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  • In Iraq, like anywhere, it's hard to find good morgue workers

    In Iraq, like anywhere, it's hard to find good morgue workers
    There was blood on the white tile floor, on the eight metal gurneys and on the hands of the worker using coarse black thread to sew up an autopsy incision on the latest body to arrive at the moldering central morgue. A sour smell of blood filled the air...
  • U.S. shuts down its last detention center in Afghanistan

    U.S. shuts down its last detention center in Afghanistan
    The U.S. military shut its last detention center in Afghanistan on Wednesday, a day after a Senate Intelligence Committee report highlighted torture of terrorism suspects at former CIA-run prisons in the country. The U.S. military shuttered its prison...
  • President Obama's statement on Cuba policy change

    Good afternoon. Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba. In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an outdated approach that, for decades, has failed to advance our...
  • Colombian general freed in jungle by rebel captors

    Colombian general freed in jungle by rebel captors
    A Colombian army general was released by his rebel captors Sunday in a remote northwestern jungle, setting the scene for a resumption of peace talks that were halted after insurgents captured the commander two weeks earlier. President Juan Manuel Santos...
  • Facebook launches Ebola charity donation button

    Facebook launches Ebola charity donation button
    Facebook said users would now have option to donate directly to various Ebola relief charities through a button at the top of their News Feeds. Facebook users can donate to three charities — International Medical Corps, the International Federation...
  • From Iran to Irvine: Women's foundation grows, inspires

    From Iran to Irvine: Women's foundation grows, inspires
    It was supposed to be a one-time conference celebrating Iranian-American women of all ages by showcasing their success in this country and detailing their career paths. That was Mariam Khosravani's plan in 2011. But the conference sold out. The...
  • Ukraine, pro-Russia fighters trade blame over aid worker's death

    Ukraine, pro-Russia fighters trade blame over aid worker's death
    Fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia gunmen raged around Donetsk's international airport Friday, a day after the artillery battle spilled into the nearby city and killed a Swiss aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross....
  • Renegade general in Libya survives assassination attempt, aide says

    Renegade general in Libya survives assassination attempt, aide says
    A rogue former army general in Libya survived an assassination attempt Wednesday as fighting and tension continued to escalate between his forces and Islamist militias loyal to the ruling General National Congress. The Libyan state news agency, LANA,...
  • Biden, Poroshenko say Russia's actions not humanitarian in Ukraine

    Biden, Poroshenko say Russia's actions not humanitarian in Ukraine
    Vice President Joe Biden agreed in a call with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday that Russia's military activities in eastern Ukraine were inconsistent with its stated desire to improve the humanitarian situation there, the White House said....
  • Leaders OK plan for Russia aid delivery to eastern Ukraine

    Leaders OK plan for Russia aid delivery to eastern Ukraine
    The presidents of Russia and Ukraine announced agreement Monday on a plan to get aid to civilians trapped in embattled eastern Ukraine after Moscow agreed to submit to International Committee of the Red Cross oversight and the participation of Western...
  • Floods kill at 400 in Kashmir area of India, Pakistan

    Floods kill at 400 in Kashmir area of India, Pakistan
    The death toll from the heaviest rain to fall on Kashmir in 50 years rose to more than 400 on Tuesday, with thousands still trapped on rooftops and residents criticizing Indian and Pakistani authorities for not doing enough to help them. On the Indian...