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Reports: Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dead at 93
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:19:00 GMTIsrael’s President Shimon Peres speaks to the media during a news conference in the southern town of Sderot July 6, 2014. Even to his own people, Shimon Peres was a puzzle. He spoke eloquent Hebrew, but with a foreign accent, lacked formal education yet ...

FBI warns ISIS fighters could begin flowing into Western nations
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:19:00 GMTAn unprecedented wave of Islamic State fighters will flow into Western nations as the terror group loses ground in Syria and Iraq, FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday. Comey told a Senate panel that once ISIS’ self-styled caliphate becomes “crushed ...

Water company workers lead Greek protests
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:14:00 GMTATHENS, Greece – Workers from a state-run water company are blocking traffic outside Greece's parliament as lawmakers prepare to vote on a proposal to move control of public utilities to a new asset fund created by international bailout creditors.

Massive typhoon hits eastern China after killing 4 in Taiwan
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:54:00 GMTBEIJING (AP) — A massive typhoon made landfall in eastern China Wednesday, a day after carrying strong winds over Taiwan that felled trees and scattered debris, killing at least four people and injuring more than 260. Typhoon Megi weakened to a tropical ...

Woman accused of being a witch in Peru burned alive on a bonfire
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:56:00 GMTLIMA, Peru — A woman accused of being a witch was burned alive on a bonfire in an indigenous community in a remote part of the country’s Amazon rainforest, authorities said Tuesday. Prosecutor Hugo Mauricio said members of the Shiringamazu Alto ...

Oil Prices Plunge As Saudi-Iran Split On Output Freeze Resurfaces
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:08:00 GMTOil prices plunged anew as signs of discord re-emerged between Iran and Saudi Arabia over an oil production freeze being pushed by the Saudis and Russia. At a meeting of the OPEC oil cartel in Algeria on September 27, Iran rejected an offer by the Saudis ...

Max Mannheimer, a Keeper of Holocaust Memory, Dies at 96
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:52:00 GMTBERLIN — Max Mannheimer, who survived Theresienstadt, Auschwitz and Dachau and devoted his last decades to admonishing later generations of Germans that while they carried no guilt for the Nazis’ crimes, they bore a responsibility to ensure that they ...

Why Are So Many Children Dying in Aleppo?
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:18:00 GMTThey cannot play, sleep or attend school. Increasingly, they cannot eat. Injury or illness could be fatal. Many just huddle with their parents in windowless underground shelters — which offer no protection from the powerful bombs that have turned east ...

China's self-proclaimed 'most charismatic philanthropist' accused of falsifying millions in donations
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:42:00 GMTChen Guangbiao’s business card says it all. “Most Influential Person of China,” says the Chinese chief executive’s card, photos of which went viral in 2014. That’s followed by 10 other honorifics, including “China Moral Leader” and “Most ...

LGBT festival canceled in Haiti amid threats to organizers
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:34:00 GMTPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Organizers of a cultural festival in Haiti celebrating the Afro-Caribbean LGBTQ community said Tuesday that it has been called off due to numerous threats of violence and a subsequent prohibition by a government commissioner.

Obama appoints ambassador to Cuba
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:59:00 GMTPresident Obama on Tuesday nominated the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in more than 50 years, setting off a battle with Republicans in Congress who have opposed the president's opening with the communist island. The president nominated Jeffrey DeLaurentis ...

Syrian government troops launch ground assault to retake Aleppo
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:42:00 GMTFor several days this month, a cease-fire brought some measure of peace to the embattled city of Aleppo, where warring sides in Syria’s civil war have long been locked in a stalemate. But the lull in fighting quickly ended. The violence escalated ...

Shimon Peres, Ex-Israeli President and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 93 After Suffering Stroke
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:06:00 GMTShimon Peres, who led Israel as prime minister and president in an enduring six-decade political career built on promoting peace between Arabs and Jews, died Tuesday while being hospitalized from a major stroke, according to various reports, including the ...

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres Dead At 93
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:07:00 GMTFormer Israeli President Shimon Peres, a force in the nation’s politics for decades and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, has died at 93, two weeks after suffering a stroke, according to The Jerusalem Post. Peres was one of Israel’s longest-serving ...



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