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    Karzai Says Afghanistan Doesn’t Need US Troops

    KABUL, Afghanistan— In his final address to Afghanistan’s parliament Saturday, President Hamid Karzai told the United States its soldiers can leave at the end of... Read more

  • Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, Malaysia's minister for transport Hishamuddin Hussein, left, and director general of the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, right, delivers a statement to the media regarding missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner MH370, Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Sepang, Malaysia. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday that investigators believe the missing Malaysian airliner's communications were deliberately disabled, that it turned back from its flight to Beijing and flew for more than seven hours. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    MH370′s Disappearance ‘Deliberate,’ Crew, Passengers to be Investigated

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Someone deliberately diverted Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and shut down communications with the ground, and the jetliner continued flying for six hours, Malaysia’s... Read more

  • Slovakia to Elect New President

    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia— Slovak citizens are voting in a presidential election, choosing among 14 candidates to succeed Ivan Gasparovic in a largely ceremonial post. Left-leaning Prime... Read more

  • Egypt Militants Say Leader Killed by Own Bomb

    CAIRO— Egypt’s most active militant group says that one of its founding leaders was killed when a bomb he was carrying was set off by... Read more

  • In this Sunday, March 9, 2014, file photo, a man looks out from a viewing gallery as a Malaysia Airlines aircraft sits on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia. With the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 entering its eighth day, scenarios involving piracy or hijacking are increasingly being talked about as possible explanations for the disappearance of the Boeing 777 with 239 people on board. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin, File)

    Flight 370 Landed? Stealing It Midair and Landing It Would Require Special Skills

    To steal Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 out of midair would require a pilot who knew how to elude detection by both civilian and military radar. It would... Read more

  • A man uses his mobile phone in a room reserved for relatives of Chinese passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at a hotel in Beijing, China, Saturday, March 15, 2014. Investigators have concluded that one or more people with significant flying experience hijacked the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, switched off communication devices and steered it off-course, a Malaysian government official involved in the investigation said Saturday. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Hijacked Plane News: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Hijacked, Official Says

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—A Malaysian investigation into the missing flight 370 has concluded that one or more people with flying experience switched off communications devices and... Read more

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    Global Q&A: ‘Is volunteer work valued in your country or seen as less serious?’

    March 10, Volunteer work can be highly regarded and well supported, and elsewhere can lack recognition, and much needed support with the result of fewer... Read more

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    Enough Evidence to Convict Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law, Says Judge

    NEW YORK— A judge says he thinks there’s more than enough proof that would allow a jury to convict Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law and al-Qaida... Read more

  • Lt. Col Bambang Sudewo, commander of the 5th Air Squadron "Black Mermaids" examines a map following a search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that was conducted over the Strait of Malacca, at Suwondo air base in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, March 14, 2014. The jetliner vanished nearly a week ago with 239 people aboard. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

    What Happen to Malaysia Plane’s Transponder?

    As the search continues for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, a key unanswered question is what happened to the Boeing 777′s transponder. Transponders emit electronic... Read more

  • University students hold a candlelight vigil for passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Yangzhou, in eastern China's Jiangsu province. China on Friday urged Malaysia's government to release any information it has regarding the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner to help narrow the search area. (AP Photo)  CHINA OUT

    Missing Malaysian Airplane: Piracy Theory Gains More Credence

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Piracy and pilot suicide are among the scenarios under study as investigators grow increasingly certain the missing Malaysian Airlines jet changed... Read more

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    Belfast Bomb: ‘Explosion’ in Northern Ireland; PSNI Says Explosive Device Thrown at Police at Falls Road

    An explosion was reported in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, on Friday evening.  “Explosive device thrown at police on Falls Rd, west Belfast tonight... Read more

  • This photo taken in April, 2013, shows a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER at Narita Airport in Narita, near Tokyo. A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact with air traffic control early Saturday morning, March 8, 2014 on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and international aviation authorities still haven't located the jetliner days later. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

    Freescale Semiconductor: 20 Employees on Board Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane

    Freescale Semiconductor confirmed that it had 20 employees on board missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The company said that 12 of the 20 are from... Read more

  • In this Nov. 14, 2005 file photo, clouds hang over the North Sentinel Island, in India's southeastern Andaman and Nicobar Islands. India used heat sensors on flights over hundreds of uninhabited Andaman Sea islands Friday, March 14, 2014, and will expand its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet farther west into the Bay of Bengal, officials said. The Indian-controlled archipelago that stretches south of Myanmar contains 572 islands covering an area of 720-by-52 kilometers. Only 37 are inhabited, with the rest covered in dense forests. (AP Photo/Gautam Singh, File)

    Andaman Islands: India Searching Islands on Friday to Look For Missing Flight MH370

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Investigators are increasingly certain the missing Malaysian Airlines jet turned back across the country after its last radio contact with air traffic controllers,... Read more

  • n this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2013 file photo, diplomat Devyani Khobragade, center, arrives at Chaitya Bhoomi, a memorial to Indian freedom fighter B.R. Ambedkar, with her father Uttam Khobragade in Mumbai, India. On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Devyani Khobragade, the deputy consul general for India in New York whose arrest and strip search spurred an international flap, had charges against her dismissed by a federal judge. The judge's ruling said she had diplomatic immunity when she was indicted on charges of fraudulently obtaining a work visa for her housekeeper and lying about the maid's pay. But the ruling leaves open the possibility prosecutors could bring a new indictment against her. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

    Devyani Khobragade Latest News: US to Seek New Indictment After Charges Dismissed

    NEW YORK—An Indian diplomat whose arrest and strip-search spurred an international flap had the case against her dismissed by a federal judge on Wednesday, but... Read more

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    World Wide Web is Going Strong After 25 Years, But the Internet Isn’t Holding Up

    Most people would agree with the principle that good foundations are essential to any structure that is intended to last. But what if when you... Read more

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    Euan Sutherland’s Attempt to Seize the Soul of the Co-op Has Ended in Revolt

    The shocking and rapid resignation of Euan Sutherland, the chief executive of the Co-operative Group, shines a light on the clash of cultures being played... Read more

  • Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his murder trial at a  court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 14, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the shooting death of  his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Phill Magakoe, Pool)

    Oscar Pistorius was Photographed in Bloody Prosthetics

    PRETORIA, South Africa — Police photographs of a bare-chested Oscar Pistorius standing in his garage on blood-stained prosthetic legs and wearing shorts covered in blood,... Read more

  • Lt. Col Bambang Sudewo, commander of the 5th Air Squadron "Black Mermaids" examines a map following a search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that was conducted over the Strait of Malacca, at Suwondo air base in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, March 14, 2014. The jetliner vanished nearly a week ago with 239 people aboard. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

    Missing Malaysia Jet Turned Back to Malaysia Says Investigator

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysian investigators are increasingly certain that the missing jetliner turned back across the country after losing communications, and that someone with aviation... Read more

  • Lt. Col Bambang Sudewo, commander of the 5th Air Squadron "Black Mermaids" examines a map following a search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that was conducted over the Strait of Malacca, at Suwondo air base in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, March 14, 2014. The jetliner vanished nearly a week ago with 239 people aboard. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

    Investigator: Missing plane Flew Over Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysian investigators are increasingly certain that the missing jetliner turned back across the country after losing communications, and that someone with aviation... Read more

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    Types of Signals a Plane Sends Out

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— The missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 sent signals to a satellite for four hours after the aircraft went missing, an indication that it... Read more

  • A Liberian health worker holds a baby infected with the Ebola virus on Oct. 18, 2014, at the NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment center in Monrovia. The death toll in the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak has shot past 4,800, killing at least half of the more than 9,900 people infected. (Zoom Dosso/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ebola Outbreak Forces Liberians Into Exile

    BUDUBURAM CAMP, Ghana—Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can’t get... Read more

  • The Libya's eastern coastal city of Benghazi shows smoke billowing from buildings after Libyan airforce, loyal to former general Khalifa Haftar, pounded them as they were reportedly storing ammunition belonging to Benghazi-based Islamist Ansar al-Sharia group, on Oct. 22, 2014. Fierce fighting have been raging for days in several parts of Libya's second city between pro-government forces led by Haftar and Islamist militias. (Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images)

    Libyan Army Troops Advance Into Militias-Held Benghazi

    BENGHAZI, Libya—Libyan army troops on Wednesday pushed into Benghazi, the first time in two months that government forces had entered the eastern city, which has... Read more

  • FILE - This file photo dated May 22, 2014, shows Tunisian activists staging a demonstration in front of the Tunis courthouse in Tunisia in support of a jailed blogger. The arrest for drug possession of Aziz Amami, a prominent blogger from the 2011 revolution that overthrew Tunisia’s police state, prompted protests and a renewed effort to amend draconian drug laws that many say are used by police to abuse their enemies. On Sunday, Tunisians are set to vote in parliamentary elections that will nearly complete the democratic transition begun by the revolution, but many fear the bad old ways are creeping back. Just on Sept. 27 and Oct. 3, two more young men died in police custody under suspicious circumstances. (AP Photo/Ilyess Osmane, File)

