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  • HIV diagnosis rate falls by a third in U.S.: researchers

    HIV diagnosis rate falls by a third in U.S.: researchers
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The annual rate of diagnosis with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, fell by a third in the United States between 2002 and 2011, researchers reported on Saturday. Fewer people in all U.S. groups tested positive for human...
  • Italy says 19 boat migrants die, thousands rescued this week

    ROME (Reuters) - Nineteen people died trying to reach Italy on a boat packed with hundreds of migrants, probably poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes from its engines, said the Italian Navy on Saturday, which has rescued more than 4,000 migrants in the...
  • Obama stops short of blaming Russia for downed jet in Ukraine

    Obama stops short of blaming Russia for downed jet in Ukraine
    President Obama on Friday condemned the missile attack that downed a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine as an "outrage of unspeakable proportions" but stopped short of blaming Russia directly for the tragedy. A...
  • John Kerry, Ted Cruz, Paul Krugman: Sunday guests

    John Kerry, Ted Cruz, Paul Krugman: Sunday guests
    UPDATED: Secretary of State John Kerry will be a guest on five Sunday morning programs. Here's the guest list: ABC's "This Week" welcomes Kerry, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. Other...
  • Venezuela condemns Israeli 'genocide' and 'extermination'

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's socialist government condemned Israeli strikes in Gaza on Saturday as a policy of genocide that could not be justified as like-for-like warfare. President Nicolas Maduro has maintained the foreign policy of his firebrand...
  • Ukrainian president urges U.N. to call rebels part of terrorist groups

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged the United Nations on Saturday to label rebels fighting Ukrainian forces in the eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk as belonging to "terrorist organizations". During a telephone...
  • Sunnis in Iraq push back against extremists

    BAGHDAD Gunshots rang out one recent evening in the western Iraqi town of Haditha as local tribesmen in pickup trucks celebrated their capture of a few militants belonging to the al-Qaida splinter group known as the Islamic State. Said Abu Faraj, 67,...
  • Wave of bombings in Baghdad kills 27 people: police, medics

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 27 people were killed in a wave of bombings in mostly Shi'ite Muslim areas of Baghdad on Saturday, police and medics said, in the deadliest day of attacks in the capital since a Sunni insurgency overran large parts of Iraq's...
  • Hamas fighters, tunneling into Israel, kills 2 soldiers

    JERUSALEM Hamas gunmen who tunneled into Israel killed two soldiers on Saturday and another Israeli died in a rocket strike. Intensified bombardments in the Gaza Strip raised the reported Palestinian death toll there to more than 100 since the start of...
  • Putin under scrutiny after downing of Malaysia Airlines jet

    The downing of a passenger jet over separatist-controlled territory in eastern Ukraine puts Russian President Vladimir Putin in a tight spot. What he does about it, and whether that changes the nature of the Ukrainian conflict, depends on the strength...
  • Qatar to host Gaza ceasefire talks with Abbas and U.N. chief

    DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar will host a meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday to try to reach a ceasefire agreement with Israel to bring an end to 12 days of warfare, a senior Qatari source told...