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Rice, Not Ice: India’s Answer to the Ice Bucket Challenge

The movement's Facebook page describes it as an "Indian version for Indian Needs"

Egypt’s Orphans Struggle Long After Childhood Ends

The problem with Egypt's orphanages goes way beyond isolated cases of abuse, and extends to how society as a whole views "children of sin"

The Rise of ISIS Sows Mistrust Between Kurds and Sunni Arabs

While some Sunni Arabs have fought alongside the militants in Iraqi Kurdistan, others are being displaced by Kurds eager to take control of disputed regions

Scotland’s Independence Movement Gets a Boost From the Final TV Debate

A strong debate performance by Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond lifts spirits in the Yes camp but may not sway doubters

Israel, Hamas Accept Gaza War Cease-Fire

(GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip) — Israel and Hamas announced Tuesday that they agreed to an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza war after seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians. MorePalestinian Minister: Decision to Join ICC SoonPLO Offers 24-Hour Truce, Says It Speaks for HamasNowhere to Hide: U.S. Weighing…

Egypt State Media Announces Gaza War Cease-Fire

(CAIRO) — Egyptian state media has announced a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel to halt the seven-week Gaza war, which has killed over 2,200 people. Both Egyptian state television and the state news agency MENA announced the deal Tuesday night. Both said it begins at 7 p.m. local time (1600 GMT), without elaborating. Earlier, officials…

How Fear and Ignorance is Helping Ebola Spread

Overly cautious companies and governments are hindering the flow of help to afflicted regions

Hamas Official: Cease-Fire Reached With Israel

A senior Hamas official says a cease-fire has been reached with Israel to end a seven-week war that has killed more than 2,000 people. The official said the deal calls for an “open-ended” cease-fire, and an Israeli agreement to ease its blockade of Gaza to allow relief supplies and construction materials into the war-battered territory.…

Putin Sits Down With Ukrainian President for Talks

(MINSK, Belarus) — The presidents of Russia and Ukraine sat down for talks Tuesday, meeting face-to-face for the first time since June on the fighting that has engulfed Ukraine’s separatist east. MoreRice Slams Moscow’s Intervention in Ukraine as ‘Dangerous and Inflammatory’Ukrainian President Dissolves ParliamentNowhere to Hide: U.S. Show More Summary

Guatemala Declares State of Emergency for Drought

Central America is suffering one of its worst droughts in decades

Car Bombing Kills at Least 11 People in Baghdad

No one has claimed responsibility for the latest attacks, which bore the hallmarks of al-Qaeda-inspired militants

Supersonic Submarines Just Took One Step Closer to Reality

That would make San Francisco to Shanghai in two hours a possibility

AP Sources: U.S. Surveillance Planes Fly Over Syria

One official said the Obama Administration has a need for reliable intelligence from Syria

Ukrainian President Dissolves Parliament

(KIEV, Ukraine) — Ukraine’s president on Monday dissolved parliament and called for early elections in October as his country continues to battle a pro-Russian insurgency in its eastern regions. President Petro Poroshenko announced in a statement posted on his website that he has dissolved parliament and called for snap elections on October 26. He said…

Hopes for a Ceasefire Rise as the Gaza War Drags On

The Gaza war has reached its eighth week, and people on both sides keep dying. But there are reports of a potential treaty

China’s Silent War on Terror

A virtual media blackout makes it hard to know what's happening as Beijing tackles unrest among its Uighur Muslim minorities

Ukraine: Russian Tank Column Enters Southeast

(KIEV, Ukraine) — A column of Russian tanks and armored vehicles has crossed into southeastern Ukraine, away from where most of the intense fighting has been taking place, a top Ukrainian official said Monday. MoreCivil War Hangs Heavy Over Ukraine During Its Independence Day CelebrationsTruck Convoy Returns Swiftly to Russia From Ukraine'We Need Peace': Michael…

Syrian F.M. Warns U.S. Against Airstrikes on Militants

(BEIRUT) — Syria’s foreign minister has warned the U.S. not to conduct airstrikes inside Syria against the Islamic State group without Damascus’ consent. Walid al-Moallem says such an act “by anyone,” without the approval from President Bashar Assad’s government, would be a violation of Syrian sovereignty and would be considered an aggression. But the top…

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