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Bus driver in Delhi gang rape blames victim

Authorities in India have ordered that the documentary featuring the bus driver not be broadcast in their country.

about 13 hours ago


Boko Haram’s new video shifts from speeches to beheadings

With its latest video, posted online Monday, it appears to have borrowed at least some elements from the Islamic State’s recent postings.

about 12 hours ago


World Briefs: Iraq forces try to seal off extremists

Plus: Russia sanctions hinted; paying respects to Nemtsov; Chile volcano erupts; and more.

about 12 hours ago


Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade

His comment about the time frame for a freeze represents one of the U.S. government's strongest signals yet of its red line for a deal.

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 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday in the House chamber in Washington, D.C. During his speech, Mr. Netanyahu said negotiations with Iran will not “block Iran’s path to the bomb; it paves Iran’s path to the bomb.”

Netanyahu warns that nuclear deal ‘paves Iran’s path’ to a bomb

The speech before a joint meeting of Congress gave the Israeli prime minister a rare platform for confronting President Obama.

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 Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, takes the stage Monday to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference in Washington, D.C.

Pittsburgh area's Jewish leaders have mixed reactions to Netanyahu

They are concerned about a GOP-Obama rift on the Israeli prime minister’s speech to Congress today.

1 day ago


Earthquake strikes off Indonesia island; no reports of damage

The quake was felt by people on land, but there was no panic, Indonesia's disaster agency said.

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 Anna Duritskaya

Woman with slain Putin critic says she didn’t see his killer

Her emotional account came amid a swirl of speculation about who was responsible for the assassination, and what it means for Russia.

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Termites are guardians of the soil

Their habitats are key to a multitude of ecosystems, from deserts and rain forests to your neighborhood park.

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Massive Iraqi assault begins to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

Many see it as a test of the central government’s ability to retake and hold much of the territory lost to the militant group last summer.

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World Briefs: Latest clashes in Ukraine kill hundreds

Plus: 40 Americans return from Syria; Twitter threats probed; donated Pakistan vaccines wasted; and more.

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 Forbes today said that Bill Gates's net worth rose to $79.2 billion in 2015 from $76 billion last year.

Bill Gates again tops Forbes' list of billionaires

In second place is Mexican telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim Helu, with a net worth of $77.1 billion. He had topped the list in 2013.

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Netanyahu arrives in U.S., signs of easing of tensions over Iran speech

Policy differences over the negotiations with Iran remained firm, however, as Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in the U.S.

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Tens of thousands show their anger at Putin

Sadness and pragmatism prevailed over their outrage, and few of them appeared to be ready for radical action.

2 days ago


Iraq says launches offensive on Islamic State

The operation against the extremists in Salahuddin province targets a stronghold of the radical Islamist fighters north of Baghdad.

2 days ago


Venezuela orders U.S. embassy to reduce staff in Caracas

U.S. officials who remain will be required to obtain approval for any meetings in Venezuela as tensions mount between the two countries.

2 days ago


World briefs: North Korea fires missiles ahead of drills

Plus: Houthis cozy up to Iran; Fernandez blasts critics; U.S. writer honored.

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North Sea oil’s job cuts are tip of the iceberg for U.K.

The early layoffs portend hard times for a whole ecosystem of explorers, drillers, producers and service companies.

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Tentative relationship with Obama, long-standing U.S.-Israel alliance at stake for Netanyahu

But through it all, the U.S. is Israel’s biggest trading partner and closest defense ally, providing $3.1 billion in annual military aid.

3 days ago


World briefs: Somali pirates release 4 fishermen

PLUS: India unveils budget; China drops interest rates

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Fear envelops Russia after killing of Putin critic

On Saturday, it was still not clear who was responsible for killing Boris Y. Nemtsov.

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Kurdish rebel leader in Turkey calls for disarmament congress

Turkey's president, Tayyip Erdogan, welcomed the call but cautioned the rebels had failed to deliver on previous pledges.

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Egyptian court rules Hamas a terrorist organization

Judges in Egypt also sentence a top Muslim Brotherhood leader to another life sentence.

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 Shop manager Debbie Armstrong adjusts the two-tone dress Friday in a window display of a shop in Lichfield, England.

Science brings clarity to Internet debate on dress’s true colors

Controversy rages even if science can explain it. Is that dress on the Internet gold and white, or blue and black?

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 Iraqi artists held an exhibition on antiquities a day after Islamic State militants posted an online video showing them smashing rare ancient artifacts in a museum, in Baghdad on Friday.

Kurdish fighters rout Islamic State militants from town near Iraq

The victory marks a second blow to the violent Islamic State group in a month, highlighting the growing role of Syria’s Kurds in the fight.

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Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead

The death of the former deputy prime minister ignited a fury among opposition figures.

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Britain’s David Cameron defends security services over ‘Jihadi John’

British authorities came under pressure Friday to explain how they let the suspected Islamic State militant slip from their grasp.

