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  • Pieta House: A Vision of Hope

    Since its inception in January 2006, Pieta House’s vision of providing suicide and self-harm support services within 100 kilometres of everyone in Ireland has almost... Read more

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  • Earthquake Today in Indonesia: 6.5 Quake Hits Near Sulawesi

    An earthquake struck near Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, according to the US Geological Survey. The USGS said the quake hit 138 miles south of the... Read more

  • Students walk on the University of British Columbia campus on Oct. 30, 2013. Adolescent mental illness is a growing concern in Canada’s education system. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

    Online Haven Gives Hope to Youth Struggling With Mental Illness

    By the time Emily Aubé was 12 years old she was having daily, crippling panic attacks that left her feeling like she was dying.  Aubé... Read more

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    Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia News: Couple to Take Break From ‘It’s Showtime’ as Crawford Charged

    Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia are taking a break as co-hosts of the ABS-CBN program “It’s Showtime” after Crawford was charged in an incident from... Read more

  • Falcao #9 of Colombia greets Neymar #10 of Brazil during an International Soccer friendly against Brazil at Sun Life Stadium on September 5, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

    Brazil vs Ecuador: Live Stream, TV Channel, Betting Odds, Start Time of International Friendly at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

    Brazil and Ecuador are set to play in an international friendly match on Tuesday, September 9.  Kick-off time is 9:00 p.m. EDT at MetLife Stadium, East... Read more

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    Japan Foots Abenomics Bill

    Sometimes economics can be easy. Plus 1.5 of growth in the first quarter and minus 1.8 percent in the second quarter comes down to roughly... Read more

  • Picture taken on October 23, 2012 in Paris shows the logo of the Euro 2016 football tournament at the FFF headquarters in Paris. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Italy vs Norway: Live Stream, TV Channel, Betting Odds, Start Time of Euro 2016 Qualifier

    Italy and Norway are set to play in a Euro 2016 qualifier on Tuesday, September 9.  Kick-off time is 2:45 p.m. EDT (8:45 p.m. CET)... Read more

  • Picture taken on October 23, 2012 in Paris shows the logo of the Euro 2016 football tournament at the FFF headquarters in Paris. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Netherlands vs Czech Republic: Live Stream, TV Channel, Betting Odds, Start Time of Euro 2016 Qualifier

    Netherlands and Czech Republic are set to play in a Euro 2016 qualifier on Tuesday, September 9.  Kick-off time is 2:45 p.m. EDT (8:45 p.m... Read more

  • Picture taken on October 23, 2012 in Paris shows the logo of the Euro 2016 football tournament at the FFF headquarters in Paris. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Wales vs Andorra: Live Stream, TV Channel, Betting Odds, Start Time of Euro 2016 Qualifier

    Wales and Andorra are set to play in a Euro 2016 match on Tuesday, September 9.  Kick-off time is 2:45 p.m. EDT (8:45 p.m. CET). ... Read more

  • Keisuke Honda (R) of Japan and Cristian Rodriguez (L) of Uruguay compete for the ball during the KIRIN CHALLENGE CUP 2014 international friendly match between Japan and Uruguay at Sapporo Dome on September 5, 2014 in Sapporo, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)

    Japan vs Venezuela: Live Stream, TV Channel, Betting Odds, Start Time of International Friendly

    Japan and Venezuela are set to play in an international friendly match on Tuesday, September 9.  Kick-off time is 6:20 a.m. EDT (7:20 p.m. JST)... Read more

  • Best Movie Industry Countries That Aren’t In The United States

    There seems to be a bias in the United States that only good movies are produced there. When in reality there are countries that consistently... Read more

  • Actress Priyanka Chopra walks the red carpet at the premier of her latest film "Mary Kom" at Elgin Theatre in Toronto Sept 4, 2014. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

    Fans Go Wild for India’s Answer to Angelina Jolie

    TORONTO—For a moment, shouting fans seemed about to grab her right off the stage.  Priyanka Chopra, the Angelina Jolie of India, was in Canada for... Read more

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    Erica Hagan Dead: Georgetown College Graduate and Kentucky Resident Died in Chile

    Erica Hagan , an American who was visiting Chile, died over the weekend. Hagan, 22, a resident of Murray in Kentucky, was found unresponsive in... Read more

  • Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque (L) gives instructions to his players during a training session at the Ciudad de Valencia stadium in Valencia on September 7, 2014, on the eve of the UEFA EURO 2016 group D qualifying match Spain vs Macedonia. (JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Spain vs Macedonia: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Betting Odds, Start Time of Euro 2016 Qualifier

    Spain and Macedonia are set to play in a Euro 2016 qualifying match on Monday, September 8.  Kick-off time is 2:45 p.m. EDT (8:45 p.m... Read more

  • England's manager Roy Hodgson attends a training session at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel on September 7, 2014 on the eve of the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying football match between Switzerland and England. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

    England vs Switzerland: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Betting Odds, Start Time of Euro 2016 Qualifier

    England and Switzerland are set to face off in a Euro 2016 qualifier on Monday, September 8.  Kick-off time is 2:45 p.m. EDT (8:45 p.m... Read more

  • Picture taken on October 23, 2012 in Paris shows the logo of the Euro 2016 football tournament at the FFF headquarters in Paris. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Russia vs Liechtenstein: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Betting Odds, Start Time of Euro 2016 Qualifier

    Russia and Liechtenstein are set to play in a Euro 2016 qualifier match on Monday, September 8.  Kick-off time is 12:00 p.m. EDT (6:00 p.m... Read more

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

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    Ireland vs Scotland Cricket: Live Streaming, TV Channel, Start Time, Squad Info for 1st ODI

    Ireland takes on Scotland in the first of 3 ODIs on Monday, September 8. The match as The Village in Dublin is set to start... Read more

  • Kei Nishikori, of Japan, returns a shot during a practice session in preparation for Monday's championship match against Marin Cilic, of Croatia, the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Kei Nishikori Girlfriend? Honami Tsuboi Linked to Japanese Tennis Star (+Pictures)

    Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori has made history by becoming the first Asian player to ever reach a grand slam singles final, and will be... Read more

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    An Interview With Megan Green of Invisible Children

    Megan Green is the supporter engagement manager for Invisible Children, an organization that began after three filmmakers discovered the horrors taking place in Uganda, where... Read more

  • Fire is seen at the scene of a car bomb attack claimed by al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab militants on the Naasa Hablood hotel in Mogadishu on June 25, 2016. (Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images)

    At Least 14 Killed in Somalia Hotel Attack; Police Say Ended

    MOGADISHU, Somalia—Gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia’s seaside capital Saturday, taking guests hostage and “shooting at everyone they could see,” before security forces pursued the... Read more

  • An armed Somali pirate along the coastline while the Greek cargo ship MV Filitsa is seen anchored just off the shores of Hobyo Town in northeastern Somalia where it was then held by pirates, on Jan. 7, 2010. (Mohamed Dahir/AFP/Getty Images)

    Theft and Piracy on Africa’s High Seas

    A report released this month by the nonprofit group Oceans Beyond Pirates examines recent changes in the nature of piracy off the coasts of Africa. For most... Read more

  • Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, wearing a red jumpsuit that designates he has been sentenced to death, raises his hands inside a defendants cage in a makeshift courtroom at the national police academy, in an eastern suburb of Cairo, Egypt, on June 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Ahmed Omar)

