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  • Grisly video shows aftermath of airstrike on Syrian camp, activists say

    Blackened corpses mutilated by shrapnel: The horrific images are the aftermath, activists say, of yet another barrel bombing by Syrian government forces. The target of Wednesday’s strike was a displaced-persons camp in the northern Syrian province...
  • Top priority for lame-duck Senate: Vote on Obama nominations

    WASHINGTON State Department officials and Washington's diplomatic community are pressing the Senate to address a backlog of ambassadorial nominations during Congress' post-election lame-duck session. They fear that if the Republicans win control of the...
  • 'All You Need Is Love' -- and context

    'All You Need Is Love' -- and context
    Having nothing to do with the Beatles tune, "All You Need Is Love" is a heartfelt if limited documentary portrait of the staff and students of the Good Morning School in the Mae Sot district of Thailand. Narrated by Sigourney Weaver and executive...
  • Israel's Netanyahu fumes at reported U.S. slur

    Israel's Netanyahu fumes at reported U.S. slur
    This article contains language some readers might find offensive. An anonymous U.S. official's reported description of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit," or worthless coward, drew a sharp response on Wednesday from the Israeli...
  • 'It's a massacre of refugees' - Syrian army bombs displaced persons camp

    'It's a massacre of refugees' - Syrian army bombs displaced persons camp
    A Syrian army helicopter dropped two barrel bombs on a displaced persons camp in the northern province of Idlib, camp residents said on Wednesday, and video footage appeared to show charred and dismembered bodies. Footage posted on YouTube showed corpses...
  • World watch: Threats may leave London travelers outside Parliament

     World watch: Threats may leave London travelers outside Parliament
    United Kingdom: Authorities warned of potential terrorist threats against the Houses of Parliament in London, prompting calls to close the Palace of Westminster to the public. The ISIS-related threat was announced after British intelligence learned of...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Obama no match for October threats

    In October of 1962, America worried whether an untried young president, John F. Kennedy, could keep us safe from nuclear-tipped missiles from nearby communist Cuba. Today's October worries are more insidious: the Ebola virus, the macabre Islamic State, a...
  • Biden campaigns for Quinn, Durbin in Rockford

    Biden campaigns for Quinn, Durbin in Rockford
    Vice President Joe Biden on Monday made his second appearance in Illinois in less than a week, telling hundreds gathered at a union hall in Rockford that it was imperative they support the Democratic ticket because Republicans "don't come from where we...
  • Israel announces plans for new construction on disputed land

    Israel announces plans for new construction on disputed land
    After breaking for a turbulent summer, Israel’s parliament reconvened Monday for what looks to be a stormy autumn session against the backdrop of tensions with the United States and Palestinians, exacerbated by new plans for construction on disputed...
  • Why Obama must act on LGBT rights overseas

    Why Obama must act on LGBT rights overseas
    When I was a young man, still in the closet, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, one of the most prolific authorities on Jewish law of the 20th century, described gay people as rebels against God. Grossly misinformed about the phenomenon, Rabbi Feinstein posited...
  • Storm-ravaged Canary Islands area may take weeks to clean up

    Canary Islands: Five people were killed and hundreds were evacuated from their homes on the popular tourist island of Tenerife after major storms caused flash floods and disrupted power throughout the area. Access to the island's main port also was cut...