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Stranded mariners' "SOS" in sand gets aircraft crew's attention

Couple had been missing for over a week after departing island in Micronesia on 18-foot vessel

Italy Buries Quake Dead in Mass Funeral

A young man wept over a little girl's white coffin, while a woman nearby gently stroked another small casket, as Italians bid farewell Saturday to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck a mountainous region of central Italy this week. As Italians observed a day of national mourning, President Sergio...

Syria: Turkey targets Kurdish forces south of Jarablus

Turkish forces hit Kurdish-held village south of Jarablus, monitor says, as Turkey-backed Syrian rebels clash with YPG.

Turkey Strikes Kurds, ISIS in North Syria

Rebels supported by Turkey fought Kurdish-backed forces in north Syria on Saturday, as Ankara ratcheted up its cross-border offensive by saying it had launched air strikes on Kurdish forces and the Islamic State militant group (ISIS). Turkey's...Show More Summary

Italy to Give All 18-Year-Olds Money to Spend on Art, Books

Italy thinks "cultural consumption" is important, and it's putting its money where its mouth is, to the tune of $330 million. The country is moving forward with its pledge to give every kid turning 18 this year in Italy €500 (roughly $560) to spend on "cultural products and events," reports...

Syria war: Dozens killed while attending Aleppo funeral

At least 62 have been killed in recent days in Russian and Syrian government aerial bombardment of residential areas.

Many Clinton Foundation donors oppose BDS– and so does Clinton

Hillary Clinton has become a zealot against BDS in the last year, evidently in part because many large donors to the Clinton Foundation oppose BDS. These supporters suggest the new lineaments of the Israel lobby under Clinton, in which liberal Zionists and rightwing Zionists are merged.

Israeli forces shoot and kill unarmed Palestinian man, 38, for allegedly running toward them

Hundreds of Palestinians turned out for the funeral of Iyad Hamad, 38, a father of three, in the occupied village of Silwad, after Israel forces guarding a settlement shot and killed him for allegedly charging their checkpoint, unarmed. Israeli forces suppressed a demonstration at the funeral with sponge and rubber bullets.

Needed: more videos of Israeli atrocities against Palestinians

The world might be deaf to Palestine but it is not blind. And recent videos clearly documenting grotesque use of force by Israelis against Palestinians have the power to do more to end Israeli impunity and Netanyahu's campaign of dehumanization of Palestinians than any other form of information.

Trump Enabling Far-Right Takeover of Republican Party: Clinton

The Democrat lambastes her opponent for giving the "paranoid fringe" a national megaphone.

Inside the murky world of negative interest rates

What are the potential consequences of sub-zero interest rates for the global economy and people across the world?

North Korea makes violent threat at truce village inside DMZ

North's Korean People's Army accuses U.S., South Korean soldiers of "deliberate provocations"

Barack Obama's Asia legacy in peril

It is unlikely that Obama will succeed in overcoming profound public scepticism over further economic liberalisation.

Turkey allows policewomen to wear headscarves

Ruling published in the government's Official Gazette says female police may cover their heads with plain headscarves.

Mastermind in major cafe attack killed in police raid

Bangladesh police have been conducting raids across the country to hunt those behind attacks

7 Things the US Government Requires IDs For

Fred Lucas Politics, Can you name them all?  As federal courts wrestle with voter ID laws in several states just months before a national election, there is considerably less attention being brought to other constitutional rights that...Show More Summary

South China Sea Fact: One of the Last Things South Vietnam Did Was Fight China

Joseph Trevithick Security, Asia A history lesson you may not be aware of.  In January 1974, South Vietnamese forces clashed with the People’s Liberation Army Navy in the Paracel Island chain—a hot spot between China and present dayShow More Summary

MoneyWatch: Massive shortfall in state pensions; Big job cuts after beer merger

U.S. states have a massive shortfall in their retirement systems, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts. Also, the merger of the world's largest brewers will lead to thousands of job cuts. Brook Silva-Braga reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.

South Kordofan: The forgotten prisoners

We meet the prisoners of a forgotten war, abandoned by their own government in Khartoum.

Old Sarkozy does not match new France's needs

If Sarkozy has not changed, his country indeed has, and that's why his success is unlikely.

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