    Egyptian Court Sentences 2 Al-Jazeera Employees, 4 Others to Death

    CAIRO—An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and... Read more

  • Oscar Pistorius, appears in the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, June 13, 2016 for sentencing proceedings. An appeals court found Pistorius guilty of murder, and not culpable homicide for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeve Steenkamp. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)

    Psychologist at Sentencing Hearing: Pistorius ‘Broken’ Man

    PRETORIA, South Africa—Oscar Pistorius is a “broken” man whose mental state has deteriorated over the last two years and he should be hospitalized and not... Read more

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    Monkey Causes Power Outage Across Kenya

    The entire country of Kenya was left without electricity for 15 minutes on Tuesday after a monkey somehow slipped into a power station, triggering a... Read more

  • Catherine Amidu , a 12-year-old Malawian albino girl, sits in her home, in the traditional authority area of Nkole, Machinga district, on April 17, 2015. (Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images)

    Surge in Albinos Targeted and Killed in Malawi for Rituals: Amnesty

    There is a sharp increase in killings of people with albinism in Malawi, according to a report by Amnesty International released on June 7, as... Read more

  • Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the International Anticorruption Summit in London, England, on May 12, 2016. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

    After a Year With President Buhari, Is Nigeria Backsliding?

    When news broke earlier this month that one of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria had been freed, the Nigerian government... Read more

  • Cecil the lion rests in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe, in this undated photo. Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a lion appeared in court Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The head of Zimbabwe’s safari association said the killing was unethical and that it couldn’t even be classified as a hunt, since the lion killed by an American dentist was lured into the kill zone. (Andy Loveridge/Wildlife Conservation Research Unit via AP)

    Cecil the Lion Has ‘Grand-Cubs’

    Last year, the world mourned the death of Cecil the lion, who was shot and killed by a Minnesota trophy hunter. But now, a park... Read more

  • This still image taken from video posted Saturday, May 21, 2016, on the official Facebook page of the Egyptian Armed Forces spokesman shows an Egyptian dinghy collecting wreckage of EgyptAir flight 804. (Egyptian Armed Forces via AP)

    El-Sissi Says Egypt Submarine Headed to Plane Crash Site

    CAIRO—Egypt’s president said on Sunday a submarine belonging to his country’s Oil Ministry was headed to the site of the crash of EgyptAir Flight-804 in... Read more

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    Woman Has Facial Tumor Removed After 32-Year Wait

    A woman had a facial tumor that started to grow in her cheek when she was only 12 years old. Now, 32 years later, her... Read more

  • This Monday May 12, 2014 file image taken from video by Nigeria's Boko Haram terrorist network, shows the alleged missing girls abducted from the northeastern town of Chibok. (AP Photo)

    Nigerian Schoolgirl Abducted by Boko Haram Found, Is Pregnant

    A Chibok girl that was kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists in 2014 was found and reunited with her mother on May 17. The victim,now 19,... Read more

  • Egyptian protesters take part in a demonstration against a controversial deal to hand two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, outside the Journalists' Syndicate in central Cairo, on April 15, 2016. The deal to hand over two islands in the Straits of Tiran, signed during a visit by Saudi Arabia's King Salman to Cairo, has provoked a storm of criticism against Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

    Egypt Sentences 101 Protesters to 5 Years in Prison

    CAIRO—Two Cairo courts have convicted and sentenced to five years in jail a total of 101 protesters for taking part in peaceful, anti-government demonstrations last... Read more

  • Egyptians shout slogans against Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during a protest against the decision to hand over control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in front of the Press Syndicate, in Cairo, Egypt, on April 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Wide Arrests in Egypt Signal No-Tolerance Policy on Critics

    CAIRO—Hours after marching in a peaceful protest against the government late last month, Yassin Mohammed and his friends were lingering in the area in a... Read more

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    ‘Ghost Ship’ Washes Up Ashore With Not a Soul Onboard

    An abandoned oil tanker from Panama has washed up on the shores of West Africa, prompting questions about what happened to the ship’s crew.  The 210-foot-long... Read more

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    Leopard Snatches 6-Year-Old Boy at South African Game Reserve

    A boy was attacked and dragged by a leopard at a South African game reserve. Kellan Denny, 6, was playing with his eight-year-old brother near... Read more

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    Oxford Student Boasts About How He Made Waitress Cry ‘Typical White Tears’

    A waitress who was taunted by a black Oxford University student has received thousands of dollars in donations. The Oxford student, Ntokozo Qwabe, who is... Read more

  • Firemen stand by at the ready as pyres of ivory are set on fire in Nairobi National Park, Kenya, on April 30, 2016. Kenya's president Saturday set fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Kenya Burns 105 Tons of Ivory Tusks

    NAIROBI, Kenya—Kenya’s president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest... Read more

  • Congolese music star Papa Wemba performs during the Femua music festival in Abidjan on April 24, 2016 before collapsing on stage. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Legendary Congolese Musician Papa Wemba Dead at 66

    Papa Wemba, the King of Rhumba Rock has died. He was 66. Wemba, born Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, collapsed on stage during his performance at... Read more

  • Libyans wave their national flag during a demonstration marking the fifth anniversary of the Libyan revolution, which toppled strongman Moammar Gadhafi, in the city of Benghazi, the 2011 uprising's birthplace, on Feb. 17, 2016. (Abdullah Doma/AFP/Getty Images)

    5 Years After Gadhafi’s Fall, Is Libya Any Closer to Political Stability?

    After five years of violence and political instability, Libya may be on the verge of forming a stable government, after the self-declared administration in Tripoli... Read more

  • People surf at Ipanema Beach on the Day of the Dead on Nov. 2 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilians often mark the traditional Latin American holiday by visiting loved ones’ graves, while the Zombie Walk on nearby Copacabana Beach offered a modern twist. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Latest Rio Problems: Body Parts Found on the Beach

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Police attempts to recapture a drug trafficker who escaped from a Brazilian hospital have led to more than a week of... Read more

  • Mexican President Enrique Pen–a Nieto (L), Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and President of the United States Barack Obama arrive to the North American Leaders' Summit at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa on June 29, 2016. (Blair Gable)

    Three Amigos Push Togetherness in Face of Anti-Globalizaton

    OTTAWA—In the face of rising anti-globalization, the leaders of Canada, Mexico, and the United States firmly stated that the best way forward is together. In... Read more

  • Argentina's Lionel Messi shows his dejection after being defeated by Chile in the Copa America Centenario final in East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States, on June 26, (Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)

    Even Argentina’s President Called Messi to Encourage Him to Stay on the Team

    It seems Argentina isn’t ready to imagine life without Messi yet. Argentinians are imploring soccer star Lionel Messi to stay with the national team—even President Mauricio Macri. Soccer... Read more

  • An Argentine gets tickets for the Olympic games at the Shopping Leblon mall in Rio de Janeiro on June 20. (YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Headaches Over Ticket Buying for Rio Olympics, Prices Vary Wildly

    Tickets for the Rio Olympic Games this summer are still available and are the cheapest since Beijing in 2008, but the buying process has been grueling... Read more

  • Argentina's Lionel Messi shows his dejection after being defeated by Chile in the Copa America Centenario final in East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States, on June 26, 2016. (Nelson AlmeidaA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Social Media Erupts as Lionel Messi Says He Will Retire

    After missing a penalty kick and losing the Copa America final at the Metlife Stadium in New Jersey on June 26, soccer superstar Lionel Messi... Read more

