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

    India, Pakistan Trade Gunfire in Disputed Kashmir; 4 Killed

    SRINAGAR, India—India and Pakistan traded gunfire in the disputed Kashmir region on Saturday, killing two villagers on each side and wounding several others, officials said... Read more

  • An aerial view of the Nepalese national flag, formed by over 35,000 people, is seen at the Tudikhel open ground in central Kathmandu on August 23, 2014. More than 35,000 Nepalese came together to form the world's largest human national flag in a bid to set a new world record. The current world record for the world's largest human national flag was set in February 2014, when 28,957 people gathered in Lahore, Pakistan. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)

    More than 38,000 Gather in Nepal for Human Flag Record

    KATMANDU, Nepal—Tens of thousands of people holding colored boards gathered in Nepal’s capital on Saturday in an attempt to break the record for the largest... Read more

  • Australia's Nathan Charles, center, charges through the defense of New Zealand's Kieran Read, left, and Brodie Retallic during their Bledisloe Cup rugby union test match in Sydney, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. The game is a 12-all draw. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

    New Zealand vs Australia Bledisloe Cup II: TV Coverage, Live Stream, Time, Squads for All Blacks-Wallabies Rugby Championship

    New Zealand will take on Australia in the Rugby Championship Round 2 on August 23. The match at Eden Park in Auckland is slated to start at... Read more

  • A visitor looks out from the viewing gallery as Malaysia Airlines aircraft sit on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, Malaysia, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. The Malaysian government on Tuesday released 45 pages of raw satellite data it used to determine the flight path of the missing jetliner, information long sought after by some of the relatives of the 239 people on board the plane. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Missing Plane Found? Update: No, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Oxygen Turned Off, Book Claims

    A book is claiming that the passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 died after being deprived of oxygen when the pilot of the plane “deliberately”... Read more

  • Sri Lanka'’s Mahela Jayawardene, center, is carried by teammates Chanaka Welegedara, left, and Dhammika Prasad as they celebrate winning their second cricket test match against Pakistan by 105 runs, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Sri Lanka won the series 2-0. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

    Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014 Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Broadcast, Time, Squad Info for 1st ODI

    Pakistan takes on Sri Lanka in their ODI series in Sri Lanka, starting on Saturday. The 1st ODI match on August 23 is slated to... Read more

  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 photo, Thai police display pictures of surrogate babies born to a Japanese man who is at the center of a surrogacy scandal during a press conference at the police headquarters in Chonburi, Thailand. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Interpol Investigating Thai ‘Baby Factory’ Case

    BANGKOK—Interpol said Friday it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the “Baby Factory” case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16... Read more

  • Family members of Nur Shazana, a Malaysia Airlines crew member who was among the victims onboard Flight MH17, cry during a burial ceremony at Taman Selatan Muslim cemetery in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of the twin tragedies. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

    Malaysia Airlines MH17 Bodies Return Home as Politicians Fight Over Two Crashes

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still... Read more

  • Japan's Self-Defense Force members search for survivors in the rubble in a mud-ridden residential area following a massive landslide in Hiroshima, western Japan, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.  Hillsides caved in or were swept down into residential areas in at least five valleys in the suburbs of the western Japanese city on Wednesday, crushing dozens of houses after heavy rains.(AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT

    Rains Raise Risk for Search After Japan Landslides

    TOKYO— Heavy rains forecast in western Japan are raising the risk of more landslides and hindering efforts to locate dozens of people still missing after... Read more

  • West Indies batsmen Jason Holder (L) celebrates with teammate Suni Narine (C) after scoring the winning run during a One Day International between the West Indies and Bangladesh at Grenada National Cricket Stadium in St. George's, Grenada, August 20, 2014. West Indies defeated Bangladesh 219/9 to 217/9. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

    West Indies vs Bangladesh 2014 Cricket: Live Stream, TV Channel, Time, Highlights for 2nd ODI

    The West Indies will take on Bangladesh in their ODI series on Friday, August 22. The 2nd ODI is slated to start at at 9:30... Read more

  • Hurricane Lowell: National Weather Service / NOAA Says its Seventh Hurricane in Eastern Pacific

    The National Weather Service has confirmed that Hurricane Lowell is the seventh hurricane in the Eastern Pacific for the 2014 season on Thursday morning. According... Read more

  • Police officers arrest an injured supporter of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto during a protest near the Constitutional Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

    Indonesia Supreme Court Rejects Election Loser’s Appeal

    JAKARTA, Indonesia—€” Indonesia’s top court has rejected an appeal by losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto over alleged fraud in last month’s polls. The verdict Thursday... Read more

  • Supporters of anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri flash victory signs during a protest in front of the parliament building in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Thousands of Khan's supporters are besieging parliament for a second day Thursday to pressure Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign over alleged election fraud. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

