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South Africa to investigate ISIL recruitment

Probe announced after Al Jazeera revealed that at least 23 South Africans joined the armed group in Syria and Iraq.

Israeli propaganda dominates front page of ‘New York Times’ today

Israel discriminates sorely against Palestinians in their water supply and 90 percent of the water in Gaza is undrinkable but you'd learn none of this in an article that takes up the top of the front page of the New York Times on the Israeli water miracle

Yemenis report lack of access to social media sites

Users across country say Twitter has been down since 10GMT, while others say they could not access Facebook and YouTube.

ISIL launches offensive against Syria's Hasakeh

Clashes with pro-regime forces in largely Kurdish city come one day after 20 were killed for allegedly supporting ISIL.

The Shocking Reason America Can't Stop China in the South China Sea

Andrew Davies Security, Asia Simply stated: China cares much more and is willing to risk much more--and the same can be said of Russia in Ukraine.    Hanoi is one of the best settings in which to contemplate the limits of American power. Show More Summary

Modi's scorecard

After one year in power, has India's globe-trotting Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an impact on the economy?

The making of Lewis Hamilton

From an inferior car on a karting circuit and limited resources to a Formula One double world champion.

‘Love Locks’ to Be Cut Off Paris Bridge

Almost a million locks signifying eternal love will be removed

4K Migrants Rescued at Sea in 24 Hours

More than 4,000 migrants have been rescued off Libya's coast in 22 separate operations in one day, with rescuers finding 17 people dead aboard a rubber dinghy, the Italian Coast Guard said today. The rescues, from 13 wooden fishing boats and nine motorized rubber dinghies, took place yesterday. In...

Election official flees crisis-hit Burundi

Top official flees ahead of poll amid crisis triggered by decision of President Nkurunziza to run for a third term.

Iran rejects military site inspections in nuclear deal

Senior negotiator says UN interviews with Iranian scientists and inspection of military sites is "out of the question".

FIFA president Sepp Blatter re-elected amid investigation

Despite a major bribery and corruption scandal, FIFA, soccer's world governing body, has re-elected its president. Seven of Blatter's top lieutenants were indicted in the United States last week, but Blatter himself was not charged. Allen Pizzey reports from Rome.

French Open: Djokovic, Murray stroll into fourth round

Top-seed continues smooth progress while Murray tames Kyrgios; Kvitova progresses in women's draw.

Magazine: The end of youth

Photojournalist Alejandro Cegarra remembers the day he photographed the death of Venezuelan student Bassil Da Costa.

Samantha Power: 'A big pie of security threats'

The US ambassador to the UN discusses foreign policy, the mounting problems facing the world and efforts to tackle them.

Powerful earthquake strikes off Japan

Extremely deep earthquake near group of remote Japanese islands shakes Tokyo

"Love locks" to be removed from Paris bridges

In a decades-old tradition, couples would put padlocks on bridges and toss the keys into the Seine River as a symbol of their love. But over the years, nearly 1 million padlocks have added some 45 tons to bridges, causing part of one to collapse last year.

I do not fear arrest, says Blatter

A defiant Blatter, who won his fifth term as FIFA president on Friday, has come out fighting against allegations.

Earthquake hits Japanese capital Tokyo

Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits Tokyo, swaying buildings for around a minute and setting off alarms.

Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

The biggest criminal trial in the history of the internet is over and so is Ulbricht’s freedom.He was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Ulbricht was convicted of creating and operating the site which allowed users to anonymously trade drugs and weapons. Show More Summary

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