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Polls show overwhelming support to change the law in what was once among the most devout Catholic societies in Europe.
The Saudi Health Ministry said at least 21 people had been killed and more than 120 others injured.
The Islamic Republic contributed small numbers of troops in support of advancing Iraqi ground forces, U.S. defense officials said Friday.
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Islamic State militants who seized the ancient Syrian city made control clear by leaving decapitated bodies of suspected foes in streets.
The Defense Department said the U.S. is sending the anti-tank rockets as early as next week to counter Islamic State suicide car bombings.
Mr. Obama said the U.S. and its allies aren’t losing against the Islamic State, but more should be done to help Iraq reseize lost territory.
As young Nigerian women and children are rescued from the clutches of Boko Haram, they face suspicions they may still be in contact.
China’s navy has warned a U.S. surveillance plane repeatedly to leave airspace around disputed territory in the South China Sea.
The United States is set to designate Tunisia as a major non-NATO ally and double its military aid.
The European Commission on Thursday urged more drastic curtailment of greenhouse gases to protect the ozone layer and curb global warming.
Plus: David Cameron pledges to reduce immigration; U.S., Cuba nearing deal to fully restore diplomatic relations and reopen embassies.
It was a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal wrongdoing from a major financial institution.
It is a victory that gives them another strategically important prize five days after the group seized the Iraqi city of Ramadi.
The Senate voted 62-38 to limit debate on a bill granting the White House authority to speed trade deals through Congress.
It is the first official action by Southeast Asian nations to try to resolve a crisis well into its second week.
But a senior U.S. general questioned the country’s recent claim that it had successfully tested a submarine-launched ballistic missile.
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More than 40,000 people have been displaced since Friday when the provincial capital Ramadi was conquered by the Islamic State group.
The correspondence is part of a new set of documents that were declassified and released to the public Wednesday.
The loss of Ramadi undermines the administration’s recent claims of growing progress in its efforts to dislodge the Sunni Islamic militants.
The exchange was billed as a hugely significant moment for Anglo-Irish relations.
U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag announced a 32-count indictment and the arrest Saturday of Tianjin University professor Hao Zhang.
The attack killed at least five people, wounded scores of others and spread even more fear in the already-rattled Afghan capital.
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A nurse in India who was strangled, sexually assaulted and left in a permanent vegetative state 42 years ago has died.
Shiite militias were massing at an Iraqi government air base in Anbar province for a counterattack on Ramadi.
Hundreds of females Boko Haram militants seized in Nigeria have been raped repeatedly.
EU ministers agree to disrupt human traffickers setting off from North Africa by launching naval operations against them.
It was the biggest defeat for the Baghdad government since last summer.
Sisters Mariam Bawardy and Marie Alphonsine Ghattas are the first saints from the Holy Land since the early years of Christianity.
North Korea has sowed concerns with its recent actions at sea and in cyberspace.
It was a dramatic display of ethnic unity against a government on the ropes after months of damaging wire-tap revelations.
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The attempt to capture Abu Sayyaf was made not only because of the positions he held, but also to obtain info about the Islamic State.
But the sentence drew sharp condemnation from Amnesty International, members of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the president of Turkey.
Secretary of State John Kerry met his Chinese counterpart amid growing tension between the U.S. and China over territorial claims.
Boats filled with more than 2,000 refugees have arrived in Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia in recent weeks; many fleeing from Myanmar.
Plus: Pope praises Abbas; Russian launch fails; Iran to aid oppressed.
The Islamic State group on Friday took control of the provincial government center of Ramadi.
Colombia stops its coca crop aerial spraying because of cancer fears, casting aside a key tool in its two-decade anti-drug campaign.
Thai shelters for women and children desperately need more assistance to care for victims of a deepening trafficking crisis, activists said.
Researchers have determined that the opah, or moonfish, can keep its internal temperature 5 degrees Celsius warmer than its environment.
President Pierre Nkurunziza's spokesman said he had returned to the capital Friday after a failed coup.
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The Huey went missing while it was distributing aid on Tuesday, the day a strong aftershock hit Nepal and killed more than 100 people.
Mr. Cameron and Scotland's secessionist leader Nicola Sturgeon met in Edinburgh earlier today.
President Barack Obama on Thursday pledged that the United States stands ready to defend Persian Gulf allies against any external attack.
Iranian naval patrols have acted aggressively in the Persian Gulf or the crucial Strait of Hormuz shipping lane three times in as many
Forty-four people were said to have been rescued after a five-hour siege.