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Wimbledon: Sharapova, Serena seal easy wins

Russia's former champion survives embarrassing moment to move into the third round while top-seed Serena crushes Babos.

Stunnig Audry Hepburn exhibit wows London

More than 80 photos of the icon assembled at a London exhibit drawing curiosity from the young and old.

Indonesia plane crash death toll 141 as search effort ends

A transport plane carrying 122 people crashed into a city neighborhood in Indonesia, killing all on board

Bodies of Britons killed in Tunisia attack arrive in UK

Soldiers delivered the coffins of a group of tourists who were massacred on a beach to a British air base

The World's 8 Most Beautiful Abandoned Cities

By: Joe McGauley If you've seen any zombie movies, you know how haunting an abandoned, once-thriving city can be. But despite the ruin and overgrowth, there's also a flicker of beauty that shines through the silent emptiness. Over the...Show More Summary

The Flotilla didn’t make it to Gaza, but Israel didn’t win

The Israeli military violently intercepted the Swedish boat named Marianne in the early hours of June 29 to prevent it from landing in Gaza, using tasers against unarmed passengers. The Marianne was originally part of a flotilla comprised...Show More Summary

US and Cuba set to restore diplomatic ties

President Obama says US will not shy away from highlighting continuing disagreements, despite the agreement.

Report: Women Slapped, Abused During Childbirth

Childbirth is generally accepted to be a painful experience, but a new study indicates that some of the pain may come at the hands of health care workers. Researchers analyzed 65 studies from 34 countries (one study was conducted in NYC in 1999; other locations included Cuba, England, Australia, Sweden,...

American dean fired from Russian university after TV show

Kendrick White's firing is seen as fallout from the tensions between the United States and Russia

Saudi Prince Is Giving Away His Entire Fortune

The push by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to get billionaires to give away at least half their wealth to charity just got a major boost: Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal says he will give away his entire $32 billion fortune in the coming years, reports Bloomberg. That amounts...

Unusal heat wave has Europeans sweating

Unusual heat wave hits Western Europe; Wednesday ranks as hottest July day on record

Low turnout mars Hong Kong rally for democracy

Thinner crowds highlight uncertain direction for democracy movement after accomplishing its immediate goal last month.

Indonesia Crash Toll Hits 141; Plane Was Ancient

The death toll has skyrocketed to 141 after an Indonesian military transport plane slammed into houses and a hotel in Medan yesterday. Though it initially wasn't clear how many people were on board the Hercules C-130B, officials now say it was carrying 122 passengers—including "maybe five to eight children,...

New Ebola case in Liberia as health workers protest

Officials confirm second Ebola case in same town where disease was detected days earlier on teen's corpse

Greece: The First Developed Country in History to Default to the IMF

James M. Roberts Economics, Europe RIP European Union?  Its failure to make a €1.73 billion euro payment to the International Monetary Fund by June 30 makes Greece the first developed country in history to default to the IMF.  It could...Show More Summary

‘Patronizing Israeli crap’ — more American Jewish responses to Oren

Michael Oren sought to shore up American Jewish support for Israel, but by insulting Obama, Jewish secularism and the tikkun olam tradition, the former ambassador has angered Jeffrey Goldberg, Ron Kampeas and Leon Wieseltier and hastened the divorce between the two communities

Burundi awaits vote results amid fatal violence

At least six people killed in gun battles in parts of the capital Bujumbura as nation awaits results from Monday's poll.

Iran meeting nuke deal commitments, confidential U.N. report says

"We believe we are making progress," John Kerry says as nuclear talks between Iran and world powers ramp up

Better Stoves Can Reduce Indoor Pollution

Air quality has improved dramatically in rich countries over the past century. Around 1880, when the air was worst in London, it is estimated that 9,000 people died each year from air pollution, about one of every seven deaths. Today, London air is cleaner than it has been since medieval times. Show More Summary

U.N. Says Most of Those Crossing Mediterranean for Europe Are Refugees

Most of the people arriving on Southern European shores by boat qualify as refugees because they are fleeing war or persecution, the U.N. said on Wednesday. At a time of growing anti-immigrant feeling in many European Union countries,...Show More Summary

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