    Pakistan Opposition Leader Suspends Talks With Government

    ISLAMABAD—Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan suspended talks with the government Thursday after it appointed a new police chief in the capital ahead of a possible... Read more

  • Thailand's new Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha salutes during an establishment anniversary of the 21st infantry regiment, Queen's Guard, in Chonburi Province, Thailand, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good - to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate the military's grip on power. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Head of Army Picked as Thailand’s New Prime Minister

    BANGKOK—Three months after overthrowing an elected government, Thailand’s junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform to take up the post of prime minister... Read more

  • A Cambodian boy walks across a bamboo bridge at the fishing village of Tuol Yey Ma at the Mekong River bank during the rainy season, near Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. At least people have been killed by floods during the country's rainy season this year and more than 10,000 families across 12 provinces have been evacuated from their homes to escape rising floodwaters, according to the National Committee for Disaster Management. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

    Floods In Cambodia Have Killed at Least 45 People in August

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—Flooding in Cambodia has killed at least 45 people since last month, officials said Thursday. About 11,500 families have also been forced from... Read more

  • Smoke billows over a damaged building after shelling on the outskirts of the small southern Ukrainian city of Novoazovsk, Donetsk region, on August 27, 2014. Ukraine appealed for NATO's help on August 27 after reporting that a huge convoy of tanks and weaponry from Russia was moving through the southeast of the country. (KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ukraine, NATO, US: Russian forces inside Ukraine

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — “Russian forces have entered Ukraine,” the country’s president declared Thursday, cancelling a foreign trip and calling an emergency meeting of his security... Read more

  • Local residents look at a burned car, hit by shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The Obama administration accused Russia on Wednesday of orchestrating a new military campaign in Ukraine, helping rebel forces expand their fight in the country's east and sending tanks, rocket launchers and armored vehicles toward communities elsewhere. (AP Photo/Mstislav Chernov)

    World War 3 Coming? ‘Russian Forces Have Entered Ukraine’ Says President Petro Poroshenko

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine—Ukraine’s president called an emergency meeting of the nation’s security council and canceled a foreign trip Thursday, declaring that “Russian forces have entered Ukraine,”... Read more

  • The UEFA Champions League trophy is prepared for the UEFA 2014/15 Champions League third qualifying rounds draw at the UEFA headquarters, The House of European Football, on July 18, 2014 in Nyon, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images for UEFA)

    UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw: Live Stream, TV Channel, Who Will Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich be Drawn With?

    The UEFA Champions League Group Stage draw is set for Thursday, August 28. The draw will be held at Grimaldi Forum in Monaco at 11:45... Read more

  • France's President Francois Holland, left, shakes hands with France's new Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron, right, as French finance minister Michel Sapin, centre, looks on,  as they leave their weekly cabinet meeting, in Paris, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. France's prime minister reshuffled his Cabinet on Tuesday to silence ministers who had openly criticized Socialist President Francois Hollande's economic policies as he tries to pull the nation out of stagnation and steer it toward growth. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    French Leader Banks on Free Market to Save Economy

    PARIS— Facing pitiful poll numbers, Francois Hollande has cast his lot: The French president who once decried global finance and vowed a 75-percent tax on... Read more

  • FILE - This Aug. 18, 2014 file photo shows Spirt Airlines President and CEO, Ben Baldanza taking the Ice Bucket Challenge at the company’s Miramar, Fla. headquarters. Baldanza said he lost his mother to ALS and wanted to help support the Florida Chapter of the ALS Association. The phenomenal success of the fundraising craze is making charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors, specifically through social media. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)

    Ice Bucket Challenge Death: Cameron Lancaster, 18, the First to Die in Connection to Challenge?

    Cameron Lancaster, a Scottish teenager, may have been the first death related to the Ice Bucket Challenge, which seeks to raise donations for ALS. British... Read more

  • Smoke rises after shelling in the town of Novoazovsk, eastern Ukraine, on Aug. 26, 2014. Towering columns of smoke rose Tuesday from outside a city in Ukraine's far southeast after what residents said was a heavy artillery barrage. It was the second straight day that attacks were reported in the vicinity of Novoazovsk, which is in eastern Ukraine's separatist Donetsk region but previously had seen little fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russia rebels. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    Battle for Southeastern Ukraine Heats Up

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine—Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine’s strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles... Read more

  • A refugee from eastern Ukraine walks in a refugee camp near the Russian city of Donetsk, Rostov region, about 15 kilometers from the Russian-Ukrainian border. Some 285,000 people have already fled their homes due to the conflict in east Ukraine, it is estimated, with many leaving for other parts of the country, but close to 168,000 seeking sanctuary in Russia. (Dmitry Serebryakov/AFP/Getty Images)

    Russia Orchestrates New Offensive in Ukraine, Says US State Dep’t

    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration accused Russia on Wednesday of orchestrating a new military campaign in Ukraine that is helping rebel forces expand their fight in the... Read more

