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British PM calls Russia’s backing of “Butcher Assad”, terrible mistake

British Prime Minister David Cameron urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday to “change direction” in Syria and recognise that its President Bashar al-Assad must be replaced. Moscow says its airstrikes are targeting the Islamic State (ISIL) jihadists, but British intelligence forces claim that only one in 20 Russian airstrikes were hitting the extremist group. […]

Timbuktu, ISIS and the Long Arm of Justice

Bringing a Timbuktu mausoleum destruction suspect to the ICC is an important precedent for war crimes committed by ISIS and a larger effort to combat blood antiquities As the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) met in New York this...Show More Summary

Will there be Accountability for Kunduz?

An airstrike on a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan has left at least 19 people dead. MSF has issued a strong statement, which includes the following: The international medical organisation Médecins SansShow More Summary

Vatican Fires Priest After He Comes Out as Gay

"I have to say who I am. I am a gay priest. I am a happy and proud gay priest"

Aguero's five takes Man City top of the league

Striker scores five goals in 20 minutes in demolition of Newcastle in the English Premier League.

Hurricane Joaquin lashes the Bahamas

The tenth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season causes widespread flooding throughout the Bahamas.

Can anti-Muslim Bigotry Help Donald Trump Or Ben Carson Win The Republican Race?

AJ+ | (Video News Report) | – – “Donald Trump may still lead the Republican polls, but Ben Carson is now only a point behind. What do the two candidates have in…

President Rouhani, It's Time to Make Good on Your Human Rights Promise

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spent five days in New York, culminating his speech during the opening of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, in which he repeatedly stressed the need for implementing the nuclear agreement. Show More Summary

In Ramallah, thousands celebrate Palestine at the UN but doubtful it will result in meaningful change

Thousands of Palestinians in the West Bank city of Ramallah gathered outdoors Thursday evening to watch a simulcast of President Mahmoud Abbas address the United Nations General Assembly, and celebrate the raising of the Palestinian flag at UN headquarters. Show More Summary

Hope dims for finding survivors of deadly Guatemala mudslide

Mudslide in Guatemala has killed at least 114 people, including many children and teenagers; 300 may still be missing

Portugal government re-elected despite harsh austerity

Centre-right coalition wins parliamentary election but appears to have fallen short of a crucial outright majority.

Doctors Without Borders blames U.S. for deadly strike on Afghan hospital

Doctors Without Borders says 22 people were killed after one of its hospitals in Afghanistan was hit by an airstrike, which they blame on U.S. forces

Nazis Turned Candy Bars Into Secret Weapon

First, force the British to endure food shortages—then make them eat exploding candy bars. That was at least part of the Nazi plan to destroy Britain during World War II, according to drawings of German weapons recently seen for the first time, the Smithsonian reports. Among the drawings: a...

Russia's airstrikes in Syria are playing well at home

Intervention in Syria has been serving President Putin's goals, but analysts say, the potential dangers lie down the road

Horse-riding Mexican governor vows to go tough on crime

Jaime Rodriguez Calderon takes oath as governor of border state of Nuevo Leon after winning as an independent.

Refugee Crisis Over? Nope, Far From It

One month after the body of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach—and a week after the European Union agreed to secure its borders—the migrant crisis has largely fallen off the front pages and reporters are going home. But the human tide keeps rolling northward and...

Doctors Without Borders Leaves Afghan City After Airstrike

Doctors Without Borders said it assumed "that a war crime has been committed"

Porsche slams into crowd at Malta charity event

Witnesses say the Porsche Spyder was driving at high speed when its back wheel clipped the grass near track and careened through barriers

World Bank: Extreme poverty to fall below 10 percent

The bank says global extreme poverty will be in single digits for first time but warns millions still need urgent aid.

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