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  • Rockets hit Saudi border town as Yemen war flares anew
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    Rockets hit Saudi border town as Yemen war flares anew

    By Katie Paul NAJRAN, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Yemeni Houthi forces are again firing rockets at this corner of southern Saudi Arabia, ending a lull of several weeks and complicating efforts to revive talks on ending Yemen's 18-month-old civil war. This month's collapse of negotiations on the

  • Reuters

    Syrian rebels make gains in northern Hama province, capture strategic town

    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels have captured a strategic town in northern Hama province in a major offensive that threatens government loyalist towns populated by minority Christians and Alawites north of the provincial capital, rebels and a monitor said on Tuesday. The town

  • U.S. tries to stop feuding allies from unraveling Syria strategy
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    U.S. tries to stop feuding allies from unraveling Syria strategy

    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States scrambled on Monday to get its feuding allies, Turkey and Kurdish YPG militia, to focus their firepower on Islamic State instead of each other after clashes that have threatened to unravel America's war strategy in Syria. Turkey, which has

  • Christian Science Monitor

    How big a military threat is Russia, really?

    In a recent talk at one of America’s premier war colleges, the nation’s top military officer warned incoming students about the dangers of Russian aggression. Instead, “the Russians are terrified of us.

  • Christian Science Monitor

    The refugee milestone Obama doesn't want to talk about

    As a planeload of more than 200 Syrian refugees arrived in the United States on Monday for resettlement in California and Virginia, the goal set by President Obama a year ago of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees was achieved. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been a vocal critic of the

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Is Colin Kaepernick the new face of American patriotism?

    Many Americans stand during "The Star Spangled Banner" to honor the servicemen and women who have defended and, in some cases, died for freedom. Ever since Mr. Kaepernick began to commit this taboo form of protest Friday, some athletes, fans, and columnists have said the 28-year-old is unpatriotic

  • Christian Science Monitor

    What do adult students want from college?

    Each year, legions of adult learners – that is, students who are 25 years old or older – take a first or second chance at higher education. On Monday, Washington Monthly released the first-ever list of best colleges for adult learners. More than 40 percent of Americans enrolled in colleges are adult

  • Reuters

    China regulator to curb news that promotes 'Western lifestyles'

    China will crack down on social and entertainment news that promotes improper values and "Western lifestyles", the country's broadcasting regulator said, the latest effort at censorship in an already strictly regulated media environment. President Xi Jinping has embarked on an unprecedented

  • Djokovic's right arm gives him trouble during US Open win
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    Djokovic's right arm gives him trouble during US Open win

    NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic double-faulted, then shook his right arm and grimaced.

  • Truck with Takata airbag parts explodes, kills US woman
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    Truck with Takata airbag parts explodes, kills US woman

    A woman has been killed after a truck carrying airbag parts made by Japan's troubled Takata exploded in a massive fireball on a US highway, the firm confirmed Tuesday. "It created a big crater," said Tom Schmerber, the sheriff of Maverick County, Texas, where the August 22 accident occurred

  • Samarco dam failed due to poor drainage and design: investigation
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    Samarco dam failed due to poor drainage and design: investigation

    By Marta Nogueira and Stephen Eisenhammer BELO HORIZONTE/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The deadly collapse of a tailings dam last November at the Samarco mine, owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton, was caused by drainage and design flaws, a report into Brazil's worst-ever environmental disaster showed

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 4:40 a.m. GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Monday for Bangladesh to step up efforts to fight extremist violence, come to terms with links between local and international militants and protect and promote human rights. Kerry made his first trip to Bangladesh as America's top diplomat

  • Associated Press

    Australian Parliament sits for first time since election

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Parliament met Tuesday for the first time since the conservative government narrowly won an election almost two months ago and as an opinion poll showed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's popularity falling.

  • Reuters

    Bangladesh Islamist leader loses final appeal against execution for war crimes

    By Ruma Paul DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's top court on Tuesday rejected a final appeal by the leader of an Islamist party against a death sentence for atrocities committed during the 1971 war of independence, lawyers said, meaning he could be hanged at any time. The verdict comes as the Muslim-majority

  • Associated Press

    Bangladesh court upholds death sentence in war-crimes case

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a final appeal by a top Islamist party leader convicted of war crimes in the country's independence war against Pakistan, confirming a death sentence handed down earlier by a special tribunal.

  • Reuters

    North Carolina, Florida menaced as tropical systems churn

    By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. forecasters issued a tropical storm warning for coastal North Carolina on Monday, while another system churning in the Gulf of Mexico could make landfall in Florida later this week. The two systems, still unnamed tropical depressions, were expected to strengthen

  • Internet star sings of Gaza cat and 'My Trousers'
    AFP

    Internet star sings of Gaza cat and 'My Trousers'

    Mobbed by fans wherever he goes, Adel Meshoukhi is the kind of singer that perhaps only Gaza could produce: an internet sensation who depends on a modest stipend from Hamas. Very few people in Gaza, the small Palestinian territory ruled by the Islamist movement Hamas, haven't heard of the young

  • Strong typhoon Lionrock aims for Japan's northeast
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    Strong typhoon Lionrock aims for Japan's northeast

    A strong typhoon was on course Tuesday for a direct hit on northeastern Japan, with authorities warning of heavy rain and high waves along the Pacific coast. Typhoon Lionrock was 170 kilometres (105 miles) east of the city of Choshi, as of 9 am (0000 GMT). Packing wind gusts up to 180 kilometres per

  • Asian stocks mostly rise on hopes for higher US rates
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    Asian stocks mostly rise on hopes for higher US rates

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday as hopes continued for a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this year.

  • Associated Press

    LatAm diplomats urge US to change policy on Cuban migrants

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The foreign ministers of nine countries in Central and South America are calling for changes in U.S. immigration policy that encourages a flow of Cuban migrants, who in recent months have flooded into the region on their way north to the United States.

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 3:38 a.m. GMT

    NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Monday for Bangladesh to step up efforts to fight extremist violence, come to terms with links between local and international militants and protect and promote human rights. Kerry made his first trip to Bangladesh as America's top diplomat

  • Reuters

    Typhoon Lionrock nears Japan's tsunami-hit northeast, grounds flights

    More than 100 flights were canceled and evacuation warnings were issued for thousands of people as a powerful typhoon approached Japan's northeast on Tuesday, a region devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami five years ago. Typhoon Lionrock was expected to make landfall in the northeast Tohoku

  • Associated Press

    Human Rights Watch: Palestinians abuse media, activists

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian authorities are silencing dissent by cracking down on free speech and abusing local journalists and activists critical of their policies, a leading international human rights group said Tuesday.

  • Analysis: Where next for S.Sudan and rebel chief Machar?
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    Analysis: Where next for S.Sudan and rebel chief Machar?

    War-torn South Sudan's slide into chaos resumed last month with fresh fighting in the capital Juba that forced rebel leader turned vice president and peace deal signatory Riek Machar to flee. A year-old peace deal was only partly implemented and, as July's battles showed, was insufficient to

  • The Latest: Questioning of Rousseff ends after 14 hours
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    The Latest: Questioning of Rousseff ends after 14 hours

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — The Latest on the impeachment trial of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (all times local):