  • In this photo released by the Italian Navy on Aug. 25, 2014, migrants wait to be boarded on the San Giusto Navy ship, along the Mediterranean sea, off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, on Aug. 23, 2014. Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano renewed his demand for the European Union to relieve pressure on Italy, which has seen some 100,000 migrants arrive so far this year alone. The country says it spends 9.5 million euros ($13 million) a month to operate the beefed-up air and sea patrols that were launched after more than 360 migrants drowned off the Italian island of Lampedusa last October. "Italy will make its own decisions" if EU partners don't offer assistance, he warned in a tweet. The EU's home affairs commissioner, Cecilia Malmstrom, thanked Italy for its "huge efforts" to save lives and said in a statement she would meet Wednesday with Alfano "to better define priorities and provide assistance." (AP Photo/Italian Navy)

    EU to Upgrade Border Patrol Agency to Deal With Immigrants, Refugees

    ROME—The European Commission agreed Wednesday to Italian demands to replace Rome’s politically unpopular emergency operation for rescuing would-be refugees crossing the Mediterranean with an EU-wide... Read more

  • A Liberian military police truck with warnings on its side door, one reading 'Tell Everyone You Meet About Ebola' patrol through the streets to prevent panic by people over the Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, on Aug. 1, 2014. US health officials warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history. The travel advisory issued Thursday applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the deadly disease has killed more than 700 people this year. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

    Ebola Outbreak: France Suspends Flights, Warns Its Citizens to Leave Sierra Leone and Liberia

    PARIS—France on Wednesday recommended that its citizens leave the African countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia because of the outbreak of Ebola there, and Air... Read more

  • Per Mertesacker of Arsenal warms-up during a training session at London Colney on August 26, 2014 in St Albans, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

    Arsenal vs Besiktas: Live Stream, TV Channel, Betting Odds, Start Time of UEFA Champions League Match

    Arsenal and Besiktas are set to play in a UEFA Champions League match on Wednesday, August 27. Kick-off time is 2:45 p.m. EDT (7:45 p.m... Read more

  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Dortmund is challenged by Oemer Toprak of Leverkusen during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Signal Iduna Park on August 23, 2014 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)

    Bayer Leverkusen vs F.C. Copenhagen: Live Stream, TV Channel, Betting Odds, Start Time of UEFA Champions League Match

    Bayer Leverkusen and F.C. Copenhagen are set to play in a UEFA Champions League match on Wednesday, August 27. Kick-off time is 2:45 p.m. EDT... Read more

  • Bilbao's Spanish forward Iker Muniain (R) fights for the ball with Napoli's French defender Kalidou Koulibaly during the first leg of the UEFA Champions League play off football match between SSC Napoli and Bilbao Athletic Club in San Paolo Stadium on August 19, 2014. (CARLO HERMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Athletic Bilbao vs Napoli: Live Stream, TV Channel, Betting Odds, Start Time of UEFA Champions League Match

    Athletic Bilbao and Napoli are set to play in a UEFA Champions League match on Wednesday, August 27. Kick-off time is 2:45 p.m. EDT (8:45... Read more

  • An Air France Airbus 340 aircraft takes off at the Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle airport, in Roissy-en-France, on August 18, 2014. (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images)

    Government Asks Air France to Stop Flights to Ebola Regions

    PARIS—France’s government is asking Air France to suspend flights to the largest city in Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola epidemic in the region... Read more

  • Smoke rises after shelling in the town of Novoazovsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    Rebels Enter Strategically Important Ukraine Town

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine—Pro-Russia rebel forces entered a key town in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday after three days of heavy shelling, the town’s mayor said, capturing new... Read more

  • German Minister of the Interior , Thomas de Maiziere right, and German Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Andrea Nahles, left, attend a press conference in Berlin, Wednesday Aug. 27 2014. (AP Photo/dpa, Bernd von Jutrczenka)

    Welfare Abuse Prompts Germany to Tighten EU Migration Rules

    BERLIN—The German government says it’s proposing measures to tighten migration regulations for citizens from elsewhere in the European Union amid accusations of welfare abuse by... Read more

  • Smoke rises after shelling in the town of Novoazovsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Towering columns of smoke rose Tuesday from outside a city in Ukraine's far southeast after what residents said was a heavy artillery barrage. It was the second straight day that attacks were reported in the vicinity of Novoazovsk, which is in eastern Ukraine's separatist Donetsk region but previously had seen little fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    Russia and Rebels Shell Town, Ukraine Says

    NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine—Heavy shelling hit a town in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday, the third day of an assault that has forced government troops to spread their... Read more

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    USA vs Slovenia: Final Score, Recap, Highlights for United States Basketball Game

    LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands—Anthony Davis scored 18 points and teamed with forward Kenneth Faried to dominate the inside, leading the U.S. national team to a... Read more