    Despite Arab Spring, Police Brutality Still Prevalent in Tunisia

    TUNIS, Tunisia—When Mohammed Ali Snoussi was arrested last month in Tunis, witnesses say, police beat him with truncheons, stripped him naked and threatened to rape... Read more

  • Egyptian security forces stand guard at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Security officials said police backed by armored vehicles have stormed the campuses of at least two prominent Egyptian universities to quell anti-government protests by students. Sunday's largest rallies took place at Cairo and the Islamist al-Azhar universities. They were organized by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/El Shorouk, Aly Hazzaa)

    Bomb Explodes Outside Egypt’s Largest University

    CAIRO—Egyptian security officials say a bomb has exploded outside Egypt’s largest and most prominent university, injuring nine people including five policemen. They say the makeshift... Read more

  • Parents of the late Reeva Steenkamp, June, front, and Barry back, leave court in Pretoria, South Africa, after Oscar Pistorius was handed down a five-year sentence by judge Thokozile Masipais for killing his girlfriend Steenkamp last year.  (AP Photo/Antoine de Ras, Independent Newspapers)

    Reeva Steenkamp Parents Reaction to Oscar Pistorius Jail Sentence: June Steenkamp and Barry Steenkamp React

    The parents of Reev a Steenkamp, who was killed by Oscar Pistorius, said that they’re relieved he will be spending time in prison. June and... Read more

  • Oscar Pistorius, center, is led out of court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.  Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Thokozile Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

    Oscar Pistorius Starting 5 Year Prison Term

    PRETORIA, South Africa—Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Delivering her sentence, Judge... Read more

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 file photo, a burial team in protective gear carry the body of woman suspected to have died from the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh, File)

    WHO: Ebola Vaccine Trials In W. Africa in January

    GENEVA—With Ebola raging in West Africa, the World Health Organization is pressing the search for a vaccine and hopes to test two experimental versions as... Read more

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, a healthcare worker dons protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in the west of Freetown, Sierra Leone. (AP Photo/Michael Duff, File)

    Ebola Cases Rise Sharply in Western Sierra Leone

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone— The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first... Read more

  • Health workers carry the body of a woman suspected of contracting the Ebola virus in Bomi county situated on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.  Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

    Nigeria Declared Ebola-Free; ‘Spectacular Success’

    ABUJA, Nigeria— Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids... Read more

  • Voters queue up to cast their votes at a polling station as the country goes to the polls in Maputo, Mozambique, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Ferhat Momade)

    Mozambique Stops Counting Votes Amid Fraud Fears

    MAPUTO, Mozambique—Mozambique’s national elections commission says vote counting in the country’s northwestern province has stopped due to possible fraud with more than 60 percent of... Read more

  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 photo, Japan's Justice Minister Midori Matsushima listens to a question by a lawmaker about a hand-held fan, or "uchiwa," which is said to be distributed by Matsushima with her illustration and her policy on the other side during a summer festival in her constituency in Tokyo before becoming the minister, during a meeting of the Committee on Judicial Affairs in the lower house of the Parliament in Tokyo. Japan's trade and justice ministers both resigned Monday, Oct. 20, after accusations they misused campaign funds in the biggest setback so far for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservative administration. Matsushima resigned after the opposition Democratic Party of Japan filed a criminal complaint against her over distribution of fans. (AP Photo/Kyodo News, Toshiyuki Matsumoto) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

    Paper Fans Bring Down Japan’s Justice Minister

    TOKYO—In the heat of summer, they are ubiquitous in Japan: cheap paper fans, advertising this or that company or product, handed out at outdoor events... Read more

  • FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, file photo, a Nigerian health official uses a thermometer on a worker at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)

    WHO Declares Nigeria’s Ebola Outbreak Officially Over

    LONDON—The World Health Organization declared on Monday that Nigeria is free of Ebola, a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease. Nigeria’s... Read more

  • Egyptians mourn a victim of Sunday mortar fire in el-Arish northern Sinai, Egypt, Monday, July 14, 2014.  (AP Photo)

    Roadside Bomb Kills 7 in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

    EL-ARISH, Egypt— Egyptian officials say a roadside bomb in the restive Sinai Peninsula has killed 7 troops and seriously wounded four. The officials said the... Read more

  • 22 Killed by Rebels in Eastern Congo

    KINSHASA, Congo—A Congo official says that 22 people were killed in an attack in eastern Congo believed to be by Ugandan rebels. Governor of North... Read more

  • People from a community affected by Ebola virus receive food aid from World Food program in Monrovia, Liberia, on Oct, 15, 2014. The UN's World Food Program is also delivering emergency food rations to 265,000 people in Sierra Leone’s capital to help fight the spread of Ebola. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

    Food Deliveries in Sierra Leone to Fight Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone—The U.N.’s World Food Program on Saturday delivered emergency food rations to 265,000 people, many of them quarantined in Sierra Leone, to help... Read more

  • President Barack Obama speaks to the media about the government’s Ebola response, in the Oval Office of the White House Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Obama: US Can’t Cut Itself Off From West Africa

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to succumb to hysteria about Ebola, even as he warned that addressing the deadly virus would require... Read more

  • A supporter of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign walks pass policewomen blocking supporters of the 219 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants from marching to the president's official residence in Abuja on October 14, 2014. (Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images)

    Nigeria Agrees to Ceasefire With Boko Haram Extremists

    ABUJA, Nigeria—Nigeria’s government and Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, officials said Friday. The fate of more than 200 missing... Read more

  • Nurses are trained to use Ebola protective gear by World Health Organization, WHO, workers, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Duff, File)

    World Health Organization Admits It Botched Response to Ebola Outbreak

    LONDON—The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and... Read more

  • The "Thank you tree", designed by Swedish artist Lasse Åberg, represents a number of trees planted in Africa, and is meant to replace cut flowers as a gift to performers. (Courtesy of Vi Agroforestry)

    ‘Thank You Tree’ Contributes to a Better Environment, and Fights Poverty

    STOCKHOLM—A Swedish aid organization has developed a re-usable work of art, in order to replace the flower bouqets frequently given to actors and artists after... Read more

  • Smoke billows from a building during clashes between militias on September 16, 2014, in the Wershefana suburb of Tripoli, 30 kilometers west of the Libyan capital. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images)

    Egypt’s Warplanes Bomb Libyan Militias

    CAIRO—Egypt deepened its involvement in the fight against Islamist militias who have taken over key parts of Libya on Wednesday, with officials saying Egyptian warplanes... Read more

  • Hurricane Gonzalo as seen from the International Space Station as it moves toward Bermuda on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Hurricane Gonzalo roared toward Bermuda as a powerful Category 3 storm on Friday. (AP Photo/Alexander Gerst/ESA/NASA)

    Hurricane Gonzalo Hits Bermuda: ‘To be struck twice by two different cyclones is unusual’

    HAMILTON, Bermuda—Hurricane Gonzalo crushed trees, flattened power lines and damaged Bermuda’s main hospital during an hours-long battering, but the tiny, wealthy British territory suffered no... Read more

  • Masked demonstrators march with photographs of missing students and chant slogans to protest the disappearance of 43 students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Investigators determined that 28 sets of human remains recovered from a mass grave discovered outside Iguala, in Guerrero state, last weekend were not those of any of the youths who haven't been seen since being confronted by police in that city Sept. 26. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Mexicans Protest in Acapulco Over Missing Students

    ACAPULCO, Mexico— Thousands of protesters marched along the famed coastal boulevard at the Mexican resort of Acapulco to demand the safe return of 43 missing... Read more

  • A woman reads Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez's webpage in Montevideo, on May 21, 2014. Dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez on Wednesday launched her long-awaited digital newspaper, the first media outlet since the Cuban Revolution not under state control. (Panta Astiazaran/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Cuba Possible’ Hopes to Open Dialogue Between State, Dissidents

    HAVANA—The former editors of one of Cuba’s few non-government controlled media outlets have quietly restarted efforts to spur debate about the nation’s future, launching a... Read more

  • This image provided by NOAA Thursday Oct. 16, 2014 shows Hurricane Gonzalo, lower right. At 2 a.m. EDT Thursday the storm had top sustained winds near 125 mph (205 kph) and was centered about 555 miles (1,075 kilometers) south south-west of Bermuda early Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. It was moving north at 9 mph (20 kph). (AP Photo/NOAA)

    Category 4 Hurricane Gonzalo Bearing Down on Bermuda

    HAMILTON, Bermuda—People on the tiny British territory of Bermuda rushed Thursday to batten down for Hurricane Gonzalo, which was roaring toward them as a major... Read more

  • Hurricane Gonzalo to Strengthen, Aim for Bermuda

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Hurricane Gonzalo was expected to become a major hurricane Tuesday and poses a threat to Bermuda as it strengthens over the... Read more

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    Earthquake Today in El Salvador, Nicaragua: Prompts Tsunami Warning After 7.4 Quake (Temblor) Hits

    A 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit off the southern coast of El Salvador and west of Nicaragua on Monday night. The quake hit about 35 miles south... Read more

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, talks to an army soldier as Colombia's Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon, second right, watches, at the Tolemaida military base, in Melgar, Colombia, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Hagel is on a six-day, three-country trip to South America. Hagel will also travel to Chile and Peru, where he will attend a conference of defense ministers from the Americas. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    Report: Climate Change Poses Military Challenges

    AREQUIPA, Peru— Defense officials say a report slated for release Monday will lay out plans for the Pentagon to get a better handle on how... Read more

  • Law enforcement agents stand outside a clothing store after a raid in the Los Angeles Fashion District, on Sept. 10, 2014. Federal authorities on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, slapped new financial reporting rules on 2,000 businesses in the fashion district of Los Angeles in an effort to curtail suspected Mexican drug money laundering. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    As Mexico Cracks Down, Drug Money Comes to US

    CHULA VISTA, Calif.—For a company that booked $12 million in annual sales importing snacks like chile- and lime-flavored chips from Mexico, Baja Distributors Inc.’s offices... Read more

  • A hazmat team boards a plane Wednesday, October 9, when a man jokes about having Ebola. Screenshot from Youtube video.