  • General view of the Future Arena during the International Handball Tournament - Aquece Rio Test Event for the Rio 2016 Olympics at the Olympic Park on April 29, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

    World Anti-Doping Agency Suspends Rio Drug Testing Lab 6 Weeks Before Olympics

    The 2016 Rio Olympics can’t seem to catch a break. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has shut down Rio’s drug testing lab just weeks before... Read more

  • People celebrate the agreement between Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, and Colombia's government, in Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, June 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    Colombians Cheer Deal Putting Them on Verge of Peace Accord

    BOGOTA, Colombia—Colombians cried and hugged as the leaders of their government and the country’s biggest rebel group signed a cease-fire and disarmament deal moving their... Read more

  • An American Jaguar strolls through its enclosure at Bratislava's Zoo on November 13, 2014. (JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

    Jaguar Used in Olympic Torch Relay Shot and Killed

    SAO PAULO—A jaguar used in an Olympic torch relay ceremony was shot to death after it escaped its leash and tried to attack a soldier,... Read more

  • Mauricio Macri, President of Argentina at the World Economic Forum on Latin America 2016 in Medellin, Colombia, June 16, 2016. (World Economic Forum / Benedikt von Loebell)

    Building a New Argentina

    MEDELLIN, Colombia—After almost six months in office, the honeymoon between the international community and the new Argentine president Mauricio Macri isn’t over. In fact, it... Read more

  • Rafael Fernández de Castro (L), director, International Studies Department, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, Mexico; and Ilona Szabó de Carvalho (R), executive-director, Igarapé Institute, Brazil, speak at the World Economic Forum on Latin America in Medellin, Colombia, on June 16, 2016. (World Economic Forum/Benedikt von Loebell)

    Latin America Needs to End War on Drugs

    MEDELLIN, Colombia—Regarding drug abuse and drug-related problems, there is a global consensus: Drug usage is bad and should be reduced. However, there is no consensus... Read more

  • Secretary of State John Kerry listens during a meeting of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on June 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Kerry Asks Venezuela to Respect Rights, Ease Shortages

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday called for Venezuela to respect freedom of expression, release political prisoners and alleviate shortages... Read more

  • A woman dressed in the colors of the United States flag pushes her baby as they walk past a wall that reads, "A Lifetime with Fidel," June 11, 2001 in Havana, Cuba. (Jorge Rey/Getty Images)

    Cuban Human Rights Activists: ‘Don’t Forget the Cuban Tyranny’

    WASHINGTON—It is easy to forget that despite the fall of communism in the Soviet Union in 1989 and its satellite states in eastern Europe, communist... Read more

  • He surfs, dances in carnivals, and can sound more revolutionary than royal, but Prince Dom Joao is serious about restoring the monarchy to save Brazil. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Brazil’s Surfer Prince Urges Return to Monarchy

    He surfs, dances in carnivals, and can sound more revolutionary than royal, but Prince Dom Joao de Orleans e Braganca is serious about restoring the... Read more

  • Mexican marines escort five alleged drug traffickers of the Zeta drug cartel in front of an RPG-7 rocket launcher, hand grenades, firearms, cocaine and military uniforms seized to alleged members of the Zetas drug traffickers cartel and presented to press on June 9th, 2011. A recent report states said the Mexican government and drug cartels are responsible for more than 150,000 deaths between 2006 and 2015. (YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

    Report Says Mexico Committed ‘Crimes Against Humanity’

    Mexican authorities and a feared gang have committed “crimes against humanity” during the country’s decade-long drug war, a US-based non-governmental organisation said on Monday, June... Read more

  • A demonstrator from the Avaaz organization wears a mask photograph of the former Lower House Speaker Eduardo Cunha, as he holds up fake money outside the Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 7, 2016. Cunha is facing allegations of lying to Congress by denying holding overseas bank accounts, and has been charged with corruption and obstruction of justice. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Brazil’s Top Prosecutor Requests Arrests of Key Politicians

    RIO DE JANEIRO—Brazil’s top prosecutor has asked the country’s highest court to arrest senior political allies of acting President Michel Temer for allegedly obstructing a... Read more

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    Panther Stalks and Then Launches ‘Attack’ on Man

    Amid controversy surrounding the death of the 17-year-old gorilla, people have been keen to focus on mishaps—or near mishaps—at zoos, questioning whether the animals should... Read more

  • Tigres' forward Alan Pulido celebrates after scoring a goal against America during their Mexican Apertura 2013 tournament quarterfinal football match at the Azteca stadium in Mexico City on December 1, 2013. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)

    Soccer Player Alan Pulido Fights Off Kidnapper, Takes His Gun and Phone, Calls Police

    Mexican soccer star, Alan Pulido, managed to fight off his kidnappers and free himself after being held captive for about 24 hours. Pulido, 25, was... Read more

  • In a June 29, 2014 file photo, Mexico's Alan Pulido consoles teammate Javier Hernandez (14) after the Netherlands defeated Mexico 2-1 during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

    Mexico Police Searching for Kidnapped World Cup Player

    CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico—Federal and state forces mounted a big search operation Sunday for Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido, who was abducted in the crime-plagued northern border... Read more

  • In this March 24, 1976 file photo, Argentina's dictator Gen. Jorge Rafael Videla, center, is sworn-in as president at the Government House in Buenos Aires, Argentina. With a world divided by the Cold War, South America's dictatorships in 1975 agreed to start exchanging information on political dissidents, trade unionists, students and any individual suspected of being leftist. (AP Photo/Eduardo Di Baia, File)

    Argentine Court Sentences Ex-dictator for Operation Condor

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina—Argentina’s last dictator and 14 other former military officials were sentenced to prison for human rights crimes, marking the first time a court... Read more

  • A municipal worker gestures during an operation to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that transmits the Zika virus in Recife, Pernambuco State, Brazil, on Jan. 26, 2016. Brazil's health minister Marcelo Castro says the country is sending some 220,000 troops to battle the mosquito blamed for spreading a virus suspected of causing birth defects, but he also says the war is already being lost. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Health Experts Want Olympics Moved to Another City Due to Zika Virus Fears

    LONDON—Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the... Read more

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    Elephant Onto Ninth Prosthetic Leg After Stepping on Landmine as Baby

    Mosha, an Asian elephant, received another prosthetic leg at the Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation (FAE) hospital on June 29. She was just 7 months old... Read more

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    Singapore Airlines Plane Catches Fire During Landing

    A flight arriving in Singapore’s Changi Airport caught on fire as it was landing, according to the airline on Monday (local time). The right engine... Read more

  • Taiwan's new President Tsai Ing-wen (L) receives a national stamp from the Parliament Speaker Su Chia-chuan during the inauguration ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Taipei on May 20, 2016. (Taipei Photojournalists Association/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Cuts Contact With Taiwan Liaison Body Over Tsai

    BEIJING—Beijing said Saturday it had cut off contact with the main Taiwan liaison body because of President Tsai Ing-wen’s refusal to endorse the concept of... Read more

  • Apple currently sells its products through resellers in India but easing of restrictions may see the company soon opening stores in the world’s second most populous nation. (SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