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge walk through an installation entitled 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' by artist Paul Cummins, made up of 888,246 ceramic poppies in the moat of the Tower of London, to commemorate the First World War on August 5, 2014 in London, England. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

    Kate Middleton Pregnant Rumors: Duchess of Cambridge Wants Three Children

    Kate Middleton pregnancy rumors keep flying as it’s emerged that the Duchess of Cambridge wants three children. Reports have claimed this year that Kate is... Read more

  • A general view of the Lancashire town of Rochdale after nine men were arrested for child sexual exploitation on January 11, 2011 in Rochdale, England. Greater Manchester Police have arrested nine men as part of an investigation into sexual exploitation and questioned on suspicion of rape, inciting child prostitution, allowing a premises to be used for prostitution and sexual activity with a child. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

    Report Finds 1,400 Children Sexually Exploited in UK Town

    LONDON—About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in a northern England town, a report concluded Tuesday in a damning account of “collective failures” by authorities to... Read more

  • This Feb. 12, 2014, photo shows Emmanuel Macron pictured in San Francisco during the visit of French President Francois Hollande in the United States of America. A figure close to Hollande, Emmanuel Macron, who had served as top adviser in charge of economy, took over the Economy Ministry, replacing Arnaud Montebourg who railed against government policy as being too austere and even unjust to the French. France has reshuffled its government to silence rebels within its ranks openly criticizing economic policy as Socialist President Francois Hollande tries to pull the nation out of stagnation and steer it toward growth. (AP Photo/Alain Jocard)

    French Gov’t Reshuffle Expels Dissident Ministers

    PARIS—France’s prime minister reshuffled his Cabinet on Tuesday to silence ministers who had openly criticized Socialist President Francois Hollande’s economic policies as he tries to... Read more

  • People stand on the shoreline near a sign reading 'NO DUMPING', amongst rubbish at West Point, a area heavily effected by the Ebola virus, with residence not being allowed to leave West Point, as government forces clamp down on movement to prevent the spread of Ebola, in Monrovia, Liberia.  (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

    Ebola Cases Could Exceed 20,000 in West Africa

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as doctors know about now, the World Health... Read more

  • A sign showing the direction and distance to cities stands as a metal board in the shape of a gunman is placed on an old bunker at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    Heavy Clashes in Syria’s Golan Heights

    BEIRUT— Syrian activists say government warplanes are targeting rebels near the country’s frontier with Israel in the Golan Heights, a day after opposition fighters captured... Read more

  • Lima, Peru: Ida Rodriguez, 41, Specialist in Information Technology: I do not take precautions. I think having my ID with my fingerprint is enough. Identity theft is a very delicate issue; usually committed by a felon; it is misused and causes great harm. Here, there are more cases of namesakes. It probably occurs more in other technologically advanced countries, we are not so advanced in this aspect.

    Global Q&A: ‘Do you take precautions against identity theft?’

    Options include taking precautions initially and/or being careful on a daily basis, as opposed to not being concerned, knowing for example a credit card can... Read more

  • 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)

    Missing Plane Found? Update: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Flight 17 Cause Shakeup

    HONG KONG (AP) — Malaysia is preparing to unveil the latest overhaul of its beleaguered state-owned airline, which is reeling from twin disasters months apart that killed hundreds... Read more

  • During a training session participants listen as they stand over a mannequin on a stretcher during a training course to instruct non-governmental organisation (NGO) workers and doctors on how to deal with the Ebola virus in Brussels on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. The course, provided by Doctors Without Borders, trains volunteer and medical personnel on precautions to take when entering a zone that contains the Ebola virus.(AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

    Third Sierra Leone Doctor Dies From Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone—A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how... Read more

  • FILE- In this March 18, 2013 file photo, a trail of fire lines the banks after piles of garbage were set afire at the end of the Mahakumbh mela festival at the confluence of rivers the Ganges and the Yamuna in Allahabad, India. A new study shows that rampant trash-burning is releasing more polluting emissions than governments are reporting.The researchers estimate about 41 percent of the world's garbage is burned in backyards, fields, dumps or incinerators. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh, file)

    Burning Trash a Major Source of Global Pollution

    NEW DELHI—Rampant trash-burning is throwing more pollution and toxic particles into the air than governments are reporting, according to a scientific study estimating more than... Read more

  • FILE - In this March 19, 2014 file photo, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde arrives at a courthouse, in Paris, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Lagarde says she is under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as finance minister. In a statement released Wednesday, Aug.27, 2014 after a fourth round of questioning before magistrates, Lagarde said she was returning to her work in Washington later in the day and said the decision was "without basis." She and her former chief of staff face questions about their role in a 400 million-euro ($531 million) payment to a businessman. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)

    IMF Chief Lagarde Under Investigation in France

    PARIS— Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was placed under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back... Read more

  • Spain and USA are the two favorites in the 2014 World Cup. Here, Spain's Jose Manuel Calderon (L) vies for the ball with USA's Derrick Rose during their friendly match at La Caja Magica Pavilion in Madrid on August 22, 2010. (AFP/Getty Images)

