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Two UK journalists working for VICE detained in Turkey

Reporter, cameraman and their fixer held by anti-terrorism department in Diyarbakir for filming "without accreditation".

Video of celebrity Iraq fighter slicing body goes viral

Shia commander dubbed "Iraq's Rambo" defends cutting up charred corpse he says was body of ISIL fighter killed in Beiji.

Virginia Teen Sentenced to Prison for Pro-ISIS Tweets

Ali Amin, 17, tweeted about 7,000 times from the apparently pro-ISIS account.

A Remarkable Silence -- Taking a Look in the Mirror

In mid-August, an American Jewish singer, Matisyahu, was due to perform at Rototom Sunsplash festival in eastern Spain. Following pressure from supporters of the sanctions movement against Israel, which tried to elicit from him a statement...Show More Summary

Brazilian leader faces growing impeachment threat

On top of massive corruption scandal, President Dilma Rousseff faced with angry rival who controls possibility of impeachment proceedings

Soccer team makes mom buy $60 game ticket for her baby

"Is this the way for the club to take care of its fans?" woman asks after Barcelona made her buy pricey ticket for 10-month-old

Iraq's top Shia cleric voices support for protests

Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani says government must show it is serious about implementing reforms and tackling corruption.

God is on Israel’s side, but not the United States, says Israel’s new U.N. ambassador

God gave the Jews Canaan and even rennamed the country "Israel" as an "everlasting possession," new Israeli ambassador Danny Danon wrote in 2012. The U.S. has been a lousy ally, and has even cost Israel "thousands of young lives."

The Ojnare Forest: Sweden's Hetch Hetchy?

(The original Swedish text follows the English translation). In the ongoing debate about the future of the Ojnare Forest on the Swedish island of Gotland, Anders Ferbe, head of the metalworkers' union, suggested a compromise. In an article...Show More Summary

Owen Jones is entirely right here: refugees’ lives matter too

It’s not often that we write with unreserved praise for Owen Jones but his piece today deserves it: As the news of up to 200 dead refugees, drowned off the coast of Libya, filters fleetingly into news coverage, the only guarantee is that more will drown. And with news of more than 70 refugees found […]

Critics slam Mahmoud Abbas' PLO resignation as 'farce'

Analysts and politicians describe the Palestinian president's resignation from the executive committee as a power play.

Is China Getting Ready to Develop the World's Fastest Plane?

Harry J. Kazianis Security, Asia If reports are accurate, Beijing might be getting ready to develop its own SR-71 Blackbird. China’s military over the last twenty years has worked at breakneck speed to develop weapons platforms that have created a certain amount of concern in capitals all over Asia and in Washington. Show More Summary

Merritt wins bronze medal days before kidney transplant

Olympic 110m hurdles champion finishes third at the World Championships and will undergo surgery next week.

Rosh Hashanah -- the Beginning of Change

This year, Rosh Hashanah could not come at a better time. With the American Jewish community being torn between support and rejection of the Iran deal, the growing rift between supporters and opposers of the policies of Israeli Prime...Show More Summary

Kim Jong Un sacks top officials after standoff with Seoul eases

Analysts say North Korea officials may have been dismissed because they misjudged South Korea's strong response to mine blasts

Florida declares state of emergency over storm Erika

Tropical storm expected to hit US state, Dominican Republic and Haiti, after wreaking havoc across the Caribbean.

Scott Walker: U.S. needs to be tough on China

The Wisconsin governor and presidential candidate delivers a foreign policy speech in South Carolina Friday

Nazi "gold train" detected by radar in Poland?

Local lore says armored train filled with gold and gems went missing in Poland while fleeing the Red Army in 1945

Highest-ranking Vatican official charged with sex abuse found dead

Jozef Wesolowski, Holy See's former ambassador to Dominican Republic, was awaiting trial under modified house arrest

Hundreds feared drowned in migrant "death boat" disaster off Libya

Many survivors, mostly from Syria and sub-Saharan African countries, "too traumatized to even talk about the incident," official says

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