    Video: Ebola ‘Hoax’ Prompts Hazmat Crew to Board Plane

    Fair warning: fear over Ebola in the U.S. has reached the point where if you make jokes about being infected with the deadly virus, you... Read more

  • Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Arrested: Alleged Juarez Drug Cartel Leader Arrested in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY—Mexican officials say the alleged leader of the Juarez drug cartel has been arrested in the northern city of Torreon. Carrillo Fuentes heads the cartel founded... Read more

  • Prince Charles may try to become Regent soon, according to the latest reports. Here he sits with Queen Elizabeth at the Braemar Highland Games in Scotland in September 2014. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

    Prince Charles Rumors: Charles May Try to Wrest Power From Queen Elizabeth

    Prince Charles may be angling to take over from Queen Elizabeth as the latter approaches age 90. Charles, 65, has along with aides been studying... Read more

  • Chile’s Top Court Halts Goldcorp’s El Morro Mine

    SANTIAGO, Chile—Chile’s Supreme court on Tuesday suspended the development of the El Morro mine owned by Canada’s Goldcorp after siding with indigenous groups that oppose it on environmental grounds. The top court ordered... Read more

  • A clandestine grave is seen in Iguala, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. State officials worked Monday to determine whether 28 bodies found in the clandestine graves are of the students who were attacked by local police in Iguala. President Enrique Pena Nieto called the deaths "outrageous, painful and unacceptable."  (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Mexico Federal Police Take Over City After Attacks

    IGUALA, Mexico— Mexico sent federal agents to take over security in a troubled southern city after the discovery of a mass grave and charges that... Read more

  • Paul Tahmooressi stands outside the Mexican Consulate in Miami, Monday, May 5, 2014, protesting the arrest of his son in Mexico. Andrew Tahmooressi, a Marine veteran who was arrested and jailed in Mexico on weapons charges for allegedly bringing guns across the border, says he never intended to leave the country but missed an exit when heading to meet friends in a border town. He told the newspaper that Mexican authorities found three guns inside the truck he had recently driven across the country to make a new start in San Diego. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

    Andrew Tahmooressi Released? Source Says Marine Will be Out of Jail Sometime This Week

    Andrew Tahmooressi is going to be released this week, according to one of the latest reports on his situation. The Marine Sgt. has been imprisoned... Read more

  • A Mexican navy marine guards the road that leads to the site where an alleged clandestine mass grave was found near the city of Iguala, Mexico, Saturday Oct. 4, 2014. Mexican officials said a clandestine grave holding an undetermined number of bodies was found outside a town where violence last weekend resulted in six deaths and the disappearance of 43 students. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)

    Mexico: No Homicide Charges yet in Army Killings

    MEXICO CITY—Mexican authorities say homicide charges have not yet been filed in the June army killings of 22 people that a witness has described as... Read more

  • Peruvians line up to vote during regional elections in Lima on Oct. 5, 2014. About 21 million of Peruvian vote in regional and municipal elections. (Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty Images)

    Peru Vote Marred by Violence, Drugs

    LIMA, Peru—Voters across Peru are choosing mayors, governors and municipal councils following the most violent campaign since 2000, with hundreds of candidates suspected of ties... Read more

  • A Mexican navy marine guards the road that leads to the site where an alleged clandestine mass grave was found near the city of Iguala, Mexico, Saturday Oct. 4, 2014. Mexican officials said a clandestine grave holding an undetermined number of bodies was found outside a town where violence last weekend resulted in six deaths and the disappearance of 43 students. (AP Photo/Alejandrino Gonzalez)

    Mass Grave Found as Mexico Probes Town’s Violence

    IGUALA, Mexico—Security forces investigating the role of municipal police in clashes in this southern city a week ago found a mass grave on the edge... Read more

  • Campaign propaganda litters the street where people wait in line to vote in general elections outside a school in the Nova Holanda slum, inside the complexo da Mare in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. Brazilians are casting ballots in a presidential election expected to force a three-week runoff campaign between incumbent Dilma Rousseff and one of her two top challengers. Brazilians are also deciding congressional races and electing governors. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Brazilians Vote in Election Full of Surprises

    RIO DE JANEIRO—The twists and turns in Brazil’s presidential race ended for at least a few hours on Sunday as millions of Brazilians cast ballots... Read more

  • Armed residents take part in a march for the first anniversary of the citizen's vigilante groups, in Ayutla de los Libres in the southeastern state of Guerrero, Mexico, on Jan. 5, 2014. (Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images)

    Mexico’s Strategy to Contain Anti-Mafia Vigilantes Is Hanging by a Thread

    Mexico’s problems with organised crime came to a head this year. Faced with government inaction, vigilantes began arming themselves against mafia in the central-west state... Read more

  • The fake news report claims Jenni Rivera is alive, not dead, after faking her own death.

    Jenni Rivera Alive? Hoax Report Claims Singer Faked Death, isn’t Dead

    A report claiming that Jenni Rivera is still alive after faking her own death, and that she will now spend 15 years in prison, is... Read more

  • Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea speaks to the Associated Press in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Sept. 1, 2014. Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released, the State Department said Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said the US is still trying to free Americans Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    American Detainee Jeffrey Fowle Released From North Korea

    WASHINGTON—American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible... Read more

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    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Missing Plane Could be Found Using Clouds, Scientist Says

    The missing Malaysia Airlines plane, Flight 370, could be found using a new method, according to a scientist. Hydrometeorologist Aron Gingis, head of environmental consultancy... Read more

  • An umbrella, which has become an icon of the protest, reads pro-democracy messages above the student-led protest site in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has claimed that "external forces" are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks, but provided no evidence to back his accusation.  (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

    Hong Kong Chief Exec: No Democracy, but Possibly a New Election Committee

    HONG KONG—Hong Kong’s Beijing-backed leader says his government won’t let the public nominate candidates to succeed him, as thousands of protesters demand, but there’s room... Read more

  • File-This Oct. 10, 2014, file photo shows Malala Yousafzai speaking during a media conference at the Library of Birmingham, in Birmingham, England, after she was named as winner of The Nobel Peace Prize.  The Pakistani teenager, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls’ education will be honored in Philadelphia. Yousafzai will accept the Liberty Medal on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at the National Constitution Center. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)

    Nobel Laureate to be Honored in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA— When Malala Yousafzai visits Philadelphia to accept an award for her efforts to promote girls’ education, she will do so as the world’s youngest... Read more

  • A Nepalese army soldier searches for avalanche victims at Thorong La pass area in Nepal, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Nepalese Army)

    Nepal Closes Trekking Route After 38 Die in Storm

    KATMANDU, Nepal—Nepalese officials closed a section of a popular Himalayan trekking route Sunday after rescuers, overwhelmed with last week’s snowstorms that killed at least 38... Read more

  • South Korean army soldiers stand guard at a military checkpoint on Sept. 17, 2014, at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom, which has separated the two Koreas since the Korean War, in Paju, South Korea. Border guards of the rival Koreas exchanged gunfire Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, along their heavily fortified border in the second such shootout in less than 10 days, South Korean officials said.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Gunfire Along Border Between North and South Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea—North Korean and South Korean troops exchanged fire Sunday along their heavily fortified border in the second such shooting in less than 10... Read more

  • In this photo provided by the Nepalese army, soldiers carry an avalanche victim before he is airlifted in Thorong La pass area, Nepal, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. An avalanche and blizzard in Nepal's mountainous north have killed at least 38 people, including foreign trekkers, officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Nepalese Army)

    Nepal Avalanche, Blizzard Death Toll Rises to 38; 300 Rescued

    KATMANDU, Nepal—A rescue helicopter spotted nine more bodies Saturday on a trekking trail in northern Nepal, bringing the death toll to 38 from this week’s series of snow storms and avalanches in the worst... Read more

  • Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo is mobbed by the media after his meeting with defeated candidate Prabowo Subianto in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

    Indonesia’s New President Faces Tough Early Tests

    JAKARTA, Indonesia—Rebooting a slowing economy in a nation of 250 million where inequality is rising, a looming decision on raising fuel prices and vulnerability to... Read more