    India Announces Sweeping Foreign Investment Reforms

    India has announced sweeping moves to expand foreign investment in civil aviation, defence, and a string of other sectors as part of attempts to open... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 31, 2016, file photo, a man watches a TV news program reporting about a missile launch of North Korea, at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea. In a remarkable show of persistence, North Korea on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, fired two suspected powerful new Musudan mid-range missiles, U.S. and South Korean military officials said, but at least one of the launches apparently failed, Pyongyang's fifth such reported flop since April. The letters read on top left: "Fail, North Korea's Musudan missile." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    North Korea Makes Apparent Progress With Midrange Missile

    SEOUL, South Korea—North Korea took a significant step Wednesday in the development of a powerful ballistic missile intended to reach U.S. bases in the Pacific,... Read more

  • The Mitsubishi Motors logo is displyed outside the company's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, on April 20, 2016. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)

    Mitsubishi Expects $1.4 Billion Loss After Mileage Cheating

    TOKYO—Mitsubishi Motors Corp., which recently acknowledged it inflated mileage on its models, is forecasting a 145 billion yen ($1.4 billion) loss for the fiscal year... Read more

  • This picture taken from a Vietnam Coast Guard ship on May 14, 2014 shows a China Coast Guard ship (L) blocking the way of a Vietnam Coast Guard ship near to the site of a Chinese drilling oil rig (R, background) being installed at the disputed water in the South China Sea off Vietnam's central coast. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

    Indonesia Detains Chinese Fishing Boat, Beijing Says 1 Person Injured

    An Indonesian Navy vessel fired upon Chinese fishing ships in the South China Sea, injuring one fisherman, Beijing officials said. The Chinese regime’s foreign ministry... Read more

  • Protesters hold placards that read: "Our anger has reached its limit" during a protest rally against the presence of U.S. military bases on the southwestern island of Okinawa in Naha, Okinawa, on June 19, 2016 as many of them wearing black to mourn the rape and killing of a local woman in which a former U.S. Marine is a suspect. The rally called for a review of the U.S.-Japanese security agreement, which burdens Okinawa with hosting the bulk of American troops in Japan. (Ryosuke Uematsu/Kyodo News via AP)

    Massive Protest on Okinawa Opposes US Military After Killing

    TOKYO—Tens of thousands of people on the Japanese island of Okinawa protested Sunday against the presence of U.S. military bases there, many wearing black to... Read more

  • Indonesia'S KOPASKA elite Navy commando unit conduct security patrols on Sept. 27, 2013. (Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Says Indonesian Navy Shot at Chinese Fishermen

    BEIJING—China’s Foreign Ministry said Sunday that the Indonesian navy opened fire at a Chinese fishing boat in the South China Sea, injuring a fisherman and... Read more

  • Oscar Lai, a member of pro-democracy group Demosisto, throws a newspaper reporting Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-Kee into the Chinese central government's liaison office in Hong Kong, Friday, June 17, 2016. Lam, one of the five Hong Kong booksellers whose disappearances sparked international concern, said Thursday he spent months confined in a room under constant surveillance by mainland Chinese authorities, who interrogated him about his publishing company's authors and customers. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Hong Kong Bookseller’s Revelations Deepen Rift With Beijing

    HONG KONG—A Hong Kong bookseller’s revelation of months spent in harrowing detention by mainland Chinese authorities is inflaming tense relations between the semiautonomous city and... Read more

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    Malaysia’s First Islamic Airline No Longer Allowed to Fly

    Malaysia-based airline Rayani Air is grounded due to concerns about safety and inadequate management, the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) and Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) announced on... Read more

  • Philippine National Police Spokesman C/Supt. Wilben Mayor, right, and PNP Crime Laboratory Chief C/Supt. Emmanuel Aranas listen to questions from the media after reading the statement on the beheading of a Canadian hostage Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at Camp Crame in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Philippine officials have confirmed that Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded Canadian Robert Hall, the second Canadian hostage to be killed by Abu Sayyaf militants in two months after their demands for a large ransom were not met. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Philippine Officials Confirm Canadian Hostage Was Beheaded

    MANILA, Philippines—Philippine officials confirmed Tuesday that Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded a Canadian man, the second Canadian hostage to be killed in two months after their... Read more

  • A Bangladeshi student holds a portrait of a University Professor A.F.M. Rezaul Karim Siddique during a protest against his killing in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 29, 2016. Authorities have rounded up about 1,600 criminal suspects, including a few dozen believed to be Islamist radicals, in a nationwide crackdown aimed at halting a wave of brutal attacks on minorities and activists in Bangladesh, police said Saturday, June 11, 2016. (AP Photo)

    Bangladesh Detains 1,600 in Drive Against Islamist Radicals

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    Indian Police Make New Arrests in Kidney Sale Racket

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  • FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2012, file photo, Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, center, is surrounded by his family members, from left, Princess Somsavali, his daughter Princess Ubolratana, his daughter Princess Chulabhorn, Princess Siribhachudabhorn, Royal Consort Princess Srirasm, his grandson Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti, his son Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn and his daughter Princess Sirindhorn after addressing the crowd from a balcony of the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall on his 85th birthday in Bangkok, Thailand. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, on Thursday June 9, 2016, marks his 70th year on the throne. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn, File)

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  • This photo taken on October 23, 2013 shows Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) fighter jets leaving their base in Shanghai. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chinese Jet Intercepts US Air Force Plane, ‘Improper Airmanship’ to Blame

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  • A protestor displays a placard at a Lancome counter inside a department store at Hong Kong's Times Square, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. French cosmetics company Lancome has sparked a backlash in Hong Kong after it canceled a promotional concert featuring a singer known for pro-democracy views, with many accusing it of caving in to political pressure from Beijing. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Lancome Shuts Hong Kong Shops as ‘Kowtow’ Controversy Grows

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    US Navy Bans Sailors From Drinking Alcohol in Japan

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  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (C) speaks to journalists in Davao City on June 2, 2016. (Manman Dejeto/AFP/Getty Images)

    Philippine President Urges Public to Kill Drug Dealers

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    Lion Pounces and Roars at 2-Year-Old Boy Before Slamming Face-First Into Glass

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  • A woman holds up a placard at a demonstration by Pro EU campaigners outside the Scottish Parliament ahead of a debate on the EU Referendum result and the implications for Scotland, in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 28, 2016.
The Scottish National Party is weighing another referendum on Scotland separating from the U.K. after the “leave” side won last week’s Brexit referendum. (ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty)

    Reluctant Canada and UK Citizens Talk Brexit

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  • Bombardier's CSeries commercial jet takes off on its first flight in Montreal on Sept. 16, 2013. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

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  • Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks during a news conference after reaching a deal to expand the Canada Pension Plan, Vancouver, June 20, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)

    CPP Upgrades Not Needed by All, Expert Says

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  • Mexican President Enrique Pen–a Nieto (L), Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and President of the United States Barack Obama arrive to the North American Leaders' Summit at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa on June 29, 2016. (Blair Gable)

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  • A sold sign is pictured outside a home in Vancouver on June 28, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Jonathan Hayward)

    BC Real Estate Panel Calls for Hefty Fines, End to Aggressive Marketing

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    Canada in Brief, June 23-29

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  • Federal Housing MInister Jean-Yves Duclos meets with housing and homeless advocates, activists, and residents from Victoria's tent city during a protest outside Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria on June 28, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)

    Canadians Will Be Consulted on Housing Strategy, Says Duclos

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  • (L-R) Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and U.S. President Barack Obama arrive for the North American Leaders' Summit at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa on June 29, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick)

