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Arab Coalition in Yemen Stops Rebel Advance on Aden – Military Official

A spokesman of the joint operations command said that the Saudi-led coalition in charge of the military operation in Yemen stopped the advance of Houthi rebel forces on the southern port city of Aden.

Merkel Learned of Personal Data Leak After G20 Summit From Media

German government spokesperson said Monday that Merkel found out that her personal information leaked from the Australian immigration department after the G20 summit from media reports.

Ebola Death Toll Worldwide Exceeds 10,000

The World Health Organization reported that the total number of people killed worldwide by the Ebola virus has reached 10,365.

Senator Says Wrong Time to Cut Funding to Combat Heroin in New York

US Senator Chuck Schumer said that Obama’s Administration should not cut federal funding for programs meant to combat heroin in parts of New York given the increasing number of heroin-related deaths.

Fighting Around Idlib Displaces Thousands as Rebels Surround Villages

A UN official said that fighting around the Syrian northwestern city of Idlib between extremist rebel groups and government forces has killed civilians and displaced some 30,000 people.

MH17 Crash Investigators Call for Buk Missile Witnesses

An international team investigating into the flight MH17 crash published an appeal for the witnesses who may have any information about the Buk missile system, which according to one of the scenarios might have shot down the plane.

US Congressional Delegation to Ukraine Urges More Aid, Lethal Weapons

US House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that the United States and the international community should provide lethal assistance to Ukraine to stop Russia’s threat to peace and security.

UK Medical Chiefs Call for Fracking Ban

A group of doctors and medical academics have called for a ban on hydraulic fracturing in the United Kingdom.

US 'Haphazard Approach' Leading to Spread of Terrorism - Former Ambassador

Former Pakistani ambassador to the United States Husain Haqqani claims that the lack of cohesion in the US fight against terrorism has resulted the spread of the phenomenon.

Safety Instructions Similar to Those After ISIL Threats Issued Routinely

A US Army spokesman said that the urgent safety instructions for US military personnel issued following threats from ISIL terrorist organization were not unique and are published regularly.

Feds Charged With Stealing Money During Silk Road Probe

Two former federal agents who investigated the Silk Road online narcotics marketplace the FBI seized in 2013 have been charged with stealing money they acquired during their operation to take down the underground black market site.

P5+1 Wrap Up 2nd Coordination Meeting with 'Progress on Important Issues'

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that P5+1 foreign ministers concluded the second coordination meeting at the current round of Iran nuclear talks with progress on important issues.

Syrian Islamist Rebels Name Seized City of Idlib Capital - Reports

Extremist Syrian rebel groups reportedly have declared the city of Idlib as their capital.

Florida Parole Officer Recorded Raping Woman During Home Visit

A South Florida parole officer was arrested after a woman on probation recorded him sexually assaulting her on video.

Team of EU Experts Counters ISIL Internet Propaganda

EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove said that a team of European Union experts has been established to fight ISIL militant group’s extensive internet propaganda.

Draft Resolution on Boko Haram Submitted to UN Security Council

France's envoy to the UNSC Francois Delattre said that a draft resolution on the Boko Haram militant group, operating in Nigeria and neighbouring African countries, has been submitted to the United Nations Security Council.

Italian Riot Police Brutally Clash With Protesters (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Protests erupted in Turin Saturday when anti-fascist demonstrators clashed with police in riot gear.

Vancouver Cop Smashes Car Window, Refuses to Give Reason for Arrest (VIDEO)

A Vancouver police officer smashed a motorist’s window and physically dragged him out of the car to take him into custody, during a traffic stop, but wouldn’t tell him why.

Turkey Removes Seismic Vessel From Cyprus Shelf

The Foreign Ministry of the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus said that Turkey has recalled its seismic research vessel Barbaros that was prospecting for oil and gas deposits on the Cyprus shelf.

UK Independence Party Demands Swedish TV Apology for Insulting Comments

The United Kingdom's Independence party reportedly has requested a public apology from the Swedish broadcaster SVT over unfair comments.

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