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  • Ukraine cease-fire pressured by pro-Russia attacks, weapons buildup

    Ukraine cease-fire pressured by pro-Russia attacks, weapons buildup
    Pro-Russia separatists attacked Ukrainian government forces with Grad rockets and artillery in two unsuccessful attempts to seize the idled Donetsk international airport, Ukrainian security officials said Tuesday. The concerted campaign to wrest...
  • Turn on L.A. Fundraiser Guided by Spirit of Slain Photojournalist

    Dan Eldon wanted to make the world a better place. When the photojournalist was killed by a mob in Mogadishu, Somalia, in 1993, while covering a disastrous U.N. military operation, his mother, Kathy, knew she had unfinished work to do. A few years later,...
  • Islamic State gains could spark new wave of Syrian refugees: UN

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Tens of thousands more Syrians could be forced to flee their war-torn homeland if Islamic State fighters continue gaining ground, the U.N. aid chief warned on Tuesday as U.S.-led air strikes pound the extremist group. Valerie...
  • Iranian man executed for heresy: rights group

    DUBAI (Reuters) - A former psychologist has been executed for heresy in Iran after eight years in detention, human rights groups said, in the latest example of what activists say is a worrying rise in the use of death penalty by the Islamic Republic....
  • Gritty streets of Mong Kok a potential Hong Kong flashpoint

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - The dark alleyways and triad-run bars of Mong Kok are a long way from the glittering towers of Hong Kong island, the hub of pro-democracy protests that have brought tens of thousands of people on to the streets over the last five...
  • U.S.-led air strikes help Iraq's Kurds advance on Islamic State

    U.S.-led air strikes help Iraq's Kurds advance on Islamic State
    Iraqi Kurdish forces captured a strategic border crossing and several villages from Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq on Tuesday, scoring gains as the militants were pounded by heavy U.S.-led air strikes and the Iraqi army advanced from the south....
  • Steven Salaita: U. of I. destroyed my career

    Steven Salaita: U. of I. destroyed my career
    Being recruited for a tenured faculty position at a major university is no small feat, nor should it be; tenure represents the pinnacle of an academic career. In my case, it involved numerous interviews with faculty in the American Indian studies...
  • Ukraine prosecutor opens criminal case against Russian officials

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian state prosecutors said on Tuesday they had opened a criminal investigation against a Russian law enforcement agency, accusing it of supporting separatist and "terrorist" groups in the east of the country. The move appeared to...
  • Britain tells China: Seek peace in Hong Kong and allow freedoms

    BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) - In Britain's strongest comment yet over clashes between Hong Kong riot police and pro-democracy protesters, finance chief George Osborne urged China to seek peace and said the former colony's prosperity depended on freedom....
  • Myanmar activists demand law to ban violence against women

    YANGON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One afternoon in September, a 13-year-old student walking home in central Myanmar was accosted by a young man declaring his love for her. She swore at him. Incensed, he killed her, holding her head under water in a...
  • Egypt's Sisi delivers economic reforms but hurdles remain

    CAIRO (Reuters) - In his first 100 days in office, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a fast start on economic reform: slashing costly fuel subsidies, raising taxes and devising infrastructure projects to secure long-term revenues and ease...