    Three Amigos Make North American Clean Energy Pledge

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  • Jay Brauneisen, an Edmonton resident whose mother-in-law, Huixia Chen, has been detained in China for her practice of Falun Dafa, speaks at a rally calling for her release on June 30, 2016 in Edmonton, while his wife Hongyan Lu, Chen’s daughter, looks on. (Omid Ghoreishi/Epoch Times)

    Canadian Woman Worried for Mother Arrested in China

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  • Former Canadian minister David Kilgour speaks to reporters in Ottawa on June 24, 2016 about the updated report organ harvesting in China that he wrote with David Matas and Ethan Gutmann. (Jonathan Ren/Epoch Times)

    China’s Forced Organ Transplant Industry Much Larger Than Suspected, Say Canadian Investigators

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    Enhancing the Allure of Classical Music

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    Canada Post Looking at the Role of Drones in Making Deliveries

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    CPP Agreement Reached, Premiums to Increase in 2019

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    Canada in Brief, June 16-22

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    Goodale Rejects Call to Change Classification of AR-15 Rifle

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  • The submarine HMCS Windsor heads out the harbour in Halifax on May 26, 2016. Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, outgoing commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, says Canada is vulnerable and needs to work even more closely with the United States to improve the maritime security of North America. (The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan)

    Canada Vulnerable to Threats, Outgoing Commander of Navy Warns

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  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signs a book of condolence at the U.S. embassy in Ottawa as Sophie Gregoire Trudeau looks, June 14, 2016. The Prime Minister visited the embassy to pay his respects as Americans grieve the killings of 49 patrons at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

    Canada in Brief, June 9-15

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    UBC Tower to Be Among World’s Tallest Wood Buildings

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  • Photographs of victims were displayed among carnations as family members, colleagues and friends gather for a memorial ceremony at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Thursday, June 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    US Congressman: Chechen Extremist Behind Istanbul Attack

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  • Leave campaigner and Secretary of State for Justice Michael Gove arrives for a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in London, Monday, June 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Justice Secretary Gove to Spell Out Post-Brexit Plans

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  • Police officers stand as family members, colleagues and friends of the victims of Tuesday blasts gather for a memorial ceremony at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Thursday, June 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    Turkish Official: Mastermind of Feb ‘Terror Attack’ Killed

    ISTANBUL—As Turkey pressed ahead with an investigation into the triple suicide bombing at Istanbul’s busiest airport bombing and track down suspects, its security forces killed... Read more

  • Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico takes his seat during a goverment meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia, Thursday, June 30, 2016.  Slovakia will undertake their six-month presidency of the European Union from July  2016. (AP Photo/Bundas Engler)

    Too Much Brussels in EU, New Presidency Says After UK Exit

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  • Turkish police officers stand outside Istanbul's Ataturk airport, late Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    Turkish Raids Target Islamic State Group, 13 Held

    ISTANBUL—Police on Thursday conducted simultaneous raids on 16 locations in Istanbul, rounding up 13 people suspected of involvement in a devastating attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk... Read more

  • Mariano Rajoy, leader of the Popular Party (PP) and Spain's caretaker prime minister, delivers a speech after a meeting of the national executive committee held one day after the Spanish general elections, at the PP headquarters in Madrid, on June 27, 2016. (Jose Jordan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Once Again a Spanish Election Saves the Establishment and Deals Podemos a Blow

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  • British Prime Minister David Cameron walks to get in a car as he leaves 10 Downing Street in London, to attend Prime Minister's Questions at the Houses of Parliament, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Conservative Contenders Line Up to Replace UK’s Cameron

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  • A worker inspects the damages at the entrance of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, Wednessday, June 29, 2016. Suicide attackers killed dozens at the busy airport late Tuesday, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months. Turkish officials said the massacre was most likely the work of the Islamic State group. (AP Photo) TURKEY OUT

    Suicide Blasts Kill Dozens at Istanbul Airport

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  • European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, speaks with British Prime Minister David Cameron prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. EU heads of state and government meet Tuesday and Wednesday in Brussels for the first time since Britain voted to leave the European Union, throwing British and European politics into disarray. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Division, Confusion as EU Rethinks Future Without Britain

    BRUSSELS—EU leaders are meeting Wednesday without Britain for the first time to rethink their union and keep it from disintegrating after Britain’s unprecedented vote to... Read more

  • An entrance of the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul after explosions, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Two explosions have rocked Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing at least 10 people and wounding around 20 others, Turkey's justice minister and another official said Tuesday. (DHA via AP)

    Exclusive Photos: Turkey’s Ataturk Airport Hit by Explosions, 31 Dead

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  • Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks to the media outside Bute House, following an emergency Scottish cabinet meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, on June 25, 2016. (Jane Barlow/PA via AP)

    Scottish Leader May Try to Block ‘Brexit’ as Turmoil Spreads

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  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks about the referendum in Britain at the chancellery in Berlin, on June 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Germany’s Merkel at Center Stage as EU Faces Brexit Fallout

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    Now That Britain Wants Out, EU Must Figure Out How to Do It

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  • A man takes a copy of the London Evening Standard with the front page reporting the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron and the vote to leave the EU in a referendum, showing a pictured of Cameron holding hands with his wife Samantha as they come out from 10 Downing Street, in London on June 24, 2016. 
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    Obama and NATO Respond to Britain’s Decision to Leave EU

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  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron turns away after speaking to the media in front of 10 Downing Street, London, Friday, June, 24, 2016, where he announced he will resign by the time of the Conservative Party conference in the autumn, following the result of the EU referendum, in which the Britain voted to leave the EU. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    David Cameron’s Resignation to Set Off Leadership Scramble

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  • Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks outside 10 Downing Street, London as his wife Samantha looks on Friday, June 24, 2016. Cameron says he will resign by the time of party conference in the fall after  Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, according to tallies of official results Friday. (Lauren Hurley/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

    Britain Votes to Leave EU: Cameron to Resign; Markets Rocked

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  • Police officers stand outside of a cinema in Viernheim near Mannheim, southern Germany, Thursday, June 23, 2016. A gunman was shot by police after he took hostages in the complex.  (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)

    Germany: Suspect in Cinema Incident Dead, No Others Injured

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    Gunman Opens Fire at German Cinema, Suspect Dead

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  • British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha Cameron arrive to vote in the EU Referendum at Central Methodist Hall, Wesminster on June 23, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. The United Kingdom has gone to the polls to decide whether or not the country wishes to remain within the European Union. After a hard fought campaign from both REMAIN and LEAVE the vote is too close to call. A result on the referendum is expected on Friday morning.

    Voters Decide in Britain’s Historic EU Referendum

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  • The landscape of Manipur, India, in the background. (Wikimedia/Mongyamba, CC BY-SA) Top right: Satyendra Garg, joint secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, is chairing the meeting between the armed groups and the Manipur state government.