    FIBA World Cup 2014: Schedule, Groups, Bracket, TV Coverage, Start Date

    The 2014 FIBA World Cup for basketball is slated to start on Saturday, August 30. The group phase is similar to the soccer World Cup,... Read more

  • Liberian security forces with riot gear stop people from leaving the West Point area, that has been hardest hit by the Ebola virus spreading in Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. A Liberian doctor who was among three Africans to receive an experimental Ebola drug has died, the country's information minister said Monday.(AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

    CDC Chief Says Ebola Has ‘Upper Hand’ in West Africa

    MONROVIA, Liberia—The Ebola virus has the “upper hand” in an outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa, a top American health... Read more

  • FILE - In this April 23, 2014, file photo, an electronic cigarette is demonstrated in Chicago. In a surprising new policy statement, the American Heart Association backs electronic cigarettes as a last resort to help smokers quit. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

    UN Health Agency Wants Ban on E-Cigarettes Indoors

    GENEVA—The U.N. health agency recommended Tuesday that nations regulate electronic cigarettes and ban them from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to... Read more

  • Malaysian soldiers carry a coffin containing the remains of Malaysia Airlines in-flight supervisor, Mohd Ghafar Bin Abu Bakar, one of the Malaysians who perished aboard the flight MH17 that was downed in eastern Ukraine, during a ceremony at the Bunga Raya complex at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on August 24, 2014. MH17 has compounded Malaysian grief over the troubling and still-unexplained disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 just four months earlier. (MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Even if Attacked, Airline Could Be Liable in Crash

    Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation... Read more

  • West Indies bowler Sunil Narine (L) celebrates after taking the wicket of Pakistan batsman Sohail Tanvir during the ICC World Twenty20 tournament cricket match between Pakistan and West Indies at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on April 1, 2014. (PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

    West Indies vs Bangladesh Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Time, Squad for 3rd ODI

    West Indies and Bangladesh are set to face off in a 3rd One Day Invitational match on Monday, August 25. The teams will meet in... Read more

  • A photo taken on September 29, 2011 shows U.S. freelance reporter James Foley resting in a room at the airport of Sirte, Libya. Foley was kidnapped in war-torn Syria six weeks ago and has been missing since, his family revealed on January 2, 2013. (ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)

    In Wake of Recent Horror Social Media Pushes Back

    BEIRUT — The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles,... Read more

  • Commuters walk past the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in the Luohu district of Shenzhen, China. (Brent Lewin/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

    China Manufacturing Drags on Asia, but Europe Up

    SEOUL, South Korea — Asian stock markets were dampened by a weak China manufacturing survey Thursday, but European stocks opened higher. Japan gained on the... Read more

  • Marbella (Málaga), Spain: Susana Lorenzo Segovia, 49, Lawyer: The topic of energy fascinates me because, as we already know, it is neither created nor destroyed—it’s only transformed. Photovoltaic energy, an environmental innovation, seems like a good idea for use in rural dwellings where general electricity isn’t available. Photovoltaic energy is solar radiation transformed into electricity. It is an endless, clean, renewable, and considerate with the environment. It reduces gas emissions and it’s self-sufficient. It excites me to think that we can protect our planet from climate change, fulfilling and carrying out our commitments for future generations.

    Global Q&A: ‘What’s the most exciting environmental innovation you know about?’

    Cleanup and pollution preventive innovations are some of the exciting ways to transform damage to the environment. This is what Epoch Times reporters from areas... Read more

  • In this May 27, 2011, photo journalist James Foley poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press, in Boston. A video by Islamic State militants that purports to show the killing of Foley by the militant group was released Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Foley, from Rochester, N.H., went missing in 2012 in northern Syria while on assignment for Agence France-Press and the Boston-based media company GlobalPost. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Social Media Pushes Back at Militant Propaganda

    BEIRUT—The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and... Read more

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

    Stocks Up as Ukraine Tensions Ease

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

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

    Ebola Puts Focus on Drugs Made in Tobacco Plants

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

  • View of the old city of Ronda, the famous white village and the New Bridge. Province of Malaga, Andalusia, Spain. (*Shutterstock)

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

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

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

    Scientists Racing to Test Experimental Ebola Vaccines in Humans

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

  • President Barack Obama returnrs to the White House August 26, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina to address the national convention of the American Legion. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    On Syria, Obama Faces Questions on Congress’ Role

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision? Obama was... Read more

  • Image of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows 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. (AP Photo/ Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group)

    A Look at The Islamic State Militants in Syria

    BEIRUT — As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing... Read more

  • A sign showing the direction and distance to cities stands as a metal board in the shape of a gunman is placed on an old bunker at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    Heavy Clashes in Syria’s Golan Heights

