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  • WORLD

    Ukraine military routed as Russia talks tough

    The Ukrainian solders were an easy target as they launched a desperate run to safety. Pounded by a gauntlet of rocket shells, blown up in their vehicles, they died by the dozens.

  • WORLD

    6 militants killed in US Somalia strike

    A U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed at least six members of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, possibly including its leader who was in a car that was hit.

  • WORLD

    Nusra Front sets demands for releasing UN peacekeepers

    The al-Qaida-linked rebels who captured dozens of Fijian United Nations peacekeepers on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights last week have set demands for their release, including removal of the Islamist group from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the deaths of its comrades in fighting...

  • WORLD

    Group accuses extremists of war crimes in Iraq

    An international rights group accused the extremist Islamic State group on Tuesday of carrying out a systematic campaign of “ethnic cleansing” in northern Iraq that includes mass killings, abductions and other war crimes.

  • WORLD

    More Scots back independence, as ‘No’ lead narrows

    Support for Scottish independence is increasing ahead of this month’s referendum, with the latest poll showing the lead for the No campaign down to six percentage points and nationalists saying the momentum is behind them.

  • WORLD

    Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants

    Iraq’s outgoing prime minister pledged Monday to turn his country into “a big grave” for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of a Shiite town.

  • WORLD

    Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31

    A Libyan security official says clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi between Islamists and rival fighters loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 on both sides.

  • WORLD

    Top South America hackers rattle Peru’s Cabinet

    The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points.

  • NATIONAL

    Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

    North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and – watched by officials as they spoke – called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

  • WORLD

    Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform

    Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official’s speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub.

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