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Brazil's Socialists name Silva as candidate

Environmentalist Marina Silva enters presidential race after previous candidate Eduardo Campos dies in plane crash.


Hamas’s “military wing” warned foreign airlines on Wednesday against flying into Tel Aviv, threatening to step up its six-week conflict with Israel after firing more than 100 rockets on Israeli civilians and pulling out of peace talks. Show More Summary

Do we still need a new Defence White Paper?

The need for a new Defence White Paper is fast diminishing. The Government has been busy making big decisions that will shape Defence and the ADF force structure for decades to come. The latest budget papers set out the steps by which the 2% of GDP funding target will be met. Show More Summary

Thai general to discard uniform and become PM

General Prayuth Chan-ocha expected to be voted into power by army-run legislature on Thursdays three months after coup.

Welcome to Extremistan

The threat and promise of the fracturing of the Middle East.

Watch How Conversations Between Strangers Help Bridge the Divide Between Indians and Pakistanis

The bad blood between India and Pakistan dates back to 1947, and the two countries' relationship remains strained today.

Moscow Shutters 4 McDonalds for Poor Sanitation, But You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

Russia closed four McDonald's locations in Moscow for "sanitary violations" in what some say is another stage of the sanctions war. The RuNet exploded with disbelief—and photos of Russian bathrooms.

'World is watching' troubled US suburb

Top US law official visits Ferguson protesters as dwindling numbers of demonstrators demand justice for teen's killing.

Pop-up Ad Inventor's “I'm Sorry” Upsets Celebs, Raises Fears of an “Apology Avalanche” in Silicon Valley

Pop-up ad inventor Ethan Zuckerman's much-publicised apology pisses off musical royalty, and has some Silicon Valley folks shaking in their boots.

Hong Kong's twisted political pathology

Another month, another huge political street protest in Hong Kong. Last Sunday the territory's residents marched again, this time against the planned but so far unscheduled Occupy Central sit-in. Just as July's pro-democracy marchers comprised a broad cross-section of Hong Kong society, so did the counter-demonstration this weekend. Show More Summary

US 'failed in attempt to save beheaded Foley'

Obama authorised a secret mission to free slain journalist and other Americans but they were not found, officials say.

Another Ceasefire Collapses in Gaza, Death Toll Rises Above 2000

Yet again, both Hamas and Israel exchanged blame for the failure of the so-called peace talks.

Special Forces Tried to Rescue Foley

It was nearly a happy ending for James Foley. US special forces mounted a secret rescue mission in Syria this summer to free Foley and other Americans, but the hostages were nowhere to be found, reports the Washington Post. Several dozen US troops landed at the unspecified location and engaged...

Dengue Fever and Tall Stories for Children

Leaks like this foster the breeding of the Aedes aegypti mosquito that carries dengue fever. (14ymedio) Explaining death to a child is always a difficult task. Some parents reach for a metaphor and others lie. The adults justify someone's...Show More Summary

Gold Fever Hits Cuba

Panning for gold 14YMEDIO, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 13 August 2014 - Evening falls and the sound of the sieves in the rolling hills trails off. The three men collect their belongings. They've finished the first day in their arduous search for gold. Show More Summary

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