    India: Government and Armed Groups Begin Political Dialogue After 10 Years

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  • Apple currently sells its products through resellers in India but easing of restrictions may see the company soon opening stores in the world’s second most populous nation. (SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

    India Announces Sweeping Foreign Investment Reforms

    India has announced sweeping moves to expand foreign investment in civil aviation, defence, and a string of other sectors as part of attempts to open... Read more

  • Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (R) shakes hands with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi before their meeting in New Delhi, India, on June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

    India Sure of China’s Support for Nuclear Group’s Membership

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  • President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister India Narendra Modi before their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    India’s Bid to Join Nuclear Supplier Group a Point of Pride

    NEW DELHI—India is rejoicing over news that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brokered deals with U.S. officials to bring New Delhi closer to its long-held... Read more

  • Indian labourers in a hospital near New Delhi after one of their kidneys was removed. Recently, New Delhi police have arrested three kidney donors over an illegal organ trafficking racket at one of India’s top hospitals.  (MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Indian Police Make New Arrests in Kidney Sale Racket

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    Monkey Tricks Shopkeeper in India, Leaves With 10,000 Rupees

    A jewelry store owner in India was swindled by a monkey after he offered it a treat outside his shop. CCTV footage shows the monkey... Read more

  • A labourer pushes a handcart on a street in Imphal in the northeastern state of Manipur on Feb. 20, 2012. Promoted in official tourist brochures as the "jewel of India," the tiny state of Manipur often seems closer to an ignored family heirloom than a proudly coveted gem. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/GettyImages)

    India: A Faux Pas in Manipur’s Three Bills

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  • Indian Prime Minister India Narendra Modi looks over his shoulder to speak with an aide during his meeting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Indian PM Burnishes His Standing With Address to Congress

    WASHINGTON—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets to burnish his standing as a trusted U.S. partner Wednesday, addressing a joint meeting of Congress after years of... Read more

  • President Barack Obama (L) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the gardens of the Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Is the Obama-Modi Friendship Real? In India, Many Doubt It

    NEW DELHI—It’s a friendship between two powerful men that transcends politics, transcends diplomacy. It certainly looked like genuine affection when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi... Read more

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    Buddhist Monk in Bangladesh Has Throat Slit in Murder

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP)—A 75-year-old Buddhist monk has been killed in a monastery in southeastern Bangladesh, police said Saturday. The body of Maung Shue U. Chak... Read more

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    72-Year-Old Indian Woman Gives Birth to Healthy Baby Boy

    A 72-year-old Indian woman has reportedly given birth to a healthy child. The Guardian reported that Daljinder Kaur, the woman, and her 79-year-old husband, Mohinder... Read more

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    Indian Teen Dies After Shooting Himself While Taking Selfie

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    Indian Father Went to Extreme Measures to Punish Teen Who Allegedly Abused His Baby Daughter

    An Indian father cut off the hands of a teen who allegedly sexually abused his baby daughter. The 17-year-old was accused of assaulting a seven-month-old infant... Read more

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    Police Uncover ‘Baby Farm’ Where Unwanted Infants Were Sold and Swapped: Report

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    Video: Children Climb Down Dangerous Wells to Fetch Water After Drought Hits India

    India is facing a severe water crisis and village children are finding extreme ways to fetch water. A video shows children climbing down the steep... Read more

  • Britain's Prince William, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, take a tour of Gandhi Smriti, where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and was assassinated on 30 January 1948, in New Delhi, India, Monday, April 11, 2016.(Saurabh Das/ Pool Photo via AP)

    Prince William, Wife Kate Pay Respect to Gandhi in India

    NEW DELHI—The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid their respects to Indian independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi on Monday and met with young entrepreneurs in... Read more

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    93-Year-Old Indian ‘Uncle’ Gets to Meet Prince William and Kate Middleton Thanks to the Internet

    A 93-year-old Indian entrepreneur earned a meeting with Prince William and Kate Middleton after sweeping the Internet with his invitation to the royal couple. Boman... Read more

  • People gather near damaged buildings at the spot where a massive fire broke out during a fireworks display at the Puttingal temple complex in Paravoor village, Kollam district, southern Kerala state, India, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Dozens were killed and many more were injured when a spark from an unauthorized fireworks show ignited a separate batch of fireworks that were being stored at the temple complex, officials said.(AP Photo/ Jyothiraj. N.S)

    Fireworks Accident at Temple in India Kills More Than 100

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  • Bangladeshi students protest seeking arrest of three motorcycle-riding assailants who hacked student activist Nazimuddin Samad to death as he walked with a friend, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, April 7, 2016. ( AP Photo)

    Student Opponent of Radical Islam Slain on Bangladesh Street

    NEW DELHI—Three motorcycle-riding assailants hacked and shot to death a student opponent of radical Islam as he was walking with a friend along a street... Read more

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    Restaurant Owner Installs Fridge Outside to Feed the Homeless 24/7

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  • USA first lady Michelle Obama (L) looks on as she visits a woman education program in Monrovia on June 27, 2016. US First Lady Michelle Obama told girls in Liberia on Monday to fight to stay in school, as she visited the west African country where the vast majority drops out due to financial pressures. (DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

    For Girls in Liberia, Going to School Is a Delicate Venture

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  • Bangladeshi security personnel stand guard near a restaurant that has reportedly been attacked by unidentified gunmen in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, July 1, 2016. Local media reported that a group of attackers took hostages inside a restaurant frequented by both locals and foreigners in a diplomatic zone in Bangladesh's capital. (AP Photo)

    Gunmen Take Hostages at Bangladesh Restaurant; 2 Dead

    DHAKA, Bangladesh—As many as nine gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday night, taking... Read more

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    Hindu Temple Worker Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

    DHAKA, Bangladesh—A Hindu temple worker was hacked to death in southwest Bangladesh early Friday in the latest attack blamed on radical Islamists, police said. At... Read more

  • In this Thursday, June 30, 2016 photo, a couple stand next to a banner calling for voting to leave the European Union during the referendum, at Brynmawr, South Wales.  Ed Poole, lecturer in politics at Cardiff University says "Maybe some voters didn’t fully understand the role of EU funds in supporting their communities." but more than half the people voted to leave the EU and many like John Thompson, a retired truck driver say the EU doesn’t just hand out the money: "They tell us how to spend it. That's not democracy." (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

    Wales Votes ‘Leave’ Despite Millions in EU Support

    BRYNMAWR, Wales—The modern highway connecting Brynmawr to other former coal-mining towns in South Wales was partly funded by the European Union, replacing a three-lane road... Read more

  • Britain's Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, right, pay respect during a ceremony in the cemetery of the World War I Thiepval Monument during the Somme centenary commemorations in Thiepval, northern France, Friday, July 1st, 2016. One week after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron and royal family members will stand side-by-side with France's President to celebrate their historic alliance at the centenary of the deadliest battle of World War I. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)

    Now Isolated, Britain Joins France at WWI Centenary Event

    THIEPVAL, France—One week after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, British Prime Minister David Cameron and members of the royal family were standing side-by-side... Read more

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Fiona Bruce MP, Chair of the Commission
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The Rt Hon Lord Patten of Barnes, Governor of Hong Kong (1992-1997) Chairman of the Conservative Party (1990-1992) present the new report from the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission entitled 'The Darkest Moment: The Crackdown on Human Rights in China 2013-2016' in the UK Parliament on June 28, 2016. (Roger Luo/Epoch Times)

    UK Government Should Review Its China Policy, Commission Urges

    A new report urging the UK government to rethink its China policy was launched by The Conservative Party Human Rights Commission on Tuesday. The report,... Read more

  • Special police members patrol as family members, colleagues and friends of the victims of Tuesday blasts gather for a memorial ceremony at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Thursday, June 30, 2016. A senior Turkish official on Thursday identified the Istanbul airport attackers as a Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz national hours after police carried out sweeping raids across the city looking for Islamic State suspects. Tuesday's gunfire and suicide bombing attack at Ataturk Airport killed dozens and injured over 200. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Ataturk airport attack within Turkey.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    Turkish Official: Attackers Were From Russia, Central Asia

    ISTANBUL—As the death toll from the Istanbul airport attack rose Thursday to 44, a senior Turkish official said the three suicide bombers who carried it... Read more

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his meeting with Russian Ambassadors in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 30, 2016.Putin said that Russia will respond to NATO's military buildup near its borders, but will not be drawn into an arms race. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

    Putin Issues Decree to Lift Ban on Tourism to Turkey

    MOSCOW—The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a decree lifting restrictions on tourism to Turkey following its’ apology for downing a Russian warplane... Read more

  • Former London Mayor and Conservative MP Boris Johnson waves as he speaks ruling himself out of becoming the next Conservative party leader at St Ermin's Hotel on June 30, 2016 in London, England.