    BEIRUT— Syrian activists say government warplanes are targeting rebels near the country’s frontier with Israel in the Golan Heights, a day after opposition fighters captured... Read more

  • Outgoing commander of ISAF, US Gen. Joseph Dunford (1st-L) and incoming US Army Commander for International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF), Gen. John F. Campbell (1st-R) salute during a change of command ceremony at the ISAF Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 26, 2014. ISAF is a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan that was established by the United Nations Security Council in 2001. It will end its mission at the end of 2014. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

    Afghans Will Face Taliban Test in 2015 When US, Allies Retreat

    KABUL, Afghanistan—Afghanistan’s election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country’s military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military’s success... Read more

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) stands with Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon (C) and Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, during a press conference at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, on Aug. 27, 2014. Israel's prime minister declared victory Wednesday in the recent war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying the military campaign had dealt a heavy blow and a cease-fire deal gave no concessions to the Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Israeli PM Declares Victory in Gaza Conflict

      JERUSALEM—Both Israel’s prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their... Read more

  • Palestinian militants from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades (L), Hamas' armed wing, attend a rally in Gaza City on August 27, 2014, following a deal hailed by Israel and the Islamist movement as 'victory' in the 50-day war. The agreement, effective from 1600 GMT on August 26, saw the warring sides agree to a "permanent" cease-fire which Israel said would not be limited by time, in a move hailed by Washington, the United Nations and top world diplomats. (Mohamed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

    Statistics, Analysis: Gaza Conflict and Cease-Fire (+Photos)

    TEL AVIV, Israel—The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the... Read more

  • An F/A-18C Hornet attached to the Golden Warriors of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, in the Arabian Gulf, on Aug. 25, 2014. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian Stephens/US Navy)

    US Coast Guard Fires at Iranian Boat in Persian Gulf

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—The U.S. Navy says a Coast Guard vessel has fired in self-defense on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf, and that... Read more

  • A Yemeni officer who is a member of Shiite Hawthi rebels chants slogans demanding the government step down during a demonstration on a street in Sanaa, Yemen, on Aug. 24, 2014. Yemen's Shiite rebel group called for new protests Sunday after rejecting a draft proposal by a presidential delegation to stop their demonstrations in return for a new government and a review of the country's economic policies. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Yemen’s President Warns Rebels Over Show of Force

    SANAA, Yemen—Yemen’s president on Wednesday warned armed Shiite rebels leading mass protests in the country’s capital that the United States and other world powers oppose... Read more

  • An E-2C Hawkeye attached to the Bear Aces of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 124, prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, in the Arabian Gulf, on Aug. 23, 2014. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Margaret Keith/US Navy)

    US Considers New Relief Mission in Iraq

    WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic... Read more

  • A general view of a heavy water plant in Arak, 320 kms south of Tehran, 26 August 2006. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iran Says It Is Redesigning Reactor as Part of Nuclear Deal

    TEHRAN, Iran—Iran’s nuclear chief said Wednesday that workers have begun redesigning its nearly completed Arak heavy water reactor to limit the amount of plutonium it... Read more

  • Carla del Ponte, Member of the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, speaks to the media during a press conference about the release of latest report by the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic covering the period between mid-January and mid-July plus the latest developments of the human rights situation in Syria, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini)

    UN Says Crimes Against Humanity Increase in Syria

    GENEVA—The Syrian government has likely used chlorine gas to attack civilians while the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with attacks on civilians... Read more

  • An Israeli woman looks through binoculars at smoke rising in the distance from fighting between the Syrian army and rebels over the control of the Quneitra border crossing, the only official crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on August 27, 2014. (Jalaa Marey/AFP/Getty Images)

    Syria Rebels Seize Golan Heights Border Crossing

    BEIRUT—Syrian rebels, including fighters from an al-Qaida-linked group, seized control of a frontier crossing with Israel in the Golan Heights on Wednesday after heavy clashes... Read more

  • Palestinians walk next to the rubble of the 15-storey Basha Tower that collapsed from early morning Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

    Cease-Fire Holds in Gaza as Both Sides Consider Costs of Combat

    JERUSALEM—An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered... Read more

  • FILE - This is a Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 file photo of  Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the members of his ruling Justice and Development Party in Ankara, Turkey.  Turkish ruling party leaders are poised to choose a new party chairman and prime minister to succeed president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Party officials are convening Thursday Aug. 21, 2014  to pick a leader whom analysts say would be loyal to Erdogan, allowing the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade to keep a tight rein on government.(AP Photo/ File)

    Erdogan Rules Out Obedient Role for Successor

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  • FILE - In this  June 27, 2006, file photo, John Jairo Velasquez, a former hit man for Pablo Escobar, gives his testimony while holding a book titled "The True Pablo, Blood, Treason, and Death," during the trial against Alberto Santofimio Botero in Bogota, Colombia. Velasquez, better known by his nickname “Popeye,” was released Tuesday Aug. 26, 2014, under heavy police surveillance from a maximum security prison northeast of Bogota after 23 years behind bars for plotting the murder of a former presidential candidate. (AP Photo/ William Fernando Martinez, File)

