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  • WORLD

    Iraq officials say Baghdad car bomb has killed 12

    Iraqi police officials say a car bomb detonated in a busy commercial district in central Baghdad has killed at least 12 people.

  • WORLD

    At least 340 killed in Yemen's week-long fighting

    A Shiite militia that overran the Yemeni capital sized tanks and armored vehicles from military headquarters on Monday and raided the home of a long-time archenemy, a powerful army general and Sunni tribal leader, as officials reported that a week of fierce fighting in the city has killed at least...

  • HEALTH & SCIENCE

    Streets bustling after Sierra Leone shutdown ends

    Streets in Sierra Leone's capital bustled again Monday after an unprecedented nationwide shutdown during which officials said more than 1 million households were checked for Ebola patients and given information on how to prevent the spread of the deadly disease.

  • WORLD

    High-profile Israeli spy Mike Harari dead at 87

    Israel's secret service agent Mike Harari, who played a major role in planning Mossad's revenge attacks against Palestinian militants implicated in the 1972 Munich massacre of the country's Olympics team, has died. He was 87.

  • WORLD

    Islamic State group calls for attacking civilians

    Fighters of the Islamic State militant group are ready to battle a U.S.-led military coalition seeking to destroy it, the group's spokesman said in a new audio recording in which he called on Muslims worldwide to kill civilians of nations that join the fight.

  • WORLD

    New Afghan leader promises equal rights for women

    Afghanistan's new president-elect pledged in his victory speech on Monday to give women prominent roles in his government and told his nation that women are important to the country's future.

  • WORLD

    UK premier hosts talks on Scottish voting rights

    British Prime Minister David Cameron sought Monday to limit the divisive political fallout following the Scottish referendum, gathering senior Conservatives at his official country retreat to placate anger over promises made to Scotland to keep it in the United Kingdom.

  • WORLD

    Some 130,000 Syrians reach Turkey, fleeing IS

    Some 130,000 Kurdish refugees fleeing Islamic militants have crossed the border from Syria into Turkey in the past four days, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday as fighting raged close to Turkey's southern border.

  • WORLD

    Affluence eludes poor crowding into Asian cities

    Down a concrete path, between rail tracks that buzz with each approaching train and a river choked by plastic and raw sewage, Asih Binti Arif cradles her baby and reflects on dreams gone dark.

  • WORLD

    US stocks drop as China weighs on markets

    US stocks were on track for their biggest loss in almost seven weeks Monday as investors worried about signs of weakness in China. Worries about slowing growth in the world's second-largest economy pushed the down the price of oil, weighing on energy stocks.

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