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Turkey, U.S., Conduct First Joint Airstrikes Against ISIS

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Turkish warplanes have conducted their first airstrikes against the self-declared Islamic State in Syria as part of a U.S.-led coalition against the extremist group.

The joint airstrikes were carried out late Friday, according to a statement from the Foreign Ministry.

As The Associated Press notes, they come after "months ...

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Protests In Malaysia Target Prime Minister Over Alleged Corruption

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Tens of thousands of people have turned out in the streets of Malaysia's capital to demand that Prime Minister Najib Razak step down amid what opponents are calling a massive corruption scandal.

The country's former leader, Mahathir Mohamad made a surprise appearance at the anti-government rally in Kuala Lumpur,

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New Orleans Mayor On Katrina Anniversary: 'We Saved Each Other'

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Prayers and church bells in New Orleans marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest natural disasters in U.S. history.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, speaking to assembled dignitaries at a memorial to the unclaimed and unidentified among the estimated 1,800 who died in the storm, said the city ...

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Thai Police Make Arrest Possibly Linked To Deadly Shrine Bombing

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Police in Bangkok says they have arrested a suspect that they think was involved in the deadly shrine bombing earlier this month that killed 20 people and wounded more than 120 others.

A foreigner was taken into custody today, Gen. Somyot Poompanmoung, the head of Thailand's national police force, told ...

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Al-Jazeera Journalists Sentenced In Egypt To 3 Years In Prison

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A trio of journalists from Al-Jazeera English has been found guilty and sentenced to three years in prison after their re-trial in an Egyptian courtroom on terrorism-related charges.

Mohammad Fahmy, a Canadian, and Baher Mohammad, an Egyptian producer for the Qatar-based network, were on hand for the Saturday sentencing hearing. ...

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Suspect Arrested In Killing Of Texas Deputy At Houston-Area Gas Station

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Updated at 5:45 p.m. ET

Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman says a suspect is in custody for the killing of Deputy Darren Goforth.

Hickman announced at a press conference Saturday evening that the suspect, Shannon J. Miles, is facing capital murder charges. He also said Miles has a previous criminal ...

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Doctors Without Borders To Take Legal Action Against Bollywood Film

Friday, August 28, 2015

Doctors without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is seeking legal action against the producers of a new Bollywood film that it says portrays a worker for a "confusingly similar" aid organization who assists in tracking down and killing the head of a Pakistani extremist faction.

The just-released Phantom, stars ...

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Secret Nazi Treasure Train May Have Been Found, Polish Official Says

Friday, August 28, 2015

It has all the makings of an Indiana Jones sequel: In the final days of World War II as the Soviet army closed in on the Third Reich from the east, a train full of gold, gems and other Nazi loot was hidden in a secret underground tunnel near the ...

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George W. Bush: I Will Never Forget 'Misery And Ruin' Of Katrina

Friday, August 28, 2015

Updated at 2:40 p.m. ET

Former President George W. Bush, whose legacy was marred by the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina, visited New Orleans today to mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy.

Bush and his wife, Laura, arrived Friday morning at Warren Easton Charter High School, where ...

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Defrocked Archbishop Dies Awaiting Trial On Sex Abuse Charges

Friday, August 28, 2015

Former Polish Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski — the highest-ranking church official to be caught up in the clergy sex abuse scandal — has died at age 67, a month after his Vatican trial was delayed due to his health.

Wesolowski was found dead at his Vatican residence on Friday, the Holy ...

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Obama: Katrina A 'Man-Made' Disaster Caused By Government Failure

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A decade after Hurricane Katrina — the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history — President Obama told a crowd in New Orleans that the storm was a "man-made" calamity that had as much to do with economic inequality and the failure of government as it did the forces of nature.

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Tropical Storm Erika Causes Massive Flooding, Landslides In Caribbean

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Updated at 11:05 p.m. ET

Tropical Storm Erika has caused extensive flooding and landslides on the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, killing at least four people and cutting power and water to many residents.

The storm dumped 9 inches of rain on the mountainous island late Wednesday.

"The situation is ...

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Report: In A Decade (Or Sooner), Pakistan Could Be No. 3 Nuclear Power

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Updated at 1:35 p.m. ET

Pakistan could have 350 nuclear warheads sometime in the next decade, becoming the world's No. 3 nuclear power by outpacing rival India and several other nations in bomb-making, according to a new report issued by two think tanks.

The report, A Normal Nuclear Pakistan, ...

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At Least 20 Dead Migrants Found Crammed In Truck In Austria

Thursday, August 27, 2015

At least 20 migrants were found dead in a truck on Thursday in eastern Austria, apparently from suffocation. Police said the number could be as high as 50.

The food-delivery truck was found along Austria's A4 autobahn near the town of Parndorf, which is not far from the border with ...

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Macedonia Allows Some Refugees Across Border, Halts Others

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A day after storming past border checkpoints aimed at keeping them out of the European Union, thousands of migrants — most from Syria, but also some from Iraq and Afghanistan — crowded buses in Macedonia heading north toward the Serbian border.

Most of them are hoping to travel via Hungary ...

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Americans, Briton Who Thwarted Train Attack Receive French Medal

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Updated 4:00 a.m. ET Monday:

French President Francois Hollande on Monday pinned the three Americans and a British man with the Legion of Honor medal. According to The Associated Press: Hollande said the men showed "that faced with terror, we have the power to resist. You also gave a lesson ...

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After Nearly 4 Years, British Embassy Reopens In Tehran

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The British embassy in Tehran has been reopened for the first time since it was attacked by "students" and forced to close nearly four years ago.

The BBC reports: "[Foreign Secretary Philip] Hammond attended a ceremony in Tehran with Iranian diplomats to mark the reopening while Iran will reopen ...

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Amid Uncertainty And Tensions, Koreas Begin A Second Round Of Talks

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Representatives from the rival Koreas are sitting down for a second day of talks at the village of Panmunjom in an effort to defuse a border crisis that has threatened to push them into a larger conflict.

The talks follow artillery duels last week at the border as South Korea ...

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Suspect In Train Attack Known To Authorities In 3 Countries

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Ayoub El-Khazzani, the 26-year-old Moroccan who was tackled and subdued by passengers aboard a high-speed train in Belgium, reportedly had raised concern in three European countries for his supposed ties to radical Islamists and possible travel to Syria.

The Associated Press quotes an unnamed official as saying he had ...

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Italian Coast Guard Rescuing Thousands Of Migrants In Mediterranean

Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Italian coast guard says it is in the process of trying to rescue as many as 3,000 migrants after receiving distress calls from a flotilla of four boats and 14 rubber dinghies off the coast of Libya.

The BBC reports:

"At least 1,200 people have already been ...

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