  • FILE - In this Dec. 8, 1995 file photo, Sulak Sivaraksa from Thailand poses for a photo during an award ceremony of the 1995 Right Livelihood Award, also called the "alternative Nobel Prize," in Stockholm, Sweden. Sulak, one of Thailand’s most prominent intellectuals, is the target of a criminal complaint for comments he made about a Thai king who died more than 400 years ago, Police Col. Thiravit Busaban said Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Eighty-two-year-old Sulak was cited by two retired senior army officers on charges of lese majeste, or insulting the monarchy. If convicted, he could be imprisoned for up to 15 years. In Thailand, anyone can file a lese majeste complaint with police, and the charge has frequently been used as a weapon to harass political enemies. (AP Photo/Eric Roxfelt, File)

    Prominent Thai Scholar Faces Anti-monarchy Charge

    BANGKOK— One of Thailand’s most prominent scholars is the target of a criminal complaint for comments he made about a Thai king who died more than... Read more

  • The Australian Transport Safety Burea says the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 ran out of fuel and crashed into the Indian Ocean, as the search for the plane resumed this week. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Satellite Company Says There’s ‘Uncertainty’ Around Final Location of Plane

    The satellite company that has been instrumental in providing information about missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has said there’s nothing certain about the final location... Read more

  • In this photo taken on March 27, 2010, Myanmar ex-religious minister Hsan Sint smiles as he attends the 65th anniversary Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. A court sentenced Myanmar's ex-religious affairs minister to 13 years in jail Friday for embezzling state funds and sedition - the harshest penalty given to a high-ranking official since the country began its transition toward democracy. Hsan Sint was removed from office in June following allegations he misused $10,000 to build a pagoda near Naypyitaw. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

    Burma Ex-Minister Sentenced to 13 Years

    YANGON, Myanmar—A court sentenced Burma’s ex-religious affairs minister to 13 years in prison for embezzling state funds and sedition Friday in the harshest penalty for... Read more

  • Rescue workers stand around a collapsed ventilation grate at an outdoor theater in Seongnam, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Fourteen people were feared dead Friday after the ventilation grate collapsed during a concert by popular girls’ band 4Minute, officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Young-geun)  KOREA OUT

    16 Dead, 100 Injured in Accident at South Korea Concert

    SEOUL, South Korea—Sixteen people watching an outdoor pop concert in South Korea fell 20 meters to their deaths Friday when a ventilation grate they were... Read more

  • Rescue workers stand around a collapsed ventilation grate at an outdoor theater in Seongnam, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Fourteen people were feared dead Friday after the ventilation grate collapsed during a concert by popular girls’ band 4Minute, officials said. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Young-geun)  KOREA OUT

    14 Dead in Accident At South Korean Concert

    SEOUL, South Korea— Officials say 14 people died after falling 20 meters when a ventilation grate collapsed during a concert by a popular girls’ band... Read more

  • In this photo provided by the Nepalese army, soldiers prepare to airlift an avalanche victim in Thorong La pass area, Nepal, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. An avalanche and blizzard in Nepal's mountainous north have killed at least 27 people, including eight foreign trekkers, officials said Wednesday. Five other climbers were hit by a separate avalanche on Mount Dhaulagiri and remain missing. (AP Photo/Nepalese Army)

    Nepal Blizzard, Avalanche Death Toll Rises to 27

    KATMANDU, Nepal—Search teams rescued dozens of stranded foreign trekkers and recovered 10 more bodies Thursday in the wake of a series of blizzards and avalanches that... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014 file photo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and his newly appointed Trade Minister Yuko Obuchi chat prior to a group photo session following the first Cabinet meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Obuchi was peppered with questions in parliament Thursday, Oct. 16 over her political spending in the latest scandal involving female members in Abe's Cabinet. Three other female ministers have been questioned over campaign giveaways, gaffes or alleged links to racist groups. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

    Parliament Questions Japan Trade Minister on Political Funds

    TOKYO—Japan’s trade minister was peppered with questions in parliament Thursday over possible violations of election laws, in the latest scandal involving female members of Prime... Read more

  • HMAS Broome (II) leads HMAS Gascoyne (II), HMAS Benalla (II) and other Australian Navy ships during the International Fleet Review on October 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Over 50 ships participate in the International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

    Australia May Not Be Prepared for North-East Asia Conflicts

    CANBERRA—Desmond Ball has spent over a quarter of a century as a special professor at the Australian National University’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. For... Read more

  • Japan Earthquake Today: Tokyo, Chiba Shook by 5.9 Quake

    A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck southeast of Chiba, Japan, and it was felt as far away as Tokyo. The Japanese earthquake monitoring agency, JMA, posted an... Read more

  • In this photograph taken on April 18, 2014, survivors (C) work to dig free and assist the injured following an avalanche that killed sixteen Nepalese sherpas in the Khumbu icefall. (Robert Kay/AFP/Getty Images)

    2 Killed by Avalanches, Blizzard in Nepal’s Mountains

    KATMANDU, Nepal—An avalanche and blizzard in Nepal’s mountainous north have killed at least 12 people, including eight foreign trekkers, officials said Wednesday. Five other climbers... Read more

  • Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe (C) along with other participants march against Japanese nuclear power plant in Tokyo, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. A nuclear power plant in southern Japan won regulators' approval this month under new safety standards imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, a key step toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter rules. The word on a banner read: "Oppose to the resumption of (nuclear) operations!" (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Japanese Governor Says Too Soon for Nuke Restarts

    TOKYO—A Japanese governor said Wednesday the country should not restart any nuclear plants until the cause of the Fukushima meltdown is fully understood and nearby communities have emergency plans that... Read more

  • A scale model of a skyscraper, on Oct. 13, 2014, that a property developer plans to build in Bangkok that will be among the 10 tallest buildings in the world when it is completed in 2019. The 125-floor tower will rise 615 meters (2,018 feet) and include a luxury hotel, offices and an observation deck with panoramic views of the Thai capital, the developer said in a statement. (AP Photo/Grand Canal Land Public Company Ltd.)

    Thailand Plans One of World’s Tallest Skyscrapers

    BANGKOK—Higher than a bird, almost as high as some planes. It’s Super Tower. And it’s coming to Bangkok. A Thai property developer has announced plans... Read more

  • A photo that allegedly shows Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the shooter at Canada's Parliament Hill. (Twitter/V IMS)

    Michael Abdul Zehaf Bibeau Pictures: Photos of Alleged ISIS-Linked Gunman in Canada

    Michael Zehaf-Bibeau has been identified as the gunman in Ottawa who shot a soldier before firing shots in Centre Block, and people are looking for... Read more

  • Police and paramedics tend to a soldier shot at the National Memorial near Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

    Nathan Cirillo ID’d as Soldier Who Was Shot Dead in Ottawa (+Photos)

    The soldier shot dead in Ottawa, Canada on Wednesday by an alleged terrorist has been identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.  Cirillo was a reservist based... Read more

  • A Royal Canadian Mounted Police intervention team responds to a reported shooting at Parliament building in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

    2 Dead in Canada Parliament Shooting: Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

      OTTAWA, Ontario—A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation’s war memorial Wednesday, then... Read more

  • Police teams enter Centre Block at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on  Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014.  A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial was shot by an unknown gunman and people reported hearing gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was rushed away from Parliament Hill to an undisclosed location, according to officials. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Justin Tang)

    ISIS Behind Shooting in Canada? ISIS Twitter Account Shares Picture Allegedly Showing Some Parliament Hill Shooter

    Some people are claiming that ISIS is behind the shooting in Canada on Wednesday, and the theory was only furthered by an ISIS-affiliated Twitter account... Read more

  • Paramedics and police wheel away a shooting victim at the National War Memorial near Parliament Hill in Ottawa Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014.  A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial was shot by an unknown gunman and people reported hearing gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was rushed away from Parliament Hill to an undisclosed location, according to officials. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

    Canadian Soldier Dead: Reservist From Hamilton Dies After Being Shot at War Memorial

    The Canadian soldier shot at the National War Memorial by a gunman who then went into Centre Block has died, an official says. Canada’s Minister... Read more

  • A Royal Canadian Mounted Police intervention team walks past a gate on Parliament hill in Ottawa Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial has been shot by an unknown gunman and there have been reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Emergency responders are still on the scene as paramedics performed CPR on the soldier before he was taken away by ambulance.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

    Rideau Centre Mall Shooting: Police Say Shots Fired at Third Location in Ottawa, Then Recant Report

    A third shooting took place in Ottawa, Canada on Wednesday morning at the Rideau Centre, police said. The first two shooting situations happened at Parliament... Read more

  • Emergency personnel tend to a soldier shot at the National Memorial near Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014.  The soldier was standing guard when an unknown gunman shot him. The gunman reportedly ran towards Parliament Hill, which is currently under lockdown and surrounded by security.  Prime Minister Stephen Harper was rushed away from the building to an undisclosed location, officials in his office said. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

    Kevin Vickers, Sergeant-At-Arms, Shoots a Shooting Suspect in Ottawa; Called a ‘Hero’ (+Pictures)

    A shooting at Canada’s Parliament Hill took place on Wednesday morning, with one suspect shot dead. Two sources told the Canadian Press that Sergeant-At-Arms Kevin Vickers shot... Read more

