Jackie Northam

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Alleged Mastermind Of 2008 Mumbai Attack Out On Bail

Friday, April 10, 2015

Pakistan's high court has released on bail the alleged mastermind behind the 2008 terror attack in Mumbai, India, that left more than 160 people dead. Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi walked out of a jail Friday in the Pakistani garrison town of Rawalpindi.

The move is likely to strain already frayed relations ...

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Royal Dutch Shell's $70 Billion Deal For BG Would Create Gas Giant

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Petroleum giant Royal Dutch Shell says it has agreed to buy the BG Group for about $70 billion in cash and shares — in what would be one of the biggest energy mergers in at least a decade.

NPR's Jim Zarroli reports that the deal for British BG Group would ...

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Is It Time To Resurrect The Brontosaurus?

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

More than a century ago, the Brontosaurus was deemed too similar to the dinosaur Apatosaurus. Recent research finds there is enough difference between the two creatures after all.

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Power Outages Hit Parts Of Washington, D.C., Including The White House

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Updated at 2:30 p.m. ET

Large portions of Washington, D.C., were hit by power outages Tuesday, momentarily plunging the White House and other buildings into darkness.

The Pepco utility company says the culprit was a transmission line in southern Maryland that caused "a dip in voltage" shortly before 1 p.m. ...

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StuckInYemen.com Website Offers To Help Americans Trapped In Yemen

Monday, April 06, 2015

Updated at 2:40 p.m. ET.

Several Arab-American groups have launched a website to help U.S. citizens trapped by the fighting in Yemen.

StuckInYemen.com was created after the advocacy groups began hearing from mostly Yemeni-American citizens who reportedly were being told by the U.S. State Department that there are currently no ...

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Framework Nuclear Deal Could Be Good News For Iran's Oil Sector

Saturday, April 04, 2015

If a final agreement is reached, crippling sanctions on Iran's oil industry could be lifted. But the oil sector faces a number of challenges before ramping up production.

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U.N. Report: 25,000 Foreign Fighters Joining Islamist Militant Groups

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A new United Nations report says that more than 25,000 fighters have left their homes bound for Iraq, Syria and other countries to join terrorist networks such as the self-proclaimed Islamic State and the al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front.

The report says the fighters hail from more than 100 countries worldwide,

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Yemen's Rebels Seize Presidential Palace In Aden, Despite Airstrikes

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Updated at 3:30 p.m. ET

Yemen's Houthi fighters and their allies seized a central area of Aden, capturing the presidential palace on a hilltop of the southern port city. The Shiite rebels took the area despite an eight-day air campaign by a Saudi-led coalition to stem the Houthis' advance.

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Iraq Claims Victory Over Militants In Strategic City Of Tikrit

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Iraqi government says its security forces have retaken Tikrit from militants with the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Recapturing the strategic city after a monthlong battle is considered a major setback for the jihadist group, also known as ISIS.

NPR's Alice Fordham, who returned from a short visit to Tikrit on ...

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U.S. Creates First Sanctions Program Against Cybercriminals

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The U.S. wants to slap sanctions on cybercriminals. President Obama issued an executive order Wednesday creating the nation's first sanctions program to combat "malicious" cyberattacks and cyberspying.

President Obama said cyberthreats pose one of "the most serious economic and national security challenge" to the U.S., and that the executive ...

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Dozens Of Countries Join China-Backed Bank Opposed By Washington

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Dozens of countries have slid under Tuesday's deadline to join a China-backed infrastructure development bank that is opposed by Washington.

U.S. allies such as South Korea and Australia were among the more than 40 nations that signed up at the last moment as founding members of the Asia Infrastructure Investment ...

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Staff At Britain's Windsor Castle May Strike Over Low Wages

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Staff at Windsor Castle, one of Britain's most popular tourists sites, begin voting Tuesday on whether to go on strike over low wages. It is the first time Queen Elizabeth is facing such an action by members of the royal household.

The union representing 120 employees at Windsor Castle — ...

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Major Power Outage Darkens Dozens Of Cities In Turkey

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A massive power outage hit dozens of Turkish cities and provinces Tuesday, bringing public transportation services to a halt and disrupting businesses that have no backup power.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said officials are investigating all possible causes, including a terrorist attack, for the electricity shutoff across Turkey, according ...

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Venezuela Cuts Oil Subsidies To Caribbean Nations

Monday, March 30, 2015

For a decade, Venezuela sold oil at subsidized payment rates to 13 neighbors, including Cuba. But tumbling oil prices have hit Venezuela's economy hard, forcing it to trim those subsidies.

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Airstrikes In Yemen Intensify, Hit Refugee Camp

Monday, March 30, 2015

Saudi-led airstrikes intensified against Houthi rebels in Yemen. International aid agencies say one strike hit a camp for displaced people and refugees in the north of the country, killing at least 29 people and wounding many others.

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says the strike hit the Al Mazraq refugee ...

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Oops: World Leaders' Personal Data Mistakenly Released

Monday, March 30, 2015

With a single keystroke, the personal information of President Obama and 30 other world leaders was mistakenly released by an official with Australia's immigration office.

Passport numbers, dates of birth and other personal information of the heads of state attending a G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, were inadvertently emailed to ...

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Yemen's Turmoil Sparks Big Swings In The Global Oil Market

Friday, March 27, 2015

The current upheaval in Yemen is a sharp reminder of the fragility of the global oil market. Airstrikes by Saudi Arabia against Houthi rebels in Yemen has stoked fears of a disruption to the supply market.

Yemen and Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil producer, share a long border. ...

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Saudi Arabia Pounds Rebel Targets In Yemen On 2nd Day Of Air Campaign

Friday, March 27, 2015

Saudi Arabia unleashed another round of airstrikes today on its southern neighbor, Yemen. The warplanes targeted Houthi rebel targets, including air bases, in a bid to neutralize the militants' air defenses.

Explosions rocked the capital, Sanaa, and anti-aircraft guns could be heard returning fire, according to The Associated Press.

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After Weeks On The Sidelines, U.S. Begins Air Campaign In Tikrit

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The U.S. has begun airstrikes against self-declared Islamic State militants in Tikrit, Iraq. The effort by Iranian-backed militias to help Iraq recapture the city has stalled.

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Saudis Say Iranian Advisers Aiding Houthis In Yemen As Strikes Continue

Thursday, March 26, 2015

This post was last updated at 6:29 p.m. ET.

The Saudi ambassador to Washington says the Saudi air operations against Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen will continue and "we will see coalition partners join in the effort" and he accused Iran of sending advisers to aid the Houthis.

Saudi warplanes ...

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