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Russia announces humanitarian operation in Syria's Aleppo

posted: 07/28/2016 11:09 a.m. Discuss

MOSCOW — Russia and the Syrian government said they will open humanitarian corridors in Syria's embattled city of Aleppo on Thursday and offer a way out for opposition fighters wanting to lay down their arms, even as Syrian forces took another district from rebels in the city.

Pope Francis misses step, falls down before Mass in Poland

posted: 07/28/2016 9:49 a.m. Comment 1

CZESTOCHOWA, Poland — Pope Francis missed a step and fell to the ground Thursday as he walked on an open-air platform to celebrate Mass at Poland's holiest shrine of Jasna Gora.

Syrian rebels seize trove of ISIS intelligence

updated: 07/28/2016 3:59 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. is exploiting an enormous amount of digital information about the Islamic State obtained by Syrian rebels fighting for control of the city of Manbij, a spokesman for the U.S.-led military coalition said Wednesday.

Day after priest slain, pope says world at war

updated: 07/28/2016 3:54 a.m. Discuss

The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions, Pope Francis said Wednesday as he traveled to Poland on a visit to Central and Eastern Europe in the shadow of the slaying of a priest in France.

Bomber in intense online chat before blast, Germany reports

posted: 07/28/2016 3:53 a.m. Discuss

The 27-year-old Syrian asylum seeker who blew himself up in the southern German town of Ansbach was chatting online with a still-unidentified person immediately before the explosion, Bavaria's interior minister said Wednesday.

Egypt bid to write sermons irks clerics

posted: 07/28/2016 3:52 a.m. Discuss

The top religious scholars of Egypt’s Al-Azhar have rejected new government measures to standardize Friday sermons, saying such a step would “freeze” the development of religious discourse.

Turks seizing reporters, silencing media outlets

posted: 07/28/2016 3:37 a.m. Discuss

Turkey's government ordered the closure of dozens of media outlets -- including news agencies, television channels, radio stations and newspapers -- as part of its widespread crackdown since the failed coup attempt July 15.

The World in Brief

updated: 07/28/2016 3:36 a.m. Discuss

U.S. man among 9 slain in Dhaka raid NEW DELHI -- A 24-year-old Bangladeshi-American student was among nine suspected militants killed in a gunbattle with police in Bangladesh, Dhaka police said Wednesday.

Blocked migrants start hunger strike

posted: 07/28/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Migrants protesting Europe’s closed borders say they have begun a hunger strike to press their message to European leaders.

Turkey fires 1,700 officers, closes dozens of media groups

posted: 07/27/2016 2:16 p.m. Discuss

ISTANBU — Turkey's state run news agency says close to 1,700 officers have been formally discharged from the military after the country's failed coup.

Indian activist set to end 16-year hunger strike

posted: 07/27/2016 4:14 a.m. Discuss

An Indian human-rights activist says she will end her 16-year hunger strike next month.

Japan knife attack raises safety doubts

updated: 07/27/2016 4:06 a.m. Discuss

The killings of 19 people at a home for the mentally disabled raised questions about whether Japan's reputation as one of the safest countries in the world is creating a false sense of security.

French priest, 85, slain in attack claimed by ISIS

updated: 07/27/2016 4:04 a.m. Discuss

Two attackers slit the throat of an 85-year-old priest celebrating Mass in a French church, killing him and gravely injuring one of the few worshippers present before the two were shot to death by police.

Experts back idea of Russia role in hack

updated: 07/27/2016 3:52 a.m. Comments 15

Experts who've followed the leak of Democratic National Committee documents say they believe the party's claim that Russia had a hand in the hack, lending weight to the allegation that the Kremlin is trying to tamper with the U.S. presidential contest.

Germans fed up after series of attacks

posted: 07/27/2016 3:50 a.m. Discuss

German officials vowed tighter security and called for tougher controls of asylum seekers Tuesday in the aftermath of four attacks in the country in the span of a week, two of which were claimed by the Islamic State extremist group.





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