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As Boko Haram Strengthens,Nigerian troops have floundered against the Islamist militants
Coast Guard seizes cocaineNearly three tons of cocaine packed in bricks marked with smiley faces and black Lamborghini sports cars was offloaded by the U.S. Coast Guard in Miami Beach, Florida on Thursday after being seized in... Caribbean waters near Panama last month.
A new United Nations report released Thursday said that armed groups in Libya have indulged in widespread human rights abuses, including attacks on civilian buildings; shelling of hospitals; and... abduction, torture and unlawful killings of civilians.
Man Shot Dead By Police InPolice have shot dead a man who was threatening a woman with a knife at a house in London, Scotland Yard said.
US warns ISIS could get aholdThe United States is concerned that the Islamic State group and other terrorists could obtain chemical weapons if Syria is hiding any stockpiles.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced Friday a new international coalition aimed at wiping out Islamic State militants. The plan against the extremist... group, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL, calls for stopping the flow of foreign fighters, cutting off its funding, addressing humanitarian crises and "delegitimizing" its ideology, Kerry said.
Maine mom fights state to keepA teenage mother from Maine has the governor on her side in a legal battle to keep her ailing baby alive, even though the state now has custody and previously sought to enforce a "Do Not Resuscitate"... order.
The U.S. has produced and distributed a graphic mock Islamic State propaganda video to fight the Sunni militant group via social media. The video, "Welcome to ISIS Land," was published by the State... Department's Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, the State Department said in an email statement to the press Thursday night.
More than 10 percent of women worldwide are raped or sexually abused by age 20, according to a new report from the United Nations Children's Fund, or UNICEF.

Hopes rise for Ukraine peace deal

BBC - 5 Sep 2014 06:23
Hopes rise for Ukraine peaceUkrainian President Petro Poroshenko expresses careful optimism that a deal can be agreed with Russia to end fighting in the east of his country.
She was raised in an affluent suburb of Glasgow, Scotland, and loved Harry Potter and Coldplay. Now she's in Syria, married to an ISIS fighter, leaving her parents wondering what went wrong.

F.D.A. Allows First Use Of a Novel Cancer Drug

The New York Times - 5 Sep 2014 01:55
The treatment unleashes the body's immune system against tumors, and will initially be used against advanced melanoma.
Failures in consultation 'haveMinistry of Defence accused of failing to fully consult the head of the army before embarking on a series of major cuts Ministers have been accused by a parliamentary committee of putting Britain's... military capabilities at risk by failing to consult senior army figures over a series of major cuts. A report from the public accounts committee criticised the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for failing to consult the head of the army fully before pushing ahead with reductions to regular forces.
Sharks are nine times moreResearchers in Australia found men were targeted in 84 per cent of all unprovoked shark attacks - and also say women are statistically more likely to survive a shark attack.
Why Holder's Probe Won't FixNot all investigations are created equal, and this one is tackling a big problem with small tools
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House guest charged withJoel Clark, 37, was being held on Thursday at the Marion County Jail in Indiana. The dog was discovered in a trash can and dog hair on a pizza pan in the oven.
Joan Rivers' Funeral To BeThe comedian will be honored in her hometown.
Top CIA officer in BenghaziA U.S. security team in Benghazi was held back from immediately responding to the attack on the American diplomatic mission on orders of the top CIA officer there, three of those involved told Fox... News' Bret Baier.
Caroline Wozniacki in U.S.Wozniacki beat Peng in a United States Open semifinal match after Peng could not continue with the score, 7-6 (1), 4-3.
Behemoth dinosaurThe word big does not do justice to a massive, long-necked dinosaur that shook the Earth in Argentina about 77 million years ago.
Art in North Korea: NorwegiansOrganisers want to take international artists to isolated country for two-week workshop that will see them work directly with North Koreans, under state supervision Norwegian artists are planning to... open an international art academy in North Korea, to allow creatives from inside and outside the isolated state to work together in what organisers believe to be the first scheme of its kind. The DMZ Academy, named after the highly militarised border zone between North and South Korea, is expected to take place in Pyongyang for two weeks August next year. If it is successful, organisers hope to eventually establish a permanent international art school.
Rebel groups in NigeriaWarring parties in northern Nigeria are subjecting boys and girls to forced recruitment that involves them spying and participating in attacks.
No-holds-barred comedian JoanJoan Rivers died on Thursday at the age of 81 in a New York hospital a week after her heart stopped during an outpatient medical procedure.
Five members of a private security team say an unidentified CIA station chief ordered them not to intervene (against their protests) as the consulate was under attack by militants.