  • A Royal Canadian Mounted Police intervention team responds to a reported shooting at Parliament building in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial has been shot by an unknown gunman and there have been reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

    Canada Parliament: Video Shows Gunshots as One Soldier Shot and a Gunman Killed

    A video shows gunshots ringing out in the Parliament Hill building in Ottawa, Canada. Dozens of officers approach a  part of the building, as shots... Read more

  • Police and Paramedic vehicles respond in front of Parliament Hill in Ottawa after a reported shooting on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa has been shot by an unknown gunman and people report hearing gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. The gunman reportedly ran towards Parliament Hill, which is currently under lockdown and surrounded by security. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was rushed away from the building to an undisclosed location, officials in his office said. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

    Gunman Shoots Soldier at Canadian War Memorial, Shot in Parliament Building

    OTTAWA, Ontario— Police say a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial has been by an unknown gunman. Ottawa police confirmed they had a... Read more

  • Police converge on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014.  A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial was shot by an unknown gunman and people reported hearing gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was rushed away from Parliament Hill to an undisclosed location, according to officials. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

    Parliament Hill Shooting: At Least One Shot Near Centre Block in Ottawa (+Photos, Video)

    A gunman shot and killed a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada on Wednesday before entering Parliament and firing off more... Read more

  • The Bank of Canada maintained the overnight rate at 1 percent in its seventh interest rate announcement of 2014 on Oct. 22. (Epoch Times)

    Bank of Canada Holds Policy Rate at 1% With Risks Balanced

    OTTAWA—As widely expected, the Bank of Canada kept its target for the overnight rate at 1 percent on Wednesday, as inflationary pressures remain subdued and... Read more

  • Member of Canada’s Parliament, Tyrone Benskin (L) speaks with investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann (C) and Dr. Damon Noto from Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting after they testified at the Parliament’s human rights subcommittee in Ottawa, Canada on Oct. 21, 2014 (Donna He/Epoch Times)

    Canada MPs: Forced Organ Removal in China Beyond Question

    OTTAWA, Canada—It’s no longer possible to deny the Chinese regime is killing political prisoners and prisoners of conscience for their organs, said Scott Reid, chair... Read more

  • The "Acorn House" built by B.C. company Nelson Tiny Houses. Prices for these tiny homes start at $35,000 for a 120 square foot house. (Courtesy Nelson Tiny Houses)

    Tiny Homes, Big Dreams

    As Canada’s overpriced housing market continues to skyrocket out of reach for many families, increasing to an average house price of nearly $410,000 last week,... Read more

  • Canadian Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney and Quebec Public Security Minister Lise Theriault address reporters at a news conference in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, on Tuesday Oct. 21, 2014. One of two soldiers hit by a car on Monday in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebe, died of his injuries early Tuesday, according to Quebec provincial police. An official familiar with the case said the suspect, Martin Couture Rouleau, 25, of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, was influenced by radical Islamists. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

    Martin Couture-Rouleau Case: Terrorist Ideology Blamed in Canadian Car Attack

    SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec—A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators, who feared he... Read more

  • In this aerial photo provided by the Department of National Defense Maritime Forces Pacific, a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter flies near a Russian container ship, carrying hundreds of tons of fuel drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia's northern coast on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Department of National Defense Maritime Forces Pacific)

    Drifting Russian Container Ship Towed to Canadian Port

    PRINCE RUPERT, British Columbia—The Russian container ship that had been drifting powerlessly off the British Columbia coast, raising fears of a fuel spill, is now... Read more

  • US Navy microbiologist Lt. Jimmy Regeimbal handles a vaccine box with blood samples while testing for Ebola at the US Navy mobile laboratory on Oct. 5, 2014, near Gbarnga, Liberia. The U.S. now operates 4 mobile laboratories as part of the American response to the Ebola epidemic. The disease has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization. (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Canada to Send Experimental Ebola Vaccine to WHO

    OTTAWA, Ontario—The Canadian government said it will start shipping its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization on Monday for possible use in the... Read more

  • A Canadian Coast Guard helicopter flies near a Russian container ship, carrying hundreds of tons of fuel drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia's northern coast on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The Canadian Forces' joint rescue coordination center in Victoria said the Russian carrier Simushir lost power late Thursday night off Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, as it was making its way from Washington state to Russia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Department of National Defense Maritime Forces Pacific)

    Adrift Russian Oil Container Ship Towed Away From Canadian Coast

    PRINCE RUPERT, British Columbia—A disabled Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel is adrift again but officials said Saturday there is no immediate... Read more

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage Paul Calandra pauses after offering an apology as members of the Conservative caucus react during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, May 6, 2013. Calandra's role has become a prominent one, though derided by many as a sign of poor conduct among elected officials. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

    The Enforcer: Problems With Canadian PM’s Stand-In

    OTTAWA—It is, quite possibly, the most loathed political position in Canada today—Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister. A few men have filled the role in... Read more

  • Students attend a rally at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax to express their concerns over a chant that promoted rape culture, Sept. 12, 2013. The chant, captured on video and posted on social media, was sung at a frosh-week event for about 400 new students at the school. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

    University Combats Rape Culture With Innovative Program

    The discussion about rape culture and sexual assault on Canadian post-secondary campuses has exploded over the past year in light of several high-profile student assaults... Read more

  • Qiyu Zou, the world’s top chess player for girls under 14, shared about life lessons learned in chess during an interview in Ottawa on Oct 10. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    14-Year-Old Chess Champion From Canada Shares Life Lessons

    OTTAWA, Canada—At 14 years old, Qiyu Zhou is one of those children parents like to imagine they will raise.  Zhou speaks four languages, plays the... Read more

  • Panorama of the city of Matera (Shutterstock*)

    Italian City Matera Was Chosen Europe’s Capital of Culture in 2019

    ROME—A victory for the South of Italy: the coronation of Matera to become Europe’s capital city of culture in 2019. A victory, seen as a... Read more

  • A Russian MiG-29 plane flies during a celebration marking the Russian air force's 100th anniversary in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)

    Estonia: Russian Military Plane Violated Airspace

    TALLINN, Estonia—Estonia on Wednesday summoned Russia’s ambassador over an airspace violation by a Russian military aircraft. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mari-Liis Valter said Estonia considers the... Read more

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks at a news conference after the ASEM summit of European and Asian leaders in Milan, Italy, Friday, Oct.17, 2014.  Putin met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and key Western leaders in an attempt to negotiate a full end to hostilities in Ukraine that could ease sanctions against Russia. (AP Photo/Vasily Maximov, Pool)

    World War 3? Russia Building Up Military for Possible Invasion of Countries Other Than Ukraine

    Fears of Russia invading countries outside of Ukraine are growing as the “provocations”–including incursions into the sea and air–increase. The latest is a Russian submarine... Read more

  • The Swedish minesweeper HMS Kullen, left, and a guard boat in Namdo Bay, Sweden,Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 on their fifth day of searching for a suspected foreign vessel in the Stockholm archipelago. The navy has demanded a 1000-meter (yard) no-go radius around naval vessels taking part in the current operation. (AP Photo/TT News Agency, Fredrik Sandberg)   SWEDEN OUT

    Sweden Scales Back Submarine Hunt

    STOCKHOLM— Sweden’s military has withdrawn some of the ships taking part in a submarine hunt in the Stockholm archipelago. Military spokesman Erik Lagerstedt said some... Read more

  • Outgoing EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton attends a European Union Foreign Affairs Council meeting at the EU headquarters in Luxembourg, on Oct. 20, 2014 where the council worked to formalize a joint EU response to combat the Ebola virus. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

    European Council Calls on More Funding to Combat Ebola

    BRUSSELS—During a two-hour discussion in Luxembourg on Monday, foreign ministers of the European Council agreed to establish a mechanism that will guarantee that health workers... Read more

  • Dr. Denis Mukwege from the Democratic Republic of Congo won the EU Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought on Oct. 21, 2014 in Strasbourg, France for his work treating victims of sexual violence. (Hugues Honore/AFP/Getty Images)

    EU Freedom of Thought Prize Awarded to Congolese Doctor

    BRUSSELS—The European Parliament announced Dr. Denis Mukwege from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the winner of this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom... Read more

  • The next generation of Swedish coins on display. According to a new report, however, Sweden may move toward a cashless society as early as 2030. (Courtesy of Riksbanken)

    Sweden May Become First Cashless Society

    GOTHENBURG, Sweden—Sweden could become one of the first cashless countries, a new report finds. Swedes already conduct four out of five transactions without involving cash... Read more

  • Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko (R) talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) as French President Francois Hollande listens during a meeting in Milan, Italy, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. European leaders and Russia signaled cautious optimism over a peace deal for Ukraine after a high-level meeting in Milan on Friday, but emphasized details still need to be worked out. European leaders are pressing Russian leader Vladimir Putin to fully respect a cease-fire deal signed last month in Belarus, which has reduced by not completely ended hostilities in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    Ukraine, Russia End Gas Talks Without Breakthrough

    BRUSSELS—Ukraine and Russia on Tuesday failed to get a decisive breakthrough in their standoff over gas supplies to Kiev and will resume European Union-sponsored talks... Read more