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  • This Dec. 9, 2009, photo shows a sign for Bank of New York Mellon in New York. Bank of New York Mellon, which has played a central role in the legal dispute that pushed Argentina into default last month, is no longer authorized to operate in the South American country, Argentina's government said on Sept. 26, 2014. BNY Mellon has no retail operations in Argentina, so the government's announcement appeared to be part of a plan to remove it as a trustee and work around a US court ruling that triggered a default on July 30. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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  • Inmates stand on the roof of the penitentiary in Cascavel, Parana state, Brazil, on August 25, 2014. Inmates rioting for better facilities in a Brazilian jail killed four fellow prisoners, decapitating two of them, and took two guards hostage, officials said Sunday. (Marcelino Duarte/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Community volunteer Edwin Schakeroh (L) helps Gavin Greely a resident fill sand bags in preparing for an expected storm surge in Long Beach, Calif., on Aug. 26, 2014. Southern California coastal areas are preparing for the arrival of big and potentially damaging surf spawned by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

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  • This NOAA satellite image taken Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at 10:45 a.m. EDT shows showers and thunderstorms affecting portions of the central Gulf Coast as a frontal boundary was sinking into the region. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

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  • M6.4 - 18km WNW of Hacienda La Calera, Chile. 32.705°S 71.397°W depth=35.0km (21.7mi) (USGS)

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  • South Africa's Ruan Pienaar, center, tackles Argentina's Martin Landajo, right, during their Rugby Championship match at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

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  • West Indies batsmen Jason Holder (L) celebrates with teammate Suni Narine (C) after scoring the winning run during a One Day International between the West Indies and Bangladesh at Grenada National Cricket Stadium in St. George's, Grenada, August 20, 2014. West Indies defeated Bangladesh 219/9 to 217/9. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Aaron Diaz and Gaby Espino, the hosts of the Premios Tu Mundo awards show. (Telemundo)

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  • In this Feb. 20, 2014, photo, a woman walks downtown after buying bread in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelans may soon have to scan their fingers to buy bread at the supermarket. President Nicolas Maduro announced late on Aug. 20, 2014 a new, mandatory grocery fingerprinting system to combat food shortages. In the spring, Venezuela tried a similar system in government-run supermarkets on a voluntary basis. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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  • Argentina's economy minister Axel Kicillof speaks to the media after leaving negotiations aimed at avoiding his country's second default in 13 years, on July 29, 2014, in New York. US District Judge Thomas P. Griesa last week ordered round-the-clock negotiations to avert a Wednesday default deadline. But talks have been sporadic and have failed to bring representatives of Argentina to the table with lawyers for US hedge funds. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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  • In this Sept. 12, 2013, picture a Boeing 747-400 of German airlines Lufthansa stands at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. The global airlines industry still expects a record profit for 2014, just not quite as high as previously forecast due to the impact of rising jet fuel prices, officials said Wednesday March 12, 2014. But the cost of fuel isn't the only challenge. Venezuela's decision to block airlines from taking profits out of the country, the Ukrainian political crisis and a vanished Malaysian jetliner are adding uncertainty to the outlook, said Tony Tyler, director-general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association. (AP Photo/DPA, Arne Dedert)

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  • Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof speaks during a news conference 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 U.S. financial and legal systems as a way to end the default triggered by a legal battle with U.S. investors. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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  • West Indies' captain Darren Sammy, center, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardena during their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup semi-final match in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, April 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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  • In this Aug. 12, 2014, photo the contaminated Sonora river makes its way through the hills near the town of Mazocahui, in the northern state of Sonora, Mexico. Eighty-eight schools in Sonora state did not open Monday along with the rest of the country because of the danger of water contaminated by the spill of 10 million gallons (40,000 cubic meters) of acids from a copper mine into this and another river in the region. (AP Photo/El Imparcial, Julian Ortega)

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  • Aleksandar Kolarov #11 of Manchester City fights off Aurelien Collin #78 and Benny Feilhaber #10 of Sporting KC late in the first half on July 23rd at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images)

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  • U.S. President Richard Nixon and Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau talk in Trudeau's office on Parliament Hill April 14, 1972. Trudeau's bid to enhance Canadian sovereignty and promote economic development in the Arctic created some friction with the United States, according to a declassified CIA report. (The Canadian Press/Chuck Mitchell)

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  • Demonstrators march in the streets of downtown Montreal to protest a proposed tuition fee hike, Nov. 22, 2012. Canadians are becoming increasingly concerned about the ever-rising costs of post-secondary education and who will pay for them, according to several new polls. (The Canadian Press/Graham Hughes)

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  • Heavy taxes compel many to drop dual citizenship to become solely Canadian. (Jeff Nelson, CC BY)

