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  • Kurds seize Iraq oilfields, ministers pull out of government

    BAGHDAD/KIRKUK (Reuters) - Kurdish forces seized two oilfields in northern Iraq and took over operations from a state-run oil company on Friday, while Kurdish politicians formally suspended their participation in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's government.
  • SpaceX gets Air Force certification toward launching military satellites

    Hawthorne rocket company SpaceX has reached a major milestone toward its goal to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites. The upstart firm announced Friday that the Air Force certified its Falcon 9 rocket after...

    Rights group reports alarming rise in abductions, torture in Ukraine

    Rights group reports alarming rise in abductions, torture in Ukraine
    A human rights investigation team sent into eastern Ukraine by Amnesty International found "graphic and compelling evidence of savage beatings and other torture," primarily at the hands of pro-Russia separatists, the London-based rights organization ...

    Underage fighters drawn into Iraq sectarian war

    Underage fighters drawn into Iraq sectarian war
    The video on his phone shows the boy firing a heavy machine gun mounted on a tripod through a hole in a crumbling building, his slender body shaking from the kickback. "We were kind of nervous, not because we are cowards, because it was our first...

    Venezuela opposition leaders call for US sanctions amid simmering political, economic crises

    BOGOTA, Colombia The United States has a moral "obligation" to impose sanctions against Venezuelan leaders accused of violating human rights and other crimes, opposition figures said Friday. During a forum in Doral, Fla., about the future of the South...