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  • Mortar fired from Gaza, first since truce: Israel

    A mortar bomb was fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in the first such attack since an Aug. 26 truce halted a seven-week war in the Palestinian enclave, the Israeli military said. There were no casualties or damage, a military...
  • In first strike since truce, a mortar round from Gaza hits Israel

    In first strike since truce, a mortar round from Gaza hits Israel
    A mortar round fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Tuesday, the first such shelling since a truce took effect last month ending seven weeks of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants. There was no immediate claim of...
  • Gates Foundation offers $50 million to fight Ebola epidemic

    Gates Foundation offers $50 million to fight Ebola epidemic
    As the spread of Ebola virus disease accelerates in West Africa, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday that it was pledging $50 million to fight the epidemic. The United Nations has estimated that it will cost at least $600 million...
  • Indonesia court rejects challenge to presidential election results

    Indonesia court rejects challenge to presidential election results
    Indonesia's Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to results in last month’s presidential election, validating the victory of Joko Widodo. Prabowo Subianto, a former head of Indonesia's special forces, had refused to acknowledge...
  • Evidence suggests Ebola toll vastly underestimated: WHO

    Evidence suggests Ebola toll vastly underestimated: WHO
    Staff with the World Health Organisation battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak, the U.N. agency said on its website on Thursday. The death toll from...
  • Shoddy U.S. roads and bridges take a toll on the economy

    Shoddy U.S. roads and bridges take a toll on the economy
    It was a beautiful May afternoon when Donnel Gomes took his week-old silver Mercedes for a spin into the city. He turned onto Broad Street, a main thoroughfare downtown, and … kaboom! The car fell into a huge pothole, blowing its right tire,...
  • Chill out, America: An Ebola reality check

    In West Africa, uneasiness is in the air. The world’s worst Ebola outbreak, one that has killed more than 900 people in four countries, is slowly but surely taking its toll on the region. There is no cure for the disease. It’s fair to say,...
  • India river development project is a double-edged sword

    India river development project is a double-edged sword
    Civic leaders had long looked upon the dreary, slum-choked river that sliced through this city and dreamed it could become something grand — India's answer to the Seine or the Thames. When a new chief executive took over the state of Gujarat in...
  • 'Rising rest' affect U.S. development aid [Commentary]

    'Rising rest' affect U.S. development aid [Commentary]
    The United States is developing its second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) — a broad assessment of the State Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and their effectiveness in furthering the...
  • Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, 2 others to Federal Reserve seats

    Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, 2 others to Federal Reserve seats
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama will nominate Stanley Fischer, the former head of the Bank of Israel, to be vice chair of the Federal Reserve, and also tapped two other people for seats on the central bank's Board of Governors, the White House said Friday....
  • Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, two others to Fed seats

    Obama to nominate Stanley Fischer, two others to Fed seats
    WASHINGTON — President Obama will nominate Stanley Fischer, the former head of the Bank of Israel, to be vice chair of the Federal Reserve, and also tapped two others for seats on the central bank's Board of Governors, the White House said. Lael...