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Obama OKs spy flights over Syria, official says

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:28
U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized reconnaissance flights over Syria as ISIS militants continue to gain ground in the war-ravaged nation, a U.S. official told CNN.
Categories: International News

Israel, Hamas reach unlimited ceasefire

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:59
The Egyptian ceasefire proposal accepted by Israel and the Palestinians would "ease" the blockade on Gaza, a senior Egyptian official says.
Categories: International News

South Korean bus swept away by flooding

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:26
A South Korean bus was swept away by flooding following heavy rain; onlookers could only shout for help.
Categories: International News

Can this woman save us from an asteroid strike?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:03
Nelly Ben Hayoun is on a mission to convince the world -- and especially governments and the United Nations -- to take threats such as potential asteroid strikes more seriously.
Categories: International News

10 best after dark adventures

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:41
Some things are better after dark from diving with manta rays to kayaking a bioluminescent bay.
Categories: International News

Search intensifies for American missing in Israel

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:26
Israeli police have stepped up their search for a New Jersey man who went missing while hiking in a forest outside Jerusalem.
Categories: International News

2 beheaded during Brazil prison riots

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:18
Brazilian authorities say they have begun transferring inmates from a prison in the southern city of Cascavel after riots inside turned deadly -- with two inmates decapitated and two thrown off the roof of a cell block.
Categories: International News

Does Napa quake portend 'Big One'?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:39
Relax. This quake wasn't a sign that the dreaded "Big One" is coming -- at least not yet.
Categories: International News

Rush hour car bombing in Baghdad

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:27
A car bomb exploded in eastern Baghdad on Tuesday, killing 10 people and wounding 34 others, police said.
Categories: International News

China seizes 30,000 tons of this

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:24
In the latest stomach-churning food scandal to hit China, authorities have seized over 30,000 tons of chicken feet contaminated with hydrogen peroxide, according to state media.
Categories: International News

What is ISIS' Achilles' heel?

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:23
Surprise, mobility and the merciless treatment of opponents: the blueprint of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq as it has gobbled up territory in both Syria and Iraq over the past few months. But as its adversaries regroup, ISIS -- which now calls itself the Islamic State -- may begin to suffer setbacks on the battlefield, according to a new analysis of its capabilities and tactics.
Categories: International News

Great White shark off Mass. beach

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:20
More than 1,000 people were pulled out of the water and off the beach Monday after a great white shark was spotted off the coast of Duxbury, Massachusetts.
Categories: International News

Thousands starved, beaten in risky boat escape from Myanmar

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:15
Tens of thousands of people are fleeing violence in Myanmar only to be robbed, beaten and starved on boats helmed by human traffickers, according to a new report from the United Nations Refugee Agency.
Categories: International News

Russian soldiers detained in Ukraine

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:11
Ukraine's Security Service says 10 Russian soldiers were detained in Ukraine, amid tensions over the conflict between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels.
Categories: International News

Freed journalist's mom asked 'proof of life' question

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:09
Nancy Curtis said she wanted proof her son, Peter Theo Curtis, was still alive after being held captive almost two years by Islamist rebels in Syria, she told "ABC World News Tonight."
Categories: International News

E-readers bring hope to schools

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:27
Heaps of trash pile up for miles in Kibera, a district of Nairobi that houses nearly 1 million people and is one of the poorest slums in the world. Aluminum shanties fill the horizon, and an odor of urine cuts through the air. A man trots through the narrow, unpaved streets on a camel.
Categories: International News

Inside the Ebola 'quarantine zone'

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:47
A red rope guarded by police marks the "quarantine line" around the West Point slum in the Liberian capital, Monrovia.
Categories: International News

Cartoon concubine courts favor

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:41
A cartoon concubine is the latest effort to foster harmony in China's restive Xinjiang region.
Categories: International News

Israel blasts Gaza residential tower

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:29
An Israeli airstrike blasted a residential tower in Gaza on Monday night.
Categories: International News

Quran page sells for $68,000

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 07:20
Prepare for pangs of envy.
Categories: International News
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