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  • Half-mumbled prayers and friction at Jerusalem's holiest site

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli and Palestinian police kept a tight watch over the al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday amid high tension between Muslims and Jewish visitors to the holy site and calls from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to defend it by...
  • Kurds say U.S.-led airstrikes halting Islamic State advance on Kobani

    Kurds say U.S.-led airstrikes halting Islamic State advance on Kobani
    Each day, Mohammed Jemmo ventures to a barren, wind-swept hilltop overlooking his embattled hometown, where two of his sons and a daughter are fighting with the Kurdish militia resisting an offensive by Islamist extremists. "I thought that if they...
  • Germany blames pro-Russian rebels for MH17 passenger plane crash: Spiegel

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency has concluded that pro-Russian rebels are to blame for the downing of Malaysia Airline MH17 in Ukraine in July, Der Spiegel weekly reported on Sunday, the first European agency to say so. The...
  • Shelling in east Ukraine's Donetsk kills four civilians

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Four civilians were killed and nine wounded by shrapnel during fighting on Saturday and Sunday in eastern Ukraine's separatist stronghold city of Donetsk, local officials said. Pro-Russian rebels and government forces have...
  • Report: Germany blames pro-Russian rebels for MH17 crash

    Report: Germany blames pro-Russian rebels for MH17 crash
    Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency has concluded that pro-Russian rebels are to blame for the downing of Malaysia Airline MH17 in Ukraine in July, Der Spiegel weekly reported Sunday, the first European agency to say so. The crash over pro-Russian...
  • Nigerians doubtful of girls' release after Boko Haram 'truce' breached

    Nigerians doubtful of girls' release after Boko Haram 'truce' breached
    A wave of violence hours after Nigeria's government announced a truce with Boko Haram raised doubt on Sunday about whether more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militants will really be released, deflating the new hopes of their parents....
  • Ukraine's 'pitchfork' populist could be wild card in new line-up

    Ukraine's 'pitchfork' populist could be wild card in new line-up
    KIEV (Reuters) - He's not averse to taking a dizzying punch to the head if he can score a point. Rights groups accuse him of using armed squads to abduct suspected separatists. His party's program, somewhat improbably, calls for nuclear rearmament of...
  • Taiwan's Kinmen island seeks to cash in on its past

    Taiwan's Kinmen island seeks to cash in on its past
    Yang Yuan-tan dangled a fishing rod off the end of a narrow concrete pier that was once on the front lines of China's efforts to take Taiwan. The Chinese shoreline, just a mile away, is visible on a clear day from this spot on tiny Kinmen island's...
  • Roadside bomb kills six soldiers in Egypt's Sinai

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Six Egyptian soldiers were killed by a remotely-detonated roadside bomb in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, the army said in a statement. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which also wounded five soldiers. The bomb...
  • Fiercest fighting in days hits Syrian border town

    URFA Turkey (Reuters) - The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as Islamic State fighters attacked Kurdish defenders with mortars and car bombs, sources in the town and a monitoring group said on Sunday. Islamic...
  • Teach math like the military does

    Teach math like the military does
    Three cheers for teacher Michael Hensley for trumpeting a serious educational problem and suggesting a solution ("Howard County's math failure," Oct. 13). Many children are "falling between the cracks" regarding math achievement. Mr. Hensley's solution:...