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NATO to form new 'spearhead' force

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:37am
NATO members agreed Friday to form a "spearhead" force of several thousand land troops ready to deploy within a few days, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said, as the trans-Atlantic alliance grapples with the threats posed by Russia's interference in Ukraine and the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq
Categories: International News

American may be helping with chilling ISIS social media, source says

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:19am
He's fluent in both English and Arabic, and if his college degree in computers is any indication, he has a way with technology. Then there's his interest in radical Islam.
Categories: International News

Death toll climbs in Asian monsoons

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 9:26am
At least 137 people have died in the last few days from flooding caused by intense monsoon-season rains that have been lashing parts of Asia for weeks, according to government and media accounts.
Categories: International News

Friendly fire deaths probed

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 9:25am
A friendly fire incident that killed six soldiers in Afghanistan, including five Americans, was a result of botched communication and a series of other errors, the Pentagon said.
Categories: International News

Forgiving my war criminal father

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 9:15am
Brand new documentary "In the Shadow of War" explores the aftermath of the conflict that rocked the Balkans in the early 1990s.
Categories: International News

Garden State charity feeds hungry

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 8:32am
When Chip Paillex started a garden with his 4-year-old daughter in 2002, he never imagined it would change the lives of thousands of people.
Categories: International News

'Astoundingly huge' dinosaur found

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 8:15am
Experts estimate that the newly unveiled the Dreadnoughtus schrani dinosaur measured out at 85 feet long and weighed about 65 tons, making him one of the biggest, if not the biggest, land animal ever to grace the Earth.
Categories: International News

World's first cyborg

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:38am
Neil Harbisson is the world's first legally recognized cyborg. He has an antenna implanted into his skull that gives him access to something he was born without: the ability to see color.
Categories: International News

Newly found asteroid to pass close to Earth on Sunday

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:36am
A newly discovered asteroid will pass "very close" to Earth on Sunday, NASA says.
Categories: International News

The week in 30 photos

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 6:49am
Categories: International News

World's next finance capital is ...

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 6:43am
Experts are tipping some unlikely places to become the finance capitals of tomorrow.
Categories: International News

Truce between Ukraine and rebels?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 6:26am
As pro-Russian rebels advance on Ukraine, Diana Magnay reports on the possibility of a truce on the horizon.
Categories: International News

WHO: One suicide every 40 seconds

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:10am
Every 40 seconds someone in the world takes their own life, a global tally of more than 800,000 suicides a year, according to a landmark United Nations report on the subject.
Categories: International News

ISIS defector: Arab world not enough

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:07am
To the outside world, they're a force of ruthless yet mysterious insurgents bent on terrorizing civilians and expanding Islamist rule.
Categories: International News

French President's ex-girlfriend tells all in new book

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:53pm
Valerie Trierweiler, ex-partner of French President Francois Hollande, settles some scores in a new book detailing their relationship.
Categories: International News

NATO summit: What to expect re: ISIS, Ukraine crisis

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:45pm
The world faces a "generational struggle" against the threat of Islamist extremism, and ISIS should be "squeezed out of existence," British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday.
Categories: International News

Crab's blood could save your life

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:55pm
During World War Two, soldiers learned to fear treatment as much as enemy bullets. Unsanitary conditions and equipment in field hospitals made open wounds a breeding ground for bacteria that killed thousands, particularly the fast-acting and barely detectable gram-negative strains that caused toxic shock syndrome, meningitis, and typhoid.
Categories: International News

Communist-era rebellious house art

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:48am
There's a children's book from 1977 called The Big Orange Splot. In it, all the houses on one block look the same. Until one day, when a pelican drops a bucket of orange paint on one roof. Instead of painting over it, and returning to the status quo, Mr. Plumbean decorates the roof—and then the facade, and then the yard—with wild, rainbow patterns. His neighbors think he's lost his mind. But one by one they see the beauty in individual expression, however weird and wacky it may look at first.
Categories: International News

Dutch investigators to issue initial report on MH17 crash

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:40am
Dutch investigators will issue a preliminary report Tuesday on the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down in eastern Ukraine in July.
Categories: International News

Taliban suicide bombers target Afghanistan spy agency

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:39am
Taliban suicide bombers attacked Afghanistan's regional spy headquarters in Ghazni city early Thursday, leaving 21 people dead and more than 150 civilians wounded, a government official said.
Categories: International News
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