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Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in the extreme heat wave.
His call followed harsh criticism from Iraqi and Iranian quarters after the U.S. defense secretary questioned the Iraqi military.
The move was a sign of growing security links between the three countries as tensions fester over China’s island building.
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ISIS has killed at least 217 people execution-style, including children, since it moved into the Palmyra area, say human rights groups.
The fall of Ramadi and Palmyra were the militant group's biggest successes since a U.S.-led coalition launched an air war to stop them.
According to media reports, the mass graves were believed to contain the bodies of hundreds of migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh.
They were the most explicit remarks yet from Athens about the likelihood of default if talks fail.
The Irish people voted with a surprisingly strong 62 percent “yes” to enshrine the right to gay marriage in the country’s 1937 constitution.
But the women — led by Gloria Steinem, the pioneering American feminist — did not walk across the demilitarized zone, as they had hoped.
Ashin Wirathu thinks he has more in common with the world’s most famous fictional spy, James Bond.
Access by the United Nations nuclear agency to some of Iran’s military sites has been a sticking point in negotiations Iran’s nuke program.
Observers fear the small central African nation is sliding dangerously toward another civil war.
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In Texas, crews searched for people believed to be missing after a vacation home was swept away by a river swollen from a line of storms.
Oscar Romero was the Catholic archbishop of San Salvador, whose slaying as he said Mass became emblematic of El Salvador’s civil war.
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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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Though ballots are still being counted, gay marriage is headed toward a resounding victory in the historic Friday vote.
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.