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At least 5 US troops wounded in Afghanistan fighting Islamic State
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:39:00 GMTWASHINGTON – Five U.S. special operations troops were wounded in combat with Islamic State fighters in eastern Afghanistan, the senior U.S. commander in the country said Thursday. It appeared to be the first reported instance of U.S. troops being wounded ...
Archaeologists make surprise find under Mayan temple
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:38:00 GMT(NEWSER) – When researchers grew concerned about underground anomalies detected near the Mayan ruins of Palenque in Mexico, they began a dig to figure out whether the pyramid was in danger of collapse. This week, researchers announced that what they ...
Rio doctors to Olympic athletes: ‘Keep your mouth shut’ or get a mouth full of ‘human crap’
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:44:00 GMTHealth experts are calling the waters of Rio a “petri dish of pathogens” and are warning swimmers, rowers, canoers and sailors to keep their mouths closed to avoid ingesting any of the bacteria during their competitions. “Foreign athletes will ...
Muslim blasts extremists at Friday prayer with Christians
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:36:00 GMTSAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France (AP) — Muslims and Christians joined in Friday prayer at the mosque in the Normandy town where an elderly priest was slain this week, with one imam chastising the extremists as non-Muslims who are "not part of ...
Turkey creates 'Traitors' Cemetery' for dead coup plotters
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:19:00 GMTTucked in the back corner of a construction site for a new dog shelter in eastern Istanbul lies a freshly dug, unmarked grave — the first in the new "Traitors' Cemetery," created specifically to hold the bodies of coup plotters who died in the July 15 ...
The Latest: Federal government severs security contract
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:38:00 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro): Brazil's federal government has severed its contract with a security firm that was supposed to operate x-ray machines during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Justice ...
North Korean Seeking Refuge at South Korea Consulate in Hong Kong
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:36:00 GMTAn 18-year-old North Korean man who went to Hong Kong to compete in the International Mathematical Olympiad took refuge in the South Korean consulate there Wednesday, according to local news media. As a precautionary measure, the South Korean Consulate ...
Alternative' Olympics Provide Little Consolation For Banned Russian Athletes
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:29:00 GMTRussian track-and-field athletes banned from the summer Olympics in Rio have competed in their own alternative tournament near Moscow. They were barred from competition in Brazil due to failed drug tests and Russia's alleged government-sponsored doping ...
Aleppo Siege: U.N.'s De Mistura Warns Time is Running Out for Syrian City
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:55:00 GMTThe United Nation's special envoy for Syria on Friday warned that time was running out for the population of the besieged and devastated city of Aleppo. "The clock is ticking," Staffan de Mistura said as he called on Russia to leave the creation of any ...
Analysts: Cambodia to 'Pay Price' for Siding With China
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:35:00 GMTCambodian diplomacy may have succeeded in watering down an ASEAN communique aimed at tackling Chinese maritime ambitions, but some analysts call it was a hollow victory, which has split the 10-nation trading bloc. Cambodia's refusal to back a multilateral ...
The Latest: Pope: Human 'cruelty did not end in Auschwitz'
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:26:00 GMTPope Francis says human "cruelty did not end in Auschwitz" and that similar atrocities are being inflicted in war zones across the world today, citing prisoners who are kept in inhuman conditions and tortured. Francis visited the former Nazi death camp of ...
Red Cross: One million could flee Mosul battle in Iraq
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:38:00 GMT10 million Iraqis in need of dire aid 3.3 million internally displaced 2.6 refugees became refugees in last two years Up to one million Iraqis risk facing displacement in the coming weeks as fighting intensifies ahead of a government offensive to ...
Thousands protesting outside US Air Base in Turkey, DoD can’t confirm dependents evacuated
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:39:00 GMTThousands of Turkish nationals were protesting, shouting curses at America and burning American flags outside the US military air base at Incirlik yesterday, expressing their desire for Turkey to close the installation and expel the US military.
Philippine communists to declare truce 'very soon'
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:43:00 GMTPhilippines' communist rebels will declare a ceasefire "very soon", their chief negotiator has said, in response to President Rodrigo Duterte's ultimatum to stop fighting by Saturday. Speaking to Al Jazeera on Friday, Luis Jalandoni, chairman of the ...
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