  • An F18 Hornet of the Canadian air force prepares to land at the Trapani Birgi air base in the southern island of Sicily on March 18, 2011. (Marcello Paternostro/AFP/Getty Images)

    NATO Intercepts Russian Jets Over Baltic Sea

    HELSINKI—NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military... Read more

  • FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, file photo shows French energy giant Total CEO, Christophe de Margerie, posing prior to a press conference held in Paris, France. The CEO of French oil giant Total SA was killed when his corporate jet collided with a snow removal machine Monday night at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport, the company said. Total "confirms with deep regret and sadness" that Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie died in a private plane crash at the Moscow airport, the company said in a press release dated Tuesday and posted on its website. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)

    Total CEO Hit, Killed by Drunken Snowplow Driver

    MOSCOW—Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when... Read more

  • A man walks past a poster reading 'Due to the strike the subway is closed' during the metro strike at Cais do Sodre station in Lisbon on October 31, 2013. Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images)

    Subway Strike Stops Lisbon Commuters for 12th Time This Year

    LISBON, Portugal—The Portuguese government’s plan to privatize debt-heavy public transport companies is meeting tough opposition from trade unions as Lisbon subway workers walked off the... Read more

  • European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi at the annual IMF/World Bank meetings in Washington on Oct. 11. During the summer, the ECB announced that it would impose an interest rate charge on euro deposits.
(Nicholas Kamma/AFP/Getty Images)

    ECB Policy Hurting Euro Depositors, Bond Yields

    Monetary policies from the European Central Bank (ECB) are forcing some global banks to charge for euro deposits. During the summer, the ECB announced that... Read more

  • Ricardo Limon adjusts a display of streetartist Banky's work during a media preview for a coming auction at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California on June 17, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Banksy Arrested in London, Identity Revealed as Paul Horner’ is Fake

    A report claiming that graffiti artist Banksy was arrested in London and revealed as Paul Horner is a hoax. The story comes from fake news... Read more

  • From left, France's  Finance Minister Michel Sapin, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble,  France's  Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron and German Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel pose for media prior to a news conference after a meeting at the finance ministry in Berlin, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Germany, France Discuss Investment Strategies to Help EU Economy

    BERLIN—Germany and France agreed Monday to draw up proposals by the beginning of December to boost investment as they try to come up with a... Read more

  • Queen Elizabeth II & Camilla, Duchess Of Cornwall & Prince Charles, Prince Of Wales attends day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2013 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse)

    Camilla Parker-Bowles: Tabloid Says Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles Outraged Over Cocaine Scandal

    Queen Elizabeth is livid that Camilla Parker-Bowles, Prince Charles’ wife, allowed her best friend Stephen Fry–among others–to use cocaine in Buckingham Palace. Globe magazine reported... Read more

  • Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, speaks at the Sueddeutsche Zeitung leadership conference on November 21, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

    ECB Starts Stimulus Purchases

    FRANKFURT, Germany—The European Central Bank has started buying securities called covered bonds as it launches its latest stimulus effort aimed at preventing the 18-country eurozone... Read more

  • Prince Charles, Prince of Wales speaks to guests during a reception to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Duchy originals products at Clarence House on Sept. 11, 2013, in London, England.  (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    Prince Charles and Palace Officials Fear Prince Will be Poisoned, Former Personal Chef Reveals

    A former personal chef for Prince Charles says that the prince is a good man but that he and Palace officials were paranoid that the prince could... Read more

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a news conference after the ASEM summit of European and Asian leaders in Milan, Italy, Friday, Oct.17, 2014.  Putin met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and key Western leaders in an attempt to negotiate a full end to hostilities in Ukraine that could ease sanctions against Russia. (AP Photo/Vasily Maximov, Pool)

    World War 3: Vladimir Putin Threatens US, Europe with Russia’s 5,000 Nuclear Warheads

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has threatened the West with his country’s 5,000 nuclear warheads. Putin has raised the specter of nuclear war for the third... Read more

  • A man walks in a street covered with snow after a heavy snow storm hit the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on March 24, 2013. Kiev administration declared a state of emergency in the city and announced that residents could take the day off tomorrow following three days of heavy snowfalls. (Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)

    Russia Agrees to Supply Gas for Ukraine as Winter Approaches

    KIEV, Ukraine—The Ukrainian president has said his country has reached an agreement with Russia on supplies of natural gas for the winter. When Russia cut... Read more

  • An illustration of the ebola virus. (Bumbasor/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Spain Gives US Go-ahead to Use Bases Against Ebola

    MADRID— Spain has agreed to allow the U.S. to use two military bases in the southwest of the country to support its efforts to combat... Read more

  • (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, file)

    India vs West Indies 5th ODI: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Start Time, Squads for Cricket Match

    The end of the ODI series between India and West Indies was slated for Monday, October 20. The match was going to take place at... Read more

  • Indian Army personnel keep vigilance at Bumla pass at the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh on October 21, 2012. Bumla is the last Indian Army post at the India-China border at an altitude of 15,700 feet above sea level. (Biju Boro/AFP/Getty Images)

    India to Construct Border Road Despite China’s Objections

    NEW DELHI—India’s government rejected China’s objection to its plan to build a highway on the de facto border with China in Arunachal Pradesh, saying it... Read more

  • Diamond geezers. Indians are taking Antwerp, Belgium. (Shutterstock*)

    The Rise and Rise of Belgium’s Indian Diamond Dynasties

    From the outside, Number 2 Hoveniersstraat Street in Antwerp is a nondescript office block. Only the clusters of businessmen speaking in Gujarati on their mobile... Read more

  • An Indian squatter smokes as others sleep on rented cots at a public park near Jama Masjid, or the Grand Mosque, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on Oct. 17 and is designated to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in the world. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

    Image of Asia: A Day for Eradicating Poverty

    In this photo by Altaf Qadri, an Indian squatter smokes as others sleep on rented cots at a public park near Jama Masjid, or the... Read more

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    India vs West Indies Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Start Time for 4th ODI

    India is set to take on West Indies in the 4th ODI on Friday, October 17. The match at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala is... Read more

  • n Indian animal rights activist holds up a placard with red-stained hands, signifying blood, in protest against ritualistic animal sacrifice in New Delhi on October 14, 2014. The demonstrators were protesting against an upcoming sacrifice to be held at the Gadhimai temple in Bara district, Nepal, where up to 500,000 animals are slaughtered as part of a Hindu ritual.  (Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)

    India Bans Import of Cosmetics Tested on Animals

    NEW DELHI—India banned the import of cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients tested on animals on Monday, becoming the only country in Asia to do so.  It... Read more

  • Sunita Choudhary stands in front of her taxi in New Delhi on Oct. 13. Choudhary, who is the first three-wheeled taxi driver in India’s capital, escaped from a violent past and now uses her time and resources to help those in need. (Venus Upadhayaya/Epoch Times)

    New Delhi’s Only Female Three-Wheeled Taxi Driver

    NEW DELHI— Married at 14 to a man almost twice her age, beaten almost to death within a year of their marriage, and then abandoned... Read more

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    India vs West Indies 3rd ODI: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Time, Highlights for Cricket Match

    India were set to take on the West Indies in the 3rd ODI of their series on Tuesday, October 14. But the match was cancelled. The... Read more

  • An Indian fisherman walks near the anchored fishing boats as strong winds blow a day after a powerful cyclone pounded the Bay of Bengal coast in Gopalpur, Orissa, about 285 kilometers (178 miles) north east of Visakhapatnam, India, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Cyclone Hudhud that slammed into India's eastern seaboard weakened as it moved inland Monday. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)

    Cyclone Hudhud Kills 24 in India

    HYDERABAD, India—Rescue workers and soldiers cleared uprooted trees and electrical poles blocking roads in eastern India on Monday after a tropical cyclone killed at least... Read more

  • Children rescued by the workers of the NGO Bachpan Bachao Andolan or Save Childhood Movement, run by Kailash Satyarthi, watch the news of Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai on television at the Mukti Ashram in New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Satyarthi and Malala jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

    Activist’s Nobel Highlights Child Labor in India

    PATNA, India — When the Nobel Committee announced that Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi had won the Peace Prize, a skinny 13-year-old boy was... Read more

  • An Indian woman shields herself with a plastic bag as she walks on a road in the rain, in Bhubaneswar, India, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. According to Indian Meteorological Department reports, severe cyclonic storm "Hudhud" is likely to hit Andhra Pradesh and Orissa coasts Sunday. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)

    Eastern India Braces for Powerful Cyclone Hudhud

    HYDERABAD, India— Indian officials are evacuating hundreds of thousands of people as a powerful cyclone sweeps through the Bay of Bengal and heads toward India’s... Read more

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    India vs West Indies Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Start Time, Highlights for 2nd ODI (Watch Online)

    India takes on West Indies in the 2nd ODI cricket match on Saturday. The game at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in Delhi is slated to start... Read more