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 In this Jan. 24, 2015, photo, Peter Convey, a senior research professor with the British Antarctic Survey, searches for samples on Deception Island in the South Shetland Islands archipelago, Antarctica.

Antarctica’s retreating ice may re-shape Earth

In the worst-case scenario, Antarctica’s melt could push sea levels up 10 feet worldwide in a century or two, recurving coastlines.

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Mexican drug lord who led Knights Templar gang is captured

Servando Gomez, known as La Tuta (the Teacher), was one of the most-wanted drug kingpins still at large in the country.

4 days ago


World Briefs: Cuba, U.S. hold second round of talks

Plus: Spain arrests 8; Boko Haram kills 100 in Nigeria; Liberia president meets President Obama; cash-strapped North Korea; Saudi oil

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 A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named brandishes a knife in this still image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group February 26, 2015.

'Jihadi John' is a Kuwaiti-born Londoner named Mohammed Emwazi

The profile emerging of the English-speaking masked jihadist in the Islamic State execution videos is a disturbingly familiar one.

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History repeats in Iraq, Syria

The Islamic State has now seized close to 300 Assyrian Christians in Syria.

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Bin Laden lieutenant found guilty of plotting to attack Americans

A Saudi man has been convicted in for his role in the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.

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 An elderly woman drags a cart with belongings on the outskirts of Debaltseve, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. After weeks of relentless fighting, which inflicted severe damage to most buildings the embattled Ukrainian rail hub of Debaltseve fell last week to Russia-backed separatists. (AP Photo / Vadim Ghirda)

Ukraine, rebels start pulling back heavy weapons in country’s east

Heavy weapons are being pulled back from the front line in Ukraine as the truce is mostly holding.

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British TV shows student picture of ‘Jihadi John’ in Pirates baseball cap

Sky News says the black cap was stored by the University of Westminster where he studied.

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Chilean girl with cystic fibrosis wants to die

Plus: British sex offenderl; China drops U.S. tech firms; Court voids adultery law; Ransom demanded for missionary; eagle owl terrorizes

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 Helga Stokes of Dormont is an English language tutor for the Baha'i Institute of Education's virtual university, which teaches members of the Baha'i faith in Iran.

Iranian students risk prison with online classes taught by Pittsburghers

Two Pittsburgh-area women give on-line instruction to students in Iran who are barred from college because of their Baha’i faith.

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 FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2015, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in his Jerusalem office. Netanyahu on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, turned down an invitation to meet privately with Senate Democrats next week during his visit to Washington, saying the session "could compound the misperception of partisanship" surrounding his trip. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, Pool, File)

U.S.-Israel quarrel intensifies

U.S.-Israel rift grows over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress next week against any nuclear deal with Iran.

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NATO commander offers bleak outlook for Ukraine

Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove said Putin’s success in destabilizing Ukraine would spur him to raise similar conflicts elsewhere.

6 days ago


Islamic State seizes 100 Iraqi Sunni tribesmen

Islamic State militants abducted 100 Sunni Muslim tribesmen near Tikrit in Iraq, even as they moved dozens of Assyrian Christian hostages

6 days ago


World Briefs: Avalanches kill scores in Afghanistan

PLUS: Drones puzzle French, Cuba seeks U.S. shifts, Turkey detentions.

6 days ago


Avalanches kill at least 120 in Afghanistan; humanitarian crisis feared

Officials warned of an imminent humanitarian emergency in areas most severely hit by the bad weather.

1 week ago


Watchdog groups report Islamic State abducts at least 70 Christians in Syria

It was one of the largest recent abductions against religious minorities by the extremists.

1 week ago


U.S. charges three with conspiring to support ISIS, planning attacks

The two of the men also had expressed a willingness to carry out attacks on U.S. soil on behalf of Islamic State, according to officials.

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Former Scot, 20, luring girls for Islamic State

Though she aspired to be a pharmacist or a doctor, Aqsa Mahmood left home in November 2013 to go to Syria.

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 Rev. Phyllis Sortor

American missionary kidnapped from Nigerian school

Nigerian officials said the kidnapping was probably not the work of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

1 week ago


Preventative treatment dramatically reduces HIV risk in gay men

A daily preventative dose of an AIDS treatment drug was found to reduce the risk of HIV infection among gay men by 86 percent.

1 week ago


World Briefs: Eurozone approves Greece overhaul plan

Plus: Rebels claim pullback; ‘three-parent’ baby vote; Kerry talks foreign policy; and more.

1 week ago


Talks end with proposal to limit Iran’s nuclear production for at least 10 years

This latest round of talks is the first time that the countries’ top nuclear officials have participated.

1 week ago


Pentagon chief says he is satisfied by U.S. campaign against Islamic State

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter gave no indication that he would push for major changes in the Obama administration’s approach.

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