    UK in Shock as Johnson Drops Leadership Bid

    LONDON—In a real-life political drama mixing Shakespearean tragedy with “House of Cards,” Britain’s victorious anti-EU campaigner Boris Johnson saw his chances of leading his country... Read more

  • An EgyptAir Airbus A320 with the registration SU-GCC taking off from Vienna International Airport, Austria, on August 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Thomas Ranner, File)

    EgyptAir Black Boxes Confirm Smoke Was Detected on Doomed Plane

    A black box recording from the crashed EgyptAir plane confirms there was smoke on board, Egyptian investigators said. In a progress report on Wednesday, the... Read more

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    An Interview With Megan Green of Invisible Children

    Megan Green is the supporter engagement manager for Invisible Children, an organization that began after three filmmakers discovered the horrors taking place in Uganda, where... Read more

  • A Turkish Airlines plane takes off at the Ataturk Airport on May 15, 2013 in Istanbul, during a strike of some employees of Turkish Airlines. Turkey's aviation union said on May 15, 2013 that Turkish Airlines (THY) workers were on strike for better pay and rehiring of their sacked colleagues. The Turkish Civil Aviation Union (Hava-Is) represents some 14,000 THY workers out of a total of 16,000. AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE        (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

    2 Explosions Rock Istanbul Airport, Multiple People Injured

    ISTANBUL—A Turkish official says two explosions have rocked Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, wounding multiple people. The official said Tuesday it was unclear whether the explosions were... Read more

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    6-Year-Old Walks Out of UNICEF Social Experiment Because She Is Too Upset

    What would you do if you saw a 6-year-old alone in a public place? Apparently, it depends on how the child is dressed. UNICEF Georgia... Read more

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    Russia Claims US Destroyer Got Too Close to Its Navy Ship in the Mediterranean

    Russia’s Defense Ministry said Tuesday that a U.S. guided missile destroyer came dangerously close to its warship Yaroslav Mudry in the Mediterranean Sea, describing it... Read more

  • Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by army soldiers to a waiting helicopter, at a federal hangar in Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. The world's most wanted drug lord was recaptured by Mexican marines Friday, six months after he fled through a tunnel from a maximum secuirty prison in a made-for-Hollywood escape that deeply embarrassed the government and strained ties with the United States. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarter)

    Mexican Drug Lord Files Appeals Against Extradition

    MEXICO CITY — Lawyers for Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have filed two appeals against his extradition to the United States. Lawyer Jose... Read more

  • FILE - In this file photo taken on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talk to each other as they pose for the media before their talks during the G-20 Summit in Antalya,Turkey.The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday it will take time to mend ties with Turkey after the November downing of a Russian military jet. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

    Kremlin Says It Will Take Time to Mend Ties With Turkey

    MOSCOW — The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday it will take time to mend ties with Turkey after the November downing of... Read more

  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon makes a statement to the press at a UNWRA school during his visit to the Gaza Strip, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    UN Chief Criticizes Gaza Blockade After Israel–Turkey Deal

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip—The U.N. chief on Tuesday criticized Israel’s blockade of Gaza, a day after Israel and Turkey reached a broad reconciliation pact that... Read more

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) shakes hands with European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) prior to a meeting at the European Union Commission headquarters in Brussels on June 28, 2016.  / AFP / THIERRY CHARLIER        (Photo credit should read THIERRY CHARLIER/AFP/Getty Images)

    EU Leaders Plot a Future Without Britain, Demand Answers

    BRUSSELS — European Union leaders began plotting a future without Britain on Tuesday, urging the island nation and economic powerhouse to disentangle itself as fast... Read more

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    Quake Hits Southern Mexico, Sways Tall Buildings in Capital

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong earthquake struck in southern Mexico on Monday afternoon, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage... Read more

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu, left, during their meeting at Villa Taverna, U.S. Embassy, in Rome, Italy, Monday, June 27, 2016. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA pool via AP)

    Israeli, Turkish Leaders Look to Gain From Reconciliation

      JERUSALEM — Israel and Turkey struck a broad reconciliation pact Monday that will restore full diplomatic relations after six years of animosity between the... Read more

  • Shiite Muslims Hezbollah militants stand to attention as hundreds of people gather in a huge hall waiting to watch a televised speech by Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Shiite Muslim Lebanese Hezbollah militant group on February 22, 2008, in Beirut's southern suburb, ten days after the assassination of Hezbollah commander Imad Mughnieh in a bomb attack in Damascus. Nasrallah's televised speech marked the killing of Mughnieh and the 1992 assassination of its former leader Abbas Mussawi in an Israeli helicopter strike and assassinated Sheikh Ragheb Harb in 1984.  AFP PHOTO / JOSEPH BARRAK (Photo credit should read JOSEPH BARRAK/AFP/Getty Images)

    Loyal to Iran, Hezbollah Keeps Lebanon as an Accomplice in Terror

    JERUSALEM—Harsh new economic measures against Hezbollah in Lebanon won’t directly impact funding for the terrorist group, according to its leader. The stopgap U.S. measure against... Read more

  • This picture released by the Iranian state-run IRIB News Agency on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, shows detention of American Navy sailors by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Persian Gulf, Iran. Iranian state television is reporting that all 10 U.S. sailors detained by Iran after entering its territorial waters have been released. Iran's Revolutionary Guard said the sailors were released Wednesday after it was determined that their entry was not intentional. (Sepahnews via AP)

    US Navy Report: How the Events Unfolded When American Sailors Were Detained by Iranians

    Two U.S. Navy boats were on their way from Kuwait to Bahrain on Jan. 12 when one of them broke down—in Iranian territorial waters. Moments... Read more

  • Passengers embrace each other as they wait outside Istanbul's Ataturk airport, early Wednesday, June 29, 2016 following their evacuation after a blast. Suspected Islamic State group extremists have hit the international terminal of Istanbul's Ataturk airport, killing dozens of people and wounding many others, Turkish officials said Tuesday. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Ataturk airport attack within Turkey. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel) TURKEY OUT

    Doctor Describes Horror in Aftermath of Istanbul Airport Attack: ‘I Walked Over Many Dead Bodies’

    A doctor who works for Turkey’s emergency services described the devastation after the suicide bombings that left dozens of people dead and hundreds injured at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport... Read more

  • In this image taken from DHA TV, a police cordon is set up outside Istanbul's Ataturk airport, Tuesday June 28, 2016. Two explosions rocked Istanbul's Ataturk airport on Tuesday evening, according to a Turkish official. (DHA TV via AP)

