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  • WORLD

    Second Syria beheading raises stakes for US

    Islamic State extremists have released a video purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warned President Barack Obama that continuing airstrikes against the group in Iraq will be met with the killing of more Western captives.

  • WORLD

    At NATO, goal is to curb Russia but not provoke it

    The heady "we won the Cold War" days are over. When President Obama and other NATO leaders assemble here Thursday for a key summit meeting, their No. 1 goal will be an old and familiar one: protecting vulnerable alliance members from Russia, without goading the Kremlin into military action.

  • WORLD

    News Guide: Thailand's surrogacy scandals and laws

    A string of recent scandals has lifted a lid on Thailand's largely unregulated commercial surrogacy industry, which has been around for over a decade. Here's a look at the controversies, some of the ethical dilemmas they have raised and the Thai military government's new draft law that is expected...

  • WORLD

    UK team unlocking secrets of North Korea volcano

    More than a thousand years ago, a huge volcano straddling the border between North Korea and China was the site of one of the biggest eruptions in human history, blanketing eastern Asia in its ash. But unlike other major volcanos around the world, the remote and politically sensitive Mount Paektu...

  • WORLD

    Putin, Poroshenko discuss settlement in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed a peace settlement in eastern Ukraine with President Petro Poroshenko and found that they "largely share views" on ways out of the crisis, Putin's spokesman was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

  • WORLD

    Report accuses Islamic State group of war crimes

    An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of systematic "ethnic cleansing" in northern Iraq targeting indigenous religious minorities, as well as conducting mass killings of men and abducting women.

  • WORLD

    Maduro replaces Venezuela's longtime oil chief

    President Nicolas Maduro has replaced Venezuela's longtime oil boss and economic czar as part of a cabinet shakeup sidelining the most-prominent voice within his administration for pragmatic reforms to tackle a deep economic crisis.

  • WORLD

    UN: 4 peacekeepers killed in north Mali, 15 hurt

    At least four U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 15 wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spokesman said.

  • TECHNOLOGY

    Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

    The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points.

  • WORLD

    Russian photojournalist killed in eastern Ukraine

    Russia's state-owned RIA Novosti news agency says one of its photojournalists has died in eastern Ukraine.

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