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  • Reader feedback Oct. 8: Same-sex marriage in Virginia, business returns to York, soldiers to help combat Ebola outbreak

    Same-sex couples apply for marriage licenses in state Same-sex marriage is now taking place in Virginia for the first time in the state's more than 400-year history, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the issue. In a surprise...
  • Floods of Ukrainian refugees seek new life in Russia

    BELGOROD Russia (Reuters) - After three days trapped in a cellar by shelling, Svetlana and Sergei Divenko left their home in eastern Ukraine and fled to Russia with their two children and a single bag. The two-day, 250-km (150-mile) car journey from...
  • Iraq news reports say 18 civilians killed in strike aimed at militants

    Iraqi news outlets reported Monday that at least 18 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed in an airstrike on a town under siege by fighters from the extremist group Islamic State. The reports said that the U.S.-led coalition conducted the...
  • Stark choices face Beijing over military involvement on Hong Kong streets

    Stark choices face Beijing over military involvement on Hong Kong streets
    Major General Tan Benhong, the commander of the People's Liberation Army in Hong Kong, was a picture of uniformed calm as he shared champagne toasts with Chinese officials on Wednesday at local celebrations marking China's national day. The streets...
  • Want to beat Islamic State? Try the Afghan model, circa 2001

     Want to beat Islamic State? Try the Afghan model, circa 2001
    President Obama, who swept to power in 2008 in part on his promise to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq, is clearly a reluctant warrior. His concern about getting involved in "mission creep" in the deserts of Iraq, where nearly 4,500 troops have died, recently...
  • Islamic State beheads British hostage; captive from Indiana threatened

    Islamic State beheads British hostage; captive from Indiana threatened
    WASHINGTON/BEIRUT - Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria posted a video on Friday that appeared to show the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, triggering condemnation by the British and U.S. governments. The footage on YouTube,...
  • Islamic State video shows second British hostage beheaded

    WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants beheaded British aid worker Alan Henning in a video posted on Friday, triggering swift condemnation by the British and U.S. governments. The footage on YouTube, highlighted on pro-Islamic State...
  • Germany considers sending soldiers to eastern Ukraine: source

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Berlin is considering deploying soldiers to monitor the ceasefire negotiated by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) between separatists and the army in eastern Ukraine, a German government source said on...
  • Ukraine ceasefire must be observed, Russia's Lavrov tells Kerry

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday it was essential that both Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists fully observed a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine clinched nearly a month ago....
  • Turkish Parliament authorizes military action in Syria and Iraq, but no sign it'll come soon

    MURSITPINAR, Turkey Turkish lawmakers Thursday overwhelmingly approved a possible deployment of Turkish ground forces in Syria and opened the door to basing foreign troops in Turkey. But when and if Turkey will act to join the U.S.-led war against the...
  • Islamist insurgents seize western Iraqi town of Hit: security sources

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State-led insurgents took control of most of the western Iraqi town of Hit in Anbar province early on Thursday, security sources and local officials said. The ultra-radical Sunni Muslim militants have captured vast swathes...