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Krishnadev Calamur

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Kurds Say They Have Retaken Strategic Mosul Dam From Militants

Monday, August 18, 2014

But the jihadist Islamic State said it still controls the dam, and that fighting is ongoing. If the Kurdish claim is confirmed, it would deal the militants their first major reversal since June.

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Photographer Recalls How Ebola Patients Were Carried Off In Liberia

Monday, August 18, 2014

Protesters attacked a quarantine center holding the patients, forcing at least 20 to leave the facility. Getty's John Moore says the "mob ... pulled people out of the isolation ward."

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Math's Highest Honor Is Given To A Woman For The First Time

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Iranian Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor at Stanford, was among four winners of the Fields Medal. She said she hopes the win "encourages young female scientists and mathematicians."

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Amid Reports Of Cease-Fire Extension, Hostilities Continue

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Israel says rockets were fired from Gaza just before the last three-day truce was due to end. Israel responded with airstrikes.

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Gaza Talks To Continue As Cease-Fire Between Israel, Hamas Holds

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The two sides attended the indirect, Egypt-mediated talks Monday in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, but The Associated Press quoted a senior Israeli official saying the talks had not gone well.

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Book News: Petitions, Orwell And The Amazon-Hachette Fight

Monday, August 11, 2014

Also, an interview with Ursula Le Guin; notable books coming out this week.

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Israel, Hamas Agree To More Talks As Truce Appears To Hold

Monday, August 11, 2014

But the two sides appeared no closer to a settlement to end the fighting in the Gaza Strip that has left nearly 2,000 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and 67 Israelis, mostly soldiers, dead.

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Ebola Moving Faster Than Efforts To Control It, WHO Chief Says

Friday, August 01, 2014

WHO announced a $100 million response plan to combat the spread of the virus that has killed more than 700 people. Meanwhile, efforts are underway to evacuate two Americans who have contracted Ebola.

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Court Orders Russia To Pay Former Yukos Shareholders $50B

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Permanent Court of Arbitration called Russia's seizure of the oil company "devious and calculated." The ruling, one of the largest such awards, adds to tensions between Moscow and the West.

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Ukraine's Prime Minister Quits After Allies Withdraw From Coalition

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Svoboda and Udar parties pulled out of the governing coalition, prompting Arseniy Yatsenyuk's decision. Parliament's speaker said it was up to the two parties to name a temporary prime minister.

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European Court Rules Against Poland In CIA 'Black Sites' Case

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The European Court of Human Rights said Poland broke the European human rights convention by allowing the CIA to imprison and torture two terrorism suspects in secret prisons on its soil.

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Nazi War Crimes Suspect Dies In U.S. One Day Before Extradition Order

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Philadelphia judge issued an order today granting a request for Johann "Hans" Breyer to be extradited to Germany. But Breyer's lawyer said the 89-year-old former Auschwitz guard died Tuesday.

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U.K. Orders New Inquiry Into Ex-KGB Spy Litvinenko's Death

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Alexander Litvinenko, a critic of Vladimir Putin, died in 2006 after drinking tea laced with radioactive polonium-210. The inquiry would identify "where responsibility for the death lies."

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Jakarta Gov. Widodo Wins Indonesian Presidency, Tally Shows

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The former furniture maker who entered national politics only two years ago won 53 percent of the vote. His rival, former Gen. Subianto, called the election unfair and undemocratic.

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Dozens Killed As Libyan Militias Battle For Tripoli's Airport

Monday, July 21, 2014

The fighting in the North African country is some of the worst since the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011.

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Straightening Sisay's Spine: A Twist Of Fate Saves A Boy's Life

Monday, July 21, 2014

Thousands of children in Ethiopia suffer from scoliosis so severe that humps grow from their backs. After two spinal surgeries, one little boy now hopes he'll be able to play soccer with his friends.

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Israeli Ground Operation In Gaza Continues

Friday, July 18, 2014

Three dozen Palestinians and one Israeli solider have died since tanks rolled in late Thursday. It's the first time in five years that Israel has sent ground troops into a conflict.

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After Thor, Marvel Announces Big Change To Captain America

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, will carry Cap's shield. He's the second African-American to take on the iconic role. Also this week, Marvel announced that Thor will be female.

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Court Finds Netherlands Liable For 300 Deaths In Srebrenica Massacre

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The decision is a victory for only some of the families of the 8,000 men and boys slain in the July 1995 massacre in Bosnia.

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Syria's Assad Sworn In For Third 7-Year Presidential Term

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

He was declared the winner of last month's election, which outside observers labeled a sham. Syria is in the midst of a civil war that has created a massive refugee crisis.

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