  • FILE - In this June 12, 2009 file photo, Kailash Satyarthi, , third from left, Indian coordinator of the Global March against child labour, Chilean Juan Somavia, left, director general of the International Labor Organization, Tom Harkin, second from left, senator of Iowa at the Congress of the United States, pose with school children of the Canton of Geneva, during the World Day Against Child Labour at the Place of Nations in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Children's rights activists Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Satyarthi of India were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini, File)

    From the Life of Nobel Peace Winner Kailash Satyarthi

    KAILASH SATYARTHI BORN: Jan. 11, 1954, in Vidisha, India. EARLY YEARS: As a boy, Satyarthi was moved by other children who had to work, and... Read more

  • Satyen Das rides his rickshaw on a road in Kolkata, India, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. It took 68 days for Das to laboriously pedal his rickety, self-remodeled bicycle rickshaw from the seaside Indian city of Kolkata to the roof of the world - a 5,369-meter (17,600-foot) Himalayan pass. His goal: to promote his chassis as an environmentally sound travel option. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

    Indian Man Pedals Cycle Rickshaw to Himalayan Pass

    KOLKATA, India—It took 68 days for Satyen Das to laboriously pedal his rickety, self-remodeled bicycle rickshaw from the seaside Indian city of Kolkata to the... Read more

  • West Indies player Lendl Simmons (2L) congratulates Indian batsmen Suresh Raina (C) and Rohit Sharma (2R) as they walk back towards the pavilion after India won the match against the West Indies during the ICC World Twenty20 cricket tournament at The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on March 23, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)

    India vs West Indies 1st ODI Match Information

    India takes on the West Indies in their 1st ODI on Wednesday, October 8. The match at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi is slated to start... Read more

  • Relatives of Rajesh Kumar, who was killed in mortar shell firing allegedly from the Pakistan's side, weep inside their residential house at Masha da kothe village, in Arnia Sector near the India-Pakistan international border, about 47 kilometers (30 miles) from Jammu, India, Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. Tens of thousands of villagers were fleeing their homes in Kashmir on Monday, as Indian and Pakistani troops bombarded each another with gunfire and mortar shells over the border separating Pakistan from India's portion of the disputed region. At least nine civilians were killed. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

    India, Pakistan Exchange Fire Over Kashmir Border

    SRINAGAR, India—Indian and Pakistani troops fired bullets and mortar shells across theborder between Kashmir and Pakistan for a second day Tuesday, with both accusing the other of provoking the violence. Police in... Read more

  • Hyderabad, India. (Ben Gilbert/Wellcome Images)

    Can India’s Urban Future Be a Healthy One? (+Photo Gallery)

    A warm egg, white shell almost translucent, plops into the wire mesh gutter and rolls forward. There is no let-up in the clucking din of... Read more

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

    The Kolkata Knight Riders are set to take on the Chennai Super Kings in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament final on Saturday. The match... Read more

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    CSK vs KXIP Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Time, Highlights for Chennai Super Kings-Kings XI Punjab

    It’s Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings in the Champions League Twenty20 semifinals. The match on Thursday is set to start at 8 p.m... Read more

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    KKR vs Hurricanes CLT20 Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Time, Squads for Kolkata Knight Riders-Hobart

    The Kolkata Knight Riders take on the Hobart Hurricanes in the Champions League Twenty20 semifinals on Thursday. The match at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad... Read more

  • Barbara Smith, a nurse with Mount Sinai Health System, demonstrates to health care professionals how to properly put on protective medical gear when working with someone infected with the ebola virus at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Oct. 21, 2014, in New York City. The outfit includes two pairs of gloves, mesh breathing mask, protective hood, plastic face shield, booties, liquid resistant gown and sanitizer. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

    WHO: Ebola Responsible for 4,877 Deaths

    LONDON—Ebola is now believed to have killed 4,877 people globally and that the spread of the lethal virus remains “persistent and widespread” in West Africa,... Read more

  • Egyptian security forces stand guard at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014. Security officials said police backed by armored vehicles have stormed the campuses of at least two prominent Egyptian universities to quell anti-government protests by students. Sunday's largest rallies took place at Cairo and the Islamist al-Azhar universities. They were organized by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/El Shorouk, Aly Hazzaa)

    Bomb Explodes Outside Egypt’s Largest University

    CAIRO—Egyptian security officials say a bomb has exploded outside Egypt’s largest and most prominent university, injuring nine people including five policemen. They say the makeshift... Read more

  • United States Secretary of State, John Kerry,  addresses the media during a news conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    New Cold War: US Sec State Kerry Warns Against Russia-Ukraine Conflict Causing New Cold War

    BERLIN—Surrounded by relics of the Cold War, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his German counterpart warned Wednesday against a return to the bitter... Read more

  • An armored British prison van enters London's Bow street magistrate's court allegedly transporting suspected British terrorist Haroon Rashid Aswat for an extradition hearing, October 6, 2005. (Max Nash/AFP/Getty Images)

    UK Terror Suspect Extradited to US

    LONDON—A mentally ill British man accused of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon was extradited to the U.S. on Tuesday after... Read more

  • American couple Grace and Matthew Huang, sentenced to jail over charges they starved their 8-year-old adopted daughter to death, talk before they meet with U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, Dana Shell Smith, at a hotel in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. The American couple were released from prison in November, but were banned from leaving Qatar during their trial. Their appeal begins on Monday. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

    US Couple Convicted in Qatar Face Final Appeal Ruling

    DOHA, Qatar— An American couple convicted in Qatar of child endangerment will receive a final verdict on their appeal on November 30, a Qatari judge... Read more

  • British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond, right, speaks with Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini during a round table meeting of EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. European Union nations are working to find funds to help fight Ebola in West Africa and streamline a common approach in dealing with the health crisis. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    EU Nations Amassing Billion-Euro Anti-Ebola Fund

    LUXEMBOURG—European Union nations are working to reach 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid by the end of the week to fight Ebola in West... Read more

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    How Are Nurses Becoming Infected With Ebola?

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  • A Lufthansa jet takes on supplies at Duesseldorf International airport on March 13, 2014 in Duesseldorf, western Germany. (Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pilots at Lufthansa a to Start 35-hour Strike Monday

    BERLIN— A union representing Lufthansa’s pilots has announced a new 35-hour strike against the airline’s short-haul fleet starting Monday, the latest in a string of... Read more

  • Dr. Peter Piot, the co-discoverer of the Ebola virus, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his office at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Piot questioned why it took the World Health Organization five months and 1,000 deaths before the agency declared Ebola an international health emergency in August. (AP Photo/David Azia)

    Mission Unaccomplished: Containing Ebola in Africa

    Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to... Read more

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange before the closing bell on Oct. 17, 2014, in New York City. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 263.17 points, or 1.63 percent, following six consecutive days of loses. (Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)

    What’s Happening in Global Markets This Month in a Nutshell

    What a difference a month makes. On Sept. 18, the U.S. stock market reached a record high after a mostly uneventful summer. Long-term interest rates... Read more

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    WHO Won’t Discuss Ebola Mistakes Document

    LONDON— The World Health Organization said Saturday that it wouldn’t explain details contained in an internal document obtained by The Associated Press in which the... Read more

  • Iran, Russia Hold Joint Naval Exercise

    TEHRAN, Iran—Iran’s state television says two Russian warships have left a northern Iranian port after the two countries held a joint, three-day naval exercise in... Read more

  • Welders fabricate anchor bolts for roads and bridges at the custom manufacture Fox Company Inc., in Philadelphia, on July 16, 2014. Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the US economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    US Stands Strong Despite Fear Over Global Economy Slowdown

    WASHINGTON—Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear. The Dow Jones industrial average has lost 874 points... Read more

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Tom Frieden looks over his notes prior to testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing seeking answers about the Ebola outbreak from top US health officials. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    A Look at Latest Ebola Developments Worldwide

    The nation’s top health officials tried to assure Congress that they can halt the spread of the Ebola virus in the U.S. despite mistakes that... Read more

  • Toowoomba, Australia: Drew Rickard, 29, Student in Bachelor of Social Science and Anthropology / Part-time Rigger: In regards to the national anthem, I think it’s outdated basically in the way we view multiculturalism and how we should be embracing that more. I think it’s fairly colonial still, especially the verses that we don’t always focus on. We probably have to completely replace it in a view to focus more on what Australia is, as far as multiculturalism and different ethnicities.

    Global Q&A: ‘How would you change your national Anthem to better reflect your country’s image?’

