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Turkish Military Begins Major Offensive Into Syria in Fight Against ISIS
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:59:00 GMTISTANBUL — Turkey mounted on Wednesday its largest military effort yet in the Syrian conflict, sending tanks, warplanes and special operations forces over the border in a United States-backed drive to capture an Islamic State stronghold in Syria.

Italy earthquake described as "Dante's Inferno" kills dozens
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:04:00 GMTAMATRICE, Italy --A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that as many as 50 people were killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors. The toll was likely to ...

Biden tries to calm Turkish ally after coup attempt, extradition request
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:04:00 GMTWASHINGTON — Vice President Biden told Turkish officials in Ankara Wednesday that it would be "an impeachable offense" for President Obama to turn over a cult leader living in Pennsylvania who Turkey suspects is behind the attempted coup last month.

Seoul says North Korea fired submarine-launched missile more than 300 miles
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:01:00 GMTNorth Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile Wednesday that flew for more than 300 miles, a step forward in the increasingly isolated country’s development of weapons that defy United Nations sanctions, the South Korean military said.

Magnitude 6.1 quake rattles Rome and central Italy; at least 37 dead
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:45:00 GMTA devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 37 people were reported dead in three hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the toll was ...

Turkey Special Ops Backed by U.S. Fighter Jets Attack ISIS in Northern Syria: Officials
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:39:00 GMTTurkish special forces units and jets supported by warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition launched an operation in northern Syria on Wednesday to wipe out ISIS militants along the border, officials said. The operation was launched just hours ahead of a ...

Gunfire Reported At American University In Afghanistan
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:02:00 GMTKABUL, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Gunfire was heard at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday, an Afghan interior ministry official said. There were no further details immediately available.

Powerful Earthquake Hits Myanmar Near Ancient Capital
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:52:00 GMTA powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake rattled central Myanmar on Wednesday afternoon, more than a day after another tremor struck the Southeast Asian nation, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake hit around 5:04 p.m. local time about 15 miles west of ...

Is America Losing Turkey?
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:41:00 GMTIn the dying days of Boris Yeltsin's presidency, the great and the good in Washington scratched their heads and asked themselves: "Who lost Russia?" Post-communist Russia was more fluid than the hordes of economists, missionaries and carpetbaggers who ...

Punitive Medicine? Crimean Tatars Shaken By Leader's Confinement To Mental Asylum
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:49:00 GMTWhen a court in Russian-annexed Crimea ordered activist Ilmi Umerov to a psychiatric clinic for a month of assessment tests, the decision sent shock waves through the peninsula's indigenous ethnic Tatar minority. For two and a half decades, authorities in ...

Colombia, leftist rebels putting final touches on peace deal
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:55:00 GMTBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president said Wednesday that government negotiators and leftist rebels are putting the final touches on a peace deal that they hope to announce in the coming hours. "Today I hope to give historic, very important news ...

Crucial fault line runs up the spine of earthquake-prone Italy
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:42:00 GMTAfter a 6.2-magnitude rocked central Italy, dozens of people are dead and others are trapped underneath the rubble of what used to be their homes. An earthquake devastating villages in central Italy Wednesday triggered along a fault line that has ...

The Latest: Russia Concerned Over Turkish Entry Into Syria
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:58:00 GMTRussia has expressed deep concern about Turkey's ground incursion into Syria, saying it raises the risk of civilian casualties and the worsening of ethnic tensions between Kurds and Arabs. The Russian Foreign Ministry statement issued Wednesday says Moscow ...

Gunmen reportedly storm American University in Afghanistan
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:00:00 GMTGunmen stormed American University in Afghanistan Wednesday, according to reports. University President Mark English told the Associated Press security forces are working to "assess the situation." Witnesses at the Kabul school reported hearing explosions ...



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