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  • Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident

    Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson becomes an international incident
    Amnesty International has sent monitors to the scene. Palestinians are tweeting advice on how to cope with tear gas. Tibetan monks have showed up to offer prayers. Russian officials, Iran’s official news agency and China’s state-run media...
  • 'The Invisible Soldiers' warns of private security forces' rise

    'The Invisible Soldiers' warns of private security forces' rise
    Near the end of "The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security," author Ann Hagedorn recommends that President Dwight D. Eisenhower's famous warning in 1961 about the rise of the "military-industrial complex" should be updated. In the 21st...
  • Iraq premier-designate has his work cut out for him

    Early in 2007, with Iraq embroiled in sectarian violence, American diplomats in Baghdad tried to persuade a key Shiite Muslim lawmaker to support the easing of a ban on the Sunni Arab-dominated Baath Party. At a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, the...
  • 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...
  • Indonesian legal system poses challenge in suitcase slaying

    The young couple detained by Indonesian authorities on the island of Bali this week over their suspected role in the beating death of Chicagoan Sheila von Wiese-Mack could face a legal system wholly different from that in the United States — one...
  • Doctors Without Borders: Six months to contain Ebola

    Doctors Without Borders: Six months to contain Ebola
    It will take about six months to bring under control the Ebola epidemic, the head of Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans  Frontieres) said on Friday, saying the outbreak in West Africa felt like "wartime, is moving, advancing." Joanne Liu,...
  • John Kerry meets with Afghan candidates in Kabul, urges end to dispute

    John Kerry meets with Afghan candidates in Kabul, urges end to dispute
    U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry met with Afghanistan’s dueling presidential candidates Thursday in an unannounced visit to push for a resolution of the country's disputed election. Kerry arrived in the capital, Kabul, in the evening and...
  • Obama returns to the quagmire he exited in Iraq

    For three years, President Obama has declared himself the man who closed the door on a dark decade of U.S. war in Iraq. Now he has opened the door again. Other than insisting no U.S. combat troops will return to Iraq, Obama's advisors outlined few clear...
  • U.S. military in Ukraine to assist Malaysian plane crash probe

    U.S. military in Ukraine to assist Malaysian plane crash probe
    A small U.S. military team has arrived in Kiev to help investigate the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, the United States said on Tuesday, with more direct training support for Ukraine also possible. The team of about 10 people - which...
  • 'Last Days in Vietnam' a thrilling recount of the fall of Saigon

     'Last Days in Vietnam' a thrilling recount of the fall of Saigon
    Sometimes the stories we think we know, the stories where we don't want to hear another word, turn out to be the most involving of all, the ones we in fact know the least about. So it is with "Last Days in Vietnam." Not an examination of why we were...
  • U.S. Embassy in Uganda tells citizens to seek shelter amid anti-terror operation

    The U.S. Embassy in Uganda told its citizens to seek safety on Saturday, warning that local authorities had uncovered a "terrorist cell" run by Somali militant group al Shabaab, which they believed was planning an imminent attack. Ugandan police later...