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Edward Heath, Former British Prime Minister, Was Accused of Sex Abuse: Watchdog
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:05:00 GMTThe Independent Police Complaints Commission said it was investigating Wiltshire Police force's handling of claims against Edward Heath. Heath — who died in 2005 — was never prosecuted. The IPCC said in a statement that it was looking into allegations ...

Palestinian Vigilante Effort Marks Stark Change in West Bank
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:53:00 GMTDUMA, West Bank — Early one recent morning, a few residents of this sleepy hilltop hamlet heard that Jewish settlers were hurling rocks at a house. Almost instantly they started posting messages on Facebook, rousing neighbors. Then, somebody’s brother ...

Earth's most powerful storm of the year roars across Pacific
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:26:00 GMTA color-enhanced satellite image shows Super Typhoon Soudelor spinning in the Pacific on Monday. (Photo: NOAA) The Earth's most powerful storm of 2015 — Super Typhoon Soudelor — is now roaring the open waters of the western Pacific Ocean with ...

Searing 164-degree temps in Iran as 'heat dome' traps Middle East
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:56:00 GMTThe Middle East is trapped under a brutal “heat dome” that has brought apocalyptic weather and a heat index that makes it feel like 164 degrees in one Iranian city. For more than a week, Iran and Iraq have endured scorching temperatures, prompting ...

Mexican Journalists Protest After Colleague's Killing
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:07:00 GMTHundreds of journalists marched Sunday in Mexico's capital to protest the killing of a photojournalist who was found dead from gunshot wounds along with four women. They carried signs criticizing violence against journalists, calling for justice and an end ...

Report: U.S.-Led Strikes In Iraq And Syria Killed Hundreds Of Civilians
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:52:00 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria likely have killed hundreds of civilians, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday. The coalition had no immediate comment. The report by Airwars, a ...

Brazilian Police Arrest Lula Minister in Bribery Scandal
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:10:00 GMTBrazilian federal police on Monday arrested former government minister Jose Dirceu, one of the most senior members of the ruling Workers' Party to be detained so far in a corruption scandal engulfing state-run oil company Petrobras. Dirceu, chief-of-staff ...

It’s insanely expensive to bribe Russian officials these days
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:21:00 GMTRussian ruble currency notes are arranged for a photograph in Moscow on Dec. 22, 2010. (Photo: Andrey Rudakov, Bloomberg) KIEV, Ukraine — It’s bad enough that just getting things done in Russia, from beating a speeding ticket to running a business ...

Two Palestinian Men Called ‘Traitors’ After They Protected a Female Israeli Police Officer During a Violent Confrontation
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:58:00 GMTTheBlaze tracked down one of the men in the photo, who said that he and the mayor of the Palestinian town of Qusra, south of Nablus, gave cover to the officer during a violent altercation between Israelis and Palestinians on Saturday. Zakaria Sadah, a ...

Syrian war: As neighbors seek border enclaves, a de facto partition? (+video)
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:23:00 GMTBEIRUT, Lebanon and AMMAN, Jordan — The agreement between the United States and Turkey to establish some form of protected zone in northern Syria that is free of the extremist Islamic State heralds a potentially significant shift in Syria’s grueling ...

Giant inflatable minion stops traffic in Ireland
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:23:00 GMTMinions have taken over the world’s box offices . . . now, they’re apparently moving to take over the streets. A giant inflatable minion from the recently released animated blockbuster that stars Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm and Michael Keaton blew away ...

MH370 Search: Storm Could Wash More Debris Onto Reunion Beaches
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 07:42:00 GMTSAINT-DENIS, Reunion — Several days of high winds will whip across the Indian Ocean island where a suspected MH370 wing component was found, raising the prospect that more debris could be washed ashore. Gales were blowing across the French territory of ...

The Donald Trump adviser who was fired for racially charged Facebook posts wrote an apology to Al Sharpton
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:10:00 GMTSam Nunberg wrote an apology letter to Rev. Al Sharpton after he was fired from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for a series of provocative and racial updates posted on his Facebook account. The posts, which were first revealed by Business Insider ...

China and Russia to hold military exercise in the Sea of Japan
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:50:00 GMTBEIJING, Aug. 3 (UPI) --Russia and China are scheduled to hold joint military drills in the waters and airspace of the Sea of Japan, Bejing's Defense ministry announced. The exercises are set to take place between August 20 through August 28 in the Peter ...

US to step up defense of beleaguered Syrian allies
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:10:00 GMTWashington (AFP) - The White House on Monday said it will defend US-allied fighters in Syria with air strikes if necessary, signaling deeper involvement in the country's brutal four-year civil war. President Barack Obama's administration said it will take ...

Disputed Islands, And a Former Taiwan President, Still Make Waves
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:07:00 GMTTaiwan’s former president Lee Teng-hui is 92 and has been out of office for 15 years – but he still has the ability to shake things up politically. On a recent visit to Japan, he managed to set the cat among the pigeons by saying that a disputed East ...

Tensions between Kurdish groups are making the fight against ISIS a lot more complicated
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:46:00 GMTOn July 24, Turkey deepened its participation in the campaign against ISIS by allowing the US to carry out airstrikes from its Incirlik Airbase. Turkey is also launching its own sorties against the jihadist militants. But Recip Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's ...

Four killed as new Ukraine peace talks fall apart
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:52:00 GMTKiev (AFP) - Ukraine on Monday reported the death of four soldiers in clashes with pro-Russian rebels that came just hours before another failed bid to negotiate an end to the 15-month separatist revolt. Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said another 15 ...

Israel's Netanyahu vows 'zero tolerance' for Jewish extremists after deadly attacks
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 12:23:00 GMTJERUSALEM – Israel's security cabinet approved new measures Sunday against Israelis who attack Palestinians, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government will have "zero tolerance" for Jewish extremists. The tough talk follows a pair of ...



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