    CCTV Footage Shows People Running for Their Lives in Istanbul Airport Terror Attack

    CCTV footage of the terrorist attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport that has left dozens dead shows people fleeing the suicide bombers that targeted the international... Read more

  • Iraqi pro-government forces hold an Islamic State flag in the al-Dhubat II (Officers) neighborhood of Fallujah as they try to clear the city of ISIS fighters still holed up in the former jihadi bastion on June 19, 2016. Despite facing less resistance than expected from ISIS in Fallujah, an emblematic jihadist stronghold, sniper fire, car bombs and booby traps remained a risk for Iraq's forces as they try to clear central Fallujah of pockets of ISIS fighters. (Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iraqi Commander: Fallujah ‘Fully Liberated’ From ISIS

    BAGHDAD—A senior Iraqi commander said the city of Fallujah was “fully liberated” from Islamic State (ISIS) militants on Sunday, after a more than month-long military... Read more

  • Iranian soldiers participate in military maneuvers on the outskirts of the northeastern Iranian town of Torbat-E-Jam, near Mashhad, on Nov. 17, 2015. (Hossein Hosseinzadeh/AFP/Getty Images)

    Iranian Forces Clash With Kurdish Separatists, Killing 5

    TEHRAN, Iran—Iranian security forces have clashed with Kurdish separatists who infiltrated a northwestern village, killing five insurgents, according to the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard. The... Read more

  • FILE - This file image posted on the Twitter page of Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows Nusra Front fighters moving forward to fight against Syrian troops and pro-government gunmen at the hilltop of Khalsa village, southern Aleppo, Syria. The Syrian government has suffered serious setbacks in its campaign to retake the Islamic State's de facto capital of Raqqa, even with Russia's support. Arabic, bottom right, reads, "Jihadis on their way to Khalsa village." (Al-Nusra Front Twitter page via AP, File)

    Islamic State Militants Push Back in Syria, Iraq and Libya

    BEIRUT—Even as internationally backed forces chip away at Islamic State-held territory in Syria, Iraq and Libya, the militants have demonstrated a stubborn resilience this week... Read more

  • A Palestinian fisherman rides a boat on a foggy day in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Gaza City on April 5, 2016. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

    Egypt Denies Plans to Establish Underwater Sea Border With Palestinians

    JERUSALEM—Egypt has denied reports that it is negotiating maritime borders with the Palestinian Authority. The denial comes on the heels of a very specific, public... Read more

  • Russian Su-34 bombers arrive from Syria at an airbase near the Russian city of Voronezh on March 15, 2016. (Olga Balashova/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)

    Russian Jets Strike US-Backed Forces in Syria

    In what was possibly the most provocative moment since the start of Russia’s air campaign over Syria, Russian warplanes bombed Pentagon-backed rebels in Syria with airstrikes,... Read more

  • Afghan police soldiers inspect the site of a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, June 20, 2016. At least a dozen Nepalese security guards of a foreign logistic company were killed Monday when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted their minibus in the Afghan capital, interior ministry and an Afghan security official said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

    Taliban Attack Buses in South Afghanistan, Abduct 60 People

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan—The Taliban on Tuesday ambushed a series of buses and cars in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province, forcing people out of the vehicles and abducting... Read more

  • FILE - In this file picture taken Friday, April 8, 2016, provided by the office of the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, right, stands with Saudi Arabia's King Salman in Cairo. An Egyptian court has rejected as illegal a demarcation border agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia under which Cairo would surrender control over two Red Sea islands to Riyadh. (Mohamed Abd El Moatey, Egyptian Presidency via AP, File)

    Egyptian Court Rejects Border Demarcation Pact With Saudi

    CAIRO—An Egyptian court on Tuesday rejected as illegal a demarcation border agreement between Egypt and Saudi Arabia under which Cairo would surrender control over two... Read more

  • A mosque is surrounded by residential buildings in capital Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

    Iran Claims Disrupting Major ‘Terrorist Plot’ in the Country

    TEHRAN, Iran—Iranian intelligence officials have broken up one of the “biggest terrorist” plots ever planned to target Tehran and other provinces in the Islamic Republic,... Read more

  • File-In this Monday, May 30, 2016 file photo, an afghan boy shepherd walk their sheep near a temporary housing in Kabul, Afghanistan. The U.N. refugee agency says persecution and conflict in places like Syria and Afghanistan raised the total number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide to a record 65.3 million at the end of last year. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

    UN Says 65 Million People Displaced in 2015, a New Record

    GENEVA—The U.N. refugee agency says persecution and conflict in places like Syria and Afghanistan raised the total number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide... Read more

  • Iraqi forces vehicles drive past damaged buildings in Fallujah's southern Hayakel neighborhood during an operation to retake areas from the Islamic State on June 16, 2016. (Jean Marc Mojon/AFP/Getty Images)

    UN: More Than 80,000 Iraqi Civilians Flee Fallujah Amid Clashes

    BAGHDAD—Thousands of civilians are fleeing Fallujah after the city was declared liberated from the Islamic State (ISIS), the United Nations said, while an Iraqi commander... Read more

  • A Boeing 747 of Iran's national airline is seen at Mehrabad International Airport in Tehran in June 2003. Boeing Co. is negotiating a deal to sell 100 airplanes to Iran, state-run media reported Sunday, June 19, 2016 a sale potentially worth billions that would mark the first major entry of an American company into the Islamic Republic after last year's nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)

    Iran Aviation Official Says Boeing Sale Involves 100 Planes

    TEHRAN, Iran—Boeing Co. is negotiating a deal to sell 100 airplanes to Iran, state-run media reported Sunday, a sale potentially worth billions that would mark... Read more

  • Nusra Front fighters fire multiple launcher rockets as they battle against Syrian troops and pro-government gunmen, at the hilltop of Khalsa village, southern Aleppo, Syria. (Al-Nusra Front Twitter page via AP)

    Syrian Militants Capture Government-Held Areas, Dozens Dead

    BEIRUT—Militants have captured two villages from Syrian government forces and their allies in the northern province of Aleppo after days of heavy fighting that left... Read more

  • Iraqi security forces advance their positions during the fight against Islamic State militants in Fallujah, Iraq, on June 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)

    Iraqi Troops Seize Fallujah Hospital, Clear Mines

    BAGHDAD—Iraqi forces gained control of the main hospital in Fallujah on Saturday and were clearing mines after driving the Islamic State (ISIS) from most of the... Read more

  • Iraqi security forces enter central Fallujah after fight against the Islamic State militants, Iraq, Friday, June 17, 2016. (AP Photo)

    Iraq Says Most of Fallujah Retaken From ISIS Militants

    BAGHDAD—Iraqi special forces swept into Fallujah on Friday, recapturing most of the city as the Islamic State group’s grip crumbled after weeks of fighting. Thousands... Read more

  • Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2016 Policy Conference at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, March 21, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

    Trump Visit to Middle East Seems Imminent

    JERUSALEM—Despite postponing a visit to Israel in late December and a near-constant rumor mill on when it will be rescheduled, a visit to the Middle... Read more

  • A man gestures amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported airstrike on the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 28, 2016. (Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images)

    In Syria’s Aleppo, Divided Locals Share Fear of Total Siege

    BEIRUT—Syria’s largest city, Aleppo, used to be the country’s economic locomotive but four years of grinding battles have rendered it almost uninhabitable. Pummeled by bombs... Read more


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