    Some national anthems await a face-lift to embrace multiculturalism and globalization whereas other anthems may need very little or no adjustments. This is what Epoch... Read more

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  • US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talk as they walk together on the grounds of the Chief of Mission Residence in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The top US and Russian diplomats are hoping to find a way to begin reversing a yearlong spike in tensions stemming from Ukraine's revolution and civil war. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    US, Russia Vow More Cooperation on Global Security

    PARIS—The United States and Russia vowed Tuesday to renew cooperation on a broad array of global security matters, including intelligence sharing on Islamic State militants,... Read more

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  • World Health Organization, WHO, members discuss in the Strategic Health Operations Center, SHOC, room at the headquarters of the WHO in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. With Ebola deaths in West Africa forecast to reach tens of thousands and fragile health systems overwhelmed by the world's worst outbreak of the virus, the WHO stands accused of failure and faces calls for reform. (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

    WHO Calls Ebola Modern Era’s Worst Health Emergency

    MANILA, Philippines—The World Health Organization called the Ebola outbreak “the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times” on Monday but also said that... Read more

  • Iranians Protest Acid Attacks in Central City

    TEHRAN, Iran—Iranians rallied on Wednesday in the central city of Isfahan and the capital, Tehran, to protest a string of acid attacks on women in... Read more

  • An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighter hold his position on the top of Mount Zardak, a strategic point about 25 kilometres east of Mosul, on Sept. 9, 2014. (J.M. Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iraqi Kurdish Lawmakers Authorized Its Peshmerga Fighters to Help Syrian Kurds

      IRBIL, Iraq—Lawmakers in Iraq’s largely autonomous Kurdish region Wednesday authorized peshmerga forces to go to neighboring Syria and help fellow Kurds combat Islamic State... Read more

  • Israeli policemen stand guard at the scene after a car rammed a group of pedestrians near the light rail train station near Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem, Israel, on Oct. 22, 2014. A three-month baby was killed and several people were wounded on Wednesday evening in a suspected terror attack near the light rail train station near Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem. According to eyewitnesses, a car drove up to the station and ran over passersby disembarking from the train. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

    Jerusalem Terror Attack: Palestinian Drives Car Into Crowded Train Station, Kills Baby

    JERUSALEM—A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby... Read more

  • A fighter jet flies above the Syrian town of Kobani on October 19, 2014 in Sanliurfa, Turkey. (Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images)

    Syria Says It Destroyed Jets Seized by Islamic State

    DAMASCUS, Syria—The Syrian air force has destroyed two of three jets seized and reportedly test flown over Aleppo by the Islamic State group last week,... Read more

  • This Aug. 17, 2014, photo shows Pro-Russia rebels as they ride on an armored jeep in the town of Krasnodon, eastern Ukraine. A column of several dozen heavy vehicles, including tanks and at least one rocket launcher, rolling through rebel-held territory on Aug. 17. AP reporters say convoys of military weaponry and supplies have been coming from the direction of Russia into rebel-held Ukraine. Rebel fighters also described how Russian border guards did nothing to stop them. Associated Press reporters in the eastern Ukrainian town of Krasnodon observed three such convoys last week. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    Missile, Fire From Egypt Wounds 2 Israeli Troops

    JERUSALEM— Attackers from the Egyptian side of the border fired an anti-tank missile and gunshots at an Israeli military vehicle on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers... Read more

  • Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks during an interview with Venezuela's state-run Telesur network, in Damascus, Syria, on Sept. 25, 2013. Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the US-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government. (AP Photo/SANA)

    Syrian Leader Exploits Coalition War Against ISIS

    BEIRUT—Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition’s war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the... Read more

  • Swedish Commander-in-Chief Sverker Goransson talks to media after a nearly two-hour long meeting with the Swedish Parliament defence committee behind closed doors in Stockholm Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The defence forces are on their fifth day of searching for a suspected foreign vessel in the Stockholm archipelago. (AP Photo/TT News Agency, Pontus Lundahl)

    Submarine Hunt Exposes Swedish Readiness Gap

    STOCKHOLM—The search for a foreign underwater craft in waters off Stockholm has brought back memories of Sweden’s submarine hunts during the Cold War — and... Read more

  • People gather on a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, to watch in the distance the fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Islamic State Militants Seize US Airdropped Weapons Cache Meant for Kurds

    BEIRUT—Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the... Read more

  • Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi (L) meets with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, at Tehran's Saadabad Palace on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Rouhani said Iran will stand by its neighbor Iraq in its fight against the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State group and will continue to provide Baghdad with military advisers and weapons, according to a report by the official IRNA news agency. He also criticized the US for allegedly failing to sufficiently support Iraq. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iran President Pledges to Help Iraq Fight Islamic State

    TEHRAN, Iran—Shiite powerhouse Iran has pledged enduring support for the Shiite-led government of Iraq in its battle against an ascendant Sunni insurgency spearheaded by the... Read more

  • People look for their loved ones in front of al-Khairat Mosque after a suicide bomber blew himself up among Shiite worshippers after midday prayers as they were leaving the mosque, killing and wounding tens of people, in a commercial area of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Militants unleashed attacks on Iraq's majority Shiite community on Monday the latest in relentless assaults that have challenged the Shiite-led government as it battles the Sunni-led insurgency by the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Bombings In and Around Baghdad, Iraq Kill 19 People

    BAGHDAD—Bombings in and near Baghdad killed 19 people on Tuesday, the latest in near-daily attacks targeting the Iraqi capital as the country’s Shiite-led government grapples... Read more

  • FILE - In this June 9, 2013 file photo, an Israeli member of the "Woman of the Wall" organization, right, tries to hug an ultra-Orthodox woman as they pray at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's old city. Israeli police say dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews attacked buses bearing photos of women worshipping like men do. The advertisements on the buses were by Women of the Wall, a group that seeks to promote gender equality at Jerusalem's Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray. The ads showed women and girls holding Torah scrolls, an act which many Orthodox Jews say is reserved for men. (AP Photo/Michal Fattal,File) ISRAEL OUT

    Ultra-Orthodox Jews Attack Jerusalem Buses Over Ad

    JERUSALEM— Israeli police say dozens of ultra-Orthodox Jews have attacked buses with ads promoting female worship at a Jerusalem holy site. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld... Read more

  • In this image taken from a hilltop in Mursitpinar on the outskirts of Suruc at the Turkey-Syria border, Kurdish fighters walk to their positions in Kobani, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Levend Ali)

    Turkey Letting Iraqi Kurd Fighters Travel to Kobani

    SURUC, Turkey—In a significant shift, Turkey’s top diplomat announced on Monday that his country is helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to “give support”... Read more

  • A passenger arrives wearing a face mask at Los Angeles International Airport as fear of the Ebola virus continues to grow in the US on October 17, 2014. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    Lebanon Imposes Anti-Ebola Measures

    BEIRUT—Lebanon is imposing new measures to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching the Middle Eastern nation. Health Minister Wael Abu Faour says that Lebanon is... Read more

  • In this Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 photo, Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters gather to defend the city of Haditha, 240 kilometers (150 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq is facing its worst crisis since the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. troops, with the Islamic State extremist group in control of about a third of the country. (AP Photo)

    Suicide Attack in Shiite Mosque Kills at Least 33 in Iraq

    BAGHDAD—Militants unleashed attacks on Iraq’s majority Shiite community on Monday, killing at least 33 people, the latest in relentless assaults that have challenged the Shiite-led... Read more

  • An F/A-18F Super Hornet departs for the Middle East from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley on Sept. 21, 2014, in Amberley, Australia. (CPL Ben Dempster/Royal Australian Air Force via Getty Images)

    Australia to Deploy 200 Special Forces in Iraq

    CANBERRA, Australia—Australia will soon deploy 200 special forces troops in Iraq to advise and assist Iraqi security forces a month after the Australians were sent... Read more

  • Lebanese Defense Minister Samir Moqbel (L) shakes hands with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani at his office in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Moqbel also met other Iranian officials including Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council. "Iran is ready to transfer its experience in order to improve security in Lebanon and the region, and to combat terrorists," Shamkhani said during a meeting with Moqbel in Tehran on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

    Iran Vows to Aid Lebanese Military, Hezbollah to Combat “Terrorists”

    TEHRAN, Iran—Iran said Sunday it is ready to provide aid to the Lebanese army as well as the Shiite Hezbollah group to help combat “terrorists.”... Read more

  • Iraqi Shiite men who have volunteered to join government forces and militias in the fight against jihadists from the Islamic State group, take part in a training session in the central city of Hillah on Oct. 18, 2014. The Islamic State group led a sweeping offensive in June that overran much of Iraq's Sunni Arab heartland. (Haidar Hamdani/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iraq Executed 60 People This Year, Says UN

    BAGHDAD—Iraqi authorities have executed at least 60 people so far in 2014, a United Nations report said Sunday, expressing concern that “irreversible miscarriages of justice”... Read more

  • A Houthi Shiite rebel wearing a beret, stands guard while other Houthi Shiite members dismantle a protest camp on a road leading to the Sanaa Airport in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Yemeni security officials say fierce clashes have erupted between Shiite rebels in control of the capital and tribesmen allied with the country's Islamist Islah party, leaving eight dead. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Yemen’s Shiite Rebels Take Town South of Capital

    SANAA, Yemen— Yemen’s Shiite rebels a captured a town south of the capital Sanaa early on Sunday, when they also blew up the home of a... Read more

  • Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news conference on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 in New York.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Iran Bans Human Rights Lawyer From Practicing Law

    TEHRAN, Iran— Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency says a court has banned a prominent human rights lawyer from practicing her profession for three years. Nasrin... Read more

  • Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks at a meeting at the Waldorf Astoria hotel on Sept. 25, 2014, in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Iraqi Lawmakers Approve New Cabinet’s Ministers of Interior, Defense, Finance

    BAGHDAD—Iraqi lawmakers approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s remaining Cabinet nominees on Saturday, including for the critical defense and interior portfolios, completing the formation of a... Read more


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