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  • Kari Lehtonen of the Dallas Stars incurs a concussion while playing against the Minnesota Wild on March 8, 2014, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The Canadian Concussion Collaborative says all sports organizations in Canada should implement a concussion management protocol. (Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

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  • Police investigate the scene of an armoured car robbery at the University of Alberta in Edmonton on June 15, 2012, that left three people dead. Canada’s largest union says better safety standards are needed in the armoured vehicle industry. (REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber)

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    A brazen attack on two armoured car guards in a Montreal suburb last week that saw thieves escape with over $400,000 has sparked renewed calls... Read more

  • Burger King and Tim Hortons locations in close proximity in Ottawa, Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

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  • Everyone watches TV in "Family Guy." The CRTC is inviting Canadians to have their say on the future of the television system. (The Canadian Press/AP, Fox)

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  • Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during the welcoming ceremony to the last of Canada's troops from Afghanistan as they returned to Ottawa International Airport on March 18, 2014, in Ottawa, Ontario. (Cole Burston/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Anthony Di lorio, a Bitcoin evangelist, stands beside a BTM that sells his own personal Bitcoins at his downtown Toronto business centre. Di lorio says recent thefts of Bitcoin are the fault of poorly secured third parties. (Chrisy Trudeau/Epoch Times)

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  • A police officer is hugged by a fellow public sector worker as they protest against proposed pension changes in front of Montreal’s city hall on June 17, 2014. Demonstrators’ raucous protest at city hall on Aug. 20—and the inaction of Montréal police—has drawn condemnation from Premier Philippe Couillard. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

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  • Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses media alongside Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (not pictured) during a joint press conference in Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada on June 9, 2014. (Cole Burston/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Sue Kenney (R) poses with a group of walkers on the Camino de Santiago, a medieval pilgrimage route in Spain. A proponent of the barefoot or “earthing” movement, Kenney leads regular guided tours along the Camino while barefoot. (Courtesy Sue Kenney)

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  • Paleontologists Looking for Another Dino Egg Nest in Alberta

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  • Khurram Syed Sher gives a thumbs up outside court in Ottawa, Ontario, on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, after he was found not guilty of conspiring to facilitate terrorism. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Sean Kilpatrick)

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  • The Canadian Medical Association’s 14th annual National Report Card on Health Care shows a similar trend seen in its previous reports, with baby boomers increasingly concerned about the outlook of health care as they age. (Canadian Medical Association)

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  • Balbir Kumar, a resident of Jaoura village, stands in his home on Aug. 27, 2014. Kumar’s house was damaged from a mortar fired from across the Pakistani border 500 yards away on Aug. 24. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

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  • Aamir Ahmed Ganaie, 15, sits in an orphanage run by an organization called the Yateem Foundation on Aug. 23, 2014 in Srinagar, India. Ganaie lost his father in the crossfire between Indian and Pakistani troops on the Line of Control between the two countries in 2004. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

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  • Commuters move past posters and hoardings of Indian films in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014. Police say they have arrested the head of India's film censorship board for allegedly taking bribes in exchange for speeding up the approval of a film.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

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  • This Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 aerial photo shows houses in a residential area partially submerged by monsoon floods at Nalanda district of Bihar, India. Rescue and relief operations continue in the state of Bihar after heavy rains caused landslides and floods in many parts of India. (AP Photo/Press Trust of India) INDIA OUT

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  • Indian school children carry national tricolor flags during Independence Day celebrations in Bangalore, India, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. India celebrates its 1947 independence from British colonial rule on Aug. 15. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi  addresses the nation on the country's Independence Day in New Delhi, India, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. India celebrates its 1947 independence from British colonial rule on Aug. 15. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

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  • Indian paramilitary soldiers patrol the area in front of the historical Taj Mahal on the eve of the country's Independence Day in Agra, India, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. India celebrates its 1947 independence from British colonial rule on Aug. 15. (AP Photo/Pawan Sharma)

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  • Guinness World Records adjudicator Rob Molloy, right, and Dr. Manoj Pahukar of Wockhardt hospital, second left, measure Jyoti Amge,18 years, at a press conference in Nagpur, India, Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. Amge was declared shortest woman in the world measuring 62.8 centimeters (24.7 inches) by the Guinness World Records. (AP Photo/ Manish Swarup)

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  • Varanasi city overlooking the river Ganges on August 4. The Ganges, India's most revered river is suffering from pollution, and the new Indian government has pledged to clean it. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

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  • Ali Fazal, left, in a recent photo with Vidya Balan (2R) pose during the trailer launch of the forthcoming Hindi film 'Bobby Jasoos' directed by Samar Shaikh, (2L), produced by actress Dia Mirza (R) and Sahil Sangha in Mumbai on May 27, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)

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  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addre4sses the media on his arrival for the first session of India's newly elected parliament in New Delhi on June 4, 2014. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)

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