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  • 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...
  • In Syria, rebels face challenges in policing areas they control

    In Syria, rebels face challenges in policing areas they control
    The informant began to beg as soon as he was pulled from the police truck, which was painted hot pink, blue and black in a poor attempt at military camouflage. "Where are their places?" officer Abdullah Waisi demanded, holding four arrest warrants for...
  • ‘Star Wars Rebels’: First look at ‘Rebel hunter’ villain Agent Kallus

     
    As the fall premiere of “Star Wars Rebels” grows ever closer, we're getting more familiar with the characters created to […]...
  • 30 songs turning 30 this year [Videos]

    30 songs turning 30 this year [Videos]
    Sure, there were some big news events that happened in 1984: Ronald Regan was re-elected president, Mary Lou Retton rocked the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and, you know, Mark Zuckerberg was born. But it was also a gigantic year for music, as Madonna,...
  • Insurgents enter military base northeast of Baghdad: officials

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Sunni insurgents battling forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki broke into a military base in Diyala province northeast of Baghdad on Thursday, a security source and a local official said. They said militants fought...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff to start your weekend

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff to start your weekend
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything here is free.   Freebie Spotlight! 7 Eleven day Free small slurpee at 7 Eleven from 11 to 7.   Cow Appreciation Day Have you herd the news? Today is cow appreciation day at Chick-fil-A. Chick-...
  • 'Song of the Shank' gives poetic voice to a unique American musician

    'Song of the Shank' gives poetic voice to a unique American musician
    "Song of the Shank," Jeffery Renard Allen's epic and brilliant new novel about slavery and musical genius, is not an easy book to read. There is, for starters, the book's odd and sometimes confounding protagonist, based on a real man who is most often...
  • Former Korean 'comfort women' for U.S. troops sue own government

    Former Korean 'comfort women' for U.S. troops sue own government
    Cho Myung-ja ran away from home as a teenager to escape a father who beat her, finding her way to the red light district in a South Korean town that hosts a large U.S. Army garrison. After she escaped home in the early 1960s, her pimp sold her to one...
  • Fallujah redux [Commentary]

    Fallujah redux [Commentary]
    When I departed Fallujah, Iraq in October 2007 after a six-month deployment with the U.S. Navy as a tribal and political engagement officer, I left a city that appeared to have turned its back on Islamic radicalism and was focused on peacefully...
  • Central African Republic civilian leaders threaten to boycott peace talks

    BANGUI/PARIS (Reuters) - Key political and religious groups in strifetorn Central African Republic on Friday threatened to boycott peace talks in the neighboring Republic of Congo, saying their county's future should be resolved at home. French...
  • Ukraine rebel commander says will not pull out of Donetsk

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - An enigmatic Russian leading separatist rebels in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk made a rare appearance in public on Thursday to say he would not abandon the city though he defended his decision to pull out of the...